This 12-day fabulous tour in Myanmar will lead you to build unique feelings, make satisfied your eyes with the magnificent pagoda architecture, unspeakable beauty as well as a mesmerizing appeal.
 

Tour Code: GMT10Fabulous Holiday in Myanmar – 12 Days map
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival Yangon (D)
Day 2: Yangon City tour (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Day 4: Bagan – Local Village – Bagan (B)
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay (B)
Day 6: Mandaly – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing (B, L)
Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun (B)
Day 8: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Pindaya (B)
Day 9: Inle Lake (B)
Day 10: Indein (B)
Day 11: Indein – Yangon (B)
Day 12: Yangon – Depart (B)

 
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Day 1: Arrival Yangon (D)
Up on arrival Yangon International airport, we are greeted by local tour guide and driver then transfer to hotel and enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon City tour (B)
Yangon city is a must-see city for tourists who want to see a different Asia. It’s a largest city in Myanmar with the combination between nature and cultures and communities. This city was found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya and Yangon means “End of Strife”.
Taking a close look at the local life of this historical city today by vehicle and partly on foot, we visit the Sule pagoda in the centre of the city. Walk around the Mahabandoola Park to see the colonial courthouse and the city hall. Then visit BogyokeAung San Market (former Scott’s Market), where shopper’s favorite place. Later today, we visit the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda, a breathtaking and colorful sight visited by Buddhists from all over Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.

Mahabandoola Park, Yangon.

Mahabandoola Park, Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)

Check – out hotel and transfer to the airport. Depart for Bagan by a domestic flight (schedules flight) (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung – U Airport, first visit to Nyaung-Oo morning Market to see people ways of life. The day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine. Continue visit Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals. Visit to Thatbinnyu Temple know as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144. Continue visit to the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. Afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts , a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue Damayangyi Temple (the massive temple in Bagan). Experience by local Horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan.

Damayangyi Temple

Damayangyi Temple, Bagan

Day 04: Bagan – Local Village – Bagan (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leisure at the hotel before your sightseeing time. And your Guide will pick up to visit Payarthonezu Temple Complex, After sightseeing drive back to Hotel. On the way back to Hotel – to sightseeing Min Nan Thu Village ( hand weaving and Cheroot ) at Local Houses. Visit to Apyeyandanar Temple. Evening visit to Lawkannandar and sunset at Temple.
Overnight in Bagan.

Min Nan Thu Village, Myanmar

Min Nan Thu Village, Myanmar

Day 5: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay (B)
Mandalay is the richest historical landmark and only is 30 minute flight from Bagan. This is the historical old capital of all Myanmar culture, Buddhist Sasana, traditional arts and crafts…
After breakfast at hotel, we take our morning flight to Mandalay where we spend full day sightseeing with Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (a large Buddha image carved out of single block of marble), ShwenandawMonsastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving, Sulamani Pagoda, Mandalay Palace. End of the day, we enjoy sunset on Mandalay Hill and relax.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda.

Day 6: Mandaly – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing (B, L)
After breakfast, we take our tour of the Irrawaddy River in Mingun (about an hour the way), known 90-tonne bell – the largest existing bell in the world. Mingun is a place where is also an unfinished Mingun-pagoda, which began to build the King Bodopayya in 1790, but never finished, only took thirty years for the construction of the base. Descendants continued construction, and an earthquake destroyed several of her, but still Mingun Pagoda, startling in its scope, even in an unfinished form! In the vicinity we can see other ancient pagodas, as well as local villages.
Then we follow in Ava – one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar, located 30 minute driving from Mandalay. The main attraction is a fine example of ancient temple architecture ChumbucketChaung, a wooden monastery Budge (Bargayar Monastery) with 267 teak pillars and magnificent carved reliefs and ornaments. With the observation tower we can admire the stunning views of the Irrawaddy and Sagain. Visit Sagain hill, covered with 600 white pagodas and monasteries. This hill is widely known as the religious center of Myanmar, which is home to 3000 monks, and on which there are 100 meditation centers and other pagodas and temples.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Bargayar Monastery

Bargayar Monastery.

Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun (B)
After breakfast, we take private boat along the Ayeyarawaddy River to Mingun village on the west bank where we visit the Settawya Pagoda, MingunPahtotawgyi ,the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell &Yatheintan Pagoda. Continue our visit at the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda whose distinctive style is meant to resemble the mythical Mount Meru. Then, see the Mingun Bell which weighs 90 tons and is considered the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell.
In the afternoon back to Mandalay and free at leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.

White Hsinbyume Pagoda.

White Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Day 8: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Pindaya (B)
Today we take a morning flight to Heho then we continue by car and enjoy a scenic drive to Pinaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. We then, visit Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues; local handicraft workshops producing Shan Paper made from mulberry bark as well as traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country.
Overnight in Pindaya.

Pindaya’s limestone cave.

Pindaya’s limestone cave.

Day 9: Inle Lake (B)
Whether traveling Myanmar, tourists never skip the opportunity to admire the beauty and captivating of the Inle Lake – one of the most famous scenic lakes in Myanmar. Inle Lake has ever been selected as one of the five new destinations that tourists should not miss in Asia by the prestigious magazine of Condé Nast Traveler World.
After breakfast, we travel 2,5 hour driving to NyaungShwe where we observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. After that, we visit Nga HpeChaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Overnight on Inle Lake.

PhaungDawOo Pagoda in Inle Lake.

PhaungDawOo Pagoda festival in Inle Lake.

Day 10: Indein (B)
Visiting Indein village should be a must while traveling Inle Lake. This is a small village and located on the Inle Lake’s western bank. The ruin pagodas which hide in the bushes will give us back to 12th – 13th centuries, very quiet and mesmerized. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvelous Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the PhoundDawOo pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. Boating along the lake, we also see the both side paddy fields with farmers ploughing and harrowing by water buffalos or the buffalos enjoying themselves in the creeks at the relax time. Indein water is not only useful for irrigation, but also for bathing and washing clothes. It is compulsory to see Novice Monk, buffalo boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek.
Today we take a boat trip on Inle Lake by boat to visit Indein, ancient pagoda, Shan Cheroot making. Overnight in Inle Lake.

A woman makes a cheroot, the traditional Burmese cigar, in a

A woman makes a cheroot in Inle Lake, Shan State.

Day 11: Indein – Yangon (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Leisure time until transfer to airport to catch the flight for Yangon.
Arrive in Yangon, the driver will pick & transfer you to hotel. Free & easy today. You should spend our last minutes shopping at Treasure, Germs and Handicraft shops or at the BogyokAung San (Scott) market.
Overnight in Yangon.

BogyokAung San (Scott) market in Yangon.

BogyokAung San (Scott) market in Yangon.

Day 12: Yangon – Depart (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Leisure time until transfer to airport to catch the flight for next destination. Ending the services.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

INCLUSIONS
What’s Included:

  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Flight tickets: Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho – Yangon
  • Boat excursions
  • Water during the trip

What’s excluded:

  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense (phone call, laundry, beverages)

Recommended Hotel List:

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Hotels & Ratings

Yangon Green Hill Hotel
Bagan Thazin Garden Hotel
Mandalay ShwePyiThar Hotel
Inle Lake Paradise NS Hotel