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Colorful Myanmar 8 Days

Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Mandalay – Sagaing – Heho – Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon
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Colorful Myanmar 8 Days
Let Myanmar bewitch you with the fabulous mix of ancient temples and pagodas, breathtaking scenery, floating gardens, and impressive wooden monasteries. From the vibrant Yangon city, we take you to a mythical landscape of Bagan to unlock the hidden treasure packed among over 2000 pagodas. In Mandalay, expect to be mesmerized by setting foot on the sleeping town where you will marvel at the world’s largest Buddhist book. From the breathtaking scenery to the friendly people, Myanmar will excite, intrigue, and blow your heart away.


  • Discover the symbolic Shwedagon Pagoda – the pride of Myanmar & Burmese people
  • Explore the ruin of the world’s largest Buddhist temple: Mingun Paya
  • Enjoy a luxury cruise ship along the Irrawaddy River and behold the majestic sunset
  • Indulge in the tranquility of Inle Lake, meet the friendly and hospitable Intha people and learn more about their daily life.
  • Visit the local’s factory and traditional handicrafts to get an insight into the production of Burmese people.
  • Marvel at some of the most famous temples in Bagan including Shwezigon, Dhammayan Gyi, Ananda, Htilomino pagoda, etc

Tour Itinerary

Mingalabar! Welcome to Yangon. Today, our tour guide will welcome you at the airport. We understand there will be a bit tired after the flight so our driver will quickly transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, we will make the only visit of the day at Bogyoke Market, the largest bazaar in Yangon where you will have a first glimpse at the daily trading of the city-dwellers. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and the gazette holidays). Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Leave Yangon early this morning to take a flight to Bagan. upon arrival, our guide will lead you to Nyaung U Market, the most lively market in Bagan to gaze out at the life of the local people. After that, you will spend the rest of the day exploring the man-made masterpiece of Bagan packed among over 2000 old temples. Your sightseeing may include Ananda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved pagodas, Dhammayan Gyi the largest temple in Bagan, Htilomino a charming red brick temple, Thatbynyu the tallest temple in Bagan, Sulamani the temple with many frescos on the interior and more.

In the late afternoon, make your way to the sunset hill to capture one of the best sunsets in the world. As the sun immerses everything in golden light, sit back and enjoy the laid-back scenery of the peaceful countryside with countless ancient temples. Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Today is an amazing day for you to gain an insight into the local life in the serene villages of Bagan. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at a village where you can have an interesting meeting with the local people. Next, highlight your sightseeing of the day as you get on a horse carriage to slowly pass through the snaking and dusty roads to enter the destinations that cannot be accessed by car.

In the late afternoon, transfer to the jetty where you will embark on a cruise ship down the Irrawaddy River to see the idyllic beauty of the river in sunset time and gaze out at the daily life of the people along the riverside.
Overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Bagan

Say goodbye to Bagan this morning to board a domestic flight to Mandalay, the cultural center of Myanmar. Upon arrival, head to the Mahamuni Pagoda, the second most sacred pagoda next to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon enshrining the great Buddha images. Nothing better than visiting a local workshop of gold leaf, woodcarving, and marble carving. After that, make your next visit to the Golden Palace Monastery to admire the intricated architecture featured on the Buddha images, walls, and roof.

Continue your sightseeing at Kuthodaw pagoda where you will have a chance to witness the largest Buddhist book in the world carved on 729 marble slabs. Finally, fulfill your exciting day at U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world to save your best photos. To marvel at the panoramic beauty of the bridge, let’s take a boat trip to sail around Taungthaman Lake, enjoy a glass of champagne and enjoy the view.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mandalay.

Following your breakfast on a scenic boat trip up the Irrawaddy River reach Mingun, the sleeping town where you will spend the time admiring the second largest intact bronze bell in the world and listening to the story of the construction of the massive unfinished Mingun Paya.

After that, head toward the south to reach Ava, the ancient capital of Burma. Crossing through the Ava Bridge, you will reach the magnificent Sagaing Hill from there you can marvel at the panoramic view of the beautiful river and the surrounding town. A visit to the silverware cottage industry and clay pot making then will introduce you to the traditional handicrafts of the rural dwellers. Before spending the time to watch the sunset at Sagaing Hill, make your visit to a local Nunery to learn about their daily life.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mandalay.

Rise early this morning to take a flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Our driver will wait to transfer you to a boat trip to transfer to the hotel for check-in. After a short break, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, an important religious site in Shan State. Enjoy your stunning boat trip and pass through the endless floating gardens, houses, and wooden monasteries built on stilts.

Our guide will lead you to the local handicraft, silk weaving, wooden handlooms, and traditional blacksmith to gaze out at the production of the region. From there, head to Nampan village to visit a local cheroot factory where Burmese cigars and canoes are made.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.

Power up your wonderful morning with a visit to the local market to soak up the early vibrant atmosphere of the hill tribes wearing colorful outfits and selling their local products. From here get on a boat trip and row through the narrow canal to the ancient village of Indein which is famous for thousands of shrines and old stupas dating back to the 8th century. Enjoy your views around the site and spend your time walking through the colonnade where you will capture various Burmese souvenirs.

After finishing your exploration in the temple, walk toward the village of Pa-Oh people where you will meet the special long neck women who live mainly by weaving and making handicrafts. Spend your time chatting and learning about the story behind the big rings around their neck before returning to Inle Lake. Along the way back, you will capture the most expected image for visitors traveling to Inle: the local Intha fishermen who have been famous for their fishing method using one leg to keep an oar and another leg to stand on the boat. Save your best photos and then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Enjoy your breakfast this morning and your leisure time until the driver comes to pick you up to the airport for a flight to your departure. Trip ends. We hope that you love the suggested itinerary we made for the 8-day Myanmar tour package. Thank you for making your trip 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

  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • All entrance fees
  • Domestic flight tickets (Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay; Mandalay – Heho, Heho – Yangon)
  • Boat excursion to Mingun village
  • Water during the trip

Price excludes

  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person).
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense (phone call, laundry, beverages)

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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  • 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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