Burma (Myanmar) Highlights

10 Days: Yangon l Mandalay l Bagan l Heho l Yangon

This unique Burma (Myanmar) tour travel from the bustling capital city of Yangon to ancient Bagan spiked with temples and pagodas, in between see floating gardens and villages in tranquil Inle Lake and the culture centre of Mandalay. Travel in Myanmar, experience the diversity cultural, interact with friendly locals and enjoy scenic landscapes.

Day 1- 2 Yangon

Your Burma holiday starts with a warm greeting at Yangon's airport. The next day starts with visiting St Mary Cathedral to see the colourful titled décor inside of the church, followed by a colonial walking tour to see many grand colonial buildings including the British Embassy, the General Post Office, the Supreme Court, the Strand Hotel, ends at the City Hall and Sule Pagoda, the landmarks of Yangon. Enjoy a city view from Sakura Tower while have a drink at Sky Bistra. In the afternoon, board on the “circular railway’ at the central train station. This local commuter train slowly weaves its way through the city’s various neighbourhoods, revealing the lively and colourful life of the inhabitants. Drive pass Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence, stop at Chaukhtatgyi Paya to see the largest reclining Buddha in Burma. Watch the sunset at the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, enjoy amazing atmosphere when the gold stupa glows under floodlights. Watch a cultural show buffet dinner at riverside Karaweik Royal Palace. (B/D)

Day 3 Yangon / Mandalay

After a short flight to Mandalay, drive to Amarapura, visit Mahagandayon Monastery to see thousands monks lining up for their lunch, stroll around the ground to understand monks life and Buddhism. Stop at a village to see traditional silk weaving. Mandalay is Myanmar's major arts and crafts cente. In the afternoon, Visit Gold-Pounders’ district to see the traditional way of Gold leaf making, visit wood carving and tapestry workshop, see the sunset at iconic teak wooden bridge – U Bein’s Bridge, watch hundreds of villagers and monks commute back and forth across it. (B)

Day 4 Mandalay

Morning take a boat cross Ayeyarady River to Mingun, visit Mingun Paya, which would have been the world’s biggest stupa had it been finished, continue to Mingun Bell, world’s largest uncracked bell, followed by a stop at Hsinbyume Paya, surrounded by seven wavy whitewashed terraces, a great site for a photograph. After returning to Mandalay, visit Mandalay Palace, the fortress walls enclosed a gigantic royal city. Admire lavished fine wood carvings at Shwenandaw Kyaung (also called as Golden Palace Monastery), visit world heritage listed site – Kuthodaw Pagoda to see the world’s largest marble book. Watch the beautiful sunset from Mandalay Hill with the view of dotted golden pagodas and Irrawaddy River. (B)

Day 5 Mandalay / Bagan River Cruise

Early morning take a scenic boat Malikha 3, cruise along the Irrawaddy River, you will admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck. Arrive Bagan, one of the great sights of Asia. Thousands of pagodas rise up from the green delta plain, a great deserted royal city. (B)

Day 6 Bagan

Morning visit the local market to observe locals daily life, and then drive to Bagan Archaeological Zone to admire the incredible mural paintings of 12th century at Gubyaukgyi Temple, followed by Manuha Temple to see a huge reclining Buddha, visit Nan Paya for its interior sandstone works and Bagan’s finest detailed sculptures. visit a Lacquerware factory to learn how to make lacquer handcrafts. Experience the local transport , a horse cart to visit the finest and largest Ananda Pagoda – an outstanding example of Bagan temple architecture, visit Shwezigon Pagoda for its beautiful prototype golden stupa, late afternoon, go to the Bagan Nan Myint viewing tower to enjoy an amazing 360 degree view of Bagan and watch the beautiful sunset over thousands pagodas dotted plain. (B)

Day 7 Bagan / Heho

A short flight to Heho, transfer to Nyaung-shwe town, enjoy a trishaw ride to the jetty, board on a long tailed wooden boat for a ride cross the Inle Lake to your hotel. Immerse yourself into the tranquil and beautiful atmospheres on the lake. See the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen. Afternoon visit a village to see traditional handicrafts - lotus silk weaving on wooden handlooms and blacksmith shop. (B)

Day 8 Heho

Explore Inle lake region by a boat, visit one of the local markets (on market days by days). Explore the western part of the lake by sailing through small twisting and turning creeks to the hidden and unknown Inn Dein Pagoda complex. the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, one of he most sacred shrines dating back to the 18th century, visit the floating gardens. The tranquil peaceful ambience and the ruins overgrown with bushes will bring you centuries back. (B)

Day 9 Heho / Yangon

Morning flight to Yangon, transfer to the hotel. the rest of time is at your own leisure. You may take a taxi to Bogyoke Aung San Market, formerly known as Scott's Market for bargain shopping. (B)

Day 10 Depart Yangon

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)
Depature daily

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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.


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Private English speaking guides in each city
listed meals (B-Breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner)
9 nights superior hotel
1 day time cruise, 3 flights in Burma
Sightseeing, entry fees and evening entertainment
All private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle


International flights
Travel Insurance
Tips and Personal Expenses
Meals not listed
Burma visa (can be arranged).
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