The Best of Myanmar 10 Days
Within 10 days, The Best of Myanmar trip combines the most beautiful attractions of Myanmar with a perfect touch to country’s highlight covering the landscapes, culture and local hospitality…
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The Best of Myanmar 10 Days
Within 10 days, The Best of Myanmar trip combines the most beautiful attractions of Myanmar with a perfect touch to country`s highlight covering the landscapes, culture and local hospitality.
Tour Duration: 10 days / 09 nights
Route: Yangon Arrival – Yangon tour – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw – Nyaung Shwe Jetty – Inle – Indein – Nyaung Shwe Jetty – Heho – Yangon departure
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Yangon city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Day 02: Yangon (B)
Day 03: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Day 04: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B)
Day 05: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mandalay (B)
Day 06: Mandalay – Fly Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (B)
Day 07: Kalaw – Nyaung Shwe Jetty – Inle (B)
Day 08: Inle – Indein – Inle (B)
Day 09: Inle – Nyaung Shwe Jetty – Heho – Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 10: Yangon Departure (B)
- Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers mention in program
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
- All the internal flights with economy cabin including tax
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Domestic Boat fares as per Itinerary
- All entrance fees
- International Air fare
- Travel Insurance
- Airport Tax when Int’l Departure: US & 10.00 per pax
- Personal Expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc…
- Meals (Lunches & Dinners)
- Additional tour
- Visa on arrival services
- Day1 Yangon Arrival
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. You are welcomed by our experienced English Speaking Guide then transfer to the hotel.
The rest of time is free at your leisure.
Ovenright in Yangon.
- Day2 Yangon (B)
Your excursion begins with a tour through Yangon’s colonial style city central. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated; Sule Pagoda – a landmark in downtown Yangon. Continue visit Swedaw Pagoda (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held.
After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a “hamsa-bird –shaped’s floating barge on Kadawgyi Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) market with hundreds of foods, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores, proceed to Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple and at the riverside located Botataung pagoda then visit the Shwedagon Paya- described by Somerset Maugham: ”The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar.
Overnight in Yangon.
- Day3 Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Arrive Nyaung – U airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel.
We begin a full-day sightseeing tour by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple – the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu who was also called the “Kalagya Min or the king killed by the kalas. To finish of the day, experience by local horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Enjoy sunset from the temple then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.
- Day4 Bagan - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B)
After breakfast, drive to Mt Popa, en route you will visit some villages and watch the collection of juice from palm trees and its conversion into palm sugar. Rising out of the shimmering heat, the solitary volcanic crag of Mt. Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful ”nats”.
Overnight in Bagan.
- Day5 Bagan – Fly to Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B)
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay International Airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver then start full day sightseeing tour of Mandalay. Firstly, excursion to Amarapura: Maha Gandayone Monastery – home to several thousand young monks where you can watch the whole monastery having their meal silently, 200 years old U Bein teak bridge built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop teak posts.
Continue on, excursion coach to Sagaing by passing Ava Bridge; enjoy the panoramic view at the top of the hill then visit Silversmith & Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive to Mandalay and free at the leisure.
Overnight in Mandalay.
- Day6 Mandalay - Fly Heho - Pindaya – Kalaw (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check – out to the hotel and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Heho
Upon arrival at Heho airport, welcomed by our tour guide and driver then drive to Pindaya (Approx: 2 hours) through the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain rice. Visit magnificent Pindaya caves set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Continue on, visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols. Drive to Kalaw (1&1/2 hrs) – a popular hill station in the British days. You can enjoy cozy scenes along the way. Check in to your hotel and free at the leisure.
Overnight in Kalaw.
- Day7 Kalaw - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Inle (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the colourful market to see people ways of life, visit Christ the King Church – a brick Catholic Church and Hnee Paya – features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha. Later on, drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake: famous for its unique leg rower (2 & ½ hrs drive). Arrive Nyaung Shwe and proceed to Inle Lake by local boat to the hotel, check in to the hotel then start an excursion tour by boat on Inle Lake, heading to the middle of Inle Lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State. Floating Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery which is famous for its (Jumping – Cats Show).
Overnight in Inle.
- Day8 Inle - Indein - Inle (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then excursion by boat on Inle Lake will includes sights of the famous leg rowers typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent sceneries. Visit one of the local markets in the Inle lake region (on market days by days). And then, an excursion by boat to the Western Shore of Inle Lake to the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Dein Pagoda complex. Return back to hotel.
Overnight in Inle.
- Day9 Inle - Nyaung Shwe Jetty - Heho - Fly to Yangon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, meet then tranfer to the hotel. On the way, visit Mahapasana Cave (if open) where Sixth Buddhist Synod was held, Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) and Karaweik Royal Barge (A Royal floating Barge on a lake for the fantastic photo view). Check in to your hotel. Afternoon shopping to the the Bogyoke Market (Scotts market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Visit to China Town & Fruit market to see evening life of Yangon. Transfer to the hotel and leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.
- Day10 Yangon Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then free and leisure at the hotel until departure for next destination.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.
The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:
Step 1: Check Rates
Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.
Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.
Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).
Step 2: Book Extra Services
This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.
Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.
Step 3: Submit Booking
Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.
After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.
Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.
Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit
1. Check availability :
After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.
Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.
After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:
If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information
If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.
Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.