This Myanmar 5 day itinerary will give you an introduction to Burma - an alluring country of golden pagodas and diverse culture. You will immerse the most beautiful & holiest temples, pagodas here. During the trip, you will have many chances to interact with local people, especially venture the local market - Scott, plentiful of lacquerware, shoulder bags to puppets and jewelry.
 

Tour Code: GMT6
Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Yangon
Tour Type: Sightseeing & Discovery, Nature, History, and Culture
Tour Category: Myanmar classic tours

Experience this 5-day Myanmar Overture 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 accommodation 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: Arrival Yangon (D)
Day 2: Yangon – Morning Fly to Bagan – Bagan Full Day Visit (B)
Day 3: Bagan – Mt. Popa (B)
Day 4: Bagan – Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 5: 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)

Upon arrival at Yangon International airport, greeted by a local tour guide and the driver then transfer to the hotel and enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

Back to Old Bagan, we take one-hour sunset on the horse cart. The horse cart driver will take us to the small path that other vehicles can’t come in. We seem to come from the fairy tale or legend story. Overnight in Bagan.

bagan sunset view

Day 2: Yangon – Morning Fly to Bagan – Bagan Full Day Visit (B)

This morning enjoy a takeaway breakfast then transfer to the airport for our short domestic flight (1 hour 10 minutes) to Bagan. Welcome upon arrival in Bagan, we then start to explore Bagan – the land of stupa and Buddha statues. 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 this country. This is also an ideal place for beautiful local Art, such as Lacquerware, bamboo works & wonderful local made cloth.

Myanmar 5 days to a Lacquer workshop in BaganMyanmar 5 days to a Lacquer workshop in Bagan

Upon arival, visit the Nyaung U Market for a first glimpse at the local life and trading. The maket area is where you will discover a variety of local staples, hearing the delightful sound of people bartering for their product.
After that, we will make our excursion to one of the hills in Old Bagan for a panoramic view to the region. From here, we will see the jungle of brown, golden and white stupas around in the middle of trees, pieces of peanut, bean, sesame farms… After that, we discover some most famous, beautiful pagodas such as Ananda Temple, Htilomin lo Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Thabinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple. We also stop at Traditional Lacquerware Industry, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. At the end of the day, we will enjoy the sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

Myanmar itinerary 5 days to the Dhammayangyi Gyi Temple

Day 3: Bagan – Mt Popa (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, we travel to Mt Popa, where is about more than one hour driving from Bagan. On the way, we will stop at a workshop where the farmers here will show tourist how to pick up palm fruit, how to make candy, wine… from the palm. It’s so lovely to walk around the leave and bamboo tree.

Mount Popa in Bagan-Myanmar tour 5 days

Mt Popa is located on the Popa mountain which is a volcanic plug rising straight up out of a plain, and with the temple on top is a spectacular sight. There are hundreds of monkey that fed up with local people. They will follow tourists if they see the food, therefore, everyone should watch out for monkeys here.
On the way back to Bagan, we will stop at a village to explore the daily life of a village without electricity. The villagers use water from the rain and from the mountain. They take water from the public water station in the gate of the village then carry home by cow cart. We can stop at any family, chat with local people and we will stop at a local primary school to contact the children here.

Day 4: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – City Tour (B)

Say goodbye to Bagan this morning to take a flight back to Yangon. Yangon city is a must-see city for tourists who want to see a different Asia. It’s the largest city in Myanmar with the combination of nature and cultures and communities. This city was found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya and Yangon means “End of Strife”.
After breakfast, we visit the Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) where we can see the Marble Buddha statue with 600 tones weight. Later, we visit Yangon’s city center featuring Sule Pagoda at the city center and colonial building and walk around the Mahabandoola Park to see the colonial courthouse and the city hall.

 

Visit Shwedagon pagoda in Myanmar tour 5 days

In the afternoon, we will explore Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market and visit the World famous Shwedagon Pagoda where we will take the lift to the top of the hill, walk around the pagoda and see how the local people praise. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday). The main gold-plated dome is topped by a stupa containing over 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires, the whole giddy concoction offset by a massive emerald positioned to reflect the last rays of the setting sun. Overnight in Yangon.

explore Bogyoke Aungsan market in Myanmar tour 5 days

Day 5: Yangon – Departure (B)

After breakfast this morning, wait for the driver to pick you up to the airport to take an international flight to your departure. Trip ends.
We hope that you would love this Myanmar itinerary 5 days. Thank you for traveling with us!

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

INCLUSIONS
What’s included:

  • domestic flights: Yangon – Bagan – 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

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

YangonSummit Park View
BaganBagan Thande Hotel