Discover the charming and untouched Myanmar (Burma) with a valuable opportunity to behold magnificent architecture, timeless cultures, as well as unspeakable beauties. Take a brief look at our sample Myanmar itinerary 3 weeks below before contacting us to cater the Burma trips meeting your travel interest.
 

Duration: 20 Days/ 19 Nights
Date: No fixed dates
Start/End: Yangon/  Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Bago – Bagan – Mandalay  – Sagaing – Mingun – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Indein – Ngapali – Yangon – Syriam
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Tour CategoryMyanmar Tours & Travel Packages
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon City Tour
Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo  – Bago – Yangon
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan
Day 6: Bagan Full-day Sightseeing Tour
Day 7: Bagan – Popa
Day 8: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay
Day 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing
Day 10: Mandalay – Mingun
Day 11: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Pindaya
Day 12: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tour
Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein
Day 14: Heho – Fly to Thandwe – Ngapali
Day 15: Ngapali Beach Vacation
Day 16: Ngapali Beach Vacation
Day 17: Ngapali – Yangon
Day 18:
Yangon – Syriam
Day 19:  Yangon Sightseeing Tour
Day 20: Yangon Departure

 
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Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)

Upon arrival, meet our guide and driver who will take you to hotel for check-in and repose. Feel free to explore Yangon city for the rest of the day. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B)

Yangon means “End of Strife” and this largest city in Myanmar deserves your visit thanks to its perfect combination of nature, cultures, and communities.

Bogyoke Aung San Market in yangon

Firstly, visit Sule Pagoda at the city center then walk to the Mahabandoola Park to see stunning constructions built in the colonial era. Reach Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott’s Market) to approach the local lifestyle as well as find out one of the mouthwatering dishes here for lunch.

In the afternoon, explore Shwedagon Pagoda – the heart of Buddhism in Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon

Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B)

The giant golden boulder at Mount Kyaikhtiyo is such a great attraction that should not be missed in every Burma tour. It is said that one of the Buddha hairpieces has been preserved at the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda.

Golden Rock at kyaiktiyo pagoda

After breakfast, drive to Kyaikhtiyo Mountain and stop at its foot where we start a light climb to reach the Golden Rock. The path is filled with bamboo forests and hundreds of pilgrims. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset at the mountain peak among the romantic ambiance lit up by thousands of candles. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo

Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo  – Bago – Yangon (B, L)

Bago, the rice bowl of Burma, is located 80km to the northwest of Yangon and used to be the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century.

KanbawzaThardi Palace

Today, stop at some roadside roads if you want to purchase some rare products of the jungle before returning to Yangon. On the way, visit Bago town and local market as well as KanbawzaThadi Palace built by King Bayinnaung. After that, explore Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Shwethalyaung Pagoda which own the world’s most beautiful reclining Buddha and elaborate Wood Carving technique. Overnight in Yangon

Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B, L)

The history of 1,500 years with over 2,000 pagodas and temples make Bagan be the indispensable destination in Burma trips. This ancient city is also famous for lacquerware, bamboo works, and wonderful weaving.

Shwezigon Pagoda in bagan myanmar

Upon Bagan arrival at the airport, you will be welcome by our guide and driver then transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, get a closer look at the life of local people at vibrant Nyaung Oo market and Bagan long-standing history at Shwezigon Pagoda. After that, travel to Ananda Temple to enjoy the sunset at one of the most stunning religious constructions in Myanmar. Overnight in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan Full-day Sightseeing Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the rustic Myinkaba village with a short walking to the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya along with an excursion to the well-known Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temple. Overnight in Bagan

Dhammayangyi Temple

Day 7: Bagan – Popa Mountain (B, L)

Have a big breakfast this morning in order to gain more energy for the climb today. Over seven hundred steps need conquering to reach the peak of Mount Popa where charming pagoda can be seen and fascinating sunset can be opened before your eyes. Overnight in Popa

Day 8: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay (B)

Leave Bagan this morning to fly to Mandalay, the old capital of Myanmar owning all the essences of Myanmar cultures, Buddhist Sasana, traditional arts, and crafts.

the mandalay palace

Upon Mandalay arrival, spend a full-day sightseeing Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda with impressive Buddha images carved out of a marble block. Next, visit Golden Palace of Shwenandaw Monastery as well as Sulamani Pagoda, Mandalay Palace. In the late afternoon, enjoy and relax the sunset on Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing (B, L)

In the morning, drive 30 minutes to Amarapura to view the famous Buddhist monastery of Mahagandayon where a lot of monks live and study as well as Bagaya Monastery owning a superb collection of Buddha statues.

monks at Mahagandayon monastery

After lunch, travel by boat to the former Royal Capital of Inwa then change into the horse-drawn carriage to explore Nanmyint Watch Tower which is the remain of “the leaning tower of Ava” Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery. Later, stop at U Bein bridge, the longest teak-wood bridge in the world, for sunset enjoyment. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 10: Mandalay – Mingun (B, L)

Today, join in a boat trip along Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Move to the land and visit Mingun Bell weighing nearly 90 tons (the world’s largest intact bronze bell) and the Mingun Paya (the biggest pagoda in the world if finished).

Hsinbyume Pagoda in myanmar

Next, reach Hsinbyume Pagoda, the elegant white construction located at Mount Meru. Afterward, explore the surrounding traditional villages of artistic items and interact with outstanding craftsmen. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 11: Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Pindaya (B, L)

Say goodbye to Mandalay and fly to Heho this morning. After check-in and short relaxation, take a scenic drive to Pindaya through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. After that, visit Pindaya’s limestone cave conserving about 8,000 Buddha statues. See local workshops of making Shan Paper as well as colorful umbrellas then that can be bought as unique souvenirs. Overnight in Pindaya

myanmar umbrellas

Day 12: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tour (B, L)

The 12th of this journey brings you to Inle Lake, one of the most famous destinations in Southeast Asia thanks to dreaming landscapes and unique activities of local people. In the morning, transfer to NyaungShwe to admire leg-rowing fishermen and their floating gardens created from strips of water and bamboo pipes.

leg-rowing fishermen in inle lake

After lunch, visit Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, the home to various Shan Buddha Images and “jumping cats” jumping into the air through hoops. Continue the trip to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda maintaining five sacred gilded Buddha images. Later, see how special Burmese cigars are produced at the cheroot factory. Spend some time walking around the lakeside village before return to the hotel in Inle Lake.

making Burmese cigars

Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein (B)

Today, visit Indein village, a small village situated on the western bank of Inle Lake. Step back into the history of the 12th – 13th centuries at the ruined pagodas and temples hidden in the bushes.

Indein village

Afterward, immerse yourself into rustic images of farmers plowing, water buffalos enjoying themselves in creeks, and women washing clothes on the river bank.

Day 14: Heho – Fly to Thandwe – Ngapali (B, L)

After breakfast, take a morning flight to Thandwe and continuous 20-minute driving to Ngapali Beach. With the endless with a sand line of coconut trees as well as clear and cool water, the beach is wonderful for swimming, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities on the sand. Besides, sitting on boats or canoes for interesting island exploration. Overnight in Ngapali

Ngapali Beach in Myanmar

Day 15 & 16: Ngapali Beach Vacation (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and free at beach. Overnight in Ngapali

Day 17: Ngapali – Yangon (B)

Enjoy the last moments at Ngapali Beach before taking a flight back to Yangon. The rest of the day is your refreshment after energetic days at the beach.

Day 18: Yangon – Syriam (B, L)

After breakfast, depart Yangon to reach the charming town of Syriam (a.k.a Thanlyin) which used to be the vibrant port in the 15th century. Take a boat trip to see Ye Le Paya Temple (Kyauktan) located at a tiny island on the river.

Ye Le Paya Temple

In the afternoon, visit the hilltop pagoda at Kyaik Khauk to get a great view comprising of Shwedagon Pagoda. Wander through local markets at the riverside and explore two more pagodas before driving back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon

Day 19: Yangon City Tour (B)

In the morning, gaze out at St Mary’s Cathedral, the famous construction from colonial periods, and stroll around Little India and Chinatown to buy some souvenirs or find some local specialties for your lunch.

St Mary’s Cathedral in yangon, burma

After lunch, continue your Yangon tour at the Post Office to behold the astounding architecture of Burma and Britain. Pass through Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola, and Independence Monument to travel to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda of massive reclining 66-meter long Buddha image. In the late afternoon, end your city tour by an excursion to Karaweik Hall – the fantastic floating barge on the Kandawgyi Lake. Overnight in Yangon

Karaweik Hall, yangon attraction

Day 20: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Yangon airport for your flight. 20-day Myanmar tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Flight tickets: Yangon – Bagan; Bagan – Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho; Heho – Thandwe; Thandwe – Yangon
  • Boat excursions
  • Water during the trip

What’s Excluded? 

  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Airport Tax
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense (phone call, laundry, beverages)

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

Yangon Green Hill hotel
Kyaikhtiyo Mountain Top Hotel
Bagan Thazin Garden Hotel
Popa Popa Mountain Resort
Mandalay ShwePyiThar  hotel
Pindaya Inle Inn Pindaya hotel
Inle Lake Paradise NS hotel
Ngapali Cresent Cove Resort