Highlights:

  • Discover the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit Bagan and get stunning with its spectacular massive ancient temples
  • Observe the influences of other cultures in the region
  • Explore the tranquil waterways of Inle Lake through floating gardens and villages

Routes:

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing

Day 3: Yangon – fly to Bagan

Day 4: Bagan: Temples & Villages

Day 5: Bagan – fly to Heho - Inle Lake

Day 6: Inle Lake – Indein – fly to Yangon

Day 7: Yangon – Departure

This essential Myanmar program is perfect for those who wish to see highlights of Myanmar in very short time. In this Myanmar package tour, you will discover an enchanting country filled with historic temples, scenic nature, unspoiled lifestyles and friendly people.

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Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Upon your arrival in Yangon, welcome by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
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Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy private tour and drive through downtown to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit famous Chauk Htat Kyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Nothing will prepare you for Shwedagon Pagoda, with its glittering gold stupa. At the pagoda observe local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions and enjoy the amazing sunset view at Shwedagon pagoda.
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Day 3: Yangon – fly to Bagan (B)
Morning flight to Bagan. Begin our exploration by visiting a busy local market and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan. You will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town by visit to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. Then get to learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan's most famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items. In the late afternoon climbing to the top of the sunset hill for sunset views. Sit back relax and be amazed by the beauty of Bagan as you watch the sun slowly set behind the ancient Pagodas.
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Day 4: Bagan Tenples & Villages (B)
More than just temples, our tour introduces you to provide a great overview of Bagan's history, culture and local lifestyles. Today see the real way of life for most Myanmar people by visiting villages near Bagan to view the local lifestyle. Then you will explore Bagan from a different perspective as you explore the area by Pony cart. The cart can explore areas that cars are unable to enter giving a different feel of Bagan. In the late afternoon transfer to jetty where a private wooden river boat is waiting. Sitting under the shade or on the open-deck you’ll be treated to fabulous views as you cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon Pagoda. A private boat tour on the river during sunset time will hopefully show you a spectacular sunset. Relax and enjoy the scenery.
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Day 5: Bagan – fly to Heho - Inle Lake (B)
After breakfast, fly to Heho, gateway to Inle Lake. From Heho drive to NyaungShwe where we pick our boat & transfer to your hotel for check in. Enjoy the full day tour by private boat in Inle lake. Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most holy religious site in southern Shan State. Be amazed by the local handicrafts, silk weaving, wooden handlooms and traditional blacksmith methods along the way. Visiting Inle Lake is not just about being on the water but also about discovering the Shan and Intha villages on the banks of the river. Pass the endless floating gardens, houses, monasteries built on stilts on the lake. Proceed to Nampan village and see local cheroot factory (where the Burmese cigars are made) and canoe carving.
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Day 6: Inle Lake – Indein – fly to Yangon (B)
Begin your day with a visit to the market, which rotates locations every five days and where hill tribe people dressed in colorful, traditional outfits — as they barter for goods and produce. We continue our sightseeing in Inle Lake, maneuvering by boat though long, scenic channels. We will visit the fascinating village of Indein, with its complex of ancient shrines and stupas and walk though exotic colonnades of stairways and shop stalls. This late afternoon, fly back to Yangon. You will be picked up and escorted to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
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Day 7: Yangon – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. If time permits before your international departure flight, enjoy a visit to Scott Market, the sprawling 75-year-old Market. At the market you will find a whole variety of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems & jewelry – bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere!
Route Agent Class
Yangon-Bagan MAI/ Air KBZ Economy
Bagan - Heho MAI/ Air KBZ Economy
Heho - Yangon MAI/ Air KBZ Economy

Inclusive:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • All domestic flights as itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Experienced English-speaking guides
  • All private transportation
  • Private motorized boat trip as per tour
  • Horse cart tours in Bagan & Ava as per tour
  • Entrance fees for the visits as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water while touring

 

Exclusive:

  • International ticket to/from Yangon (or Mandalay)
  • Meals other than mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • Credit card fees or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Any other items not mentioned in itinerary

 

Notes:

Tour can be modified, hotels changed to suit your tastes and budget. Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.

 

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