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Jewels of Myanmar

Yangon – Bagan – Mt Popa – Mandalay – Mingun – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Yangon



Jewels of Myanmar – 9 Days
Let your luggage be packed and get ready to experience a remarkable 9-day Myanmar tour. Get Buddhism sense in every corner throughout the country with so many temples, stupas, and monasteries. Travel from Yangon to Bagan to Mandalay and Inle Lake, experience the local life and nature expressed in the most realistic way with the sacredness of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, 3000 ancient temples in Bagan, floating villages and unique leg-rowers in the scenic Inle Lake. Behold the wonderful sunset and leave all the stress behind in every destination you set your feet. The beauty of Myanmar is unique and remains untouched until now.


  • Soak up the bustling atmosphere in the authentic local markets.
  • Gain the magnificent view from the top of the Mt Popa – a sacred religious destination in Myanmar.
  • Get an insight into the architecture, art, and history of Myanmar in each destination you pass.
  • Enjoy the most breathtaking sunsets in Bagan, Inle Lake. Visitting Shwedagon Pagoda, 2000 temples in Bagan, Sunset, Mingun Bell, Inle Lake

Tour Itinerary

Mingalar Bar! Welcome to Myanmar, you will be picked up by our local guide at the airport and quickly transfer to the hotel within 1 hour. Our tour will start in the afternoon with a visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda where you can see the giant reclining Buddha.

The next destination is Kandawgyi Park, one of the greenest spots in Yangon. On the way, following the agenda, we will stop at Karaweik Palace, a royal floating barge with impressive detail and structure. Surely, you can take a lot of beautiful pictures here.

In the evening, you will have a chance to visit the famous golden stupa, Shwedagon Pagoda which is 98 meters high. The most interesting feature about this pagoda is that Shwedagon Pagoda itself incredibly contains 60 tons of pure gold. At the pagoda, you can observe local religious customs and offerings and gain some understanding of Buddhism. From the viewpoint of Shwedagon Pagoda, you are able to enjoy the stunning sunset over the golden decorative layer in every corner. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Depart from Yangon in the early morning, we will be on the flight heading to Bagan. The popularity of Bagan comes from over 2,000 temples located here with historical importance. All the sacred pagodas and nice temples together generate the ancient atmosphere, which increases the beauty of the surrounding scenery more than ever.

After 1 hour on the airplane, we first head to the Nyaung U market to witness the daily life of locals and visit Shwezigon Pagoda which is believed to house Buddha’s bones and teeth. In order to get a panoramic view over Bagan and really feel Bagan, we will move to a higher temple in a few minutes.

Then we arrive at the hotel for check-in and continue visiting many other impressive temples such as Ananda, Htilominlo, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi, and Sulamani also can’t leave out other beauty-hidden temples. In the evening, to get some insight into Myanmar’s traditional souvenirs, we will go to a traditional lacquerware-making workshop. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

From Bagan, today we will reach out for Mount Popa, an inactive volcano with an amazing view and which is believed to be the birthplace of Myanmar Nats (Spirits). At the bottom of the mountain, there are Nat Shrines with 37 different figures and this place is also the main pilgrimage destination for locals.

After visiting Mount Popa, on the way back, our car is going to pay a quick visit to a local palm tree plantation and a local village where tourists can observe daily life and understand Myanmar’s culture.

Then, in the late afternoon, the Irrawaddy River is waiting for you to explore by a pleasure cruise passing riverside villages and temples. Sunset in Bagan is now so attractive and stunning more than ever. Besides, you can choose to take part in some optional activities such as sunrise hot balloon flight, horse cart tour, etc. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

Our destination today will be Mandalay, the last former capital of the Myanmar Kingdom. The first thing we will do is visit Amarapura, the City of Immortality. Inside the City of Immorality, Mahagandaryone Monastery is where you can see the daily life of monks. Next, we will walk through U Bein Bridge which is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. The trip won’t be completed without a visit to Sagaing, the most religious area in the southwest of Mandalay.

Sagaing has over 600 Buddhist monasteries which are Buddhist schools. Besides monasteries, we will also go to pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. On the way, we will stop at the local market, Silverware Cottage Industry, Clay pot making, and Nunnery. We will discover more about the daily life of Buddhist nuns. Finally, our car will return to Mandalay for you to be amazed at the Mahamuni Buddha Image, a bronze Buddha which is stated to be built during the lifetime of Buddha. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

A brand new day has come! And today just enjoy yourself on a pleasant boat ride up the river to Mingun for 1 hour. Once arrived, the visitor will be impressed by the ruins of the vast Mingun Pagoda, the wonderful Hsinbyume Paya, and Mingun Bell. Especially, Mingun Bell is 87 tons in weight and is regarded as the largest intact bronze bell in the world.

Come back to Mandalay on a boat. The afternoon is time for Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery which is famous for its exclusive woodcarvings and gold leaf workshop. Moreover, there is also time for Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains the world’s largest book. The day will end with the sunset in Mandalay Hill to get a panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Move from Mandalay by airplane, we will reach Heho and quickly proceed to Pindaya. The way to Pindaya goes through one of the most densely farmed areas in Myanmar with many fields and plantations, which creates an atmosphere like in central Europe or middle America.

On arrival at Pindaya Limestone Cave, tourists will surely be surprised by 9,000 Buddha images of nearby pilgrims who have sat there for centuries. A quick stop at 250-year-old Banyan trees and then be back to Nyaung Shwe, the entrance of Inle Lake, and check-in hotel. Stay overnight on the Lake..

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.

Today will start with a joyful boat trip on Inle Lake which is known as one of the most beautiful and unique destinations in Asia and somehow is called the “Venice of Asia”. You can find many stilt-housed villages, Buddhist temples, and floating gardens. Local life is right in your eyes: a fisherman is doing his job using a distinctive leg-rowing technique, silversmiths, weavers, and cigar makers. Next, we head to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chuang Monastery which housed a lot of ancient Shan-style Buddha images.

Enjoy your lunch and head to the west of Inle Lake, where we will visit Indein by a small canal. Indein is a Pa-Oh village which is wide-known for its stupa. In total, there are 1,054 stupas from the 17th to the 18th century located on Pa-Oh village’s hill. Just take your time to explore Indein leisurely, wander around the village to see how the local school in Myanmar operates,s or have a hike to the top of the hill and enjoy the cool atmosphere in each corner. Back to your hotel and enjoy your leisure time. Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.

With an early start, we will head to the morning market around Inle Lake to see the diversity of local tribes. The morning market is open every day except for dark moon day and full moon day. Say goodbye to Inle, we will be back to Heho by car and flight back to Yangon.

The rest of the day is on your own to relax and follow your guide to shopping at Bogyoke (Scott) Market (Note that the market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and the gazetted holiday). Stay overnight in Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

The last morning is all for you to explore the city. Then we will transfer to Yangon Airport and leave Myanmar. Have a safe flight and see you next time.

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

  • 08-night hotel accommodation (twin/double share)
  • 8 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 1 Dinner.
  • Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 04 domestic flights
  • Local English-speaking guides.
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • Boat fees in Mingun and Inle Lake

Price excludes

  • International flights to/from Yangon
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa stamp fees.
  • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
  • Bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Tour Options (quoted separately)

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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