This 9-day Myanmar luxury private tour will bring you to one of the most magical, deeply spiritual countries in Asia. The tour is an introduction of Myanmar with an insider’s perspective of the unrivaled level of service and insight, of opportunity to interact with local people, of experience amazing ancient temples and ruins. You can find it all here.
 

Duration: 9 Days/8 NightsSacred Myanmar – 9 Days map
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bagan – Mount Popa – Pindaya – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Type: In depth-culture & history, Nature & Landscape Discovery, Sightseeing & Experience
Tour CategoryMyanmar luxury tour
Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the chain of pagodas in Yangon including Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda
  • Hike up to Mt Popa, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Bagan and learn about the Nat (natural spirit) of Burmese people
  • Marvel at thousands of golden Buddha images in Pindaya cave
  • Marvel at the incredible sea of temples in Bagan and visit the most beautiful among over 2200 pagodas
  • Enjoy an authentic local dinner and a Burmese cultural show in Karaweik Hall
    See the endless floating gardens, houses, and monasteries in Inle Lake
  • Gain insight into the local life and production in the visits to local factories and workshops

Experience this 9-day Luxury 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 & 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:
Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 2:
Yangon Sightseeing (B)
Day 3:
Yangon – Bagan Discovery (B)
Day 4:
Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B)
Day 5:
Bagan Sightseeing (B)
Day 6
: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (B)
Day 7:
Kalaw – Kakku – Inle Lake (B)
Day 8:
Inle Lake Discovery (B)
Day 9:
Inle Lake – 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: Yangon Arrival (D)

Welcomed upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, we will be driven to our hotel. The rest of the day will be free to recover. This evening, we will have Welcome dinner in Karaweik Palace which overlooking to 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.

karaweik palace yangon

Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the sacred Shwedagon pagoda – the most prominent monument in Yangon where is said to be home to the Buddha relics. From here take a drive to the Sule Pagoda – one of the oldest pagodas in Myanmar dating back to approximately 2500 years ago.
We then visit the hectic Chinese Town to enjoy exotic streets of Yangon downtown and British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings. Finally, move to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see the 70-m long reclining Buddha and Myanmar’s holiest monument. We spend the night in Yangon.

chauk htat gyi pagoda reclining image

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan Discovery (B)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, board a morning flight direct flight from Yangon to Bagan – Myanmar’s archeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside.
Welcome upon arrival with a visit to the busy Nyang U Market in Old Bagan where you will capture the first glimpse at the daily life of the local people and an array of local products, flowers, and vegetables. Proceed to the beautiful gold-leaf Shwezigon pagoda and learn new things from the Burmese Buddhist tradition.
We continuously visit Ananda temple and we will stop along the way in the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. In this afternoon, we take a tour of a local lacquer wear workshop and learn about this traditional craft. Overnight in Bagan.

ananda temple

Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B)

After breakfast, we enjoy a scenic drive to Mt. Popa, which is the most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar. Our experienced tour guide will lead us to Popa Kalat Monastery where we see Popa National Park with its beautiful panorama view. On the way back to Bagan, we will experience the traditional palm work, cigar maker and peanut oil distillation. We spend the night in Bagan.

Mt-popa-in-bagan-one-of-the-most-sacred-mountain-in-Myanmar

Day 5: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

This morning, we will have an exotic horse cart riding, we will go to one of the biggest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby, continue our sightseeing trip to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, experience the architectural difference in MyaZedi pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The most amazing bonus of this day trip is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan the ShweSandaw pagoda. Overnight in a hotel in Bagan.

bagan temples panoramic view

Day 6: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Heho. On arrival, we will take a nice drive to Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. Our next visit on this day tour is Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that is used by monks all around the country. Then drive back to Kalaw. Overnight in a hotel in Kalaw.

pindaya cave buddha images

Day 7: Kalaw – Kakku – Inle Lake (B)

Today, we will visit the unique “5 days market” in Kalaw. This is absolutely a magnificent place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and experience the exotic market atmosphere.
After that, we will take a 2-hour drive to Kakku crossing through the spectacular landscape, railway line, and small villages inhabited to the Pa-Oh people. Our first touch of Kakku is breathtaking: there are more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 meters high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. In the late afternoon, we will come back to Inle Lake where we will spend the night.

pa oh people in kalaw

Day 8: Inle Lake Discovery (B)

After breakfast, we board on a motorboat for a sightseeing tour to Nam Pan village where you will spend the time to learn about the local canoe carving and cigar making. The boat will take us to the 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 which have been left to nature for centuries.
Visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is Ngaphechaung monastery to marvel at the collection of many impressive Budha images and also known as jumping cat pagoda. Overnight in Inle Lake.

inle lake view

Day 9: Inle Lake – Yangon – Departure (B)

Free time until our car arrives to take us to the airport for a morning flight back to Yangon. On arrival, we will be free in good time to connect the homeward flight. Myanmar tour ends.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

INCLUSIONS
What’s Included:

  • 3 Domestic flights: Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Heho; 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 tax (US$ 10.00 per person)
  • Balloon over Bagan
  • 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

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 Travel Vietnam will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

Hotels & Ratings (4 & 5* Standard)

YangonThe 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
BaganAureum 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
KalawHill Top Villa

  • Lies on top the Kalaw Hill offering the mesmerizing view to the mountain and valley
  • Bungalow set in a peaceful garden creating a tranquil scenery to relax
  • 24-hour service
Inle LakeInle 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