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A Touch To the Heart of Burma

Yangon – Hpa An – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Bagan – Pakokku – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw – Mandalay
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A Touch To the Heart of Burma – 21 Days
A beautiful country used to be restricted to the outside world, Myanmar now is a wonderful destination in Asia for its allure revealing in golden pagodas, dusty landscapes, and stunning pristine beaches. Together with the outstanding sites, Myanmar also a fantastic spot for adventure travelers to set foot on the unnamed roads, row through the snaking river, and have interesting talks with the ethnic tribes. Covering the main trekking paths throughout the country, this adventure tour to Myanmar is expected to bring you a journey of a lifetime adventure.


  • Witness the fascinating colonial architecture in Yangon.
  • Get a horse carriage & explore the great treasure of Bagan.
  • Take an amazing bike tour around the cultural city of Mandalay.
  • Enjoy a stunning boat trip around Inle Lake, and discover the life of Intha – native people who live hundred years on the lake
  • Experience the authentic local life of Burmese people in the countryside of Hsipaw
  • Visit the outstanding pagodas of Myanmar including Shwedagon Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, etc.

Tour Itinerary

Mingalaba! Welcome to Myanmar!
Today, welcomed by our tour guide at the airport, then picked up by the driver to transfer to the hotel for check-in. Have a short rest and then start your amazing Yangon city tour as you proceed from the hotel through the historical building of the city. You will have a chance to marvel at the fascinating architecture that cannot be found anywhere in Asia. Passing by Mahabandula Park, stop at the Sule Pagoda for a visit to the oldest pagoda in the country dating back to a thousand years ago. Afterward, head to Chinatown, one of the most vibrant streets in Yangon where you will see many street food vendors. Stroll along the street to have an interesting talk with the locals before visiting Synagogue.

Next, drive to Karaweik Hall on the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake for taking some photos at one of the most impressive landmarks in Yangon. Complete your first amazing day in Shwedagon Pagoda – the most glorious Buddhist religious site in Yangon that attracts a huge number of visitor each year for its architecture & devotion to Buddhism. Overnight in Yangon.
Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Take a scenic drive this morning to Hpa An – the beautiful city that is home to the Kayin people. Lies on the bank of Thanlwin River, Hpa An is an energetic, friendly town that possesses heart-touching attractions around the countryside. Along the way to Hpa An, approach the authentic life and culture of the local people in a tranquil forest and farm. A stop at Bayin Nyi Cave and hot spring will also include before upon Hpa An.

First transfer to the hotel for check-in and then ready for a trip to Shwe Yin Hmayaw Pagoda, Kyauk Kalap Monastery where the column or rock standing sheer out of the lake making this monastery become one of the most favorite photo spots in Hpa An. Overnight in Hpa An.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa An.

Today is an amazing day to let you explore other attractions of Hpa An. Get up early this morning, and proceed to Lumbini Garden & Mount Zwekabin to admire the tallest of a chain of limestone mountains with 2372 feet high that is crowned by a stupa. The legend said that this place enshrines the hair of the Buddha. Manage to come here before 11 am to witness the feeding of the mountain’s monkeys.

Next, head to Kawgne Cave to witness the hidden gallery of 7th-century artwork. Entering the cave, expect to be overwhelmed by thousands of Buddha images and carving on the wall. There is a headless carving of an elegant torso inside the cave that is believed to be the queen who donated some images to the pagoda. From here proceed to Saddar Cave, a breathtaking huge cave to visit a pagoda inside that contains many Buddha images. Before returning to the hotel, head to another famous cave in Kayin State for a short sightseeing. Overnight in Hpa An.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa An

Say goodbye to Hpa An this morning to return to Yangon. Then your time is at leisure at the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

This morning is free until the departure comes. Transfer to the bus station for a drive to Kalaw. Move to the hotel for check-in as you reach the town.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hotel in Kalaw

Today is a full day to take a Kalaw tour. This morning, proceed to Pindaya cave which is famous for its magnificent limestone caves and thousands of golden images of Buddha. Along the way, you will have a chance to visit an ancient village to have an interesting meeting with friendly locals and learn more about their traditional weaving, bamboo mats, and broom making.
After visiting the cave, take a trip toward the west of Pindaya to visit other impressive caves. From the base of the hill, keep moving to the entrance and you will discover countless Buddha effigies.
Take time to stroll around before moving back down the hill to visit a local craft shop where people make paper and umbrellas from mulberry trees. Spend time chatting with them and learning more about their work before transferring back to the hotel in Kalaw.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 7 delivers you an amazing experience as you spend the first day of 3 days trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake. Get up early this morning, your trekking route begins after breakfast at the hotel. Passing through the breathtaking scenery of Palaung, Danu, Pao, and Taung Yoe villages. Your guide will teach you interesting information about the village and show you the people’s traditional way of life.

Lunch will be served in Hinkhagon a Palaung village. After that, continue your trekking route through the plantation of tea leaves, coffee, cordial leaves, Mustard, Ginger, Malt Rice, etc. About late afternoon you will reach Shabin, a typical Danu village with a 12th-century old wooden monastery. Overnight in the village.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in village

Today, continue your amazing journey with a 7-hour trek. Passing through the lush banana, orange, jackfruit, and avocado gardens in the region. Along the route, you will have an opportunity to see the beautiful crabapple trees together with some shady Banyan trees. Enjoy a cozy lunch at Pawke a Pao village before continuing to take your trekking tour to Teetain, a typical Pao village. Along the way, you will catch the image of the plantation, especially ginger. Enjoy dinner and overnight in the village.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in village

Start your exciting morning of day 9 with 5 hours of trekking to Inle Lake. Passing by a beautiful bamboo forest where you can listen to the sound of swaying wind. Continue trekking, you will reach the Thandaung village which will captivate your soul with its peaceful aura and breathtaking scenery.

Enjoy a warm lunch in the village and have a short break. In the afternoon, embark on a boat trip to the hotel in Inle Lake. Upon arrival, check-in and be free for the rest of the day.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

You are staying in the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar! Today, enjoy a stunning boat trip around Inle Lake and pass through the exotic floating houses, gardens, and monasteries. Stop and explore the lotus silk weaving in Inpawkon Village before visiting the majestic Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Along your way, you will catch the most iconic image of Inle Lake: the Intha fishermen who are well-known for their leg-rowing methods.

Your boat trip then takes you to the ancient village of Indein where you will have a chance to walk among thousands of ancient stupas in different sizes and colors. Some of them are said to be built from the 14th to 18th century. Take time to walk along the colonnade and gaze out at some souvenir shops before returning to the lake. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.

After breakfast, say goodbye to Inle Lake to board a flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Get up early this morning, the driver will come to pick you up to transfer to a temple in the region to enjoy the sunrise. Bagan sunrise is considered one of the best sunrises in the world that you should admire at least once in your lifetime. Next, there are two options for you today:
Option 1: Bagan sightseeing by bike
If you hope to explore the alluring beauty of Bagan your way, traveling on a bike is the best choice. Your biking tour will cover the most popular temples & pagodas in Bagan including Shwezigon, Anananda, Dhammayan Gyi Pagoda, etc. You can stop at any spot you want for sightseeing and taking photos.
Option 2: Bagan sightseeing on an exotic horse carriage
If you love to see Bagan from a different perspective, you can choose to get on a horsecart ride and let it take you through the dusty path and charming temples. From the horse carriage, you are able to enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the rural area your way.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

This early morning, transfer to the jetty to embark on a boat to reach Pakoukku. Your driver will wait for you at Pakoukku jetty as you arrive. After that, quickly moved to the hotel to check in and have a rest. Overnight in Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Your exciting morning of day 14 starts with a scenic drive to Pyin Oo Lwin for a full day of sightseeing. Lies at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, Pyin Oo Lwin enchants the heart of visitors with its pleasant weather in all year round. The flower city has renowned for its fascinating colonial buildings, eucalyptus, pine forest & silver oak. As you reach Pyin Oo Lwin, head to the National Landmark Garden to visit the ancient cultural edifices, caves, pagodas and temples, and the surrounding natural scenery.

Next, move toward the north to visit the Chinese Vegetarian Temple to observe the traditional Chinese architecture with ornate stucco dragons and rock gardens. Later, fulfill your first-day sightseeing in Pyin Oo Lwin with a visit to the Pwe Kauk Waterfall – a breathtaking destination where you can soak u the cool water and enjoy the cool fresh air and gaze out at the small stupa on the top of the waterfall. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin

Following your breakfast this morning with a stunning trip to Hsipaw by train. Located high on the hill of Shan State, the charming and laid-back Hsipaw draws people’s attention with its tranquil ambiance, traditional buildings, and amazing trekking route. Upon arrival at Hsipaw, transfer to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at leisure let you free to enjoy the peaceful aura of the region.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw

Highlight this morning with a visit to the local market to get a glimpse at the daily life of the local and then drive to Shan shoulder bag factory. Overnight in Hsipaw.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw

Power up your morning at Hsipaw with a boat trip to ride upstream for an exploration of the valley, mountain, and fruit plantation along the river. Your breathtaking boat trip will take you to the old Tai (Shan) Monastery after 45 minutes to visit the monastery which is 150 years old stay alone in the forest. Spend time to discover the monastery before returning to your boat trip to continue riding up to the river confluence. Stop at a Shan village to gaze out at the typical houses that are surrounded by a small verdant garden before going back to your hotel. Overnight in Hsipaw.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw

Say goodbye to Hsipaw this morning to take a drive to Mandalay – the city of cultural heritage that ensure to bring you many amazing experiences. Upon arrival in Mandalay, transfer to the hotel for check-in and enjoy your leisure time for the rest of the day.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Begin your fantastic morning with a visit to the sacred Mahamuni Pagoda which enshrines an impressive golden Buddha image that is said to be the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Afterward, learn about the production of gold leaf, wood carving, and marble carving from the local artisan at a local workshop. Highlight your morning sightseeing with a visit to the Golden Palace Monastery (also known as the Shwesandaw Monastery which is famous for its intricated design and carving. Continue your trip to seek the largest Buddhist book in the world carved on 729 marble slabs at Kuthodaw Pagoda. The ancient Burmese script on each stone will dare any foreigners to read!

Complete your biking tour around Mandalay with the final visit to U Bein Bridge – a unique site in Burma and also the longest teak bridge in the world. Overnight in Mandalay.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Today, enjoy your free time on your own.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel this morning and wait until the driver comes to pick you up to transfer to the airport for a departure flight. Trip ends. We hope that you love this 21-day Myanmar vacation.
Thank you for traveling with us!

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: n/a.

Important Note*

  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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  • The price would vary depending on the group size, grade of hotel. Please contact us or book the tour for price in details.
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • 18 Nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • 2-night basic accommodation at Village trekking house.
  • Entrance Fees in all places mentioned above
  • Mountain bike rental fees in Bagan and Mandalay
  • 2 VIP Bus tickets (Yangon-Kalaw and Hispaw -Mandalay)
  • 1 train tickets from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsibaw
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • 1 Domestic air ticket (Inle – Bagan)
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide in each city (except day at leisure)
  • Government tax & Service charges

Price excludes

  • Meals & Drinks (Lunch & Dinner)
  • 10 US$ for international airport tax
  • International Flight tickets
  • Other personal expenses
  • Myanmar visa. You can apply online via this website

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 25% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 35% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 14 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 35% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double room with two adults

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Yangon Grand United Hotel SuleShangri-la Hotel The Governor's Residence
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Kalaw Hill Top Villa Hotel Royal Kalaw Hills Resort Royal Kalaw Hills Resort
Inle Lake Amazing Nyaungshwe Pristine Lotus Inle Resort Aureum Palace Hotel
Ngapali Pleasant View Resort Jade Marina Resort& Spa SandowayResort


  • Depending on your budget, you can choose a suitable hotel category.

  • Early checking/late checkout are not included and you can change the to any other hotels  and room type if required. Additional charge/discount will be made accordingly.

  • The list of hotels are used for our all tour itineraries in Myanmar.

  • Different hotels might be selected depending on your request.

  • Our tour price includes the ROH room at the hotel. If any special request, please let us know in advance. Surcharge is applied for higher room type.

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