Classic Myanmar

11 days Mandalay - Ayeyarwady River Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon

From $ 1699 USD/pax
From $ 1699 USD
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4 Reviews
4.9

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Mandalay

Mandalay
2days
U Bein Bridge

Ayeyarwady
2days
Shore Excursion along Ayeyarwady River

Bagan
2days
Village & Monastery

Inle Lake
1day
Inle Lake Boat Cruise

Yangon
2days
Experience the 'Circular Raiway'

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Yangon

Highlights

  • Hotel: 3-4 Stars
  • Attractions: 25+
  • Destinations: 5
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: History & Nature

Watch the line-up-monk eating silently at Mahagandayon Monastery

Visit the longest teakwood span in the world - U Bein teak bridge

A two-night luxury cruise to Bagan with fantastic scenery along the Ayeyarwady River 

Witness the magical sunrise over Bagan from the deck of the Paukan

Experience local life above water - Inle Lake

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia!

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Cambodia!Upon arrival in Mandalay, you will be greeted by your private tour guide and driver. Your professional guide will escort you to your hotel for check in, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.

      Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar. It's synonymous with British Colonial rule and romance. The modern Mandalay is a thriving centre of commerce with a bustling city centre and central market. 

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  • Day 2 - Mandalay City Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      In the morning you will travel to the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here you will visit Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks. The most attractive activity for tourists is following the line-up-monk at lunch time. It takes place at 10.30 am and after that meal the monk will not be allowed to have any dinner. Tourists can capture photos at that time and give offerings to the monks.Continue to visit the nearby U Bein Bridge. It is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km is the longest teakwood span in the world. 

      Afternoon sightseeing includes the highly revered Mahamuni Pagoda; a gold leaf hammering craft shop, Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World's largest book for its 729 stone slabs containing the entire Buddhist scriptures, and if time permits Mandalay Hill for a view over the city and Ayeyarwaddy River.

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  • Day 3 - Ayeyarwady River Cruise to Mingun

    • Accommodation:

      Myanmar RV Paukan Ayeyarwady River cruise boutique hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Drive to Gawen Jetty in the morning, to board the RV Paukan departing at noon. You will enjoy the endless dramatic scenery and witness unforgettable snapshots of life along the Ayeyarwady River during your two nights' cruise to Bagan. A numbers of shore excursions will be arranged for you by the crew, during your journey.   

      In the afternoon, take a walking tour to the Mingun Pagoda Complex, visiting as King Bodawpaya’s unfinished temple and the mighty Mingun Bell, considered to be the world’s largest un-damaged bell.

      Back on board in the evening, and enjoy a delicious dinner in the dining room. Your vessel will moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream.

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  • Day 4 - Ayeyarwady River Cruise to Sagaing, Yandabo Village

    • Accommodation:

      Myanmar RV Paukan Ayeyarwady River cruise boutique hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Enjoy another cruising day with stunning scenery. If you like, get up early and enjoy sunrise over Sagaing Hill which can be viewed from the Paukan deck.

      After breakfast, disembark the boat to visit Sagaing, an important religious pilgrimage centre on the Ayeyarwady River resembleing Bagan with elevation. No individual pagoda or monastery stands out as particular must-see, but taken together the whole scene is enthralling.  A highlight is walking the sometimes steep covered stairways that lead past monasteries and nunneries to viewpoints from which you can survey the river and an undulating landscape of emerald hills and stupas.

      Back on board continue cruising downstream and enjoy your lunch.

      In the late afternoon a stop will be made at the village of Yandabo. famous for producing pottery, also boasts historical significance as it was here in 1826 that the Treaty of Yandabo was signed, formally ending the first Anglo-Burmese War.

      Return to the boat and relax before having dinner.

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  • Day 5 - Ayeyarwady River Cruise to Bagan

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Aye Yar River View Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Enjoy the sunrise over Bagan from the deck of the Paukan and then have an early breakfast. Disembark at Bagan Aye Yar Jetty at around 10am. Transfer to your hotel.

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  • Day 6 - Bagan Full Day Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Aye Yar River View Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today your sightseeing highlights includes Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Wetkyi-in- Gubyaukgyi, a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes; Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan; and next to it you visit Ananda Ok Kyaung, one of the few surviving brick monastery buildings from the early Bagan period and Htilominlo Temple which is known to be the last Myanmar Style temple built in Bagan.

      Afternoon's sightseeing highlights include more of Bagan’s impressive pagodas such as Sulamani Temple built in by King Narapatisithu, Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive later period temple with the finest brickwork in Bagan and Thatbyinnyu Temple which towering above the other monuments of Bagan.

      Later you will enjoy Bagan famous sunset at the best place selected by your guide.

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  • Day 7 - Inle Lake

    • Accommodation:

      Inle Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Fly to Heho in the morning. Heho sits at an altitude of over 3,000 feet. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to Inle Lake. 

      After checking in to your hotel, You will start your sightseeing by long tailed boat to Khone Village where you can see lotus and silk weaving industries. Next visit Nanpan to see the traditional boat making, cheroot (Burmese cigar) making factory. And then continue our visit to Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which is the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha that are completely covered in gold leaf. And then visit to Nge Phe Chaung monastery and floating gardens

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  • Day 8 - Indein Village

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Inle Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today’s your Inle Lake sightseeing start with a visit to Indein and it enchanting 17th century pagodas. To reach Indein and the nearby village you will take a boat ride up a small scenic creek that runs into Inle Lake. Then continue visit floating village of Ywama, the lake's downtown and largest village on the Inlay Lake, where you can see the gold and silversmiths workshop.

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  • Day 9 - Fly to Yangon

    • Accommodation:

      Taw Win Garden Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today you will fly to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon Mingaladon Airport, you will be greeted by your private tour guide and driver.Your professional guide will escort you to your hotel for check in, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.

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  • Day 10 - Yangon Full Day Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Taw Win Garden Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      In the morning our travels representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to train station for a small tour with the circular Yangon train. During the trip you will have a unique perspective on the daily life of the city and its surroundings. Then we will disembark the train at Kyimyin Daing station and visit to local food market.

      And then continue visit to the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Closed on every Monday), where you have a chance to browse for Myanmar crafts. After that visit to Mahabandoola Park to take a photo shot for a panoramic view of city, and then you have a chance to see the colonial building in Yangon downtown area.

      Finally we will go to Kandawgyi Lake for a number of scenic photo opportunities on what is known in Myanmar as the ‘Royal Lake’ before we visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important religious structure in Myanmar and a point of pilgrimage for Buddhists across the globe.

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  • Day 11 - Departure

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Free at leisure till transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Accommodation

Eastern Palace Hotel

66A, 19th Street,Between 57th & 58th

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  1. 43km Airports
  2. 5.4km Public Transport
  3. 2.7km Center
Why This Hotel:

Located 1.3 km from Shwenandaw Monastery

Sandamuni Pagoda is 1.8 km away

Myanmar RV Paukan Ayeyarwady River cruise boutique hotel

No.25, Ground Floor, 38th Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 0km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

Experience the river life and visit villages off of the usual tourist trails

Two massage rooms offering traditional Myanmar massage to give soothing relaxation

Passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew

Aye Yar River View Resort

Near Bu Pagoda, Nyaung U, 11141 Bagan, Myanmar

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 6.9km Airports
  2. 13.4km Public Transport
  3. 0.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Located in old Bagan, convinient to main attractions

10-minute drive to Bupaya Pagoda and Bagan city center

35 sqm spacious deluxe room

Inle Resort

Inlay Lake, Nyaung Shwe T/S, Southern Shan State, 10111 Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 22.3km Airports
  2. 20km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

100 m from Inle Lake

5 km from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards

40 sqm Garden Cottage

Taw Win Garden Hotel

45, Pyay Road, Dagon Township, 11221 Yangon, Myanmar

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 12.9km Airports
  2. 10km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

2.1 km from Sule Pagoda and Yangon City Hall

A 5-minute drive to Shwe Dagon Pagoda

Chinatown can be reached within 10 minutes

45 sqm spacious deluxe room

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    All domestic flight mentioned in the itinerary

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Additional insurance

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

4 Reviews
4.9

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  • powpow4321
    5.0

    The days of the tour, itself, went very smoothly. Peter was the perfect guide: friendly, knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. This was a very busy and full tour. I was afraid we would be rushed from place to place but we were not. We had time to take in the different experiences.

  • Carolyn H
    4.9

    The the guide spoke very good English and that was a plus, very nice and helped all of us. I highly recommend this company. If I go back to southeast Asia, I will certainly do one or more of the other tours with them.

  • KShanks67
    4.9

    We had a great time. I loved my experience of the Bagan river cruise and highly recommend a visit.

  • Amy C
    4.9

    These people are great. The driver was Ali who proved herself to be a very capable, confident and safe driver. Our guide Victor was a charming and excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and always engaging in the detailed information he shared with me.

Service

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

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    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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