Best of Myanmar Discovery

Best of Myanmar Discovery - 10 Days

You will discover

  • Best of Myanmar Discovery - 10 Days

Tour Briefing

  • Day 01
    Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)
  • Day 02
    Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)
  • Day 03
    Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day city tour (B/-/-)
  • Day 04
    Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)
  • Day 05
    Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – excursion to Inwa – Amarapura (B/-/-)
  • Day 06
    Mandalay – Mingun – City discovery (B/-/-)
  • Day 07
    Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay (B/-/-)
  • Day 08
    Mandalay – Heho – Inle lake (B/-/-)
  • Day 09
    Inle Lake – Indein – 5 days market – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)
  • Day 10
    Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

You will be interested in:

  • Visit Shwedagon pagoda plated with tons of gold and especially, thousands of diamonds and rubies decorated on the top of the stupa.
  • Reclining Buddha the biggest reclining Buddha in Myanmar
  • Walking in the colonial building streets.
  • Explore the highlight temples and pagodas in Bagan
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Bagan from Shwesandaw temple.
  • Mandalay highlights exploration and sunset from the top of Mandalay hill
  • Boat trip on Inle Lake for discovery the floating vegetation gardens and traditional villages as well as lifestyle in the region.

Detail Program

Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)

Day 01 : Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)

Upon arrival in Yangon airport, Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the city center.
Listening to the tour briefing and enjoy welcome dinner at a finest local restaurant
Overnight in Yangon.

Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)

Day 02 : Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)

Enjoy a full day tour to discover this charming city.
Starting from your hotel to visit the colonial style buildings, walking along the street to enjoy beauty of these old buildings built in the last century following the British architecture. Then visit the famous landmark in the city such as Sule Pagoda built in the 3rd century right in the city center.

The next is Botahtaung pagoda by the grand Yangon River. According to the local, the pagoda was built over 2000 years ago. Enshrine the sacred relics of the Buddha.
Lunch is on your own at a recommended local restaurant.

After lunch, enjoy a transfer to explore reclining Buddha temple or called Chaukhtatgyi Buddha temple. The most well-known Buddhist temples in Bahan town ship of Yangon. The reclined Buddha image is 66 meters long built during the 1900 of last century. This is one of the biggest Buddha in Myanmar.

In the afternoon, take a visit to the Scott market or Bogyoke market (closed on Monday) to see the local life selling the medicines, foodstuffs, garments, electrics, souvenirs, jewelry, art gallery…

Followed by a visit to 2500 year old magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, this is the most famous and sacred place of Myanmar. In the middle is the massive bell shaped stupa plated with tons of gold and especially, thousands of diamonds and rubies decorated on the top of the stupa. The pagoda is surrounded by other shrines, temples and many other religious structures inside it. The sunset from Pagoda should not be missed.
Overnight in Yangon.

Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day city tour (B/-/-)

Day 03 : Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day city tour (B/-/-)

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Bagan.

Arrive in Bagan, our local tour guide and driver will welcome you at airport and transfer to hotel in the area. Leave your luggage at hotel and enjoy a full day trip to discover this outstanding peaceful area.
Heading the Swhezigon pagoda before it is hotter in the middle of the day under the sunshine. This is the gold plated pagoda built to house the Buddha relic that brought from India thousand years ago.
The next is a short discover local Nyaung U market. A bustling market where local meeting, exchanging, selling and buying the goods, fruits, vegetables, lacquerwares, pottery…

After market, we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple, famous for its mural. Our guide will tell you the great story from ancient pictures on the wall.
Enjoy your own lunch and relax at your hotel
In the afternoon, visit the Ananda temples built in 1105 AD, houses four standing Buddha, each one facing the cardinal direction of East, North, West and South.  Then visit to Htilominlo temple to admire the four Buddhas that face each direction.

End of the day to Shwenandaw temple and enjoy the sunset over the mountain from the temples.
Overnight in Bagan.

Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)

Day 04 : Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and spend a whole day to visit this mysterious region.

Starting by a horse cart to Manuha temple contains three images of seated Buddha and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana.  This is one of the oldest temples in Bagan.  Discover the famous traditional handicraft lacquerware in the Myinkabar village.
And move to Dhamayangyi Pagoda - the biggest temple in Bagan, and then continue to Myauk Guni, Sulamani temple.

In the afternoon, explore to the local life in the West Pwazaw and Minnanthu village to see how Burmese people struggle their lives. It is a real exploration the local rural life.
Enjoy a boat trip to the Ayeyarwaddy River to capture the great sunset.

Back to you hotel and enjoy your dinner on your own. We recommend the Sunset Garden Restaurant to feel the awesome peaceful atmosphere by the river.
Overnight in Bagan.

Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – excursion to Inwa – Amarapura (B/-/-)

Day 05 : Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – excursion to Inwa – Amarapura (B/-/-)

Take morning flight to Mandalay.

Upon arrival in Mandalay in the morning, meet our tour guide at airport and enjoy a full day tour surrounding of the city before check in your hotel.
On the way from airport, we will turn left to a bridge and heading to Sagaing hill where a lot of Buddhist monasteries situated. Sagaing is the hill terrace so from this site, you can view the great Ayeyarwaddy River, the Mandalay city with numerous temples and monasteries. The major attractive site in Sagaing hill is U Min Thoze pagoda.

The next stop will be Inwa separated by a small river; we have to take a ferry boat to across the river and on arrival, get a horse cart riding to enjoy the beautiful rural scenery. The horse cart will take us to Bagaya wooden monastery, the Nanynt watching tower.  It is leaning tower so now we could not climb up there, and the brick Aungmyaybonza monastery.
Transfer back to Amarapura to visit the silk weaving village and enjoy a gentle walking along Ubein Bridge the longest teakwood bridge in the world to capture the awesome sunset.

Transfer to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Mandalay – Mingun – City discovery (B/-/-)

Day 06 : Mandalay – Mingun – City discovery (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and meet our tour guide for a transfer to Mandalay jetty for a boat trip along the Ayeyarwaddy River up to the north to the Mingun.

After 1 hour boating, arrive in Mingun and enjoy a short walk to visit the most highlights in the region:
Pahtodawgyi temple: an uncompleted gigantic monument. You could take hundred steps to the top of this temple to get a great view of Ayeyarwaddy River and the area.
The next destination is just a couple of minutes walking – Mingun bell. This is a gigantic bell with 90 tons in weight. Today, it is the second biggest ringing bell in the world.
Keep walking in a short distance will lead us to Hsinbyume Pagoda built in 1816 by Bagyidaw King to dedicated his wife. He named the pagoda following his wife’s name.

Get on the boat and back to the city for your own lunch and major sites exploration. It will be included the most outstanding cultural and historical sites: Mahamuni Pagoda, marble sculpture to see how local people make Buddha statues from marble, the gold leaf making center, then visit to the Shwenandaw monastery or Golden Monastery well known for its great wood carving.  Kuthodaw pagoda known as the biggest book in the world with 729 marble slabs inscribed the Buddha’s doctrine.

And enjoy the great sunset from the top of Mandalay hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay (B/-/-)

Day 07 : Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay (B/-/-)

Enjoy a 2 hour driving along the  scenic beauty road to Pyin Oo Lwin flower highland city – remain a lot of British Colonial houses.  This is a cool climate region and attracted by 142 ha botanical garden with beautiful lake.

After visit the garden, we will transfer to discover the Peikchinmyaunge cave and enjoy the great relaxation at Pwekauk waterfall and take horse cart to visit the British Colonial house in the town before transfer back to Mandalay City.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Mandalay – Heho – Inle lake (B/-/-)

Day 08 : Mandalay – Heho – Inle lake (B/-/-)

Transfer to Mandalay airport for flight to Heho in the morning.

Upon arrival at Heho airport, meet our tour guide and driver for 1 hour transfer to Nyaungshwe town. This driving will offer you delightful scenery of the hill station region passing by the picturesque landscapes along the way.

Check in your hotel in the town by the lake and embark a boat trip to the huge Inle lake to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and see the local Intha people working on the lake. They stand and row the boat with 1 leg skillfully. This may be the unique way to row boat in the world.

Passing the floating gardens on the lake and listening to the guiding about the life style, the culture and how to cultivate their vegetation as well as the way to catch fishes in the lake with their traditional traps.
Explore the Nampan villages at the end of the Inle Lake. Gain the experience for their traditional handicraft villages such as silk weaving lotus, cigarette and boat making as well as the blacksmith village.

Back to Nyaungshwe town for your stay.
Overnight in Nyaungshwe town.
Note: Overnight in resort on the Inle Lake is on your request.

Inle Lake – Indein – 5 days market – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)

Day 09 : Inle Lake – Indein – 5 days market – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)

Get a pick up from your hotel and visit a local market which is the 5 days rotation market. This is the most fascinating to explore the daily life of minority and their activities.

Keep going our boat trip to Indein Pagoda. The boat will leave the lake for entering the small canal and after 30 minutes to arrive in Pa O tribe village. From the village, take a walk through the old cover path to the hundreds of ruin pagodas. From the major stupa on the top of the hill offers gorgeous views over the surrounding mountain ranges and the lake in a far distance.

Walk back to the jetty and embark on the boat to the Lake.  On the way, we make stop at the long neck women village and their silk shop and Phaung Daw OO pagoda or called the Jumping Cat pagoda before back to your hotel in Nyaungshwe town.

Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon
On arrival, get a pick up to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.

Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

Day 10 : Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

Free till meet our driver and transfer back to airport for your flight home or next destinations.

Tour ends.

Service Included
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • All domestic flights
  • Boat trip in Inle lake
  • Local station English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= dinner)
  • All entrance fees
  • Water on tour.
  • Service charges and tax
Service Not Included
  • International flight tickets from/to your country
  • Myanmar Visa (E-visa 50 USD)
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera fees in each beauty spots( 0.5 – 2 USD)
  • Others not mentioned
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
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