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Grand Myanmar Tour

Itinerary Overview

Discover the best of Myanmar on this two-week itinerary. You'll start and end in Yangon, stopping along the way to wander through the ancient temples of Bagan, explore the former royal capital of Mandalay, and gaze upon the spectacular waters of Inle Lake. We've also included a few local neighborhoods and hidden corners not featured in most ordinary Myanmar journeys.


Route: Yangon - Bago - Mandalay - Mingun - Monywa - Bagan - Inle Lake - Indein - Yangon
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible departure and customized itinerary
Guide & Driver: Local station English-speaking guides, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3*, 4* and 5* well selected hotels

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Myanmar Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off you luggage. Free for personal activities. Overnight in Yangon.

Note*: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing

08:00: pickup at the hotel for the city tour to visit most interesting sites. We start with visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Chauk Htat Gyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha. The feet of the statue are carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Then we visit Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land". Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market before heading back to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 3: Yangon – Bago – Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, Day return sightseeing trip to Bago. Visit to Kyaikpon four seated Buddha Images. Kyakhatwine Monastery, where a thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10 am in total silence, Kanbawza Thardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung, Kalayani Sima (Ordination Hall), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the world’s most beautiful reclining Buddha, Wood Carving Industry and Bago local Market. Visit enroute World War II Allied War Grave Cemetery near Taukkyant. Drive back to Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 4: Yangon - Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for Mandalay, Up on arrive Mandalay and check in to hotel and Mandalay full day sightseeing; visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Mandalay Palace and in the afternoon to observe the Gold leaf beating, Stone carving, Wood carving and Tapestry and an enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 5: Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun

After breakfast at hotel, Proceed to Amapura visit to Mahagandayon Monastery, observe Myanmar Traditional Hand-Woven silk workshop, visit to Mahagandayon Monastery, enjoy beautiful scenery at U Bein Bridge. In the afternoon depart from Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Mingun Pahtotawgyi, the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and beautiful Myatheintan Pagoda. Drive back to Mandalay. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 6: Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Sagaing Hill, a complete retreat from the hurly-burly life or a corner for peace and silence. The hill is actually a home for hundreds of monasteries. It contributes a significant role in Myanmar religious belief. After visiting Sagain Hill continue drive to Monywa. Arrive Monywa and check into your hotel. After lunch, proceed by road to Shwe Ba Hill and Phowin Taung caves to see the seldom visited 15th Phowin Taung temple complex where more than 450,000 sandstone Buddha's were carved in the hillsides in caves and tiny niches. Return to Monywa and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa

DAY 7: Monywa - Pokkaku - Bagan

After breakfast, before heading to Pokkaku, make a town tour of Monywa which includes Thanboddhay Paya (with 500,000 of Buddha images) and Boddhi Tahtaung (one thousand of bo tree). Heading south out of Monywa we take a seldom-driven road through a rice growing region along the Chindwind River to Pokkaku. Here we take a local ferry across the river and continue drive into Bagan for sunset on a pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 8: Bagan sightseeing

After breakfast, depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 9: Excursion to Mt. Popa

This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan (optional) and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It's time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort ( 1hr drive ) for our lunch. The restaurant offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 10: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Proceed to Inle Lake. Visiting Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung (Jamping Cat) Monastery. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 11: Inle Lake – Indein sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel, Visit to Indein, ancient pagodas, Shan Cheroot making, free for leisure in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 12: Inle - Free day

Enjoy your free day to relax in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 13: Inle -Yangon

Free and easy till airport transfer for the flight to Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 14: Yangon - Departure


After breakfast, you are free until your departure time. Our driver will take you to Yangon International Airport for your flight home. Tour ends...

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

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Important Notes:

  • THIS IS OUR DEFAULT ITINERARY AND IS CHANGEABLE DEPENDING ON YOUR INTEREST

Hotels & Prices

Hotel Categories

Private Tour

01 May - 30 Sept
(Low season)

01 Oct  - 30 Apr
(High season)

Economy (3*)

Yangon: Grand United Hotel (Alone)
Bagan: Floral Breeze Hotel
Mandalay: ShweIngyinn Hotel 
Kalaw: Hill Top Villa Hotel
Inle Lake : Amazing Nyaungshwe
Ngapali: Pleasant View Resort

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Superior (3-4*)


Yangon: Best Western Green Hill Hotel 
Bagan: Amazing Bagan 
Mandalay: Best Western Plus (Eastern Palace Hotel)
Kalaw: Hill Top Villa Hotel
Inle Lake: Paramount InleResort
Nagapali: Amazing Ngapali

Deluxe (4*)

Yangon: SuleShangri-la Hotel
Bagan: BaganThande Hotel
Mandalay: Mandalay HillResort 
Kalaw: Royal Kalaw Hills Resort 
Inle Lake: Pristine Lotus Inle Resort
Nagapali: Jade Marina Resort& Spa

Luxury (5*)

Yangon: The Governor's Residence 
Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel
Mandalay: Mandalay HillResort 
Kalaw: Royal Kalaw Hills Resort
Inle Lake: Aureum Palace Hotel
Nagapali: SandowayResort

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Notes*:

  • Checkin time: 14:00pm/Checkout time: 12:00pm. Early checkin/late check out is not included.
  • Our quotation based on lowest room type at all the hotel. Upgrade can be done with surcharge.
  • All prices are in USD per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Similar hotels are selected if any of above are booked
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Important information

What's included ?

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights)

Meals

13 Breakfasts
Note*: breakfast is included at the hotel.

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 3 Internal flights (Yangon - Mandalay; Bagan - Heho; Heho - Yangon)

Price Excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

  • FOC for infant under 2 years old (full charge for flight tickets)
  • 02 - 6 years old without bed: 35% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
Note*: full charge for all flights is applied in case of cancellation

Customer Reviews

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Um pais que mistura tradição, cultura e amor
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A viagem dos sonhos. A antiga Birmânia é o destino mais exótico, selvagem e inexplorado que visitei até hoje. Um país difícil ainda de recorrer, mas não por isso menos instigante. Recomendo fazer a viagem de forma independente, já que dessa forma terá contato com a verdadeira realidade do país. Inesquecível.
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Mature Couples
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Myanmar tour!
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Siamo da poco rientrati da un viaggio molto bello. Tutto secondo le nostre aspettative. Devo riconoscere all'agenzia E-Travel grande professionalità. Ci ha aiutato a risolvere qualche problema che si era generato nel precedente soggiorno di Bangkok. Tutto il tour è stato perfetto. Preciso e puntuale come da programma. Le guide sono state molto solerti a soddisfare tutte le nostre richieste. Non sto a descrivere il viaggio classico Yangoon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay. Voli interni e hotel tutto come da richieste. L'interesse nostro era prettamente fotografico vista la nostra passione. E il risultato è stato molto soddisfacente. Consiglio per chi avesse intenzione l'agenzia E-Travel. Unica avvertenza che non c'entra con l'agenzia fate attenzione che i dollari che porterete siano perfetti e possibilmente con conio successivo al 2012 perché le banche e gli sportelli di cambio fanno storie.
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Group of Friends
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Amazing Experience
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Myanmar has been on my bucket list for quite some time and there is no better way to experience the beauty of this destination than with my own exclusive tour, a personal tour guide for every step of the way and a tailor made programme.

E-Travel Myanmar really exceeded my expectations by providing me with a personalised tour which invited me to experience some of the grandest sights and expeditions but also ensured I would have a real taste of the local culture.
I was very excited to learn that my personalised tour could also include spontaneity and some exclusive experiences provided by my tour guide.
Just to clarify, yes you are provided with a schedule by your tour guide, however, they surprised me on multiple occasions by introducing a new experience, route or destination.
As I am not one to follow a map and a compass, this was exactly the tour I wanted full of intrigue and surprises.

My tour guide was a fountain of knowledge, both of the local culture, surrounding Buddhism and of the architecture, history, wildlife and the best ways in which I could experience Burma for the first time.

Truly a mesmerising experience to explore the ancient temples, the beautiful landscape and to meet the local communities.

Yangon is a vibrant city with a lot of history and architecture to appreciate.
As Burma was colonised by the British for over a hundred years, there is still a western influence within the city.
However, Bagan was also within my tour and this is where I could really experience the beauty and the origins of Myanmar ... and of course enjoy the Hot Air balloon ride - an unforgettable experience! One that was a spontaneous decision by myself but all organised perfectly by E-Travel.

I highly recommend E-Travel Myanmar to anyone wishing to have the best experience of this beautiful country.
Mr Aung was extremely helpful with all of my travel arrangements!
I am looking forward to booking with them again in the future!
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Solo Travellers
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Inle Lake a highlight of our 10 day tour
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We dealt extensively with Soe Soe of E-Travel for a last minute holiday with our son and partner. They accommodated our wish list of Yangon, Bagan, Inle and Ngpali. We decided against Mandalay as it meant too much travelling. After negotiation we managed to pay by credit card although initially we were asked to bring cash! The tour was not cheap as we opted for 3-4* hotels throughout. Our guides were all local to the various area and accompanied us throughout. We had to make it clear that we would like to experience local food and not the tourist offerings. In fact the local food in Myanmar is amazing, tasty, not too spicy, very varied and fresh. Markets throughout the country are full of variety, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, bamboo plus the local blacksmith and weaning sow. Our guide in Inle, Te (Tay) was exceptional as was Inle itself. A magical water experience. The downside was Amata Resort Hotel. We stayed over Christmas and knew about the compulsory Christmas Eve dinner. The next night however there was nowhere else we could eat and was the most expensive and worst meal of the holiday. However when we complained the response by E-Travel was exceptional, the hotel refunded the cost of the meal and a free taxi was arranged to take us to the town half an hours drive away. We were a little disappointed with Bagan as we felt we didn't really experience the amazing sights of the temples. We left for an early morning flight as the balloons were rising and it would have been wonderful to be left to wander through rather than be transported one hundred yards by taxi! Saving grace was the amazing hospitality of San Thi Dar restaurant who gave us gifts to take home.
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Mingalabar!!!
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We (4 friends) were looking for a tailor made travel to Myanmar. After several evaluations with travel agencies in Portugal and in Myanmar local market, we have decided to travel with E-Travel Myanmar. Excellent decision!! Soe Soe was our local support to organize everything and what a fantastic professional!! Do not hesitate if you want to visit Myanmar. Organize your program with E-Travel team. All local guides were very professional with a special word of thank you for Jack, So So and Thinn Thinn.
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