Myanmar Highlight

The detailed program(09 Nights/10 Days)

Shwedagon Pagoda
DAY (1)-Yangon Arrival & Transfer to hotel
  • Arrival Yangon by international flight.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
  • Visit China town market and photo stop around old colonial buildings.
  • Visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Every Monday and gazette holidays.
  • Evening visit Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people’s devotion to Buddha.
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Inle Lake
DAY (2)-Yangon - Heho by flight &I Inle Lake Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Yangon airport, then flight to Heho. Departure by road to Nyaung Shwe, gateway to Inle Lake.
  • Arrival Heho you are now in the Shan State. Agreeable climate 800 meter above sea level.
  • Drive to Nyaung Shwe on the way photo stop of Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery, pagoda.
  • Sightseeing by boat on the beautiful Inle Lake second largest lake in Myanmar stretches 11 miles (17.7 km) home to Inthar national race, many of whom live in stilted houses built over the water.
  • On the boat trip you will visit floating villages and floating gardens, lotus stems weaving.
  • You can also see Inthar technique of leg-rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the boat and also their traditional way of fishing.
  • Visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
  • Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY (3) Inle Lake - Indein - Inle Lake
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Explore one of the local 5-day markets, as we easily called, are well-known visit around the lake.  The markets are rotating among the villages in regular order – one village becomes the host of the market every 5th day.  By visiting 5-day markets, you will get insight into the life-style of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha inhabitants who came to these markets to sell their goods. The visit to such markets is thus subject to market day calendar and the location of the host village.           
  • Visit to weaving factories where yellow robe for monks, shawl and etc. are produce with fibers lotus stems.
  • Take enjoyable boat ride through irrigation canals to Indein pagoda complex- an archaeological site worthy to visit hundreds of Shan style ruined pagoda standing on a slope of the hill.
  • Some of the pagodas dated back to 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight in Inle Lake.
Pindaya Cave
DAY (4)-Inle Lake - Pindaya - Kalaw Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • In the morning, drive to Pindaya.
  • Visit the caves of Pindaya, where you will discover more than 8000 Buddha statues distributed in successive rooms. They are made of alabaster, teak, marble, brick and cement, gilded or painted white and some have been carved from the rock.
  • Then, visit a workshop manufacturing Burmese parasols made with Shan paper made from mulberry bark. Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • And departure to Kalaw.
  • Temperate climate and pine forests, Kalaw is a town built by the British as a resort of warm climate of the plains.
  • Arrival at the hotel and check-in in the rooms.
  • Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
DAY (5)-Kalaw - Mt.Popa - Bagan
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Road to Bagan.
  • Departure towards Mount Popa, rocky peak overlooking the plain of Bagan and place of worship dedicated to the Nats, the spirits of the Burmese pantheon.
  • The main attraction is not really the monastery of Mount Popa itself (that few tourists have the courage to visit at the cost of climbing a staircase of more than 800 steps under the sun!), It is the small museum dedicated to the Nats.
  • But, if you have the courage to mount your reward there will be great views of the surrounding Burmese countryside.
  • Resumption of the road, stop in a small craft factory with demonstration of harvest and tasting of sweets and palm alcohol.
  • “Toddy Palm Story”, one of the most useful plants of Burma and neighboring India.
  • You will walk through these palm plantations and see the local farmers climb skillfully up the palm trees to pick the fruit.
  • Arrive in Bagan at the end of the day and transfer to your hotel.
  • Bagan is without doubt the most amazing site in Myanmar, if not all of Southeast Asia. At the edge of the Irrawaddy River and on an area of ​​40 km ², stand hundreds of temples (2219 exactly).
  • Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner of local specialties with puppet show.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.


DAY (6)-Bagan Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • BAGAN – on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, many dating to the 11th and 12th century. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning.
  • Start for highlight sightseeing in Bagan.
  • Choice will be made out of the 2800 pagodas and temples to visit the most interesting ones like:

Eg>>>Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, prototype of later Myanmar stupa& of the famous pagoda of Myanmar.

  • In the evening, enjoy 1 hour horse cart or bike ride among the beautiful temple of old Bagan.
  • The day is always finished off by going to one of the larger temples to get an incredible sunset view of the entire area; a truly magical experience.
  • Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
DAY (7)-Bagan - Pakokku - Monywa
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure for Monywa at about 3h00 from Mandalay. Located on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River, this city is the second largest city in Upper Myanmar.
  • Departure by road to Monywa with stop at the village of Ma U, a village known for its incense sticks factories and basketry.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Drive to Po Win Taung, located on western bank of Chindwin River. Drive across the Chindwin Bridge for visiting Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung Pagoda cave complex about 16 miles (26km) west of Monywa. These complexes of 492 cave temples are packed with 2588 Buddhas and there are beautiful 16th century wall paintings in some cave.
  • Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Monywa.
Mandalay Hill
DAY (8)-Monywa Sightseeing / Monywa - Mandalay
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Mandalay and on the way, visit Thanbodday Pagoda complex with more than 580,000 Buddha Images, all in seated or standing poses, Bodhi Tataung complex.
  • Arrive at Mandalay, the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma.
  • Transfer to hotel and relax.
  • After refreshment, visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world’s largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived.
  • Evening panorama view from Mandalay Hill.
  • Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
DAY (9)-Mandalay - Mingun - Ava -Mandalay
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Drive to jetty. Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingune, located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady River.
  • Arrive at Mingune, visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks.
  • World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya.
  • Mya Thein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats.
  • Back to Mandalay and Visit Mahamyatmuni Buddha Image, bronze casting and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters.
  • Leading to Inwa (AVA), Inwa was founded in 1364 and served as capital of Burmese Kingdom for nearly 400 years. Inwa’s finest attraction to visit is the teak Bagaya Monastery which dates from 1834. The 90ft high masonry watchtower Nan myin, the leaning tower of Inwa is all that remains of King Bagyidaw’s palace.
  • Visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan also known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung, the brick structure built in 1818 is same style as common teak monasteries.
  • Drive to Amarapura. Visit U Bein Bridge, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years.
  • Lunch & Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Back to Mandalay and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.