Uncover an enigmatic and deeply spiritual Burma – Myanmar as you will take a journey through one of Southeast Asia’s most complex and least visited countries. Traveling to Burma in style, you will be put up in some of the best and elegant hotels unrivaled in services and thoughts.
Beginning from Yangon, you will be ready to observe the differences between this Burmese city with other contemporary Asian cities. With relatively few modern structures and ample gardens and lakes dotting the city landscape, Yangon retains its distinctive heritage of British, Burmese Indian and Chinese influences. Be aware of the renowned Shwedagon Pagoda, it is famous for its golden dome that has since become the symbol for architecture of Burma and continues to dominate the city skyline today. Enjoy your time to wander in the oriental bazaars to hunt for interesting Burmese handicrafts.
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Tour length: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour type: Luxury tour
Cities: Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan
Price: Please contact us
Day 1 Yangon arrival
On arrival at the Yangon airport, you will be welcomed by our Burma Tour Asia’s tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check in and a chance to freshen up and relax.
Depending on your arrival time, we recommend having lunch at Monsoon restaurant for delicious, freshly prepared Myanmar cuisine.
You will visit the colonial city center, with its many cultural delights. Travel past faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples. End your tour at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas. You guide will lead you around to gain more information about the pagoda as well as the Burmese culture. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.
Enjoy a welcome dinner with a traditional Dancing Show at Karaweik Palace restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon
Cultural show in Karaweik Palace, Yangon, Burma
Day 2 Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake by flight
This morning, transfer to Yangon Airport for your flight to Heho. Here you will enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake.
A private local motorboat will escort you to your luxurious hotel for check in. Along the way, pass stilted villages, the one leg-rowing Intha fishermen, and floating gardens anchored to the lake’s bottom with bamboo poles.
Check in to your hotel, a resort nestled near the lake’s shores. Your stilted bungalow offers spectacular views from the balconies.
After freshening up, a private boat will take you out on the lake to visit and discover the local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda.
If time permits, we will stop for a coffee break (your own’ account) at Inthar Heritage House. Not only are the cakes and coffees delicious, but the house also has a superb display of information about traditional Inthar culture and history.
Return to your hotel in time for sunset. This evening enjoy a traditional Shan Style dinner at hotel, served on lacquer plates.
Overnight on Inle Lake
Young Burmese girl rowing with one led on Inle Lake, Burma, Yangon
Day 3 Inle lake – boat trip to Indein
Option: should you wish to wake up early, we will visit the lake’s morning market on our way to Indein. The market rotates location on a 5-day basis and is a colourful spectacle with vendors gathering from the villages around the lake to buy and sell their wares.
This morning, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to the Pa-oh village of Indein. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.
Lunch today is a highlight of many people’s visit to Inle Lake. We’ll stop at a village for a private lunch at an Intha house. Enjoy traditional Inthar dishes as you sit on cushions around a low table, a unique chance to learn about and experience Inthar culture firsthand.
Return by boat to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon at your resort.
Overnight on Inle Lake
Indein Village, Inle, Burma
Day 4 Inle – Nyaung Shwe – Bagan by a short flight
Enjoy your breakfast at resort, check out of your hotel and transfer by boat back to the town of Nyaung Shwe. We’ll visit the local monasteries and nunneries as well as the colourful morning market where dozens of stalls are set up selling flowers, products and other goods.
Enjoy lunch at Viewpoint Restaurant, widely regarded as the best Shan food in Myanmar.
Then take a 40 minutes by car again back to Heho Airport for a short flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, meet our tour guide and driver and transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 5 Bagan Tour
Starting to discover this temples land by a visit to the Nyaung U Market where dozens of vendors come to sell their fresh produce and products. The market is at its busiest early in the morning as the locals come to do their shopping. This is a great opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of the friendly locals. Then continue to the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda that is not really far away from the market, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas.
Next to Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas mural paintings. Continue to the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
Take a break midday to escape the heat and enjoy lunch at your leisure.
This afternoon visit the New Bagan area and one of its many lacquer-ware workshops. Observing the whole procedure traditional technique of making these handcrafted products . The process takes incredible skill and patience and Bagan’s craftsmen are well renowned for their fantastic lacquer products.
In the afternoon, get on a boat trip along the Irrawaddy river. Enjoy a cocktail and a stunning view of Bagan while cruising.
The remainder of this evening is at your leisure.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 6 Bagan – Yangon by a flight
Today, we keep going on sightseeing at Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple. Nearby, Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period.
and take a horse carriage to travel among the temples starting at Ananda and passing dozens of monuments. Stop as you wish to take photos or explore hidden temples. The slower pace of the horse cart is a relaxing way to see the wonders of Bagan from a different perspective.
After lunch at your leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
Visit Bagan with horse cart.
Day 7 Yangon departure
This morning head to Bogyoke Market, also referred to as Scott Market, for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Browse the aisles of handmade goods, looking for the perfect souvenir of your Myanmar holiday. (note: Closed on Mondays and public holidays)
The remainder of today is at your leisure for additional sight seeing or shopping before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
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