Myanmar Discovery – 18 days

Yangon Yangon Bago Mandalay Sagaing Bagan Heho Inle Lake

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18 days / 17 nights
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Travel to Myanmar and discover the country center point, then east & west. Cycling at Bago and explore Bagan will amaze you at wow with their countless outstanding histories. A river journey from Mandalay will take your breath away with great views and imaginary panorama. The Land of Shan will welcome you with their unique way of lifestyle and walking under the sun at the most beautiful beach in Myanmar. This 18 days travel program is not just visit a place, its highlight for every detailed. Open your heart and mind to discover all hidden treasures of Myanmar.


Day 1

Yangon Arrival

Welcome to Yangon! The first thing you will notice greenery pictogram once you touched down Yangon. Our helpful local associate will assist you to start your journey begin. On the way from Airport, will pass by The Lady Aung San Suu Kyi’s resident front gate; adored how difficult her democracy journey. There will be placed an up-to-date news journal inside the car and you will be explained about the gracious community and amazing pagodas along the way. Once you are checked in at Hotel, we will arrange a first visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, which is over 2500 years old, and learn why this glittering pagoda is the landmark of Yangon. Depend on your International Flight arrival time; tour schedule will be adjusted accordingly. Dinner will served with Famous Roasted Golden Duck. Enjoy your first night!

Day 2

Yangon City & Beyond

Morning, your local assistance will pick up you to taste the local breakfast as well as to witness of bustling morning wet market. Lots of new experiences will come along the whole morning until we arrive to Jetty to take a slow Patrol River Boat to Della. Feel the wind of fresh and lots of Seagull will follow the Patrol during the cruise. Poetry Workshop and Salted or Fresh Water Fish Firm will be the highlight for the tour. You will get the best view of Yangon while having your lunch. Afternoon will visit to the city Thanlyin – an interesting religion places just across Yangon River. Once upon a time, the place was major trade and port center, and some gathering based in old time. On the way back, will spend sometime with orphans to realize their daily errands. Unforgettable dinner with culture reflects will be served.

Day 3

Yangon - Bago - Yangon (By Car)

After breakfast, drive to Bago; former name Pego and a charming city of old Mon Dynasty. On the way will stop at Htauk Kyant World War II Cemetary with over six thousands of allied soldiers plus another twenty thousands plus who died unknown. You will feel the silence and greenery masterpiece. Once we arrive Bago, after a fresh drink, will start our cycling expedition among the ancient temples and golden or green rice fields. Shwe Tha Lyaung reclining Buddha images and Hintha Gone Paya is our main spot. We will take the local train to return back to Yangon. You will enjoy and chit chats with some locals until the train stops at downtown Yangon.

Day 4

Yangon - Mandalay (By flight)

Take morning flight to Mandalay - the heart of Myanmar. Arrival Mandalay, Check-in hotel and a few hour will spare for relax. Start the Royal Palace sightseeing to see the heart of Myanmar Culture and remember the King Era. The view of the upright moat around the Palace with the backdrop of Mandalay Hill will make your day. Evening will visit MahaMuni Buddha Image - one of the holy & highly respected places for Buddhism. Before late, a short visit to the town's craft workshops, this place is recommended to buy bronze or wood crafts.

Day 5

Mandalay - Ava - Sagaing - Mandalay

Morning, drive to Sagaing Hills where numerous pagodas, monasteries and a Buddhist retreat center located. A peaceful surrounding and magnificent view over Irrawaddy River will welcome you from here. Will spend sometime at Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda the oldest & highest place of the Sagaing Hill. Then will proceed to Inwa (Ava) where influenced with over 650 years back histories. Bagaya Kyaung is one of the main stop and you will stun with 19th century collection of Buddha images. On the way, we will pay visit to Maha Ganayon Monastery. And Old Amarapura, which is a quite village current days. Observe the well known the world’s longest wooden Bridge U Bein, walk over and have a great time. Drive back to Mandalay, evening will chill out in the busy Mandalar night. Grill fish in Shan style with beer will perfect for your evening. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 6

Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Wake up the morning with the rich culture of Myanmar. Start the city tour with Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the world’s largest book, followed by Sandarmuni Pagoda Temple. Then will you take off the boat trip across Irrawaddy River to Mingun Bell (total 90 Tons weight) will amaze you with unfinished pagoda, which might give you a few thoughts and recalling time. Let’s learn how they are appealing. And a quick visit to Shwe Kyaung Monastery and appreciate its fine teak design & building. A nice sunset over the Mandalay Hill will blend your trip to be perfect.

Day 7

Mandalay - Bagan

Taking the cruise voyage between Mandalay and Bagan will give you a relaxed way to escape the tension of your daily life for a while. The local venders will approach with the plate on their heads, which will be something, different appearance for you. The whole journey will be cool, quite and tranquil with the riverbank of flawless Irrawaddy River – the treasure of Myanmar. Evening will arrive to the Bagan, a city scattered with thousands of pagodas – most of them are over 800 years old. On arrival you will be taken to the prominent Tharabar Gate where most of the historic stories are connected. Overnight in Ancient Kingdom Bagan.

Day 8


Morning, firstly will visit to Ananda Pagoda to enhance more about ancient legendary & realize about masterpiece of architecture. Just a quick direction to west, you will witness Thatbyinnyu - the highest temple in this plane of Bagan area. Then stopover to an only one hindu religion multiplying temple remaining in Bagan, Nat Lyaung Kyaung, where you can see Vishnu figure. Enjoy lunch with chicken rice (Burmese style) at the restaurant near Bupaya. Then transfer to hotel for check in and to avoid the heat. Afternoon, start the tour again with plausible Myinkaba Village for its lacquer ware workshops, wonderful stories on the way; Manuha Temple – a strange alter Buddha image build by a Mon King to reflect the stress and anxiety of his captive by King Anawrahta. Nearby Temples Gubyaukgyi and Nan Paya will be visited. Magnificent sunset can enjoy at Shwesandaw Pagoda if not too much crowded. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 9

Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan

A full day excursion will be through today to Mt. Popa; extinct volcano which over four thousands nine hundred feet from sea level. This is the holy religion place for Buddhism with amazing panoramic surrounding. It’s really OASIS for the central Myanmar and palm-lined plantation compose to be the flawless portrait. The day will be fulfilling with exciting moment, amazing landscape and surprising historic legend of Mt. Popa and learn how the place with connect with Bagan Kingdom

Day 10

Bagan & Beyond

Morning take ferry to across Irrawaddy River to visit Tan Kyi Villages and Tan Kyi Pagoda – a splendid golden stupa at submit of mountain. The view from the mountain to look back to the whole plain of Bagan is worth for the trip. Along the way, you will have new experiences and wondering. Afternoon back to Bagan and relax at hotel. Evening will visit Saydanar Paya, meaning good will, where you can find New Bagan’s most remarkable structure. Then drive to Law Ka Nandar Sedi to enjoy the evening by the riverside. Will enjoy the vegetable tempura with local green tea before we head back to hotel.

Day 11

Bagan - Heho (By flight) - Nyaung Shwe/Inle Lake (By Car)

Since Bagan is the one of the most significant places in Myanmar, a colorful Nyaung Oo market is also a must sight in Bagan, this will make you realize the livelihood of local people daily chore. Recall all temple visited in Bagan and fine-tune sightsee agenda to get the most of Bagan. Late morning, fly to Heho, then will drive to Nyaung Shwe – a small town where is the one and only gateway of Lake Inle. You will perceive the flawless flora and fauna in this tranquil horizon lake above 900m from sea level, which is surrounded by blue and misty mountain ranges. Overnight in Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe.

Day 12

Inle Lake (Sightseeing with Boat)

Being one of the prominent destinations in Myanmar, Inle Lake offer something unique for every traveler. Tribal people, Inn Thar, living in the floating villages, special style farming on the floating gardens can be found widely. Full day excursion by boat to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery, Ywama Village or Inthein Village based on 5 days market agenda. Textile raw from lotus flower and lots of local crafts will astonish you definitely. One of the focuses of the day is taste the fresh and healthy, yet tasteful and distinctive cuisine of Inle Lake. Spend the day by fascinating with all possibility of natural beauty and tribal influence.

Day 13

Inle Lake - Kakku - Taungyi - Nyaung Shwe

Today will make a day trip to Kakku, the sentiment of Shan State, where all traditional and cultural ethics are genuine. There you will find the collection of 2478 stupas overlooking the beautiful countryside of the land of Shan. There are great historic importances to their presence dating back from 2000 years ago. The Pa-O people and their villages in Shan style with beautiful natural landscape can be perceived. A day trip to Kakku combined with Taunggyi – panoramic view of blue mountain range and over one thousand three hundreds from sea level. Shan dinner will be served with Shan Noodle, Tofu and Pae Poke.

Day 14

Nyaung Shwe - Heho (By Car) - Thandwe (By Flight) - Ngapali Beach (by Car)

Soak in the serenity and natural beauty to get the most experiences in the Lake. After breakfast, we will visit Nyaung Shwe Market where the most crowded place in the morning with local venders, everything is fresh, flash and focus. Then proceed to the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, the essential spot of Nyaung Shwe, to enjoy the oval shape windows in the antique teak ceremony hall. If time permit, we will visit Grape Farm & have local wine expedition. Late morning, fly to Thandwe - the nearest airport city of Ngapali Beach - the best beach ever in Myanmar. Travel in style to Ngapali Beach to witness the pristine white sands, the violet sunset, and anything else under the sun that you may find.

Day 15

Ngapali Beach

Enjoy the day at your own customized activities. The days in Ngapali will only explicit the sun, the sea and the sands.

Day 16

Ngapali Beach

Enjoy the day at your own customized activities. The days in Ngapali will only explicit the sun, the sea and the sands.

Day 17

Ngapali Beach - Yangon (By flight)

After three awesome nights spent in Ngapali Beach with fresh ever natural atmosphere and splendid activities, will fly back to Yangon in the afternoon, check in hotel, then will visit to Chauk Htet Gyi Buddha – a reclining Buddha image, you will realize surprisingly the huge figure how delightfully. Rice Vermicelli Noodle Soup will be served for your dinner to fulfill Yangon’s familiarity.

Day 18

Yangon Departure

Start your day with the morning jetty visit and taste of Myanmar rice cakes for remembrance. After visit to the city center Sule Pagoda, visit downtown Yangon; walking tour for colonial era building and will show you the true lives of Burmese people - the look beyond the faded colonial shop fronts. You will enjoy shopping and witnessing Bogyoke Aung San Market. You will get the best view of Yangon while having your lunch. Afternoon will transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight from Myanmar. End of Myanmar Discovery.

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