5 Days Myanmar, including Inle Lake

starting from $801

This short 5-day tour of Myanmar will take you to the former capital city of Yangon (Rangoon), the stunning archaeological site of 2,000 pagodas in Bagan (Pagan) and Inle Lake, famous for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life out on the water. Enjoy a full day on Inle Lake with an additional trip to Indein to see the historic Bagan and Shan-style pagodas dating back to the Bagan period. The decaying pagodas, hidden in bushes, officially date back to the 12th-13th century.

YANGON - BAGAN - HEHO - NYAUNG SHWE - INLE LAKE - NYAUNG SHWE - HEHO  - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 5 Days
Price:
starting from $801 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: All-year-round
Start of trip: Daily
  • Bed and breakfast
  • High Tea at the Strand Hotel
  • English-speaking, local travel guides for all transfers and tours
  • All domestic flights with private airlines
  • Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
  • Admission fees according to itinerary
  • All boat trips as detailed in itinerary
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in Bagan
  • Baggage handling fees at airport
  • International flights to/from Myanmar
  • Visa fees
  • Obligatory dinners at Christmas and New Year
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
  • Hotel baggage handling fees
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Day 01 YANGON / Arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport: welcome by our local tour guide and transfer to your hotel. On your first walk through the city centre of Yangon and to the riverbank, you will see many notable sites from the colonial and religious past of this garden city. Old Rangoon was built based on designs by Dr William Montgomerie. He was a senior military physician who learnt about construction planning from Sir Stanford Raffles in Singapore. All culturally significant buildings in Yangon are listed as historic monuments. You’ll then enjoy ‘high tea’ at the Strand Hotel which was built in 1896 and was formerly known as the ‘the finest hostelry East of Suez’, and late afternoon, climb up the steps to the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda, which Somerset Maugham described as follows: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city”. This massive, bell-shaped stupa rises 100 metres above its hilltop surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples and Buddha images and observe religious and secular visitors from all over the world. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar. Enjoy the sunset over the pagoda. You will spend the night in Yangon.

Day 02 YANGON – BAGAN (B)

Transfer to airport for your early morning flight to Bagan (departure time between 06:00 and 07:00), once the most important temple and pagoda city in Southeast Asia, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady. Upon arrival, traditional breakfast in a local teahouse. Full day sightseeing tour of Bagan with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, noted for its fine stucco carvings and panoramic views of the area’s many monuments. In the afternoon, travel by horse-drawn carriage to Myinkaba, which is located two kilometres south of Bagan. This village is known for its lacquerware and also has a number of interesting temples, such as the Nanphaya Temple, which is reputed to have been the residence of King Manuha at one time, and the Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, with its extremely beautiful interior frescos. From the top of one of the higher pagodas, you can round off the day by enjoying the sunset view of the pagoda fields and the Ayeyarwady River. You will stay overnight in Bagan.

Tag 03 BAGAN – HEHO – NYAUNG SHWE - INLE LAKE (B)

Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Heho, in Shan State. Upon arrival, travel to Nyaung Shwe (about a one-hour journey), a small town located at the northern end of Inle Lake. This is the starting point for boat trips along Inle Lake (25 kilometres in length), which is known for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life out on the water. Visit the silk weaving village of In Phaw Khon, have a look at a small family business that produces home-grown cigars (‘cheerots’) and take a canoe trip through the floating gardens. The floating flowerbeds are tied together in shallow water, which is mostly only around three metres deep, and produce abundant fruits which can be harvested several times a year. You will spend the night on Inle Lake.

Day 04 INLE LAKE – NYAUNG SHWE – HEHO – YANGON (B)

Morning boat excursion to Indein (approx. one-hour journey) through a beautiful countryside of tall grasses and little water steps, to view the historical Bagan- and Shan-style pagodas built during the Bagan period. The decaying pagodas, hidden in bushes, officially date back to the 12th-13th century. Afternoon transfer to Heho Airport and return flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, check-in and overnight stay.

Day 05 YANGON / Departure (B)

You will have the morning free. Explore the Burmese metropolis on your own! If you’re feeling in the mood and want to experience the Burmese culture up close, then just take an interesting tour on the public ‘City Circular Train’ (circular railway) or a leisurely stroll through the Bogyoke market (closed Mondays and public holidays) for some last-minute shopping. There is a wide range of items for sale, including: wooden carvings, bronze statues, lacquer, mother-of-pearl cutlery, longyis and much more. Afternoon transfer to airport for your departure flight.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2021

SUPERIOR 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.301
1.358
1.301
1.119
2 people
913
951
913
801
3 people
853
889
853
745
4-5 people
809
843
809
706

Single supplement

121
126
121
89
Half board supplement
49
Full board supplement
105
COMFORT 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.399
1.460
1.399
1.201
2 people
964
1.005
964
844
3 people
904
942
904
788
4-5 people
860
896
860
749
Single supplement
170
177
170
130
Half borad supplement
52
Full board supplement
110
FIRST CLASS 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.577
1.646
1.577
1.313
2 people
1.057
1.101
1.057
903
3 people
997
1.039
997
847
4-5 people
953
993
953
808
Single supplement
259
270
259
186
Half board supplement
62
Full board supplement
118
DELUXE 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
2.003
2.210
2.003
1.518
2 people
1.279
1.395
1.279
1.010
3 people
1.219
1.333
1.219
954
4-5 people
1.175
1.287
1.175
915
Single supplement
472
552
472
289
Half board supplement
72
Full board supplement
131

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 332 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 304 per group

SUPERIOR
Yangon
Best Western Chinatown Hotel
deluxe room
Bagan
Bagan Arthawka Hotel
deluxe room
Inle Lake
Inle Cottage Boutique Hotel
superior bungalow
COMFORT
Yangon
Rose Garden Hotel
superior room
Bagan
The Hotel Umbra Bagan
grand deluxe room
Inle Lake
Ananta Inlay Hotel
deluxe room
FIRST CLASS
Yangon
Chatrium Hotel
deluxe room
Bagan
Ananta Bagan Hotel
deluxe room
Inle Lake
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel
deluxe room
DELUXE
Yangon
Savoy Hotel
deluxe room
Bagan
Bagan Lodge
villa room
Inle Lake
Villa Inle Resort & Spa
lake front villa

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