Myanmar Adventure Tour
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Kakku
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Arrive in Myanmar and transfer to your hotel; rest of the afternoon spent exploring and getting acclimatised at your leisure.
Day 2: Yangon
A guided tour of Yangon takes in colonial architecture, bustling markets and the Shwedagon Pagoda, offering plenty of opportunity to observe the locals going about their daily lives.
Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay
Domestic flight to Mandalay and meet your guide. You will be driven to Amarapura for a walk over the world’s longest teak bridge, and appreciate the exceptional views from Mandalay Hill.
Day 4: Mandalay
An early start for a relaxed cycle ride through the back lanes of Mandalay, past the markets swapping busy streets for countryside as you head out of town and into the surrounding rural areas, with sunset over Taungthaman Lake completing a fantastic day.
Day 5: Mandalay – Bagan
Morning boat trip departing from the jetty – board the Chinese-style ferry bound for the historic city of Bagan. Arrive early evening and transfer to your hotel.
Day 6: Bagan
Guided tour of Bagan displaying a superb range of cultural and ancient sites, with Tharabha Gate, Pitaka Taik and the city’s tallest temple, Thatbyinnyu, always proving to be breathtaking highlights.
Day 7: Bagan – Popa
Option of a once-in-a-lifetime hot-air balloon flight over Bagan this morning. After returning to earth you’ll drive to Mt. Popa and experience the ‘nats’, as well as some sublime views from the summit.
Day 8: Popa – Kalaw
Today you’ll travel onwards to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp where you can feed and scrub these beautiful Southeast Asian icons. After bidding the camp farewell head to Kalaw for an overnight stop-over.
Day 9: Kalaw – Myin Daik – Sha Pin – Laming
Beginning a three-day adventure trek through hillsides, villages and flower- filled markets. Meet your overnight hosts who reside within a local house in Laming Village. Today’s trek takes around 6 -7 hours in total.
Day 10: Laming – Hti Taing
Chilli, cabbage and cauliflower plantations provide an intoxicating agricultural canvas, with basket-weaving locals further enabling you to unearth the rural trades of Myanmar. You’ll spend 6-7 hours trekking today with an overnight stay in Hti Taing.
Day 11: Hti Taing – Indaing – Inle Lake
A much shorter trek signals the end of your rural adventure, with easy gradients and lakeside strolls followed by a boat ride to this evening’s accommodation overlooking Inle Lake.
Day 12: Inle Lake
The peaceful waters of Inle Lake are bristling with life. From rotating markets and Intha fishermen to the holiest of pagodas and ancient monasteries, it’s an unsurpassed people-watching opportunity and photographers will be in their element.
Day 13: Inle Lake – Sagar
Journey by boat to the lakeside village of Sagar, where wheelwrights, workshops and friendly locals present an absorbing insight into the many traditional industries that are alive and well in Myanmar.
Day 14: Sagar – Inle Lake
Take your time to further explore the peaceful lifestyles of Sagar. Return to Inle and spend an afternoon strolling gently through paper mills, monasteries and backwaters.
Day 15:Inle Lake – Kakku – Nyaung Shwe
Drive through the pine-covered hills surrounding Taunggyi where British Hill Stations, cheroot makers and ‘lost’ temple ruins form the backdrop to an extremely enjoyable day.
Day 16: Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Yangon
Transfer to Heho and fly back to Yangon before spending the rest of your day at leisure. An excellent opportunity to sample some of Yangon’s exotic street food, and perhaps take a boat trip on Inya Lake, or wander through the Mahabandoola rose gardens.
Day 17: Yangon DepartureTransfer to Yangon International Airport for your international departure.
What is included?
- Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast in a shared twin or double room
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B: breakfast – normally provided by Hotel, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Service of English-speaking station guides except free day (different in each city)
- Domestic Airfare (as mentioned in itinerary)
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
- Private motor boat in Inle Lake and sunset cruise in Bagan
- Entrance fees or zone fees for the visits
- Service charges, room tax and baggage handlings at domestic airports
Price does not include:
- International flights to and from Myanmar
- Personal travel insurance
- Meals other than mentioned
- Myanmar visa fee
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Any other services not mentioned as “included”