Day 1: Yangon Arrival – City Tour
Mingalaba! Welcome to majestic Yangon. Today, meet and greet your local guide at the airport. Then embark to a private car to transfer to the downtown city. Along the way, you will capture a first glimpse of the scenery in the largest city of Myanmar. It has been through centuries that far-famed for its colonial architecture that has been influenced by British colonial time.
Ready for soft sightseeing of the day with the first visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Be amazed by the super marvelous reclining Buddha image with 66 meters long and 16 meters high. Take your time to observe the local pilgrim who gathers at the feet of the statue to pay homage and pray. From the pagoda, stroll through Kandawgyi Lake, where is noted for Karaweik Hall, one of the most gorgeous landmarks in the city. The lakeshore is an ideal place to save your best photo to the serene lake.
Your trip to Yangon cannot be completed without visiting Shwedagon Pagoda. Probably it is the most fantastic Buddhist pagoda in Yangon, if not Myanmar. Dating back to over 2500 years ago, the pagoda noted for its main stupa topped with over 7000 diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Enjoy the majestic sunset over the twinkling pagoda and return to the hotel in the evening.
Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Say goodbye to Yangon this morning to board a flight to the ancient Bagan. Spend the whole day to uncover the charm of a fascinating city packed into thousands of temples. Upon Bagan, head to Nyaung U Market, the best place in the region to gaze out at the local life. Then ready to discover the most outstanding pagoda in the region. You temple trip might include Shwezigon, one of the most important religious sites in Myanmar; Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the ancient Bagan; Thatbynyu, the highest temple in the region; Dhammayangyi, the largest temple.
In the afternoon, gain local insight at a lacquerware workshop where the artisans create unique items. As the sun goes down, it is the perfect time to watch the sunset of Bagan from the sunset hill – the highlight that you never want to miss while visiting Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – Amazing Golf Course (B)
Power up your morning with a drive to Bagan Golf Course. Perhaps it is one of the most stunning golf courses in Myanmar as it is set among a fantastic temple complex of Bagan. The great space will definitely satisfy any golfers!
After that, let’s get on a horse cart ride and see Bagan from a different perspective. The carriage will slowly lead you through the dusty paths of Bagan dotted with countless pagodas.
In the late afternoon, head to the jetty to embark on a private boat trip sailing along the sparkling Irrawaddy River. The boat trip is hoped to fulfill your amazing day in Bagan with a fantastic view of the sunset over the region.
Day 4: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay (B)
Leave Bagan this morning to take a domestic flight to Mandalay, a great cultural center of Myanmar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in, then spend the whole day to explore the hidden treasure of Mandalay. Make your first visit of the day at Mahamuni Pagoda, the second sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar next to Shwedagon Pagoda. Upon here, male visitors are able to join in washing the Buddha image.
What’s a better way to gain local insight than paying a visit to a workshop where golf leaves, woodcarving, and marble carving is made. After that, follow your guide to the Golden Palace Monastery (or also known as Shwenandaw Monastery). It is said to be the most important historical monastery in Mandalay. Take this chance to discover the great architecture of the teak wood design. Highlight your sightseeing trip with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest Buddhist book carved on 729 marble slabs.
Before sunset, make your way to U Bein Bridge. The longest and oldest teak bridge in the world was once mentioned by CNNGo as “one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset.”
Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun (B)
Along with the great heritage sites, Mandalay also offers a perfect blend of golf making it an ideal place in Myanmar for a golf vacation. After breakfast, transfer to Shwe Man Taung Golf Resort or Mandalay Hill Golf Club for a morning game.
In the afternoon, embark on a private boat trip upstream to reach the ancient village of Mingun. About 45-minute ride from Mandalay, Mingun possesses many of the most impressive relics in Myanmar. Visit Mingun Bell, the second largest intact bronze bell in the world. From here stroll through the unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the main attraction of Mingun which was intended to be the largest pagoda in the world. Fulfill your trip in Mingun with a final visit to Hsinbyume Temple, an incredible white-washed temple built in honor to the first queen of King Bagyidaw.
Back to Mandalay, discover Mandalay Royal Palace, the former residence of the last Burmese King. Here, get a glimpse at the fantastic architecture of the palace and learn about its history from your guide.
In the evening, expect to enjoy another super marvelous sunset of Myanmar from the top of Mandalay Hill. As the sun slowly goes down to the horizon, listen to the harmony of wind swaying into the air in the sunset time to fulfill your memorable day.
Day 6: Mandalay – Yangon – Pun Hlaing Golf Resort (B)
Leave Mandalay this morning to take a flight back to Yangon. Then excite your morning of day 6 with a drive to Pun Hlaing Golf Resort, one of the best golf courses in Myanmar. Nestled amidst the lush jungle, the golf course offers payers with a breathtaking view surrounding.
The rest of the day, spend your time exploring Bogyoke Market, the largest bazaar of Yangon. From the stairway to the main area, you will find a variety of Burmese souvenirs from lacquerware, jewelry, gems, to clothing. Take this chance to bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere! (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday)
Day 7: Yangon – Departure (B)
Enjoy the day at leisure until the driver comes to pick you up to transfer to the airport to take a departure flight. Trip ends. We hope that you would love the itinerary we offer for this 7-day tour Myanmar. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!