This 9-day Myanmar 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, Sightseeing & Experience
Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the chain of legend pagodas in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda & Sule Pagoda
  • Visit 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 caves
  • Immerse into the incredible temple ocean in Bagan and visit the most beautiful ones in over 3000 pagodas
  • Gain insight into the local life and production in Inle Lake whilst visits local factories and workshops

Experience this 9-day Myanmar 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.

the fresh nyang u market - myanmar luxury tourWe continuously visit Ananda temple and we will stop along the way in the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. 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.

the taung kalat on the top of mount popa

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.

Nga phe chaung monastery - the sacred pagoda enshrine 5 images of the buddhaVisit Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is the 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. Your Myanmar tour ends.

Price: Please contact us for the price of this package

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* Standard)

YangonChatrium Hotel
BaganAmata Garden Resort 
KalawHill Top Villa
Inle LakeInle Lake Spa & Resort