The charm of Myanmar has allured countless tourists as it always keeps evolving and disclosing its raw and unique beauty to the world. Take this 8-day tour with us and expose yourself to Myanmar’s best-known tourist hot spots namely Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan. Reward yourself with a city tour, a cruise aboard the traditionally styled ship as well as thrilling experience with a 700-hundred steps climb up to Mt. Popa. Regardless of your goal – sights, sounds or cultures – we truly understand your needs and concerns to design a full Myanmar tour that will meet your expectations.

Tour Code: GMT07Myanmar Classic Tour – 8 Days map
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, History, and Culture
Tour Category: Myanmar classic tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy the fabulous mix of Burmese & British colonial featured on the outstanding building in Yangon
  • Admire a chain of magnificent pagodas in the country including Sule Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, etc
  • Capture the gorgeous sunset in Bagan – one of the best sunsets in the world
  • Gain an insight into the art and architecture of Bagan dating back to thousand years ago
  • Learn about the Nat (spirit) of Burmese people on a trip to the top of Mt Popa

Experience this Myanmar Classic Tour 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, big window
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: well-chosen hotels are listed below. Besides, various types of accommodation are available, from 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels in the best location, good value 3-star hotels, to boutique hotels reflect the style of the region

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 2: Yangon – City Tour (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay (B)
Day 4: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B, L)
Day 5: Mandalay – Boat to Bagan
Day 6: Bagan – Full Day Visit (B)
Day 7: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Yangon (B)
Day 8: Departure Yangon (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: Yangon Arrival (D)

Mingalaba! Welcome upon arrival by local tour guide then we transfer to the hotel. Checking in, relax for the rest of the day and enjoy welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Yangon.

myanmar classic tour

Day 2: Yangon City tour (B)

Yangon city is a must-see city for tourists who want to see a different Asia. It’s the largest city in Myanmar with a combination of nature and cultures and communities. This city was found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya and Yangon means “End of Strife”.

Loka Chantha Abhaya Laba Marble Buddha Image in Myanmar itinerary 8 daysStart the first day of Myanmar itinerary 8 days with a visit to Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi). After that, we visit Chauk Htat Gyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha, Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for the photo stop, Yangon’s city center featuring Sule Pagoda at the city center and colonial building. Before enjoying the sunset at Yangon’s city center covering the world’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda, we drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market.

Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay (B)

Take away breakfast which is prepared by the hotel, we take our early morning flight to Mandalay where we spend a full day exploring the city’s highlights. Make your first visit of the day at Mahamuni Pagoda, home to the most highly revered Buddha image of the country. Then, proceed to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda where houses a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble.
Our next stop will be Shwenandaw Monastery. The monastery is also known as the Golden Palace as used to be a part of the Royal Palace and a textbook example of the exquisite wood carving.
Today’s sightseeing also includes a visit to Mandalay Palace, the residence of the last Burmese king. Inside the palace is a boutique of chambers for you to discover.
End of the day, we enjoy the sunset on Mandalay Hill and relax. Overnight in Mandalay.

Myanmar 8 day itinerary with a visit to Shwenandaw Monastery in Mandalay

Day 4: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B, L)

Hope you have a good sleep last night. The fourth day of our Myanmar itinerary 8 days begins with a private boat trip along the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun, a small town on the west bank of Mandalay.
Stop at Settawya Pagoda and enjoy the tranquil aura around the whitewashed pagoda which was built to house a marble footprint of the Buddha.
Take leisure walk to Mingun Pahtotawgyi, a massive unfinished pagoda built to be the largest pagoda in the world. Then head to the world-renowned ringing Mingun Bell & Yatheintan Pagoda.
In the afternoon, we drive to Sagaing Hill where is known as the living center of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar nowadays. From here, we can see the hillsides are dotted with many Pagodas and Monasteries. Continuing visiting Khaungmudaw Pagoda before seeing the sunset on the top of Sagaing Hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.

the white-washed mingun temple is an ideal place to visit in myanmar tour 8 days

Day 5: Mandalay – boat to Bagan

Today we travel to Bagan by cruise ship along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Catching Bagan in the early evening, we check-in and relax. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan – Full Day Visit (B)

Bagan is a city where visitors can visit all year around. With more than 2,000 Pagodas & Temples dating back more than 1500 years of history, Bagan is one of the most fascinating places for visitors when traveling to this country. This is also an ideal place for beautiful local Art, such as Lacquerware, bamboo works & wonderful local made cloth.
After breakfast, we visit Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decoration, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of Jataka scenes. Later on, we visit Myinkaba Village, observe the process of Traditional Lacquer ware Industry one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.

In the afternoon, we visit Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Before enjoying the sunset over the site from the breathtaking sunset hill, we stop at the colorful Nyaung U Market. This is a real local market selling beautiful fruit and vegetables, meats, fish, clothes. Overnight in Bagan.

Shwezigon pagoda - one of the most famous attraction for 8 days myanmar tour

Day 7: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Yangon (B)

A little bit challenge today for up climbing more than 700 hundred steps to visit Mt. Popa. The view from the top of Mt. Popa is spectacular. It’s a worthy place to visit before transferring back to the airport to take our evening flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Visit Mt Popa in Myanmar tour 8 days

Day 8: Departure Yangon (B)

Today we take some last minutes shopping then transfer back to the airport for our departure flight. Trip ends. We hope that you would love the itinerary for Myanmar tour 8 days we offer. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets (Yangon – Mandalay; Bagan – Yangon)
  • Boat from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Boat excursion to Mingun village
  • Water during the trip

What’s excluded?

  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense (phone call, laundry, beverages)

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Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

YangonSummit Park View
MandalayMandalay City
BaganAyeyar River View