Myanmar Highlight & Mergui Archipelago

The detailed program(11 Nights/12 Days)

DAY (1)-Mandalay Arrival & Amarapura Sightseeing
  • Arrive Mandalay the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma.
  • Our driver/guide will welcome at the airport with your name board after cleaning immigration.
  • Then, drive to Amarapura, U Bein Bridge, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years.
  • Transfer to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image, bronze casting and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters.
  • Transfer to hotel and check in.
  • In the evening, 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.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.
DAY (2)-AM Mandalay Sightseeing-Mandalay-Bagan by flight & transfer to hotel
  • 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.
  • In the evening, transfer to the airport and depart for Bagan by scheduled flight.
  • Arrive Bagan, transfer to hotel and relax. (If time permits, visit to one of the convenient places or pagodas to see sunset).

Overnight at hotel in Bagan

DAY (3)- Bagan Sightseeing

OPTIONAL-BALLOONS OVER BAGAN FLIGHT (USD-280/-per person)Floating over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, allows passengers a serene and peaceful bird’s-eye view. Around 0530 hours the Balloon over Bagan shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel (your guide will tell you the exact pick up time). You will drive to the departure ground of the Balloons. While the team makes the Balloon ready to go, you enjoy some refreshments, but you can also take great pictures of this event. Then, depending on the wind, you will over fly Bagan for about one hour, and enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in your hot air balloon! The tour ends…..where ever the wind has brought you. A glass of sparkling wine ends this fantastic event….and the shuttle bus then brings you back to your hotel.

  • 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 suitable places to get an incredible sunset view of the entire area; a truly magical experience.
  • Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
DAY (4)-Bagan-Heho by flight & Pindaya-Inle Lake
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and depart for Heho by scheduled flight.
  • Drive from Heho to Pindaya (approx. 1 ½ hr) Cave -believed to contain more than 8000 Buddha Images of all sizes, caved in wood, stone, marble and bronze thickly glided.
  • Shan papers production cottages are also interested to visit where handmade papers are produced from the plup of mulberry bark dried in the sun. Other cottage industry interesting to visit is oiled paper umbrellas used by monks and nuns. Every part is worked by hand.
  • Drive to Nyaung Shwe on the way photo stop of Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery, pagoda.
  • Take a short boat trip on Inle Lake to reach the hotel.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY (5)-Inle Lake Sightseeing
  • After breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and depart for Heho by scheduled flight.
  • Arrival Heho you are now in the Shan State. Agreeable climate 800 meter above sea level.
  • Drive to NyaungShwe on the way photo stop of Shwe Yan Pyay old wooden monastery, pagoda.
  • Take a short boat trip on Inle Lake to reach the hotel.
  • Sightseeing by boat on the beautiful I nle 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 at Innpawkhone Village.
  • 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 PhaungDaw Oo Pagoda.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.

Optional Wine Tasting at Red Mountain Vineyard

Evening, visit Red Mountain Winery/Vineyards and Sunset over Shan Mountain ranges.

(We will transfer you by fantastic way of local transport – TOKE TOKE)

Enjoy fantastic experience of various local wines tasting at the restaurant during Sunset time.

DAY (6)- Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon By Flight & Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and depart for Yangon by scheduled flight.
  • Visit Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image and Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) (closed on Every Monday and gazette holidays.)
  • Photo stop around old colonial buildings district and City Centre.
  • 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.
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
DAY (7)-Yangon-Myeik By Morning Flight & Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and depart for Myeik by scheduled flight.
  • Arrive at Myeik, check in hotel and relax.
  • Myeik is one of the biggest fishing towns in Myanmar. In the early 17th century, the English East Indian Trading Company was unloading their ships at the port of Myeik.
  • “Beik”, as the locals call it their hometown, produces everything for the fishing industry what is needed. Have you ask yourself where all the ice comes from to keep the seafood fresh? We visit a ship dock yard where they still build the wooden boats like in the old days. One of the main export products are soft shell crabs. We will explain you on a farm how the crabs take off their shells.
  • As many nations came together the local cuisine became a mix of Burmese, Thai, Malaysian and Indian. We can have a taste of it at the local snack market.
  • Myeik’s dry fish area might not be for everybody, but it has not change for decades. We will take you for a wander and explain what fishes been tried in the sun to preserve them for later.
  • The pearl industry is another of Myeik’s businesses. How difficult it is to cultivate them will be explained at the Pearl Trading Shop, which is run by the same family for over a hundred years. We continue with a stroll along Myeik’s office street through the colonial quarter.
  • For sunset, walk up a little mountain for a magnificent 360 degree view on the town nearby island or we stay in town and mingle with the locals at Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda.

Overnight at hotel in Myeik.

DAY (8)-Myeik (Mergui Archipelago) Island Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • After breakfast, we will pick up at your hotel at 07:30am and depart from Seik Nge Jetty at 08:00am.
  • Firstly, we arrive to Dome Island; it has a waterfall which flowing fresh water directly into the sea. It is called Dome Waterfall. And there is pool on that waterfall, we can dip and swim in that small pool.
  • Next, we visit to Dome Nyaung Mine (Sea Gypsy) Village, the other side of Dome Waterfall. In that village, we can explore Moken people (Sea Gypsy). Beside, we can chat with those Moken Families and learn their ways of life. And then, enjoy lunch at Nyaung Mai Village with local life style.
  • We continue to the Smart Island where you can have good snorkeling, swimming, relaxing and playing soccer on the white sandy beach.
  • After all, we depart for Myeik at about 03:00 pm.
  • Arrive at Myeik about 05:30 pm and overnight at hotel in Myeik.

Remark: The program may change depending on the tide and weather condition.

DAY (9)-Myeik – Dawei by Car & transfer to hotel
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to bus station. Continue to Dawei by Bus (approx.: 04:30 hrs).
  • Arrive at Dawei, check in hotel and relax.
  • First we visit city center to see buildings constructed during colonial period from the 19 century, now still using for government offices.
  • After we continue to market place where many stores selling regional products and specially wet, dried and preserved marine products.
  • After then, enjoy the sunset at Maung Ma Gan Beach.
  • Back to hotel and overnight in Dawei.
DAY (10)-Dawei – North Sisters – North Bay Beach – Mermaid Beach – Dawei
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to jetty, Boat trip starts at 09:00AM from Tha Bwat Seik fishing village. It’s a one and half hour cruise to North Sisters where you can see hard coral, sea fan and so many kinds of fish in the crystal water.
  • Then 15 minutes cruise to North Bay Beach for swimming, sunbathing, visiting on the beach and snorkeling. We will serve sea food lunch on boat. After lunch continue to Mermaid Beach for snorkeling, visiting and playing on the beach.
  • And then your thrilling snorkeling and visiting pristine beach sea adventure day trip will say good bye with the last rays of sunlight waving on the sea we return to Dawei.
  • Estimated time arrival – 06:00PM
  • Overnight at hotel in Dawei.

Remark: The program may change depending on the tide and weather condition.

DAY (11)-Dawei-Yangon by flight & transfer to hotel
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport and depart for Yangon by scheduled flight.
  • Arrive at Yangon, transfer to hotel and relax.
  • Overnight at hotel in Yangon.



Le Planteur is situated in a more than 1 hectare of landscaped luxurious tropical garden. Its colonial era mansion is a unique blend of colonial design with charming Myanmar influences. The tall slender palms waving their fronds in the cool breeze, the relaxing music and diffuse lighting all serve to make the garden a little corner of paradise.

The restaurant offers excellent service & has received numerous awards.

DAY (12)-Departure from Yangon (B)
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Arrive at Yangon and departure from home country.