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Grand Myanmar Journey (16 Days / 15 Nights)

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Grand Myanmar Journey (16 Days / 15 Nights)

An in-depth journey throughout Myanmar that will take you beyond the highlights and under the skin of this beguiling country, beginning in Yangon before heading to the dramatic Golden Rock. Head to Inle Lake’s shimmering waters, and then it’s onto Mandalay, where local crafts, ancient cities and the world’s largest book are on the itinerary. Travel to Mount Popa and then the dazzling array of stupas and dramatic scenery at the ancient Burmese capital of Bagan. Explore the archeological site and former royal capital at Mrauk U and Sittwe before it’s time to head back to Yangon and the last look at this fabulous country.

Yangon Arrival

Arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to city center. Visit the British colonial area in Downtown, renowned for its architecture. Call into busy Chinatown. Overnight at the hotel.

Yangon (1 Night)

Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day by taking a ride on the Yangon circular train for an unusual view of the city, ending with a visit to Insein Market. Then call in at the Bogyoke Market before skipping over to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue. Finally visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the colors transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Shwedagon is considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Yangon (1 Night)

Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bago and visit the Kha Khat Wain monastery, and the thousand-year old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which features a spire taller than the one of Shwedagon Pagoda. After three hours, reach Kinpun camp near the Golden Rock, a massive boulder entirely covered in gold leaf and balanced on the edge of a jagged cliff. A vertical 11km road climb is made by truck, with another 4km journey on foot to reach the summit. The Golden Rock here is rumored to actually balance on a single strand of Buddha's hair on the edge of a cliff. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Golden Rock (1 Night)

Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, return to Yangon, with a stop in Bago for lunch. Continue the sightseeing expedition at the 55-meter long Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, and also visit the four colossal Buddha images located at Kyaik Pun Pagoda. There is an Allied War Memorial park near Htauk Kyan as well as a "Nat" tree shrine. Head back to Yangon. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Yangon (1 Night)

Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, take a domestic flight to Heho. After an hour’s drive, reach Nyaung Shwe, gateway village to Inle Lake. En route, stop at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork. In the afternoon, take a boat out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass several stilted Intha villages built over the lake, and observe the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens.’ Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Inle Lake (1 Night)

Inle Lake

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market, the location of which changes every day. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses many early Shan Buddha Images. Continue onto Phaung Daw U Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. A stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where traditional Burmese cigars are handmade, will close the day. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Inle Lake (1 Night)

Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Heho airport to take a domestic flight to Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar, and begin with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of the country’s most honored Buddha images, completely covered in gold leaves. In the afternoon, carry onto Kuthodaw Pagoda (where the 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures are called the ‘World’s Biggest Book’). Then it’s off to Shwenandaw Monastery, before reaching summit of Mandalay Hill to catch the stunning sunset views. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Mandalay (1 Night)

Mandalay

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin with an expedition to investigate the previous capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing, starting at Amarapura’s Mahagandayon, home to more than a thousand monks, and a busy alms collection. Then it’s on to Ava which was the standing capital from the 14th through the 18th centuries. By horse and carriage, visit Bagaya Monastery renowned for its extraordinarily elaborate woodcarvings and the Nanmyint Watch Tower - also called “the leaning tower of Ava“ – the remnants of the ancient palace, and Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery. In the afternoon, cross the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing, with Sagaing Hill known as the spiritual hub of Myanmar and which claims residence to around 3,000 monks and nearly 100 meditation shrines. Stroll along the legendary U Bein Bridge which at 1.2 kms is said to be the longest teakwood bridge worldwide, before returning to Mandalay. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Mandalay (1 Night)

Mandalay - Mt Popa - Bagan

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive for six hours drive to Mount Popa, an inactive volcano with amazing views. People travel here to worship the diverse spirits known as “nats,” with 777 steps up to the top of the mountain crest. If time allows, arrive in Bagan on time to catch the sunset from atop a temple neat to the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Bagan (1 Night)

Bagan

OPTION: early morning hot-air balloon ride across the Bagan plains. Breakfast at the hotel. Start at the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for a closer look at Bagan’s affluent past. Continue to Wetkyi-In, Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with beautiful wall paintings and the stylish Htilominlo Temple. This afternoon will begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer workshop followed by Ananda Temple, certainly one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples, housing two distinctive Buddha images. Their expressions transform, according to your viewing point. By horse cart, visit Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple. Watch the extraordinary sunset over the plains from the higher verandas of one temple. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Bagan (1 Night)

Bagan - Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day at the Nyaung U market, followed by a walk through Myinkaba village to see local craftsmen at their lacquer workshop. Carry on to Manuha Temple (constructed in 1059) and investigate the Nanbaya Temple, a distinctive sandstone shrine, which according to myth, was the bastion of King Manuha. In the afternoon, it’s off to the airport for the domestic flight to Yangon. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Yangon (1 Night)

Yangon - Sittwe

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon airport to take a domestic flight to Sittwe. Check-in and then enter the city center with a visit to the Cultural Museum and the local Mosque, as well as the ‘100 year old golden faced Buddha’ at Payagyi Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Sittwe (1 Night)

Sittwe - Mrauk U

Breakfast at the hotel. After an early breakfast and market stop, spend six hours on the Kaladan River by boat to reach the royal capital of Rakhine. The royal city of Mrauk U is a remarkable archeological site and the afternoon activities include a number of the city’s best pagodas and shrines. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Mrauk U (1 Night)

Mrauk U

Breakfast at the hotel. Catch an early sunrise and carry onto the Royal Palace remains and the Museum. In the afternoon, visit more of Mrauk U’s remarkable monuments, the highlight of which is Shitthaung Temple, built in 1535 and housing a significant collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs. Visit Andawthein Hall and the fortress of Dukkhanthein. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Mrauk U (1 Night)

Mrauk U

Breakfast at the hotel. Head out by jeep and then board a boat to reach the remote village of Kreik Chaung. See how little life has changed over the centuries for the local Laytoo Chin people. After a picnic lunch, carry onto another village, Panbaung, before heading back to Mrauk U with a stop at the temple of Koethaung. Overnight at the hotel. Read more

Mrauk U (1 Night)

Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel. Take the boat back to Sittwe and then a domestic flight to Yangon for the international departure flight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
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Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Hotel Reno Hotel
Day 3
Location Golden Rock
Day 4
Location Yangon
Hotel Reno Hotel
Day 5
Location Nyaung Shwe
Day 7
Location Mandalay
Day 9
Location Bagan
Day 11
Location Yangon
Hotel Reno Hotel
Day 12
Location Sittwe
Day 13
Location Mrauk U
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 3
Location Golden Rock
Day 4
Location Yangon
Day 5
Location Inle Lake
Day 7
Location Mandalay
Day 9
Location Bagan
Day 11
Location Yangon
Day 12
Location Sittwe
Day 13
Location Mrauk U
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Yangon
Day 3
Location Golden Rock
Day 4
Location Yangon
Day 5
Location Inle Lake
Day 7
Location Mandalay
Day 9
Location Bagan
Day 11
Location Yangon
Day 12
Location Sittwe
Day 13
Location Mrauk U

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • English-speaking station guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees

Package excludes

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Laura Eguaras, Spain

El viaje ha sido excelente en terminos generales. Nos quedamos encantados con la organizacion, las visitas, las comidas y la gente. Mencion especial a nuestro guia que ha convertido un viaje 10 en viaje de matricula de honor.

Angel Jimenez y Montserrat Lopez, Spain

De muy bueno a excelente en cuento a rutas, hoteles, restaurantes y sobretodo el guia.

Philippe Feuillebois, France

Qualite de services remarquable pour un pays exceptionnel qui est reste authentique. Population tres accueillante. A recommander sans aucune hesitation!

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