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Burma Mandalay and Inle Lake

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Discover the highlights of Myanmar in this 2 weeks journey! From the timeless ancient royal capital of Mandalay to the majestic Inle lake, immerse yourself in the rich culture of this magnificent country while making your way through bustling cities, ancient temples and remote villages.

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival In Mandalay

Welcome to Myanmar! 

Visit Manad's historical pagodas and sites such as Mahamuni, Kyauktawgyi, and Sandamuni.  

Sunset at Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Visited:
Mandalay
Accommodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 2: ​Boat Trip To Mingun

Boat trip to Mingun from Mandalay jetty.

Continue across the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing's 600 pagodas and monasteries

On to Ava, the standing capital from 14th to 18th century. 

Overnight in Mandalay. 

Accommodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 3: ​Pyin Oo Lwin

Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, and explore the famous 'Flower City'.

Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Accommodation
Governor's Aureum Palace Resort (Pyin Oo Lwin)

Day 4: ​Scenic Route Back To Mandalay

2h30 train journey (Mandalay-Lashio).
The train departs from Gokteikbridge, 300m above the valley. Picnic lunch on the train.
From Naung Pain, head back to Mandalay.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Visited:
Pyin Oo LwinGokteikMandalay
Accommodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 5: Cruise To Bagan

Boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan.
Depending on the water level, the cruise takes 8-10 hours, docking at Bagan’s Nyaung jetty at 18:00.
Lunch on board, and overnight in Bagan.

Visited:
MandalayBagan
Accommodation
Night at hotel Areindamar (Bagan)

Day 6: ​Bagan's Temples And Pagodas

Morning hot-air balloon ride above Bagan. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Only available from October or November through March).
Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Bagan.

Visited:
Bagan
Accommodation
Night at hotel Areindamar (Bagan)

Day 7: ​Visiting The ​Nyaung Oo Market

Visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. Afternoon will begin with a trip to a traditional lacquer workshop, and continue to visit the other famous pagodas. Then enjoy sunset by horse cart among the pagodas.

Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Bagan.

Visited:
Bagan
Accommodation
Night at hotel Areindamar (Bagan)

Day 8: Flying To Heho

Fly to Heho. Then drive to Pindaya, a small city from Shan State. Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Pindaya.

Accommodation
Inle Inn Conqueror (Pindaya)

Day 9: From Nyaung Shwe To Inle Lake By Boat

Today drive to Nyaung Shwe and from Nyaung Shwe to Inle lake by boat. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and local workshop.

Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Inle lake. 

Visited:
Nyaung ShweInle LakeInle Lake
Accommodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 10: Morning Market and Sail to Pa-Oh Village

Visit the lake's morning market. Set sail down a small canal to the Pa-Oh village of Indein (1 hour), positioned on the western shores of Inle lake.

Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Inle lake. 

Visited:
Pa-OhInle LakeInle Lake
Accommodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 11: ​Witness Traditional Agricultural Ways

Take a scenic walk through Thalae U. Continue to Alae Myaung village. Afterwards return to the lake shore where your boat is waiting to continue the day’s sightseeing.

Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Inle lake. 

Visited:
Thalae UInle LakeInle Lake
Accommodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 12: Discover the Commercial City

Fly to Yangon, the commercial city of Myanmar. Downtown walking tour around the colonial building.

Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Yangon.

Visited:
HehoYangon
Accommodation
Night at Chatrium Hôtel, Deluxe (Yangon)

Day 13: ​A Day in the Capital Yangon 

Enjoy circular train ride in Yangon and visit Kyaukhtagyi Pagoda, Local Tea Shop Culture,  Kandawgyi Park, Karaweik Hall, Shwedagon Pagoda and China Town.
Lunch and dinner on own account and overnight in Yangon.

Visited:
Yangon
Accommodation
Night at Chatrium Hôtel, Deluxe (Yangon)

Day 14: The End Of The Trip

Depart from Yangon.
Visit Bogyoke Market for last-minute handicraft shopping before your flight home. We hope you've had an amazing time!

Visited:
Yangon

Mandalay Mingun Sagaing Pyin Oo Lwin Gokteik Bagan Heho Pindaya Nyaung Shwe Inle Lake Inle Lake Pa-Oh Thalae U Yangon

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,630 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
For 2For 4Single Supplement
Price per Person High Season$2,620$2,380$1,200
Price per Person Low Season$2,260$2,010$830

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on shared twin room basis with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking station guides (different guides in each destination – one guide per town) according to the program
  • Ground transportation with air conditioned vehicle (where available) with drivers on touring days
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program (except camera fees)
  • Private motorized boat on Inle Lake
  • Domestic airfares
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days

Not included in price:

  • International airfare
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • Tour options (quoted separately)
  • Transfer for dinners if meals are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry etc...)
  • Peak season surcharges (Myanmar Water Festival, Christmas, New Year, etc...)
  • Christmas and New Year compulsory dinner supplement (TBA at time of booking)
  • Early check in and late check out from hotel
  • Tips for guides, driver and other suppliers
  • Drinks during meals
  • Any other services or items not mentioned in inclusions

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