This 10 day Myanmar tour reflects the rich history of Burma through centuries of interrupted reign, glory, and development. From the hub of Mandalay and ancient Bagan, the trip recalls the spirit of different kingdoms that established the famed culture of Myanmar. In contrast, the local daily life of the ethnic Intha Tibeto-Burman people on Inle Lake will bring a real-life experience…
 

Duration: 10 Days/9 NightsImperial Myanmar – 10 Days map
Start/End: Mandalay/ Yangon
Tour Route: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Type: Landscape & Nature, History, Culture
Tour Category: Myanmar luxury tour
Tour Highlights:

  • Save the best photo on the longest teak bridge in the world: U Bein Bridge
  • Discover the incredible sight of Bagan and unlock its treasure in the visit to the most beautiful pagodas and temples
  • Enjoy a luxury cruise along the Irrawaddy River and capture the scenic scenery along the riverside
  • Witness the fascinating of a fantastic combination of British colonial and Burmese architecture featured on the buildings in the downtown city of Yangon
  • Learn about the life of Buddhist monks and the children who are trained in the monasteries in Mahagadayone Monastery
  • Hop on a stunning boat trip to sail around Inle Lake and see the Intha’s way of life perched on the stilt houses
  • Marvel at the world’s largest Buddhist book in Kuthodaw Pagoda

Experience this Imperial Myanmar With:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge, humor, profession (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite,  friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: well-chosen hotels are listed below, including excellent 5-star hotels or 4-star hotels in the best location

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Mandalay arrival – Mandalay Palace
Day 2: Sagaing – Amarapura – Sagaing (B)
Day 3: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B)
Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing (B)
Day 5: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B)
Day 6: Bagan Discovery (B)
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake sightseeing (B)
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon (B)
Day 9: Yangon city tour (B)
Day 10: 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: Mandalay arrival – Mandalay Sightseeing

Being famous as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay has a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries. On arrival at Mandalay International Airport, we will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to our hotel. After check-in, we will visit Mandalay Palace to witness the residence of the last Burmese King and Queen. From there drive to Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite woodcarvings, gold leaf beating workshop. Head to Kuthodaw Pagoda – known for containing the world’s largest book and concludes the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city. Overnight accommodation in Mandalay.

mandalay palace

Day 2: Mandalay  Sagaing – Amarapura (B)

On this day tour, we leave the city for Sagaing Hill – an important religious site in Myanmar where we will learn about the schooling of monks, visit Buddha Cave – the fascinating complex of tunnels famous for its intricated painting depicts the life of Buddha, U Min Thonze Pagoda where enshrines 45 gilded Buddha images, and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda.

Finally, take in the panoramic view of Mandalay from the top of the hill. Our next stop of this day tour is Amarapura, which is famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery – the best place to experience the daily lives of the monks in Mandalay. Enjoying our walking over U Bein Wooden Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world where you can capture the gorgeous beauty of the sunset over Taungthanman Lake.
Overnight in Mandalay.

U Bein Bridge

Day 3: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, our car will transfer us to the jetty for the daily boat along Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. Arrive Bagan in the late afternoon between 15:00 and 17:00 depends on the water level, we will transfer to the hotel in Bagan for check-in. The rest of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland and there are more than 2,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Start your day tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan and then explore the beauty of gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. Continue visiting Ananda Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan dating back to the 12th century. Along the way, stopping on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples.
In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and explore how this traditional piece of art is made.
Overnight in hotel in Bagan.

ananda temple

Day 5: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B)

Leaving the beautiful Bagan temples behind, we begin our day trip from Bagan to Mt Popa. Join the pilgrims as they ascend Mt. Popa and admire the crazy statues that line the walkway, along with the monkeys that live on the mountain. Once at the peak, guests can relax and bask in the glorious views of Bagan. We then return to Bagan for a short cruise along the Irrawaddy River at sunset.
We spend the night in a hotel in Bagan.

Mt popa bagan

Day 6: Bagan Discovery (B)

After breakfast, we will take an exotic horse cart ride to one of the largest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya Pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby continue with sightseeing to MinkabaGubyaukyi Temple, take note of the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The fascinating experience of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the ShweSandaw Pagoda.
The overnight hotel will be in Bagan.

shwesandaw pagoda

Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a flight to Heho and drive to Inle Lake. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, is located 900 meters above sea level. The lake is home to the Intha People, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group, known for their one leg rowing techniques.

legrowing fisherman Inle LakeUpon arrival, we board a motorboat for sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and also believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “jumping cat” pagoda. As we travel further into Nam Pan village cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life. Overnight in Inle Lake.

phaung daw oo pagoda

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon (B)

This morning, we will visit the unique “5-Day Market” held in different villages surrounding the lake. This is absolutely a magnificent place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and then experience the exotic market atmosphere. After lunch, the boat will take us to the beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will certainly be relaxing to walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns which have been left nature for centuries. We will then drive to the airport for an afternoon flight to Yangon. Overnight will be in Yangon.

indein temple

Day 9: Yangon city tour (B)

In this formerly capital city, we spend a full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon city; Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake.
After lunch, discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. The “Golden Pagoda” is really a must-see pagoda while we are in Myanmar. Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market(Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday).
Our most highlighted experience for this evening is dinner in Karaweik Palace, overlooking the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. A meal of fine Burmese food will be served followed by a beautiful cultural show of music and dancing.
Overnight in Yangon.

shwedagon pagoda

Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)

Free time until our car arrives to take us to Yangon International Airport for our flight home. Trip ends. We hope that you love the itinerary we design for a 10-day tour to Myanmar.
Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

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Price: Please contact us for your special price.

INCLUSIONS
What’s Included:

  • 2 Domestic flights: Bagan – Heho – Yangon
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • 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)

What’s Excluded:

  • International flights
  • 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 fees

Notes:
Please be aware that flight time, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Myanmar Tours will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

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Location

Hotels & Ratings

Mandalay Mandalay Hill Resort

  • Ranked 1/110 on Trip Advisor
  • Situated on the foot of Mandalay Hill, offering a panoramic view to the pagodas and the royal lake
  • Superior spacious rooms
Bagan Aureum Palace Hotel

  • Located admist 27 acres of tropical forest
  • Deluxe room, 60 sqm with temple view
  • Large swimming pool with a nice view to the sunset
Inle Lake Inle Princess Resort

  • Winner of the Excellent Certificate on Trip Advisor
  • Outstanding traditional architecture with dramatic mountain backrop and lake view
  • Royal villa with private pond
Yangon The Strand Hotel

  • Ranked 8/199 hotels in Yangon
  • One of the Far East’s most enduring and inspiring colonial landmarks for over a century
  • Suite, deluxe, superior rooms, with 24 hours butler service
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