Venturing around the majestic landscape of Myanmar at leisure speed, you are going to take advantage of the time to slowly savor the best of Myanmar through each destination you pass. From north to south, expect to see the most enchanting parts of the country from the lively city of Yangon to the paradise of the sun in Bagan and the picturesque Inle Lake. 10 days in Myanmar will be time for you to mingle with the dramatic landscape, diverse culture, and amazing experience.
 

Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Sagaing – Mandalay cruise – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon
Tour Category: Myanmar river cruise, Myanmar luxury tour
Tour Type: River Cruise, Landscape, Nature, History
Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the fabulous colonial architecture faded on the old buildings in Yangon
  • Unlock the magic, history, art, and architecture of Bagan on a temple trip
  • Interact with local people and gain local insight at Nyaung U Market, the most colorful market in Bagan
  • Visit some of the most impressive pagodas where is said to be home to the sacred Buddha’s relics including Shwezigon pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Discover the life of the Intha people who have lived on Inle Lake for hundreds of years. Passing through their endless floating gardens, stilt-houses and see their way of making live based on the benefit from the water

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Yangon arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan
Day 3: Bagan – Cruise
Day 4: Set Sail from Bagan
Day 5: Sagaing – Mandalay cruise
Day 6: Cruise – Mandalay city tour
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein
Day 9: Inle – Yangon
Day 10: Yangon City Tour – Departure

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: Yangon arrival

Mingalaba! Welcome to Myanmar, a mysterious country. Today, meet your guide at the airport and then transfer directly to the hotel in the downtown city for check-in. After settling into your hotel, enjoy your free time and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

Leave Yangon this morning to board a domestic flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, start your adventure by a trip to the countryside to discover the real life of the people in the rural area. Your guide will escort you to some of the households in the region for a short visit and interaction to the host. After that, exciting your morning sightseeing with a pony cart ride to ride through the dusty path and behold the exotic beauty of Bagan from a different perspective.
After lunch, make your way to one of the most treasured handicraft workshops nearby Myinkaba village in Bagan where craftsmen create the beautiful lacquerware. Continue visiting Manuha Temple, which built in Mon style in 1059 and Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha.
In the late afternoon, proceed to Bupaya Pagoda or Mingala Zedi Stupa to enjoy the majestic sunset over the tranquil Irrawaddy River.
Overnight in Bagan.

Bagan hot air balloon

Day 3: Bagan – Cruise

This morning, if you wish, a chance for taking a hot air balloon ride is available. With over 2200 temples and pagodas, there is no better way to marvel at the beauty of Bagan than looking at it from above when the sun flickers over the sky.
Rise before dawn this morning and depart to the balloon point to start your balloon trip for around 45 minutes to 1 hour. Together with the flight, you will be also served with coffee, tea or wine. After that, transfer to the hotel.
At 12:30 pm, check in and enjoy lunch on the board. After lunch, your guide will take you to Khayminga Pagoda complex to discover the different architecture of the stupas. After that, head to Ananda Pagoda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved temples in Bagan built in Mon and Indian style. Spend your time to enjoy the sunset over the Bagan plains and admire the light change on the pagoda as they exude antiquity and mystery.
In the late afternoon, our driver will take you to the sunset hill far side of the Irrawaddy River to capture the
magical moment of the sunset filling the sky with a reddish glow. Back to the board, enjoy a welcome briefing and champagne reception before dinner.
Overnight on the boar.

Ananda Temple Bagan

Day 4: Set Sail from Bagan

Today will be a long day of cruising from Bagan to Sagaing. This morning, there are two interesting optional activities for you to choose from:
Option 1: Take a hot air balloon ride over Bagan (additional charge applies and required book in advance)
Option 2: Soak up the lively atmosphere in Nayung U Market to capture the early trading of local people and see an array of local vegetable, products, and souvenirs.
After that, head to the great golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the oldest and most impressive monuments in the country. This is said to be home to the important relic of the Gautama Buddha, two bones and a copy of a tooth.
Later, return to the ship and continue sailing upstream towards Sagaing. Along the cruise, there will be some exciting activities on the board including longyi and Tanaka demonstration.
Enjoy the delicious dinner in the Talifoo Restaurant and overnight on the board.

Shwezigon pagoda Bagan

Day 5: Sagaing – Mandalay Cruise

Enjoy the great sunrise on the Irrawaddy River this morning from the board and then ready to attend an amazing cooking class with the Executive Chef during the morning to learn the way of cooking Burmese food.
In the afternoon, docking at the jetty in Sagaing and we start today’s visit to one of the most important religious centers in Myanmar. Possessing 554 monasteries that is home 6000 monks and nuns, Sagaing Hill is where you can learn more about the monks’ life and education.
We will make our first visit in Sagaing to a Monastic school to meet some of the residents and then learn more about the teaching of Buddhism in the region. Next, head up the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda on the top of the hill to marvel at the dramatic Buddha statue and marvel at the breathtaking scenery over the Irrawaddy River.
Leave Sagaing, our guide will then take you to Amarapura “The City of Immortal”. Here, visit U Bein Bridge, the legend longest teak bridge in the world crossing the serene Taungmathan Lake. For a long time, the bridge has become one of the best places in Myanmar to take the best photo of the sunset.
After sunset, return to the Sanctuary Ananda for overnight.

U Bein Bridge-the longest teak bridge in the world

Day 6: Mandalay City Tour

Power up your morning sightseeing with a welcome breakfast on the board. After that, we will make your first visit of the day at Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma. Inside the temple houses the golden Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Along the way to the pagoda, you can gaze out at the local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making and if you wish, you can try hands-on making the gold leaf under the guidance of local artisans.
Make your way to the Golden Palace Monastery where is famous for its intricated woodcarvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. Finally, highlight your trip in Mandalay to Kuthodaw Pagoda to witness the world’s largest Buddhist book carved on 729 marble slabs.

Mahamuni Pagoda

Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

Following your breakfast this morning by a domestic flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Upon arrival at Heho airport, our guide will escort you to Nyaungshwe where you will pick a boat and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Enjoy a full day boat trip around Inle Lake while heading to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest site in southern San State housing five 800-year-old golden images of the Buddha.
Continue passing through the endless floating gardens and stilt-houses, stop at a local village to discover the silk weaving by wooden handlooms and the traditional blacksmith methods along the way. Next, pay a short visit to the beautiful wooden Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. From here, proceed to Nampan Village where you will have an opportunity to see the local cheroot factory and canoe carving.

Phaung daw Oo Pagoda

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein

Begin your morning with a visit to the local market which rotates every five days. It is where you will discover the hill tribes wearing the traditional outfit barter for their products. After that, we start our amazing day trip to Indein – a small village where you will look for the ancient Indein Pagoda which is noted with many stupas in different shapes. Take your time to walk through the colonnade where sell an array of exotic Burmese souvenirs.
Our trip to Indein might include a visit to the long neck tribe women who make their living by the traditional weaving. After that, return to the lake and sail back to your hotel. Along the way, be amazed by the iconic Intha fishermen who have been famous for their unique leg-rowing method.

Indein pagoda complex

Day 9: Inle – Yangon

Say goodbye to Inle Lake this morning to board a flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, enjoy a private city tour to explore the charm of the former capital city. From the airport, our driver will transfer you to the downtown city. Along the way, you will have a first glimpse at the fabulous colonial architecture featured on the ancient building on the street. You will first pass through the Post office, a lovely building, then Stand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument.
We will make our first visit of the day at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, the most important Buddhist pagoda in Bahan township of Yangon. The pagoda is home to the massive reclining Buddha image which is one of the largest statues in Myanmar. Local pilgrims often gathering at the feet of the Buddha image to pay homage and pray. Not just sightseeing, your guide will also teach you about the relation between the special symbols on the feet of the image to the art of Burmese.
Leaving the pagoda, we head to the Karaweik Hall on Kandawgyi Lake, this is one of the most beautiful stops for taking the photo in the city. Finally, fulfill your city tour at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most beautiful and sacred religious sites in the country. Take your time to observe the great architecture, local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions and enjoy the sunset time over the pagoda.

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Day 10: Yangon City Tour Departure

After breakfast, enjoy your last morning in Myanmar by a visit to Bogyoke Aungsan Market, the sprawling 75-year-old market in Yangon. Take a stroll through the vibrant market you will find an array of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquerware to gems & jewelry. If you wish to purchase some unique souvenir, we can help you to bargain at the store to fulfill your experience at the Burmese market atmosphere. It will so much exciting! From there, take a scenic drive through the city and observe the hectic pace of life and a mix of different cultures to the region.
Then you might visit St Mary’s Cathedral and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Pagoda and over 100-year-old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. There you will have a chance to meet the Trustee to learn about the Jewish Life in the pagoda.
Highlight your sightseeing at Chinatown and Little India, two most lively streets in Yangon where you can stop at a street vendor and see a variety of ware, some familiar, some exotic.
Later, our driver will transfer you to the airport to take an international flight to your departure. Trip ends. We hope that you would love the itinerary we design for a 10-day luxury trip to Myanmar.
Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

bogyoke market in Yangon

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What’s Included?

  • Domestic flight: Bagan – Yangon
  • Private tours, transfers, and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa

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