Having been restricted to the outside world for a long time, now, it is the right time to discover the Golden Land of Myanmar to witness its magnificent heritage sites, immerse into the vibrant culture and tradition, set foot on the untouched landscape, and join in exciting activities. This suggested 12-day itinerary highlights of Burma student trip take you deep to the heart of Myanmar to visit one of the grandest pagodas in the world, in Bagan, let your students learn more about the art, architecture, and history of the largest archaeological site in each pagoda they pass. Nothing will fantastic than a boat trip around Inle lake to get a glimpse at the exceptional way of life of the Intha people. It must be an interesting experience when your kids can try their hands to prepare an authentic Burmese meal. Are you ready?

Duration: 12 das/11 nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake – Khaung Daing – Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan – Yangon
Tour Date: Not fixed, up to your schedule
Tour Customizable: Absolutely, tell us your specific requirement in the inquiry form
Tour Category: Myanmar school tours
Tour Type: Sightseeing & doing charity, School visit, In-depth culture & history, Discovery & Experience, Culinary
Tour Highlights:

  • Gain a memorable experience with charity work to help unprivileged Burmese children
  • Get on a bike, cycle through the dusty road, and explore the hidden treasure of Bagan your way
  • Try hands-on making authentic Burmese food in Inle Lake
  • Learn about the art, architecture, and history of Bagan on a temple tour
  • Hike up to the Mt Popa, a spectacular extinct volcano to visit the monastery on the top where you will be taught about the Nat (natural spirit) of Burmese
  • Admire one of the most gorgeous gilded pagodas in the world where the legend said that to be home to the Buddha relics

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 2: Yangon Morning Sightseeing – Charity Project (B, D) (No Guide for Charity Project)
Day 3-4: Yangon – Free Day for Charity Project (B, D) (No guide)
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B, D)
Day 6: Inle Lake Sightseeing & Cooking class (B, L, D)
Day 7: Visit Khaung Daing Hot Springs by Tuk-tuk – Fly to Bagan (B, L, D)
Day 8: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan ( B, L, D)
Day 9: Bagan Biking Tour (B, L, D)
Day 10: Free day in Bagan – Train to Yangon (B, L)
Day 11: Arrival Yangon (B, L, D)
Day 12: Yangon Departure (B)

Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!  

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Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)

Mingalabar! Welcome to Yangon – the largest and most exciting city in Myanmar.

Upon arrival at Yangon international airport, meet and welcome by our friendly tour guide who always shows his passion and humor to students. It will be a bit tired after the flight so we will quickly transfer you to the hotel for check-in and a short break. Along the way, you will capture the first glimpse of the unique architecture characterized by the mix between Burmese and colonial architecture that featured on the street buildings in the downtown city.

Chauk htat gyi buddha image-one of the largest budha images in MyanmarIn the afternoon, we will make our first visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, the most well-known Buddhist pagodas in Bahan township of Yangon housing one of the largest reclining Buddha images with 66 meters long. Together with the massive Buddha images, the pagoda displays the gallery of impressive painting and other small Buddha statues devote to Buddhas each day of the week. From there, proceed to Karaweik Hall, the most stunning photo stop situated on the shore of the serene Kandawgyi lake. In the evening, dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon Morning Sightseeing – Charity Project (B, D) (No Guide for Charity Project)

After breakfast this morning, your guide will take you to Shwedagon pagoda, the most revered Buddhist pagoda in Yangon dating back to 2500 years ago which it said to be home to eight strands of the Buddha’s hair. Not just important to Buddhism, the pagoda makes it stand out by the fantastic architecture and the glittering crown tipped with 5448 diamonds and 2317 rubies. After that, let your students take part in a Charity project to some of the schools in the region. In the evening, transfer to the hotel in Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda-the most revered Buddhist pagoda in Yangon

Day 3-4: Yangon – Free Day for Charity Project (B, D) (No guide)

Each day on day 3 and day 4 will be a memorable day as you will have a chance to help those Burmese children who are unprivileged by teaching them English, prepare meals, and play with them. Return to the hotel in the evening of each day after the project.
Overnight in Yangon.

charity work in Myanmar

Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B, D)

Say goodbye to Yangon this morning to board a flight to Heho where is the gateway city to the beautiful Inle Lake. Our guide will wait for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel in Nyaung Shwe for check-in. Dinner rounds off in a local restaurant.

Day 6: Inle Lake Sightseeing & Cooking class (B, L, D)

Power up your morning with an early visit to the local market which rotates every five days to capture the images of hill tribes dress in traditional outfit selling their staples. After that, highlight your morning activities at a cooking class where your students will have an opportunity to make traditional Burmese dishes using local seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda-the most reversed in southern Shan State

Your afternoon sightseeing will include a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most reversed in southern Shan State housing five 800-year-old golden images of the Buddha. Continue your boat trip through the endless floating garden – the symbol of Inle Lake, you will reach a local village where you will spend the time to explore the local production. Inle Lake is home to many traditional handicrafts including lotus weaving by wooden handlooms, cigar making, canoe carving, and traditional blacksmiths.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 7: Visit Khaung Daing Hot Springs by Tuk-tuk – Fly to Bagan (B, L, D)

Wake up in the sound of bird-singing this morning and then take a scenic drive to Khaung Daing village, a tranquil village where is well known for its soybean cakes and noodles. The main highlight of this morning is the hot spring where you can relax in the swimming pool that leads by the hot water from the natural spring. Enjoy your time here and if time permits, you can gaze out at the beautiful Phwar Ya Thay Paya which can be translated as “lady monk”. From the temple provide a great view of the village’s scenery. Later, transfer back to Nyaung Shwe to check out at the hotel and move to the airport to board a flight to Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.

hot-springs in khaung daing village

Day 8: Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan ( B, L, D)

As the sun flickers over the sky, pick up at your hotel for a drive to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano where is one of the most important pilgrim sites in Myanmar. After hiking up to 777 steps, you will reach the top where offer you an incredible panoramic view of the region. The pagoda on the top of the mountain is where you and your students will have a chance to marvel at different shrines and gain an insight into the Nat (natural spirit) of Burmese. After finishing your visit to Mt Popa, drive back to Bagan. Along the way, if you wish, we can stop for a short visit to a village where people still remain an extremely simple way of life. In a local family is where your students will meet the local and learn more about the rural life of Burmese people.
As you arrive at Bagan, take a rest and transfer to the jetty in the late afternoon to embark on a wooden boat trip sailing along the scenic Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon pagoda. enjoy your breathtaking route from the sundeck to marvel at the natural scenery and the daily activities of people living sparsely along the riverside. If your boat trip falls on a sunny day, you will have a chance to capture one of the most beautiful sunsets over the region.
Overnight in Bagan.

Mt Popa-one of the most important pilgrim sites in Myanmar

Day 9: Bagan Biking Tour (B, L, D)

Today is an amazing day for you and your students to explore the hidden charm of Bagan on a bike. Rise before dawn this morning to watch the lovely sunrise over the lush tree of the area. After breakfast, ready to cycle through the impressive pagodas including Ananda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved pagodas in Bagan. Shwezigon, one of the most important religious centers in Myanmar and is where keeping the bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. Passing through the idyllic village, you will be greeted by the friendly and hospitable local farmers who are working on the fields. After crossing endless ancient brick structures, you will reach the Shwesandaw the ancient terraced temple where is most famous as the place to watch sunrise and sunset in Myanmar. Continue your exciting biking trip, ready for an exploration of the tradition and lifestyle of Bagan people. Pedal to a peaceful village where you will see many bamboo houses, menageries of pigs and special white cows. Stop at a local school to see the students on their break. Then spend your time to visit a local family to greet and see their daily simple life.

shwezigon pagoda-where keeping the bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha

In the late afternoon, cycle to the sunset hill and wait for the moment when the sun is slowly going down, the highlight of this afternoon sightseeing will enchant your heart by the image of the magical hue that slowly disappears behind the horizon.
Overnight in Bagan.

Students in a school on the way from Bagan to Mt Popa

Day 10: Free day in Bagan – Train to Yangon (B, L)

Today will be a long day of transferring from Bagan to Yangon by train. This morning, enjoy your free time until the driver comes to pick you up to the train station.

Day 11: Arrival Yangon (B, L, D)

Today is at leisure for you to spend time discovering Yangon your way. You can learn more about how the tea leaf has shaped the culture and tradition of Burma in a famous teahouse in the city. For more knowledge about art, architecture, history, and culture of Myanmar, we highly recommend you to visit the National Museum to watch a display of an extensive collection of artifacts, ornaments, and work of art. In the evening, transfer to Karaweik Hall to savor an authentic Burmese meal and enjoy a cultural performance.
Overnight in Yangon.

Traditional Dance in Karaweik Hall

Day 12: Yangon Departure

This morning we pay a final visit to Charity Project before transferring to the airport to take a departure flight. Trip ends. We hope this suggested itinerary for a 12-day school trip to Burma will meet your schedule and interest. Thank you for traveling with us!

What’s Included?

  • 10-Night accommodation with breakfast
  • Domestic flight: Yangon – Heho and Heho – Bagan
  • Train ticket: Bagan – Yangon in Upper class train
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car (stationed car)
  • Experienced English speaking throughout tour guide except charity project days 3 & 4
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake
  • E-bike & Sunset boat in Bagan
  • Farewell dinner at Karaweik Palace
  • Cooking class in Inle Lake
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees except Yangon
  • Government tax & Service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks (Lunch & Dinner) as separately quoted
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and drivers

Recommended Hotel List:


Hotels & Ratings

YangonHolly Hotel – Deluxe room
BaganBagan Umbra Hotel – Deluxe room
Inle LakeAmazing Nyaung Shwe – Deluxe room

– Room type based on twin sharing
– All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Local breakfast.
– All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.