Unlock the mystical beauty at the land of golden pagodas by this incredible 15-day Myanmar tour exploring charming pagodas and experiencing the rich community of 135 ethnic groups. From the historic Yangon city to the cultural one of Mandalay, from the heart-touching sceneries in Bagan to the pristine nature at Inle Lake, a mesmerizing Burma will be delivered to satisfy your curiosity.
 

Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Start/ End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago – Bagan – Popa – Mandalay – Mingun – Kakku – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Mandalay – Amarapura – Pyin Oo Lwin – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Indein – Yangon
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Type: Culture & History, Nature & Landscape, Sightseeing & Experience
Tour Category: Myanmar Tours & Travel Packages

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Golden Rock
Day 3: Bago – Yangon
Day 4: Yangon – Bagan
Day 5: Bagan Villages Tour & Cruise Ship
Day 6: Bagan – Popa – Bagan
Day 7: Bagan – Mandalay (Alliance Myanmar Cruise)
Day 8: Mandalay – Amarapura, Ava & Sagaing
Day 9: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun
Day 10: Mandalay – Heho – Kakku
Day 11: Pindaya – Inle Lake
Day 12: Inle Lake – Indein
Day 13: Inle Lake – Yangon
Day 14: Yangon Sightseeing Tour
Day 15: Yangon Departure

Highlights of Myanmar 2-week Itinerary        

  • Climb up the Kyaikhtio Pagoda at 1,100 meters to behold the massive Golden Rock and the incredible ocean panoramic view
  • Visit Bagan – the sacred destination in Myanmar of more than 2,000 temples and pagodas
  • Behold the astounding constructions in Yangon
  • Pay a boat trip around dreaming Inle Lake
  • Impressed by thousands of Buddha images at Pindaya cave
 
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Day 1: Yangon Arrival (D)

Upon Yangon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide and driver then transfer to the hotel for check-in and relaxation. The rest of the day is your free time to explore the city. Overnight in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon – Golden Rock (B, L)

Wake up early this morning and take a visit to Golden Rock Pagoda (about 5 hours). After Bago arrival, move to Golden Rock base camp for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, our vehicle will carry you to the pagoda. You will be absolutely overwhelmed by the amazing Golden Rock as well as its panoramic view to surrounding areas at the sunset. Overnight in Bago

Golden Rock Pagoda in yangon

Day 3: Bago – Yangon (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the local market to witnessing an authentic local life before heading to the ancient Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Proceed to Shwethalyaung Pagoda where you can see the giant Buddha image of 55 meters long and 16 meters high. Return to Yangon in the late afternoon and stop at Allied War Memorial Cemetery for sightseeing. Overnight in Yangon

reclining buddha in Shwethalyaung Pagoda

Day 4: Yangon – Bagan (B)

Take a morning flight to Bagan today. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in and relax. The rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city of man-made and natural masterpieces at pagodas and temples. Besides, you can get a closer look at the local life in the vibrant Nyaung U market. Overnight in Bagan

local women at Nyang U market

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

Spend this day exploring the rustic life of local people in Bagan villages through their long-established cultures, history, and lifestyle. Your unique transportation today is the Pony cart which brings you to every corner of this charming land.

In the afternoon, embark on a fine cruise ship along Irrawaddy River to reach the amazing Shwezigon Pagoda. Sip a cup of your favorite drink and enjoy the sunset on the sundeck among the breathtaking surrounding areas. Overnight in Bagan

Shwezigon Pagoda in bagan

Day 6: Bagan – Popa – Bagan (B, L)  

After breakfast, drive to Mount Popa which is well-known for its spectacular scenery from the height of more than 1,500 meters. Passing 777 steps to reach its peak, you will see a lot of playful monkeys as well as beautiful floras and listen to your guide telling you about the vital role of the mountain to Myanmar culture and religion.

mount popa in myanmar

On reaching pagoda at the top of Mount Popa, you will not only enjoy the astounding views but also learn more about nats and nats worshipping. Return to Bagan in the afternoon

Day 7: Bagan – Mandalay (B)

Transfer to Mandalay today by Alliance Myanmar Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide and driver then move to hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time to explore this city. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 8: Mandalay – Amarapura, Ava & Sagaing (B, L)

Begin your Mandalay day trip at Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura where over a thousand of monks are living and studying. Then visit U Bein Bridge considered the longest wooden bridge in the world to meet friendly local people and marvel at its spectacular scene over the river. Afterward, travel to Bagaya Monastery – the oldest one in town which is famous for the teak wood monastery possessing intricated designs.

In the afternoon, take a boat trip to the former Royal Capital of Inwa to explore this destination on a horse-drawn carriage. Visit Namyint Watch Tower to behold the Myanmar featured architecture in the 19th century. Stroll along the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery – a great brick monastery with the age of 200 years. Drive to Sagaing Hill in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset from its peak. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun (B, L)

After breakfast, travel by boat along Irrawaddy River to Mingun town where is preserving the biggest intact bronze bell in the world. Then, visit Mingun Paya, one of the greatest pagodas in Southeast Asia, and the impressive white-washed Hsinbyume Pagoda for photo shooting. After that, explore some neighboring villages to watch the traditional basketry and interact with the artisans.

In the afternoon, continue your sightseeing tour in the gorgeous Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill for a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Mandalay

view from mandalay hill

Day 10: Mandalay – Heho – Kakku (B, L)

Say goodbye to Mandalay and take a flight to Heho. On arriving this city, head to Kakku Pagoda to gaze out at the wonderful complex of more than 2,000 stupas.

Kakku Pagoda in inle lake

After lunch, move to Htan-Ph-Ya village and cave to witness a lot of unknown Shan Buddha images on the cave’s wall. Later, visit Pao village of picturesque landscapes and the home to some ethnic minorities groups with unique cultures and tradition in Shan state. Overnight in Heho

Day 11: Pindaya – Inle Lake (B, L, D)

Transfer to another cave in Pindaya and wonder at thousands of Buddha statues. After that, visit the wooden Sin Khaung Monastery following the traditional Shan style built in the 19th century and be amazed by the Buddha images of bamboo weaving as well as old bronze statues.

End this day’s itinerary by an excursion to a nearby village to learn about the long-standing bamboo hat making, pottery, paper, umbrella, and handicrafts. Afterward, reach Nyaung Shwe for an overnight.

umbrella making village

Day 12: Inle Lake – Indein (B, L)

After breakfast, visit a local market to immerse yourself into the vibrant ambiance among a lot of local people wearing their colorful traditional clothes and an unlimited line of vendors selling everything.

Next, travel to Inle Lake by a boat trip to see its incredible beauty. Reach Indein village then to get lost in the land filled by various stupas. Visit a nearby village of long-neck women at their stilt house doing the traditional weaving. Return to Inle Lake in the late afternoon to watch leg-rowing fishermen using their traditional fishing methods on small sampans along with the charming sunset on the greatest lake in Myanmar. Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 13: Inle Lake – Yangon (B, L)

Farewell Inle Lake and take a flight back to Yangon this morning. In the afternoon, stroll around Bogyoke Aungsan Market in join in the most hustling and bustling market in town. You can purchase some Myanmar interesting souvenirs as the memorabilia of this Burma trip.

street foods in Bogyoke Aungsan Market

After that, pay a quick city tour at some famous constructions in Yangon such as amazing red-brick St Mary’s Cathedral, the heritage building Mashiah Yeshua Synagogue. In the evening, explore the little India and Chinatown to enjoy the rich mix of cultures from Myanmar, India, and China. Overnight in Yangon

St Mary’s Cathedral in yangon myanmar

Day 14: Yangon Sightseeing Tour (B, L)

Lengthen your Yangon day trip by a visit along the street of fabulous combination between Burmese architecture and British colonial one that can be found nowhere in Asia.

yangon Independence Monument

After a quick look at Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden, and Independence Monument, spend time taking photos at Karaweik Hall, the floating royal barge on the dreaming Kandawgyi Lake.

Shwedagon Pagoda in yangon myanmar

Finally, travel to Shwedagon Pagoda and behold the superb gilded architecture decorated by nearly 5,500 diamonds and 3,000 rubies. Stay at the pagoda until sunset before transferring to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon

Day 15: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast, wait for our vehicle to bring you to the airport. 15-day Myanmar tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • 14-night accommodations upon your request
  • 3 Domestic Flight Tickets (Yangon- Bagan/ Mandalay-Inle-Yangon)
  • Cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car with airport transfer
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide (Other languages upon requests)
  • Government tax & Service charges
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Airport tax
  • Visa arrangement and services
  • Other personal expenses.

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