Cultural Highlights of Myanmar 10 Days

Cultural Highlights of Burma - Bannar

This tour includes the highlights of Myanmar and a few off-the-beaten path destinations.

Your tour starts in Yangon. With your private driver and guide, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot high golden Buddhist pagoda and the city’s most stunning landmark. You will also visit the National Museum and Scott Market. Get a chance to tour around the neighborhoods that epitomize Yangon’s British, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and indigenous influences.

Next, drive to the Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo, an enormous, golden boulder perched on the peak of a mountain’s summit. The shrine at the top is believed to contain a strand of Buddha’s hair.

Your next destination is Bago, the Mon Kingdom’s 15th century capital, to visit the highly respected Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myanmar’s tallest pagoda. Also, get a chance to visit the 55-foot long Buddha, Shwethalyaung Buddha.

Your next destination is Bagan, where thousands of temples and pagodas stretch across miles of plains. Climb into the thousand year old temples and get a glimpse of Burma’s ancient past. The structures were constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was at the center of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Discover the ancient history of Bagan by looking at the carvings on the layered facades, Buddhist statues, and the paintings in their interior.

Visit Inle Lake, the Inthas residence, and get on a canoe to explore the lake’s canals. Row through stilted villages and understand how the locals cultivate crops on reed islands. In Pindaya, explore limestone caves to wonder at more than 8,000 statues of Buddha set on the stalagmites. Go to local villages to shop for local products such as textiles, lacquerware, or ceramics. In Dein provides guests with a spectacular view of ancient pagodas overlooking the lake.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Start City : Yangon
    Departure city: Yangon
    Route: Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake
    Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
    Departure: Daily, upon your request
    Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

    Day 1     Arrive Yangon
    Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 2     Yangon – Kyaiktiyo
    Private excursion to the Golden Rock
    Day 3     Kyaiktiyo – Yangon
    Return to Yangon via Bago for one-night stay
    Day 4     Yangon – Bagan
    Transfer and flight to Bagan for two-night stay. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
    Day 5     Bagan
    Full-day private touring in Bagan. Optional excursion to Mt. Popa
    Day 6     Bagan – Pindaya – Inle Lake
    Transfer and flight to Heho. Visit Pindaya caves en route to Inle Lake for three-night stay
    Day 7     Inle Lake
    Private touring around Inle Lake
    Day 8     Inle Lake
    Private touring around Inle Lake, In Dein, and local villages
    Day 9     Inle Lake – Yangon
    Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 10     Depart Myanmar
    Private airport transfer

    Hotel list for First Class standard:
    Yangon:     The Governor’s Residence or The Strand
    Kyaiktiyo:     Golden Rock Hotel
    Bagan:     Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort or Aureum Palace
    Inle Lake:     Inle Princess Resort