This is a perfect Myanmar tour just in 06 days that allows you to discover the cultural tourist destinations such as capital Yangon with a visit to stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, temple city of Bagan, former royal capital Mandalay and the tribal traditions of Inle Lake. The Glimpse Burma Tour appears as one of the best chance offering you the essential glimpse of entire Burma with such a short duration of 6 days.
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Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Classic
Cities: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake
Price: From 569$ per person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Day 1 Yangon Arrival
Upon Arrival, our guide will welcome you for your hotel transfer.
Enjoy your very first visit to the most outstanding monument in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a prominent historical site where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city and experience the local religion.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight
Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan and check in at the hotel. Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century ‘cave temple’ with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Ananda Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style; Thatbyinnyu Temple- the highest building on the Bagan plain. Enjoy sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Shwesandaw Pagoda (or Bupaya).
Day 3 Bagan – Inle Lake by Bus
Start sightseeing with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; Kyansittha Umin, Manuha, Nanbaya, Dhamanyangyi Temple – built by King Narathu in 12th century which displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan. Continue to Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple – well known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka, and a visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village.
Head to bus station and take an overnight express bus to Nyaung Shwe, the bus will leave Bagan at 22:00. Overnight on bus
Day 4 Nyaung Shwe Arrival – Inle Lake Sightseeing – bus to Mandalay
Arrive Nyaung Shwe at around 06:00 in the morning, our local guide will pick you up for a Shan style breakfast in local teashop
After that, you will embark on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose image exposes vividly through one leg rower. Spend our time to know about local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda and Phaung Da Woo Pagoda.
Boat back to Nyaung Shwe to take an overnight bus to Mandalay, bus will leave at around 22:00. Overnight on bus
Note: Alternative option is flying from Inle to Mandalay with an extra 79$ person only.
Fishermen on the lake – Inle Lake, Myanmar
Day 5 Manadalay arrival and city tour
Arrive Mandalay at around 04:00 in the morning, our guide will pick you up the highlight of Mandalay is observing the traditional ritual of the daily face-washing ceremony at Mahamuni Pagoda, the most important pilgrimage site for local people. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses having been made of the Buddha during his lifetime; two were in India, two in paradise, and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Mandalay. Breakfast will be served after that.
Note: standard check-in time at the hotel is 14.00. Early check-in is subject to availibity.
Drive to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura, visit Mahagandaryone Monastery and U Bein Bridge, a 1.2 km long wooden bridge across the Taung Thaman Lake. Next, visit the Silk Weaving Home Cottage. Continue your tour by viewing the Mahamuni Image, a bronze Buddha image casted during the lifetime of Buddha himself and Tapestry Works. Visit several workshops, including Wood Carving & Bronze Casting Workshops, Marble Carving Workshop and Gold Leaf Beating Workshop. After lunchtime, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw and Atumashi Monastery. Lastly, visit Kuthodaw Pagoda and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to view a beautiful panorama of the city during sunset. Overnight in Mandalay hotel
Karaweik Palace, Yangon, Myanmar
Day 6 Mandalay Departure
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Mandalay International airport for your return departure flight and end your Glimpse Burma Tour. Free to visit the city on your own or do shopping until our driver come to pick you up for your departure flight.
- Accommodation of twin/double sharing room, 3 star standard.
- Domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan.
- Overnight ticket buses: Bagan to Inle and Inle to Mandalay.
- Private Transportation.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Daily breakfast from Day 2 to Day 6.
- Bottled water on tour.
- All entrance and sightseeing fees .
- Service charges and taxes.
- Travel insurance
- Flight from Inle to Mandalay (if requested): 79$ person
- Tips for guides, driver
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned
- Visa arrangement
- International flight
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