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Treasures of Myanmar Tour

Itinerary Overview

Journey into the Land of the Golden Pagodas on a 12-day adventure in Myanmar (Burma). Start from Yangon, enjoy stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda. Drift to the floating villages on serene Inle Lake, visit the floating garden. Climb Mandalay Hill for lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Fly to the ancient city of Bagan, home to over 2,200 temples and pagodas. With its warm people and mystical culture, find enchantment in Myanmar.

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. 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 - Fly to Heho - Pindaya

After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Pindaya (60km) about 90 minutes drive. After check in at hotel, make an excursion to the caves which houses over 8,000 Buddha Images of various sizes, made from teak, lacquer, marble, alabaster and cement. In the afternoon, explore the district for it's famous traditional paper & umbrella making home base cottage industry. Overnight in Pindaya

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Pindaya

DAY 3: Pindaya - Inle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, we are transferring by road to Inle Lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by "long-tail" boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. 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. Overnight in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 4: Inle Lake boat excursion

After breakfast at the hotel, visit floating market which is a 5day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

DAY 5: Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay

After breakfast, we are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to Mandalay and check in at hotel. Afternoon, 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. Overnight in Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 6: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill

Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks, and monasteries. The most fascinating visit will be the time watching the monks during worship time and enjoying their daily meal. Drive to Mandalay Pier, embark on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell, the 90 ton ringing bell. In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery: noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda: known to hold the world largest book, then conclude the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the Burmese sunset and the panoramic view of the city. Overnight in Mandalay....

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

DAY 7: 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 8: 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 9: Bagan

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 10: 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 11: Bagan - Fly to Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival check in to your hotel to drop off your luggage. We will continue 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 Chaukhtutgyi pagoda, a huge reclining Buddha image. After lunch, we plan to visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnightl in Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 10: 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 (11 nights)

Meals

11 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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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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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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