Myanmar radiates the exotic glamour of an uncovered destination. Beautiful, unique and appealing with diverse cultures and rich history, exploring the country so far like taking a trip back in time to witness the romance, peace, and magic come to life
 

Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Tour Routine: Yangon – Golden Rock – Bagan – Mt Popa – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Yangon
Intended Travel Date: Available all the time
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Type: Adventure & Discovery, Trekking, In-depth Cultural
Tour Category:
Tour Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the magnificent temples of Bagan
  • Climb to Mandalay Hill for sunset vista
  • Explore the spiritual & Buddhist architectures of the largest city in Myanmar
  • Take breathtaking boat trips and watch the leg-rowing fishermen glide across the majestic lake
  • Trek through the scenic landscape of Pindaya and indulge in the vibrant community of the hill tribes

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: Yangon (-)
Day 2: Yangon – Golden Rock (B)
Day 3: Golden Rock – Yangon – Bagan by flight (B)
Day 4: Bagan (B)
Day 5: Bagan – Popa – Mandalay (B)
Day 6: Mandalay – Amarapura (B)
Day 7: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun (B)
Day 8: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (B)
Day 9: Pindaya – Yasakyi (B/ L/ D) (4-5 hours trek)
Day 10: Yasakyi Monastery – Kan Hla Kone Village (B/L/D)
Day 11: Kan Hla Kone Village – Pindaya – Transfer to Inle Lake (B)
Day 12: Inle Lake (B)
Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein – Heho –Yangon (B)
Day 14: 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 (-)

Mingalabar! Welcome to Myanmar, the land of Golden Temples.
Today, our guide will welcome you at Yangon International Airport at the Arrival Hall. Then drive through the city and enjoy a half-day private city tour. Your scenic drive will take you through the antique colonial buildings. Many of which are unique that you cannot find anywhere else in Asia. From the Post Office, a lovely historical building, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Park and Independent Monument, head straight to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagda where you will admire the massive 66 meters long reclining Buddha image, one of the most sacred Buddha images in the country.
After that, move to Kandawgyi Royal Lake, a beautiful artificial lake to take photos before transferring to the hotel for check-in.
In the late afternoon, follow your guide to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most famous pagoda which is the pride of Yangon, if not the whole Myanmar. As the sun immerses everything in golden light, enjoy the peaceful scenery and observe the daily homage of the local pilgrimages.

chauk htat gyi pagoda

Day 2: Yangon – Golden Rock (B)

Leave Yangon early this morning to take a drive to Golden Rock (5 hours). In the late morning, arrive at Golden Rock base camp and transfer to transit junction with a small open truck for about an hour. Then you will take an hour’s walk to reach the top of Kaikhtiyo Pagoda where you will see the marvelous Golden Rock perched on a rock cliff. Enjoy the spectacular view of the mountain ranges chasing one after another in the sunset.

local pilgrim at Golden Rock

Day 3: Golden Rock – Yangon – Bagan by flight (B)

Wake up early this morning to stroll around the hill site and enjoy the breathtaking sunrise in the peaceful scenery of the mountain area.
After that, drive back to Yangon and transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan (B)

Today is a full day to explore Bagan. Start the day with a visit to the Nyaung U Market, an authentic market where you will get a glimpse at the daily life of the local people.
Next up, spend the whole day to explore the great treasure of Bagan. Your guide will take you to some of the most famous pagodas in the region to explore the ancient art and architecture as well as get to know more about the Buddhist teaching. You might visit Shwezigon, one of the most sacred temples in Myanmar containing the relic of Buddha; Ananda, an elegant temple dating back to the 12th century featuring the great architecture of Mon and Indian.

shwezigon pagoda - one of the best places to learn Buddhist teaching in BaganIn the afternoon, visit a local lacquerware workshop where you will have the first-hand experience witnessing the skillful artisan creating the finest lacquerware in Myanmar.
Later on, drive through the countless temples and stupas to reach the sunset hill, a perfect place to enjoy the majestic sunset of Bagan. Sit back and be amazed by the magical beauty of the sun slowly going down behind the undulating temples.

local lacquerware workshop in bagan

Day 5: Bagan – Popa – Mandalay (B)

After breakfast, drive to Mount Popa, a spectacular extinct volcano that is home to 37 Nats of Burma. On arrival, hike up to 777 steps to reach Taung Kalat Monastery. Listen to your guide to know more about the Nats worship and its role in the life of Burmese people.
In the afternoon, drive to Mandalay.

Day 6: Mandalay City Tour – Amarapura (B)

Start the day with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, which is the second most sacred religious site next to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Observe the daily homage of the locals and learn more about the process of carrying the Buddha image in Mahamuni Museum.
What’s a better way to get better interaction with the local than visiting an artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making, woodcarving and marble carving? Here you will see the clever artisan creating the intricate items entirely by hand.
Following your afternoon sightseeing with a visit to Golden Palace Monastery (also known as Shwenandaw Monastery), which used to be the residence of King Thibaw, the last Burmese King. Then proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest Buddhist book carved on 729 marble slabs.
Before sunset, drive to U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world which gently curves across the serene Taungthaman Lake. It has gone through 200 years that become one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in Myanmar.

kuthodaw pagoda - highlight of myanmar trekking tour

Day 7: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun (B)

The morning of day 7 delivers you to Mingun, an idyllic village in the north-west of Mandalay. Enjoy a scenic boat trip along the Irrawaddy River before visiting Mingun Bell, the second largest ringing bell in the world. Transferring by tuk-tuk to visit the elegant Hsinbyume Temple, a white-washed temple built by king Bagyidaw as a way to show his love Queen Hsinbyume, his wife, who unfortunately lost her life during childbirth.
Be amazed by the massive Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the world’s largest unfinished pagoda before getting a glimpse at several small crafting traditional basketry and other artistic items. Stop and interact with the craftsmen to gain more local experience.
As you return to Mandalay in the afternoon, explore the Royal Palace, a large complex of dozens of impressive buildings.
Leaving the palace we drive up to Mandalay Hill to marvel at the commanding view to the city.

hsinbyume temple in mingun village

Day 8: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (B)

This morning, say goodbye to Mandalay to take a flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake, the mesmerizing natural destination in Shan State. On arrival, we travel by road to Pindaya, a lovely hill town to visit Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images placed by the local pilgrims over centuries.
After that, drive to Nyaung Shwe to get on a private boat to transfer to your hotel.

pindaya caves

Day 9: Pindaya – Yasakyi (B/ L/ D) (4-5 hours trek)

A full day to trek through the scenic landscape of Pindaya. After breakfast, walk to the market for a first glimpse of the local trading. Then walk through the hills to Htut Ni village of the Danu tribe. Along the way, you will witness the farming land where the Danu cultivates cheroot, tea damsons, and mangoes. We will stop at See Kya Inn, another village of Danu for lunch.
Afternoon trekking continues with 2 hours to Yasakyi village. Here you will explore the life of Padaung tribes’ life. Observe how they dry cheroot in a specially designed oven.
This evening enjoys a simple dinner and accommodation at Yasakyi Monastery.

 

Day 10: Yasakyi Monastery – Kan Hla Kone Village (B/L/D)

Wake up in the sound of birds singing this morning. After breakfast, start the day with a 40-minute trek through the village of the Danu tribe. Along the way, you will catch the images of people cultivate peanut, corn, ginger and other crops on the hillsides.
As you arrive at the Danu Village of Lin Lai Inn, continue trekking about 40 minutes to Me Ne Taung, the village of Pa-oh people. Today enjoy a cozy lunch at Pin Sein Pinn Village and take this chance to chat with the people to share your own cultural experience.
This afternoon, take 2 hours trek to Kan Hla Kone for overnight.

Danu people

Day 11: Kan Hla Kone Village – Pindaya – Transfer to Inle Lake (B)

Enjoy a scenic trek this morning through the hills leading up to several villages in which the people produce Shan tea in a traditional way. You will see many dry tea leaves while walking through the tea plantations. What’s more, the hill also offers you great views of the surrounding Shan plateau.
Later on, transfer to the hotel in Inle Lake by car.trekking in pindaya

Day 12: Inle Lake Discovery (B)

A full day for you to take amazing boat trips to explore the highlights of Inle Lake and discover the life of the Intha inhabitants who have lived for over 100 years on the lake. Morning is an ideal time for you to capture the iconic image of Intha leg-rowing fishermen. Pass through endless floating gardens and houses where your guide will give you an introduction to the way people create it. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest site in southern Shan State where enshrines five sacred golden images of the Buddha. Then stop for a visit to the local handicrafts of blacksmith where you will see many beautiful accessories made by hand. Finally, proceed to Nampan village to discover the cheroot factory and canoe carving.

Phaung daw oo pagoda - the holiest site in inle lake

Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein – Heho –Yangon (B)

The morning of day 3 delivers you to Indein, a remote village where thousands of magnificent stupas in Shwe Indein Pagoda are waiting for you to discover. Start the day with a visit to the market which rotates locations every five days.

golden stupas - shwe indein pagoda

Stroll around the market area to observe the local trading and see the hill tribes dressed in colorful attires barter for their goods. Your guide then also leads you to visit the “long neck” women who now still remain their traditional weaving on stilt-houses.
In the afternoon, check out at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Yangon.inle lake longneck girls

Day 14: Yangon – Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy your free time at leisure until the driver comes to pick you up to transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Trip ends. Thank you for making your 14-day trip to Myanmar with Go Myanmar Tours!

What’s Included?

  • (13) Nights accommodation with breakfast
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • 3 Domestic air tickets (Yangon – Bagan & Mandalay – Inle Lake – Yangon)
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake & Mingun
  • Open truck fee at Golden Rock
  • 3 days – 2 nights trekking in Pindaya
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Experienced Russian speaking local tour guide
  • Government tax & Service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • Other meals & drinks
  • International airport tax and flight tickets
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

3 * Hotels

4 * Hotels 

YangonReno Hotel or Summit Park View Hotel or similarEsperado Lake View or Taw Win Garden Hotel or similar
Golden RockGolden Sunrise or Eternity Resort or similarMountain Top Hotel or similar
BaganBagan Umbra or Razagyo Hotel or Hotel Yadanarbon Bagan or similarThiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort or Ayeyar River View Resort
MandalayHotel Yadanarbon Mandalay or Victoria Palace Hotel or Magic Hotel or similarTriumph Hotel or Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar or similar
PindayaPindaya Inle Inn
Inle LakeAmazing Nyaung Shwe or 81 Central or Mount Inle or similarAmata Garden Resort or Ananta Inle Resort or similar