14 Day Highlights Of Myanmar

From 3,890 USD/Person 14 days / 13 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Marvel at the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda at the heart of Yangon
  • Experience its timeworn colonial architecture to its unique cuisine in Yangon
  • Enjoy a real slice of local life by stopping at some tea houses in Yangon
  • Stroll through Bogyoke Aung San Market, a major bazaar in YangonVisit Bago - An ancient capital of a former Mon kingdom dating back 6th Century
  • Explore the lovely monasteries of Mandalay
  • Admire the sunset views from the summit of famed Mandalay Hill
  • Discover the majestic temples in the sacred plain of ancient Bagan
  • An optional sunrise or sunset ride on hot-air balloon over Bagan
  • A visit to the floating markets on Inle Lake
  • Watch the sunset over Inle Lake
  • Lounge seaside in the majestic town of Ngapali
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Yangon City - Queen Of The East

Mingalabar Myannar! Welcome to Myanmar.
You will be met upon arrival by a local representative and taken to checking in to your luxurious accommodation. Rest of morning will be at leisure to relax. Your first afternoon is spent with a nice introduction of Yangon by visiting Sule pagoda  - a 2,5000 year Burmese stupa, which is located in the heart of the city, an important religious site. Continue to the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, a 213-foot-long statue with an expressive enamel face. View the story of the Buddha’s life embossed on the soles of the statue’s staggered feet. Stop a local Tea House to experience what locals do when exploring the city and followed by a stroll through Scott Market (Bogyoke Market) amid shops filled with antiques, old coins, Burmese jade and handicrafts. and in the afternoon enjoy sunset over Shwedagon Pagoda’s beautiful golden spires. Return to your hotel, with time to relax. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Bago, Ancient Capital Of The Mon Kingdom (B)

Breakfast at your hotel and today you will enjoy a private full day excursion to Bago,  featuring the significant highlights of Bago. Enjoy a scenic journey by road to Bago which is an ancient capital of a former Mon kingdom dating back to the 6th century and its surroundings. Visit Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar, Kyaik Pun Pagoda which is the home to the Four Seated Buddha shrine, the beautiful 55 meter long reclining Buddha, Shwethalyaung. Explore the excavation site and restoration work of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of famous King Bayint Naung. Visit Bago market and see the local daily life.

Day 3: Yangon, Fly To Bagan (B)

After breakfast you will be taken to the airport to fly to Bagan, the former royal capital in northern Myanmar. Bagan is the country's spiritual center. Over 2,000 pagodas, stupas and temples dot the golden plains of Bagan. Met by a local representative and you are taken to check in to your luxurious accommodation in Bagan. Relax for a while before a very interesting tour to visit incredible Bagan temples. You will first visit Ananda Temple, one of the most surviving masterpiece of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Continue to shwezigon Pagoda, with its gilded stupa, followed by Ananda Temple with its four standing Buddha images. You will also visit Anauk Pwa Saw Village where you can see cotton weaving, and Minanthu Village which produces cooking oil from peanuts. You will continue with a visit the largest and best preserved 12th century Dhammayangyi Pagoda. End your day savoring a beautiful sunset view from one of the most scenic spots as you look out over the plains of Bagan. Return to your hotel and relax. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Sunrise Over Bagan, Mt Popa (B)

Get up early today for a sunrise hot-air balloon ride (this service is available in peak season from October to April). This unforgettable experience allows you to appreciate the true extent of Bagan’s beauty, its thousands of temples and its serene countryside. Today you’ll also climb the 777 stairs to the top of volcanic Mt. Popa, where you’ll discover monasteries, shrines and gold stupas at its peak. For dinner, take a private cruise on the Irrawaddy, glimpsing village life on the riverbanks. Return to your hotel in Bagan for the night. 

Day 5: Bagan, Fly To Mandalay (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will fly to Mandalay, the former capital of northern Myanmar. Upon arrival you will be met and taken directly to your hotel where you can enjoy lunch prior to checking into your room. Relax for a while after checking in to your accommodation and we will begin with our Mandalay tour to visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Shwe Kyuang. Continue on to Shwenandaw Monastery, a masterpiece of wood carving built by the last Myanmar King Thibaw in the year 1880, then head to Kuthodaw Pagoda, famous for having the world's largest book with 729 marble slabs inscribed with the teachings of Buddha. Last stop of the day will be a drive up Mandalay Hill for a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city of Mandalay. Return to your hotel, with time to have dinner and relax. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 6: Mandalay, Sunset Over The Ubein Bridge (B)

Breakfast at your hotel and start your day with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, one of Mandalay’s most striking locations. This 19th-century complex is home to the “world’s largest book”, comprising 729 white marble tablets engraved with Buddhist scriptures. The tablets are arranged in groups, each crowned by a white stupa, making for a remarkable sight. We finish our tour at U Bein’s Bridge, the country's longest bridge with length of 1.2km and was reportedly built by Mayor U Bein in 1859. Whilst the bridge has been repaired from time to time, the pillars are still the original wood. We'll walk along the shores and the bridge itself to catch the last light of the day before driving back to Mandalay for dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep this evening. Overnight in Mandalay

Day 7: Mandalay, Fly To Heho, Inle Lake (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will take a morning flight to Heho and after one-hour scenic drive will take you to Inle Lake - another must-see location in Myanmar. This is the site of floating farms and stilt-house villages where more than 70,000 people of different ethnicities call home. Checking in to your accommodation and you relax for the rest of morning. After lunch time, we will spend the rest half day to visit villages and sample the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. Next stop to visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 8: Indein Market & Pa Oi Tribe Village (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will enjoy your full day at explore the floating market. Next, visit Indein pagoda complex. You'll discover hundreds of pagodas, most of them hidden under vegetation and standing in provocative states of ruin. After lunch on the shore you explore the other side of the lake, starting the journey at the Pa O tribal village. Meet friendly locals and share a greeting with the locals is a huge part of the experience and always provides a longstanding memory. Return to your hotel and remainder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 9: Heho, Fly To Ngapali (B)

Breakfast at your hotel and you will be taken to the airport to take a short flight to Thandwe and a private transfer to your luxurious beach resort in Ngapali. After 9 days of adventure, culture and exploration, it’s time to relax. Revel in an entire day of leisure.

Day 10: At Leisure, Ngapali Beach (B)

Lounge seaside or engage in a water sport such as fishing, windsurfing, kayaking or snorkeling the crystal clear waters. There’s also a golf course nearby.

Day 11: At Leisure, Ngapali Beach (B)

Enjoy yet another day of leisure, relaxing beachside or exploring town. The stunning beach makes the perfect spot to while away some time with a good book, listening to the waves lapping onto the white, powdery sand.

Day 12: At Leisure, Ngapali Beach (B)

Your Myanmar tour is coming to the end, enjoy your free day and do something you want to make your holiday unforgettable.

Day 13: Ngapali, Fly To Yangon (B)

Spend a last leisurely morning before transferring to Thandwe Airport to fly to Yangon. Spend the afternoon to relax or make your own exploration to Scott market where you can find a selection of excellent value souvenirs. Overnight in Yangon

Day 14: Depart Yangon City (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and you will be taken to the airport to catch your onward flight to next destination. End of service. Thank you and goodbye. 

Trip Inclusions

  • 14-night hand-picked accommodation throughout
  • Daily breakfast served at hotels
  • Other meals as mentioned in the tour
  • Private transportation with drivers throughout
  • Entrance and admission fees per itinerary
  • Scheduled on-tour airfares are included
  • Bottled water while traveling on tour
  • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
  • All government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa arrangements if any
  • International airfares to/from Yangon
  • Other meals which are not mentioned
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All medical and travel insurance coverages
  • Tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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