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Hlaing Mar Htoo

Pegu Travels

Pegu Travels has a staff of over thirty enthusiastic and experienced professionals based in Yangon.

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The program includes the main destinations (Mandalay, Bagan, Inle and Yangon) and extension Loikaw. Loikaw: Loikaw is famous for it´s tribes, trekking and nature. The trip is possible throughout the trip, but rainy seasons from May to September is quite complicated for trekking trip with mud and rains, but preference is less tourists and very green.



Our representative will greet you at Mandalay airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Mandalay, the last capital of the Konbaung dynasty, until its fall in 1885 in the hands of the British. Even today, Mandalay is the religious and cultural center of the country, offering a true aftertaste of the oldest Asia and more deeply Buddhist beliefs. We will continue with other points of interest of Mandalay like the sacred Pagoda of Mahamuni, and its Buddha covered by tons of gold, and some of the oldest relics of Buddhism that can be found there. Also the exquisite monastery carved in wood Shwenandaw, or the extraordinary pagoda of Kuthodaw, and its hundreds of stupas that contain in its interior the biggest open book of the world, that is of marble leaves. Finally, we will enjoy the best sunset on Mandalay Hill, with an interesting view of the entire region and the wild Ayeyarwaddy River. Possibility also to appreciate the sunset on the bridge of U-Bein, located in Amarapura. Overnight in Mandalay Read more

2 nights in Mandalay


Breakfast at hotel, in the morning we will visit the market of Jade stone, the most important of a country that owns more than 80% of the world's reserves of this precious stones. Later, we will visit another former royal capital, Inwa, which was founded in 1364 and was the royal capital for nearly 400 years. Highlights here include the ‘leaning tower of Ava’, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, which was built by masonry as opposed to most other monasteries which are built with wood, and the elegant teakwood Bagaya Monastery. We then continue to Sagaing, which was the capital of the Shan Kingdom in the 14th Century and briefly the capital in the 18th Century, as part of the Konbaung Dynasty. The town is located slightly downriver from Mandalay and has many interested stupas scattered over Sagaing Hill. Finally, we visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here, we will visit the Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and beautiful sunset from U Bein Bridge, which is more than two-hundred years old and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Overnight in Mandalay. Read more



Transfer to the Mandalay's Gawein Jetty at 6 AM for boat cruise down the mighty Irrawaddy River to Bagan and arrive Bagan approximately 05:00 PM. This route has an estimated time of approximately 10 hours. We chose this cruise because during the journey through the waters of the Ayeyarwaddy River, it is the only boat that makes a stop. It will allow us to know the way of life a small town on the bank where they make pots or collect and dry peanuts or other fruits and vegetables according to the time. In addition to your comfort, your friendly and entertaining crew will give us a brief cooking class, and will teach us some of the local traditions such as techniques for wearing "loungyi" (men's skirt from Myanmar). Once you arrive in Bagan, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan. Note: 1) In case of cancellation of the Alliance Myanmar cruise, we will replace it with another boat of the same type or similar. But the other boats usually do not offer the stop and mini cooking class. Breakfast and lunch, simple, are always included. 2) we will arrange Mandalay – Bagan by private car From May to September Read more

2 nights in Bagan


Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning visit to Nyaung U local market. Then, we start the day in one of the most famous and impressive archaeological sites in Asia, the Temples of Bagan (11th to 13th centuries). Points of interest include temples and the most beautiful and ancient pagodas such as Shwezigon, Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi; Ananda; And Ananda Ok Kyaung and the millennial paintings of the kyansittna Umin. After a lunch break, we will visit the traditional lacquering artisans, on a private tour where we can learn about this unique technique from Myanmar. We will continue visiting one of the most amazing pagodas and temples of the place, like the Dhammayangyi Pahto. Finally, we will witness a memorable sunset at the top of a pagoda selected by our guide. * Between the visits to the temples, at 11:00 pm, we will go to a local monastery, little crowded, where about 130 monks stand in line daily and pray before taking their lunch. Monks pile fascinating fossils of trees thousands of years old (and great value). Read more

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After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Heho, the picturesque and abundant Shan State. Then, drive to Nyaung Shwe, we will start the tour in the village of Nyaung Shwe where we will embark on a private boat on the beautiful Inle Lake. Away from the masses of tourists and souvenir shops, we will seek the authenticity of the Lake passing near the local villages of the Lake. The aim is to see the lifestyle of the majority of Inle inhabitants, fishermen and farmers who work with great skill on the beautiful waters and floating crops. We will pass through the most picturesque corners such as the Monastery of Ngaphe Chaung, whose monks have very ancient relics, and that we chose for their privileged situation, with their beautiful views to the floating crops of the lake. We will visit the Inpawkhone village, where you can see how the silk fabric and lotus flower traditionally made by hand and with looms are made. For this area we will also stop to enjoy how the shipyards manufacture in a totally handmade way the ships that sail by Inle. We will also sail to the famous Paung Daw Oo pagoda with five Buddha images (four of them are taken from the temple at the great Paung Daw Oo festival). Finally we will return to the hotel passing through the floating gardens to make the best photos while the sunset gives us surprising changes of color of a landscape that is a world heritage site. Overnight in Inle/Nyaung Shwe Read more

2 nights in Nyaung Shwe/Inle
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Breakfast at the Hotel. We will sail towards the 17th century pagoda of Indein, crossing some of the narrow streams and famous floating gardens to reach the densest areas of the lake. In this area, we have an exclusive route, passing through the small town Pa O (ethnic minority) of Netaw from the old jetty, walking about 30 minutes up the hill, and passing the beautiful bamboo forest. Finally we will explore the ruins of Indein, some stupas constructed even some centuries before the XVII, to finish our visit by the new jetty. Overnight in Inle/Nyaung Shwe. Read more

Overnight in Inle/Nyaung Shw


Breakfast at the Hotel. Today we begin to take in the deep green mountains of Shan, we arrive at Sagar, to explore the Pagodas complex also known as Tharkong - just outside a small village on the edge of the lake. The pagodas are literally submerged in the waters of the lake, and some are before the s. XVI. They will then be taken at 09:00 from Phekon to Loikaw, a small town of great beauty in the southern extension of Inle Lake (the less developed and explored area of ​​Inle). In this area we will encounter charming villages, scenes of local rural life, picturesque landscapes and innumerable locals curious about our presence, since tourism is still very scarce. Overnight in Loikaw. Read more

3 nights in Loikaw


Breakfast at the hotel. A good start to the day should always be made in the local market of Loikaw, beautiful, very active and full of colors. Then, we will go to the interior of Kayah, about 1 hour by car, to start a day exploring the villages of the Kayan ethnic minority (some call them Padaung, but they do not like it, it is not their name). In this picturesque area of ​​hills and forests we will find very local scenes and, of course, the famous Kayan women (known as the giraffe women). This area of ​​Myanmar has remained closed to tourism until 2011, so its extreme beauty and abundance have remained intact. Our goal is to explore the villages trying to disturb as little as possible daily activity, so we propose a trekking that can be between 45 min and 5 h, to bump into the different villages in their daily activity. Their trades, customs and rituals are really unique, and many of the locals will show them to us with great pride, sharing very intimate moments with us. Finally we headed to the hotel to end our day in Loikaw. Overnight in Loikaw Read more

Overnight in Loikaw


Breakfast at the Hotel, we will visit the Taungkwe Pagoda, which contains a series of white and gold monuments located at the top of the limestone outcrop, which were formerly used as graves and other burial rites. This place is very interesting and at the same time fun to stroll as it provides a different experience to the visit of other Myanmar pagodas, as well as offering panoramic views of the distant plains, hills and mountains. Near the Loikaw River, we stop to visit the Phoperyone Monastery in Loikaw, and the incredible Taung-gwe pagoda, unlike any other in Myanmar. The special of this enclave are the great rocks of the area, from where you can appreciate a beautiful sunset. Overnight in Loikaw Read more

Overnight in Loikaw.
DAY 10


Transfer to Loikaw airport for taking flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Yangon, the main city of Myanmar, the most populated and active, but it ceased to be capital in 2005 (Myanmar's capital is Nay Pyi Daw, purely administrative capital). One of Yangon's main activities is to stroll around downtown to admire colonial-era buildings (especially around the street and Pansodan Square) as well as numerous food stalls and consumables of all kinds. According to the time we will find different markets, but the common denominator will be the great activity and mixture of cultures and religions of the old Rangoon. Then, we headed to the great reclining Buddha Chauk Htat Gyi, before reaching the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important and revered religious monument in the country. Overnight in Yangon. Read more

1 night in Yangon
DAY 11


After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport to catch your return flight. ** Program Ends ** Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, domestic flight time changes and cancellation.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 5
Location Nyaung Shwe for Inle lake
Day 7
Location Loikaw
Day 10
Location Yangon
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 3
Location Bagan
Day 7
Location Loikaw
Day 10
Location Yangon


Package includes

  • Accommodation based on two people sharing one twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as per program (breakfast and lunch on the boat only)
  • Domestic flight tickets as mentioned
  • Mandalay to Bagan by boat in High season and by car in low season
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  • Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion as mentioned in program
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
  • English speaking station guides service for all transfers and sightseeing
  • Commercial tax

Package excludes

  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Meals other than mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Festival surcharges
  • Hotel early check in and late check out
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • Any other service not mentioned the above

More information

  • Single room supplement for standard hotels: US$ 325 per person for May to September 2017 and US$ 420 per person for October to March, 2018.
  • Single room supplement for comfort hotels / superior hotels: US$ 535 per person for May to September, 2017 and US$ 775 per person for October to March, 2018.
  • Supplement for any other language speaking guide instead of station English speaking guides will be offered upon request.
  • Remark:
  • Offered prices are subject to change depending on hotel availability, increases in domestic airfare fuel surcharge, local supplier contract rates changes especially with hotels and any other circumstances.
  • There will be fuel surcharge during water festival, April and surcharge cost is to be advised upon request.
  • Some hotels have compulsory dinner at Christmas and New Year period and dinner rates are to be advised upon booking confirmation and excluded on the tour cost


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