11 Days Myanmar Trip Highlights:
- See the real Myanmar by Private Car, Motorway
- Ultimate Temple experience in Bagan
- Get in touch with nature in the jungle Shan State
- Overnight stay at remote village
Day 1: Yangon (-/-/-)
Depend on your international flight departure time, our guide will wait at the Yangon international airport and transfer to Hotel for check in.
Day 2: Yangon Colonial walk , Circular train and Golden Temple (B/-/-)
Meet and greet by our local experienced guide, start transfer to Yangon Central Railway station and start your train ride Danyingone Market in Insein, we will visit the market to observe the daily life of local burmese, go back to train station and return to Downtown Yangon by train.
Next transfer to downtown and start 30 minutes walks around colonial buildings Maha Bandula Park, the Yangon Region Court, Yangon City Hall and Sule Pagoda, busy Yangon streets. On the way Stop at Myanmar souvenir shop such as Hla day where you can find high quality products made by disabilities orphanage, stop at Bogyoke Aung San market (closed on every Monday). Proceed to Reclining Buddha Chauk Htat Gyi, In the afternoon after lunch visit to Kandawgyi Lake and Park which is beautifully situated in the heart of Yangon.
The final stop is Shwedagon pagoda where the largest 99 meter tall golden stupa over 2800 years old.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan 8-hour drive (B/-/-)
Get on Yangon – Mandalay Express way and proceed to Bagan by private transportation, on the way you will have to chance to see the countryside of Myanmar. Taste some of the delicious fried chicken and local snacks on the way.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan Temple visit (B/-/-)
Watch the sunrise view of Bagan If you have a chance to see on good weather.
This morning, welcome and meet with station guide. Before check in at hotel, direct visit to Nyaung Oo colourful Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi, Htilominlo Temple, and Tharaba Gate by horse cart.
Afternoon sightseeing tour continues: bring you to a lacquer ware industry and see how to produce a quality lacquer ware. In Myanmar, the origins of the lacquer seem to come from Bagan about 12th – 13th century. Visit to Ananda Temple, the highest temple of Bagan “Thatbyinnyu”, Dhammayangyi, a massive temple with the finest brickwork, Sulamuni temple where you can see fine frescos from 18th century Kone Baung era and it also has a beautiful back round history so make sure you get that.
Watch the beautiful sunset of Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan – Kalaw (B/-/-)
This morning transfer to Kalaw by passing through scenic mountain and many villages on the way. Arrive to Kalaw in the late afternoon, take a walk around old colonial buildings, train station, local tea house and coffee shop.
Overnight in Kalaw.
Day 6: Kalaw- Nyaung Shwe (B/-/-)
Our guide will pick up you from your hotel at early morning. Firstly, we proceed to 5-days market of Inle Lake to stock up and bargain as locals with help of your guide. Embark on the way to Kan Kaung village you may see floating gardens and stilt houses on the lake. We will visit to one of local house of Kan Kaung which is located side by side of floating gardens and there is a creek nearby house therefore you have the opportunity to ride canoe and pick up fresh vegetables such as tomato, green chili, eggplant and so on. Furthermore, you can also pick up the fishes which are fished by the host in the floating garden his own.
And then, you will start cooking and prepare Lunch together with the host in a kitchen of local rustic. You will interact with the host families and learn more about local cooking recipe and rural life style of them. After the meal you will have the opportunity to observe bamboo handicrafts for fishing equipment and try the traditional Innthar fishing.
In the afternoon, Visit to Nge Phe Kyaung Monastery and visit to 14th and 15th century ruins pagoda of Nyaung Oak, Shwe Inn Dein Paya.
Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 7: Inle- Inne Village Trekking (B/L/D)
Focus: Culture, Adventure, Scenery, Sustainability
Distance = 12 km, Walking Hour = 4:30hrs (approximate)
Trek condition = 55% up, 10% down & 35% flat
Highlights: Maingthauk Bridge, Inle Lake, Tawya (forest) monastery, traditional food, village lifestyle experience, reforestation activity, try on traditional costumes, traditional dance and music performance, over-night at Pa-O village community house, plantation views, bamboo basket making, bird sanctuary, boat ride.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Lwelem village, visit Tawya (forest) monastery, enjoy the beautiful landscape and view of Inle Lake. Have your lunch in a local house at Lwelem village with Pa-O Traditional food. After lunch, we proceed to Inn Ne (CBT project village) where we take a night stop at the community house. In the evening, you can enjoy the beautiful of village, local daily activities and local house building through observation around the village by yourself. You will also have an opportunity to dress in a Pa-O traditional costume during your stay. After dinner, enjoy the culture exchange session with the local people by playing their traditional musical instruments and showing their ways of dancing.
Overnight in Community Village Home.
Day 8: Inne Village – Thapyaykone – Nyaunglay – Inle Lake (B/L/-)
Distance = 16.45 km, Walking Hour = 5hrs (approximate)
Trek condition = 5% up, 45% down &50% flat
After breakfast, make your sweet memory and educate the local people through re-planting activity around CBT village will be included. Then, say goodbye to Inn Ne villagers and continue to Thapyaykone village.Discover tea plantations, avocado trees and orange plantations on the way. After Thapyaykone, we keep going to Naunglay where we have lunch. After lunch, have a visit at the bamboo basket making family-workshop and observe local ways of life at that village. On the way back to Konechan, you will pass by a colorful vegetable garden and orchard where you can discover local farming. Then proceed to Thale Oo (Ale-myaung) village boat jetty, which is also famous for its bird sanctuary. Finally, get back to your hotel by car.
Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 9: Nyaungshwe – Ywangan – Mandalay (B/-/-)
Start driving to Mandalay, on the way stop at Blue water lagoon and Taw Kyal Waterfall near Ywangan.
Hotel check in and free at Leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 10: Amarapura- Sagaing- Inwa (B/-/-)
Meet your Mandalay guide at your hotel at 08:30 am, visit the Maha Gandayone monastery (home to more than 1000 monks) in Amarapura and U Bein teak bridge. Then proceed to drive to Sagaing hill across the Ayeyarwaddy River and will see the rural life of Myanmar People. On the top of Sagaing hill, a retreat for some monks and nuns, there are over 500 Monasteries in Saging hill. visit a Soon U Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thonesal Pagoda.
Inwa (also known as Ava), a former royal capital of Myanmar Kingdom located on the confluence of the Ayeyarwaddy River and Myitnge River. After a 3-minute boat ride by crossing a small river you will ride a horse cart for the visit. You will be led to the Maha Aungmyabonsan Monastery, and the Nanmyint Tower before heading to Bargayar monastery.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 11: Mandalay Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to Mandalay International airport for your departure flight.
Package Price Inclusion:
- 9 Night accommodation on Hostel and Guest House (twin share/private toilet) with Daily Breakfast
- 1 Night home stay at Community Village Home
- Professional licensed English Tour guide in every cities
- All private transfer and sightseeing by Ac transportation for entire trip
- All entrance fees
- Bagan Horse cart fees
- All boat fees Inle Lake
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (11 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner)
- Porter and Luggage Transfer During trekking
- All toll fees and fuel charges
- Accommodation and meals for driver
- One Bottle of drinking water and towel per day
- All service charges and Government taxes
Package Price Exclusion:
- Travel Insurance
- International flights
- Visa https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
- Meals are not mentioned above
- Wine tasting fees (5,000 MMks, approx. 4$ per pax)
- Any other services not mentioned above
- Personal expenses (such as laundry and shopping)
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods),
flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.