Travel to Myanmar and let it bewitch you with its enchanting mix of ancient temples, hectic cities, and idyllic villages. From the glittering spires of Shwedagon Pagoda to the ancient temples in Bagan and the world longest teak bridge U Bein, Myanmar will spellbind you in each destination you pass. Even more, this trip provides you a chance to step back in time to pay a solemn visit and learn more about the history of Burma during the Second World War.
 

Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Start/End: Mandalay/Yangon
Tour Route: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura – Bagan – Yangon – Mawlamyine – Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery – Win Sein Taw Ya – Yangon
Tour Type: In-depth cultural & history, nature & landscape discovery
Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the magnificent archaeological area of Bagan and learn about the fine art and architecture in each destination you visit
  • Learn more about the history of Burma through a visit to the cemeteries in Yangon and Mawlamyine
  • Admire the wonderful sites of Myanmar including Mingun – the world’s largest Buddhist book, U Bein Bridge – the world’s longest and oldest teak bridge, Mingun Pahtodawgyi – the world’s largest unfinished pagoda and Win Sein Taw Ya – one of the world largest reclining Buddha images
  • Immerse into the hectic pace of life in Yangon

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Mandalay Arrival (-)
Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura (B)
Day 3: Morning fly to Bagan – Temples Visit (B)
Day 4: Bagan Villages – Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 5: Yangon – War Grave Cemeteries Visit – Shwedagon Pagoda (B)
Day 6: Yangon – Mawlamyaing (B)
Day 7: Mawlamyine – Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery – Win Sein Taw Ya (B)
Day 8: Mawlamyine – Yangon (B)
Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)

 
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Day 1: Mandalay Arrival (-)

Mingalabar! Welcome to the Golden Land of Myanmar
Today, welcomed by our guide at Mandalay International Airport, then quickly transfer to the hotel to check-in. After settling into your hotel, enjoy you’re the rest of the day at leisure to sightseeing around the city center.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun Amarapura (B)

After breakfast, board a private local boat for a trip up the Irrawaddy River to reach Mingun, a small charming village where you will spend time a half-day to discover. You will first visit Mingun Bell, the world’s second-largest ringing bell which weight more than 87 tons. Take leisure walk to Mingun Pahtodawgyi, an impressive ruin of the world’s largest unfinished Buddhist pagoda. Then your guide also takes you to visit Hsinbyume Pagoda, a dramatic white-washed temple built resembles the shape of Mt Meru. Follow your guide to neighborhood village to explore the traditional basketry and other artistic items for you to spend time to stop and interact with the craftsmen and friendly locals.

Dignified Myanmar tour 9 daysAfter that, take a scenic drive to Amarapura, the former royal capital of Burma. Before sunset, make your way to U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world. Take your time to enjoy a shortboard trip around the lake to marvel at the panoramic view of the bridge under the reddish hue.
Overnight in Mandalay.

the golden stupa in kuthodaw pagoda

Day 3: Morning fly to Bagan Temples Visit (B)

This morning, say goodbye to Mandalay to board a domestic flight to Bagan – the majestic temple town of Myanmar. Upon arrival, we spend the day to unlock the beauty of the region. You will first hit the bustling Nyaung U Market, the most lively market in Bagan where you will observe an array of local products such as flowers, vegetable and smiling face which is covered by Tanaka (a kind of Burmese traditional make-up).

the fresh Nyaung U Market is where to gaze out at the life of the local people in BaganLeaving the market, we proceed to Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the most sacred Buddhist pagodas in Myanmar. The main golden stupas of the pagoda are said to keep the holy relic of the Buddha. Listen to your guide to know more about the wonders and the great architecture of the pagoda.

Shwezigon temple is one of the most sacred temple in the countryNext up, follow your guide to Ananda Temple. Regarded by folklore, this is one of the most beautiful and well-kept pagodas in Bagan which features the great influence of the Mon and Indian style. From here, take a stroll through the plain to gaze out at several attractions on the way before heading at a local lacquerware workshop to observe the production in the region. Here you will have a chance to see the skillful local artisans creating beautiful items using traditional methods. Take this chance to interact with the locals to learn more about the process.
In the afternoon, transfer to the jetty to embark on a boat trip to marvel at fabulous view along with the legend Irrawaddy River. Sit on the sundeck and enjoy the mesmerizing scenery in the sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan Villages – Fly to Yangon (B)

The morning of day 4 takes you to an idyllic village in Bagan to get more insight into the rural life of the villagers. Wander around the village and listen to your guide to learn more about the culture and local lifestyle.
After that, get on an exotic pony cart to slowly pass through the winding road which is filled with countless ancient stupas.
In the afternoon, our driver will take you to the airport to take a flight to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.

meet the local in Bagan village

Day 5: Yangon War Grave Cemeteries Visit – Shwedagon Pagoda (B)

After breakfast, start the day with a scenic drive through the city to visit the War grave cemeteries where you will learn about the glorious past of Burma during the wars resist the invaders. Make your first visit to Rangoon War Cemetery which is the resting place of the serviceman during the Second World War. From here, proceed to Taukkyan War Cemetery, the tomb of the Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.

Taukkyan War CemeteryIn the afternoon, drive back to Yangon and highlight your trip of the day at Shwedagon Pagoda, the symbol of Yangon, if not Myanmar. Take a stroll through the pagoda land to observe the daily pilgrimage and the super marvelous architecture. Sit back and enjoy the stunning view when the golden hue radiates in the sunset.
Overnight in Yangon.

Shwedagon pagoda lit up in the evening

Day 6: Yangon Mawlamyine (B)

Today will be a long day of driving to Mawlamyine, the fourth largest city of Myanmar toward the southeast of Yangon.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest time at leisure. You can take a stroll through the downtown to get a very first impression of the charming town.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.

Day 7: Mawlamyine – Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery – Win Sein Taw Ya (B)

A full day to discover the city of Mawlamyine. Make your first visit of the day at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, the peaceful resting place of 3000 POW’S who lost their lives during the building of the railway. If the time permits, we will take a short visit to the Death Railway Museum to gain more insight into the history of Burma – Siam railway.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Mawlamyine. Stop at Win Sein taw Ya, one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha next to the one in Monywa. Get your camera ready to save the best photos to the sight.

Win Sein Taw Ya giant buddha image

Day 8: Mawlamyine – Yangon (B)

A long day of driving back to Yangon (about 7 hours). On the way, stop in Bago for a visit to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar. With a dramatic height at 375 feet, this is the highest pagoda in Myanmar. Then your sightseeing might include a visit to Hinthar Gone, the legendary Hill with 37 Nats shrines where you will have a chance to learn about the cult of Myanmar people. From here, take a leisure walk to Kanbawzathardi Palace, the residence and working place of King Bayint Nyaung of Burma in the 15th century.
Overnight in Yangon.

Shwemawdaw pagoda

Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, spend your last minute to visit Bogyoke Market (or Scott Market) the sprawling 75-year-old market of Yangon (the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday). Take a stroll around the market area, you will find an array of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquerware to gems and jewelry. If you want, bargain at the stores to fulfill your experience at the Burmese market atmosphere. Trip ends. We hope you enjoy the trip we design for this 9 day Myanmar tour. Thank you for traveling with Go Myanmar Tours.

Price: Please contact us for the price of this package
What’s Included?

  • 08-night hotel accommodation
  • 8 Breakfast
  • Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 04 domestic flights
  • Local English-speaking Station guides
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • Boat fee in Mingun

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights to Mandalay/from Yangon
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
  • Bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Tour Options (quoted separately)

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