A Land Of Mystery

Travel Highlight Myanmar Tours

Duration: 12 days

From $1,160pp

from $1160 pp

Overviews

Within 12 days, our tour will take you to a land of mystery  in the world where unspoilt natures and incredible cultural heritages attracts your sense of travel with more than your enjoyment. Begin with the very first stop, Yangon and passing many other attractive sites of the country like Bagan – the plain of temples and stupas, Inle Lake – the most famous lake of Myanmar, and numerous Buddhist temple and unique Buddha images, you will have the most memorable…

Why you'll love this trip

  • Yangon -the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia
  • Outstanding landscapes with colorful tribes
  • Bagan, an ancient city from 11th to 13th centuries where over 10000 Buddhist temples, pagoda and monasteries were located.
  • Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar and the centre of Burmese culture.
  • Centre with numerous Buddhist monasteries, Sagaing Hill
  • Amazing panoramic View
  • The place where can find unfinished giant Mingun Pathodawgyi Pagoda
  • The third largest bell in the world, Mingun Bell
  • An ancient imperial capital of Successive Burmese kingdom
  • Inle Lake, a unique freshwater lake which is popular because of landscapes, ways of life, floating islands and Unique Leg-rowers
  • Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages

 

 

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing (B)

    Arrive at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our tour guide. Check in to hotel. Afternoon tour of Yangon includes Karaweik Hall a Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo stop, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha. Drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market and Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

     

  2. Day 2: Yangon – Mandalay – Mingun (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, proceed to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Settawya Pagoda, MingunPahtotawgyi, and the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda.

    In the afternoon, 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. MandalayPalace and in the evening enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

     

  3. Day 3: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novice (Sanga) studying Buddhist Literatures with strictly obeying rule and regulation of the Monastery according to Buddha teaching. In the afternoon, cross the small river by ferry boat to make joyful excursion by horse cart at Ava (Innwa); it was one of ancient Myanmar capitals before British annexation in 1885. Next, proceed to Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous Pagodas and Monasteries. Continue to visit Khaungmudaw Pagoda. Then, transfer back to U-Beinbridgeand enjoy sunset before going back to Hotel.

     

     

  4. Day 4: Mandalay – Monywa (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, drive to Monywa. Visit to a sandstone cave Po Win Daung, named after a famous “Zawgyi” (alchemist) who once lived here. The Caves of Po Win Daung, numbering more than one hundred, are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the AVA style but some may date from the 14th Century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Daung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. Overnight at hotel in Monywa.

     

     

  5. Day 5: Monywa – Pakokku – Bagan (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Pakokku, lying across the historic Bagan, it is likely the most popular town of the region and traditionally noted for its impressive Buddhist learning centers and weaving, the latter is now sharply decreased. Newly built bridge is enlisted as the longest bridge in Myanmar. Visit local market and transfer to jetty by private boat to Bagan. Upon arrival, drive to hotel. Along the way, see nature of local people and beautiful scenery.

     

     

     

     

     

  6. Day 6: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

    Have breakfast at hotel. Then, start sightseeing with colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, KyansitthaUmin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes and Htilominlo Temple. After the must visit to lacquer ware workshop; continue to Manuha Temple; Nanphaya, the residence of Kind Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural master pieceandOak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colors paintings. Enjoy the breath taking sunset from ShwesandawPagoda.Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

     

     

  7. Day 7: Bagan Sightseeing (B)

    Start morning sightseeing with Lawkananda Pagoda; East and West PhetLeik with clay plaque Jatakascenes;Thatbyinnyu Temple; Shwegugyi Temple; Palace site and Tharaba Gate. Tour includesApeyadanaTemplewith the paintings ofMahayana concept; Nagayon Temple; Archaeological Museum; Dhamayangyi Temple, a massive Temple with finest brick work andMingalarZedito watch sunset over theAyeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

     

     

  8. Day 8: Bagan – Popa – Kalaw (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, depart by road for Kalaw, a mountain resort town in the Southern Shan State. Enroute visit Mt.Popa, is considered the early font of power for the mystical world of the nats. Climb up Mt. Popa and view the surrounding area. Proceed to Kalaw. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

     

     

  9. Day 9: Kalaw – Pindaya – Inle (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, start sightseeing in the beautiful hill station,Kalaw. Then, drive to Pindayaand visit Pindaya caves, Pindaya lakes; home base paper making and umbrella making industry. Next proceed to the famous Inle Lake, the residence of the Intha People and a kind of water would.

     

     

  10. Day 10: Inle Lake (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, start full day Inlelake sightseeing by boat visiting to PhaungDawOo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and NgePeChaungMonastery.Overnight at hotel in Inle.

     

     

  11. Day 11: Indein – Yangon (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, visit the Indein Pagoda is located near the Indein creek; it is narrow and has many twist and turns. Paddy fields around the creek receive water from the creek. Here our beat start venturing into a small canal and pass through the beautiful scenery on the way to Pa O Hill tribe village. After visiting the local market, we enjoy walk to the very impressive ruins containing hundred ancient pagodas, some of which are hidden in the lush vegetation and overnight at hotel in Inle.

     

     

  12. Day 12: Yangon Departure (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, free for leisure at your hotel before that departure time and transfer to airport for your departure flight.

     

     

Price & Inclusion

Price with accommodation

Group Size Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
1 $2865 pp $3239 pp $4136 pp
2 $1633 pp $1820 pp $2266 pp
3-7 $1501 pp $1688 pp $2134 pp
>=8 $1160 pp $1353 pp $1804 pp
Single supplement $407 pp $577 pp $985 pp

All prices are quoted per Person in US Dollars

Hotel listing

Location Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
Yangon Hotel Grand United (Superior ), Ahlone Branch (City View) Taw Win Garden Hotel (Deluxe), Parami Hotel (Deluxe) Lotte Hotel (Deluxe), Wyndham Hotel (Superior)
Mandalay Victoria Palace Hotel (Deluxe), Amazing Mandalay, (Deluxe) Hotel ShwePyi Thar (Deluxe Mountain View), Eastern Palace Hotel (Deluxe) Hilton Resort ( Deluxe Garden View), Rupar Mandalar Resort (Deluxe)
Monywa Win Unity Hotel ( Superior) Win Unity hotel (Deluxe ) Win Unity hotel (Deluxe (Lake View)
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel (Superior), Bagan Sense Hotel, (Deluxe) Ayer River View Hotel (Deluxe), Ananta Hotel (Deluxe) Aureum Palace Resort ( Deluxe), Bagan Lodge (Deluxe)
Kalaw Pine Hill Resort Hotel (Superior Royal Kalaw Hill Resort Hotel (Royal Kalaw Hill Villa) Amara Mountain Resort Hotel (Deluxe)
Inle Lake The Serenity Hotel (Deluxe Garden View), Amazing Inlay Resort (Deluxe) Pristine Lotus Resort ( Floating Duplex), Ananta Inlay (Deluxe) Aureum Palace Resort (Villa on the shore), Villa Inle Resort (Garden View Single Villa)

In case the above-mentioned hotels are not available, hotels of similar standards shall be provided.

Price without accommodation

Group Size Price
1 $2013 pp
2 $1207 pp
3-7 $1075 pp
>=8 $737 pp

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with twin or sharing room at the mentioned hotels or similar ones including breakfast (B)
  • Domestic air ticket as per indicate program
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Sightseeing tour with entrance fees and transfer as specified
  • Boat charges as per program
  • All transfer and transportation with air conditional car service
  • Station English speaking guide for sightseeing tour (Remark: Throughout Guide will be used start from the group of 10 People.)
  • Two small drinking water bottles per day ( except cruise excursion or free days)
  • Government tax and service charge

Exclusions

  • International air tickets & Visa
  • Personal expenses and beverage & Items of a personal nature
  • Tips /Gratuities for driver, guide and porter
  • Single room supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Meal (Lunch /Dinner)
  • Departure airport tax (if any)
  • Any optional tours and additional activities
  • Surcharge for peak season and compulsory gala dinner on 24 and 31 Dec and Water Festival (12nd April to 16 April)

 

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We have just finished 12 days tour starting and finishing in Yangon. This was fancinasting tour for travelling Yangon. The guides were so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their job and the destination we visited. Their English was surprisingly good. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is thinking about taking this trip.
I would just like to say a very big thank you to A Travel Mate who organised our travelling with travel sphere in April 2018.

Susan Porter
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We have just returned from this tour organised by Angelina Ms from A Travel Mate offices in Hanoi. From the time we landed in Yangon until our departure 12 days later we could not have been looked after any better or experienced as many wow moments. We traveled through Myanmar to Bagan, Mandalay, Monywa, Kalaw and Inde Lake. The transfers were seamless and we were always met by enthusiastic and informative guides from A Travel Mate. These guides provided us with a wonderful insight into the culture, the many attractions across Myanmar and more importantly the local people. The accommodation… Read more »

Curlew Thompson
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This is our 3rd trip with A Travel Mate and as always everything was absolutely perfect. We live very busy lives and often have very little time to plan our adventures. This is where we turn to Angelina (Ms.) for help. Angel is INCREDIBLE and turns all our trips into magical experiences where everything is smooth and effortless and just the way we want it. We tend not to have too much time but always want to see a lot. She always helps us organised everything to suit our needs. This time we went to Myanmar for 12 days and… Read more »

Thomas K
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I don’t often write reviews, but we made such a good experience of our private round trip in Myanmar, that I feel the duty to tell you about it. Our guide, Mrs. Dan Aye Aye Thant,from A Travel Mate, was the best guide we ever had!!!, and we travel a lot around the world and had already many experiences with guides. Aye Aye Thant is a perfect french speaking guide, she stayed with us during the whole round trip. Her organisation, professionalism, engagement, motivation was first class. We loved her humor and her personality , she is simply THE BEST!… Read more »

Wigan from United Kingdom
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I took a tour of Yangon with Mini Soe in October. She was an excellent guide with lots of local knowledge and i learned so much off her about Myanamar and Buddhism. We got on really well and i enjoyed her youthfull views on life in Myanmar. I would highly recommend MiniSoe if you are looking for a guide in Yangon.

Lee Ji Hong
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We booked this tour on-line from Australia. Ms Angel Vu was an excellent Travel Agent and always kept us informed, both during the booking period and while we were on tour, The guides provided were very informative and their English was excellent. However, sometimes it took a while to get used to their accents. The drivers provided were quite cautious in their driving. The hotels chosen were 3 Star but as with all 3 star hotels in SE Asia the facilities were excellent and the beds very comfortable. We visited several of the main attractions in Myanmar such as Inle… Read more »

Claire Dana
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Booked a private tour 2 persons leaving 24 Dec from UK for 12 days to see A Land Of Mystery Found A Travel Mate via the internet and always a certain degree of risk booking through a new company who require a large deposit for peak season. However, from the first email to Ms Vu over 6 months ago we received accurate and very helpful information about the tour, a competitive quote and a simple way of sending a deposit with the balance being paid on arrival. We arrived on Xmas day 2018 and from the moment we landed the… Read more »

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We had a 12 day tour of Myanmar covering Yangon, Bagan Mandalay, Monywa, Kalaw and Inle lake. A Travel Mate organised all our pickups tours cars drivers and guides plus an great Itinerary. We were able to vary the itinerary times to suit our selves. as the weather was most hot during the midday we were advised by the guides to take lunch and then go back to hotel until the weather cooled when we would be collected and complete the day tours. The guides we’re excellent in speaking english as well as the drivers who were also very courteous.… Read more »

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Mum and I were looked after every step of the way. Attentive, funny and knowledgeable guides and a very interesting and cultural itinerary. They were very happy to add special request visits into our day. I felt like I didn’t have to worry about anything except enjoy my traveling with everything sorted for me by Ms Angelina We had to change our itinerary partway through due to illness and this was handled quickly and with no stress by the team. I 100% trust this tour company, I would certainly book through then again and recommend them to my friends. They… Read more »

Thomas Kieseing
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After our original plans of booking with a much larger travel were cancelled, I did some internet searching & came across A Travel Mate. I read most of the reviews on Tripadvisor, & decided to go it alone & book the tour. What a rare find it was. If you want a truly grass roots level tour of Myanmar, this is the tour company to use. From initial email contact to actually meeting Myint in person in Yangon, it was all professional, faultless & so easy to deal with from Australia. Forget your big tour companies, A Travel Mate will… Read more »

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