Highlights of Myanmar

10 day Small Group Tour - from £1660

The highlights of Myanmar tour takes you on a journey through this enchanting land, taking in the main city Yangon, the historical heartland around Mandalay and Bagan and finishing at the beautiful Inle Lake.

Highlights:

  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Temples Of Bagan
  • Irrawaddy River Cruise
  • Sagaing Hills
  • Inle Lake
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Your Itinerary

Days 1: Yangon (Rangoon)

On arrival in Yangon transfer to your hotel for free time before your welcome dinner, a chance to meet your tour leader and travelling companions.

Hotel: Summit Parkview, Yangon
Meals: None

Day 2: Yangon (Rangoon)

A walking tour of the city reveals the majestic British-colonial architecture and the Sule Pagoda. Wander through the Indian and Chinese quarters for a look at local life. Watch the sun sink behind the Shwedagon Pagoda – the golden spire that dominates the city’s skyline.

Hotel: Summit Parkview, Yangon
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 3: Mandalay

After breakfast take a morning flight to Mandalay. Visit the lively jade market buzzing with traders and workers cutting and polishing jade. Wander through the backstreets to reveal a number of cottage industries operated by the same families for generations. This afternoon visit the Royal Palace and Shwe Nandaw Kyuang. At Kuthodaw Pagoda marvel at the ‘World’s Largest Book’ with over 700 stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.

Hotel: Yadanapon Dynasty Hotel, Mandalay
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 4: Mandalay

At Sagaing Hill, see hundreds of white-washed pagodas, with over 3,000 monks and nuns, this is widely regarded as the religious centre of Burma. Here, a trip to a local nunnery to share lunch with the nuns is a highlight for many travellers. Wander along a 200-year-old U-Bein bridge, which is made of teak and spans over two kilometres, offering fabulous views over the countryside.

Hotel: Yadanapon Dynasty Hotel, Mandalay
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Days 5: Irrawaddy River

Board a local boat for a full day cruise on the mighty Irrawaddy River. Sit back and relax as you observe oxen working in the fields, water buffalo wallowing in the mud, golden pagoda spires and villagers bathing in the river. Arrive in Bagan as the sun sets and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Thazin Garden, Bagan
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 6: Bagan

The city is famous for plains filled with literally thousands of beautiful temples. A full day of exploring Bagan includes Shwezigon Pagoda and the famous Ananda temple, before visiting Minnathu Village for an insight into local life. See the imposing 12th century Dhammayazika Paya and then discover the local handicrafts of wood carving and lacquer at a workshop. End the day with a sunset view of Bagan from atop a beautiful terraced pagoda.

Hotel: Thazin Garden, Bagan
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 7: Inle Lake

Your morning flight brings you to Heho. Explore the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and enjoy some free time, before your cruise on Inle Lake. Discover the fascinating floating gardens, which rise and fall with the tides to avoid flooding and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary. Explore a cheroot factory, where typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.

Hotel: Inle Resort
Meals: 1 Breakfast

Day 8: Inle Lake

Continue your exploration of Inle Lake with a visit to the morning market, where you can meet local hill tribe people who gather from the surrounding area, and explore a local village and beautiful ruined ancient stupas. Later cruise along foliage cloaked canals to the lakeside village of In Dein where you will explore the ancient stupas Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Paya.

Hotel: Inle Resort
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Days 9: Yangon (Rangoon)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon. On arrival at your hotel you will have the rest of the day free to explore, before attending a farewell dinner later that evening.

Hotel: Summit Parkview
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 10: Farewell

The morning is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

10 day Small Group Tour - from £1660

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The tour departs on selected Saturdays excluding Apr-Sep. All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

Your Touring Experience

First class small group touring with the company of others as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Four domestic flights
  • Maximum 16 passengers in the group
  • Western tour guide based on minimum 10 travellers

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