Trip Facts – 14 days Trip
• Tour Cost: USD 3590
• Group size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Tour Grade: Leisure to moderate
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Trekking, tours and Cultural excursion
• Start: Yangon
• End In: Paro
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
A vast landscape of Monasteries, majestic pagodas and natural wonders, a world away from the everyday.
Discover the exotic, enthralling country of Myanmar (Burma) & Bhutan in style with local guides, private tours, the best hotels, and a completely personalized itinerary.
After years of being cut off from international tourism, Myanmar – formerly Burma – has re-established itself as a destination like no other. In 1890, Rudyard Kipling declared the country to be ‘unlike any place you know about’, and today’s visitors still experience this same sense of wonder.
Evocative of the ancient Orient, Myanmar will captivate you with its untouched beauty and spirituality: experience the sublime scenery of Bagan, a terrain strewn with thousands of ancient temples; visit the caves of rural Pindaya to discover pilgrims meditating by thousands of gilded Buddha effigies; witness the famous leg-rowing technique of Inle Lake’s fishermen; and then unwind along the beautiful Bay of Bengal, where long, tranquil stretches of white sandy beaches and azure waters await.
Bhutan is known as the “Last Shangri-La”: A small mountainous paradise steeped in tradition. Long isolated from the world, tourism in Bhutan has been allowed for less than 40 years; however, the country has embraced development with sensitivity towards preserving its pristine environment and unique culture. Set in peaceful seclusion amidst the mighty Himalayas, this kingdom’s dramatic scenery—from snow-capped peaks to its verdant rice paddies and crystalline streams—leave those lucky enough to visit in awe.
• Myanmar tour of Kyaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha Image, Aung San museum, Yangon harbor, and Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar.
• Enjoy the enchanting valley of Paro, Thimpu and Wangdu / Punakha
• Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery ( Takshang Monastery ), explore Punakha, Thimpu and Paro valley
Flexible Itinerary of Colourful Burma Tour | Paro & Thimphu Cultural Tours
Day 01: Yangon Arrival Arrival at Yangon International airport, meet and greet guide and transfer to hotel for a short rest. Sightseeing tour in Yangon includes visiting the historic colonial buildings along the Stand Road, Bogyoke Aung San Market and Chaukthatgyi Pagoda. In the evening, visit the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda (after 5 p.m.) which towers over all of Yangon. It is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia and is one sight that no visitor to Myanmar should miss. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon – Bagan After breakfast, transfer to airport for the flight to Bagan. On arrival at Nyaung Oo airport begin a tour of Bagan, site of the first Burmese Empire in the 11th century and one of the richest archeological zones in South East Asia. Today’s highlights include: the local market, local villages, Shwezigon Pagoda, the glory of Bagan built over 900 years ago, the masterpiece that is Ananda Temple and Shwesandaw Temple. Visit an example of the lacquer ware producing home industry, the traditional handicraft of Bagan. Witness the whole process of crafting, from the shaping of the bamboo to the layering and designing of the lacquer patterns. Finally, enjoy a beautiful sunset from the top of one of the temples. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 03: Bagan – Popa – Bagan After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the extinct volcano Mt. Popa. Mount Popa was for centuries where kings of central Burma made pilgrimages to confer with the spirits. Upon arrival, visit the nat (spirits) museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. Climb to the summit up the renowned 777 steps. On the way back, stop at a local village and observe the making of palm sugar and the brewing of toddy juice from the toddy fruit which grows in abundance in the region. A short optional rest in the afternoon before continuing with the tour to more beautiful sights of Bagan such as the Dhamayangyi Temple, the largest and finest brick temple in Bagan and the Sulamani Temple, the 12th century temple which is proud of its colorful wall paintings. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 04: Bagan – Mandalay Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for departure to Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay begin the tour with a visit to Mahagandhayon Monastery and U Bein Bridge. Mandalay has long been known as a centre of skilled craftsmanship and produces many handicrafts. Visit a gold leaf making workshop, see interesting wood carvings, puppets, tapestries, silk weaving, marble carvings and more. After lunch, continue sightseeing with the Old Palace grounds, Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine, Shwenandaw monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and finally enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill at sunset. Overnight in Mandalay
Day 05: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Mandalay jetty to take a short and pleasant ride upriver to Mingun, the site of what would have been the world’s largest pagoda had not King Bodawpaya died in 1819 thus halting all further work. Later, an earthquake in 1838 split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble. Nonetheless, the mammoth base of the unfinished pagoda is still a very impressive sight as we approach from the river. Nearby is the Mingun Bell, moved from the zedi after the earthquake and now hung in a new shrine building. It is said to be the largest hanging un-cracked bell in the world. Return to Mandalay. Afternoon sightseeing in Mandalay includes the highly revered Mahamuni Pagoda. Overnight in Mandalay
Day 06: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, take a scenic drive to Pindaya (a 1½ hour drive). Visit the famous Shwe U Min cave where pilgrims donated thousands of Buddha images over the span of many centuries. Visit a traditional Shan paper parasol workshop located at the foot of Shwe Oo Min Hill. These parasols are used by monks all over the country. Overnight in Pindaya
Day 07: Pindaya – Inle Breakfast at the hotel before driving to Inle lake, home of the Inthar people. On arrival at Nyaung Shwe jetty, transfer to your hotel. Today explore Inle Lake by long tailed boat, heading to Innpawkhone Village to observe the lotus and silk weaving industries. Next, continue to Nanpan village to see the homes where traditional boats and Burmese cheroots are made. Time permitting, make a short stop at a Leshae village where Buddha images are made from dried and powdered flowers. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 08: At Inle After breakfast, start an excursion of the lake. See the floating gardens, leg rowing fishermen and Paung Daw Oo Pagoda, considered the most important Buddhist Shrine in the Shan State. Visit some family houses (optional) and see examples of lotus and silk weaving, blacksmithing, cheroot making and boat building cottage industries. Later visit Ngaphechaung, the ‘jumping cat’ monastery. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 09: Indein – Heho – Yangon After breakfast at the hotel, visit Indein, situated on the western shore of the lake where there are a cluster of pagodas dating from 16AD. Also enjoy the local market if it is open on the day. Feel the peaceful silence and tranquility of trekking through the bamboo forest. Return to the airport for the flight to Yangon, ETD 1700. On arrival, transfer to hotel and at leisure for the evening.
Day 10: Yangon Departure – Paro (Bhutan) Arrival via Bangkok A very early rise to transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Suggestion: Request for a picnic breakfast from the hotel the night before.
After immigration and custom formalities, you are met and transferred to Paro, where you can eat lunch in a local tourist restaurant. Visit the National Musuem of Paro, before driving to Thimphu, which takes about 1.5hrs. Take rest in the hotel. Overnight in Thimpu
Day 11 Thimpu sightseeing tour (B/L/D) During Thimpu tour we explore National Library, Heritage Museum, Third King’s Memorial Stupa, homemade paper factory, art school, wood carving, biggest statue of Buddha, Takin’s zoo, traditional medicine institute and so on. Overnight in Thimpu
Day 12: Thimphu to Punakha excursion- back to Thimpu (150 kilometers.) 7 hrs (B/L/D) Afrer early morning breakfast, drive to famous Dochula Pass (3102 meters) where we get opportunity to enjoy the view of Himalayan range. Walk around 108 stupas and take some time for awesome pictures. Drive to Punakha Zong and if time permits, visit fertility temple through rice field terraces. Return to Thimpu for overnight stay.
Day 13: Thimphu to Paro (B/L/D) After breakfast, drive back to Paro and Hike to Taktshang known asTiger’s Nest. Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger’s Nest (Tiger Lair) is the holiest monument for Mahayana Buddhists. It lies in the steep hill side in the valley of Paro. It was originally constructed in 1692 around the Taktsang cave where Guru Padmasambhava is beleived to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Guru Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet. Overnight in Paro
Day 14: Fly to next destination / Bangkok / Kathmandu / Delhi / Singapore Final Departure – Tour Ends
Land cost will be charged in USD Per Person and it covers the services mentioned below, for price please Ask Us Now, and please mention the standard of hotel which you want to use.
• Hotels in double sharing in listed Hotels in Myanmar & Bhutan
• Breakfast in Myanmar and full meals in Bhutan
• Land transportation Car in Myanmar, Bhutan
• English speaking local guides
• Monuments’ entrance costs
• Bhutan travel permit, Bhutan single entry visa
Cost does not Include
• Meals other than indicated.
• Alcohol, internet, telephone tips to guide and drivers
• All Lunches and dinners except bhutan.
• Extra cost created by weather disturbances, political unrest, flight cancelation
• Rescue evacuation
• Medical insurance
• Airport Tax
• Flight tickets from Home
• Cost of the internal flights are calculated extra
Visa and Permit
• Bhutan visa is pre-process by us we need to have your passport copy by scan and one photo graphs by scan
• Myammar (Burma) Visa, fill online form or on arrival visa for some countries, see https://www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm/