10 Days Myanmar

starting from $1302

Visit the former capital city of Yangon (Rangoon), with its colonial atmosphere and the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Fly to Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma. Travel to Mount Popa, home of Myanmar’s most powerful ‘Nats’ (spirits). Visit Bagan, where thousands of decaying pagodas rise majestically from the plains, and take a flight to Inle Lake, famous for its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life out on the water.

YANGON - MANDALAY - SAGAING - AMARARAPURA - MANDALAY - MINGUN - MANDALAY - MOUNT POPA - BAGAN - HEHO - NYAUNG SHWE - INLE LAKE - NYAUNG SHWE - HEHO - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 10 Days
Price:
starting from $1302 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: All-year-round
Start of trip: Daily
  • Bed and breakfast
  • High Tea at the Strand Hotel
  • 2 x lunches as detailed in itinerary
  • 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
  • 1 x daily hire of bike or horse-drawn carriage 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 hotel. On a 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 visit the Sule Pagoda, which dates back over 2000 years, pass by the town hall designed by U Tin in 1925, and then stroll through Maha Bandula Park, where you’ll see its independence monument before continuing onto the Supreme Court which was built in 1911 and is an extravagant red-brick architectural masterpiece designed by architect John Ransome. Next up on the tour is the red-brick Custom House which was built in 1902 for the Port Authority and is housed in a large building on the corner of Strand Road and Pansodan Street. 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’. Afterwards, you’ll go to the Botataung Pagoda where a sacred hair relic of Buddha is kept. You will spend the night in Yangon.

Tag 02 YANGON (B)

After breakfast, you’ll travel through rural areas on the City Circular Train, with the opportunity to see cigarette sellers, betel nut traders, fortune tellers and much more at the various stops. Back in the city, you’ll visit the National Museum with the Lion Throne, which belonged to the last king of Myanmar, and the royal regalia from the Burmese kingdom of the 19th century. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda which features a 70-metre long reclining Buddha, the Kandawgyi Lake and its royal barge (with an opportunity to take pictures), and in the late afternoon, the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda which Somerset Maugham described as follows: ‘The Shwedagon rises majestically, 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 the surrounding mountains. You’ll wander through this magnificent building and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples and statues of Buddha, and observe religious and secular visitors from all over the world. Shwedagon is the symbol of Myanmar. You can enjoy the sunset over the pagoda. You will spend the night in Yangon.

Day 03 YANGON – 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 04 MANDALAY – MINGUN – MANDALAY (B, L)

After an early breakfast, climb the 1,729 steps up Mandalay Hill, a vantage point providing breathtaking 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 05 MANDALAY – MOUNT POPA (B)

Early morning trip to Mount Popa (approx. six-hour journey). You will visit the large, extinct volcano. The solitary volcanic peak of Mount Popa, which rises 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. Overnight stay at the Popa Garden Resort.

Day 06 MOUNT POPA – BAGAN (B)

After breakfast, you will travel onwards to Bagan (approx. 1½ hours). On the way, visit several villages and see how sap is extracted from palm trees and then converted into palm sugar. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and check-in. 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 07 BAGAN (B)

Explore Bagan by bike or horse-drawn carriage--a city whose foundations were laid in the 2nd century AD and which was the Burmese royal capital until the 14th century. Here you will find the greatest historical buildings and richest ruins in Southeast Asia, which many view as surpassing even the temples of Angkor in Cambodia in size and presence. Nowadays, Bagan is a village that exudes an endless sense of tranquillity. The local inhabitants mostly make their living from agriculture and the production of lacquerware. You will constantly have wonderful views of the Bagan plains; countless pagodas and temples line the riverbanks. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 08 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 09 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 10 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 a trip on the public ferry across the Yangon River to Dala 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
2.357
2.459
2.357
1.973
2 people
1.525
1.589
1.525
1.302
3 people
1.390
1.448
1.390
1.177
4-5 people
1.301
1.356
1.301
1.100
Single supplement
279
291
279
189
Half board supplement
112
Full board supplement
200
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
2.587
2.699
2.587
2.173
2 people
1.645
1.714
1.645
1.407
3 people
1.510
1.573
1.510
1.282
4-5 people
1.421
1.481
1.421
1.205
Single supplement
394
411
394
289
Half board supplement
118
Full board supplement
210
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
2.840
2.963
2.840
2.489
2 people
1.777
1.851
1.777
1.573
3 people
1.642
1.711
1.642
1.448
4-5 people
1.553
1.618
1.553
1.370
Single supplement
520
543
520
447
Half board supplement
139
Full board supplement
228
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
3.725
4.067
3.725
2.855
2 people
2.239
2.426
2.239
1.764
3 people
2.104
2.286
2.104
1.639
4-5 people
2.015
2.193
2.015
1.562
Single supplement
963
1.095
963
630
Half board supplement
153
Full board supplement
249

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 496 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 452 per group

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

 

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