Possessing the gorgeous scenery in the magical landscape, Myanmar is truly a dreamland to hunger eyes to seek for the charm hidden behind the gilded pagodas, temples, and even the orange ruins. Experience this 15-day adventure tour to Myanmar and expect to be overwhelmed by the impressive heritage sites in Yangon, a breathtaking boat trip down the Irrawaddy River, and exotic pony carriage in Bagan. Ultimately, taste authentic local experience with the hill tribes as you join in a fantastic trekking tour to Kyaing Tong.

 

Duration: 15 days/14 nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein – Kyaing Tong – Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirement in the inquiry form)
Tour Category:  Myanmar Adventure Tours 
Tour Highlights:

  • Unlock the mythical beauty of the impressive temples & pagodas of Myanmar during 15-day tour throughout the country
  • Breathtaking cruise trip along the poetic Irrawaddy River
  • Exotic horse carriage around Bagan villages
  • Fantastic trekking route in Kyaing Tong
  • Observe the excellent combination of Burmese and British colonial architecture in Yangon street

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon city tour
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan
Day 4: Bagan & Villages
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay – by express Bus – Amarapura
Day 6: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein
Day 8: Inle Lake – Heho – Kyaing Tong
Day 10: Kyaing Tong & Village
Day 11: Kyaing Tong & Villages
Day 12: Kyaing Tong – Yangon
Day 13: Yangon – Golden Rock
Day 14: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
Day 15: Yangon – Departure

 
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Day 1: Yangon arrival

Mingalaba! Welcome to Yangon – the biggest and also the most hustling & bustling city of Myanmar. Meet and pick up by our tour guide as you arrive at Yangon international airport and then the driver will transfer you to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon City Tour

Today is a full day let you explore the charm of Yangon city. After breakfast at the hotel, ready to take a private drive to the downtown city. From the post office, passing by the Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden, and Independence Monument, you will capture the fascination of the unique design that mix from Burmese and British colonial architecture that you can see it nowhere else in Asia. Your first stop this morning is Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda – home to the massive 66 meters long Buddha image. Take time to gaze out at the pagoda, your guide will provide you with significant knowledge about the role of the pagoda to the history of Burma and even the special symbol on the feet of the statue to Burmese art and religion. Next, admire the beautiful Karaweik Hall on the Kandawgyi Lake where is famous for its ideal photo space. Fulfill your stunning city tour with a visit in the sunset time to the Shwedagon Pagoda – the most popular attraction of Yangon which is well-known for both the architecture and its dedication to Buddhism. Enjoy the peaceful sunset over the pagoda then return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan

Say goodbye to the largest city of Myanmar this morning to board a flight to Bagan this morning. Hit the local Nyaung U market as you reach Bagan to gain the first look into the daily life of Burmese people in Bagan. Next, ready to unlock the charm of Bagan with a temple tour to explore almost the popular pagodas in the region. More than just sightseeing, your tour guide will deliver you with fantastic information about Bagan art, architecture, and history of the pagoda in each destination you visit. Afterward, learn more about the culture of Bagan in the local workshops in which produce most famous Bagan products such as lacquerware and woodcrafts. Here you will have a great opportunity to talk with the artisan and learn the process of making these beautiful items. Highlight your afternoon sightseeing with a drive to the sunset hill. From there you can sit back to behold the majestic sunset time in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.

Mahamuni Buddha Temple in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan & Villages

Continue your fantastic tour in Bagan with a visit to the nearby villages to discover the people, history, culture, custom, and the local lifestyle. Nothing can compare with an exotic pony cart in Bagan which takes you through the snaking roads and allows you to approach the real charm of the orange temples packed throughout the dusty terrain. In the afternoon, transfer to the jetty to embark on a boat trip down the Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon Pagoda. Spend time to enjoy the spectacular sunset on the sundeck.
Overnight in Bagan.

Sunset on Irrawaddy River

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay – by express Bus – Amarapura

Leave Bagan this morning to take a local express bus to Mandalay – the cultural hub of Mandalay. Manage to visit the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge before sunset time to gaze out at the longest teak bridge in the world and save the best photos.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Sunset over U Bein Bridge in Mandalay

Day 6: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun

Begins your wonderful morning of day 6 with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda – one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. Next, stroll through the local artisan’s workshop to see their traditional gold leaf making and woodcarving, and marble carving. Head to the Golden Palace Monastery to observe the attractive design and intricated woodcarving. Highlight your morning trip with as you visit Kuthodaw Pagoda – home to the world’s largest Buddhist book carved on 729 marble slabs. Afterward, transfer to the Irrawaddy River to take a local boat trip up to Mingun – a great little town where you will take fantastic visit to the Mingun Bell – the second largest bell in the world, Mingun Paya – an unfinished Buddhist pagoda which intended to be built as the largest pagoda in the world, the impressive white-washed Hsinbyume Temple where you can climb up to the top to take the best photos.
More than just sightseeing, head to the neighbor village to visit the traditional village to witness their production of basketry and other beautiful items and have an interesting talk with the artisans. Complete your meaningful day with a final visit to the Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Kuthodaw Pagoda is home to the largest Buddha Book in the world

Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

Leave Mandalay this morning to board a domestic flight to Heho – the gateway to Inle Lake. From Heho airport, take a drive to Nyaung Shwe to take a boat trip to transfer to the hotel for check-in. Afterward, ready for the whole day exploring Inle Lake attractions. Stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda to behold the gorgeous Buddha images. Next, continue discovering the local weaving, handicrafts, wooden handlooms, and traditional blacksmith as you rowing around the villages on the lake. Furthermore, your boat trip also takes you to the villages of Shan and Intha people to learn more about their daily life. Passing through the exquisite floating gardens, and stilt houses, you will reach Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery which was built on stilt. From there proceed to Nampang village to visit the cheroot factory and canoe carving.

Phaung Daw Oo pagoda is the holiest religious site in southern Shan State

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein

Be an early bird this morning to hit the local market which rotates every 5 days. Here you can observe numerous vendors of products, as well as tribal people, dress in colorful attires. Next, continue your amazing morning as you take a boat trip through the scenic channels to reach the fascinating village of Indein where will captivate your soul with the gorgeous stupa complex. Perhaps the most exciting activity today is visiting the “long neck” tribal women and learn about their daily living as well as the story of the big ring around their neck. Later, go back to the lake and transfer to your hotel. Along the way, you will capture the most iconic beauty of the lake – who always row the boat by one leg. Don’t forget to bring your camera to save this best moment.

Indein ancient stupas

Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Kyaing Tong

This morning leave Inle Lake to transfer to Kyaing Tong – the untouched metropolitan in the Golden Triangle. Upon arrival, our guide will carry you to the hotel for check-in before discovering Kyaing Tong with the first visit to Maha Myat Muni Pagoda where enshrines Mandalay style Buddha image. Continue your sightseeing as you hit to Shan lacquerware to gaze out at the beautiful lacquerware with high quality. Next, admire the Standing Buddha image (located in the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about a thousand year ago), head to Hot spa, Akha center village, and RCM church before gaining the spectacular sunset on the magnificent One Tree Hill where a 245-year-old tree planted by the founder of Third Myanmar Empire stands alone. Later, return to the pottery village Yan Gone to get a glimpse at the local handicraft of the Shan tribe.
Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

trekking to the villages in Kyaing Tong

Day 10: Kyaing Tong & Village

Following your breakfast this morning with a visit to the central market to observe the local life before embarking on a 50-minute-drive to pass the scenic route to reach the trekking point where you will spend time to stroll through the village of Ho Kyin – the typical Akha tribe villages, Na Phi Phank where you can meet the Lahu and Akha ethnic groups. From there, keep walking to reach Phata Akha village and Pang Ma Phai Akha tribe, spend time to gaze out at their daily life before visiting Mong Zine (Khun Village) to observe the traditional Lahu Knives bade by Lahu black smith. Later, return to the hotel. Along the way back, stop at Joe Phyu Wa village for short sightseeing.
Overnight in Kyaing Tong

Lahu little boy is playing their traditional musical instrument

Day 11: Kyaing Tong & Villages

Power up this morning with a visit to the local market to see how vibrant is it. Afterward, you stunning sightseeing of the 11th day will bring you to Hwe Lon – the village of Akha group where you can spend the time to talk with them and learn many interesting facts about their traditional customs. Following your lunch with a visit to the place of the Ann group who are well known for their black attire and chewing betel nut custom. Later, reward yourself after a long day sightseeing at the Lone Tree Hill to gain a panoramic view to Kyaing Tong.

Meet the hill tribe in Kyaing Tong

Day 12: Kyaing Tong – Yangon

This day is at leisure. If possible, you are able to visit the water buffalo market and the factory of Shan lacquerware. Later, transfer to the airport to fly to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 13: Yangon – Golden Rock

This morning ready for a drive to the legend Kaikhtiyo Pagoda where is also far-famed as the Golden Rock. A breathtaking 45-minute drive will take you to the Golden Rock camp. From there, continue traveling by truck for one hour to reach the foot of the pagoda. In order to reach the top of the mountain, you need to hike up for more 4 km. But this is really worth for you since the incredible view from the top and the massive gilded rock has never failed to enchant tourists’ heart. Your guide will teach you an amazing story about the significant role of the rock to Buddhism and Burmese people.
Overnight in Golden Rock.

the Golden Rock on the top of the pagoda

Day 14: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon

Get up early this morning to enjoy the sunset time around the hill sites. Next, return to the base camp. From there, proceed to Bago. Once described as the Disney Land of southeast Asia, Bago is a gorgeous city delivers you numerous exciting places to visit including Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Kannawzathardi Palace, and Shwethalyaung Pagoda. Take time to observe all of these most popular attractions before returning to Yangon. Along the way back, we will stop at LawkaChantha Abaya Lahba Muni, The Houses of Three White Elephants for short sightseeing.

Overnight in Yangon.

Shwethalyaung Pagoda in Bago

Day 15: Yangon – Departure

The final day in Yangon waits for the driver comes to carry you to the airport to fly to your departure.

What’s Included?

  • 14-Night accommodation with breakfast in 3-star hotel
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car with extra airport transfer
  • 4 Domestic air tickets (Yangon – Bagan / Mandalay – Heho – Kyaing Tong – Yangon)
  • Bagan – Mandalay local express bus
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private boat ride in Inle lake & Mingun
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Up/Down open truck in Golden Rock
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide in each city (except transfer days)
  • Government tax & Service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks (Lunch & Dinner)
  • 10 US$ for international airport tax.
  • 24th Dec / 31st Dec compulsory gala dinner at hotels (if any)
  • Other personal expenses

Notes:
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.

Location Hotel & Rating 3*
Yangon

Reno Hotel (Deluxe) or Central hotel, Panorama Hotel or Similar

Vintage Luxury Yacht (Deluxe) for 31/12

Bagan Bagan View Hotel (Deluxe) or Razagyo Hotel (Deluxe) or Similar
Mandalay Bagan View Hotel (Deluxe) or Razagyo Hotel (Deluxe) or Similar
Inle Lake 81 Hotel Inle (Superior) or Royal Inle Hotel (Superior) or Similar
Kyaing Tong Amazing Hotel (Superior) or Private Hotel (Superior) or Similar
Golden Rock Eternity Resort (Deluxe) or Private Hotel (Superior) or Similar