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8 Days Inspiring Myanmar Tour

Duration: 8Days
Yangon - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Yangon
Departure date:
As You Prefer
Tour code: ICTG-BM14
Tour Highlights
  • Historic Sites
  • Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake
  • Pagodas & Temples
  • Mount Popa
  • Floating Garden
  • Village Life
  • Art Crafts
Daily Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival at Yangon

Upon arrival at the airport, our tour guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

After an excited city circular train ride, Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda is awaiting your visit, impressing you with a 70-metre reclining Buddha statue, then National Museum will feast your eyes on an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, art works and historic memorabilia displayed in a splendid five-storey building.

Then have a break until 5:30PM when we will go to  the the most prominent monument in Yangon - Shwedagone Pagoda which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics. Enjoy your nightlife in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon - BaganTransfer by air ( Breakfast )

After visit  to the market in Nyaung U, we start the whole day of traversing the "Temples' Forest" in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda enjoys the fame of a religious shrine built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century; Next is Wetkyiin Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, and the elegant Htilominlo temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; Ananda Temple boosts 4 huge standing Buddha images; Ananda Okkyaung is a small red brick monastery, one of the few received plants is next door from the time of the early Bagan. At the inner walls are designs from that 18. Continue to famous Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples.

After lunch and a short break, visit Myinkaba, 2 km south of Bagan. This village is famous for its lacquerware workshops and has many interesting temples, as Nanphaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, which has very nice frescoes inside. Enjoy your soothing sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 3 Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan( Breakfast )

Morning excursion to the enchanting Mt. Popa, a great extinct volcano situated about 67 km southeast of Bagan via Kyaukpadaung. Mt. Popa, standing out as a green-clad landmark in the Dry Zone, is a place of special importance in Myanmar culture, history and legends. Tour highlights: toddy palm groves and jiggery cottage industry; Kyaukpadaung Market; Popa Village; and the famous Popa Taungkalat, a tower-like volcanic plug lying on the south-western slope of Mt. Popa.

Then drive to Sale. Visit the Payathonezu, with its mural paintings; Nanpaya, the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar. In the afternoon drive back to Bagan and spend the whole night in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan - MandalayTransfer by air ( Breakfast )

Morning upon arrival at Mandalay, excursion to Amarapura; visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study the Buddha scripture. If time permits, you can observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence.

Afternoon, come back to Mandalay to appreciate the major attractions of Mahamuni Pagoda, where the bronze Buddha statue is all yet monks and pilgrims are still applying gold layers everyday. Next stop is Golden Palace Monastery with famous intricate woodcarvings. Then head to the world-known Kuthodaw Pagoda, holding the world's largest book carved Buddhism scriptures on 729 marble slabs.

Later, visit Shwenandaw Kyaung, a traditional modern monastery with carved panels telling the past-life stories of the Buddha. The friendly monks in the monastery will leave you a lifetime memory for your surprise-full Myanmar tours.

Our last stop will be Mandalay Hill. Atop the hill, Buddha once prophesied that a grand city, that is Mandalay of present day, would rise in the 2400th year of his faith. Taking in a panoramic view of the whole city, you might find yes sometimes prophecy does come true.

Stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5 Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake-Transfer by air ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, take the flight to Heho, then drive to Pindaya with extensive limestone caves and picturesque lake, located 40 km north of Aungban. Pass through the pa o and Danu villages of Pwehla endless fields of dry cultivated mountain rice and potato. Pindaya cave houses thousands of Buddha image placed there by pilgrimages over many centuries and paper making and umbrella making home cottage workshops.

After lunch, enjoy sightseeing and shopping in Pindaya and you will see the Shan people who own fair and soft skin. On the way to Nyaung Shwe, you will catch a glimpe of women doing the agriculture. In Aungban town, there is main road to Taunggyi. At Nyaung Shwe, short sightseeing in downtown area. Then go jetty and take special chatter boat to the floating hotel in Inle Lake and take a rest.

Day 6 Inle Lake( Breakfast )

After breakfast at hotel. Begin a full-day sightseeing by charter boat on Inle Lake to one village which turns for 5 day rotation market, floating village of Heya Ywama and weaving, Padaung tribes (long neck women) silk weaving village which the highlights are the unique and famous leg - rowering, typical floating hundred colorful market; floating garden and fishing method; Visit to Phaung–daw-Oo pagoda, Ngaphekyaung old Monastery to see the show of jumping cat.

Head to Inpawkhon village, own fish farm, fisherman net and cheroot making at Pauk Par village. Return to hotel visit floating garden.

Enjoy your nightlife in Inle Lake.
Day 7 Inle Lake - YangonTransfer by air ( Breakfast )

After breakfast at hotel enjoy a full-day boat ride for sightseeing Inle lake . In the afternoon, an excursion to Indein Village is an option to end the day. You are here to see the ancient Bagan-Shan style pagodas, built during Bagan Period, passing the beautiful scenery with tall grasses and little water steps. The ruin pagodas, hidden in the bushes will flash back the long gone days.

In the afternoon, transfer to Heho airport for your flight back to Yangon. On arrival Yangon, check in the hotel and enjoy your a leisure time. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 8 YangonDeparture ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, we will visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years, the Maha- bandoola Park with it's Independence Monument and Bogyoke Market, the most famous shopping place in Yangon, afterwards we will escort you to the airport for your departure flight to Bangkok. Happy flight home!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
  • Private transfer (air-conditioned vehicle) as listed in itinerary;
  • Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
  • Local English speaking tour guide in each city as programmed;
  • 3-star hotels with daily breakfast in each city as programmed;
  • Domestic Airfare and airport tax;
  • Daily bottle of mineral water;
  • Service charge and government tax.
Tour Package Excludes:
  • International flights of arrival & departure;
  • Optional meals/attractions/activities/tours;
  • Travel assurance & Personal assurance
              (Better to purchase on your own in your country);
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers;
  • VISA fees;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Others not mentioned.