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Inspiring Myanmar 13 Days / 12 Nights

The 13-day tour of Myanmar is your chance at an intimate encounter with the many facets of this beautiful country. From stunning natural landscapes to quaint temples, monasteries, pagodas and other religious shrines, from crossing picturesque villages to traversing scenic bridges and from relishing on local cuisines to exploring lush gardens, there’s plenty that will touch your heart and leave a memorable impression.

Tour Nights

  • Yangon: 4 nights
  • Nyaung Shwe: 1 nights
  • Pyin Oo Lwin: 2 nights
  • Mandalay: 2 nights
  • Monywa: 1 nights
  • Bagan: 1 nights
  • Kyaikhto: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWIC07
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit the popular tourist attractions of Yangon, including the Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Take a tour of the famous circular train in Yangon
  • Take a leisurely walk amongst the lush surroundings of the Botanical Gardens in Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride through Gokteik Viaduct, the highest bridge in Myanmar
  • Visit the Pow Win Daung Caves in Monywa
  • Travel back in time with reminiscent of three ancient kingdoms of Mandalay
  • Explore the many temples and monasteries of Bagan on an electric scooter
  • Visit the Golden Rock in Kyaikhityo, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Myanmar

Itinerary details

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Day 1

Yangon

Upon arrival in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, our guide will meet you and give you a welcome packet including the necessary documentation and vouchers as well as contact details of your guide and local offices. After transfer to your hotel, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Yangon amongst its tree-shaded boulevards. You will visit The Strand Hotel, post office, Gandhi Hall, Myanmar bank buildings, Secretariat Building and Yangon Heritage Trust, Emmanuel Baptist Church, High Court (formerly known as the Parliament for Justice), Mahabandoola Park and City Hall and end your tour at Sule Point. Have coffee and enjoy a snack at on top of Sakura Tower and follow it up with a visit to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market (Close on Mondays and public holidays). The highlight of your day will be visiting Shwedagon Pagoda, a gilded stupa, considered to be one of the most sacred Buddhist pagodas at sunset. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Yangon.
Meals included: Dinner 
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Day 2

Yangon

Your day will start your day with a sightseeing tour of Yangon on a circular train. Your tour starts at the colourful Hledan market and crosses Yangon's main townships and districts in a rough circle, giving you a chance to see locals indulged in their daily life and rituals. Later, visit the colonial buildings in Yangon including the City Hall, Secretariat Building, a Victorian building, Gandhi Hall, the Armenian Church, the Post Office, The Strand Hotel, Port Authority building and Accountant General's Office & Currency Department as well as Yangon Heritage Trust. Have tea/coffee at Lat Ywae Sin. Lunch at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Yangon.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 3

Yangon - Heho - Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake - Nyaung Shwe

Take a flight from Yangon to Heho and from there be transferred to Nyaung Shwe by a private vehicle. Enjoy a leisurely boat excursion around the Inle Lake including visits to the enchanting floating gardens, a bustling market, an Intha village around the lake as well as to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village (Lotus and silk weaving villages) and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Enjoy lunch hosted by a local Intha family at Pauk Par Village. Later in the day go for a cycling excursion of the Red Mountain Vineyard. You will cover the outskirts of Nyaung Shwe, visit Kyauk Phyu Gyi seated Buddha in Tuang Myot village, Payagi village on your way to the vineyard. Explore the lush fields and vineyard at leisure and learn about the process of wine-making. Cycle back to Nyaung Shwe for your overnight stay.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 4

Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin

Transfer by road from Nyaung Shwe to Heho and board a flight from Heho to Mandalay from where you will be transferred to Pyin Oo Lwin by road. Upon arrival, visit the famous Botanical Gardens, complete with flowerbeds, natural forest, rose gardens and an orchid houses. Enjoy the view of the Purcell Tower from here. Also visit the Church Of The Immaculate Conception and stop by a local coffee shop later in the day. Overnight stay in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Meals included: Breakfast 
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Day 5

Pyin Oo Lwin

Enjoy a leisurely train ride from Pyin Oo Lain to Naung Paing  via the famous Gokteik Viaduct, the highest bridge in Myanmar. Transfer back by road from Naung Paing to Pyin Oo Lwin. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Meals included: Breakfast 
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Day 6

Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

Be transferred by road from Pyin Oo Lwin to Mandalay. Upon arrival enjoy sightseeing in Mandalay. Start your day by visiting the famous Mahamuni Paya, covered in over 15 cm of gold leaf. On your way, learn about the art of gold-leaf beating and enjoy visiting a craft workshops, specializing in bronze-casting, marble-carving, wood-carving, or puppetry. Later, visit Shwenandaw Kyaung, or the Golden Teak Monastery and Kyauktawgyi Paya before continuing towards Kuthodaw Paya, known also as "the world's biggest book".  The last temple on your journey will be Shwe Kyin Old Monastery. Visit the Mandalay Hill at sunset as well as the bustling night market of Mandalay to end the day. Overnight stay in Mandalay.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner  
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Day 7

Mandalay

You will cover the three former royal capitals, each boasting its unique architecture. Start your day by exploring Amarapura, also a former royal capital and your first stop here will be Mahagandayon Monastery. Next, pay a visit to Sagaing, the spiritual centre of Myanmar, home to Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries. Stop at some of the most famous temples, such as Sun U Ponya Shin Paya, U Min Thonsei Paya and Kaung Hmu Daw Paya. Take a ferry to Inwa, later in the day and enjoy a leisurely horsecart ride around the peaceful countryside and visit Bagaya Kyaung, Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Kyaung, and Nan Myint Tower. Finally, return to Amarapura, to end the day At U Bein's Bridge, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometre across Taungthaman Lake.  Overnight in Mandalay. 
Special note: Donation at the Mahagandayon monastery is required (pay on spot by client)
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner 
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Day 8

Mandalay - Monywa

Transfer by a vehicle from Mandalay to Monywa and take a sightseeing tour in Monywa on arrival. Explore the colourful Thanboddhay Kat Kyaw Paya and Boddhi Tataung. Later, go for an excursion of the Pow Win Daung Caves, particularly Shwe Ba Taung Paya, boasting shrines carved into the hillside decorated with elaborate mosaics and Buddha images and located in the Pow Win Daung Mountains. Overnight stay in Monywa.
Meals included: Breakfast 
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Day 9

Monywa - Bagan

Transfer by a private vehicle from Monywa to Bagan. Today you will visit the Shwezigon Pagoda in the north of Bagan and the bustling and colourful Nyaung U market in Bagan. Later, take an electric scooter and begin a sightseeing tour of the city, covering the Dhammayangyi Temple and Ananda Pahto. Enjoy a glorious sunset over Bagan to culminate the day. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Bagan.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 10

Bagan – Yangon

Take an optional hot-air balloon ride over Bagan at sunrise. Later in the day, visit a toddy farm hut and relish on Burmese tea in the small village of Shwe Hlaing on your way. Also taste some famous tea leaf salad accompanied by a cup of delicious Burmese tea. Continue to Popa Taungkalat Monastery, topped by a golden stupa. It is a famous pilgrimage site for locals. Enjoy a wide diversity of flora and fauna on your way to the monastery. Have lunch at the Popa Mountain Resort. After transfer to the local airport, take your flight from Bagan to Yangon where you will spend the night at a local hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 11

Yangon - Kyaikhto

Leave from Yangon towards Kyaikhto while enjoying sightseeing in-between. You will explore Htauk Kyan Allied War Cemetery, Bago main market and Shwemawdaw Paya and Shwethalyaung Buddha. For the sunset, you will visit Kyaikhityo, famed for its incredible balancing gold-leafed boulder stupa, hanging of the edge of a cliff at the top of Mt. Kyaikto. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Kyaikhto.
Note: Time permitting, see monks preparing and having lunch at Kyar Khat Wine Monastary (before 11:00am)
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 12

Kyaikhto - Yangon

Transfer from Kyaikhto to Yangon and stop for sightseeing in between at Bago. At Bago, visit Hintha Gon Paya shrine, offering a stunning view of the surroundings as well as Kyaik Pun Paya pagoda, consisting of 30m-high sitting Buddhas. Lunch at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Yangon.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 
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Day 13

Yangon Departure

Leave Yangon for your onward journey. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast 
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Dates and Prices

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Hotels

  •  Savoy Hotel Yangon
    Savoy Hotel Yangon
    Yangon
  • Kandawgyi Hill Resort
    Kandawgyi Hill Resort
    Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort
    Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort
    Mandalay
  • Win Unity Hotel
    Win Unity Hotel
    Monywa
  • Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
    Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
    Bagan
  • Mountain Top Hotel
    Mountain Top Hotel
    Kyaikhto
  • ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines
    ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines
    Nyaung Shwe

Savoy Hotel Yangon

Yangon
  •  Savoy Hotel Yangon

The Savoy is ideally located in the picturesque area of Yangon, overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s “twinkling wonder” and the nearby People’s Park. Just ten minutes drive from the city centre and 20 minutes to the In

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Kandawgyi Hill Resort

Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Kandawgyi Hill Resort

Kandawgyi Hill Resort, a popular colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin about 69 kilometer away from Mandalay, is a delightful respite from the summer heat with an altitude of 1070 meter and relatively cool climate.

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Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

Mandalay
  • Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort

The 12-acre Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort is set at the foot of Mandalay Hill. It offers panoramic views of pagodas as well as the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Mandalay is a 1-hour fligh

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Win Unity Hotel

Monywa
  • Win Unity Hotel

The Win Unity Hotel not only provides the best accommodation in Monywa, but is also a landmark of the town and the surrounding area. The Bogyoke Road where the hotel situated is not only the main road of Monywar but it is the

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Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Bagan
  • Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

The Aureum Palace Hotel is situated in one of Myanmar’s most ancient kingdoms, abundant with old pagodas and crumbling ruins. The nearest airport is Nyaung U Airport, situated about 7 kilometer away.

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Mountain Top Hotel

Kyaikhto
  • Mountain Top Hotel

Only a 5-minute walk to the Golden Rock Pagoda at the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo, the Mountain Top Hotel is ideally located for those who wish to make frequent visits to this wonder of South East Asia. The hotel is situated just

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ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines

Nyaung Shwe
  • ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines

ViewPoint Lodge sits on the edge of the canal leading to the magnificent Inle Lake in the colorful Southern Shan State village of Nyaung Shwe. A stay at ViewPoint Lodge & Fine Cuisines places you in the heart of Nyaungshwe, w

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What's Included?

  • Flights from Yangon to Heho, Heho to Mandalay & Bagan to Yangon.
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Boat ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • Train ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Porter fees at the airport in Myanmar where guide service is booked. 
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program . 

What's not Included?

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary .
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Supplements for Christmas and New Year period.
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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