Our Myanmar & the Irrawaddy tour is specially designed for those who are interested in not only the poetic sceneries but also the simple beauty of the local residents. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all other information shall be in the detail below
International flights shall take you to the vibrant city of Yangon to start your discovery.
Yangon is the heart of Myanmar's spiritual life and a bustling city full of crumbling colonial charm. Yangon fascinates visitors by its ancient beauty, the multiculturalism with many attractive destinations. If you once have visited this place, you will experience the wistfulness and will not want to leave it. Some must-see attractions in Yangon include Independence Monument, Myanmar National Museum and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda.
The next destination shall be the city of Mandalay which can be reaches by a domestic flight from Yangon. Your experience here include cruising upstream Mingun River to visit the Mingun Pagoda, Mya Thein Tan Pagoda and to explore the temple-filled Sagaing Hills. We can also visit the world’s longest wooden bridge of U Bein which can be an ideal standing point for admiring sunset.
You have a full day immersing in the pristine beauty of Mandalay with lots of beauty landscapes and ancient temples. We spent 1 morning in Mandalay climbing to Mandalay Hill – the “should not be ignored” destination there. We then visit the “must see places” of the city like Shwe Nam Daw monastery, Sanda Muni and the outskirt areas. The old city of Amarapura and Mahagandayon Monastery are some addresses that worth visiting.
Sailing down the renowned river of Irrawaddy and spend your night there shall be unforgettable experience for you in the trip to Myanmar. While enjoying pretty landscapes on the river shores, you can relaxingly sip on a cocktail. We have some drops on the way to visit the colossal Mingun Pagoda, and see the famous Mingun bell. This is more information about your trip in Mingun Ancient Village.
The cruise shall take you to a leisure pace with picturesque landscapes. The interesting place to discover here are the hill around Sagaing which are full of temples, pagodas and monasteries. The afternoon will be spent at Yandabo Village with a special handicraft of pot – making. Your experience here is witnessing their working process; admiring the products and buy them as the souvenir.
Serving as the capital of Bagan kingdom during more than 2 centuries, Pagan is the gathering place of numerous huge and valuable architectural works which can be compared with the two renowned Buddhist temple complexes of Ankor Wat in Cambodia and Borovodur in the Central of Java Island, Indonesia. Visit some of these numerous temples including Htilominlo and Dhammayangyi, before enjoying a spectacular sunset from the summit of Aureum Watch-Tower shall be interesting experiences.
Your the 8th day begins as you browse the waves of Nyaung Oo Market to arrive in Mt. Popa to explore the breathtaking Taung Kalat monastery there. You have a whole day in Popa before returning to Bagan.
On this day, a short sail on boat shall take you to Kyun Thiri River Village with the specialties of local tea and snack as well as the famous monastery. You have a free afternoon enjoy landscapes of this village.
Leaving Kyun Thiri River Village, you will come to Heho airport. This is a small but quite crowded airport as any one coming to Burma are almost longing for visit Inle Lake (read more about the life on Inle Lake and the nearby Kalaw mountainous area which is said to be small but beautiful and suitable for trekking. Getting on boat, you will village a traditional village on Inle Lake called Nanpan with their traditional handicraft of making boat. You will also visit a cheroot making factory before continuing on to Phaungdaw U Pagoda and the ingenious floating gardens.
Do you know about Inn Paw Khon - the village of lotus in Inle Lake.
In the morning, you have time to visit a local market where you can see and buy some local products. You are then transferred by boat boat to the western shore of the lake to explore the crumbling Shwe Indein Pagoda complex.
After the breakfast, we say goodbye to Inle Lake with pretty landscapes and friendly locals to return to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon.
You have leisure time in Yangon while waiting for the departure flight to your country. Let's visit the local and night markets in Yangon to take some interesting souvenirs to come back home. Try some beer or coffee restaurant in Yangon is other suggestion.
Departure to other countries in Asia or to your homeland. End of Myanmar tour 14 days.