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The highlight of Myanmar

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Route: Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle Lake-Yangon

“Mingalabar” – “Welcome to The Golden Land!”

Upon arrival, Myanmar Damsel tour guide welcomes you at Yangon international airport and offered you any assistance needed before leaving the Arrivals terminal, you will be on your way to check into your hotel to drop off your luggage. After refreshment at the hotel, starts an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon’s busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Mahabandoola Park, Town Hall and there is a mixture of churches, mosques, Pagoda and magnificent colonial buildings of the high court, telegraphic office, Economic Bank, The office of Inland Water Transport, Myanmar Port Authority and the Custom House. This introductory drive will end with a stop near Sule Pagoda – dating back over 2,000 years ago, for brief photo taking. Next, visit Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market), a pleasant covered market containing crafts from all corners of Myanmar, gems, fabrics, and more. (The market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world. Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people. Stroll on its platform surrounded by a set of smaller temples, shrines, and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers, and books. As the sun sets, the reddish-golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Meals: Lunch

This morning we transfer to the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan (07:00-08:20). On arrival, tour begins at colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes.

In the afternoon, visit to Myinkaba Village and observe the process of Traditional Lacquer Ware Industry one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. In the late afternoon, enjoy the unforgettable sunset in Bagan by horse carriage. Overnight in Bagan.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pakokku (37 km and 45 minutes’ drive away from Bagan) and explore the small town and enjoy the sites of this unique rural center. Visit enchanting Pakokku market, local cottage industries such as slipper making and cheroot making workshops which are famous in Myanmar. Next, visit Shwe Gu Pagoda to observe an excellent and artistic arch-pediment which was made of five blocks of teak and inscribe with nine Buddhist stories. From here we visit the ancient Shwe Moke Taw Pagoda built in the 3rd Century B.C, located on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River which gives us a great view of the river. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, transfer to Pakokku jetty to take a charter boat to Bagan and visit Kyauk Gu U Min, a cave temple on the banks of the Irrawaddy, with notable sandstone carvings and colossal Buddha images. Afterward, continue by boat towards Bagan, watching life along the riverbanks and enjoying the view of the sunset over the Irrawaddy with a cocktail on board. On arrival at Bagan Jetty, transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Early morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay (08:35-09:05). On arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. After refreshment at hotel, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, the most revered Buddha statue in entire Myanmar. En-route to the pagoda, stop to observe the process of Gold-Leaf Beating, where gold is painstakingly hammered into tissue-thin squares. Next, visit Craft Workshop specializing in one of the arts for which the city is famous: Bronze-Casting, Marble-Carving, and Wood-Carving. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, continue to Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a delicately carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Finally, visit Mandalay Hill at Sunset. Up on the hill, you find a scenic view of the city, the plains surrounding it, the Shan Mountain, as well as the Ayeyarwaddy River, especially great at sunset. Return to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, head to ancient capital of Amarapura, a royal capital founded before Mandalay. Firstly, visit Mahagandayon Monastery; every day at mid-morning, monks and novices line up to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Then, visit weaving industries, a traditional silk & cotton weaving. Afterwards, head to Sagaing, the spiritual center of Myanmar. Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries are to be found in Sagaing Hill, thousands of monks and nuns retreat here for meditation and contemplation. Visit some of the most famous temples, such as Tupayon Paya and Hsinmyashin Paya (the Pagoda of Many Elephants). Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, proceed to ancient capital of Inwa and sightseeing by horse carriage, including stops at famous Bagaya Kyaung, Me Nu Oak Kyaung Monasteries and Nanmyint leaning tower (visit outside only). Then, transfer to two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and enjoy the panoramic sunset view of Taungthaman Lake and surrounding. Finally, return to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Mandalay airport for a flight to Heho (09:25-09:55). On arrival, drive to hotel in Nyaung Shwe with visit Shwe Yay Pyay Monastery one the way. After refreshment at hotel, start an excursion by boat on Inle Lake admiring the view of famous leg-rowers, typical floating farms and gardens, local methods of fishing and village life. Don’t miss it; it’s a great photo time!

Visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State, next the weaving village of Inpawkhon village then stop at Nampan village to observe the locals make cigars and boats, and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Return to hotel. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, visit five-day rotation market (if it is take place in Inle on that day), afterward, the boat takes you through a long channel and passing plenty of farms, local farmers and boatmen. Then leading to the hidden Indein Pagoda Complex. Located on the shore of the lake, this site consists of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Take a relaxing stroll through a bamboo forest! Awe inspiring and so photogenic!

The population density in Indein is very little and the villagers earn their living with agriculture and you will see their traditional life style. Continue on foot and pass rice fields to the village of Sae Ma, stopping to explore the village and the local school. In the afternoon, meet the people in the village on the lake and travel to one of the monasteries to observe the monastic activities. Return to your hotel by boat. Afterward, transfer to airport for a flight to Yangon (16:05-17:15). On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Transfer to Yangon International airport for your departure flight.

(Day 01): Arrival Yangon and city tour. (By car)

(Day 02): Yangon-Bagan. (By car, flight and horse cart)

(Day 03): Bagan-Pakokku-Kyauk Gu U Min-Bagan. (By car and boat)

(Day 04): Bagan-Mandalay. (By car and flight)

(Day 05): Amarapua, Sagaing and Inwa. (By car, ferry and horse-cart)

(Day 06): Mandalay-Heho-Inle Lake. (By car, boat and flight)

(Day 07): Inle Lake-Indein-Heho-Yangon. (By car, boat and flight)

(Day 08): Departure (By car)

  • Wandering through the colonial charm of Yangon.
  • Exploring Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden stupa.
  • Discovering one of the finest collections of temples in South East Asia at Bagan.
  • Witnessing the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill.
  • Attending a morning alms collection at a monastery outside Mandalay.
  • Walking through the beautiful scenery of the Shan Plateau to Inle Lake.

Include services

  • Accommodations with daily breakfast in twin/double sharing Room
  • Meals as per mentioned in the tour program: (B=breakfast and L=set lunch at local restaurant)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transfer and sightseeing with A/C private car
  • Experienced English Speaking Station guide
  • Complimentary bottle water, refreshments snow towel tissues and small gift
  • Private boat in Inle Lake and Bagan
  • Horse cart in Bagan and Inwa
  • Ferry in Inwa
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Four domestic flights (Yangon-Bagan, Bagan-Mandalay, Mandalay-Heho, and Heho-Yangon)
  • Domestic airport tax

Exclude services

  • International air fare
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service etc.
  • Meals which are not mentioned in the tour program (dinner)
  • All Beverages
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Compulsory dinner for Chris mast Eve and New Year Eve
  • Visa fees
  • Bank transfer fee and credit card transfer fee (4%)

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 5% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit made
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation received from 30 days to 16 days prior arrival date
  • 50% of total package will be charged if cancellation received from 15 days to 5 days prior arrival date
  • 100% of total tour price will be charged if cancellation received less than 4 days and no show

Child Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02-11 years old without bed: 50% adult price
  • 02-11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult price
  • 02-11 years old with twin share: 09% adult price
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