Highlight of Myanmar

Travel Highlight: Myanmar Tours

Duration: 9 days

From $1,050pp


Myanmar is known as the golden land, and it’s easy to see why with its thousands of temples and pagodas encrusted in gold leaves, diamonds and gems, bathed in the golden light that shines as the sun rises and sets. A religious centre of Buddhism in Southeast Asia, cities like Yangon, the largest city, and Mandalay, the cultural capital, hold treasures like the Shwedagon Pagoda and ancient capitals of the region. Untouched, natural landscapes and diverse ethnic minorities abound in the serene Inle Lake and Bagan, a temple town on its way to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continues to impress with its thousands of dusty-coloured ruins scattered throughout bright tufts of green jungle.

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.
  • 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



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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing

    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. Proceed to Yangon’s City center featuring Sule Pagoda and colonial buildings and shopping at BogyokeAung San (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs and 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 – Bagan (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, proceed to airport for the flight to Bagan. Sightseeing includes visiting to the 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 piece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colors paintings. Enjoy the breath taking sunset from ShwesandawPagoda.Overnight at hotel in Bagan.


  3. Day 3: Bagan (B)

    Have breakfast at hotel, then, start morning sightseeing with Lawkananda Pagoda; East and West PhetLeik with clay plaque Jataka scenes; Thatbyinnyu Temple; Shwegugyi Temple; Palace site and Tharaba Gate. Tour includes ApeyadanaTemplewith the paintings ofMahayana concept; Nagayon Temple; Archaeological Museum; DhamayangyiTemple, a massive Temple with finest brick work andMingalarZedito watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.



  4. Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, 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.



  5. Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay (B)

    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, 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.



  6. Day 6: Mandalay – Heho-Pindaya-Kalaw (B)

    Early morning transfer to airport for flying to Heho and then drive to Pindaya, through picturesque scenery. Visit Pindaya caves, Pindaya lakes; home base paper making and umbrella making industry. Next proceed to Kalaw, a mountain resort town in the Southern Shan Stateand looking around the mountain city .Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.


  7. Day 7: Kalaw – Inle Lake (B)

    After breakfast at hotel, drive to Inle Lake ,arrive NyaungShwe jetty and start scenic boat sightseeing to toPhaungDawOo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and NgePeChaungMonastery.Overnight at hotel in Inle.


  8. Day 8: 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. Then, transfer to airport for the flight back to Yangon.


  9. Day 9: 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 $2139 pp $2381 pp $3047 pp
2 $1331 pp $1452 pp $1787 pp
3-7 $1259 pp $1380 pp $1712 pp
>=8 $1050 pp $1182 pp $1523 pp
Single supplement $292 pp $402 pp $704 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) Amara Mountain Resort Hotel (Deluxe)

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

Price without accommodation

Group Size Price
1 $1545 pp
2 $1034 pp
3-7 $962 pp
>=8 $753 pp


  • 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


  • 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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Christopher Ziikelbach
Christopher Ziikelbach
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       Angelina Ms and her professional staff at A Travel Mate made our 9 days visit to Myanmar the trip of a lifetime. She organised all of our tours, hotels, drivers and guides in a personalised tour that let us experience the many cultures and wonders of Myanmar. Local guides were knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. Hotel bookings and internal flights went without a hitch. Guides and drivers went out of their way to ensure interesting and well paced days. We can highly recommend A Travel Mate as a… Read more »

Lorri, Seattle
Lorri, Seattle
1 year ago
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We had an excellent tour of Myanmar arranged by Angel Vu. We particularly enjoyed Bagan with all the temples. Our hotels were excellent and our local guides and drivers were very good! We enjoyed it greatly!!

1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       We started our trip with a lot of concerns as we did not know about A Travel Mate. But on reaching Yangon, all our concerns were taken off by the team and we enjoyed our 9 day trip to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and to Minguin across the river Irrawaddy. We were five from two families from Bengaluru India and were interested in the historical places of Myanmar. We have a special appreciation for the way they organized the multiple modes of transportation viz., the flights, the cars, boats, exclusively for us.The… Read more »

Frank Dess
Frank Dess
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       We have been booking a 9-days tour in Myanmar with A Travel Mate and they have done an excellent job. We have chosen for the 5*-tour, that offers 5*-accommodations that are beautiful. From the first moment we arrived in Myanmar by plane till we left, everything was organised very very well. All the drivers and guides were very professional and have tried to show us the best of Myanmar at all times. We have got a great impression of the country, the beautiful people that are living there and their culture.… Read more »

Helen Elsey
Helen Elsey
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       Whilst A Travel Mate generally gets excellent reviews as I would expect, I visited Myanmar a couple of years ago exactly on that purpose and got excellent help from Angelina Ms organizing as many attractive locations in Yangoon and Bagan as I could handle during my short stay, flights, very good accommodation, restaurants, pleasant guides and drivers sitting out my photo sessions patiently and always helpful if I had a particular request. Came home with over 1000 images and fond memories of this beautiful country, its super friendly inhabitants and the… Read more »

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       We had a great 9 day tour of Myanmar, organised by Angelina VU. We could probably have needed a few more days with some rest days, but we were limited in the amount of time we had. We had 3 great guides and 1 that was okay. All private car transfers were great, no needing to wait for a group. Hotels were a bit mixed in standard, would probably go for 4* and not 3* if I were to do it again. I left my RayBans in Mandalay and Angelina has… Read more »

Amsler Lia
Amsler Lia
1 year ago
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This trip gave us a wider perspective of Buddhism. We enjoyed visiting the temples and pagodas each with its special history.
Inle Lake was the star attraction of the tour. We could not have imagined how a lake could influence the life of the people.
Thanks again for this wonderful adventure.

Kieran Mclay
Kieran Mclay
1 year ago
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Hotels and guides were fantastic.

The guides I had in Bagan and Yangon were excellent and I particularly appreciated that on my return to Yangon I had access to a guide and driver again until my flight later that same night.

Thank you for all your help in organising the trip – I would highly recommend A Travel Mate to friends planning to travel to Myanmar and I will return to Myanmar for sure in the future – what a beautiful country!

Carru Steven
Carru Steven
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       My friend and I visited Myanmar last month and Ms Angelina has done an exceptional job planning the trip for us. We communicated via email with our needs any expectation and she always responded the email very quickly. The 5 Stars hotels she booked for us, especially in Bagan and Inle Lake were world class. Our tour guide Joes at Bagan and Inle lake were very experienced tour guides and provided us with great local history and hospitality. I will absolutely is A Travel Mate again and recommend to all my… Read more »

Mark Coulson
Mark Coulson
1 year ago

Guide :       Meal :       Transportation :       We were a small group of 3 and had previously had an excellent holiday in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia organised by A Travel Mate so we booked again, this time for Myanmar. Again we were impressed with the organisation, the itinerary and the friendliness and helpfulness of guides and drivers. As with our previous tour in 2018, we enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of a private tour and were very impressed with A Travel Mate service and the care taken to ensure our positive travel experiences and value for money.

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