Authentic Myanmar 8 Days

Yangon - Bagan - Mount Popa - Mandalay - Amarapura - Inwa - Sagaing - Mingun

Overview

Discover the magic of Myanmar on a eight-day journey through some of its very best sights and experience the many facets of Myanmar’s heart and soul in between. From the glittering spires of Shwedagon Pagoda, and the ancient temples of Bagan, the lively atmosphere of Mandalay, to the sce Myanmar will excite, impress and intrigue you. Full of rarely seen sights and stories just waiting to be told, come and experience the magic of Myanmar.

8 days / 7 nights
Private tour
Departure: Daily from Yangon
Theme: Interaction with local, Nature/Soft Adventure
Suitable: Family with children, Travel with friends, Honeymoon couple, Active traveler

Highlights

  • Watch the sunset at the golden temples of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
  • Explore the maze of temples in Bagan plains where temples rising like thousands of mushrooms after the rains
  • Enjoy a boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay which promises of a glimpse into life along the banks of the Irrawaddy
  • Visit the magnificent Mandalay Palace, tour a local village and monastery, and discover the hill-top pagodas of Sagaing
  • Visit ancient city Amarapura and Inwa, experience the lives of silk-weavers and monks
  • Stroll along the U Bein bridge – the longest teakwood bridge on the world and one of Burma’s most photographed sights

Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

On arrival at Yangon International Airport, please look for your guide or driver holding a card bearing your name. Transfer to hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Over night at hotel in Yangon.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Activities: Welcome to Myanmar. Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel in Yangon.
  • Street In Yangon
Day 2: Yangon

In the morning, tour guide will meet you at your hotel to start your interesting discovery of Yangon. The sightseeing tour start with visit to the old colonial-style city center with City Hall, Maha Bandula Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botataung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda. Later visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, closed on Monday, formally known as Scott Market, where you can buy literally all sorts of items from luxury goods, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry to consumer goods…

Afternoon, visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with the colossal reclining Buddha. Then we make a short stop at the Royal Lake where we can admire the view of the Karaweik Hall overlooking this scenic lake. Finally, visit world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, witness the golden dome light up at the sunset. After tour, transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Activities: Full day Sightseeing

  • Colorful Colonial Center Of Yangon
  • Bogyoke Aung San Market
  • Sunset At Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive in Bagan, transfer to the hotel for check in. We will visit bustling Nyaung Oo Market where locals sell and buy all sorts of produce and goods. You’ll have chance to explore some of Bagan’s most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave) and Gubyaukgyi Temple, a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.

Afternoon, visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes. Then head to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit Ananda Temple – a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thatbyinnyu Temple – the largest temple in Bagan, Dhammayazika Pagodaknown for its distinct brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset. Late afternoon, transfer to hotel and overnight in Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Activities: Fly to Bagan. Explore the ancient temples in Bagan plains.

  • Temples In Bagan
  • Young Monks With The Temple Strewn Skyline Of Bagan In The Background
Day 4: Bagan – Mount Popa – Bagan

After breakfast, drive to Mount.Popa (1.5 hour) to see an extinct volcano with spectacular views and the birth place of the Myanmar ‘Nats’ (spirits). Late afternoon, return to Bagan. On the way, refreshment stopover at a local small factory of palm sugar alcohol refinery and observe how they make Jaggery.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Activities: Mount Popa excursion
  • Mount Popa
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the jetty to take a boat to Mandalay. On the way, you can enjoy beautiful scenery and observe authentic local life along river bank. Late afternoon, arrive in Mandalay, the cultural and Buddhist center of Myanmar. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Activities: Boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay
  • Mandalay
Day 6: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing

From Mandalay, you’ll hit the road towards Amarapura, the “City of Immortality”. First, visit a silk weaving workshop, then stop by Maha Gandhayon Monastery, home to more than 1,000 young monks dedicated to strict study and discipline. Take a strolling on the U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teakwood bridge spanning 1.2km across the Taungthaman Lake, you’ll have chance to meet locals and mingle with them.

Afternoon, boat trip to visit Inwa (Ava), located on an island between Ayeyarwaddy and Myitnge Rivers. A local ferry will take you to the island where horse cart and driver awaits to take you on a trip inside the ancient city walls to visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan (well known as Me Nu Oak-Kyaung or Brick Monastery), Bargaya Monastery renowned for its elaborate woodcarvings, Lacquer ware workshop, Yadana Hsimi Pagoda and Inwa Bridge spanning the Ayeyarwaddy River. Then, head to picturesque Sagaing Hill, regarded by many as the living centre of Buddhist faith in modern day Myanmar where over 600 monasteries for monks and nuns are located for Buddhist studies and mediation. Visit to U Min Thonze (or Thirty Caves Pagoda), home of many Buddha images in a shaped colonnade and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda. After a day of nonstop new sights, enjoy sunset from top of Sagaing Hill. Return to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Activities: Discover Amarapura, Ava, and Sagaing

  • Horse cart
  • Monks queue for lunch at Mahagandayon Monastery
  • Ubein Bridge
Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay

After breakfast, transfer to jetty to take a private chartered boat towards the former capital of Mingun. After a 45-minute ride, arrive in Mingun, famous for its huge unfinished pagoda also home to Mingun Bell, considered as the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Also visit the beautiful all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda which houses one of Myanmar’s most prominent Buddha images. Then, continue to Mandalay Palace, head a bit south to the Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains a collection of 729 Buddhist marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”. Visit Shwenandaw Kyaung “Golden Palace Monastery” – the only surviving royal structure in Mandalay where visitors can appreciate the wood carvings and intricate 19th-century architecture and Atumashi Monastery. Last of all, enjoy romantic moment watching sunset from Mandalay Hill.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Activities: Explore Mingun and sightseeing tour in Mandalay

  • Mahamuni Buddha
  • Mingun Pagoda
Day 8: Mandalay Departure

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Mandalay airport for your departure flight. End of service.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Transfer to airport and say goodbye.
  • Mandalay

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Hotel (7 nights) - Superior (3*)
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Hotel (7 nights) - First Class (4*)
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Meals

7 Breakfast

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Cruise

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with twin/double sharing room base (included breakfast)
  • Transportation for tour class car with air-conditioned.
  • Private boat in Mingun visit
  • Domestic flight Yangon – Bagan with airport tax
  • Transfer Bagan – Mandalay by boat
  • Entrance Fee
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Service charges

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate