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Our Classic Myanmar itinerary 10 days generally excursion who wants to visit essential highlight cities of Myanmar such as Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. We have put a lot of recommendations about the best local tasty restaurants in a sustainable community of Myanmar Tourism. Anyway below itinerary is suitable for couples and groups who want to visit Myanmar within 10 days. As an extra, we can put trekking tours, beaches and other destinations where your heart goes.
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Day 1: Yangon Colonial walk, Circular train and Golden Temple (B)
Upon your arrival at Yangon international airport, meet our tour guide and transfer to downtown. Take a 30 minutes walks around colonial buildings Maha Bandula Park, the Yangon Region Court, Yangon City Hall Sule Pagoda, and many colonial buildings. On the way Stop at Myanmar souvenir shop such as Hla day where you can find high-quality products made by disabilities, orphanage. Before proceed to Reclining Buddha Chauk Htat Gyi, hop on a Yangon circular train and take 15 minutes to ride to Yangon Central railway station. In the afternoon after lunch visit to Kandawgyi Lake and Karaweik floating barge which is beautifully situated in the heart of Yangon. The final stop is Shwedagon pagoda were the largest 99-meter tall golden stupa over 2800 years old.
Day 2: Wandering around Bagan Temples (B)
At early morning, our driver will pick up at the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport for early morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, meet and greet our guide and start to tour in Bagan, new hailed World Heritage site by UNESCO including the colorful Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi (a cave temple with exquisite jatakas mural paintings), the elegant Htilominlo Temple (noted for its plaster carvings) and the Tharaba Gate. After hotel check-in and refreshment, explorations of Bagan continue in the afternoon including visits to Ananda (an architectural masterpiece of early-style temple), Ananda Okkyaung (one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period), Thatbyinnyu Temple (the highest in Bagan, rising to 61 m) and Dhammayangyi Temple (noted for its remarkable brickwork). Enjoy a fantastic sunset view of Bagan.
Day 3: Experience Lacquerware and Local Villages (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, our driver and guide pick at the hotel and proceed to Myinkaba village and observe the process of creating traditional lacquerware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Visit Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi (an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence). Next, stop at the Manuha and Nan Paya temples. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of Minnanthu. Visit some of the interesting temples if time permits, such as Payathonzu, Lemyethnar, Sinbyushin, Nandaminnya, and Minnanthu monastery. Enjoy sunset cruising over the Ayeyarwaddy River at Bupaya.
Day 4: Excursion to Popa – Mandalay trip (B)
Pick up from your hotel and we head to Mount Popa 1518 meters high and extinct volcano from Popa Mountain. The Popa Taungkalat shrine is the home of 37 Mahagiri Nats or animist spirit entities, statues of which can be found at its base. To reach the top, you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. Along the way is a multitude of monkeys expecting treats.
Proceed to Mandalay around a 4-hour drive. Hotel check-in and leisure in the evening.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 5: Be a Burmese for a Day in Mandalay (B)
Meet our Mandalay guide at your hotel and visit the world longest U Bein Teak Bridge at Silk weaving Town Amarapura. Then proceed to Mahamuni Pagoda (famous for its venerable statue of Buddha covered with gold leaf). Next afternoon sightseeing includes the Shwenandaw Monastery (noted for its exquisite woodcarving), Atumashi Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures (known as the world’s biggest book).
To Mandalay hill on sunset time, 230 Meters in elevation, commands a magnificent view of the city and view of both Shan plateau to the east of Ayeyarwaddy river to the south of downtown while paddy fields of rural area panoramic view.
Day 6: Boat trip to the Mingun, the lost city on the other side of Mandalay (B)
Today transfer to jetty and visit Mingun by boat exploring the Ayeyarwaddy river around 1 hour. Then proceed to the Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Pahtodawgyi was built King Bodaw Paya and Mingun Bell is about 90 tons of the second-largest ringing Bell of the world. Near visit the most beautiful Pagoda, Myatheindan was built Queen Shinphyume.
Proceed drive to Sagaing Hill across the Ayeyarwaddy River and will see the rural life of Myanmar People. On the top of Sagaing Hill, visit a Soon U Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thonesal Pagoda., a retreat for some monks and nuns and there are over 500 Monasteries.
Day 7: Pindaya – Nyaung Shwe Red Mountain Vineyard (B)
Fly to Heho, upon arrival meet and greet our Inle lake guide, continue by car and enjoy a scenic drive to the small quiet town Pindaya, 48 km north of Kalaw, to visit Pindaya Lake and Pindaya Cave, well-known for its thousands of Buddha images. Next visit to tea leaf plantations around danu villages on the hills, Experience the picking tea leaf, how to make the best green tea and enjoy the Danu style tea leaf salad. And Visit Bamboo umbrella workshop, proceed to Nyaung Shwe watch the sunset from Red Mountain Vineyard, Transfer to your hotel.
Day 8: Normal Inle Lake Boat trip (B)
Take a full-day tour of Inle Lake by private boat with chances to see villages, the unique leg-rowers fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from the strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored with bamboo poles.
Lunch at Floating Local Inthar House.
The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making a factory, the boat making workshop, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery and the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where the Buddha images have been covered in so much gold that they look like balls of solid gold. The final visit to 14th and 15th-century ruins pagoda of Nyaung Oak, Shwe Inn Dein Paya.
Day 9: Inle Lake-Yangon (B)
Domestic Flight to Yangon and visit to Bogyoke Aung San Scott market where we can negotiate for the best value. Our guide will be standby for the rest of the day.
Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)
Depend on your flight departure, our driver will pick up at the hotel and transfer to Yangon International Airport and connect to your international flight departure.
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- 9 nights hotel accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis with daily breakfast
- Yangon – Bagan, Bagan-Mandalay, Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Yangon(4 domestic flights)
- Bagan Horse cart, Mingun and Inle Lake boat fees
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All Private transferring within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
- English Speaking Tour guide or other languages (Spanish, France, German or Japanese) on request
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- Government tax 5% and services charge
- Visa to Myanmar
- International flight
- Supplement of Standard Package for Balloons ride in Bagan
- Beverages and other meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (Drinks, laundry, telephone, shopping…)
- Tipping/ Gratuities