Myanmar Inspiration Tour
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw, Inle Lake
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
You will be welcomed by your tour manager and driver; transfer to hotel for check-in. Afternoon guided tour of Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, two of Yangon’s most iconic sites.
Day 2: Yangon – Dalla – Yangon
Guided walking tour through Yangon’s bustling port area, into Chinatown, and the Sule Pagoda district with its beautiful colonial architecture. Short ferry crossing to Dalla and a trishaw ride through rural villages and plantations. On return to Yangon, a unique travel experience on the circular train, packed with friendly locals on their way to market; finishing with a visit to the Htwe Oo Puppetry Home to see a traditional Myanmar puppet show conducted by a master in the art.
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan
Early morning flight to Bagan then a guided tour of the city’s most important pagodas and temples, as well as the market. This afternoon a short guided cycle ride through scenic villages and temples, with splendid photographic opportunities.
Day 4: Bagan
An enchanting walking tour through Bagan unfolds secrets from the city’s dramatic history. Finish at the Myinkaba village for displays of traditional craftsmanship. Late afternoon horse-and-cart ride to see this beautiful city in the golden hour, and to take in a magical sunset.
Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin
Morning flight to Mandalay, transferring to Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British Hill Station. Enjoy a short horse-drawn coach ride through the colony. Guided walk through traditional farming villages and a noted coffee plantation, stopping off at a waterfall on the return journey.
Day 6: Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay- Mingun – Sagain – Amarapura
Morning river boat tour on the scenic Irrawaddy River to Sagaing and its monasteries and pagodas. Continuing through Amarapura and a walk over the famous U-Bein bridge.
Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw
Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Kalaw, a former British colony, to visit the Shwe U Min Paya Cave. Afternoon guided walk through the countryside to Nangthe village, to explore traditional agriculture techniques and visit a hill tribe.
Day 8: Kalaw
Full-day visit to Magwe conservation area. Help with the feeding and bathing of the rescued elephants here in the forest. Many butterflies, birds and orchids are also visible. Option to join in with the tree-planting initiative in the area.
Day 9: Kalaw – Nyaung Shwe
Transfer to Nyaung Shwe via the Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. Afternoon cycle ride to the attractive Red Mountain Wine Estate, to enjoy a tasting session and some of the finest views in Myanmar.
Day 10: Inle Lake
Scenic boat trip to Inndein on the lake’s western edge. A visit to a ruined pagoda complex on the hill above is rewarded by a return descent through a mature bamboo forest. Afternoon visit to Inthar Heritage House to see the famed Burmese cats that inhabit it. Further excursions include a boat construction workshop and a traditional blacksmiths.
Day 11: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
Transfer by boat to Nyaung Shwe followed by a transfer to Heho airport and flight back to Yangon. Afternoon guided journey by ferry, taxi and trishaw to Twante village, home to many interesting pottery workshops. A history of the Twante canal will accompany.
Day 12: Yangon Departure
Transfer after breakfast to airport for your international flight.
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
- Horse cart tours in Bagan and Ava
- 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”