Our Myanmar Explorer itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
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Rangoon: Take in the historical and religious sights of Myanmar's largest city
Bagan: Immerse yourself in the Temples of Bagan
Mandalay: Climb Mandalay Hill for stunning sunset vistas
Inle Lake: Watch fishermen glide across this majestic lake
International flights and current taxes
Touring with guides and entrance fees
All meals (9 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 9 dinners)
Day 1: Fly to Yangon
Fly to the vibrant city of Yangon for a two-night stay.
Day 2: Discover Yangon
Head downtown to the Central Post Office from where we will begin our tour. Encompassing the colonial highlights and more traditional architecture, stroll Strand Road and Pansodan jetty. Visit the National Museum before exploring the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda whose huge golden stupa dominates the city’s skyline. The apex of the stupa is studded with hundreds of priceless gems that glint in the sunshine. This is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist site and is purported to have four relics of former Buddhas enshrined within. Enjoy dinner with a cultural show this evening.
Day 3: Fly to Bagan
Fly to Bagan. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, where a replica of Buddha’s tooth is enshrined. Later, visit Htilominlo Temple, Ananda Temple and see craftsmen at work at a lacquerware workshop. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from Aureum Watch-Tower.
Day 4: Mt. Popa
Travel to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano where you will have the chance to ascend to its peak to explore the breathtaking Taung Kalat monastery that is perched there. Visit a toddy palm plantation and take a cruise on the Irrawaddy River to enjoy the sunset. Return to Bagan.
Day 5: Mingun and Ava
Fly to Mandalay and transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Set sail up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to visit one of the world’s largest bells, Hsinbyume Paya, and the imposing Mingun Pagoda. Visit a silk workshop and Kalaga tapestry workshop before finishing the day on Mandalay Hill.
Day 6: Amarapura and Mandalay
Drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Temple, a place of monastic study and home to several thousand young monks. Later, travel to the Sagaing Hills, where you’ll find its forested slopes crowded with temples and pagodas. Continue to the Tha Kya Di Kya nunnery before proceeding to the U Bein Bridge for a sunset boat ride, the best way to really appreciate the world's longest teak bridge!
Day 7: Inle Lake
Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary Intha people, who live on and around the water, and their unique leg rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on its banks.
Day 8: Explore Inle Lake
Transfer by boat to the western shore of the lake to explore the crumbling Shwe Indein Pagoda complex. Walk to a nearby village to see the locals farming with traditional techniques. Pass through the rice fields to Saema to meet the friendly villagers.
Day 9: Yangon Night Markets
Return to Heho to fly to Yangon. Upon arrival, browse the famous Bogyoke market to pick up any last minute souvenirs. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon visit to Botataung Pagoda. This evening, stroll around Chinatown.
Days 10 11: Yangon to Australia
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.