Magic of Myanmar Tour

  • $ The Magic of Myanmar
  • Beds: Please see itinerary
  • Baths: Moderate
  • Sq Ft: 2+

The Magic of Myanmar

Yangon • Heho • Inle Lake • Bagan • Mandalay

Tour Highlights

  • Take an interactive tour of Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Explore Inle Lake by private motorboat and view the Floating Gardens.
  • Visit a “pagoda forest” at the ruins of Indein.
  • Bike through the beautiful scenery and ancient temples of Bagan.
  • Shop at local crafts markets and see where Pakkoku blankets are made.
  • Tour the snake temple in Paleik.

Trip Detail

  • Itinerary
  • Day 1: US–Yangon

    Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel.

    This evening, you are welcomed to Myanmar with a traditional welcome banquet at the colonial-style restaurant, the House of Memories.

    Accommodations: Kandawqyi Palace Hotel
    Meals Included: D

  • Day 2: Yangon–Heho

    This morning, visit Proximity Designs, an organization founded 13 years ago in collaboration with Stanford’s design school. Here, Burmese designers and architects create products and services that benefit rural communities. Meet with some of the staff and learn about their work and current projects.

    Learn what’s behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda. During this interactive half day tour, we take you behind the scenes and show you the full history of the pagoda, the daily lives of the people, and a deeper insight in the Buddhist religion as well as how their spiritual beliefs are mixed with the belief in Nats – the Myanmar spirits. Starting from the bottom of the hill and passing the workshops, markets, and monasteries, the tour includes a traditional Burmese breakfast, offerings to the monks and the pagoda, a visit to a local fortune teller, and a Burmese lunch.

    Later this afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight to Heho.

    Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel on the shores of Inle Lake.

    Accommodations:  Sanctum Inle Resort
    Meals Included: B,L

  • Day 3: Inle Lake

    After breakfast at the hotel, take a tour of Inle Lake in the southern Shan State. Inle Lake is a vast natural lake surrounded by traditional Shan villages. On the lake itself, the Intha people have been living for many centuries in village built entirely on stilts above the water.

    Today explore the lake by private motorboat and discover the natural beauty of the area, Visit the floating gardens, see some of the famous leg rowers, and have some tea at a local family’s house. On and around the lake, traditional markets are held in different villages according to a 5-day rotating schedule and you will visit a colorful market frequented by the Shan and Pao people living nearby. We will also do visit to a local house where cheroot (Burmese cigars) are made, the floating tomato gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, traditional lunch at an Intha house, and visit a weaving factory.

    Accommodations: Sanctum Inle Resort
    Meals Included: B,L

  • Day 4: Heho–Bagan

    After breakfast, travel south of Inle Lake to the ruins of Indein. Partly covered by vegetation, the area looks like a “pagoda forest”. We will walk about 1 hour to enjoy a fantastic view over the lake. A home-made lunch is served in a local house. We continue towards the Nam Pan village for a tour by small canoe.

    Transfer to Heho airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodations: The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
    Meals Included: B,L

  • Day 5: Bagan

    Bagan is thought to be more beautiful than Angkor Wat; not just because of each temple’s stunning architecture but also for the lack of the tourist hordes. Surrounded by a magnificent landscape of ancient temple ruins that spread between toddy palms and bamboo huts, Bagan is the perfect place to explore by bike. Your guide will show you some of the most spectacular sceneries of ancient temples and the best of all is that you can stop any time, any minute to take some beautiful pictures!

    Accommodations: The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
    Included Meals: B,L

  • Day 6: Bagan

    An ideal excursion on your second day in Bagan when you feel like you have seen most of the temples (or at least enough) and also want to discover a bit more of the Myanmar country side.

    We go by private car to Kyauk Gu Ohnmin cave temple that rarely sees foreign visitors, continue to Pakkoku and visit a local slipper factory, the market and see where the famous Pakkoku blankets are made.

    A private boat is ready for you at the jetty in Pakkoku for a leisurely 2 hour trip downriver while lunch is being served on board. In the afternoon your guide and driver will show local village life in the dry zone and we will visit later in the day a lacquer ware workshop in Myinkaba village.

    Accommodations: The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
    Meals Included: B,L

  • Day 7: Bagan–Mandalay

    After breakfast, transfer to Bagan airport for your flight to Mandalay.

    On arrival, visit the temple ruins of Paleik.

    This is an ideal excursion in the morning. The snake temple in Paleik is known for the 3 pythons sleeping at the Buddha statue that are being washed and fed daily by local worshipers. Lesser known are the ancient temple ruins in the same area, many of them over 200 years old and partly overgrown by vegetation. It’s a sort of “mini Bagan” and you probably find yourself alone, feeling like the first foreigner ever to discover this place, surrounded by temples. After visiting Paleik we continue to your end destination.

    In the afternoon, continue exploring the area with visits to the local pagodas and temples. Finally climb Mandalay Hill for a sunset view overlooking the city.

    Accommodations: Rupar Mandalar Resort
    Meals Included: B

  • Day 8: Mandalay–US

    Enjoy a morning o leisure then after lunch, transfer to the Mandalay airport for your flight home or continue onto one of our post-tour excursions.
    Meals Included: B,L

Dates and PricesInclusionsExtension Tours

Pricing starts at:

$3,095 per person, Double Occupancy
$XXXX Single Supplement

Roundtrip International Air is not included. For pricing, please contact Airtreks at 415-977-7136 or at china-advocates@airtreks.com.

Main Tour Includes:
• Double occupancy accommodations s • All meals listed in itinerary • Standard airport arrival and departure transfers • All sightseeing, entertainment, and cultural activities listed in itinerary  • All air and ground transportation as described in the itinerary • English-speaking local tour guides

Not Included: Domestic U.S. and international airfare • Medical expenses and immunizations • Gratuities • Passport & Visa expenses • Meals not included in the tour • Excess baggage charges • Travel insurance • Liquor, wine, & beer, and other items of a personal nature

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Address:Custom Tour, Family
State:Yangon, Mandalay
Zip Code:Private coach, airplane
MLS:8
Square Feet:2+
Bedrooms:Please see itinerary
Bathrooms:Moderate
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