Tour code:
MY14
Duration
14 days 13 nights
Start in
Yangon
Finish in
Yangon
Places to visit
Yangon (Sule Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda) - Bagan - Mandalay - Mingun - Heho - Inle Lake - Thandwe - Ngapali Beach - 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.
  • Mandalay: Myanmar's second-largest city, with highlights including Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and the U Bein Bridge.
  • Mingun is a small town in Myanmar, located on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River, just north of Mandalay.
  • Inle Lake: A picturesque freshwater lake known for floating gardens, stilted villages, and unique Intha rowing techniques.
  • Ngapali Beach is a laid-back destination perfect for relaxation, coastal beauty, and a taste of traditional fishing village life. It's favored by honeymooners and those seeking seaside tranquility.

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: Arrival In Yangon (no-meals)
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Welcome to Myanmar! Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, your guide will meet and transfer you to the city.
Overnight in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon: Discover The City By Foot, By Car And Train (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Embark on a full-day exploration of Yangon, the former capital, with a knowledgeable local guide. Begin by discovering the diversity of downtown, featuring colonial architecture, charming side streets, and lively street markets.

Enjoy a drink at the renowned Hotel before returning to the Yangon River for some riverside activity.

Your day includes visits to Sule Pagoda, serene lakes in the city, and a lunch break.

In the afternoon, experience the 'Circular Train,' a commuter train that circles the city, allowing you to observe local lifestyles along the way.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 3: Yangon: Explore Magical Shwedagon Pagoda - Fly To Bagan (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Dedicate your morning to an enlightening experience at Myanmar's most sacred site, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Explore the grounds with a guided tour, gaining insights into the beliefs of the Myanmar people.

After lunch, head to the airport for a domestic flight to Bagan. Your guide and driver will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan: Full Day Exploring Ancient Temples (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Devote an entire day to exploring the UNESCO Heritage Site of Bagan alongside your local guide. With thousands of temples and religious monuments to uncover, this day promises to be a highlight of your Myanmar journey.

You can explore these sites by car or electric bike, and your visits will be customized based on your preferences. The itinerary will include famous landmarks as well as some hidden gems. If you desire, there's an opportunity to visit a lacquerware workshop to witness the intricate handmade craft.

Overnight in Bagan.

  • ***Option: Hot air balloon tours in Bagan available from October to April. Enjoy a 45-minute flight over Bagan. Confirm booking 3 days before flight date.
Day 5: Bagan: Cooking Class & Free Afternoon (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Commence your day with a cooking class led by a local culinary expert. Depart early from your hotel for a trip to New Bagan Market, where you'll meet your host and shop for lunch ingredients. Afterward, take a short stroll to the host's family home, gaining insight into life beyond Bagan's temple-rich landscape.

Spend the morning engaged in cooking and conversation, immersing yourself in the local culture and culinary traditions of Myanmar.

Following lunch, return to your hotel for a swim or a midday siesta to escape the heat. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Overnight in Bagan.

  • ***Option: Hot air balloon tours in Bagan available from October to April. Enjoy a 45-minute flight over Bagan. Confirm booking 3 days before flight date.
Day 6: Fly To Mandalay City Highlights (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Embark on an early morning flight to Mandalay, the final royal capital. En route to the city, make a stop at Mahamuni Pagoda, home to one of Myanmar's most renowned Buddha images. Immerse yourself in an area teeming with artisan shops, where you can observe the craftsmanship behind marble carving, bronze casting, and other local crafts.

Next, visit a local tea shop for a taste of traditional Mandalay cuisine and sweet tea. Once you've checked in to your hotel, venture out to explore Kuthodaw Pagoda, known for its collection of engraved marble slabs referred to as the 'World's Biggest Book,' and Shwe Nandaw Kyaung, the sole surviving structure of the Royal Palace. If you wish, you can ascend Mandalay Hill to witness the sunset.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 7: Mandalay - Visit Mingun, Afternoon At Leisure (Breakfast, Lunch)
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This morning, accompany your guide to the Irrawaddy River's shores, where you'll board a private boat bound for Mingun. Enjoy a one-hour cruise along Myanmar's largest river, taking in the scenic vistas.

Upon arrival in Mingun, disembark and explore the extraordinary structures constructed by King Bodawpaya.

Take a guided walk to visit Mingun Paya, a colossal bell, and the pristine Hsinbyume Pagoda, known for its white exterior.

Afterward, return to the boat and cruise back to town, pausing for lunch at a riverside cafe.

Day 8: Fly To Heho - Drive To Pindaya & Inle Lake (Breakfast, Lunch)
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Begin your day early with a domestic flight to Heho, leaving behind the bustling city and heading southeast to the scenic Shan Hills, one of Myanmar's most picturesque regions.

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a local Shan guide who will accompany you on the journey. Enjoy the scenic drive into Pindaya, where you can capture photos of the quilt-like farms in the landscape. If you're fortunate, you might encounter hill tribe farmers dressed in their traditional attire.

Pindaya is a delightful town inhabited by the Danu, Pa Oh, and Shan ethnic communities. Explore the Pindaya Caves, ancient limestone grottoes filled with numerous Buddha statues. If you're interested, you can also visit a local workshop where traditional umbrellas and paper are crafted by hand.

Afterwards, return to your vehicle and continue the drive to Inle Lake, where you'll check in to your lakeside hotel.

Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 9: Inle Lake: Full Day By Boat (Breakfast, Lunch)
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After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you and accompany you on a short walk to the hotel's jetty. Here, you'll embark on a wooden motorboat for a full-day adventure on Inle Lake.

Discover villages constructed on stilts and marvel at the floating gardens while gaining insight into the daily life and rich culture of the lake's inhabitants. Visit local workshops where skilled artisans craft hand-woven silks and fabrics using lotus flower fibers.

Your journey continues to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, where you'll have the opportunity to observe and participate in the religious rituals performed by local devotees at this revered site.

Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 10: Inle Lake - Heho - Fly To Thandwe (Breakfast)
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Following breakfast, you'll be transferred to Heho Airport to catch your flight to Thandwe, which is the closest airport to Ngapali Beach.

Upon arrival at Thandwe, a representative from your hotel will be waiting to welcome you and provide transportation to your accommodation for check-in. You'll have the remainder of the afternoon to unwind at the hotel or enjoy the beautiful beach at Ngapali.

Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 11: Ngapali Beach: Sea, Sun And Sand (Breakfast)

Spend the next two days at your own pace on Ngapali Beach. Relax, explore, and enjoy your time. Activities like snorkeling or diving, biking to nearby villages, sunbathing, or simply lounging in a hammock are all options. Ngapali Beach is already known for its tranquility, and Pearl Island takes it up a notch. Enjoy your time on this peaceful island!

Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 12: Ngapali Beach: Sea, Sun And Sand (Breakfast)

You have the following day to relax and enjoy Ngapali Beach at your own pace.

Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 13: Ngapali: Morning At Leisure, Fly To Yangon (Breakfast)
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You have a leisurely morning before your departure. Sleep in and savor a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Your hotel will arrange a transfer to Thandwe Airport.

Upon arriving in Yangon, a driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel for check-in. Spend your evening exploring the city, enjoying dinner, and having drinks.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 14: Yangon: International Departure (Breakfast)
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Today marks the end of your Myanmar journey. Your driver will ensure you reach the international airport in time for your onward flight. Safe travels!

End of your Myanmar itinerary 2 weeks!

  • 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.
    • ***Option: Hot air balloon tours in Bagan available from October to April. Enjoy a 45-minute flight over Bagan. Confirm booking 3 days before flight date.

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