Myanmar Pagodas in Deep Explore 11days

Routing: Yangon – Bagan – Madalay – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Visit the iconic symbol of Myanmar: Shwedagon pagoda, Chautatkhgyi pagoda
  • Drop out at China Market to enjoy bustling life of Yangon
  • Busy markets in Yangon vs Night market in Madalay
  • Horse cart riding to explore local villages in Bagan
  • Climbing up to Mt. Popa and down river for stunning sunset over Irrawaddy
  • Manual boat ride on Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake in Mandalay
  • Seeing Buhhda University, Buddha Cave at Sagaing hillt
  • Visit capital of Shan state and market of Pa-O people
  • Fantastic boat rides on Irrawaddy River and studying the floating markets cover in deep reeds
  • Famous monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay with its sculpture
A top voted Myanmar Adventure will take you the most wonderful aspects makeing this country famous for. Myanmar will overwhelm you right from the first day with golden Shwedagon pagoda with its diamondized top roof, the blending of Indian and Chinese architecture will surely expose you to the dynamic but traditional custom of the ancient capital. The next cities will impress you by masterpieces of pagodas such as: golden Shwezigon pagoda in Bagan or Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay also known as the world biggest book, where thousands of stall are sarcedly protected by stone umbrella like. Climbing up the Sagaing hill, trekking the Pindaya mountainous area or simply riding along Irrawaddy river after a whole adventurous day to enjoy the sunset are absolutely the spotlights of the whole Burma.

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be greeted for the hotel transfer. Enjoy your first visit in Yangon with a leisurely walk in Shwedagon pagoda which features the holy pilgrimage sites with golden stupas, diamondized spires.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Welcome dinner

Day 02: Yangon city tour (B)
Start your visit to Sule pagoda then head to Botataung pagoda by a styled rickshaw. En route, you will encounter many British buildings and exotic food stalls. After that, we drop by China town and Chinese temple.In the afternoon, we visit Chauktatgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue, Kandawgyi lake and conclude our day by Bogyioke market, the biggest market for gems, handicraft, antiques in Myanmar.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Yangon – Bagan (B)
Board a morning flight to Bagan.
Join us for an amazing day insight the heritage sites of Bagan. You will learn about the remainder of more than 2500 temples and their history, discover the uniqueness of its relics and remits.
Htilomino , Gawdamgamgyi , Ananda temples and famous pagodas will be listed on your visiting sites as the major attractions of Bagan.
The highlight of your day is to stretch from magical sunset on the top of Shwenandaw pagoda.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Bagan Discovery (B)
Colorize your Bagan experience with a visit to Nyaung U market. We then visit Shwezigon pagoda, the olden golden pagoda in Bagan located in Nyang U town.
A horse cart ride will take us into the local habitat of Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the Mt. Popa in the afternoon which is the most mythical site in Mingyian plateau, followed by a short visit to the lacquarware factory. The best of this day is the sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay (B)

A short flight will bring you to the last capital of Myamar, Mandalay City.
Our very first discovery of Mandalay starts from Amarapura, known as the former kingdom of Inwa. It is time to watch streams of monks queuing for lunch and studying. Our visit will be followed with a stroll over Ubein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in Myanmar. Enjoy a manual boat ride on Maha Ganayon Kyaung lake.
After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics including imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery, Shwe Inn Bin Kyaung, Mahamuni and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book.
The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B)
Commence your day  with a board ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river.
As the boat travel downstream, we will visit Sagaing Hill with its highlights: Buhhda University, Buddha Cave and viewing point where you can enjoy the panorama of Mandalay.
Free to visit Mandalay night market.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya (B)
Today we will take a flight to Heho where your guide awaits to transfer you to Pindaya. This mountainous area is famous for its cave which is full of Buddha statues. As you travel further into Shan state, you will encounter different ethnic minorities.
Take a breathtaking walk to visit local villages, experience the way local people plan tea, rice, flowers.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
With 2 hour drive, you will arrive in Nyang Shwe town. Start boarding the boat to do sightseeing in Inle Lake from stilt villages of silk weaving, black smith and boat making.
The sightseeing covers the cultural interaction with local people and the unique Jumping Cat pagoda.
Relax by the lake when the sunset comes.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast.

Day 09: Inle Lake – Indein market (B)

The rotating market of Indein which take places in different village in different day attracts many local habitat who are hill tribes. The market is one of the most colorful rendezvous where you encounter Padaung, Intha, Pa O people in their traditional customs and doing their styled trades.
The remainder of the day is for your exploration to the village of Pa-O people and lake side village with our tour guide.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)
Today we will visit Nyang Shwe town and the famous monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay, well known for its ancient sculptures on wood.
Taking afternoon flight back to Yangon. We then have a short visit to National Museum before return to the hotel for refreshment.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Yangon departure (B)
The day is for your leisure. Free to explore the city or buy souvenir until our driver come to pick you up for your departure flight.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast 
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 04 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Bagan - Mandalay, Mandalay- Heho and Heho - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Horse cart riding for surrounding excursion as indicated
9. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
10. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
11. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge

Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
10 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 208US$/person

Important notes
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travellers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

11 days 10 nights


Culture Tour, Boat Ride, SightSeeing,

Group size:

Min: 2


Max: 12


  • Physical Grading:


  • Day by Day Program:

    Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
    Day 02: Yangon city tour (B)
    Day 03: Yangon – Bagan (B)
    Day 04: Bagan Discovery (B)
    Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay (B)
    Day 06: Mingun – Sagaing (B)
    Day 07: Heho – Pindaya (B)
    Day 08: Pindaya – Inle Lake (B)
    Day 09: Inle Lake – Indein market (B)
    Day 10: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)
    Day 11: Yangon departure (B)

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