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Highlights

  • The glorious Shwedagon Pagoda in the heart of Yangon.
  • Famous traditional culture show with buffet dinner at the Karaweik Royal Palace
  • Bagan with its ancient temples and breathtaking sunset.
  • Yandabo, the city of pottery making located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River
  • The last palace of Myanmar and U Bein, the world’s largest teakwood bridge.
  • Inle Lake and its people’s unique lifestyle.
  • Ngapali Beach, one of the best places to relax and enjoy the tranquility
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DateItineraryActivity
Day 1Arrival to Yangon and welcome dinner at Karaweik PalaceArrived & relax
Day 2Yangon sightseeingExplore magical Yangon
Day 3Yangon to Bagan by flight and Bagan sightseeingExplore ancient Bagan
Day 4A visit to Mt. PopaVisit old volcano
Day 5Bagan -Yandabo village – Mandalay ( 2D1N Cruise )Cruising along Irrawaddy river
Day 6Yandabo Village – Mandalay and leisureExperience local life
Day 7Mandalay sightseeing, including Marionettes, show at MandalayExplore dynastic culture
Day 8Mingun sightseeing and flight to HehoExplore culture
Day 9Inle Lake and Indein Village sightseeingExplore fisherman life
Day 10Biking around Nyaung Shwe and a visit to WineryBiking experience
Day 11Heho to Thandwe by flight and Ngapali BeachRelaxation
Day 12Ngapali BeachRelaxation
Day 13Ngapali BeachRelaxation
Day 14Thandwe to Yangon by flight and join departure flight

Day 1   Arrival in Yangon and welcome dinner at Karaweik Palace

Our driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in.  You will then enjoy a welcome dinner during a culture show at the Karaweik Royal Palace. After dinner, back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 2  Yangon sightseeing

After breakfast, our driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel and start the tour with a visit to the Grand Shwedagon Pagoda which is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar surrounded by temples, shrines, and pavilions. Next, get ready for a culture shock while exploring the authentic Bogyoke Aung San Market. We then visit the Chauk Htet Kyi reclining Buddha image and then proceed to the Botahtaung Pagoda – one of the most significant temple-type pagodas in Yangon which houses a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. We then walk around Kandawgyi Park and take photos of Karaweik Hall and a scenic view of Shwedagon Pagoda from afar. Afterwards, transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3  Yangon-Bagan by flight and Bagan sightseeing

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and transfer you to Yangon domestic airport for your flights to Nyaung U (near Bagan). Our guide and driver will pick you up on your arrival and your journey begins with a visit to a colourful local market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their products. We then visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction to Bagan’s rich history. We visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Temple with its exquisite Jataka mural paintings; the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. We then have lunch and return to your hotel to refresh. The afternoon begins with a visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in early Mon-Myanmar style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Proceed to visit Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Afterwards back to your hotel.

Note: We can arrange a professional photographer to take wedding photos of you wearing traditional Myanmar wedding dress at the temples of Bagan. Should you be interested in this service, please let us know and we will provide more information and pricing options.

Day 4   A Visit to Mount.Popa

After breakfast, explore Mount Popa (1,520 m), a one-hour drive from Bagan on the road to Mandalay. Hiking to the summit for a panoramic view takes about 45 minutes where you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the “Nats” (spirits). We then drive back to your Bagan hotel.  We can arrange an evening dinner by candle light (Optional).

Day 5  Bagan – Yandabo Village – Mandalay (2D1N boat trip)

NOTE: Boats leave Bagan only on Sundays.

Embarkation time is 6:00 am at the Irrawaddy Princess jetty where the boat will depart at 6:30 am and sail upstream and arrive approximately 16:00  at Yandabo Village. We then explore Yandabo Village which is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We will see the pottery-making in progress at various stages. Yandabo is also known for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and the Royal Burmese Household of Ava. The shore excursion time is one hour after which the boat continues sailing upstream and moor near Shwe Pauk Pin Village for our overnight stay.

Note: The exact sightseeing plans may be changed due to the water level or weather conditions.

Day 6  Yandabo Village – Mandalay and leisure time

After breakfast, we continue sailing upstream and arrive in Mandalay between 4 pm and 5 pm. Our driver will be waiting for you at the jetty and transfer you to the hotel where you can enjoy some leisure time.

Day 7  Mandalay sightseeing including a marionettes show

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start sightseeing at Maha Muni Pagoda, famous for its life-like Buddha image, marble sculpture, tapestry workshop and Zeygyo market. After lunch, continue sightseeing at Ku Tho Daw Pagoda, known as the world’s “biggest book”,  the Golden Monastery, famous for its wood carving, silk weaving, and the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda with its gigantic image of Buddha sculpted from a single marble boulder. Enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill and then transfer to the marionettes show. After the show, back to the hotel and overnight.

Day 8   Mingun sightseeing and flight to Heho

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We drive to the Mandalay jetty for the boat trip to Mingun (just 12 km upstream from Mandalay on the west bank). Upon arrival, visit Pondaw Paya (a five-metre high structure), Settawya Paya (the valued shrine with a footprint of the Buddha), and Mingun Pahtotawgyi, a massive incomplete monument stupa built by King Bodaw Paya. We will also see the Mingun Bell (the world renowned bell weighing 90 tonnes), and Hsinbyume Paya (a representation of the Sulamani Paya which stands atop Mt. Meru. We then transfer to the airport to fly to Heho. On arrival at Heho, transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 9   Inle Lake-Indein sightseeing

Today, we will start  Inle Lake sightseeing including the floating islands, Heya Ywama Village, Phaung Daw Oo Phaya, and the unique leg-rowers with their traditional style of fishing. We will also visit a local small cottage with a silversmith, as well as the “long-necked” women. To the south of the lake we will visit the ruins of Indein which is partly covered by vegetation and looks like a “pagoda forest”. We will walk for about an hour to enjoy a fantastic view over the lake and visit a school in Tha Ley Village. We return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 10  Biking around Nyaung Shwe and visit a winery

After breakfast we leave for Inle Lake and embark at Nyaung Shwe for biking around the villages. We bike around the Nyaung Shwe market and Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and then head out for lunch. After lunch, we will bike to the eastern part of the lake to explore more villages and the winery for a wine taste session. Back to hotel and overnight.

Day 11 to 13   Heho to Thandwe by flight and relaxing at Ngapali Beach

After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport to fly to Thandwe. On arrival at Thandwe, we proceed to Ngapali Beach where you can relax by the sea.

Day 14     Thandwe to Yangon by flight and join departure flight

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport to fly to Yangon to join your departure flight from Myanmar.

Services Included

  •     12 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  •     4 one-way domestic flights (Yangon-Bagan, Mandalay-Heho, Heho-Thandwe, Thandwe-Yangon)
  •     Air conditioning car with driver for sightseeing
  •     English speaking local guides for sightseeing
  •     Entrance fees
  •     Sunset boat in Bagan
  •     Horse cart in Bagan
  •     Overnight cruise from Bagan to Mandalay ( 2D1N by RV Yandabo)
  •     Boat in Mingun
  •     Private boat in Inle Lake
  •     Bike at Inle Lake
  •     Water and snow towel on tour
  •     Toll fee and fuel charges for car
  •     Government tax and service charges

Services Excluded

  •     Visa
  •     Candlelight dinner (Optional)
  •     Personal Expense
  •     Food and Beverage
  •     Travel Insurance
  •     Items not mentioned in the “Services Included”.

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