8 Days Myanmar

starting from $1143

Our 8-day Myanmar tour is based on the 7-day Myanmar tour, with an extra day in Bagan (Pagan), a fascinating archaeological site of 2,000 pagodas. The extra day is used for an excursion to Mount Popa, home of Myanmar’s most powerful ‘Nats’ (spirits). Visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nat Gods and walk up the steps to the stupas and shrines that top the hill above the museum, seeing many pilgrims along the way.

YANGON - BAGAN - POPA BERG - BAGAN - MANDALAY - AMARAPURA - SAGAING - MANDALAY - MINGUN - MANDALAY - HEHO - INLE LAKE - HEHO - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 8 Days
Price:
starting from $1143 (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.

Day 03 BAGAN – POPA-BERG – BAGAN (B)

After breakfast, depart for Nyaung Oo and visit the lively market and city centre. Then travel to Mount Popa (approx. 1½ hours travel time). On the way, visit several villages and see how sap is extracted from palm trees and then converted into palm sugar. You will visit the large, extinct volcano. The solitary volcanic peak of Mount Popa, rising out of the shimmering heat, is home to Myanmar’s most powerful ‘nats’ (spirits). Visit the Nat Museum and its life-size statues of the 37 nat gods. Climb the steps to the stupas and shrines on the summit above the museum and encounter many pilgrims on the way. Return to Bagan in the late afternoon. You will stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 04 BAGAN – MANDALAY – SAGAING – AMARAPURA – MANDALAY (B, L)

Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma. Upon arrival, cross the Ava Bridge towards Sagaing, located 21 kilometres south-west of Mandalay, and visit the Sagaing Hills, a place of refuge for devout Buddhists, with its various pagodas, monasteries and convents. Visit the village of Sagaing at the foot of Sagaing Hill, with its markets, shops and restaurants; the Tilawkaguru Cave Monastery, with its murals; the Umin Thounzeh cave complex, with its 45 Buddha statues; and the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, which was built in 1312. This location offers outstanding views of Sagaing. Lunch with the monks or nuns, who will provide you with a glimpse of everyday life within a monastery.
In the afternoon, travel to Amarapura: the ‘City of Immortality’. Along with the surviving pagodas, the ancient silk- and cotton-weaving tradition using handlooms is very much alive there. You will visit a mill where weaving is still performed using handlooms, take a rowing boat across Taungthaman Lake to the picturesque village of Taungthaman, and return at sunset to Amarapura via the U Bein bridge, which, at 1,200 metres in length, is one of the world’s longest teakwood bridges. You will spend the night in Mandalay.

Day 05 MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY (B, L)

After an early breakfast, climb the 1,729 steps up Mandalay Hill, a vantage point providing breath taking panoramic views of the city and visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, famous for its exquisite wooden carvings; the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which, owing to its stone tablets with Buddhist inscriptions, is famous for containing the world’s largest book; and the Kusinara Pagoda, with a small museum where the monks will be happy to show you the Peshawar Relics. Then set off on your half-day excursion to Mingun. At the jetty, you will have enough time to observe the lively riverside goings-on and take a riverboat trip to the ancient capital city of Mingun (approx. one hour each way). Lunch on board. Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with its Buddha footprint, and the Mingun Bell, the largest ringing bell in the world; view the nearby unfinished Mingun Pagoda, built to be the world’s biggest pagoda and visit the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a replica of the mythological Mount Meru. In the late afternoon, return to Mandalay by boat. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 06 MANDALAY – 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 07 INLE LAKE – 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 08 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 return 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
1.976
2.061
1.976
1.653
2 people
1.336
1.392
1.336
1.143
3 people
1.230
1.281
1.230
1.046
4-5 people
1.164
1.213
1.164
988
Single supplement
204
213
204
137
Half board supplement
88
Full board supplement
176
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
2.171
2.254
2.171
1.822
2 people
1.438
1.492
1.438
1.231
3 people
1.332
1.387
1.332
1.134
4-5 people
1.266
1.319
1.266
1.076
Single supplement
302
315
302
221
Half board supplement
92
Full board supplement
185
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
2.522
2.631
2.522
2.122
2 people
1.621
1.689
1.621
1.383
3 people
1.515
1.578
1.515
1.286
4-5 people
1.449
1.509
1.449
1.228
Single supplement
477
498
477
366
Half board supplement
104
Full board supplement
193
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
3.120
3.375
3.120
2.404
2 people
1.933
2.076
1.933
1.536
3 people
1.827
1.965
1.827
1.439
4-5 people
1.761
1.897
1.761
1.381
Single supplement
776
870
776
512
Half board supplement
117
Full board supplement
210

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 446 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 402 per group

SUPERIOR
Yangon
Best Western Chinatown Hotel
deluxe room
Bagan
Bagan Arthawka Hotel
deluxe room
Mandalay
Hotel Yadanarbon
superior room
Inle Lake
Inle Cottage Boutique Hotel
superior bungalow
COMFORT
Yangon
Rose Garden Hotel
superior room
Bagan
The Hotel Umbra Bagan
grand deluxe room
Mandalay
Triumph Hotel
villa deluxe
Inle Lake
Ananta Inlay Hotel
deluxe room
FIRST CLASS
Yangon
Chatrium Hotel
deluxe room with lake view or pagoda view
Bagan
Ananta Bagan Hotel
deluxe room
Mandalay
Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort
deluxe room
Inle Lake
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel
deluxe room
DELUXE
Yangon
Savoy Hotel
deluxe room
Bagan
Bagan Lodge
villa room
Mandalay
Rupar Mandalar Resort
premier suite pool view
Inle Lake
Villa Inle Resort & Spa
lake front villa

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