Myanmar at a Glance
Myanmar at a Glance - 06 Days
You will discover
- Day 01Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)
- Day 02Yangon – Fly to Bagan full day tour (B/-/-)
- Day 03Bagan – Fly to Mandalay– Full day tour (B/-/-)
- Day 04Mandalay – Fly to Heho – Inle lake (B/-/-)
- Day 05Heho – Tour – fly to Yangon in the late afternoon (B/-/-)
- Day 06Yangon city tour – Departure (B/-/-)
You will be interested in:
- Discover the gold-plated Shwedagon pagoda, with thousands of diamonds that decorate the top of the stupa.
- Admire the biggest Reclining Buddha in Myanmar.
- Explore the mysterious temples and pagodas in the tranquil Bagan plain and witness the sunset from Shwenandaw temple.
- Discover Mandalay city and all its must-see sites
- Enjoy an amazing sunset from Mandalay hill.
- A boat trip through the floating garden on Inle Lake and see the Intha people rowing the boat with one leg.
- Visit the Indein temple ruins complex.
- Discover the 5-day rotational markets and traditional villages around the Lake.
- Walk in the streets lined with colonial buildings.
- Encounter the daily local life at Yangon's Scott Market.
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.
Leave your luggage at hotel and discover the highlights of the city:
explore the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha temple which houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. It is the most well-known Buddhist temple in Bahan township of Yangon and is also one of the biggest Buddhas in Myanmar. The reclining Buddha image is 66 meters long and was built during the 1900's.
Follow this with a visit to the 2500 year old magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, the most famous and sacred place of Myanmar. In the middle is a huge bell shaped stupa, plated with tons of gold and thousands of diamonds and rubies decorating the top of the stupa. The pagoda is surrounded by other shrines, temples and many other religious structures inside it. The sunset from the Pagoda should not be missed.
Enjoy a welcome dinner at a finest local restaurant.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 : Yangon – Fly to Bagan full day tour (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for morning flight to Bagan.
Arrive in Bagan in the morning and be greeted by our local tour guide and driver at airport, then transfer to your hotel in the area. Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a full day trip to discover this tranquil area.
Head to Swhezigon pagoda before the hottest part of the day. This is the gold plated pagoda built to house the Buddhist relic brought from India a thousand years ago.
The next stop is a short visit to discover Nyaung U market. A bustling market where locals meet to exchange fruits,vegetables, lacquerware and pottery.
After the market, visit Gubyaukgyi Temple, famous for its mural. Our guide will translate the great story from the ancient pictures on the wall.
Enjoy lunch and relax at your hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the Ananda temples built in 1105 AD, home to four standing Buddhas, each one facing the cardinal directions of North, West, East and South. Then visit Htilominlo temple to admire the four Buddhas that face each direction.
End of the day at Shwesandaw temple and enjoy the sunset over the mountains.
Stay overnight in Bagan
Day 03 : Bagan – Fly to Mandalay– Full day tour (B/-/-)
Transfer from your hotel to Bagan airport for short flight to Mandalay.
Upon arrival in Mandalay in the morning, meet our tour guide at the airport and enjoy a full day tour of the city before check in at your hotel.
On the way from airport, we will turn left over a bridge and head to Sagaing hill where a lot of Buddhist monasteries are situated.
Sagaing is a hill terrace, so from this site you can view the great Ayeyarwaddy River, and Mandalay city with its numerous temples and monasteries. The major attraction on Sagaing hill is U Min Thoze pagoda.
Next to Visit Mahamuni Pagoda, a marble sculpture, to see how local people make Buddha statues from marble, the gold leaf making center, and the Shwenandaw monastery, or Golden Monastery, well known for its great wood carvings. Also, visit Kuthodaw pagoda, known as the biggest book in the world, with 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s doctrine.
Take in the beautiful sunset from the top of Mandalay hill.
Overnight in Mandalay city.
Day 04 : Mandalay – Fly to 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 drive will offer you delightful scenery of the hill station region, passing by the picturesque landscapes along the way.
Check in at your hotel in the town by the lake and embark on a boat trip in the huge lake to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and see the local Intha people working on the lake. They skillfully stand and row the boat with 1 leg, a truly unique way to row a boat.
Pass the floating gardens on the lake and listen as the guide tells you about the lifestyle, culture and how they cultivate their vegetation as well as the way they catch fish in the lake with their traditional traps.
Explore the Nampan villages at the end of Inle Lake and visit their traditional handicraft villages such as silk weaving lotus, cigarette and boat making as well as the blacksmith village.
Return to Nyaungshwe town and stay overnight.
Note: An overnight stay at the resort on Inle Lake is available on request.
Day 05 : Heho – Tour – fly to Yangon in the late afternoon (B/-/-)
Get picked up from your hotel and visit a 5 day rotational local market. This is the most fascinating way to explore the daily life of the ethnic minority groups. Continue the boat trip to Indein Pagoda.
The boat will leave the lake and enter a small canal. After 30 minutes, arrive in Pa O tribe village. From the village, take a walk through the old cover path to hundreds of pagoda ruins. The main stupa on top of the hill offers gorgeous views over the surrounding mountain ranges and the lake in distance.
Walk back to the jetty and embark on the boat to the Lake. On the way, make stop at the long neck women's village and their silk shop, Phaung Daw OO pagoda (Jumping Cat pagoda) before returning to your hotel in Nyangshwe town and transfer to airport for a flight to Yangon.
On arrival, get a pick up to hotel.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 06 : Yangon city tour – Departure (B/-/-)
Starting from your hotel, visit the colonial style buildings. Walk along the streets to enjoy the beauty of these historic buildings, built last century and following British architecture. Then, visit the famous landmarks in the city such as Sule Pagoda, built in the 3rd century and located right in the city center.
The next landmark is Botahtaung pagoda by the grand Yangon River. According to the locals, the pagoda was built over 2000 years ago and enshrined by the sacred relics of the Buddha.
Enjoy lunch at a recommended local restaurant.
In the late afternoon, visit Scott market or Bogyoke market (closed on Monday) selling the medicines, foodstuffs, garments, electrics, souvenirs, jewelry, and art to witness the local way of life.
Transfer to airport for flight home.
- 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
- Local station English speaking guides each places
- 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...)
What clients say about us?
We were most impressed with all the Hotels you arranged as well as their excellent locationsJul 24, 2018
We were absolutely satisfied with Authentik Travel especially Chu Anh, she was so helpful to us while organizing our itineraryJul 20, 2018
Well organized and time efficient tour!May 22, 2018
Very committed and responsive local team, tour was absolutely what we wanted - TripsAdvisorApr 24, 2018