This 16-day Myanmar Adventure tour will give you the depth inside of the country, from the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda to scenic Inle Lake with one leg Intha rower, from Royal Mandalay to the Ancient Bagan. We will also experience the magnificent archaeological area of Bagan. The trip is also ideal for the photo hunters with astounding beauty and charm.
 

Duration: 16 Days/15 NightsMyanmar Adventure – 16 Days map
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Heho – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival in Yangon (D)
Day 2: Yangon city tour (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B)
Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo – Taungoo (B)
Day 5: Taungoo – Kalaw (B)
Day 6: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
Day 7: Inle Lake Discovery (B)
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay (B)
Day 9: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura (B)
Day 10: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill (B)
Day 11: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B)
Day 12: Bagan sightseeing (B)
Day 13: Bagan – Mt. Popa (B)
Day 14: Bagan – Drive to Pyay (B)
Day 15: Pyay – Drive to Yangon (B)
Day 16: Yangon Departure (B)

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

 
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Day 1: Arrival in Yangon (D)
Welcome up on arrival at Yangon International Airport, we will transfer to hotel in Yangon. This evening, we will enjoy a Welcome dinner in Karaweik Palace, overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon tower with fine Burmese food and an amazing cultural show. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon city tour (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we continue our guided city tour exploring former capital Yangon and its highlights. We visit the famous Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon, Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. Discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda. This golden pagoda is really a must see while you are in Myanmar. Finally, finish up our day by free time for shopping at Scott Market (closed on Monday). Overnight in hotel in Yangon.

Kandawgyi Lake.

Kandawgyi Lake.

Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B)
In the morning, we leave Yangon behing and enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo, 190km to the east. One of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said to hold a hair of the Buddha. Late morning, we arrive at Kyaikhtiyo base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in a one-hour ride. After lunch time, we start an easy walk up to the Golden Rock and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site. We spend the night in a hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo.

Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo.

Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo – Taungoo (B)
After breakfast and coffee in the morning, we return to the base-camp by open truck and head in the direction to Taungoo for 220km (Approx. 4 hours). Taungoo is the capital of second Myanmar dynasty of 15th century however little evidence is what left to be seen. The rest of the day will be free. Overnight in Taungoo.

Taungoo

Taungoo – The capital of second Myanmar in 15th century.

Day 5: Taungoo – Kalaw (B)
After breakfast, we will take an approximate 8-hour drive to Kalaw passing through the mainland observing the dry zone of Myanmar as well as twisting and turning hilly drive through Shan plateau. Kalaw is former British hills station town, cool, spring-like weather, pine forests, tea plantations and colorfully clad hill tribes make this town to a natural magnet. Overnight in Kalaw.

Mountain Village - Kalaw.

Mountain Village – Kalaw.

Day 6: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
On this day tour, we leave Kalaw via coach, for Pindaya. We take a nice drive through the picturesque countryside of the Shan State. Visit Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues. We will also see local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country. In the late afternoon, we transfer to NyaungShwe Jetty and take the boat to our resort for check in. Overnight in a hotel in Inle Lake.

Buddha images in Pindaya’s limestone cave

Buddha images in Pindaya’s limestone cave

Day 7: Inle Lake Discovery (B)
Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, is located 900 meters above sea level and is home to the Intha people, known for their unique one leg rowing technique.
Upon arrival, we board a motorboat for a sightseeing tour to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and is believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit on this day tour is “Jumping Cat Pagoda” Ngaphechaung Monastery. As you travel further toward Nam Pan village, cotton, lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Phaungdawoo Pagoda.

Phaungdawoo Pagoda.

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay (B)
This morning, we will visit the unique 5-Day Market that is held in different villages surrounding the lake is our next attraction. This is absolutely a magnificent place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and experience exotic market atmosphere.
After lunch time, the boat will take us to a beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be definitely relaxing to walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries. In the late afternoon, we take a flight to Mandalay. On arrival, we will be welcomed and transferred to hotel for overnight accommodation.

Indein Temple Complex in Myanmar.

Indein Temple Complex in Myanmar.

Day 9: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura (B)
Being famous as the Buddhism centre in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monastery. The most fascinating visit will be the time to behold the monks doing their worship and having meals.
In the morning, we transfer from the city to Sagaing Hill and discover the monk education, visit Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay. After that, we continue our trip with next visit to Amarapura. We will take a walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself. Overnight in Mandalay.

Small Buddha statues outside Uminthonze Pagoda.

Small Buddha statues outside Uminthonze Pagoda.

Day 10: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we driver to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90 tons ringing bell.
In the afternoon, our next visit is Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda – known as the world biggest book and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sun-set and the panoramic view of the city. We spend the night in Mandalay.

Shwenandaw Monastery in Myanmar.

Shwenandaw Monastery in Myanmar.

Day 11: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B)
Early in this morning, our car will transfer us to the jetty for the daily boat along Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan – Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Arrive Bagan in the late afternoon between 15:00 and 17:00 depends on the water level, we will be picked up from the jetty and transfer to the hotel in Bagan for check in. Overnight in Bagan.

Bagan Ancient City at dawn.

Bagan Ancient City at dawn.

Day 12: Bagan sightseeing (B)
We will start our day with a visit to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the ShweSandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

Nyang U Market in Bagan, Myanmar.

Nyang U Market in Bagan, Myanmar.

Day 13: Bagan – Mt. Popa (B)
Leaving the ancient Bagan temples behind, we begin the drive to Mt Popa. Now it’s time to join in 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. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Bagan for overnight accommodation.

Mount Popa at dusk.

Mount Popa at dusk.

Day 14: Bagan – Drive to Pyay (B)
After breakfast, we will travel by car to Pyay about 350km – 6 hours drive. Today, we will visit the ShweMyetHman Pagoda (the Buddha Image with a pair of golden spectacles) at ShweDaung; the ShweSandaw Pagoda in Pyay and near Hmawza is the Thayaykhittaya (10 km out of Pyay), the scattered ruins of ancient Pyu capital, roughly circular in form (area 14 sq km). Near the center are the rectangular foundations of the palace walls. Outside the city walls are four pagodas (Baw BawGyi; PhayaGyi; Phaya Ma and Be BeGyi which were built around 5th century A.D). Overnight in a hotel in Pyay.

Phayamar Pagoda in Thayaykhittaya near Pyay.

Phayamar Pagoda in Thayaykhittaya near Pyay.

Day 15: Pyay – Drive to Yangon (B)
After breakfast, we take a 6-hour drive to Yangon. After discovering the local life at busy river port, we check in our hotel in Yangon and have the rest of the day free at leisure. We spend the night in Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

Day 16: Yangon Departure (B)
Free time until our car arrives to take us to Yangon International Airport for our flight home. Tour ends.

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INCLUSIONS
What’s Included:

  • Domestic flight: 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 and airport taxes (US$ 10.00 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 fees

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

Yangon Summit Park View
Kyaikhtiyo Kyaikhto Hotel
Taungoo Amazing Kaytu Hotel
Kalaw Hill Top Villa
Inle Lake Paramount Hotel
Mandalay Hotel Yadanarbon
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel
Pyay Mingalar Garden Hotel