Myanmar tours don’t get much better than this! Experience a leisurely visit of this less-frequented country, and discover beautiful pagodas, spiritual caves, and traditional markets. You can even enjoy the odd boat or bamboo raft ride! End up with a few days of bliss relaxing on Myanmar’s pure white sands.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City ToursKandawgyi Palace (Yangon), Savoy Hotel (Yangon)
2 - 4MandalayRoyal Palace, Mahamuni Buddha Pagoda, World’s Largest Book at The Kuthodaw PagodaRupar Mandalar, Hotel by the Red Canal (Mandalay)
4 - 5Mandalay / AyeyarwadyBamboo Rafts, Fishing Boats, Leisure
5 - 7BaganShwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Markets, MuseumTharabar Gate (Bagan), Aureum Palace
7 - 8PindayaPindaya Caves, Short Treks, Villages, Local MarketInle Inn (Pindaya)
8 - 10Inle LakeBoat Ride, Floating Gardens, Fishing Villages, Colourful Traditional MarketsInle Resort & Spa, Inle Lake View
10 - 13Ngapali BeachBeach, RelaxationBayview Resort (Ngapali Beach), Aureum Resort & Spa (Ngapali Beach)
13 - 14YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City ToursKandawgyi Palace (Yangon), Sule Shangri La (Yangon)

Ideal For

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 4,185 /person
  • Option 2 $ 4,625 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 13 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Yangon – Mandalay, Nyaung U – Heho, Heho – Thandwe, Thandwe – Yangon
  • All activities as listed :
    • Yangon: City Highlights of Yangon
    • Mandalay: City Highlights of Mandalay
    • Mandalay: Excursion to Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava from Mandalay
    • Mandalay / Ayeyarwady: Included activities at Paukan Cruise 2 Day (Mandalay-Bagan)
    • Bagan: Bagan-City Highlights
    • Bagan: Cycling Through the Ruins of Bagan
    • Pindaya: City Highlights of Pindaya
    • Inle Lake: City Highlights of Inle Lake
    • Inle Lake: Half Day Trip to Indein Village
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel

Yangon

1 Day

Yangon is the erstwhile capital of Myanmar that still proudly lives on as the country’s commercial hub.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Yangon
Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was once the capital of Burma from 1948 to 2006 – Naypyidaw being the present capital of Myanmar since 2008. Evergreen and cool with verdant tropical trees, shady parks and lovely lakes, Yangon has been named the ‘Garden City of the East’. Start the day with a trip to the old colonial district of Yangon – visit the over 2,000yr-old Sule Pagoda, right in the center of Yangon, enshrining a hair of Buddha; explore Bogyoke Aung San Market, a major bazaar known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, where you can practice your bargaining skills. Marvel at the Royal Lion Throne and other Royal Family treasures housed in the National Museum. Inspect the historic Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the wonders of the world, towering almost 100m above the city-scape, believed to have been built over 2500yrs ago; feel its enchanted spiritual atmosphere at sunset.

Hotel Options

Kandawgyi Palace (Yangon) – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Savoy Hotel (Yangon) – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryUpmarket
Day 2 - 4

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Yangon to Mandalay

Transfer from Mandalay Airport to Hotel

Mandalay

2 Days

Mandalay is Myanmar’s royal capital and lies in the northern heart of the country, on the eastern bank of Irawaddy River.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Mandalay
Mandalay is the 2nd largest city and last royal capital of Burma, 445m north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River. Explore the Royal Palace (Mya Nan San Kyaw), the last Palace built by Burmese Royals, completely built from teak wood and in the center of a large citadel/fort. Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa containing the world’s largest book; see Shwenandaw Monastery, a traditional 19th century wooden monastery building and historic Buddhist monastic retreat; visit the Mahamuni Buddha Temple/Pagoda, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, housing the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Enjoy scenic views from Mandalay Hill at sunset.

Excursion to Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava from Mandalay
From Mandalay, enjoy day excursions to the surrounding royal cities of Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava. Visit Amarapura, the ‘City of Immortality’ and be engrossed by the daily lives of Buddhist monks in the Mahagandhayon Monastery. In Sagaing, experience Buddhist spiritual life and see numerous Buddhist monasteries. Venture on a horse drawn carriage through the remnants of the former royal city of Ava or Inwa, an ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms between 14th-19th centuries – little remains at the site except for a monastery. Back in Amarapura, enjoy an evening walk across the longest teak wood bridge in the world, the ‘U Bein Bridge’, set amidst the picturesque backdrop of the waning sun’s light.

Hotel Options

Rupar Mandalar – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
Hotel by the Red Canal (Mandalay) – Opt 2
RoomShan Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryUpmarket
Day 4 - 5

Transfer to Boat Jetty

Mandalay / Ayeyarwady

1 Day

The Ayeyarwady has been and still remains the lifeline of Myanmar.

Included Activities

Included activities at Paukan Cruise 2 Day (Mandalay-Bagan)
Embark on a 1 night cruise ‘Down River’ on the Irrawaddy Princess II River Cruise…a traditional Myanmar riverboat traveling along the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan. Embark on your cruise downriver around 0900hrs at Shwe Kyat Yet jetty. Sip a ‘Welcome Cocktail’ in the Saloon; after cruising a while, stop at Yandabo village specializing in Pottery making, and where the First Anglo-Burmese war peace treaty was signed in 1826. Cruise leisurely the rest of the day; moor overnight near a typical river village or sandbank; overnight on the Irrawaddy Princess II. Early next morning, proceed downriver back to Bagan.

Day 5 - 7

Transfer to Hotel

Bagan

2 Days

Bagan is an ancient royal city brimming with history that dates back to the 2nd century.

Included Activities

Bagan-City Highlights
Visit the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia, with its numerous pagodas and temples, including the famous Ananda Temple. Take a stroll through the unique and one-of-its-kind market of Nyaung U, and the view the imposing Shwezigon Pagoda. Appreciate the wall paintings in the Kupyaukyi Temple, and admire collection of artifacts in the Bagan Museum.

Cycling Through the Ruins of Bagan
A charming way to explore ancient Bagan’s some 2,000 temples and pagodas..one of SE Asia’s most spectacular archaeological sites, is to lose yourself biking (regular or electric bike). Located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, Bagan houses the world’s largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins. While the Angkor ruins are comparable to a Chinese Lauriat banquet tucked away beneath dense forests, the ruins of ancient Bagan are akin to a Spanish Tapas style feast..smaller and visible. Cycle to the astonishing temples of ancient Bagan via villages and fields..to centuries old temples, including the beautiful Ananda temple; cycle dusty tracks to magnificent temples and towering pagodas with beautifully painted old murals; visit a traditional lacquer-ware workshop, observe the process. Pedal betwixt iconic temples and pagodas; soak up sights and sounds; experience phenomenonal moments and unforeseen discoveries.

Hotel Options

Tharabar Gate (Bagan) – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Aureum Palace – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 8

Transfer to Nyuang U Airport

Flight from Bagan to Heho

Drive from Heho to Pindaya (64 km, 2 hrs)

Pindaya

1 Day

The small town of Pindaya is well-known for its picturesque surroundings, but it’s more famous for its limestone caves.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Pindaya
Visit and explore the 300 year old Pindaya caves containing over 8,000 Buddha images. Take short treks to the surrounding Danu, Pa-O, Palaung and Taung-Yo villages; explore the myriad offerings at local markets on market days.

Hotel Options

Inle Inn (Pindaya) – Opt 1
RoomChalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
CategoryMid-range
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Pindaya to Inle Lake (91 km, 2 hrs)

Inle Lake

2 Days

Inle Lake is a stunning and calm freshwater lake that lies 900 meters above sea level.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Inle Lake
Enjoy boat and canoe rides on the Inle Lake. Marvel at the floating gardens, fishing villages and daily activities…all on water. Visit the imposing PhaungDaw U Pagoda with its 5 gold covered Buddha statues. Enjoy interesting excursions to colorful traditional markets, villages and work-shops in the surrounding areas.

Half Day Trip to Indein Village
Set out on a half day trip to Indein..one of the small villages in the west of Ywama Village of Inle Lake area on its western bank..entered via a narrow, foliage-mantled winding creek where the jungle grows increasingly dense. Visit a cluster of incredibly atmospheric-ruined pagodas overlooking Inle Lake..namely Nyaung Ohak, housing crumbling stupas with ornate stucco carvings, and Shwe Inn Thein Pagoda, a complex of 1054 weather-worn pagodas. See the Buddha image enshrined in a whitewashed stupa on a hill summit. These temples resemble the Khmer style, and date back to 17th and 18th century Shan period. On either side of the creek are paddy fields..see farmers plough and harrow with water buffaloes.

Hotel Options

Inle Resort & Spa – Opt 1
RoomInle-Royal Villa Private Lake View
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryMid-range
Inle Lake View – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
Day 10 - 13

Drive from Inle Lake to Heho (27 km, 1 hr)

Flight from Heho to Ngapali

Transfer from Thwande Airport to Ngapali Beach Hotel

Ngapali Beach

3 Days

Ngapali Beach is considered one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful beaches.

Hotel Options

Bayview Resort (Ngapali Beach) – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
CategoryMid-range
Aureum Resort & Spa (Ngapali Beach) – Opt 2
RoomGarden View Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
CategoryUpmarket
Day 13 - 14

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Ngapali to Yangon

Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel

Transfer to Airport

Yangon

1 Day

Yangon is the erstwhile capital of Myanmar that still proudly lives on as the country’s commercial hub.

Hotel Options

Kandawgyi Palace (Yangon) – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Sule Shangri La (Yangon) – Opt 2
RoomTraders Hotel - Executive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket

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