10 day luxury tour of Mynamr, designed for travelers with limited time to tick off Burma’s highlights, showcasing the magical culture, golden temples and magnificent scenery of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

trip highlights

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  • Cruise down the busy waters of the mighty Irrawaddy to admire the huge Mingun Pagoda, a colossal but unfinished temple sat grandly on the river bank.
  • Navigate across the peaceful water of beautiful Inle Lake, passing through floating communities, examining the innovative floating gardens and glimpsing the daily life of the Intha people.
  • Explore and dine on delicious local food at Yangon’s ‘House of Memories’, a handsome teak mansion filled with antique furniture and fascinating memorabilia.
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itinerary details

Day 1-2: Yangon

Welcome to vibrant city of Yangon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Head downtown to the Central Post
Office from where we will begin our tour. Encompassing the colonial highlights and more traditional architecture, stroll Strand Road and Pansodan Street. Visit the National Museum before exploring the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda whose huge golden stupa dominates the city’s skyline. The apex of the stupa is studded with hundreds of priceless gems that glint in the sunshine. This is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist site and is alleged to have four relics of former Buddhas enshrined within.

Day 3: Bagan Golden Temples

Fly to Bagan. Myanmar’s central plains have played host to many old kingdoms, each contributing temples and pagodas to the thousands that still dot the area today. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, where a replica of Buddha’s tooth
is enshrined. Later visit Htilominlo Pagoda, Ananda Temple and see craftsmen at work at a lacquerware workshop. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from the summit of the 12-storey Aureum Watch Tower, which gives incredible views over the temples and plain.

Day 4: Mount Popa

Travel to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano, and visit Taung Kalat, the breathtaking Buddhist Monastery perched on its summit. Stop at a
toddy palm plantation before taking a boat trip on the Irrawaddy River to view the sunset. Mount Popa is the spiritual home of 37 nats, or animist spirits and you’ll see many locals who have come here to worship them.
Return to Bagan.

Day 5: Mingun & Ava

Fly to Mandalay and start exploring. Transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Next, set sail up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to visit one of the world’s largest bells; and the imposing Mingun Pagoda, a red brick structure that would have been the world’s largest pagoda if it had been completed. Visit a silk workshop and a Kalaga tapestries workshop before finishing the day on Mandalay Hill.

Day 6: Mandalay & Amarapura

Drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Monastery, a place of monastic study and home to several thousand young monks. Later, travel to the Sagaing Hills, where you’ll find its forested slopes crowded with temples and pagodas. Continue to the Tha Kya Di Kya nunnery before proceeding to the U Bein Bridge for a sunset boat ride, the best way to really appreciate the world’s longest
teak bridge!

Day 7: Inle lake

Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary ‘Intha’ people, who live on and around the water, and are renowned for their unique rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Phaungdaw
Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on the lake’s banks.

Day 8: Indein Pagodas

Transfer by boat to the western shore of the lake to explore the crumbling Indein Pagoda complex. Walk to a nearby village to see the locals farming with traditional techniques. Pass through the rice fields to Saema to meet the friendly villagers, and to visit the local primary school.

Day 9: Yangon night markets

Return to Heho and fly to Yangon. On arrival, browse the famous Bogyoke market to pick up any last minute souvenirs. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon visit to Botataung Pagoda. This evening, stroll around Chinatown.

Day 10: Yangon departure

End of the 10 day itinerary exploring best of Myanmar in a luxury tour, departure.