See Myanmar (Burma) at its best through the most famous attractions that define this mystical country. From Yangon to various destinations of Burma, behold heritage sites in Mandalay, touch Bagan ancient architectures, and enjoy breathtaking sceneries in Inle Lake. Taste authentic foods, interact with friendly local people for a true style of exploring Myanmar.
 

Duration: 17 Days/ 16 Nights
Tour Route: Yangon – Bago – Bagan – Mt.Popa – evening electric bike – Monywa – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun – Heho – Inle Lake – Kakku – Yangon – Thanlyin
Tour Date: Not fixed, up to your schedule
Tour Type: History & Cultures, Nature & Landscapes, Explore & Experience
Tour Category: Myanmar Tours & Travel Packages
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon City Tour
Day 3: Yangon – Bago
Day 4: Yangon – Bagan
Day 5: Bagan Balloon & Villages Tour
Day 6: Bagan – Mount Popa
Day 7: Bagan – Monywa
Day 8: Monywa – Mandalay
Day 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing
Day 10: Mingun Day Trip
Day 11: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 12: Inle Lake – Kakku – Yangon
Day 13: Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U
Day 14: Mrauk U Sightseeing Tour
Day 15: Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon
Day 16: Yangon – Thanlyin
Day 17: Yangon Departure

Highlights of 17-day Myanmar Tour

  • See charming Yangon City through its amazing constructions
  • Behold glittering Shwedagon Pagoda – the well-known world heritage site
  • Get a closer look at the life of local people at their pristine villages
  • Admire the land of more than 2,000 pagodas and temples in Bagan
  • Learn more about art, architecture, history of Myanmar in every destination
  • Experience the floating lifestyle on Inle Lake
  • Witness the giant reclining Buddha in Bago, the wonderland of Myanmar
 
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Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)

Upon Yangon arrival, meet our guide and driver who will transfer you to the hotel for check-in and relaxation. Feel free for the rest of the day to explore Yangon city. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B, L)

Spend this day discovering all the essences of Yangon. Travel firstly to Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda which has been maintaining the largest marble Buddha image in Burma. Explore Swai Taw Pagoda and KabAye Pagoda before heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to wonder the giant reclining Buddha statue.

Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda in yangon, myanmar

In the afternoon, visit Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda and Botatung Pagoda to marvel at its charming designs and architectures. Continue your Yangon trips at Sule Pagoda aging over 2500 years in the heart of Yangon. Then move to Kandawgyi Lake and Karaweik Palace – the must-see landmarks in Burma. Afterward, reach elegant Maha Wizaya Pagoda with a hollow stupa preserving Buddha relics. Before the sunset, visit Shwedagon Pagoda to admire its sparkle under the sunlight and learn more about its devotion to Buddhism. Overnight in Yangon

Day 3: Yangon – Bago Day Trip (B, L)

After breakfast, leave Yangon to drive to Bago, the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom. Your first visit is at Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda – one of the oldest and most scared pagodas in Myanmar. The trip then leads you to Hintha Gon Pagoda named after the mythological Hintha bird, an icon of the Mon people according to legends. Before lunch, travel to Kanbawzathardi Palace built under the reign of King Bayint Naung in the 15th century.

Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda in Bago

In the afternoon, visit famous Shwe Thar Lyaung Pagoda for the 1000-year-old impressive reclining Buddha. Later, end your third day in Myanmar by a sightseeing tour to Mya Thar Lyaung and Kyaik Pu with the astonishing four-face Buddha images. Overnight in Yangon

Mya Thar Lyaung in the afternoon

Day 4: Yangon – Bagan (B, L)

Board a flight to Bagan, the wonderful land of temples and pagodas, from Yangon this morning. The itinerary shall start in the afternoon at Ananda Temple – the most well-persevered construction in Bagan. Next, Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, Tharabar Gate, Thatbyinyu Tempe, Sulamani Temple, and Gawdawpalin Temple will be the upcoming stops within your journey. Another place is another experience of architectures, cultures, and tradition of Bagan. Head to Shwe Sandaw Pagoda for sunset enjoyment before returning to hotel in Bagan

Tharabar Gate in myanmar

Day 5: Bagan Balloon & Villages Tour (B, L)

Get ready to grasp the unforgettable experiences in the hot-air balloon in Bagan to see stunning landscapes and old temples hidden in the green lush trees from the sky. Then embark on a journey visiting nearby villages to meet local people and join in their daily life.

Htilominlo Temple

In the afternoon, lengthen your temple and pagoda tour in Bagan with some highlights such as Htilominlo Temple, Shinbin Thalyaung Temple Myazedi Pagoda, Nanpaya Temple, Manuha Temple, Mingalazedi Pagoda, Seinnyet, Sister Temples, Bupaya Pagoda, Mahabodhi Pagoda, and Shwezigon Pagoda, which own a lot of mysteries along with legends created within their long-standing appearances. Overnight in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan – Mount Popa (B, L, D)

After breakfast, participate in an interesting excursion to Mount Popa – the dormant volcano with a temple at its peak. In order to reach the top of the mountain, 777 steps need conquering with a lot of monkeys along the route.

monkeys on mount popa

In the afternoon, bike, pony cart, and electric bike are three option for you to discover every corner in Bagan at different perspectives. Feel free to stop at any time and anywhere for photo shooting, relaxation, or interact with local people. Overnight in Bagan

Day 7: Bagan – Monywa (B, L)

A myriad of interesting destinations in Monywa is waiting for your exploration today. After 3 or 4 hours of driving from Bagan, reach Thanboddhay Pagoda to be amazed by over 500,000 Buddha images.

Thanboddhay Pagoda

Continue the trip in the afternoon to Shwe Gu Ni Pagoda and Monywa Bodhi Tataung attracting visitors by astounding Buddha images and statues. Overnight in Monywa

Day 8: Monywa – Mandalay (B, L)

Sit on a ferry on Chindwin River to reach Po Win Hill this morning. The Po Win Daung including various Buddha statues and murals is the aim of your journey today. Next, travel to Shwe Ba Daung to marvel at unique pavilions decorated by Buddha images cut from the surrounding sandstone. Return to Monywa then for a flight to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay

Po Win Daung in myanmar

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

After breakfast, visit Mahamuni Pagoda of glittering Buddha images and Golden Palace Monastery of intricated woodcarvings. Later, wonder at the largest Buddhist book in the world at Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Golden Palace Monastery in mandalay

In the afternoon, transfer to the city of Ava on the left bank of Irrawaddy River. Explore Royal Palace and Fort as well as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae which is distinguished by its crescent-shaped building and fantastic Buddha images. Then pay a visit to U Bein Bridge the longest wooden bridge in the world for sunset sightseeing. Overnight in Mandalay

U Bein Bridge in the sunset

Day 10: Mingun Day Trip (B, L)

Transfer to Mingun this morning and visit firstly at Mingun Bell, the second largest unbroken bell in the world. Then move to Mingun Paya, the gigantic ruin of the pagoda which was planned to be constructed as the greatest pagoda in the world.

unfinished pagoda in mingun

Later, reach Hisnbyume Pagoda to grab the awesome views at the white-washed temple and visit the remnants of the ruined Royal Palace. Before returning to Mandalay, travel to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the fascinating panoramic view of the region in the sunset.

Day 11: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B, L, D)

After breakfast, take a flight to Heho with Inle Lake recognized as the second largest freshwater lake in Burma. Your journey will start in the afternoon with a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda – the most honorable religious construction in the southern Shan State. Next, explore Nga Phe Chaung Monastery to see the biggest and oldest monastery on stilts in Inle Lake. On the way to the hotel in Inle Lake, pass through rustic floating gardens and houses to capture the breathtaking scenes.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Day 12: Inle Lake – Kakku – Yangon (B, L)

Wake up early this morning and transfer to the heart of Shan State at Kakku Pagoda where you will be absolutely immersed by hundreds of ancient stupas. Return to Taunggyi for an exploration to the charming relics comprising of Shwe Bone Pwint Pagoda and Sulamuni Pagoda. Later, take a flight back to Yangon for an overnight

Shwe bone pwint Pagoda

Day 13: Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U (B, L)

Spend this morning driving to Mrauk U – an untouched city of ancient pagodas and historical relics. Fly to Sittwe then transfer to Mrauk U for about 4-5 hours of driving. Stop at Mahamuni Pagoda for a short trip before the overnight in Mrauk U.

Mahamuni Pagoda in Mrauk U

Day 14: Mrauk U Sightseeing Tour (B, L)

The first highlights of this sightseeing tour are Pharaouk PagodaMong-Khong- Shwe Du Stupa, Pesi Paya, and Koe Thaung Temple (a shrine of over 90,000 Buddha images) and Latt-Say Lake. Before lunch, visit Mahabandola Monastery to wonder at fantastic museum-style construction.

Mrauk U attraction

In the afternoon, pay a visit to Shit-Thaung Temple enchanting tourists by its 8,000 Buddha images and reliefs. Then explore Htaukkhan-Thein Temple, Andaw temple, Ratanabon Stupa and Laymyathanar temple which are renowned as the four-sided temples, Laungbanprauk Pagoda (a.k.a Plate Pagoda), and Pitakataik (a small library). Overnight in Marauk U.

Shit-Thaung Temple

Day 15: Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon (B, L)

After breakfast, travel to Payagyi Temple in Sittwe to witness the golden face Buddha image. Gain a quick look at Mahakuthala monastery and Lawkananda pagoda before transferring to the airport for a flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Lawkarnandar pagoda

Day 16: Yangon – Thanlyin (B, L)

In the morning, travel by boat to Thanlyin via Bago River, which is a peaceful town opposing the hectic and vibrant Yangon city. Visit Kyaik Khauk Pagoda – a charming pagoda dating back to the 2000 year ago. Head to Bada-Gyi village then to admire old Seated Buddha image of about 40m high. Coming back to Yangon and finish your day trip at Botahtaung Pagoda, a 2500-year-old golden pagoda, and the Yele Kyauk Tan, a unique “floating pagoda”. Overnight in Yangon

Botahtaung Pagoda

Day 17: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time before transferring to the airport for the homecoming flight. 17-day Myanmar tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • 16-night accommodations at hotels
  • English speaking local tour guide (Other languages upon your request)
  • 5 domestic flight tickets (Yangon – Bagan, and Mandalay-Inle – Yangon – Mrauk U – Yangon)
  • Transportation rental fees in Bagan
  • Entrance fees and zone fees
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private car (airport transfer is not included)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

What’s Excluded?

  • International Flights to and from Yangon
  • Airport tax
  • Other personal expenses
  • Myanmar Visa
  • Other meals not included in the itinerary

Notes:

  • Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Viet Vision Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Viet Vision Travel

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