Trip Facts – 14 days Trip
• Tour Cost: USD 3490
• Group Size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Tour Grade: Moderate
• Trip Type: Popular
• Country of Tour: Myanmar (Burma)
• Start & End Destination: Yangon
• Activities: Cultural Touring, Walking tours and hikes
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
Myanmar is a tourist friendly country in south east Asia. Another name for Myanmar is Burma, it’s capital is Yangon also known as Rangoon . Myanmar has many golden pagodas, that’s why known as ‘Golden Land’. Recently this country has become very famous for tourist to explore unique cultural and geographical diversities.
People are very honest and kind. All kind of tourists can receive best hospitality in this land. there are many new hotels constructed in recent years, so travelers have choices of accommodations based on budget.
most see in Myanmar Burma tour start and end in Yangon, will explore Bagan which has many pagodas, known as garden of Pagodas. then we continue to Mandalay to explore Monasteries, Pagodas, rivers and view points. ‘Inle lake’ is another hub for Nature lovers with beautiful lake and mountains.
we suggest to use local guides and drivers in each destination to get in-depth experience. best suggestions of accommodations are 3 stars, 4 stars and 5 stars if available in that location.
For intercity transport we use flights, so internal flights we need to book in advance. our local car and drivers always available. we have local expert guide to welcome you in every location with your name card.
best season is winter time, but very busy so plan in advance to get best facilities. September to March is best to travel. Summer is hot, but still we get some travelers who want to travel when ‘most see in Myanmar Burma tour’ is less busy.
Visa and Permits
Myanmar visa is available on line so please apply in advance from this official site http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
Trip extension is also possible to India, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. Feel free to ask any time.
How to Get Myanmar
there are several flights to Yangon from Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, China , India and more. Mandalay has also another international airport but remember port of entry can’s change which you have mentioned during visa processing. if you have mentioned to enter from Yangon must fly to Yangon airport.
• Myanmar tour of Kyaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha Image, Aung San museum, Yangon harbor, and Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar.
• The holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Htilominlo Temple- the largest temples of Bagan,
• Enjoy sunset over bagan from Shwesandaw Pagoda.
• Amarapura- the “City of Immortals” and visit the 150 year old Mahagandayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist Learning Center.
DAY 01 -Arrival in YANGON
Welcomed by our experienced guide and transfer to hotel and leisure. Green city, marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon dissimulates under its peaceful airs a vibrating animation. Visit Chaukhtatgyi pagoda and of its great Buddha laying whose colossal stature is fortunately softened by the good-naturalness of its expression! Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, an extended visit to the Shwedagonpagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this pictures garden city. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 – YANGON- -MANDALAY- SAGAING-AMARAPURA-AVA-MANDALAY Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival proceed to Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding area. Then stop with the Pagoda Soon UPonnya Shin to benefit from the panorama. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue a visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage to the Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, Maha Aungmye beautiful monastery built of brick and stucco and Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Return to Mandalay. Departure for Amarapura and continue to the 200- years -old U Bein Bridge, built in 1782 at the time of Amarapura was the royal capital, entirely constructed of teak wood. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 – MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY Breakfast at hotel. An excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you to Mingun (45min approximately). Visit one of the world largest bell, weighing 90 tons MingunBell, HsinbyumePaya and the unfinished MingunPaya, built as one of the largest seed is by King Bodawpaya. Return by boat to Mandalay. Lunch on boat during visit. In the afternoon, visits with the Shwenandaw monastery (or Golden Palace monastery) a superb example of a traditional work, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Proceed to Mandalay Hill for sunset viewing. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 – MANDALAY- -MONYWA – PO WIN TAUNG – MONYWA After breakfast at hotel, drive to Monywa (3h approximately) by coach. Stop on route to visit the KaungMudaw Pagoda with its enormous white dome and its some 800 stone pillars located at the base. Visit multicolored Thanboddhay temple, built from the dream designs of a noted monk. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, depart from the splendid temple-caves of PoWinTaung (1hr), a seldom-visited complex of cave temples and shrines (some dating back to the 15th century) that contain an abundance of Buddha images and some fine mural paintings. And then continue to discover of the maze of temples Shwe Ba Taung. Return to Monywa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 – MONYWA – PAKKOKU – -CRUISING ON THE IRRAWADDY – BAGAN
Drive to Pakkoku (3h approximately) by coach.
Then cruise to Bagan (2h 30), the occasion to discover the life of the banks of the river with its market gardening’s and its traditional villages of another time. Lunch is taken on the way. Arrival in Bagan at the beginning of afternoon.
Bagan is without doubt most astonishing site of Myanmar, if it is all South East Asia. At the edges of Irrawaddy river, renamed from now on Ayeryarwaddy, and on the area of 40 km2 straighten up some hundreds temples (2219 exactly). All of these remnants have been constructed of 11century au 13 century by the sovereigns’ successive qui made size of Bagan (Anawratha, Kyanzittha, Alaungsitthu and Narapatissithu,…). This unbelievable concentration made of Bagan strong moment of your stay in Myanmar and the sunset of the site reminds an unforgettable moment.
Departure for the visit of site BAGAN of the 11th century. Visit stops at one of the pagoda where you can sit for the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 – BAGAN Breakfast. Day devoted to discover of Bagan “the mystic” extraordinary archeological site which do not have anything to envy that of Angkor with its 3000 temples and pilot pink brick stop as of the apogee of the Buddhist architecture of Myanmar. Starting a sightseeing tour with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as ShwezigonPagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, and discovered temples Shwegugyi ,Gawdawpalin and colored market located in Old Bagan. Afterwards, lunch at local restaurant with puppet show. After lunch, visit the Ananda Temple, with its four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures that are arranged around the interior gallery and GuByaukGyi Temple (under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe a sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07- BAGAN – MONT POPA – BAGAN Breakfast at hotel. Continuation of the visits of Bagan with the discovery of the ruins of the Royal Palace; door of Tharaba, temple of TayokPye. Visit a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in the nearby Myinkaba village. Lunch is taken at the Popa Mountain Resort Hotel. Then, a 45 km drive (1 ½ hour) will take you to Mount Popa. An extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirits knows as “Nats” and you will have time to climb nearly 800 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. Return to Bagan. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 – BAGAN – HEHO – – PINDAYA
Transfer to Nyaung U airport for domestic flight to Heho.
Departing from the road (2h30 approximately) for the caves of Pindaya, an interesting long way up into the hills and across the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice.
Pindaya is especially famous for its natural caves in which ones were stored, with the passing of the centuries the donations of the pilgrims is more than 8000 statues of Buddha out of wood, alabaster, marble, cement. An occasion to discover the evolution that knew the representations of the Buddha through the time.
Lunch at local restaurant. Visit magnificent Pindaya cave set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are a display in the various cave chambers. Continue to visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 – PINDAYA – TAUNGGYI – KAKKU – TAUNGGYI Breakfast. Departure by the road for Taunggyi, capital of the Shan state and former British hill station. Visit the local market where minority people sell their products. Continuation by the road (1h 30) for Kakku. KakKu pagoda is very unusual and little-known about its origins. Dozens of small stupas surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. Stops in way to visit some small villages Pao, principal ethic group of the area.
DAY 10 – TAUNGGYI – – NYAUNG SHWE-INLE Breakfast at hotel. Departure by road (2h 30), for Nyaung Shwe, at the edge of the lake Inlé. Visit monastery out of wooden of Shwe Yan Pyay. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit of Nyaung Shwe. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 -INLE LAKE – INDEIN
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive by road to Inle Lake (90 km-2 ½ hours). Idyllic framework, blotted around the mountains, the Inle Lake is a punctuated blue oasis of villages on pile, temples and monasteries. You can discover the life of the lake: it’s surprising floating vegetable gardens, fixed on the bottom of the lake by large piles of bamboo; its fishermen into, principal ethnic of the lake, which ancestral mode of fishing, with a bow net and while rowing with a leg, is the unique in the world.
You can walk in the village and visit the old pagodas which were built in the 12th century.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Inn Dein, located on the southwestern bank of the principal lake, In then close it village one can say that it is the most picturesque part of the lake Inle. The brook which leads to the village is animated with various activities on its banks. In-Dein village is used as principal door to approach the western part of the lake and to discover the close villages situated on the hills.
Visit monastery NgaPhe, also called “monastery of the jumping cats” since its monks drew up cats to be jumped inside rings. This monastery out of wood, built on piles, and contains an astonishing collection of statues of Buddha. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 12 – INLE-TAUNG TOE-INLE Breakfast at hotel. During the day, you will see many villages (Taung Toe, Maw Bi, Naung Bo, Tar Khauk…) and will discover the population living in a lake way: Inthas (son of the lake) Discovered local arts and crafts. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Pagoda PhaungDawOo, one of the most sacred shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century, and visits some of its many artisan factories of weaving of silk, cigars… Return to the dugout to the setting sunset. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 – HEHO – YANGON Breakfast. Transfer by the road to Heho airport (1h) and for flight back to Yangon. Continuation of the visits Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years ago. Then, walk through China Town that houses along the facades are decrepit colonial buildings, an abundance of small shops, street vendors and canteens street. Lunch at local restaurant. A stop at Bogyoke (Scott) Market gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 14 – YANGON – BANGKOK OR OTHER DESTINATION Breakfast. Leisure time until the transfer to the airport. Transfer to the international airport, assistance with the formalities of recording and take-off bound for Bangkok.
• Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (half twin/double)
• Domestic flights
• All transfers, sightseeing and excursion by private air-con vehicle with drivers
• Boat at Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay / Pakokku- Bagan (local boat)
• Entrance fees and zone fees where applicable
• Meals as per program (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
• English speaking local guides
• International air tickets
• International airport departure tax (currently at US$ 10 per person)
• Visa Fees
• Any type of Insurance
• Meals and Drinks not mentioned in above programme
• Any other services not mentioned above
Visa and Permit
• Myammar (Burma) Visa, fill online form or on arrival visa for some countries, see http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/