Get a glimpse at the charming landscape of Myanmar through this 5-day trip to three of the best attractions in Myanmar. From Yangon, visit the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda to admire one of the greatest man-made masterpieces in the world. Then discover the cultural center of Mandalay where is home to the world's largest book. Not just beholding the beauty of the mainland, we also take you to the breathtaking Inle Lake to explore the exceptional life above the water.

Tour Code: MRC 02
Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route:
Yangon – Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour CategoryMyanmar itinerary 5 days
Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the incredible Yangon – an urban of the fabulous culture heritages and chains of golden sacred temples
  • Witness the magic comes to life while enjoying the majestic sunset on Inle Lake – home to the natural beauty and traditional practices
  • See the world’s largest Buddhist book in Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Gaze out at the hustling & bustling trade of Yangon at Bogyoke Aungsan Market
  • Enjoy interesting boat trips around Inle Lake – the gift of Mother Nature for the Intha people; discover the unique traditional practice

Experience this Myanmar 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, big window
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: listed below, including excellent 5-star hotels or 4-star hotels in the best location

Brief Itinerary: 
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Mandalay
Day 3: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 4: Inle Lake – Indein – Afternoon Flight to Yangon
Day 5: Yangon Departure

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

Upon your international arrival in Yangon, you will be transferred to the hotel where a savory lunch will have been prepared for you. In the afternoon, spend your time to explore the charm of the city.  Take leisure walk through the colonial buildings to gaze out at the fabulous mix of Burmese and colonial architecture.
In the late afternoon, visit Shwedagon Pagoda – the pride of Yangon. It has gone through over 2500 years that witness the city ‘s historical journey. Here listen to your guide introducing the legend of the pagoda and the outstanding architecture to know more about the pagoda. Be sure to stay here till twilight to marvel at the glittering hue radiates from the sky and merges its light to the dark. 
Your overnight accommodation will be either the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).

shwedagon pagoda

Day 2: Yangon – Mandalay

Leave Yangon this morning to take a domestic flight to Mandalay – a city of great culture. Make your first visit of the day at Mahamuni Pagoda, an important religious site in Myanmar housing one of the most highly revered Buddha images in the country.
After that, gain local insight at the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving, and bronze casting. And. if you love, why don’t you try your hands on making one under the careful guidance of the artisans? Then, charge energy with a flavorful lunch at a local restaurant before continuing our trip.

mahamuni pagodaIn the afternoon, visit the Golden Monastery admire the dramatic teakwood design of the Burmese people in the 19th century. Next up, visit Kuthodaw Paya, a complex of a golden stupa and hundreds of ancient shrines. Take leisure walk to explore the world’s largest Buddhist book which made from 729 marble slabs.
Finally, fulfill your trip with a scenic drive to Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases will lead you to sweeping views of the city and its temples. Here, you could get a golden chance to soak up the sunset over the hill.
Tonight, stay at the Mandalay Hill Resort or similar.

Kuthodaw pagoda

Day 3: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake

Start a new day with breakfast at the hotel, then our driver will transfer you to the airport for flight to Heho – the gateway to Inle Lake. Later, enjoy a relaxing drive from Heho airport to the hotel by the lakeshore.
Today, we will spend time to explore the fascinating Inle Lake. Located 900 meters above sea level, which is bounded by gorgeous mountains of the Shan plateau. This place also saw the emergence of the Inthar tribe famous not only for their unique leg-rowing style and fishing method but also for the floating gardens used as vegetable plantations. If by chance today coincides with the market day, we will make use of our time to drop by the regional market which takes place on a 5-day rotation basis in different areas of the lake.

inle lake fishermen

Apart from that, we will head to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, whose reputation is given by richly gilded five 800-year-old Buddha images. Besides, our included visit will introduce you to the beautiful teakwood Ngaphechaung monastery (also known as jumping cat monastery); its foundation could be traced back to one and a half-century ago.

the buddha images in phaung daw oo pagoda

It boasts a wide array of interesting old Buddha Images; silk and cotton weaving cottages and blacksmith. Today, our overnight accommodation will be at Inle Lake Resort or similar.

Day 4: Inle Lake – Indein – Afternoon Flight to Yangon

The morning of day 4 gives you an opportunity to explore the western part of the lake by boat sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to reach Indein village. Nestled on the southwestern bank of the lake, the village is well-known for its ruined clusters of pagodas traced back to the 16th century. Get the feeling of traveling back to the history due to the tranquil peaceful ambiance and the ruins overgrown with bushes.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Yangon. Check in to the historic Strand Hotel or Chatrium Hotel (or similar 4 stars hotel).

shwe indein pagoda

Day 5: Yangon Departure

In the morning, a drive will take you through Colonial downtown and head to the sprawling Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly Scott’s Market). This market is considered as the paradise of antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing followed by Sule Pagoda. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday). Later on, our guide will take you to the airport to take a departure flight. Trip ends. We hope that you love the itinerary we design for this 5 day trip to Myanmar. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!


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What’s Included:

  • 3 Domestic flights: Yangon – Mandalay; Mandalay – 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
  • Luxury private boat sightseeing around Inle Lake
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location (other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Water & refreshing towel

What’s Excluded:

  • International flights and airport tax (US$ 10.00 per person)
  • 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

Hotels & Ratings (5* hotels)

YangonChatrium Hotel

  • One of the city’s topmost hotel for luxury and colonial style
  • Offer a breathtaking view to the Royal Kandawgyi Lake & Shwedagon pagoda
  • Suite, deluxe, superior rooms, with 24 hours butler service
Inle LakeInle Princess Resort

  • Winner of the Excellent Certificate on Trip Advisor
  • Outstanding traditional architecture with dramatic mountain backdrop and lake view
  • Royal villa with private pond
MandalayMandalay Hill

  • Ranked 1/110 hotels in Mandalay on Trip Advisor
  • Situated on the foot of Mandalay Hill, offering a panoramic view to the pagodas and the royal lake
  • Superior spacious rooms