The Best of Myanmar Tour

Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Mingun-Kalaw-Inle lake-Yangon

  • Visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and admire Reclining Buddha statues -  one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia
  • Best local access by visiting colorful markets, villages & local houses to see people ways of life.
  • Visit to a diverse selection of the most important and holiest Myanmar pagodas and temples dating back to 11th century
  • Enjoy magnificent sunset view at Bagan, Madalay Hills
  • Boat excursion on Inle Lake and visit Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. 
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Touching down in the former capital of Yangon, you'll encounter a mixture of old and new. Wander past fading colonial buildings, explore Shwedagon Pagoda and discover quiet side streets teeming with character. Then, it's on to Bagan where more than 2000 religious monuments dot the plains.

After seeing the temples, you'll learn to prepare a delicious Burmese curry with a local family. A sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River wraps up your stay in this charming town. Your last destination is the Shan State, an area famous for its fertile soil and diverse ethnic mix.  On the way stop by Mt. Popa, home of Myanmar's mythological spirits, and in the former British hill station of Kalaw.

A scenic journey brings you to the edges of Inle Lake, your last stop before heading back to Yangon. Put your feet up as you cruise across the lake's waters in a typical long-tail motorboat. Pass by villages built on stilts and floating gardens, stopping in to see traditional craftsmen at work and to capture scenes of local life.

Day 1: Yangon-Arrival
Day 2: Yangon-Bagan(B,L))
Day 3: Bagan highlights(B,L)
Day 4: Bagan flight to Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Madalay(B,L)
Day 5: Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay(B,L)
Day 6: Manlalay-flight to Heho-Pindaya-Kalaw(B)
Day 7: Kalaw-Nyaung Shwe Jetty-Inle Lake(B,L)
Day 8: Inle lake-Indein-Inle lake(B,L)
Day 9: Inle-Nyaung Shwe Jetty-Heho-flight to Yangon(B)
Day 10: Yangon- Departure(B)


Day 1: Yangon-Arrival
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our local guide and transfer to your Hotel. Sightseeing starts with Yangon Colonial Style city center. Heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda: its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offering at Pagoda. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and free time at your leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon-Bagan(B,L)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung - U airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel.
We begin a full-day sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple - the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu who was also called the “Kalagya Min or the king killed by the kalas. To finish of the day, experience by local horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Enjoy sunset from the temple then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan highlights(B,L)
Today, we continue to explore Bagan. Visit Payarthonezu Temple Complex, Min Nan Thu Village. Continue on, visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork, Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence, Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes, Apyeyandanar Temple, Lawkannandar temple and enjoy sunset at one of the monuments along Ayeyarwady River.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan flight to Mandalay-Amarapura-Sagaing-Mandalay(B,L)

Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay International Airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then start full day sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Firstly, excursion to Amarapura: Maha Gandayone Monastery – home to several thousand young monks where you can watch the whole monastery having their meal silently, 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop teak posts.
Continue on, excursion coach to Sagaing by passing Ava Bridge; enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill then visit Silversmith & Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive to Mandalay and free at the leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay-Mingun-Mandalay(B,L)

Transfer to Jetty and Excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun about 1hr upper river from Mandala. Visit Mingun Bell: the world largest un-cracked bell, weighing 90 tons and continue Hsinbyume as well as unfinished Pagoda built as one of the world's largest cherish by king Bodaw Paya by traditional styled bullock - cart. After sightseeing sail back to Mandalay. Start excursion tour, visit the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace , which was once king Mindon’s home. Continue will experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious images in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, excellent example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill there are interesting glass-studded temples. Enjoy sunset at Mandalay Hill. Transfer to hotel. Free and leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 6: Malalay-flight to Heho-Pindaya-Kalaw(B)

Check – out hotel and transfer to the airport. Depart for Heho by domestic flight Morning, schedules flight) (30 mins flying). Then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are an display in the various cave chambers. Continue visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Drive to Kalaw (1&1/2 hrs ) – a popular hill staion in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Kalaw.

Day 7: Kalaw-Nyaung Shwe Jetty-Inle Lake(B,L)

Visit the colourful market to see people ways of life. Then visit Christ the King Church – a brick Catholic church and Hnee Paya – features a gold lcaquered bamboo Buddha. Drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake: famous for its unique leg rower (2 & ½ hrs drive). Arrive Nyaung shwe and proceed to Inle lake by local boat and Check-in Hotel. An excursion by boat on Inle Lake, heading to the middle of Inle lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its ( Jumping – Cats Show).
Overnight in Inle.

Day 8: Inle lake-Indein-Inle lake(B,L)
This morning, visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region (on market day only). And then 45 minutes boat trip to Indein to visit Shwe Indein Pagoda complex following a stair path lined up with magnificent columns. Then visit floating gardens and the rest sightseeing.
Overnight in Inle.

Day 9: Inle-Nyaung Shwe Jetty-Heho-flight to Yangon(B)

Morning breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Heho airport depart for Yangon by schedule flight. (Approx: 1 ½ hr flying) and arrive Yangon airport, on the way to Hotel, visit Mahapasana Cave (if open) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge ( A Royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). Check in to your hotel. Afternoon shopping to the the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Overnight at the Hotel. Visit to China Town & Fruit market to see evening life of Yangon. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 10: Yangon- Departure(B)
Morning B’fast at hotel. Free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.

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  • 09 night hotel accommodation based on twin sharing.
  • Transportation Services : Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing, Amarapura, Pindaya, Kalaw, Inle Lake sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • 04 Domestic Flight tickets: Yangon- Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay – Heho, Heho - Yangon as per itinerary.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
  • English Language guide
  • Horse cart fees, Boat Fees in Mingun & Inle, porter ages as per itinerary.
  • All entrance Fees & Zone Fees as per mentioned program
  • Government Tax
  • Service Tax


  • International Air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Tax when Int’l Departure : US & 10.00 per pax
  • Personal Expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc…
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinners)
  • Beverages
  • Additional tour
  • Visa on arrival services

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Myanmar by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Private Local Tour Guide: You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Vietnam Exploration booking will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.
Private Drivers & Vehicle: Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel are provided in the car.​​​​​
Local Flavor Meals: Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Vietnam Exploration booking will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.
Well-Selected Hotels: Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

Thing to bring:
Comfortable clothes for 2 hours seating on Sampan and make you more active for cycling/walking, bring, hat, cap, Suncream, sun glasses, insect repellent are also necessary  because the weather in Myanmar can be very hot in Sumer. It is normally hot in May, June, July, August, September and October.
You should take cash with you because banking system in Myanmar sometimes does not function well. Us Dollar, Euro, Australian Dolla are somtime accepted in Myanmar.
You shoule take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Myanmar in case you get sick.

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for your holiday?
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