Let’s explore the magnificent culture and beautiful natural heritages of Myanmar with Highlights of Myanmar. This wonderful trip providesyou a journey through the spectacular landmarks of Myanmar from the charming and old colonial former capital of Yangon. You are taken to the Golden Rock, a venerated Buddhist pilgrimage site. After that, you fly to Bagan, the most stunning archeological site of thousands of pagodas. Continuously visit Mandalay with its ancient capital before traveling to the Inle Lake for its unique one-leg boating rowers and typical floating gardens...
 

Tour Code: GMT11Landscape of Myanmar – 11 Days map
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Kyaikhityo– Bagan – Mandalay – 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 – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B)
Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon (B)
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Day 6: Bagan Full Day Visit (B)
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing–Amarapura (B)
Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill (B)
Day 9: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake Discovery (B)
Day 10: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake – Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 11: Yangon Half Day City Tour – Departure

 
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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 Garden, Yangon, Myanmar.

Mahabandoola Garden, Yangon, Myanmar.

Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B)
The Golden Rock at Mt. Kyaikhtiyo is a great pilgrimage site in Myanmar. It is a hug boulder covered by gold leaf and resting on the edge of a cliff. There is a small stupa is perched atop of the boulder and it’s said that the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda contains one of the Buddha’s hairs….
We start our day out today earlier than usual and drive to Kyaikthiyo where we take the open truck to the Golden Rock at the base camp of Kinpun. Then take a light trekking on the summit through bamboo forest. It’s tough to get there but well worth effort. Besides the rock, we may see thousands of pilgrims, hundreds of candles being lit up and a breath-taking view at sunset & overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.

Golden Rock

Golden Rock at Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, Myanmar

Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon (B)
Bago, formerly known as Pegu, is 80 km to the northwest of Yagon, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom of Lower Myanmar in the 15th century and is a rice bowl of Myanmar nowadays.
After breakfast, we have a short walk to a small cave and stop at some roadside shops for rare products of jungle. Then we drive down to the base camp to take our vehicle back to Yangon. On the way back, we stop at Bago town, local market, KanbawzaThardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung, KalayaniSima (Ordination Hall). Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the world’s most beautiful reclining Buddha and Wood Carving Industry.Overnight in Yangon.

Throne at Kanbawzathadi Royal Palace, Bago, Myanmar.

Throne at Kanbawzathadi Royal Palace, Bago, Myanmar.

Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Bagan is a city where visitors can visit all year around. With more than 2,000 Pagodas & Temples dating back more than 1500 years of history, Bagan is one of the most fascinating places for visitors when travelling this country. This is also an ideal place for beautiful local Art, such as Lacquer ware, bamboo works & wonderful local made cloth.
Today we take early scheduled flights to Bagan where a local tour guide waiting and welcome at the airport. Taking a fresh air and meeting new friendly local people at the colorful NyaungOo market, then we visit the Golden Stupa at Shwezigon Pagoda where we will know more about Bagan’s rich history. Later afternoon, we continue visit the Ananda Temple, one of the Bagan’s most beautiful temples with its architectural masterpiece. From here, we enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples. Overnight in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda - One of the most revered pagoda in Bagan

Shwezigon Pagoda – One of the most revered pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar.

Day 6: Bagan Full Day Visit (B)
More relaxing day when we visit with Myinkaba village, short walking tour to the temples of Manuha& Nan Paya as well as the famous Dhammayangyi Temple & Sula Mani Temples. Overnight in Bagan.

Dhammayangyi Temple in morning fog.

Dhammayangyi Temple in morning fog.

Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing–Amarapura (B)
Taking a short domestic flight to Mandalay, we then leave for Sagaing Hill to lean about a monk’s schooling, visit Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Furthermore, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Mandalay. Later, we continue our journey to Amarapura where is famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery. From here, we understand more about the daily life of monks living in Mandalay. Keep on walking over the Ubein Wooden Bridge , the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.

Statues of Buddha in Uminthonze Pagoda

Statues of Buddha in Uminthonze Pagoda

Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill (B)
Today we embark our private upstream to visit Mingun village where is famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda withMingun Bell, the 90 tons ringing bell. In the afternoon, we visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery noted for its exquisite wood carvings and gold leaf beating workshop;Kuthodaw Pagoda, whichis holding the world largest book. End of the day, we explore Mandalay Hill and enjoy the Burmese sunset and the panoramic view of the city.

Starway up the hill in the south of Mandalay Hill

Starway up the hill in the south of Mandalay Hill.

Day 9: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake Discovery (B)
Taking morning flight to Heho, we then discover Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar.
The Inlelake is located 900 meters above the sea level and home of very famous Intha people (unique one leg rowing technique). The motorboat takes us to Phaungdawoo Pagoda then Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “Jumping Cat Pagoda”. Later today, we stop at Nam Pan village to see the cotton and lotus weaving factories as well as cigar producing places. This area give us the truly sense of traditional Intha life. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Fishermen in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Fishermen in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Day 10: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake – Fly to Yangon (B)
This morning, we have opportunity to join the “5 Day Market” and enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere. After that, we explore the beautiful temple of Indein, which is located on the hill overlooking the lake. It is relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries.
Then we take an evening flight back to Yangon. Greetings and transferring to hotel in Yanong.Overnight in Yangon.

Stupas in Temple of Indein, Myanmar.

Stupas in Temple of Indein, Myanmar.

Day 11: Yangon Half Day City Tour – Departure
We spend our last minutes shopping at Treasure, Germs and Handicraft shops or at the BogyokAung San (Scott) market before transferring back to hotel for our departure flight. Trip ends.

Handicraft shops in Scott Market, Yangon, Myanmar.

Handicraft shops in Scott Market, Yangon, Myanmar.

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)
  • Domestic flight tickets (Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho; Heho – Yangon)
  • Boat excursion
  • 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:

Location

Hotels & Ratings

Yangon Green Hill Hotel
Kyaikhtiyo Mountain Top Hotel
Bagan Thande  Bagan Hotel
Mandalay Hotel Yadanapon
Inle Lake Hupin Hotel