Discover the magic of Myanmar in this 8-day itinerary that covers two charming cities: Mandalay & Bagan along the legend Irrawaddy River. Start in Mandalay – the city of cultural heritage, our Myanmar tour package is expected to bring you on a cruise ship to emerging tourist attractions in Burma including Yandaboo, Salay, Pakokku etc. together with sightseeing, you will have a chance to engage with the locals and learn more about their authentic daily life.

Start/End: Mandalay/Mandalay
Tour Route: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – Yandabo – Pakokku – Ayardaw – Tant-Chi-Taung – Salay – Bagan – Mandalay
Tour Date: Not fixed, up to your schedule
Tour Type: River Cruise, In depth-culture & history, Nature & Landscape Discovery, Sightseeing & Experience
Tour Category: Myanmar classic tours, Bagan tours, Mandalay tours
Tour Guide: English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
Transportation: Cruise Ship
Tour Highlights:

  • Learn how to make traditional pottery from the locals in Yandaboo village
  • Unlock the hidden beauty of Bagan within a full day Bagan temple tour
  • Enjoy stunning scenery of Burma from the Irrawaddy River Cruise
  • Experience authentic Burmese life and trading at the local market
  • Taking photos at the world’s longest teak bridge: U Bein Bridge

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Mandalay Arrival (L)
Day 2: Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura (B)
Day 3: Yandabo Sightseeing (B)
Day 4: Pakokku – Ayardaw (B)
Day 5: Tant-Chi-Taung – Salay (B)
Day 6: Salay – Bagan (B)
Day 7: Bagan (B)
Day 8: Bagan – Departure (B)

Please note that you can always change the itinerary by clicking the button “tailor-made tour” below and then tell us your specific interest. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!

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Day 1: Mandalay Arrival (L)

Mingalaba! Welcome to Myanmar! Your 8-day tour starts in Mandalay – the second largest city of Myanmar and the religious center of Burmese culture. Today, meet and greeted by our tour guide at Mandalay Airport, then the driver will transfer you to the ship for lunch. After that, check-in at the hotel and enjoy your own free time in the rest of the day.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura (B)

Wake up in the sound of light swaying wind this morning and ready for a boat trip down the Irrawaddy River to Mingun, the sleeping town where will enchant you with numerous interesting destinations. Along your way, our local guide will be pleased to introduce you about the daily life of Burmese people along the Irrawaddy River.
Upon arrival at Mingun, we will start our first visit to Mingun Bell, the second largest ringing bell in the world which plays a significant role in religious affairs. From here, proceed to the unfinished Mingun Paya, a magnificent ruin built by King Bodawpaya of Amarapura in 1970 intended to be the largest religious pagoda in the world. Then we also make a visit to the Hsinbyume Temple to admire a white-washed temple built in the shape of the Mt Meru.

Hsinbyume Pagoda is a one of the torist attractions to visit in MingunIn the afternoon, we proceed to Sagaing – a beautiful religious center of Myanmar where is far-famed for a great number of monasteries and stupas. A highlight of the visit to Sagaing today is climbing up to the top of the hill to Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, one of the oldest and reachest pagodas in Sagaing region. Before sunset, manage to go to Amarapura, one of the former capital of Burma to visit the longest teak bridge in the world – U Bein Bridge.
Overnight in Sagaing.

sunset on Irrawaddy river on the way back from Mingun

Day 3: Yandabo Sightseeing (B)

Today is a full day sightseeing in Yandabo, a tranquil village lies on the bank of Irrawaddy River. After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to the village where is well-known for traditional pottery making. There are thirty in 400 households in the village making pottery. Once visiting a local pottery workshop, you will be astonished by the way woman create a perfect pot by hand completely. Spending time to chat with the local villagers about their traditional way of making a pot try your hand on making one on your own!
Overnight in Mandalay.

women caring pottery on the head in Yandabo village

Day 4: Pakokku – Ayardaw (B)

Today will be a long day of driving to Pakokku, a peaceful town where is famous for tobacco trading. Here you can get on a tuk-tuk (a three-wheel motorcycle) to reach the local market for a first glimpse at the life of Burmese people in the region. Step aside from the tobacco trading, Pakokku also produces many items such as cotton, peanuts, especially tanakha make-up powder (a traditional cosmetic of Burmese).

the locals people selling their product in Pakokku Market

Day 5: Tant-Chi-Taung – Salay (B)

This morning take a scenic drive to Tant Chi Taung Mountain where you will gain a panoramic view over Bagan and visit the hilltop stupa. Afterward, enjoy an exhilarating elephant dance performance by the villagers before sailing to Salay. If you have ever wonder about the change of time, Salay is the one that gives you the most vivid picture. Upon arrival at Salay, join in a walking tour to Yoke Sone Kyaung to admire one of the most intricated teak carved monasteries in Myanmar.

Yoke sone Kyaung monastery

Day 6: Salay – Bagan (B)

This morning, say goodbye to Salay to board a cruise ship upstream to reach Bagan, our next highlights in this 8-day tour. Upon arrival, head to Ananda Temple for a first glimpse at one of the most impressive and finest temples in Bagan built by the third King of Bagan dynasty in the 12th century. Afterward, transfer to the hotel and enjoy your own time in the rest of the day
Overnight in Bagan.

The statues inside Ananda Phaya

Day 7: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

Today is a fantastic day to unlock the hidden charm of Bagan. This early morning, make your first visit to the local Nyaung U Market to gaze out at the daily trading of Burmese people. Then get the first-hand experience in a local lacquerware workshop where people create many beautiful items every day. Take this opportunity to interact with the local artisans before continuing your visit to the Shwe San Daw Pagoda, the first monument in Bagan featuring the architecture of stairways.

A Burmese woman selling her product in the local Nyaung U Market in Bagan

We then head to the Shwezigon Pagoda to visit the most impressive gold plated pagoda in Bagan that experienced a long historical journey. Continue your sightseeing in Bagan as you take a visit to That Byin Nyu, Dhammayan Gyi, Gubyauk Gyi Pagoda. There, listen to your guide about its distinctive architecture as well as the history of the construction to gain a deep understanding of Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda is one of the most beautiful Pagodas in Bgan

Day 8: Departure (B)

Enjoy your last day in Bagan until the driver comes to pick you up to the airport for a flight to your departure. Trip ends. We hope you will love the itinerary well offer. Thank you for traveling with us! Meet you in Myanmar!

Price: Please contact us for the detailed price.

What’s included?

  • 7-night accommodation with breakfast
  • 1 lunch of the first day
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • all entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Government tax & Service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks (Lunch & Dinner)
  • 10 US$ for international airport tax
  • Visa arrangement and services
  • Other personal expenses

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.

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