Let Myanmar bewitch you with the fabulous mix of ancient temples and pagodas, breathtaking scenery, floating gardens, and impressive wooden monasteries. From the vibrant Yangon city, we take you to a mythical landscape of Bagan to unlock the hidden treasure packed among over 2000 pagodas. In Mandalay, expect to be mesmerized by setting foot on the sleeping town where you will marvel at the world's largest Buddhist book. Regardless of the scenery as well as the people, Myanmar will excite, intrigue, and blow you heard away.
 

Duration: 8 Days
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Mandalay – Sagaing – Heho – Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Tour Guide: English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
Tour Category: Myanmar Classic Tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the symbolic Shwedagon Pagoda, a fantastic glittering Buddhist temple in Yangon
  • Explore the ruin of the world’s largest Buddhist temple: Mingun Paya
  • Enjoy a luxury cruise ship along the legend Irrawaddy River and behold the majestic sunset
  • Indulge in the tranquility of Inle Lake, meet the friendly and hospitable Intha people and learn more about their daily life
  • Visit the local’s factory and traditional handicraft to get an insight into the production of Burmese people
  • Marvel at some of the most famous temples in Bagan including Shwezigon, Dhammayan Gyi, Ananda, Htilomino pagoda etc

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Day 3: Bagan & Villages
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura
Day 5: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Sagaing
Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 7: Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon
Day 8: Yangon – Departure

 
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 Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Mingalabar! Welcome to Yangon. Today, our tour guide will welcome you at the airport. We understand there will be a little tired after the flight and thus the driver will quickly transfer you to the airport for check-in.
In the afternoon, we will make the only visit of the day at Bogyoke Market, the largest bazaar in Yangon where you will have a first glimpse at the daily trading of the city-dwellers.
Overnight in Yangon.

Bogyoke Aung San Market- Myanmar tour 8 days

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

Leave Yangon early this morning to take a flight to Bagan. upon arrival, our guide will lead you to Nyaung U Market, the most lively market in Bagan to gaze out at the life of the local people. After that, you will spend the rest of the day to explore the man-made masterpiece of Bagan packed among over 2000 old temples. Your sightseeing may include Ananda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved pagoda, Dhammayan Gyi the largest temple in Bagan, Htilomino a charming red brick temple, Thatbynyu the tallest temple in Bagan, Sulamani the temple with many frescos on the interior and more. In the late afternoon, make your way to the most popular place to watch the sunset: Shwesandaw pagoda. Take your time to sit back on the top to enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.

Dhamayan Gyi is the largest temple in Bagan

Day 3: Bagan & Villages

Today is an amazing day for you to gain an insight into the local life in the serene villages of Bagan. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up to a village where you can have an interesting meet with the local people. Next, highlight your sightseeing of the day as you get on a horse carriage to slowly pass through the snaking and dusty roads to enter the destinations that cannot be accessed by car.
In the late afternoon, transfer to the jetty where you will embark on a cruise ship down the Irrawaddy River to see the idyllic beauty of the river in sunset time and gaze out at the daily life of the people along the riverside.
Overnight in Bagan.

Gain an insight into the local life of Burmese people in Minanthu Village-Bagan

Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura

Say goodbye to Bagan this morning to board a domestic flight to Mandalay, the cultural center of Myanmar. Upon arrival, head to the Mahamuni Pagoda, the second most sacred pagoda next to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon where enshrining the great Buddha images. Nothing better than visit a local workshop of gold leaf, woodcarving, and marble carving. After that, make your next visit to the Golden Palace Monastery to admire the intricated architecture that featured on the Buddha images, walls, and the roof. Continue your sightseeing at Kuthodaw pagoda where you will have a chance to witness the largest Buddhist book in the world carved on 729 marble slabs. Finally, fulfill your exciting day at U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world to save your best photos.

U Bein Bridge-the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world

Day 5: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Sagaing

Following your breakfast by a scenic boat trip up the Irrawaddy river to reach Mingun, the sleeping town where you will spend the time to admire the second largest intact bronze bell in the world and listen to the story of the construction of the massive unfinished Mingun Paya. After that, head toward the south to reach Ava, the ancient capital of Burma. Crossing through the Ava Bridge, you will reach the magnificent Sagaing Hill from there you can marvel at the panoramic view to the beautiful river and the surrounding town. A visit to the silverware cottage industry and clay pot making then will introduce you to the traditional handicrafts of the rural dwellers. Before spending the time to watch the sunset at Sagaing Hill, make your visit to a local Nunery to learn about their daily life.

the panoramic view from Sagaing Hill

Day 6: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

Rise early this morning to take a flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Our driver will wait to transfer you to a boat trip to transfer to the hotel for check-in. After a short break, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, an important religious site in Shan State. Enjoy your stunning boat trip and pass through the endless floating gardens, houses, and wooden monasteries built on stilts. Our guide will lead you to the local handicraft, silk weaving, wooden handlooms, and traditional blacksmith to gaze out at the production of the region. From there, head to Nampan village to visit a local cheroot factory where Burmese cigars and canoe are made.

Silk weaving workshop in Inle Lake

Day 7: Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon

Power up your wonderful morning with a visit to the local market to soak up the early vibrant atmosphere of the hill tribes wearing colorful outfits selling their local products. From here get on a boat trip and row through the narrow canal to the ancient village of Indein where is famous for thousands of shrines and old stupas dating back to the 8th century. Enjoy your views around the site and spend your time to walk through the colonnade where you will capture various Burmese souvenirs. After finishing your exploration in the temple, walk toward the village of Pa-Oh people where you will meet the special long neck women live mainly by weaving and making handicraft. Spend your time to chat and learn about the story behind the big rings around their neck before returning to Inle Lake. Along the way back, you will capture the most expected image for visitors traveling to Inle: the local Intha fishermen who have been famous for their fishing method using one leg to keep an oar and another leg to stand on the boat. Save your best photos and then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Yangon.

Ancient stupas in Shwe Indein Pagoda

Day 8: Yangon Departure

Enjoy your breakfast this morning and your leisure time until the driver comes to pick you up to the airport for a flight to your departure. Trip ends. We hope that you love the suggested itinerary we made for 8-day Myanmar tour. Thank you for traveling with us.

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Domestic flight tickets (Yangon – Bagan, Bagan– Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho, Heho– Yangon)
  • Boat from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Boat excursion to Mingun village
  • Water during the trip

What’s excluded?

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