The Best of Myanmar Tour - 8 days

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Myanmar Best Tour by Local Operator 2017/2018/2019. View details with 1950 Tripadvisor Reviews.

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Highlights of Myanmar Tour

Itinerary Overview

It’s not hard to see why tourism in Myanmar has been booming lately. With so many different locations and experiences, there’s bound to be something for everyone. For those interested in historical sites, Myanmar is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia.
Various kingdoms have come and gone over time, leaving behind a wide array of temples, pagodas, and other monuments. Myanmar also has a plethora of ethnic groups, resulting in a colorful blend of cultures. The people of Myanmar lead all kinds of lives, shaped by urban, rural, and religious influences. Throughout this 8-day tour, you will be able to see all of this for yourself..

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrival in Yangon where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent 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". 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 - Bagan

This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and 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 3: Bagan - 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

DAY 4: Bagan- Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaun U airport for flight to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Proceed to Mandalay and check in at the hotel.
After refreshment, you will take a sightseeing tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. 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 5: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay.
After lunch, drive to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the silversmith work place on our way back to hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 6: Mandalay - Inle Lake

After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Transfer by road to Inle Lake and transfer to our hotel by long tail boat across the lake. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 7: Inle Lake - Yangon

We are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Yangon. Our route takes us back to Heho and down the escarpment to Nyaung-Shwe for a busy local market. Check in at airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the "pilgrims" causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 8: 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

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Meals

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

Price Includes

Price Excludes

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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