Tour code:
MY09
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Start in
Yangon
Finish in
Yangon
Places to visit
Yangon (Shwezigon Pagoda, National Museum, City Hall, Kandawgyi Lake, Bogyoke Market) - Nyaung Oo - Bagan - Pakkoku - Monywa - Po Win Daung - Mandalay - Yangon
Starts
Ends
Yangon, Myanmar Yangon, Myanmar

Highlights

Myanmar is a country with a rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, offering a variety of places to visit for travelers. Here are some of the top places to explore in Myanmar:

  • Yangon (Rangoon): Home to iconic landmarks like the Shwedagon Pagoda and colonial-era buildings in the downtown area.
  • Bagan: Famous for its ancient temples and pagodas, dating back to the 11th-13th centuries, and breathtaking sunrise and sunset views.
  • Monywa, in Myanmar's Sagaing Region, sits on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River, celebrated for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.
  • Mandalay: Myanmar's second-largest city, with highlights including Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and the U Bein Bridge.

Myanmar promises a diverse range of experiences, from cultural and historical sites to natural wonders, making it an enticing destination for travelers. Custom your trip with Autour Asia and enjoy a private guide while you travel!

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Day 1: Arrive In Yangon (No Meals)
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Upon arriving in Yangon, our guide will assist with your hotel check-in. Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is the largest city and former capital of Myanmar (Burma). It serves as the country's economic and cultural hub.
Meals are at your own discretion.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B/L)
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On the second day of your Myanmar tour, explore Yangon's rich history with this summary:

Begin with an early breakfast in Yangon.

Start your city tour at the National Museum, diving into Myanmar's history.

Visit key attractions:

  • Sule Pagoda: Colonial-style architecture.
  • City Hall: Ideal for memorable photos.
  • Kandawgyi Lake: Featuring the picturesque Karaweik Hall.
  • Explore the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, a towering gold-covered monument. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda is 98 meters high and contains 60 tons of pure gold.
  • Stroll through Mahabandoola Park for colonial courthouse views.
  • Take a rickshaw tour to discover historical sites and observe local life.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the Bogyoke Museum, once home to General Aung San.
  • Conclude your city tour at Bogyoke Market, perfect for souvenir shopping.

Return to your hotel, ending your day of exploring Yangon's historical treasures during your 9-day Myanmar tour.

Dinner is on your own and overnight in the hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon - Nyaung Oo - Bagan (B/L)
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After checking out of your hotel, enjoy a picnic breakfast before heading to Yangon Mingaladon Airport for a domestic flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo). Bagan is renowned for its ancient stupas and temples, making it one of Asia's most significant archaeological sites. The temples, dating back to the 11th and 13th centuries, have been remarkably preserved, establishing Bagan as a captivating tourist destination in Myanmar.

Upon arrival in Bagan, your 9-day Myanmar tour continues with visits to:

  • Nyaung Oo Market, a lively local market.
  • Shwezigon Pagoda, featuring a magnificent golden stupa.
  • Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, showcasing fine plaster carvings and sandstone decorations.
  • Htilominlo Temple, known for its elegant architecture.
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Ananda Temple, a masterpiece of early-style temple architecture with two original standing Buddha images.
  • Next, explore the village of Taung Bi and visit the temples Gawdawpalin and Thatbyinnyu, with a horse cart ride adding to the experience. The day culminates with a sunset view from one of the pagoda's open terraces.

Finally, our driver will transfer you to your hotel for the night, concluding your day of exploration in Bagan.

Dinner is on your own and overnight on Bagan

Day 4: Bagan - Discovery (B/L)
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After breakfast at your hotel, our driver will pick you up and take you to Myinkaba village, where you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the traditional production of lacquerware, one of Myanmar's most famous handicrafts.

Next, your journey continues with visits to the historic monuments of Myinkaba village, including Gubyaukgyi, Manuha, and Nanpaya temples, all adorned with ancient mural paintings.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

After your meal, your exploration of Bagan and your 9-day Myanmar tour takes you to the rural village of Minnanthu. This lesser-known temple area in Bagan provides a glimpse into the daily life of farmers and offers the chance to explore remarkable temples such as Payathonzu, influenced by Tantric Buddhism, as well as Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples. A special highlight awaits as you watch the sunset from the peak of Tayoke Pyay Temple.

Finally, you'll return to your hotel for the night, concluding another day of discovery in Bagan.

Dinner is on your own and overnight in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan - Pakkoku - Monywa (B/L)
Car Cruise

Begin a new day with a cruise trip to Pakkoku. Along the way, make stops at fishing villages to meet the fishermen and gain insights into their daily lives. Upon arriving in Pakkoku in the afternoon, continue your exploration with visits to traditional riverside villages, where farmers climb palm trees to extract juice for making palm tree sugar.

The next destination on your Myanmar package tour is Pakkangyi, renowned as one of Myanmar's oldest surviving wooden monasteries. In the late afternoon, you'll head to Monywa.

Upon reaching Monywa, our guide will assist you in checking into your chosen hotel, marking the end of your day's adventures.

Stay overnight in Monywa.

Day 6: Monywa - Po Win Daung - Mandalay (B/L)
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You'll begin the day by visiting Monywa, a unique Burmese town situated near the Chindwin River. You'll take a ferry cruise along the Chindwin River and proceed to Po Win Daung to explore its incredible complex of 947 sandstone caves. This site, recently opened to foreigners, boasts precious frescoes dating back to the early 17th century. After climbing several hundred meters, you'll reach Shwe Ba Daung, another renowned destination with monasteries and temples carved into rocky narrow cliffs.

In the afternoon, your Myanmar 9-day tour continues with a visit to Thanboddhay Pagoda, featuring over 500,000 Buddha images covering every wall and archway of this immense Buddhist temple. Your next stop is Boditahtaung Pagoda, where you can admire Myanmar's largest reclining Buddha image, measuring 100 meters in length and 27 meters in height.

As the early evening approaches, you'll head to Mandalay for an overnight stay, concluding another day of exploration and discovery.

Dinner is on your own and overnight in Mandalay

Day 7: Mandalay Exploration Tour (B/L)
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Embark on a cultural exploration of Mandalay, starting early in the morning. Highlights of your day include:

  • Visit Mahamuni Pagoda, known for its gold-leaf-covered Buddha statue.
  • Explore Mandalay's renowned craftsmanship workshops: woodcarving, marble masonry, and gold making.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures.
  • Explore Shwenandaw Monastery, famous for its intricate woodcarvings.
  • Ascend Mandalay Hill to witness a stunning sunset.

Return to your Mandalay hotel in the early evening, concluding your culturally enriching day.

Dinner is on your own and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8: Mandalay - Yangon By Plane (B)
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Enjoy some leisure time to explore Mandalay at your own pace before our driver takes you to the airport for a short flight to Yangon.

Upon arrival in Yangon, you'll be transferred to your hotel. You'll then have free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs at Gems Mart, Handicrafts shops, or Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, and make the most of your time in Yangon.

Stay overnight in Yangon

Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)
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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Our driver will take you to the airport for your international flight home, concluding your memorable journey in Myanmar.

End of our travel service!

  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Local Sampan cruise.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Entry Visa to Myanmar
  • Notes

    • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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