Highlights of Myanmar

Myanmar
9 Days

From £ 1,579

Duration
10 Days
Departure Day
Monday
Group Size
16 (maximum)
Tour Type
Group Journey
Trip Grading
Easy
Meals
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals as indicated
Hotel Category
3 - 4 Star Hotels
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Our Insider Experience

  • Explore the bustling streets and markets of Bagan whilst sampling delicious snacks along the way.
  • Glide on a canoe down the narrow channels to Kaylar Village which is famous for its floating gardens.
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda, encrusted with diamonds and enshrines relics of four Buddhas.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Welcome to Yangon

Welcome to Myanmar! Arrive at Yangon International Airport where your private vehicle will transport you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 2

Yangon – Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay

Start early with a morning flight to Mandalay. Boat down the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun and visit Settawya Pagoda, built in 1811. Explore the Flower Market and buy some flowers to donate in a flower offering ritual. Visit Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume Pagoda, and Shwenandaw Monastery, once the home of King Mindon. Continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the ‘world’s largest book’. Watch the sun set from the top of Mandalay Hill with sweeping views of Mandalay.

DAY 3

Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay

Observe bronze casting workshops at Tampa Waddy between Mandalay and the ancient capital Amarapura. Buddha images, bells, gongs, tri gongs, and other figures such as nats (spirits) and famous persons are cast here. Visit iconic U-Bein bridge spanning the Taungthaman Lake, and Magandayon monastery, home to 1,000 monks. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy river and take a local ferry to visit Innwa (Ava) by horse-cart ride. You will visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan Kyaung, Bagaya Kyaung and Bagaya monastery. Cross Sagaing bridge to Sagaing Hill and continue to Soon U Ponya Shin Paya and U Min Thounzeh Pagoda. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset at Sagaing Hill.

DAY 4

Mandalay – Bagan

Before we leave Mandalay, enjoy a walking tour to Thu Ye Zay, a colourful one-of-a-kind local produce market located on the train tracks. Leave Mandalay behind to reach the terrace of Popa Mountain Resort, a perfect vantage point to enjoy views of Mt. Popa, and of Taungkalat itself. In the afternoon, drive to Bagan, visiting villages along the way. En route, shortly after passing Nyaung-U, stop for an interesting visit at “Paing” roadside shop. Enjoy a free evening in Bagan.

DAY 5

Bagan

Today’s walking tour starts with a visit to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan. Stop at a popular lacquerware workshop producing this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. In the late afternoon, enjoy a tuk tuk ride to a place where you can enjoy magnificent views over Bagan’s vast temple area around sunset time.

DAY 6

Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Heho, and then to your hotel for check-in. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. In the afternoon, stop at several workshops on and around the lake such as a cheroot (Burmese cigar)-making workshop and a boatbuilding workshop. Finally, stop at Inn Paw Khon village and visit one of the many silk & lotus weaving workshops.

DAY 7

Inle Lake – Hidden Indein

Glide through narrow channels in a canoe and tour Kaylar village in the middle part of Inle Lake, famous for its floating gardens where villagers mainly live on fishing and farming. Ride the long tail boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung, a monastery famous for its extensive collection of Buddha images made of different materials, and in various styles and sizes. In the afternoon, travel by long-tail boat to the western shore of the lake to Indein jetty and visit the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area (Indein Temple Complex). Take time to explore the stupa complex itself and take some exquisite photos of this unusual place.

DAY 8

Heho - Yangon

After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport for your flight back to Yangon and then to your hotel for check-in. Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market. Visit the heart of downtown and enjoy a leisurely walk through the best of colonial Yangon. End up at bustling Chinatown with its many shops and stalls offering every commodity one can imagine. Visit the iconic, unforgettable Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden stupas, monks, and local worshipers. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy a farewell dinner.

DAY 9

Depart Yangon

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

Hotel Description

Day 1 and 8
Day 2 and 3

Yangon

Mandalay

Jasmine Palace Hotel

Ritz Grand Hotel

4/5
4/5
Day 4 and 5
Day 6 and 7

Bagan

Inle Lake

Royal Palace Hotel

Nyaung Shwe City Hotel

4/5
3/5

What´s included

Excluded

Departure Dates and Rates

MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
April2012711545
May412451483
1812451483
June112451483
1512451483
2912451483
July1312451483
2712451483
August1012451483
2412451483
September712451483
2112451483
October512451483
1912451483
November913221598
2313221598
December713221598
2113221598

MONTHSTART DAYPRICE TWIN ROOMPRICE SINGLE ROOMPROMO
January413221598
1813221598
February113221598
1513221598
March113221598
1513221598
2913221598

Additional Information

Specification: Highlights of Myanmar

Duration

10 Days

Group Size

16 (Maximum)

Tour Type

Small Group

Trip Grading

Easy

Highlights of Myanmar
Highlights of Myanmar

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