Myanmar Highlights combines the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar with a perfect touch of country`s highlight covering the landscapes, culture, and local hospitality.
Our trip starts from the city of Yangon where the culture of Burmese, Indian and Chinese are blending in the most colorful way. You will be invited to relax by the lake of Inle, home to many ethnic minorities and Intha one leg rower. After visit Mandalay with its ancient capitals, you will have chances to admire the temples of Bagan, the biggest UNESCO site in Burma.
Tour type: private tour – can be customized
Trip Duration: 08 days 07 nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / Upon Request
Start: Yangon Finish: Yangon
Flights: 04 domestic flights Activities: sightseeing/ boat cruising
TOUR IN BRIEF:
Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon city tour – Inle Lake ( B)
Day 03: Inle Lake sightseeing – Mandalay ( B)
Day 04: Mandalay city tour (B)
Day 05: Mandalay ancient capitals tour – Bagan (B)
Day 06: Bagan Heritage Tour (B,D)
Day 07: Bagan city tour – Yangon (B)
Day 08: Yangon city departure (B)
Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Welcome to the golden land of Myanmar! Our Myanmar tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer. Join us for the welcome dinner with an exceptional cultural show.
Day 02: Yangon – Heho (B)
Explore the most historical part of Yangon with a leisurely walk from Sule pagoda to British colonial buildings including City Hall, Emmanuel Church, Strand Hotel. Head north for the flight to Heho. Experience the authentic taste of daily life today as you board a small motorized boat for a cruise on Inle Lake. The image of Intha one leg rower, floating vegetation, stilt villages and Jumping Cat pagoda will color your day on Inle Lake.
Day 03: Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay (B)
Visit one of the unique markets on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlay area: the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses. Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitats of Pa-O people in Indein. Transfer to Heho for a flight to Mandalay. Rest on your own. This evening, you are free to visit Mandalay night market.
Day 04: Mandalay – Mingun –Mandalay (B, D)
Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda, and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river. After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill.
Day 05: Mandalay Ancient Capitals ( Inwa & Sagaing) (B)
Venture outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education for monks with different level. After visiting Sagaing University, we will proceed to visit Buddha cave and Kaunghmudaw Paya, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay. This afternoon we will travel to Amarapura to discover the Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake and the nearby monastery. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar. Leave Mandalay for Bagan late in the afternoon.A dinner with puppet show will highlight your day with us.
Day 06: Bagan Heritage Tour (B,D)
Spend your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the sacred history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression.The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Day 07: Bagan local life (B)
Today, we bring you a new sense of travel with a horse cart ride along the off-beaten-track temples and visit Manuha village where local people make cigars, weaving silks in their traditional way. You are invited to join them for their plantation. Rest at your leisure before embarking a flight back to Yangon.
Day 08: Yangon departure (B)
A guided tour this day will take you to Shwedagon pagoda, the holiest site in Myanmar dominating Yangon sky by its scared golden flash and diamond-covered spires.Take your time for some souvenir at Scott market, the biggest market in Yangon famed for gems, jewelry, wood products and handicrafts. Leaving Yangon for your home with your beautiful memory of Myanmar!
– English speaking guide. Other languages upon request
– Private transfer with air-conditioning
– 04 Domestic flights
– Meals indicated in the itinerary
– Entrance fees and zone fees where applied.
– Boat trips for Inle Lake, visiting Mingun and sunset in Bagan
– Hotel rooms based on double/ twin sharing.
– Water and tissues for traveling day.
– Service charges and Taxes
– Personal Expenses
– Tips for guide, drivers
– Visa arrangement (now with Evisa)
– International flights
– Travel Insurance