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The Best of Myanmar – 10 Days

Within 10 days, The Best of Myanmar trip combines the most beautiful attractions of Myanmar with a perfect touch to country`s highlight covering the landscapes, culture and local hospitality.

Tour Duration: 10 days / 09 nights
Route: Yangon Arrival - Yangon tour - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Heho - Pindaya – Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Inle - Indein - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Heho - Yangon departure
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
Day 02: Yangon (B)
Day 03: Yangon - Fly to Bagan (B)
Day 04: Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B)
Day 05: Bagan - Fly to Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mandalay (B)
Day 06: Mandalay - Fly Heho - Pindaya - Kalaw (B)
Day 07: Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Inle (B)
Day 08: Inle - Indein - Inle (B)
Day 09: Inle - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Heho - Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)

Day 01 : Yangon Arrival
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. You are welcomed by our experienced English Speaking Guide then transfer to the hotel.
The rest of time is free at your leisure.
Ovenright in Yangon.

Day 02 : Yangon (B)
Your excursion begins with a tour through Yangon’s colonial style city central. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated; Sule Pagoda - a landmark in downtown Yangon. Continue visit Swedaw Pagoda (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held.
After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a “hamsa-bird –shaped’s floating barge on Kadawgyi Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) market with hundreds of foods, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores, proceed to Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple and at the riverside located Botataung pagoda then visit the Shwedagon Paya- described by Somerset Maugham: "The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city." This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar.
Overnight in Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
A closer view of the great reclining Buddha.

Day 03: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung – U airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel.
We begin a full-day sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple - the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu who was also called the “Kalagya Min or the king killed by the kalas. To finish of the day, experience by local horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Enjoy sunset from the temple then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 04: Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B)
After breakfast, drive to Mt Popa, en route 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.

Bagan Myanmar
Mt. Popa
Mt. Popa

Day 05: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay International Airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then start full day sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Firstly, excursion to Amarapura: Maha Gandayone Monastery – home to several thousand young monks where you can watch the whole monastery having their meal silently, 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop teak posts.
Continue on, excursion coach to Sagaing by passing Ava Bridge; enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill then visit Silversmith & Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive to Mandalay and free at the leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 06: Mandalay - Fly Heho - Pindaya – Kalaw (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check – out to the hotel and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Heho
Upon arrival at Heho airport, welcomed by our tour guide and driver then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Continue on, visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Drive to Kalaw (1&1/2 hrs) – a popular hill station in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel and free at the leisure.
Overnight in Kalaw.

Bagan Myanmar
U Bein Bridge in Amarapura
Bagan Myanmar
Thousands of Buddha images inside the Pindaya Cave.

Day 07: Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Inle (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the colourful market to see people ways of life, visit Christ the King Church – a brick Catholic Church and Hnee Paya – features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. Later on, drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake: famous for its unique leg rower (2 & ½ hrs drive). Arrive Nyaung Shwe and proceed to Inle Lake by local boat to the hotel, check in to the hotel then start an excursion tour by boat on Inle Lake, heading to the middle of Inle Lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its (Jumping – Cats Show).
Overnight in Inle.

Day 08: Inle - Indein - Inle (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then excursion by boat on Inle Lake will includes sights of the famous leg rowers typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent sceneries. Visit one of the local markets in the Inle lake region (on market days by days). And then, an excursion by boat to the Western Shore of Inle Lake to the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Dein Pagoda complex. Return back to hotel.
Overnight in Inle.

Inle Lake
Nyaung Shwe Myanmar

Day 09: Inle - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Heho - Fly to Yangon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, meet then tranfer to the hotel. On the way, visit Mahapasana Cave (if open) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge (A Royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). Check in to your hotel. Afternoon shopping to the the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Visit to China Town & Fruit market to see evening life of Yangon. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.
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What's included?

  • Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers mention in program
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
  • All the internal flights with economy cabin including tax
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Domestic Boat fares as per Itinerary
  • All entrance fees

What's Excluded?

  • International Air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Tax when Int’l Departure: US & 10.00 per pax
  • Personal Expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc…
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinners)
  • Beverages
  • Additional tour
  • Visa on arrival services
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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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