Sightseeing Must See in Myanmar 8 Days

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Highlights: Yangon - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Inle Lake - Indein - Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura

Tour is started from: Yangon

Tour is finished from: Mandalay

Tour duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Please note that: Prices will depend on travel date, hotel choice, room categories, numbers of people traveling and all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered to suit your requirements.

Full Itinerary

Sightseeing Must See in Myanmar 8 Days is encompassed full main sites of Myanmar. This trip is also included full enough about the nature, the culture and people of Myanmar.

Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar!
The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, remains Myanmar largest city and continues to be the country’s the most important commercial hub and gateway for most of its international visitors. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing and genuine places in all of Southeast Asia.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Make your first visit to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale.

You continue uptown in order to make a quick stop by the Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park which is very popular with local residents, especially in the early morning and around sunset. Catch a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda.

No Myanmar expedition can be considered truly great if it’s lacking a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Ready for an amazing experience? The visual delights present there alone, are worth the trip. Witness the colors transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. You will start at the eastern staircase where you will find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items. Here you will find monks robes, alms bowls, offerings, incense and other unique Buddhist objects. As your browse, the stalls your guide will explain the use and rituals of Myanmar’s Buddhist people. Shwedagon is largely considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese; most visitors report that the trip is extremely memorable and still etched into their minds.

After sunset head on to Chinatown for a change of scenery and check out the dragons and incense of the colorful Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple. Explore the vibrant street stalls where vendors sell all kinds of fruit, vegetable, and other goods or simply just walk around and soak in the atmosphere of this little China in Yangon.

Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Yangon

In the morning, you will take a flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, start your trip with a visit to Nyang U Market which is a typical market which remained in Myanmar for centuries.

Next, head to Shwezigon pagoda, which is one of the most significant religious buildings in Myanmar, for it served as a prototype for later stupas built throughout the country and marked an important development in the relationship between traditional Burmese religion and Theravada Buddhism. Continue on to Khay Min Ga Temple to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of numerous surrounding monuments. Next up is Ananda Temple. A masterpiece in the incorporation of Myanmar and India architectural styles, the temple houses four standing Buddhas, each facing a distinct direction.

After lunch (lunch on your own), visit a local lacquer ware workshop. Here, you will have a chance to learn more about traditional techniques of craftsmen and admire unique and beautiful products.
In the afternoon, visit other famous temples in Bagan such as Dhammayangyi Temple, Htilominlo Temple.
The highlight of today is the breathtaking sunset beauty from the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Bagan.

OPTIONAL – PRICE: US$ 285: You will be picked up early in the morning in the pre-dawn hours to the balloon launch site. During the time of preparation of the balloon for flight, you will be served with coffee and pastries. This wicker basket consists of smaller sections which provide big space and allows uninterrupted views. As you rise high into the sky, the sun will accompany you and the whole city will unveil itself in front of your eyes. Your flight lasts for about one hour, depending on many factors like wind conditions.

After breakfast, you’ll visit busy Nyaung Oo market. Then, you’ll take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive (and the climb is optional!).

Afterward, we’ll drive back to Bagan, a one-hour journey. Along the way, we will stop in a local village where the people use the fruit of the palm tree to make wine and molasses. Witness the incredible production process. Upon arrival in Bagan, head to the jetty for an incredible sunset landscape on the river.
Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Bagan.

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport (1 hour) for your domestic flight to Heho. From Heho, you will experience a lovely scenic one-hour drive (32km – 1 hour) which leads to Nyaung Shwe, gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. Upon reaching the edge of the lake, take a short orientation tour of Nyaung Shwe, a small town of narrow streets dotted with temples, monasteries, tea shops and local houses.

Then you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. Along the way, you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which is inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’, which are built up from strips of water hyacinth, earth and anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. You will also visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images. In the past this temple was known for its ‘jumping cats’ but these days there are only a few felines roaming around and none are jumping anymore. Yet the Buddha images are still worth the visit.

Proceed to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. There are also many traditional crafts originating on Inle Lake and should you wish, we can stop for a visit to boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silversmiths. The day will come to a close with a return trip by boat back to your hotel.
Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake

After breakfast, you’ll pay a visit to the lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from the dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5-day schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares.

A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake. Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending a rural road to the top of a hill. Once you’ve arrived at the summit, you will be greeted by an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. Here, from the peak, you will also be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the placid surroundings. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery. On your boat ride back, should time allow and if you wish, you’ll stop at the Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included).
Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

After early breakfast, take a flight to Mandalay. Upon your arrival, you will make your way to the jetty for an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun, 11km upriver from Mandalay. Visit unfinished Mingun Paya, MingunBell (90 tons) and HsinbyumePaya. Come back to Mandalay.

In the afternoon, drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayone Monastery where more than one thousands of monks live and study. Proceed to the Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery (noted for its exquisite wood carvings) and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s Biggest Book). Visit U Bein Bridge across Taungthaman Lake, over 150 years old and which is still in use. From here you will observe an amazing sunset. Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

This morning, after breakfast, you are free at your leisure to discover the city by yourself or relax before our driver picks up and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or fly to your next destination.

Trip price includes:

– Accommodation at hotels (the hotel range and kind of room upon your request)

– English speaking tour guide (other languages upon your request)

– All air tickets (economy class, tax & service charge included)

* Yangon – Nyaung U (Bagan)

* Nyaung U – Heho

* Heho – Mandalay

– Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)

– A/C private car for all transportation at all places as indicated in program

– Private boat to cruise at all places as indicated in the program.

– All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary

– Government tax and service charge

– Mineral water during excursion

– All entrance fees

– All taxes

Trip price excludes:

Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses are note noted in the program