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Essential Myanmar Tour – 12 Days

Within 12 days, our Essential Myanmar Tour will take you to anyplace in this country, in the world where unspoiled natures and incredible cultural heritages attracts your sense of travel with more than your enjoyment. Your tour will begin with the very first stop, Yangon and pass many other attractive sites of the country like Bagan - the plain of temples and stupas, Inle Lake - the most famous lake of Myanmar, and numerous Buddhist temple and unique Buddha images, We are sure that you will have the most memorable tour.

Tour Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Yangon city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon - Heho - Kalaw (B, L )
Day 03: Kalaw - Pindaya - Nyaung Shwe - Inle lake (B, L )
Day 04: Inle lake (B, L )
Day 05: Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Mandalay (B, L )
Day 06: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L )
Day 07: Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa (B, L )
Day 08: Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan (B, L )
Day 09: Bagan (B, L )
Day 10: Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L )
Day 11: Bagan - Yangon (B, L )
Day 12: Yangon departure (B )

Day 01 : Arrival to Yangon (D)
Upon arrival at airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Relaxing. Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant watching Myanmar Traditional Dances.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon - Heho - Kalaw (B, L)
Yangon Air will take you to Shan State, some call it "Switzerland of Myanmar" One and a half hours drive from Heho is formers British hills station town, Kalaw. Cool, spring-like weather, pine forests, tea plantations and colorfully clad hill tribes make this town to a natural magnet for tourists.
Overnight in Kalaw.

The Magnificent Shwedagon
The Magnificent Shwedagon
pindaya caves
Thousands of Buddha images inside the Pindaya Cave.

Day 03: Kalaw - Pindaya - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake (B, L)
A visit of the Pindaya Caves, hosting more than 8,000 Buddha’s images, will compensate you for the one and a half hours ride on a bumpy road! In late afternoon you will arrive by car at the sleepy village of Nyaung Shwe. The old palace of the last Shan prince, who was Myanmar's first president, will bring you back to the times of the old Burman.
Overnight in Inle lake.

Day 04: Inle Lake (B, L)
Don't forget your sun lotion! A whole day excursion in a long-tailed sampa on the Inle Lake, rimmed by blue mountains, will show you that life here still follows ancient, traditional patterns. Floating gardens, one leg rowers, villages on stilts, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, wonderful monasteries, and the reflection of the cotton wool clouds - that's magic!
Overnight in Inle lake.

Day 05: Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Mandalay (B, L)
A morning flight will take you to the city of Myanmar's kings. A visit to the Mahamuni Buddha image will make you realize, why Myanmar is known to be the "Golden Land". Excursions to the handicrafts centers with wood carving, marble carving, tapestry work, gold leaf making and bronze casting… You are back to the centuries before the industrial revolution.
Overnight in Mandalay.

The massive Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Inle Lake Myanmar

Day 06: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L)
"Men may come and men may go, but I flow on forever"… the Ayeyarwaddy is humming. Don't ask why the king didn't finish the biggest temple in the world, the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, just be happy to see the world's largest ringing bell! In the afternoon don't miss the 729 stone slabs of the Kuthodaw Pagoda with the entire Buddhist scriptures. The climb upwards the 1,729 steps to Mandalay Hill will reward you with a firm and sound sleep.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 07: Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa (B, L)
Today you will learn a lot about the daily life of monks and nuns. Neither need to get up as early as them nor to stay for years in one of the 400 monasteries in the Sagaing Hills, the heart of the Buddhist religion. Continue travelling to the center of Chindwin Valley, which is worth a visit. Attributes start here with more, most, bigger, largest…500,000 Buddha images, 806 stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, 1,000 Banyan trees and the largest Reclining Buddha…
Overnight in Monywa.

Kaungmudaw Pagoda - Sagaing
Shwe Ba-Hill

Day 08: Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan (B, L)
Have a lovely day driving along the country roads. En route stop at villages and everywhere people delighted to have their pictures taken! A visit to Pakangyi - said to be the place of skillful quibblers in Myanmar - to see the huge monasteries, supported by the hundreds of teak pillars, is in order. Here in Pakokku you will see an ornamental backdrop of a throne of a Buddha image - the most amazing, marvelous, wonderful, excellent, perfect and splendid wood carving you have ever seen.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 09: Bagan (B, L)
Enjoy the whole day at the most extensive archaeological site in Asia. Among the 2,000 temples you will see Ananda, Shwezigon, Thatbinnyu, and thousand of Pagoda. Some you can walk to, others are best visited by bicycle or pony cart. Walking, bicycle or pony cart riding - finally now you will know that you must go barefooted in all pagodas.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 10: Bagan - MT. Popa - Bagan (B, L)
En route to Mt. Popa, you will visit some villages and watch the collection of juice from palm trees and its conversion into palm sugar. Rising out of the shimmering heat, the solitary volcanic crag of Mt. Popa is home to Myanmar's most powerful "nats".
Overnight in Bagan.

Thatbyinnyu Pagoda
Loftiness that is Thatbyinnyu
The Htilominlo Temple at Bagan
The Htilominlo Temple at Bagan

Day 11: Bagan - Yangon (B, L)
A flight will bring you back to the modern city of Yangon, leaving the tranquility behind you. Busy street scenes dominate the city. Botataung and Sule pagodas in the center of the city, the sprawling Bogyoke Market, Chinatown, - but at sunset you will find your rest at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the highlight of your wonderful journey.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 12: Yangon - Departure (B)
A visit to the outstanding National Museum with its ornate treasures will give you the impression that you haven’t seen enough. Proceed your onward destination at Yangon International Airport and Myanmar will warmly welcome again!!

US$ per person (base on twin share, private trip for group of 02)

What's included ?

  • Accommodation based on twin sharing All kinds of internal transportation as above mentioned itinerary
  • Domestic Flight tickets for (Yangon - Nyaung Oo, Nyaung Oo - Mandalay and Mandalay - + Heho, Heho - Yangon)
  • Sightseeing on Inle Lake by private boat
  • English Language guide
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • Entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
  • Good local car experienced car driver
  • Government Tax
  • Service Tax

What's Excluded ?

  • International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expense such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Minibar, etc….
  • Drinks at meals and purify drinking water and snow Towel along in program
  • Other services not mentioned above including

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Customer Reviews

Hi Giang, We just got back from 2 weeks in Thailand and Myanmar. I just wanted to let you know that everything in Myanmar was wonderful. Your arrangements were among the best we have ever experienced on a tour. The guides were great. They met us on time at airports and were very friendly. I would especially recommend the guide in Bagan- San- who was extremely knowledgeable about the temples and history. Also, the hotels were superb- Bagan and Inle Lake were truly beautiful. I would definitely you use again if we return to Asia.
Thank you,

Mark Alpert

Monday, July 2, 2018



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