Program Name Essential Myanmar
Trip Code VM5
Coverage Yangon-Bagan-Popa-Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Mingun-Inle-Indein-Yangon
Duration 8Days/7Nights
Availability January to May’s 18
Description This trip is a great Myanmar Essential Tour. During 8Days, explore to have unforgettable experience in Myanmar. Begin with the very first stop Yangon-the former capital of Myanmar with many Buddhist temples then moving forward to Bagan the richest archeological sights in Asia, Mandalay – the culture canter and its environ, Amarapura – city of Immortality, Sagaing – the Place of Meditation and Mingun - home of the third biggest bell in the world and finally enjoy a boat trip on the picturesque Inle Lake.
High Lights
Yangon
  • Yangon which boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia
  • The gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist pagoda
Bagan
  • Bagan, an ancient city from 11th to 13th centuries where over 10000 Buddhist temples, pagoda and monasteries were located.
  • Amazing Sunrise and Sunset.
Mt. Popa
  • An extinct volcano with shrines of numerous Nat (Sprits) and relic sites atop of the mountain
  • Trekking trip to the top
Mandalay
  • Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar and the centre of Burmese culture
  • Art & Crafts
Sagaing
  • Centre with numerous Buddhist monasteries, Sagaing Hill
  • Amazing panoramic View
Mingun
  • The place where can find unfinished giant Mingun Pathodawgyi Pagoda
  • The third largest bell in the world, Mingun Bell
Ava(Innwa)
  • An ancient imperial capital of Successive Burmese kingdom
Inle & Indein
  • Inle Lake, a unique freshwater lake which is popular because of landscapes, ways of life, floating islands and leg rowing style
  • A pagoda complex, Shwe Indein
  • Silk Waving workshops
  • Beautiful landscape
  • Colorful Tribes

DAY 1 – Yangon Full Day Sightseeing (Dinner)

Arrive at Yangon International airport, meet and welcome by your experienced tour guide. Then, visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders in the world and noted for its religious significance and artistic beauty. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 2 – Bagan Full day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel, fly to Bagan by domestic flight. Upon arrival, starts sightseeing with Nyaung Nyaung U Market, Shwezigone Pagoda- built in 1087 and also the prototype of later Myanmar Stupa, then Htilominlo Temple is known for its elaborate plaster moldings dated 1211AD. Next to Dhamayangyi Temple, Bagan’s most massive temple built in 116AD. Proceeds to visit Ananda temple, an architectural crowning achievement built in 1090.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Then, visit Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest temple in Bagan and continue to visit a local family workshop of lacquer ware, one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts. Finally, enjoy breathtaking sunset from best place to watch for sunset on that day. Dinner will be served with cultural show.

Noted: Program can be adapted to suit client’s peace of travels.

DAY 3 – Bagan – Popa Full Day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, drive to Mt Popa is 50km away from Bagan recognizing as an abode of many "Nats"(spirits of ancient ancestors), and referred as the "Mountain of Spirits". The Mount Popa area has also been designated as a National Park, a perfect place for eco-tourism.

Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, visit Sulamani Temple – a red brick temple features delicate masonry work. Then also visit Gubyaukgyi Temple noted for its’ mural paintings. Finally, visit Manuha Temple built by the captive King Manuha. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

DAY 4 – Mandalay Full Day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival, visit Amarapura- once a royal city, enjoy the great serenity of U Bein wooden Bridge constructed in 1849 and photo stops at Mahaganthayon monastery the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. And then, visit Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image, the second most sacred image in Myanmar next to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Then, visit and study at gold leaf making and stone carving workshops.

Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, visit Royal Palace Compound with beautiful moat and walls, then visit Shwe Nan Daw Monastery, which is very famous for its intricate woodcarvings. Proceeds to Kuthodaw Pagoda complex, the largest book in the world as one of the world heritage by the UNSECO. Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to enjoy and watch the panoramic view of Mandalay City and sunset. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 5 – Sagaing Mingun Ava Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Then, take the boat trip to Mingun, the rural village area which is home to the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell, the largest brick base Pathodawgyi Pagoda and Myatheindan Pagoda with a distinctive architectural style modeled after the mythical Mount Meru. After exploring the sights in Mingun, we will drive back to Sagaing Hill where you can enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the Hill cover with numerous pagodas and monasteries.

Lunch at local restaurant. Then, visit Inwa (also known as AVA), a former royal capital of Myanmar Kingdom located on the confluence of the Ayeyarwaddy River and Myitnge River. Visit the Maha Aungmyabonsan Monastery, and the Nanmyint Tower, known as the “leaning tower of AVA”, before heading to Bargayar monastery. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 6 – Inle Full Day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to fly to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Shwe – the gate of Inle lake. Enjoy boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique "leg rowers" – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.

Then, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. Continue by boat to visit NgaPheKyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. One can see ancient Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old.

Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 – Indein Full Day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast , sightseeing by boat to ShweIndein Pagoda complex , one of the small villages of Inle Lake which has the pagoda and hundreds of stupa built in the 8th century and rows of shops are famous; and can see the unique rowing style of fishermen at Inle.

Lunch at local restaurant. Then, study the ways of silk weaving. Finally, transfer to airport to fly back to Yangon. Dinner at local restaurant in Yangon. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 8 – Yangon Full Day Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Starts sightseeing with Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, the most dominate reclining Buddha image in Yangon. Continue visit down town area around Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High Court, Mahabandoola Park with the independence monument, Strand hotel and some other colonial historical buildings.

Lunch at local restaurant. Then, proceeds to visit Bogyoke Market is a delight to explore which offer to buy many things like gems, goods, Myanmar traditional dress, souvenir and galleries, etc. Continue to Myanmar Plaza and some other famous gems shops. Finally, visit Kyauk taw Gyi Pagoda, the largest marble sitting Buddha image and see the white elephants. At last, transfer to airport for next departure.

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to fly to Heho. Upon arrival, drive to Nyaung Shwe – the gate of Inle lake. Enjoy boat trip on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream, its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique "leg rowers" – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.

Then, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Pass endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown. Continue by boat to visit NgaPheKyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. One can see ancient Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old.

Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Price

Accommodations Prices net per Person (Adult) in US Dollar
Based on Twin & Triple sharing in a group of
Single Sup
2 Pax 4 Pax 8 Pax 10 Pax 15+1 FOC 19+1 FOC 25+1 FOC
5Stars or A 1554 1422 1335 1309 1357 1320 1296 754
4Stars or B 1327 1195 1107 1081 1114 1080 1059 465
3Stars or C 1155 1023 935 909 930 899 880 241
Including Excluding
  • Twin or double sharing hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic Air tickets
  • Tours and sightseeing with Local English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Private air-conditioned tour car transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Full-board meals as indicated
  • All entrance and zone fee as mentioned
  • Service charges, room tax and handling fee.
  • Two bottles drinking water and snow towels daily
  • International flights in / out
  • Personal expense (porter charges, camera fee, laundry, soft drink, tips etc…)
  • Tax (5%) (if you transfer per bank)

Accommodation Using

PLACE A B C
Yangon
BAGAN
MANDALAY
INLE

Note : FOC must share with other person for accommodation. If the clients would like to have Buffet Dinner at Karaweik Palace, Rate is 25USD per pax.