Highlights of Burma 9 Days

Highlights of Burma - Bannar

This private tour around Myanmar includes the country’s most well-known destinations. You will have your own driver and guide and the accommodation throughout the tour is at the best hotels that the country offers.

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.

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 local villages and markets. If you want to, hop on a hot air balloon and ride over the temples as the sun peeks out of the skies. On another evening, ride a horse-drawn carriage through the ancient streets and temples of Bagan when the sun sets. Another destination while in Bagan is Mt. Popa, a destination for pilgrims for more than 700 years. Mt. Popa is believed to be the residence of Burma’s powerful and mysterious nats, also known as Burmese spirits associated with nature.

Continue your journey to famous Mandalay, the cultural hub of Burma. Tour markets and craft districts in the city or catch a procession of monks in the silk making center in Amarapura. Visit ancient ruins and pagodas in Sagaing, Ava, and Mingun while in Mandalay.

Next, visit Inle Lake, residence of the Inthas, and tour the resplendent countryside. Ride a canoe through Inle Lake’s canals, row through floating villages, and discover how the Intha cultivate crops on reed islands. Go to local products villages to buy unique lacquerware, textiles, ceramics, and visit In Dein, where ancient pagodas stand above the lake. Get a taste of local wine by visiting a local vineyard.

Spend your last night in Yangon before leaving Myanmar.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Start City: Yangon
    Departure city: Yangon
    Route: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake
    Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
    Departure: Daily, upon your request
    – Extendable with optional tours from Yangon
    BRIEF ITINERARY:
    Day 1     Arrive Yangon
    Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 2     Yangon – Bagan
    Transfer and flight to Bagan for two-night stay. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
    Day 3     Bagan
    Full-day private touring in Bagan. Optional excursion to Mt. Popa
    Day 4     Bagan – Mandalay
    Transfer and flight to Mandalay for two-night stay. Private touring in Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing and Mandalay
    Day 5     Mandalay
    Full-day private touring in Mandalay and Mingun
    Day 6     Mandalay – Inle Lake
    Transfer and flight to Inle Lake for two-night stay
    Day 7     Inle Lake
    Private touring around Inle Lake and In Dein
    Day 8     Inle Lake – Yangon
    Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 9     Depart Myanmar
    Private airport transfer
    What’s Includes:
    • 4 Domestic flights:Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay – Inle Lake, Inle Lake – Yangon.
    • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
    • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
    • Service of English speaking guides in every location
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    What’s Excludes:
    • International flights
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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