Our Myanmar experience tour includes visits to the main sites as well as some off-the-beaten-track towns. Moving through the countryside by car, boat ride and train, our experience tour provides great opportunities for discovering the true ways of life of the Myanmar people while venturing through beautiful scenery along the way. We provide our expertise and unique local knowledge to ensure you have a truly bespoke and special holiday to Myanmar.
Day 01: Yangon Arrival:
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our experienced English speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. Free time and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon - Bagan (B):
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. Start Yangon sightseeing tour with heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image, Karaweik Royal Barge (A royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). And then transfer to heart of Yangon to visit Sule Pagoda and continue your visit to Mahabondoola Park and Myanmar Independence monument. In the evening, transfer to Aung Mingalar Bus station for journey to Bagan. The day of travel from Yangon to Bagan by express bus began with a 8 pm departure and ended at Bagan Bus Station at next morning (approx: 9 hrs driving). Overnight on bus.
Day 03: Bagan Full Day Sightseeing (B):
Arrive Bagan at Bagan Station (located between the airport & train station) and first visit to Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life. Continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine. Continue visit Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals. Visit to Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144. Afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts , a lacquer ware home Industry: near by Myingabar village. Continue Damayangyi Temple (the massive temple in Bagan). Experience by local horse–cart way to Sunset Temple. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Bagan - Mt.Popa - Bagan (B):
Morning breakfast at hotel. Then drive directly to Mt. Popa for 1 hour. On the way to Mt. Popa, you can observe toddy farmers’ life and process of jaggery making (That is worth to observe ways of local people life along the way. You can view water factching, making ediable oil and so on). Mt. Popa is believed to be the sacred home of the Nats and is now a national park. On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines, which you can climb to via a winding, covered walkway. Drive back to Bagan and on the way visit to some villages near Bagan. Enjoy local River Boat for susnet. Tranfer to the hotel and leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bagan - Pakokku - Monywa (B):
Morning breakfast at hotel. Then, start drive to Pakokku (45 mins drive) and visit the authentic local market where locals gather for vegetables, fishes, ingredient, textiles to see people ways of life. Continue visit to workshops of weaving cotton blanket, cheroot making. Continue to Thiho-Shin Pagoda which houses one of the most revered images in Myanmar presented by the King of Ceylon some 800 years ago. And proceed to “Monywa” (2 hrs driving) pass through varied agricultural landscapes and villages. Arrive Monywa and directly drive to the hotel & check-in. Free time and leisure. Overnight at hotel in Monywa.
Day 06: Monywa - Amarapura - Mandalay (B):
Breakfast at Hotel. Start the tour with visit to Thanboddhay Pagoda – an unusual Buddhist temple with more, most, bigger, largest…500,000 Buddha images, 806 stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, 1,000 Banyan trees and the largest Reclining Buddha. After visit, the journey continues Khaung Mu Daw Pagoda at Sagaing and the Sagaing hills a retreat for Buddhist devotees. Then, proceed to Amarapura and enjoy sunset at 200 years old U bein teak bridge, built in 1728. Continue to Mandalay & transfer to the hotel. Free time and leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B):
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Jetty and Excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 1 hr Upper River from Mandala. Visit Mingun Bell: the world largest un-cracked bell, weighing 90 tons and continue Hsinbyume as well as unfinished Pagoda built as one of the world’s largest cherish by king Bodaw Paya by traditional styled bullock – cart. After sightseeing sail back to Mandalay. Start excursion tour with visit to famous Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, excellent example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble. Enjoy sunset at Mandalay Hill. Transfer to hotel. Free and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 08: Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya - Kalaw (B):
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and depart for Heho by schedule flight (30 mins flying). Then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Drive to Kalaw (1&1/2 hrs) – a popular hill staion in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel. Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 09: Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake (B):
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the colourful market to see people ways of life. Then visit Christ the King Church – a brick Catholic Church and Hnee Paya – features a gold lcaquered bamboo Buddha. Drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake: famous for its unique leg rower (2 & ½ hrs drive). Arrive Nyaung shwe and proceed to Inle Lake by local boat and transfer to the hotel. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake, heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is the famous and ancient monestry in Inle Lake. Overnight in Inle.
Day 10: Inle - Indein - Inle (B):
This morning, visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region (on market day only). And then 45 minutes boat trip to Indein to visit Shwe Indein Pagoda complex following a stair path lined up with magnificent columns. Then visit floating gardens and the rest sightseeing. Overnight in Inle.
Day 11: Inle - Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Yangon (B):
Morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Heho airport depart for Yangon by schedule flight. (Approx: 1 ½ hr flying). Arrive Yangon airport and start Yangon sightseeing tour. Heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image , and Karaweik Royal Barge (A royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). Then, complete your day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda: its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offering at Pagoda. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Yangon Departure (B):
The whole day will your own exploration. At the departure time, pick up from hotel by our driver and transfer to Yangon international airport for connecting flight.