Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience, visiting the main historical destinations along with a private sunset cruise on the fabled Ayeyarwady River.

Multi-day Tour Essential Myanmar
Destination Myanmar
City Yangon
Departure Location Yangon Hotel
Stops at Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake
Tour Ends Yangon
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Schedule

Guaranteed Departure Aapplies: As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

NOTE: We regret we do not accept children under 15 years old on this tour.


Day 1: Yangon

Arrive in Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Later, enjoy an introductory tour of the city.

Day 2: Yangon (B, L)

By local ferry, cross the Yangon River to Dala village, a striking contrast to Yangon. Enjoy a trishaw ride through small lanes, market streets and friendly village neighbourhoods. Return to Yangon and visit Little India and Chinatown.

Day 3: Yangon – Mandalay (B)

Transfer to Yangon Airport for a flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, visit Mandalay’s key sights, ending the day a top Mandalay Hill.

Day 4: Mandalay (B)

Embark on a journey to the ancient kingdoms of Myanmar near Mandalay – Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura.

Day 5: Mandalay – Bagan (B)

ransfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Bagan. Your exploration of this historic area will include key temples and pagodas, followed by a sunset horse cart ride around the temples.

Day 6: Bagan (B)

Adventure by electric bicycle today, allowing you to travel via the small back streets to visit remote corners of Bagan. Late afternoon, transfer to Ayeyarwady River for a private sunset cruise.

Day 7: Bagan – Inle Lake (B)

Transfer to Bagan Airport for a flight to Heho, followed by a drive and local boat to Inle Lake. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat tour to Indaing, at the western end of the lake.

Day 8: Inle Lake (B)

During today’s excursion by boat, see the famous one-legged rowers and the typical floating gardens, learn about local methods of fishing and village life. The afternoon includes a pagoda and monastery visit

Day 9: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)

Journey by boat to Nyaung Shwe town and visit nearby Red Mountain Estate – a lush vineyard where wine tastings are on offer. Later, transfer to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon.

Day 10: Yangon (B)

Today, transfer to Yangon Airport where tour arrangements end.

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