Myanmar Experience: 7 days
A week’s experience in Myanmar during your holiday to explore the culture and nature, and to know the true essence of Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
- Designed for decent travelling, with local activities in three central regions of Myanmar over a week (7 Nights – 8 Days)
- Learn about the culinary traditions of local Inn-thar chefs at Inle Lake, where you’ll be surrounded by the stunning features of the Shan Plateau.
- Experience the history and charm of the cultural hub Mandalay, the last royal city.
- Exploring the temple city of Bagan is one of the four top traveller hotspots in Myanmar, and it still holds an ageless feel, nostalgic of the ancient time.
- Get hands-on experience with the principal Myanmar traditional dance and several performing arts
- Airport / Hotel pickup and drop-off services
- Accommodation with daily breakfast (twin/double sharing room) at 4/5 stars hotels
- Professional licensed tour guide service for 7 days
- 3 Domestic flights (Mandalay-Bagan-Heho-Mandalay)
- Entrance fees for the visits as mention in the itinerary
- All transportation by car, boat, horse cart
- Early sunrise in Mandalay
- Culture Experience workshop in Mandalay
- Bagan sunrise in the early morning
- 3 Dinners in Bagan, Mandalay and Inle
- Sunset in Inle lake on Day 6
- All lunches during the tour except departure day
- International Air tickets and airport tax
- Meals and beverages which is not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visa fees and arrangements
- Camera fees and personal expenses
- Early check in and late check out charges by hotels
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Mandalay Arrival (L)
On arrival at Mandalay airport, our tour guide will pick you up, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Depending on your arrival timing, sightseeing can be varied as to get a match with your desire place there are a ton of thing to do in Mandalay. The most flexible schedule and nearby outstanding attractions are to go around Mandalay Hill, famous cultural Heritage site of Mandalay including the Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world’s most significant book, UNESCO cultural heritage site) and then go up to the hilltop (790 feet) to overlooks the entire city of Mandalay and feel the sunset. It is where visitors can see the ancient square of Mandalay’s Royal Palace, the many pagodas sprinkling the area, and more.
Mandalay - Mingun (B, L)
Get up early as our driver pick you up at 5:30 am and go to U Bein bridge for sunrise, not only is a gorgeous sunrise but very few tourist and preferably locals & monks crossing the bridge to feel the first impression of rural Mandalay. It’s also to avoid the crowd with the hundreds of tourist in the sunset time there in the Bridge.
The visit to Mandalay’s extraordinary Mahamuni Pagoda after U Bein Bridge, to observe the culture of gold leafing in Myanmar. For your experience, men can place thinly hammered leaves of gold on the remarkable Maha Myat Muni Buddha statue housed at this locality.
Back to the hotel for your breakfast (or) at in Mandalay’s tea shop while you are studying the culture of it and how do the local people connected to the outside world as the tea shop serves as hubs for customers who come to chat on social factors.
Then again in Mandalay where you’ll visit some optional unusual places for your local cultural experiences. You would have some option to learn about Myanmar Traditional Dance, Music and puppets (or) Learn about the city’s gold-leaf making industry, visit, a marble workshop and other handicrafts shop.
Afternoon visit to Mingun, many will opt to travel for the Mingun area and take the private hour-long ferry ride to arrive at this riverside village on the famous Ayeyarwady River. There are some unique pagodas and historical monuments. Back to Mandalay at the time of sunset.
Mandalay – Bagan (B, L)
Check out from the Hotel first to continue your trip to Bagan. But you will visit first to the ancient cities Sagaing and Ava (Innwa). You will be transferred to Sagaing and around to visit the hilltop to wonder numerous Buddhist monasteries and is an important religious and monastic centre. Then continue drive to Ava jetty and transfer by boat to Ava. Take a horse cart ride and visit Bagaya teak wood monastery, Nan Myint Tower –a 27 meter high and Maha AungMyae Bonzan monastery well known as Me Nu brick monastery. You can see local village life of Ava on the horse cart. Our Private car will pick you up in Ava to continue the Airport. Then flight to Bagan and Check-in Hotel after pick up at Nyaung U airport by car. We recommend you to enjoy dinner this evening at hotel’s dinner place where they used to set the Shore of Irrawaddy River.
Bagan visit (B, L, D)
Begin the morning early because Bagan sunrises should not be avoided (Still, it’s an option). Viewing the sunrise over the Bagan temples never gets forgotten. Our Local Guide will lead the proper place to see this. Then back to the hotel for the Breakfast and refreshment. Start day visit the highlight of Bagan like Shwezigone Pagoda (Nat images can be found within its precincts), Nyaung U market, Ananda Temple (the masterpieces of the early style temple architecture of Bagan), Dhamayangyi pagoda (the most massive shrine). Next visit is the local family factory such as Lacquerware local family workshop, fermented bean paste workshop, etc.
End your day in Bagan and we, MUL will serve for dinner tonight at the outside of the hotel to explore what is Bagan’s nightlife of the ancient pagodas with its brightness.
Bagan – Inle (B, L)
At the morning after check out from the hotel transfer to the airport by car and take the domestic flight to Heho. Welcome by our tour guide at Heho airport and transfer to Pindaya where there have the thousands of Buddha images crammed into the Pindaya Cave. Then head to Inle Lake where situated in Naung Shwe Township. A scenic route on the way to Pindaya and Inle Lake travels through to be a beautiful environment, with a view of mountains and rice fields. We recommend for dinner while sunset at your hotel, floating resort of Inle Lake near Nam Pam village.
Inle – Indein (B, L, D)
Explore the Lake by Boat at Sunrise (or) at your floating hotel in the middle of the Inle Lake. After your breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to visit by boat and soft trek along the rural life of Kyae Paw Khon village and proceed to Indein village where famous for its significant small pagodas located on the western of the lake. Then continue the visit to Inle Lake, the unique environment, lovely and atmospheric Inle Lake and leg rower boat fisherman. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a famous principal shrine with five Buddha images which become the stone shaped by the sheer volume of gold leaf applied by devotees. Producing gold and silverware is a long tradition of Local people here around Inle Lake. And also you can visit weaving from lotus fibres, cheroot making, etc. Today you will discover many local traditional handicrafts and the ways of life there on your private boat which is the best way to experience Inle Lake.
Loaf around at the pleasant restaurant near Inn Paw Khon village where most away from the noise of motorised Boat, feel the sunset there and dinner synchronically with famous local wine.
Inle – Mandalay (B, L, D)
This morning you will have free time before transfer to Heho airport by car and take the domestic flight to Mandalay. Arrival at Mandalay airport our vehicle will pick you up and move to the hotel for check-in.
In the late afternoon, you shouldn’t miss to view outside of the Mandalay Palace and surround, its primary symbol and the heart of Mandalay. Palace itself is located in the middle of the moat and walk along the path of the moat. Then leave for your dinner and we, MUL will serve for dinner tonight at restaurant.
The Program might be adjusted depend on the arrival flight time.
Today is the end of the day in Mandalay and to adjust your international departure time. Car and driver arrange airport transfer and will pick you up at your hotel.
We use excellent and decent hotels for our valuable clients to secure in every condition except under some experiential and local activities. If in case, the mentioned following hotels are not available on your travel dates with the valid reasons, then we will try to maintain alternative hotels which are at the same level.
- Mandalay: 3 nights at Hilton hotel
- Bagan: 2 nights at Bagan Thande hotel
- Inle Lake: 2 nights at Golden Island Cottages
Anyhow, if you do not satisfy the HOTEL we provide though we fitted the prime one in every destination, you are still welcome to address upon your preferences.
Note: If your travel dates are fallen during X’s Mas and New Year, our tour price will be changed with the prior notice. If you have any more question please contact us this email (email@example.com).
We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter place of Pagodas and Religious area.
Trekking shoes should be ready for trekking days and raincoat is suggested if it is raining season ( June – September).
We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.
We have three season in Myanmar, October to February is Winter (cold) season with average temperatures 20-24 C, March to May is Summer (hot) season with average temperatures 30-35 C) and June to September is the Monsoon (rainy) season, with high rainfall and average temperatures 25-30 C.
We offer this tour all year round and the best season to do this tour is Winter season (Oct – Feb).
We offer other travel related service such as domestic flight tickets, hotel bookings, Tour guide services, other transportation services and extension tour packages depend on your request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.