Witness the glorious mix of Burmese and British colonial architecture, ride a horse carriage through snaking roads, join in exciting biking trip around Mandalay. This 9-day Myanmar tour allows you to linger in front of colorful vendors in local markets to chat with the friendly Burmese people. Even more, let your heart intrigued by a challenging hiking trip to the Mt Popa…
 

Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mt Popa – Mandalay – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Date: Not fixed. Up to your schedule
Tour Customizable: Obviously! (Tell us your specific requirement in the inquiry form)
Tour Type: Cycling,  Adventure & Discovery, Nature, Landscape, In-depth Cultural
Tour Category:  Myanmar  Adventure Tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Admire the giant 66 meters long reclining Buddha Image in Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
  • Soak into the lively atmosphere of local markets
  • Interesting chat with the Burmese people in each destination you visit
  • Take a dramatic temple tour in Bagan and learn about the history, art, and architecture of the region
  • Hike up to the Mt Popa and marvel at the incredible panoramic view to the region

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing around Yangon
Day 2: Yangon-Bagan (not included early check in at Bagan Hotel)
Day 3: Bagan (B)
Day 4: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan (B)
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay (Alliance Myanmar Cruise)
Day 6: Mandalay bike tour (B)
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
Day 8: Inle Lake & Indein-Yangon (B)
Day 9: Departure (B)

 
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Day 1: Arrival & Sightseeing around Yangon

Mingalaba! Welcome to Myanmar! Our passion and professional tour guide will meet you at the airport then quickly transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Afterward, ready for a memorable city tour around Yangon with the first stop at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to gaze out at the giant 66 meters long reclining Buddha image. Next, follow our agenda to Karaweik Hall – a golden barge with impressive design floating over the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake. In the late afternoon, head to the dramatic Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the legend construction built with 16 tons of pure gold. Enjoy the sunset view from the pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.

the-66-meters-long-reclining-Buddha-image-in-Chauk-Htat-Gyi-Pagoda

 

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (not including early check-in at Bagan Hotel)

Get up early this morning to hit the local Bogyoke Aungsan Market to get a glimpse at the daily trading of the people and a variety of interesting Myanmar souvenirs such as gems, foods, clothes… Next, drive to St Mary’s Cathedral – a lovely religious construction. From there proceed to the 100-year-old Sule Pagoda. Indulge in the lively atmosphere as you visit Little India and Chinatown where you will have interesting chat with the people selling exotic wares. Later, transfer to the station for a night bus to Bagan.

the impressive Sule Pagoda in Yangon

Day 3: Bagan Excursion (B)

Power up your amazing day 3 with a visit to the Nyaung U Market for a quick look at the daily life of the local people. Next, join in a temple tour to capture the fascination of the most outstanding pagodas among over 2000 heritage sites in the region. First, stop at Shwezigon Pagoda where is said to ensure Buddha’s hair and tooth. From here proceed to Ananda, Htilominlo, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayan Gyi, and Sulamuni Pagoda to fulfill the art and architecture of Bagan. Gain a spectacular sunset moment in the highest temple in the region before transferring for a visit to the traditional lacquerware workshop to witness Myanmar traditional souvenir. Overnight in Bagan.

Sulamani Temple in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan (B)

Highlight the 4th day with an amazing trip to the Mt Popa – an impressive extinct volcano where is said to be the birthplace of Myanmar Nats (Spirits). Hike up to 777 steps to reach the pagoda on the top and gain a panoramic view of the area. Afterward, return to Bagan and stop for a short visit to the palm tree plantation and a local tranquil village to learn more about Myanmar culture. In the late afternoon, transfer to the Irrawaddy River where you will take a breathtaking boat trip to behold the scenic landscape along the riverside and wait for the stunning sunset moment – what is considered the most attractive moment in Bagan.
There is a great option for you this day: experience a wonderful hot air balloon ride to float over thousands of temples in Bagan.

Myanmar adventure tour with a sunset boat trip along Irrawaddy River

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay (Alliance Myanmar Cruise)

Transfer to Alliance Myanmar Cruise this morning to reach Mandalay. Upon arrival, meet your tour guide at the jetty and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Day 6: Mandalay bike tour (B)

An exciting day as you get on the bike and discover the charm of Mandalay. Cycle to Amarapura – the city of Immortal this morning where you will visit Mahagandayone Monastery to learn more about the daily life of monks and U Bein Bridge – the longest teak bridge in the world for beautiful photos. Later, head to Sagaing – the religious area in southeast Mandalay and marvel at 600 Buddhist monasteries as well as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thon Sae Pagodas. Along with your biking route, stop to visit at the local market, Silverware Cottage Industry, and Clay pot making. Enter Nunnery to explore the life of Buddhist nuns before completing your 6th day in the impressive Mahamuni Pagoda where is famous for Buddha images.

Myanmar adventure tour with a biking trip in Mandalay

Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)

This morning says goodbye to Mandalay to board a flight to Heho Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to Pindaya, the beautiful town where you will capture the attractive limestone caves, picturesque lakes, fields, and plantations. Head to Pindaya cave to marvel at 9000 Buddha images inside the cave. Next gaze out at 250-year-old Bayan tree before transferring to Nyaung Shwe for an overnight.

Day 8: Inle Lake & Indein – Yangon (B)

The morning of day 8 begins with a breathtaking boat trip to discover the life above the water. Passing through the iconic floating gardens, stilt houses, and monasteries, you will be captivated by the simple beauty as well as the local life of the inhabitants is working on their gardens and the leg-rowing fishermen are rowing by his one leg. A wonderful boat trip also transfers you to the silversmiths and cigar factory for a quick look at the production. After that, proceed to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery to marvel at the main attractions of Inle Lake region. Next, enjoy your lunch and continue your boat trip to reach Indein and Pa-Oh village where you will witness a fabulous complex of stupas. Spend time to stroll around the nearby local school to see how it operate or if you wish, a hike to the top of the hill to gain the fresh atmosphere is always available. Later, transfer to the hotel and check-out, our driver will come to pick you up to transfer to the airport for a flight to Yangon.

Complex stupas in Indein Village

Day 9: Departure (B)

This morning is free to let you enjoy the charm of Yangon city before the driver transfers you to the airport to take a flight to your departure. Trip ends.

What’s Included?

  • 7-Night accommodation with breakfast
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • 2 Domestic air tickets (Mandalay – Inle Lake – Yangon)
  • 1 VIP night bus Yangon – Bagan
  • 1 Cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake & Mingun
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Government tax & Service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • 10 US$ for international airport tax
  • Visa arrangement and services
  • Other personal expenses.

Notes:

Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Go Myanmar Tour will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Go Myanmar Tours.