This great Myanmar classic tour features Myanmar’s most popular attractions offering you many chances to explore the highlights of Myanmar such as the vibrant city of Yangon, the culture city of Mandalay, the ancient town of Bagan, the hill town of Kalaw, the impressive cave in Pindaya and finally enjoy a boat trip on the picturesque Inle Lake.
 

Tour Code: GMT10Myanmar Highlight Tour – 10 Days map
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Mandalay – Amarapura – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Type: In depth-culture & history, Nature & Landscape Discovery, Sightseeing & Experience
Tour Category: Myanmar Classic tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Admire the country’s outstanding golden pagodas including Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, & Sulamuni Pagoda in Mandalay
  • Get to know about the traditional silk weaving in a local workshop in Mandalay
  • Learn how to make traditional cheroot in a factory on Inle Lake
  • Explore the archaeological site in Bagan with over 2000 ancient temples and pagodas
  • Walk on the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world: U Bein Bridge
  • Admire the poetic sunset on Inle Lake and meet the Intha leg-rowing fishermen
  • Approach the local life in Nyaung U Market of Bagan

Experience this Myanmar Highlight Tour With:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge and humor (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 accommodation. 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:
Arrival Yangon (D)
Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay (B)
Day 4: Mandalay – Amarapura – Boat to Mingun (B)
Day 5: Mandalay – Boat to Bagan (B)
Day 6: Bagan Exploration (B)
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake (B, L)
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein Full Day by Boat (B)
Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to 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: Arrival Yangon (D)

Mingalabar! Welcome to the Golden Land of Myanmar. Today, welcomed at the airport by local tour guide and driver at Yangon International airport, then transfer to the city center where we spend a short time to get the very first look at the charming city. Enjoy your scenic drive through the city’s colonial buildings to marvel at the fabulous mix of Burmese and colonial architecture that somehow have been faded but still be fascinating.

Before sunset, head to the World famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the pride of Yangon, if not Myanmar. Stroll around the temple to witness the golden dome light up the sunshine at the sunset. To gain more local experience, why don’t down your knees and pray like a local pilgrim and feel your soul purifying with the light breeze and the sound of ringing bells on the top of the stupa.

Later on, check-in at the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Yangon.

shwedagon pagoda

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, cultures, and communities. This city was found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya and Yangon means “End of Strife”.
Today, we visit LawkaChantharArbayarLaba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi). After that, we visit Chauk Htat Gyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda to admire a colossal reclining Buddha. Then we transfer to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for the photo stop. Finally, enjoy the view while your driver takes you through the Strand Hotel, Post Office and City Hall which leads you to the  2500-year-old Sule Pagoda at the city center. Relax on the rest day.

 

Visit Yangon Sule Pagoda in Myanmar tour 10 days

Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay (B)

Take away breakfast which is prepared by hotel, then we take our early morning flight to Mandalay, the royal capital where we spend full day sightseeing with Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most important religious sites in Myanmar housing a highly revered Buddha images; Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (a large Buddha image carved out of single block of marble), Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving and intricated teakwood design where you will learn more about the architecture of Burma. Continue visiting Mandalay Palace, the last palace built by the Burmese Royals. End of the day, we enjoy the sunset on Mandalay Hill and relax. Overnight in Mandalay.

shwenadaw monastery Mandalay

Day 4: Mandalay – Amarapura – Boat to Mingun (B)

After breakfast, we have an excursion to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery, the largest Buddhist teaching in Myanmar which is home to 2000 monks. Learn about the daily life of Burmese monks in the monastery will be an interesting experience before you head to U Bein Bridge, the 200-year-old beautiful bridge which gently crossing the Taungthaman Lake. With its 1200 meters, it is said to be the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world. To marvel at the alluring of the picturesque lake, let take a boat trip to sail around the serene Taungthaman Lake, enjoy a glass of champagnes and observe the local life.  Then visit a local Traditional Hand-Woven silk workshop where is famous for producing the handwoven fabric and traditional Burmese clothing.

mandalay traditional silk workshopIn the afternoon, we take the boat trip to Mingun village on the west bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River to see the Settawya Pagoda, a medium white temple housing a marble carving of Buddha footprint.
Then your guide also takes you to Mingun Pahtotawgyi, an impressive ruin which intently built as the world’s largest Buddhist image but then was destroyed by an earthquake.
Take a leisure walk to the world-renowned ringing MingunBell & Myatheintan Pagoda, the dramatic white-washed temple built on the shape of Mt Meru, the famous mountain which is considered the center of the universe in Buddhist cosmology. Walking on the terraces of the temple is like stepping out of a new world. So never miss this experience once you visit the temple.
On the way back to Mandalay we enjoy the sunset on the boat.

U bein bridge and the fishermen

Day 5: Mandalay – Boat to Bagan (B)

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.

Mandalay Bagan boat trip

Day 6: Bagan Exploration (B)

Bagan is a city where visitors can visit all year around. With more than 2,000 Pagodas & Temples dating back to thousand years ago, 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 where you can learn more about Buddhist teaching. Gaze out at Htilominlo Temple an elegant temple which surviving after many earthquakes noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decoration. Later on, we visit Myinkaba Village to observe the process of the Traditional Lacquerware Industry one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.

Shwezigon pagoda - one of the most sacred religious sites in myanmar

In the afternoon, we visit Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Enjoy the view through Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple, one of the largest temples with its dramatic pyramid-shaped. Before sunset, transfer to the sunset hill and admire the majestic sunset over magnificent temples in the region. Overnight in Bagan.

discover the art of Bagan lacquerware in Myanmar tour 10 days

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

We take an early morning flight to Heho then drive to Inle Lake to take a boat trip to visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in Shan State where enshrines five 800-year-old Buddha images. Along your boat trip, you will get authentic experiences of watching the Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, and Stilt House Villages on the lake.
Your stunning boat trip then takes you to Ngaphechaung Monastery, the beautiful teakwood monastery built on stilts over 200 years ago. Previously, it is well known as the Jumping Cat Training Monastery, but now it is not available to watch it anymore. Nevertheless, the monastery still provides you with a nice view of the mesmerizing floating garden surrounding.

an Inle lake farmer working on his garden

 

Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein Full Day by Boat (B)

Today we take a boat trip on Inle Lake by boat to visit Indein, a small village on the west of Inle Lake where you will visit the Shwe Indein Pagoda, a complex of over 1600 ancient stupas dating back to the 16th century with different sizes and shapes. Among them, some are well-preserved in gold, some are dominated by nature over time. Spending your time to walk through the colonnade and observe the shop stalls which sell many interesting Burmese products. Then experience the Shan Cheroot making in the village before returning to the lake. Overnight in Inle Lake.

padaung girls

 

Day 9: Inle – Heho – Fly to Yangon – City Tour (B)

Say goodbye to Heho this morning to take a domestic flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, we visit Bogyoke Aungsan Market – a paradise for shopping Burmese souvenirs with an array of products such as gems, foods, tea, and clothes. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday).
After that, drive to the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral for a quick look at the lovely red Catholic church which is noted with impressive bridge design and dome architecture. From here head to Sule Pagoda to marvel at the landmark of Yangon which according to the legend that built over 2500 years ago.
Fulfill your dream trip in Myanmar with the final visit to the lively Little India and Chinatown where you will have a chance to marvel at the dramatic mosques, Hindu temples, colonial buildings, and street food vendors

Bogyoke Aungsan Market is the main shopping hub in Yangon

Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast this morning, day at leisure until the driver picks you up to the airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.
We hope you love this Myanmar trip and the travel service that we provided for you! Thank you for making your first trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

 

traditional dance in yangon

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

INCLUSIONS
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 – Heho; Heho – 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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Location

Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

YangonSummit Park View
MandalayMandalay City
BaganAyeyar River View
NyaungShweHupinKhaung Dine