8 days, 7 nights tour

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Myanmar is a country steeped in ancient cultures and deep Buddhist belief. This tour will take you to some of the places that best represent that wonderful and unique mix, as well as some scenic highlights, including the thousands of temples on the plains of Bagan; the ancient capitals that surround Mandalay; and the beautiful Inle Lake, high in the Shan hills.

Tour Overview

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8 days/7 nights


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Deluxe Hotel Supplement: 

US$53 per day

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Tour Highlights
Climb a pagoda in Bagan to view a unique sunset over thousands of ancient stupas
Take a horse and cart around the ancient city of Inwa, now abandoned to local farmers
Barter like the locals and find some of the most beautiful handicrafts in Southeast Asia
Discover the gorgeous teak-built U Bein Bridge, the longest in the world
Savour the beauty of Inle Lake and learn about the ethnic Intha people who live on its waters
Discover the bustling colonial-era streets of downtown Yangon
Day-by-day Itinerary
Day 1 Yangon

Arrive in Yangon and head out to explore the downtown area, a bustling area that is full of colonial-era architecture and a number of great restaurants. At sunset, visit the Buddhist heart of Myanmar, the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 2 Bagan

Fly up to Bagan and begin the day exploring the Ananda temple, dating from the 12th century and famed for its gilded sikhara tower at its peak; choose from bicycle, car or horse and cart  to explore the temples. Later in the day, climb the Gawdawpalin or Bupaya pagodas for perfect sunset panorama views of the temples and plain – and in the evening, enjoy some Myanmar wine over dinner by the pagodas.

Day 3 Mandalay

Fly to Mandalay and visit the last royal palace of the Konbaung dynasty, recalling the days of Thibaw and his queen, Supayalat, before they were expelled to India by the British. Just to the south of Mandalay, take a stroll down the longest teak bridge in the world, the iconic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura. The town of Amarapura is full of textiles stores and small metal works factories, where you can watch master craftsmen cast Buddha statues in bronze or visit a weaving factory to see how fabrics are made. 

Conclude the day by taking in the sunset over the lake, casting sillhouettes of communters on the lanky U Bein Bridge. Transfer to the hotel, overnight in Mandalay.


Day 4 Mandalay - Inwa

Start the day by heading south of the city to Inwa. Traverse the quiet meandering roads that once made up a powerful kingdom’s capital city by traditional horse and cart. Across the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay, the Mingun Bell is reputed to be the heaviest and largest working bell in the world. If you’ve worked up a hunger wandering around Mingun and its massive unfinished stupa, reward yourself by purchasing some freshly steamed corn on one of the many roadside stalls – it’ll be the sweetest you’ve tried. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5 Inle Lake

Fly to Heho airport and transfer via car to the characterful town of Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. Spend the afternoon enjoying the tranquility of this relaxed lake village or go sightseeing around the lake, where the local Intha fishermen employ their traditional one-leg rowing technique.

Day 6 Inle Lake - Indein

After breakfast, visit the ancient lakeside stupas at Indein and see handicrafts in Nampan village. If the time is right, see the floating markets that are a photographer’s dream. Finish up your day with sunset wine tasting at the spectacular Red Mountain Estate vineyard and then dinner on the lakeshore.

If you go for the superior hotel option for this tour, a boat will take you to your hotel on the lake (standard hotels are in Nyaung Shwe).

Day 7 Inle Lake - Yangon
Flying back to Yangon from Inle Lake, spend the afternoon exploring the narrow avenues of Chinatown, taking a stroll around the magnificent Kandawgyi Lake or getting lost on one of the city's tree-lined boulevards. 
Day 8 Yangon

On your final day, there’s still time to get those last minute gifts at Bogyoke Market (formerly called Scott Market) or explore the city’s downtown art galleries, allowing you to haggle with the best of them for some of the country’s finest crafts.


Indicative standard and deluxe hotels for this tour
Standard hotels for above program Deluxe hotels for above program 
Yangon - Clover Hotel Yangon - Chatrium Hotel
Bagan - Floral Breeze Hotel Bagan - Bagan Lodge
Mandalay - Hotel Rama Mandalay - Mandalay Hill Resort
Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe) - Hupin Hotel Inle Lake - Amata Garden Resort

To get prices for this tour with luxury accommodation or basic accommodation, please enter a query in the ‘Any further queries’ field when you submit your tour booking form (link below). 

Our Service Include: 

Accommodation with breakfast (twin room basis)
Domestic flight tickets, including insurance surcharge and current fuel surcharge
Passenger service charges for domestic flights
Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
All transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion, as mentioned in program

Our Service Do Not Include: 

International ticket to/from Yangon
Visa fees and visa arrangements for Myanmar
Visits not mentioned in the program
Dinner at hotel
Drinks and personal expenses
Tips and porters at hotels
Any other items not mentioned

Important Notes: 

The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All supplemental cost to be advised.

[1] Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis) during high season (October to April). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

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