If you are thinking about a Myanmar tour, Escape to Luxury Myanmar is a great option for you.

On the trip, you can travel to Yangon, a land full of historical monuments and many famous pagodas such as Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda.

After exploring Yangon, let’s move to Bagan. You will have the best experience here. In Bagan, you will take a luxury cruise trip. Let’s immerse yourself in the natural beauty. Moreover, you will have the experience of riding in a balloon to have a panoramic view and watch the beautiful sunset. 

Continue your Burma tour with Sagaing, where you can visit U Bein Bridge and enjoy the traditional musical performance.

Mandalay should also be highlighted in your itinerary. Mandalay is famous for sacred pagodas such as Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Besides, during the trip, you will have many chances to climb the hills to have the best view and visit many local villages to learn more about the locals’ lives here!

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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Yangon Arrival (Welcome Dinner)

Meals: Dinner

Activities: Fly to Yangon, check in hotel, free to explore the city.

Upon your arrival at Yangon airport, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Check-in at your hotel.

Yangon is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital.

On this day, you have plenty of time to explore the city on your own. Alternatively, you could opt for a refreshing spa treatment.

Lunch on my own account. Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Yangon at Strand Hotel.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Day 2

Yangon sightseeing (B,D)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Activities: Walk to the historic monuments, and visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Kandawgyi lake, and Shwedagon Pagoda.

Today, satisfy your exploration of the best of the city with a full-day excursion. In the morning, you will learn more about the city’s architecture through a delightful walk with an architecture expert who takes you to the historic monuments. It is truly interesting to understand the rich culture of the region through an informative introduction of an architect. Your scenic afternoon journey includes the most well-known destinations.

Make a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter-long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha. Continue onto the tranquil lake of Kandawgyi which was constructed during colonial times, and surrounded by a green, tree-filled park. From here, make your way to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.

The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument 99 meters high. This pagoda has enhanced the beauty of the lake and the garden manifold. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. (Option to travel in a restored antique Chevrolet bus)

Lunch own account. Dinner at Monsoon Restaurant (Indochina Set Menu). Overnight in Yangon at Strand Hotel.

Day 3

Yangon – Bagan (B,L,D)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Fly to Bagan, embark on a luxury cruise ship, visit Htilominlo and Ananda temples, and watch the sunset.

Today, delve into the World Heritage site- Bagan. The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth.

After embarking on your luxury cruise ship, set off the beautiful journey to Bagan which offers you great views of famed monuments including Htilominlo and Ananda. Ananda temple is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of Mon architecture.  Enjoy stunning views over the river as the sun comes to a close before returning to the ship for a welcome dinner.

Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight stay on Sanctuary Ananda.

Day 4

Bagan hot - Air balloon ride and cruising (B, L, D)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Take a balloon flight over the town or practice sunrise meditation at one of the temples, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, embark on the ship, join lectures or demonstrations on board, and watch the sunset.

Another chance for you to explore the best of Bagan awaits. You could make a different journey with the option of taking a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the town in the early morning. Alternatively, start your new day practice sunrise meditation at one of the temples. Learn more about the rich culture of this land through the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda.

The golden Shwezigon Paya in Bagan 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. Embark the ship at midday and set sail north along the Ayeyarwaddy.

Take your time to relax or join the various lectures or demonstrations on board. Enjoy beautiful views over the river at sunset with cocktails served on a mid-river sandbank.

Lunch and dinner on board. Overnight stay on Sanctuary Ananda.

Day 5

Bagan – Mandalay (cruising and touring) (B, L, D)

Meals: N/A

Activities: Join meditation or yoga classes on board, take a horse cart to explore main sites, transfer to Sagaing, visit local silversmiths and textile workshops, watch the sunset on U Bein Bridge, and enjoy a musical performance.

In the early morning, fill up your new day with meditation or yoga classes on board or enjoy the freshness of the atmosphere as the ship sails towards Ava - the ancient capital. The delicious lunch will be followed by a horse cart ride to explore the main sites of the city. Afterward, make your way to Sagaing - which lies 21km southwest of Mandalay on the west bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and Amarapura - one of Myanmar’s former capitals.

Learn about traditional handicrafts through the local silversmiths and textile workshops in these cities before traveling to the world’s longest teak bridge - U Bein Bridge for breathtaking views at sunset. Enjoy a lavish dinner served on a sandbank overlooking Mingun and then take in an interesting traditional musical performance.

Lunch on board and Dinner on the sandbank. Overnight stay on Sanctuary Ananda.

Day 6

Mandalay – Disembark Cruise (B, D)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Activities: Transfer to Mandalay jetty to explore main sites, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, and Kuthodaw pagoda.

In the mid-morning, after arriving at Mandalay jetty, set off your half-day exploration of some main sites of this charming city. Highlights include the impressive Mahamuni Pagoda which houses the Mahamuni Buddha image - the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Continue onto Shwenandaw Monastery - the most significant monastery of Mandalay.

The Shwenandaw is a wonderfully fragile yet grand example of 19th-century Burmese teak architecture and also a significant masterpiece of wood-carving art. Make your way to the nearby pagoda of Kuthodaw which comprises a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs, and several pavilions. The pagoda is also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.

Spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Lunch on my own account. Dinner at the hotel (Western Set Menu). Overnight in Mandalay at Red Canal.

Day 7

Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B,L,D)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Fly to Heho, take a boat to Inle Lake, visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, Phaung Daw Oo Monasteries, and several craft workshops.

Arrive this morning in Heho after a morning flight. Set off your beautiful trip on the majestic Inle Lake. Inle lake is the country's second-largest lake and features floating villages, gardens, various tribes nearby, and fishermen who row with their legs. En route, you will take in beautiful sights of some of the lake’s most renowned sites. Make your way to the Nga Hpe Chaung - an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s.

The monastery is also known for a collection of old Myanmar Buddha images from different areas that are worth seeing. You also visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Monasteries- the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha that are completely covered in gold leaf.

Don’t miss out on several craft workshops located in the middle of the lake, with buildings constructed on stilts to get local souvenirs if you wish. Your memorable private gourmet lunch can be held on a rice barge.

Lunch on a rice boat. Dinner on my own account. Overnight in Inle at Villa Inle.

Day 8

Inle Lake – Indein (B, L)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Activities: Visit a local village, walk along roads, visit Pa-Oh village of Indein, climb the top hill for views, trek to Sae Ma village, and transfer back to the hotel.

The natural beauty of the lake’s shoreline will be discovered in your excursion today. Visit a local village known for its taste of tofu and bean products to see the interesting making process of these products. Take a leisurely walk along sleepy roads, and absorb in the peacefulness of the village. Continue onto the Pa-Oh village of Indein - one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake.

Enjoy a fantastic picnic in the best of nature among the bamboo forests which offer stunning views of the lake. Ascend to the top hill to enjoy beautiful views of the hundreds of stupa ruins and surroundings before trekking another 45-minute walk to Sae Ma village. In the late afternoon, head back to the hotel.

Luxury picnic lunch in a bamboo forest. Dinner on my own account. Overnight in Inle at Villa Inle.

Day 9

Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B, D)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Activities: Free to relax, fly to Yangon.

Today, you have plenty of time to relax at Inle Lake before taking a flight back to Yangon. Upon your arrival in Yangon, enjoy a luxurious dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city.

Lunch on my own account. Farewell Dinner at Le Planteur (full a la carte menu). Overnight in Yangon at Strand Hotel.

Day 10

Yangon Departure (B)

Meals: Breakfast

Activities: Free to go shopping or sightseeing until departing.

Today, you have free time to enjoy last-minute shopping or sightseeing until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.



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