Myanmar Highlights Tour

9 days Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake tour

From $ 1520 USD/pax
From $ 1520 USD
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2 Reviews
4.9

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Yangon

Yangon
2days
Circular Train & Pagoda

Mandalay
2days
U Bein Bridge

Bagan
2days
Visit World Heritage Site

Inle Lake tour
2days
Enjoy Boat Cruise to Observe Local Life

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Heho

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4-5 Stars
  • Attractions: 25+
  • Destinations: 4
  • Age: All age
  • Comfort: Leisure
  • Style: Culture & Nature

Hop on a train and visit where Aung San Suu Kyi was put under house arrest

Sunsets of a lifetime: over the U Bein Bridge, Bagan temples and at Mandalay Hill

Approach to monks during their daily rituals in some monasteries

Take a boat trip in Inle Lake through the floating gardens and villages

Pick a day out of the 5-day market rotation in villages of Shan

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Yangon Arrival, Myanmar

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Yangon Max  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Being isolated for so many years, Myanmar remains a land of less-touched highlights. Today you will arrive in Yangon Mingaladon Airport and be greeted by your private tour guide and driver. Transfer to hotel for rest.

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  • Day 2 - Yangon-Days of Burma and Myanmar

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Yangon Max  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Nowadays, many locals still stick to its formerly-known name as Burma; give yourself a chance to learn how the history has made the country as the way it is. 
      Hop on Yangon Circular Train in the morning. It is the fundamental transport means for people in Yangon to get around. During the 30 minutes of slow riding, you will be exposed to interesting daily life and different people from various social classes. Private car will pick you up at a small station and take you to the National Museum
      Have some local cuisine for lunch. Proceed to Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha, where a giant Buddha image reclining on the ground. Stop at Aung San Suu Kyi House, where she has been held captive for over 15 years.When sky turns dark, here comes the best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda.

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  • Day 3 - Yangon - Mandalay | The Nation's Primary Academic Seat for Buddhism

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Take a morning flight to Mandalay. Check in hotel and have some time to rest. Our sightseeing tour starts in the afternoon, after a lunch on at a local restaurant. 
      Mandalay is a city breathing the air of Buddhism and our first stop will be Shwenandaw Monastery. This exquisite monastery used to be a part of the royal palace and a textbook example of royal teak wood architecture. 
      Saunter in the ground of Kuthodaw Pagoda and the World's Largest Book and your tour guide will explain some scripture carved in the tablets of the "book". As the sun slowly dims out, you will get onto the top of the Mandalay Hill and enjoy a sunset view of the city.

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  • Day 4 - Mandalay | Early Morning at Mahamuni and Peaceful Ancient City

    • Accommodation:

      Eastern Palace Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Hope you had a good sleep last night. Today we will start early at 4 o' clock in the morning to watch the "Face-Washing Ceremony" at Mahamuni Pagoda
      After the ritual, you will return to your hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, we will set out on the road to Amarapura. On the way, you will see monks getting around the villages to collect alms, which contributes their daily austerities and food. 
      Driving out of Mandalay, you will be in time to visit Mahagandayon Monastery when thousands of monks waiting in line for their lunch. Most tourists come at 10:30am and the place gets really crowded. We will pick a later hour to visit to avoid the crowd. What's more, you will have a chance to offer alms to those young noivices at the back of the line, who rarely get any alms when the big crowd clears away before noon. 
      Inwa Ancient City, was the imperial city of Burma from the 14th to 19th centuries. Take a horse cart to get around the ancient city with many royal remains and religous sites, including Ava Palace, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery and Yadana Hsimi Pagodas. 
      Getting back to Amarapura, you will take a boat trip under the U Bein Bridge for a breath-taking sunset view.

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    • Good to know

      "Face-Washing Ceremony":Every morning before the sun even rises, local believers will offer fresh towels, food and other items brought from their homes to the deity. The presiding monk will firstly wash the face of the Buddha image, followed by one sequence of brushing its teeth and apply some sandalwood paste on the Buddha's face before cleaning again with scented water. The devotee who brings the towel gets to take it back to his own home shrine after the ritual is over. 

  • Day 5 - Mandalay - Bagan | Bagan on the Rural Side

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Take an early flight to Nyaung U Airport and transfer to your hotel in Bagan. 
      This afternoon, we will stretch out to Minanthu Village, a peaceful village about 7km southeast of Bagan. It sees fewer travelers and remains a quiet village where people make a living by tradition handcrafts such as lacquer ware and weaving. You will also see some Chin women who tattoo their faces as a way to distinguish their group, social and marital status and possibly age. 
      Later, visit Kyat Khayon Cave Monastery. This underground monastery is located outside the old Bagan and was built to isolate the monks and novices from the outside world for better training.

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  • Day 6 - Bagan | Epic Scenary of Temples and Pagodas in Bagan

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Listed as a World Heritage Site, Bagan Archaeological Zone is simply astonishing with its over 2,200 ruins scattering on the vast plain of Bagan. There used to be more than 10,000 in its day of prime and most are of 10 centuries old. Some are large and tall while others are hidden among the grass and hard to spot out. 
      Today you will visit Ananda Pagoda, Dhammayangyi Pagoda, Maha Bodhi Pagoda and possibility to get around by bike. At dusk, you will get up to one of the pagodas to view amazing sunset over the plain. 
      The best sunset viewing points, allowing a panoramic view of the archaeological zone would be Shwesandaw Pagoda and Pyathatgyi Pagoda. Shwesandaw is very popular among tourists while Pyathatgyi offers you a chance to get inside the pagoda. 

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  • Day 7 - Bagan - Inle Lake | Life above Water

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      After some free time in the morning, you will be taken to Nyaung U Airport for onward flight to Heho Airport, 40 minutes away to Inle Lake. Transfer to your hotel and free at leisure. In the afternoon, we will take a boat trip in Inle Lake to observe local life. 
      Boat is the premier means of transportation in Inle Lake. Although most boats are installed with noisy diesel motors, the local fishermen still prefer an old-school rowing technique. They stand at the stern of the flat-bottomed boat and wrap one leg around the oar to direct the boat, while the other leg is to control the hull of the boat. In this way, not only can they see across the water to avoid twining weeds and gardening beds, but also easier to spot the telltable bubbles of fish.

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  • Day 8 - Inle Lake | Bustling Market Day

    • Accommodation:

      Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Get a touch of the vibrant lifestyle of Inle Lake, today your tour guide will take you to a local market in a village of the lake. Known as the 5-Day Market, trade fair will be held in some major villages around lakeshore following a 5-day rotation. 
      We will have some simple lunch at a floating restaurant overlooking the busy lake traffic. 
      And then, paddle into the narrow riverbanks where you will reach the Indien Pagoda Complex. The biggest highlight of the peaceful village Indien of Tuangyi. There are countless ancient pagodas springing out of the water. It is so easy to get soaked up in the timeless atmosphere as your boat weaves through the creeks.

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  • Day 9 - Inle Lake - Yangon, Yangon Departure

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Say goodbye to the peaceful lake and you will be taken to Heho Airport. Fly back to Yangon and connect with your international flight. 
      Thanks for making your first-time trip to Myanmar with Asia Highlights. Hope to see you again soon!

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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

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

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

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

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

    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 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)

2 Reviews
4.9

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  • John S
    4.8

    My wife and I had a 9- day tour in Beijing. We decided to book a tour with this company a few weeks before. The directions from the company were excellent and the whole tour was flawless from beginning to end.

  • travelerspot
    4.9

    We booked the Myanmar Highlights Tour and were very happy we did it. Got a prompt reply from Aileen who provided very detailed info on cost, itinerary and where to meet driver once out. Transferred 10% of the cost via Paypal online and paid the balance in USD cash 30 days before the tour.

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    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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    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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