from $0
Book Now

The Trail of Myanmar

Yangon – Bagan – Mt Popa – Mandalay – Mingun – Heho – Loikaw – Inle Lake – Yangon
Very Good



The Trail of Myanmar – 10 Days
Myanmar, a Buddhist country will leave you a mixed feeling deep inside. Head for this amazing adventure tour in Myanmar to travel from the mainland Yangon, the former royal capital where a lot of Buddhist pagodas are located to tribe village, you can really feel Burmese hospitality, warm welcome, and unique traditional custom. Inle Lake is a distinctive natural beauty on Myanmar, a must stop to go. In this 10-day journey, we deliver you an authentic Myanmar which is more than you have expected.


  • Visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Karaweik Palace, Shwedagon Pagoda
  • To the Nyaung U market to witness the daily life of locals and visit Shwezigon Pagoda
  • Visiting many other impressive temples such as Ananda, Htilominlo, Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi, and Sulamani
  • Visiting Mount Popa, explore by a pleasure cruise passing riverside villages and temples. Sunset in Bagan.
  • Visit Amarapura- the City of Immortality, to U Bein Bridge, Mahamuni Buddha Image
  • The vast Mingun Pagoda, the wonderful Hsinbyume Paya, and Mingun Bell, Mandalay Palace
  • Kayan tribe Villages: ladies’ brass rings covering their extraordinarily long necks. Visit a local musician’s house, Kayah’s traditional house, and try on a Kayah dress..
  • Inle Lake is one of the most favorite destinations for tourists. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery.

Tour Itinerary

Mingalar Bar! Welcome to Myanmar! you will be picked up by our friendly guide at the airport and quickly transfer to the hotel within 1 hour.
Our tour will start in the afternoon with a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where you can see the giant reclining Buddha image. 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, we will go to a traditional lacquerware-making workshop to get some insight into Myanmar’s traditional souvenirs. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.

From Bagan, today we will reach out to 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: Overnight at 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, Mahagandayon Monastery is where you can see the daily life of monks. Next, transfer to U Bein Bridge which is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Here let’s take a boat trip and sail through the bridge to capture its fantastic beauty. 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 in 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 the boat. The afternoon is time for Mandalay Palace, the residence of the last Burmese King, and 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, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight at Mandalay

Today we will leave Mandalay early in the morning for Heho. On arrival, it takes us 8 hours to reach the capital of Kayah State by car. On 225km road, you will encounter so many paddy fields, which reflect a local sense here. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in Pin Luang Village and continue moving to Loikaw until the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Loikaw.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight in a Loikaw.

The first thing we will do in Loikaw visits the colorful local market where you can see people from different tribes with their traditional clothes. Then drive to Pan Pet Village, visitors will be impressed by Kayan tribe ladies’ brass rings covering their extraordinarily long necks. Explore the village and the surrounding on a short trek following our local tour guides. Our guide will take you to the Kayhtobo site and Hunting Shrine in order to give you a common sense of local beliefs and spiritual life.

In the afternoon, it’s time for you to experience the local life of Kayah: visit a local musician’s house, Kayah’s traditional house, and try on a Kayah dress. You can also find some really good local handicrafts by the way. Transfer back to Loikaw and enjoy the sunset view over Loikaw from Taungwe Zedi hill. Stay overnight in Loikaw.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Loikaw

This morning will start with a visit to Pohperyone, a Buddhist teaching monastery. Nowadays, there are about 500 monks are studying here. Next, move to Phekhone Town and transfer to the boat in Phekhone Lake where you will be blown away by the breathtaking land space along Bilu Creek.

Spend a few minutes at Sagar Village and explore the 108 “sunken” stupas of Sagar. These stupas have existed from the 16th – 17th century although they are partially underwater for a few months of the year. Immerse yourself in minority culture and the traditional lifestyle of the ethnic group in the village. At a moment, you realize yourself so small among the untouched nature. Enjoy yourself on the boat to Inle Lake and transfer back to the hotel in the evening.
Stay overnight in Loikaw.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Loikaw

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. Inle Lake is one of the most favorite destinations for tourists all around the world with stilt-housed villages, island-bound Buddhist temples, and floating gardens.

The local life is presented right in front of your eyes and surely you will be amazed by fishermen’s led-rowing technique on their boats, cottage industries like silversmiths, weavers, and cigar makers. By the way, we will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery which contains a collection of ancient Shan-style Buddha images. In the evening transfer to the Heho Airport for your flight to Yangon. Stay overnight in Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Leisurely spend your time exploring the city by yourself in the morning with our car and guide. Then transfer to Yangon Airport. Tour ends. We hope that you love the itinerary and service we offer.
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)

Price & Inclusion

Hotel category Private Tour
2 – 4 pax 5-8 pax 9+ pax
3* Hotels US$ US$ US$
4* Hotels US$ US$ US$
5* Hotels US$ US$ US$
Book Now


  • 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

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

Price excludes

  • International flights to/from Yangon
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
  • Meals & drinks (not offered in the itinerary).
  • 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

Customer Reviews

tripadvisor logologologo

Write your review
5 star ratingA most reliable travel agency My wife and I have travelled extensively around the world for several decades now. We plan our own itineraries, travel alone and avoid organised tour groups. However when we decided to visit Myanmar we had very little time to make... read more
MKBB Avatar
5 star ratingAmazing 8 days in Myanmar! My husband and I took the 8 day Myanmar Private Tour. From the moment Spring picked us up at the airport we knew we were in good hands. Everything was perfectly planned and went very smoothly. We... read more
Gatordogs Avatar
5 star ratingUm pais que mistura tradição, cultura e amor A viagem dos sonhos. A antiga Birmânia é o destino mais exótico, selvagem e inexplorado que visitei até hoje. Um país difícil ainda de recorrer, mas não por isso menos instigante. Recomendo fazer a viagem de forma independente, já que... read more
Enrique Rodríguez Flores Avatar
Enrique Rodríguez Flores
5 star ratingE-Travel Myanmar, Service with a capital We wanted to travel around Myanmar for 4 weeks, but didn't want to spend too much time arranging everything on the spot. A few months in advance, we made our wishes, requirements and a possible route known to E-Travel Myanmar.... read more
Jan_01234567 Avatar
5 star ratingMingalabar!!! We (4 friends) were looking for a tailor made travel to Myanmar. After several evaluations with travel agencies in Portugal and in Myanmar local market, we have decided to travel with Indochinatreks Myanmar. Excellent decision!! Soe Soe was our local... read more
FVentura357 Avatar
5 star ratingMagic in Myanmar I had an email conversation back and forth with Aung the travel consultant of Etravel He came up with a perfect itinerary for our 8 days, and revised it to our requests.We generally like independent travel, but this was so... read more
MeiteM Avatar
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • >
View More

Write a review

from $0

Our Suggested Hotels in Myanmar

Cities 3* Hotels 4* hotels 5* Hotels
Yangon Grand United Hotel SuleShangri-la Hotel The Governor's Residence
Bagan Floral Breeze Hotel Bagan Thande Hotel Aureum Palace Hotel
Mandalay ShweIngyinn Hotel Mandalay HillResort Mandalay HillResort
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.

Required field