Best Of Myanmar Places

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1Bagan
  • Day 2Mt.Popa
  • Day 3Kalaw
  • Day 4Kalaw
  • Day 5Inle lake
  • Day 6Mandalay
  • Day 7Mandalay Sightseeing
  • Day 8Mingun , Sagaing & Amarapura
  • Day 9Mandalay

Detail itinerary

Day 1

Welcome Bagan

Enjoy a personal meet by our experienced driver at your hotel in Bagan.

We will continue our journey with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda where we will be introduced to Bagan’s rich history. Next up, get ready to immerse yourself in the full grandeur of Burmese culture at Htilominlo, one of the largest and most impressive temples in Bagan.

Let yourself get lost in the splendour of its fine plaster carvings over its arch pediments, frieze and other stunning architectural qualities. Lunch will be served at a delicious local restaurant before a comfortable transfer to your hotel to take some rest for 1-2 hours.

Our afternoon of adventure begins with a visit to Ananda Temple. Built in the early Mon-Myanmar style, the Ananda Temple is an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Ananda contains two unique Buddha images. The Buddha’s expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed making this temple a truly unique and exciting experience.

Sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the rolling plains spanning Sunset Hill. Overnight at Bagan hotel.

Day 2

Mt.Popa Sightseeing

After a local breakfast ,a comfortable One-hours drive from Mandalay will take us to the magnificent Mt. Popa rising 1,520 meters into the sky. We will climb almost 900 steps to reach the top and Popa Taung Kalat, a temple that is home to Burma’s most revered nats (spirits).

During our ascent, we will pass dozens of nat shrines and the pilgrims that come to honour them. Don’t forget your camera, because when we reached the top prepare to be rewarded by breath-taking, panoramic views of the surrounding region.

Later,we can go to a nearby resort to enjoy the views over a local lunch. After lunch we have a wonderful opportunity to either take a scenic drive back to Bagan .

The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax at your leisure. Overnight at Bagan Hotel.



Day 3

Transfer to Kalaw

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to make a comfortable transfer to Kalaw.Sit back and enjoy the scenic journey through some of Myanmar’s most beautiful landscape. Be dazzled by all that Shan State has to offer, from towering mountains, through to lush fields before arriving in Kalaw.

On your arrival in Kalaw, first stopping at Hnee Pagoda in the south west of the town, a 500 year old pagoda home to a bamboo Buddha statue. Next visit will be Thein Taung Pagoda and Monastery is a good spot to visit in Kalaw as it is located on a hillside and allows you vistas over the main market and the city center.. The steep walk up the stairs offers great views of Kalaw and the surrounding hills.

Set off in the evening with a knowledgeable local guide. Take a local truck or motor bike ride away from town and then it’s time to hit the trails!
Be excited, because tonight we will have the exciting experience of staying the night in a local home stay.

Day 4

Kalaw Trekking

After a local breakfast at your homestay, be ready to start trekking at 07.00am. Today we will walk through traditional villages with fantastic views and seasonal crops. During the trek, pass over the mountains, hills, beautiful villages, farms, paddies fields and farm animals.
Along the way we will visit local farmer house in the village and walk through tea plantation and mandarin orange groves. We will continue walking to view point where we have lunch while looking at the beautiful view. After lunch, we trek back to Kalaw by other way. Then, transfer to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. This evening we will unwind with a vineyard visit at sunset in Nyaung Shwe.
Overnight at Nyaung Shwe.


Day 5

Inle lake Sightseeing

Today we have the whole day to explore the famous Inle Lake. We will explore every corner possible, from both the shore and the waters.

We will stretch our legs this morning with a relaxing ride along the shore, through local villages and past endless temples.

After a lakeside lunch we’ll hop on board a cruise to start our on-water adventure. We will get fully immersed in the beauty of Inle Lake, passing through floating gardens and monasteries before arriving at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.

Look out for the Intha fishermen. A sight to behold, these famous fishermen row their boats with only one leg.

This evening we will unwind with a vineyard visit at sunset in Nyaung Shwe.

Ovetnight at Nyaung Shwe.


Day 6

Transfer to Mandalay

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to make a comfortable transfer to Mandalay. We will make sure you arrive safely back at your hotel at Mandalay where we will stay overnight.


Day 7

Mandalay Sightseeing

Today we will explore the magnificent city of Mandalay.We’ll kick off our exploration with an enjoyable journey to the sprawling Shwe Inn Bin Monastery. Constructed in 1895 of teak wood with a beautiful tiered roof and exquisite carvings, the monastery is representative of traditional Burmese style and home to over 30 monks. After spending some time here, we will head to the beautiful Mahamuni Temple. Here lays the holiest Buddha artefact in Mandalay.

We will then move on to visit a marble carving workshop where we will have the unique opportunity to see workers practicing this traditional trade and hand carving spectacular Buddha images. We will take the time to visit a few other workshops where we can learn about ancient royal handicrafts, tapestry and puppet making before a lunch break at a local tea shop.

After a delicious local lunch, we will continue our explorations at a gold leaf production house where we can learn about this ancient craft and make some for ourselves.

This afternoon we will visit Shwenandaw Monastery, the ‘golden palace’. A grand example of 19th Century Burmese architecture, the monastery is beautifully gilded with gold, adorned with glass mosaic and home to impressive carvings of Buddhist myths.

Our next stop will be the Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest book and made out of stunning marble tablets.

Then climb up to the Mandalay Hill to see sunset on the Irrawaddy River and Mandalay City view.

Overnight at Mandalay.


Day 8

Mingun , Sagaing & Amarapura Sightseeing

After you have finished breakfast, your trip begins with Mingun Pahtotawgyi.Then visit to the Mya Thein Dan Pagoda and Mingun Bell. Afterwards, head to Sagaing Hill,Umin Thonesae and Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River.

Next stop is Sagaing’s local market and discover locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. The afternoon’s activities will kick off with a visit to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. You’ll stop at a silk weaving workshop known for their exquisite merchandise. Once the sun starts to set, visit to U Bein Bridge which is one of the most impressive sunsets in memory. Overnight at Mandalay.


Day 9

Good Bye

Enjoy some shopping this morning at Zay Cho Market market before heading to the airport for conclusion of you tour, farewells and memories to last a lifetime.


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