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Essence of Myanmar Tour 8 Nights / 9 Days

Unlock the most impressive Myanmar’s major cities including the famous Yangon’s significant pagoda of Shwedagon, Bagan’s hundreds of ancient Stupas especially visit the massive Pyramid of Dhamayankyi. Continue to experience the former capital city, well-known as Mandalay – its golden palace gilt with millions of Gold Leaves and the beautiful surroundings. Admirably, ends the tour with the highlights of beautiful Inle Lake.

Destination: Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay

Tour Type: Cultural, Historical, Classic

DAY 1 | Yangon – Arrival
DAY 2 | Yangon City Tour
DAY 3 | Yangon – Flight to Bagan & Bagan Tour
DAY 4 | Bagan Sunrise Balloon Ride & Bagan Tour
DAY 5 | Bagan – Flight to Heho & Inle Lake Tour
DAY 6 | Inle Lake & The Surrounding
DAY 7 | Inle Lake – Free Time & Flight to Mandalay
DAY 8 | Mandalay Tour & The Surrounding
DAY 9 | Mandalay – Free Time & Departure

Essence of Myanmar Tour 9 Days (map)

Click to enlarge the tour route

Tour Departure:
Make Your Own Private Departure & Flexible

Package Included

  • Accommodation in double/twin room share
  • Breakfast is provided by hotels
  • All taxes are included
  • Experienced local English speaking tour guides as programmed
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Travel in a private air conditioning car
  • 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/day
  • Meals are mentioned in program
  • Domestic flight tickets
    – Yangon to Bagan
    – Bagan to Heho
    – Heho to Mandalay
    – Mandalay to Yangon
  • All entrance fees
  • All sightseeing & activities as programmed
  • Boat excursion as programmed
  • Standard balloon sunrise at Bagan (share)
  • Advanced Myanmar e-visa

Package NOT Included

  • All stamping fees
  • International flight tickets
  • Cancellation, travel insurance, repatriation & baggage
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tipping and services are not mentioned
  • Luggage handling
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
  • Peak Season surcharge (TBA)
  • Compulsory gala dinners on 24th & 31st Dec

 

About This Private Tour

All of our designed, private tailor-made tour packages provide plenty of flexibility, 100% free hassle to make sure that you satisfy with the journey. It doesn’t matter you wish to switch around the sightseeing activities or even you can skip it in the last minute whenever you are on the tours. You have your own private tour guide and driver who will be looking after you, they’re more than happy discuss to tailor the itinerary to meet your requirement, and all of our tour guides are well trained, licensed and they will NOT force you to follow the dotted itinerary or try to shorten the program if you are not willing to skip it. All tour services are definitely offered as we mentioned in the itinerary and there is no hidden cost.

DAY 1 | Yangon – Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at airport, you will be welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) and driver then transfer directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy free time at hotel or make your own highlight tour around central area.
Overnight in Yangon

DAY 2 | Yangon City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. After breakfast, we go to visit the downtown of Yangon featuring some highlights of French colonial architectures, Sule Pagoda, embassies, red bricked general post office and Karaweik Palace before resume driving to Mawtin Jetty where you enjoy the highlight of riverside activities and take some picturesque photos. After lunch, continue to Kandawgyi Park admired by the biggest Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Statue in Yangon, unlock Shwedagon – the most significant pagoda as well as one of the world’s listed wonders. Near the end of the tour, visit nice sunset over the pagoda.
Overnight in Yangon

DAY 3 | Yangon - Flight to Bagan & Bagan Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Our guide and driver transfer you to airport for flight departure to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by escort guide and driver, transfer to hotel for check in.

Afternoon, we explore Nyaung market and admired by the most sacred stupa Shwe Zi Gon – built in 11 century and red-colored Htilominlo temple. Continue to visit famous Lacquer Ware Workshop is worth enough to see its hand-made black products, embark a local boat to view beautiful sunset at Mighty Ayeyawaddy River.
Overnight in Bagan

DAY 4 | Bagan Sunrise Balloon Ride & Bagan Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Rise during the dawn, get transferred (by balloon company) to balloon site where you will take hot air balloon to catch the spectacular sunrise over hundreds of temples/stupas rising on the ancient plain of Bagan. Return hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we leave for Dhammayarzika Pagoda with 5 entrances, seems like the pentagon of Bagan and walk up for the panoramic view with many temples. Resume visit Myin Kabar Phaya with the best mural paintings, skillfully bricked Sulamani Temple and the impressive Dhamayankyi Pyramid of Bagan.  Lunch is served at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, we explore the ancient Monument zone of Bagan by mounting on a lovely horse-drawn cart to the most beautiful parts of the ancient Bagan, come across the amazing landscapes and witness lifestyle at a small village, and handicrafts.
Overnight in Bagan

DAY 5 | Bagan - Flight to Heho & Inle Lake Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Our guide and driver take you to airport for flight departure to the small town of Heho which situates on the sea level of nearly 1300 meters. Upon your arrival at airport, you will be greeted by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the bordering part of the famous Inle Lake.

Afternoon, embark a local boat to explore the best insights of Inle Lake which is admired by popular Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, continue to silk/lotus weaving village followed by its unique weaving techniques, floating garden and stroll to see the antique Shan-style Buddhas in the oldest monastery of Nge Phe Chaung.
Overnight in Inle Lake

DAY 6 | Inle Lake & The Surrounding

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out to the shore of Inle Lake then we visit Morning Five Day traditional market where you see some tribal ladies selling their farm products. Of course, it’s a great chance to take photos of interesting trading activities. Continue by boat then wander around Indein Ruined Pagoda Complex standing on the hill slope which provides a fantastic panoramic view to the Inle Lake. A small trekking is also available from the pagodas if you like to challenge active walking. Return hotel and have the rest of free time in Inle Lake.
Overnight in Inle Lake

DAY 7 | Inle Lake - Free Time & Flight to Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Have the rest of your own free time in Inle Lake before our guide and driver transfer you to airport for flight departure (5:10 PM – 5:40 PM) to Mandalay in the evening.
Upon arrival, you will be picked up by tour guide and driver, transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Mandalay

DAY 8 | Mandalay Tour & The Surrounding

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We drive to the western bank of River Ayeyawaddy for short walking along the river bank and capture some beautiful photos before taking a private boat to visit a small village of Mingun, observe the unfinished stupa and its impressive bell weighing over 90 Metric Tons. Admired by Mya Thein Dan Pagoda which represents famous Mount Meru. Enjoy lunch at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit the last dynasty capital city of Myanmar included the ancient Royal Capital and the biggest monastery with more than1200 Buddhist monks, learn about the way of monks struggle to study canons in day and night in order to be able to carry on the Buddha’s teachings. Continue to visit silk weaving workshop and Kuthodaw Pagoda which is known as the world’s biggest book and admired by the golden palace monastery where you can see the finest wood carvings that were gilt with millions of Gold Leaves. Next, resume our journey to the world’s longest wooden bridge (U Bein) built across Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar, it’s where we also watch amazing sunset at horizon.
Overnight in Mandalay

Day 9 | Mandalay – Free Time & Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.  Have your own free time in Mandalay before our driver transfers (no guide) you to airport for flight departure to Yangon’s airport then connect flight from Yangon and depart for your next destination.
Say Goodbye to Myanmar.

Note: The below selected hotels are highly recommended and tour price will be quoted basing on these hotel categories or similar. If you have other hotel options in your mind, please do let us know then we will provide quotation accordingly.

Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
With our perfect location in the heart of Myanmar’s commercial capital, you are invited to relax and enjoy the distinctive charms of this captivating city. Best Western Chinatown Hotel guarantees a restful stay with services and amenities designed to make the hotel feel like a ‘home away from home’. Our professional and friendly staffs are committed to ensuring that your stay is both enjoyable and comfortable.
http://www.chinatownhotelyangon.com

Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
The Floral Breeze Of Bagan Hotel is one of the newest hotel in new bagan area, which is design to provide the best service and hotel amenities to satisfy our guests needs. We have 44 Superiors and 10 Deluxe. We would like to welcome you all to stay at our hotel and we grantee the most unforgettable and joyous stay at Bagan.
http://floralbreezehotelbagan.com

Hotel in Inle Lake (Heho), Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Located on the eastern bank of Inle Lake at Ingyin Gone Village, surrounded by green forest, Shan Hills and the lake itself. Guest rooms feature, private balconies, individual air-conditioning, a working desk, coffee/tea facilities, satellite TV, mini bar, in-room safe, room service, laundry service, bath room with hot & cold shower, nightly turndown service.
http://www.amatainleresort.com

Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Is quite close to Mandalay Royal Palace which is peaceful, delighted silent zone road-map of 65th, between 27th and 28th Street. Decorated with contemporary implement to enjoy the outdoor age of Yadanarpon Dynasty. Three stories building design is nested with Villas, improved a beautiful green around. Organized with total of 58 rooms and room types as Superior, Deluxe and Villa.
http://yadanarpondynastyhotel.com

+ Tour Overview

Destination: Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay

Tour Type: Cultural, Historical, Classic

DAY 1 | Yangon – Arrival
DAY 2 | Yangon City Tour
DAY 3 | Yangon – Flight to Bagan & Bagan Tour
DAY 4 | Bagan Sunrise Balloon Ride & Bagan Tour
DAY 5 | Bagan – Flight to Heho & Inle Lake Tour
DAY 6 | Inle Lake & The Surrounding
DAY 7 | Inle Lake – Free Time & Flight to Mandalay
DAY 8 | Mandalay Tour & The Surrounding
DAY 9 | Mandalay – Free Time & Departure

Essence of Myanmar Tour 9 Days (map)

Click to enlarge the tour route

Tour Departure:
Make Your Own Private Departure & Flexible

Package Included

  • Accommodation in double/twin room share
  • Breakfast is provided by hotels
  • All taxes are included
  • Experienced local English speaking tour guides as programmed
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Travel in a private air conditioning car
  • 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/day
  • Meals are mentioned in program
  • Domestic flight tickets
    – Yangon to Bagan
    – Bagan to Heho
    – Heho to Mandalay
    – Mandalay to Yangon
  • All entrance fees
  • All sightseeing & activities as programmed
  • Boat excursion as programmed
  • Standard balloon sunrise at Bagan (share)
  • Advanced Myanmar e-visa

Package NOT Included

  • All stamping fees
  • International flight tickets
  • Cancellation, travel insurance, repatriation & baggage
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tipping and services are not mentioned
  • Luggage handling
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
  • Peak Season surcharge (TBA)
  • Compulsory gala dinners on 24th & 31st Dec

 

About This Private Tour

All of our designed, private tailor-made tour packages provide plenty of flexibility, 100% free hassle to make sure that you satisfy with the journey. It doesn’t matter you wish to switch around the sightseeing activities or even you can skip it in the last minute whenever you are on the tours. You have your own private tour guide and driver who will be looking after you, they’re more than happy discuss to tailor the itinerary to meet your requirement, and all of our tour guides are well trained, licensed and they will NOT force you to follow the dotted itinerary or try to shorten the program if you are not willing to skip it. All tour services are definitely offered as we mentioned in the itinerary and there is no hidden cost.
+ Itinerary Detail

DAY 1 | Yangon – Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at airport, you will be welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) and driver then transfer directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy free time at hotel or make your own highlight tour around central area.
Overnight in Yangon

DAY 2 | Yangon City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. After breakfast, we go to visit the downtown of Yangon featuring some highlights of French colonial architectures, Sule Pagoda, embassies, red bricked general post office and Karaweik Palace before resume driving to Mawtin Jetty where you enjoy the highlight of riverside activities and take some picturesque photos. After lunch, continue to Kandawgyi Park admired by the biggest Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Statue in Yangon, unlock Shwedagon – the most significant pagoda as well as one of the world’s listed wonders. Near the end of the tour, visit nice sunset over the pagoda.
Overnight in Yangon

DAY 3 | Yangon - Flight to Bagan & Bagan Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Our guide and driver transfer you to airport for flight departure to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by escort guide and driver, transfer to hotel for check in.

Afternoon, we explore Nyaung market and admired by the most sacred stupa Shwe Zi Gon – built in 11 century and red-colored Htilominlo temple. Continue to visit famous Lacquer Ware Workshop is worth enough to see its hand-made black products, embark a local boat to view beautiful sunset at Mighty Ayeyawaddy River.
Overnight in Bagan

DAY 4 | Bagan Sunrise Balloon Ride & Bagan Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Rise during the dawn, get transferred (by balloon company) to balloon site where you will take hot air balloon to catch the spectacular sunrise over hundreds of temples/stupas rising on the ancient plain of Bagan. Return hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we leave for Dhammayarzika Pagoda with 5 entrances, seems like the pentagon of Bagan and walk up for the panoramic view with many temples. Resume visit Myin Kabar Phaya with the best mural paintings, skillfully bricked Sulamani Temple and the impressive Dhamayankyi Pyramid of Bagan.  Lunch is served at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, we explore the ancient Monument zone of Bagan by mounting on a lovely horse-drawn cart to the most beautiful parts of the ancient Bagan, come across the amazing landscapes and witness lifestyle at a small village, and handicrafts.
Overnight in Bagan

DAY 5 | Bagan - Flight to Heho & Inle Lake Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Our guide and driver take you to airport for flight departure to the small town of Heho which situates on the sea level of nearly 1300 meters. Upon your arrival at airport, you will be greeted by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the bordering part of the famous Inle Lake.

Afternoon, embark a local boat to explore the best insights of Inle Lake which is admired by popular Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, continue to silk/lotus weaving village followed by its unique weaving techniques, floating garden and stroll to see the antique Shan-style Buddhas in the oldest monastery of Nge Phe Chaung.
Overnight in Inle Lake

DAY 6 | Inle Lake & The Surrounding

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out to the shore of Inle Lake then we visit Morning Five Day traditional market where you see some tribal ladies selling their farm products. Of course, it’s a great chance to take photos of interesting trading activities. Continue by boat then wander around Indein Ruined Pagoda Complex standing on the hill slope which provides a fantastic panoramic view to the Inle Lake. A small trekking is also available from the pagodas if you like to challenge active walking. Return hotel and have the rest of free time in Inle Lake.
Overnight in Inle Lake

DAY 7 | Inle Lake - Free Time & Flight to Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Have the rest of your own free time in Inle Lake before our guide and driver transfer you to airport for flight departure (5:10 PM – 5:40 PM) to Mandalay in the evening.
Upon arrival, you will be picked up by tour guide and driver, transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Mandalay

DAY 8 | Mandalay Tour & The Surrounding

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We drive to the western bank of River Ayeyawaddy for short walking along the river bank and capture some beautiful photos before taking a private boat to visit a small village of Mingun, observe the unfinished stupa and its impressive bell weighing over 90 Metric Tons. Admired by Mya Thein Dan Pagoda which represents famous Mount Meru. Enjoy lunch at a selected local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit the last dynasty capital city of Myanmar included the ancient Royal Capital and the biggest monastery with more than1200 Buddhist monks, learn about the way of monks struggle to study canons in day and night in order to be able to carry on the Buddha’s teachings. Continue to visit silk weaving workshop and Kuthodaw Pagoda which is known as the world’s biggest book and admired by the golden palace monastery where you can see the finest wood carvings that were gilt with millions of Gold Leaves. Next, resume our journey to the world’s longest wooden bridge (U Bein) built across Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar, it’s where we also watch amazing sunset at horizon.
Overnight in Mandalay

Day 9 | Mandalay – Free Time & Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel.  Have your own free time in Mandalay before our driver transfers (no guide) you to airport for flight departure to Yangon’s airport then connect flight from Yangon and depart for your next destination.
Say Goodbye to Myanmar.

+ Proposed Hotels

Note: The below selected hotels are highly recommended and tour price will be quoted basing on these hotel categories or similar. If you have other hotel options in your mind, please do let us know then we will provide quotation accordingly.

Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
With our perfect location in the heart of Myanmar’s commercial capital, you are invited to relax and enjoy the distinctive charms of this captivating city. Best Western Chinatown Hotel guarantees a restful stay with services and amenities designed to make the hotel feel like a ‘home away from home’. Our professional and friendly staffs are committed to ensuring that your stay is both enjoyable and comfortable.
http://www.chinatownhotelyangon.com

Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
The Floral Breeze Of Bagan Hotel is one of the newest hotel in new bagan area, which is design to provide the best service and hotel amenities to satisfy our guests needs. We have 44 Superiors and 10 Deluxe. We would like to welcome you all to stay at our hotel and we grantee the most unforgettable and joyous stay at Bagan.
http://floralbreezehotelbagan.com

Hotel in Inle Lake (Heho), Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Located on the eastern bank of Inle Lake at Ingyin Gone Village, surrounded by green forest, Shan Hills and the lake itself. Guest rooms feature, private balconies, individual air-conditioning, a working desk, coffee/tea facilities, satellite TV, mini bar, in-room safe, room service, laundry service, bath room with hot & cold shower, nightly turndown service.
http://www.amatainleresort.com

Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Is quite close to Mandalay Royal Palace which is peaceful, delighted silent zone road-map of 65th, between 27th and 28th Street. Decorated with contemporary implement to enjoy the outdoor age of Yadanarpon Dynasty. Three stories building design is nested with Villas, improved a beautiful green around. Organized with total of 58 rooms and room types as Superior, Deluxe and Villa.
http://yadanarpondynastyhotel.com

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