Complete Myanmar

18 days Yangon- Golden Rock - Hpa An - Bagan - Mandalay- Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach

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Yangon

Yangon
2days
Pagoda & Circle Train

Golden Rock
1day
Visit Famose Golden Rock

Hpa An
2days
Kawgun Cave

Bagan
3days
Cycling around Bagan Temples

Mandalay
3days
Popa Mountain & Cruise along Ayeyarwady River

Inle Lake
3days
Boat Cruise on Inle Lake

Ngapali Beach
3days
Enjoy Sunshine

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Highlights

  • Hotel: 2-4 Stars
  • Attractions: 37+
  • Destinations: 7
  • Age: 18-60
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Culture & Nature

Exploring the sacred Mt. Zwegabin and the surrounding limestone formations, which house Buddhist caves.

Enjoy sunrise over U Bein Bridge

Visiting Sagaing, the country’s religious centre. 

Enjoy a balloon ride across over the Inle Lake at dawn

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon By Night

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Yangon Max  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Yangon! Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel.

      Free at leisure till the late afternoon visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda. This 2,000 year old temple is one of the most significant religious sites in Myanmar, is also the perfect place to enjoy the magnifent sunset in Yangon.   

      Explore the many shrines that surround the pagoda, you will also see many residents flock here to make their daily prayers. Outside the main compound, makeshift food markets appear, where your guide can introduce you to your first taste of Yangon cuisine. When the night falls, the pagoda is lit by floodlights that illuminate its golden surface and turn this already astonishing landmark into a more stunning.   

      Continue on to Chinatown,where a different riot of cooking smells will be waiting to tempt you. Drop in to the Cantonese Kwan Yin (or Guanyin) temple, founded in the early 1800s, before finally reaching 19th Street, lined with restaurants, street food stalls and hawkers selling cold beer.  

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  • Day 2 - Yangon, Circle Train, Sule Pagoda, Colonial Walking Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Yangon Max  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, transfer to the bustling streets of India Town, in the very heart of downtown Yangon. Explore the lively morning market where you will have plenty of time to bargain with the vendors before boarding the 'circular raiway' to make short journey slowly trough the city’s various neighbourhoods, to discover the lively and colourful life of the inhabitants. 

      Upon arrival at Hledan, get off the train and continue by car to the nearby Chaukhtatgyi Payato to visit the huge reclining Buddha.  

      After a break for lunch,  transfer downtown to the Sule Pagoda. Known as the ‘gathering point’ by the city’s residents, the pagoda is one of the city’s great landmarks, and has also played an important role in contemporary Burmese politics. The legend says it was built during the lifetime of the Buddha,  and it is over 2,600 years old.

      Then continue go to the west on foot towards Maha bandoola Park and Myanmar’s Independence Monument. From this walk you can see many grand Colonial buildings including the Supreme Court,  City Hall and the Baptist Church.

      Walking along Pansodan Street to the jetty, you may see boat loads of people making their daily commute across the Yangon River into the city to work, or to sell their homemade goods.

      Along the river bank, you may see many fine Colonial buildings such as the Custom House, the British Embassy, the General Post Office and The Strand Hotel. Have a cup of tea in teashops is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes, and then continuing your tour down 41st street through a typical residential area, make a stop in a traditional establishment where your guide will tell you through the general etiquette involved!

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  • Day 3 - Yangon, Htaukkyant, Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

    • Accommodation:

      Golden Sunrise Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Morning departure for Kyaikhtiyo, a scenic 5 hour drive east from the capital.

      En route stop at the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyant. The cemetery is the final resting place of some 27, 000 allied troops who lost their lives in Myanmar during World War II. Today the Imperial War Graves Commission upkeeps the cemetery and it's manicured grounds.

      Continue on to Kyaikhtiyo, arriving at the ‘base camp’ of Kinpun in the late afternoon. Board a local truck (shared) that will take you as far as Mt Hermit where you will disembark and continue by foot for the final hour. The climb is very steep and you will pass many pilgrims walking bare foot.

      The Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, also unsurprisingly known as Golden Rock, is perched on top of a precariously positioned golden granite boulder. Layer-upon-layer of gold leaf has been applied by pilgrims and visitors, who come to marvel at the pagoda and pray to the Lord Buddha. Legend tells us a strand of Buddha's hair is located under the boulder, ensuring it maintains its precarious balance. The best time to visit the rock is at sunset when the site is heaving with pilgrims eager to add their offering of gold leaf, and the fading light makes the scene even more dramatic.


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  • Day 4 - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock), Kinpun, Hpa An, Kyauk Kalap Pagoda

    • Accommodation:

      Hotel Gabana (Hpa-An)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      If you prefer to get up early, you can go to see the sunrise over the rock. Then return to Kinpun and continue the journey in a south-easterly direction to Hpa An. On the way you may stop at some points of interests.  

      Upon arrival in Hpa An, check in to your hotel. Surrounded by spectacular limestone outcrops, and set slightly back from the Thandwin River, Hpa An is a friendly, picturesque town where foreign tourists are still something of a novelty. The town itself offers few sights to the visitor: the appeal is the nearby sacred Mount Zwegabin and the surrounding limestone formations which house Buddhist caves.

      In the late afternoon, you will go to visit Kyauk Kalap Pagoda. It is a tiny temple sat precariously atop a limestone pinnacle, on a small island in the middle of a lake and is a great spot from which to watch sunset over the surrounding countryside and Mount Zwegabin.


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  • Day 5 - Hpa An, Mount Zwekabin Trek, Saddar Cave

    • Accommodation:

      Hotel Gabana (Hpa-An)  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      This morning, you will challenge the summit of Mount Zwekabin. So a substantial breakfast will be very important. Standing 725 metres high, on the outskirts of Hpa An, Mount Zwekabin is one of the most sacred mountains in Myanmar.  More than 1,000 Buddha images are engraved into the rock at the foot of the mountain. You will hike the steep stairway about 2 hours to the top of the mountain. It’s really a strenuous climb but the marvelous views from the top are worthy of the effort.  At the summit,  you’ll find a small monastery and a pagoda that allegedly contains a strand of Buddha’s hair.

      Go down to the foot of the mountain to have lunch. 

      After lunch, visit Saddar Cave. There are various caves scatted aroudn Hpa An area, but Saddar is the most impressive one. On entering the cave, you will meet the large natural chamber that houses various carved Buddha statues then trek along an underground corridor through the mountain. It’s a fairly easy 20 minute walk, but can be slippery in parts. The path emerges on the other side of the cave to reveal a beautiful scene of tree clad hills and a lake.  Board on a traditional wooden canoe and you will be paddled leisurely around the outside of the mountain, back to the cave entrance.

      Return to Hpa An and the rest of the day is at leisure.

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  • Day 6 - Hpa An, Kawgun Cave, Yangon

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Yangon Max  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      For those who don’t mind an early start, there is an opportunity to visit the bustling morning market in Hpa An.  You will find various good here from fresh fish and vegetables to clothing and even electrical goods, and of course the ubiquitous food stalls.  

      After breakfast begin your journey back to Yangon. On the way, you will visit Kawgun Cave. Here the partially open cave sides and walls are plastered with tiny clay Buddhas and carvings, some dating back to the 7th century. 

      Arrive in Yangon in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

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  • Day 7 - Yangon, Nyaung U, Bagan, Temple Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Bagan, which is one of the most significant ancient religious cities in South-East Asia. As the capital of Myanmar during the 9th century, Bagan is defined by the thousands of pagodas and temples. Many of them are hundreds of years old that fill the broad valley.

      Bagan’s temples are the main reason people to come here, but numerous interesting villages nearby are also fantastic for you to discover. You can explore the temples or villages by bike or scooter .

      Pay a visit to Shwezigon Pagoda which is usually appearing high on most wish-lists, adorned with 1,424 Buddhas mounted in the walls.

      Sunrise and sunset are often considered the most impressive time of day in Bagan and your guide will be glad to suggest a choice spot to take in the view. It’s important to note, however, that to prevent un-necessary damage to these ancient structures, the Ministry of Culture have restricted the number of stupas that it is possible to climb to five specific pagodas.

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  • Day 8 - Bagan, Temples Cycle Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Today, you will cycle following your guide to explore the Old Bagan, where the most temples are concentrated. The simple but elegant Bu-Paya will be the first stop. It was built during the period of 168 to 243 AD, when the third king of Baganruled the country. Next cycle to Tharabar Gate built in the 9th century. Then the revered and impressive Ananda Pagoda. Along the road, you will cycle to gilded Shwezigon Paya which is believed to enshrine a tooth and bone of Gautama Buddha. Continue to the village of Nyaung U, an excellent spot for lunch. Then visit the nearby The Thanaka Museum - thanaka is the distinctive skin paste used across Myanmar as both sunscreen and cosmetic.

      Cycle back to the hotel via Anawrahta Road, then you will pass various sites of architectural and archaeological interest.

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  • Day 9 - Bagan, Mount Popa, Taung Kalat Monastery, Mandalay

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today you will depart Bagan to Mount Popa. It takes about 2 hours by car. Along the way, you will see a number of rural villages. Mount Popa has been a sacred place long before the monastery was established. Legend said the mountain is home to 37 ‘Nats’, traditional spirits not unlike saints that are worshipped throughout Myanmar in tandem with Buddhism. The mountain, along with the monastery on a cinder plug near its peak, is a very popular pilgrimage site and the shrines are scattered on its slopes.

      Continue driving to Mandalay, and you will arrive in the late afternoon. The former capital of the country, also named ‘City of Gems’, is the 2nd largest city and the economic centre of upper Burma. Check in the hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

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  • Day 10 - Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing at sunset

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, drive to Mandaly Port where you will board a private chartered boat and cruise along the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun, the capital city of 18th century.

      Disembark the boat after the 45 minutes cruise; you will explore Mingun on foot. You will visit King Bodawpaya’s unfinished temple, the enchanting Hsinbyume Pagoda, and the mighty Mingu Bell, which considered the world’s largest un-damaged bell. Return to Mandalay to have lunch then drive to Sagaing, an important religious and monastic centre on the Ayeyarwady River. As the capital of Upper Burma’s Sagaing Kingdom during the 14th century, the town remains as the capital of the Sagaing Region, which stretches along much of the Myanmar-India border. Pagodas and monasteries are dotted on its surrounding hills.You will visit some of them today.

      In the afternoon, you will visit U-Min Thone Se Pagoda containing many sitting icons and offering a marvelous view across Sagaing Hill. Then Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, built in 674AD on the top of Ngapha Hill, with legend said to enshrine Buddha relics-and to grant wishes. The pagoda is also a fantastic place to enjoy sun set over Sagaing and the Ayeyarwady River.  


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  • Day 11 - Mandalay, Morning Flower Market, Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin)

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today, we will drive about 2 hours from Mandalay to Maymyo, also called Pyin Oo Lwin with an altitude of 3510 feet. En route, you’ll encounter the colors and sells of Mandalay’s morning flower market. Local growers take their blooms carefully secured to their motorbikes to market, primarily selling for offering in the temples and homes, but also for weddings and use in the hotels in the city. There is a sociable buzz to proceedings and you will be the only curious tourists.

      Continue the journey to Maymyo. Later you will stop at an interesting Shan village. When you arrive in Maymyo, you will visit Kandawgyi National Botanical Gardens & Pyin Oo Lwin Nursery, with their wide variety of trees, plants and indigenous orchids; some temples and pagodas ; the impressive Pwe Kauk Waterfalls; and an intriguing large Buddhist shrine-cave-Peik Chin Myaung on the outskirts of town.

      Drive back to Mandalay in the late afternoon. 


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  • Day 12 - Mandalay, U Bein Bridge, Heho, Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Visit the iconic U Bein teak bridge in the early morning, built in 1782, still used by the local residents, is the longest teak bridge in the world. Dawn is the best time to see the picturesque bridge and watch locals going about their daily business.

      Drive to Mandalay Airport in time for the flight to Heho, which sitting at an altitude of more than 3000 feet. On arrival, you guide will greet you and escort you to Nyaung Shwe, set on the shores of beautiful Inle Lake and the main town in the region. The scenery along the way from the airport to the hotel is picturesque.

      After check in the hotel, you will explore Nyaung Shwe. You will take a small boat and proceed onto the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, you will visit a floating vegetable garden and several minority villages, including Inpawkhone, a floating village famous for its weaving and you will have opportunity to learn the traditional fishing methods used by the local people. Then you will go to visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, and the old teak Ngaphechaung monastery.  

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  • Day 13 - Inle Lake, Canoe Tour, In Dein & Ywama

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, take a boat cruising in a southerly direction along the western bank towards In Dein and Ywama. Along the way, stop at one of the small villages by the lake. Then board a smaller canoe guiding by the experience boatman taking you going between the houses easily. Having switched back to your motorized transfer, go on to In Dein and Ywama, passing along a narrow canal and a small Pa O minority tribe village. You will get off the boat at central marketplace and follow the old path leading you to a 13th century monastery, and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, and some of them still well hidden by the lush deep vegetation all around.  

      When you reach the main stupa atop a hill, you will stop here and enjoy the marvelous views of the surrounding mountains and the Inle Lake down valley in the distance. Go back to the lake and transfer back to your resort. 


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  • Day 14 - Inle Lake, Balloon over Inle, Nyaung Shwe

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      There is no a better way to experience the sunrise over majestic Inle Lake than soaring hundreds of feet up in the air? It will be a lifetime travel experience for you to balloon over the lake, in the meanwhile, look out across its surrounding mountainous that you are not likely to forget in a hurry, for all the right reasons!

      Before taking the hot balloon, the experienced UK-licensed Commercial Balloon Pilot, will give you a safety briefing. Then your UK-built balloon will gently lift off, with the pre-dawn mist adding to the magic of your light. It will last of about an hour, ‘sailing’ at the various heights above the water and ground. If the winds are too light for the balloon to cross the lake, a landing will be on a floating platform.

      After the ballooning, you will return to your hotel for breakfast. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe in the late morning, the remainder of the day is at leisure.  

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    • Good to know

      Nyaung Shwe is a charming town often overlooked. There is a trving local market and easy access much kind of activities such as cycling, trekking and vineyard visits. There is an excellent range of local restaurants and cafes and even a champagne bar there waiting for you to have a taste. 

  • Day 15 - Heho, Thandwe, Ngapali Beach

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Thande Beach Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Transfer to Heho in time for your flight to Thandwe in the morning. 

      Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel at the Ngapali Beach.

      Ngapali Beach is definitely one of the most impressive beaches in South-East Asia, let alone Myanmar. It is a series of long bays of fine white sand leading down to crystal clear water.  

      The remainder of the day is at leisure.


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  • Day 16 - Ngapali Beach

    • Accommodation:

      Thande Beach Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Free at leisure today.

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  • Day 17 - Ngapali Beach

    • Accommodation:

      Thande Beach Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today is free at leisure.

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  • Day 18 - Ngapali Beach, Thandwe, depart Yangon

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Transfer to Thandwe Airport in the morning for your flight to Yangon for your connecting flight home. 

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Accommodation

Novotel Yangon Max

459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp PO BOX 895 Yangon, Myanmar

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  1. 12.3km Airports
  2. 6.5km Public Transport
  3. 4.3km Center
Why This Hotel:

4 restaurants serving International and Asian cuisines

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis and modern equipment Fitness center

Easy access to the airport near Embassies, business areas and Shwedagon Pagoda

Golden Sunrise Hotel

Golden Rock Road, Kinmun Camp, Kyaik Hto Township, Mon State, 11103 Kinmun, Myanmar

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  1. 180km Airports
  2. 189km Public Transport
  3. 14km Center
Why This Hotel:

Surrounded by lush gardens and wild flowers

30-minute drive from the famous Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Air-conditioned rooms come with simple wooden furnishings

Hotel Gabana (Hpa-An)

B.E.H.S (1) Street, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar., 11100 Hpa-an, Myanmar

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  1. 275km Airports
  2. 284km Public Transport
  3. 2.6km Center
Why This Hotel:

Asian Hospitality Service

Elegant Location

Memorable Stay

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Near Bagan Viewing Tower, Min Nanthu Village, Nyaung Oo, Mandalay Division, Myanmar

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  1. 2.9km Airports
  2. 4.7km Public Transport
  3. 8.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

The property sets in a unique location amongst the ancient temples

Offering the ultimate in relaxation for guests

Antiques, artifacts and local arts uniquely adorn each villa

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

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Mine Thauk Village, Inle, Nyaung Shwe, Shan State, Myanmar

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  1. 41km Airports
  2. 37km Public Transport
  3. 36km Center
Why This Hotel:

Best choice for guest who seeks a superlative vacation experience

Outdoor highlights include pricate terraces for al-fresco dining and relaxation

Thande Beach Hotel

Ngapali Beach | Myapyin Village, Thandwe, Ngapali 9543, Myanmar

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  1. 8.3km Airports
  2. 391km Public Transport
  3. 2.7km Center
Why This Hotel:

Great location which right in the middle of the beach

Guests can enjoy local and international dishes at the on-site restaurant

Modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi

    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

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    All meals specified in the itinerary

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  • earsmickey
    4.8

    UME Travel arranged a private 18 day trip for our adult family of four to visit Yangon, Hpa An, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach. They made all of the hotel arrangements, flights and train reservations within Myanmar. If you have the possibilty to join this trip, do not hestitate for joining!!!

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