Tour Info

Highlights of Myanmar

Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Heho -Inle - Indein -Yangon

This is the most recommended program for those who want to touch all the major highlights of Myanmar. This tour is all about learning , cultural experiences ,interaction with locals , trying local authentic food with cooking class and more….

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Day 01: Yangon Arrival (Car ) L, -

Upon arrival in Yangon (any time), welcome by our representative and transfer to old downtown area for an orientation walk. The area is with its attraction of the late 19th & early 20th century old colonial style buildings built by British, various religious monuments and daily activities  of people. Then try to taste local cuisines for lunch at local  restaurant. Check in hotel.

In the late afternoon we introduce about Buddhsim taking you to the Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda which is the most beautiful reclining Buddha where you can learn the auspicious marks on the soles of Buddha. Then   follow by great  Shwedagon pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist monument in Myanmar. Pagoda complex is huge and give you wonderful thoughts being a witness of the religious activities of the people. Then transfer back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation : Grand United 21 Hotel  (www.hotelgrandunited.com ) or similar

Day 02: Yangon- Mandalay (Car & Morning flight ) B, L, D

After breakfast transfer to the Airport to take the morning flight to Royal Mandalay. Your visit begins with Amarapura, one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar, famous for its U Bein wooden bridge ( longest teak bridge in the world), then proceed to the Mahagandayon monastery with its 1500 monks in order to observe monastic life of the student monks. As your learning and shopping part, we bring you to the royal family traditional style silk weaving workshop. Lunch at local restaurant. Check in at hotel.

After taking a short break, afternoon sightseeing at Mandalay, tour highlights are Shwekyaung monastery which was king Mindon’s residence famous for its wood carving masterpiece ,Kuthodaw pagoda (world’s largest book). And finish the day with the beautiful panoramic view from the Mandalay hill. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation : Mandalay City Hotel ( www.mandalaycity.com ) or similar hotel

Day 03: Mandalay - Bagan ( Car & Morning Flight ) B , L , D

Today you will leave for Bagan by morning flight which is 11th century the ancient capital and birth place of Myanmar culture. Morning sightseeing begins with Nyaung Oo Market where you can see the colourful local product of vegetables also daily life of the people.

Then we bring you to the Shwezigon pagoda prototype of later Myanmar stupa, Wet-Kyi In Gubyaukgyi temple famous for its fine mural painting, Htilominlo temple noted for its plaster carving. Lunch at local restaurant. In the late afternoon we will visit Ananda temple, where you can see finest architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek-cross ground plan and then visit Manuha and Nanphaya temple. Bagan being famous for handicraft lacquer ware work shop is also a must thing to discover. Before sunset enjoy the authentic transport of Bagan, horse cart ride in the valley of temples about one hour. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel .

Accommodation : Bagan Umbra Hotel    ( www.baganumbrahotel.com ) or similar

Day 04: Bagan – Popa - Bagan B , L , -

After breakfast discover the local believer home for the Nat (sprit) which is out of Bagan. The half day journey starts by car towards the Extinct volcano called Mt Popa. It is about one hour and fifteen minutes away from Bagan. It is an oasis of dry zone of central Myanmar and place of Nat (sprit) worship. On the way stop at Palm sugar place for learning and discovery about sky beer and distillation process of local spirit.  Arrive Mt Popa and walk along the exciting stair way of over 800 steps (optional). From the top of the Mt. Popa visitors can enjoy the panoramic view and feed the semi tame monkey along the stairways. Then drive to beautiful resort and have lunch with the amazing view of Popa plateau . After lunch return to Bagan. In the evening by the Boat ride on the Majestic Ayerwaddy River at sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation : Bagan Umbra Hotel  ( www.baganumbrahotel.com ) or similar

Day 05: Bagan - Heho - Inle (Car & Morning Flight & Boat ) B, L, -

Continue our journey by taking the morning flight to Heho in the Shan state where one of the highlight beautiful destinations, Inle Lake.  Which is famous for its leg-rower fishing men, floating gardens, art & crafts and incredible scenery. After arriving at Heho drive to Nyaung Shwe about an hour.  Sightseeing begins by private boat to the  Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, floating gardens of vegetables, Ngaphae Chaung monastery which is a typical Shan monastery with ancient Buddha statues. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to visit traditional cheroot (cigars) and  Shan paper &  umbrella workshop then pass through the Innthar  villages  on the way back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Accommodation : Paramout Inle Resort Hotel  ( www.paramountinleresort.com ) or similar

Day 06: Inle - Cooking Class - Indein ( Boat ) B , L , -

Trying the various food is some of the experience while you are in Myanmar. As part of your inclusive tour is Cooking class (08.30-13.00) It is going to take place in the village. Take the short boat ride for 30 minutes and arrive at local colourful market to purchase the items for lunch. At cooking class you will process for learning point for Myanmar and local cuisine .Hands on experience and cook your own meal. Lunch at cooking class. After the cooking experiences you will be proceeded to Indein Pagoda complex where one can see beautiful bamboo forest and over 1000 Shan pagodas from XVI century. Return back to inle . Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation : Paramout Inle Resort Hotel  (  www.paramountinleresort.com ) or similar

Day 07: Inle- Yangon ( Car & Boat & Flight ) B, L ,D

After breakfast depart for Heho airport to fly back to Yangon. Arrived Yangon around noon then transfer to the restaurant for lunch. After lunch and shopping at the biggest market of Bogyoke Aung San Market (scott market : closed on Monday and every gazette holiday). Then bring you to the jetty to take Yangon water taxi on the river as part of the another local transport in Yangon. Water bus trip will give you overview of  an eye opening of yangon’s hidden places  Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation : Grand United 21 Hotel  ( www.hotelgrandunited.com ) or similar

Day 08: Yangon Departure (Car transfer only) B, - , -

Transfer to the airport to take the international flight (anytime) back to your home.

End of our services.

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat at Inle lake
  • English-speaking guide
  • Four domestic flights
  • Admission / Zone fees
  • Cooking Class
  • Meal for 6 Lunches & 3Dinners
  • Welcome kits on arrival
  • Two small bottles of water per day for excursion
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurances
  • Some meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks
  • Tipping for the guide & driver
  • Visits not mentioned in the program