Indochina Trends

Essential Myanmar Itinerary – 7 Days

Through this 7 days in Myanmar tour, we invite you to discover the most emblematic sites of the country: Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake. At each stop on this Burma tour, you spend time to discover what the region has to offer: from the rendezvous of ancient and cosmopolitan Burma in Yangon to the temple-strewn plains of Bagan, and Inle, the poetic lake nestled between mountain ranges of Shan plateau… The essence of Myanmar with a little something more!

People will love…
• Delve deep into tradition and culture of Yangon, the old Burmese capital
• Discover Bagan – the city of thousands temples, pagodas, and ancient stupas
• Explore the poetic Inle Lake, a gem of Shan plateau, famous for floating villages and gardens
• Get Western favor at a local vineyard near Inle Lake​

yangon touryangon tour
The iconic Shwedagon Pagoda
bagan-templesbagan-temples
Explore Bagan by horse cart
inle boat tripinle boat trip
Inle's floating garden
karaweik-palacekaraweik-palace
The golden Karaweik barge

Detail itinerary

Day 1: Yangon - Arrival
Arrival in Yangon, welcomed by our driver and transfer to hotel in the downtown. Free time for your own discovery of the city to discover the daily life of local residents. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon: circular train & city tour
Start your city tour with the center of Yangon to be immersed into the charming colonial city:
– Board the local “circular train” that goes around the city to observe the vibrant and colorful life of Yangonnais.
– Visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and its great Reclining Buddha whose colossal stature
– Continue with the National Museum, the country’s principal cultural museum, which houses an extensive collection of Burmese artifacts.
– When the sun moves slowly westward, stroll along China Town housing decrepit colonial buildings, an abundance of small shops and street vendors.
– End the day with an extended visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, rises up to 99 meters. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 3: Flight Yangon/Bagan, visit temples
Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, welcomed by our guide and transfer to the hotel. Day dedicated to the discovery of Bagan, the most impressive archaeological site in Asia, a unique architectural heritage in the world.

Enjoy the visit to main temples and pagodas by horse-cart and car: Ananda, one of the most remarkable and venerated temples throughout Myanmar with four standing Buddhas; Dhammayangyi, the largest structure of Bagan dating back to 19th century; Thatbyinnyu, the highest pagoda of the whole Bagan… Late aftrnoon, climb up to a tall temple to watch the sunset and enjoy a panoramic view of the pagodas plain. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan visit villages & Kyun Thiri island
Embark on the morning by a visit to the colorful and lively market of Nyaung U, authentic with its wide variety of goods namely vegetables, meats, crafts and clothes.

Back to Bagan, then transfer to Min Nan Thu village and Phwa Saw village, well-noted for the traditional craft of oxcart wheel-making and lacquer ware, two of the best-known handicraft of Myanmar. Stop at a family lacquer ware workshop to watch their producing process.

In the afternoon, board a wooden boat for a short cruise to the outskirts of Bagan where you will delve into the peculiar countryside atmosphere of Kyun Thiri, a small “island” village where time stands still! Take a break at a family house for a cup of tea before visiting the surroundings and the beautiful teak monastery by the riverside. Cruise back to Bagan after an excursion out of the time! Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 5: Flight Bagan/Heho - Indein, boat tour
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. On arrival, drive to Inle Lake, an enthralling watery world of Shan state. Contiune to a canoe tour to Indein, enjoy the riverside landscapes along the picturesque stream where water buffaloes are bathing with tranquil villages nearby. On arrival, climb up the hill where the ancient pagodas complex Indein has been located since 17th century.

Explore the local craft of Inle Lake such as: the weaving village of Inpawkhone, the Ywama Floating Village where goldsmith and silversmith are born. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, the monastery of jumping cats (as your wish). Overnight at hotel in Inle.
Day 6: Inle e-bike tour , flight Heho/Yangon
Morning join a bike tour along the lakeside of Inle to explore the modest and peaceful life of the residents. On the way, stop at Red Mountain Estate Vineyard and Winery to visit the grapes plantation and enjoy some local wine. It must be a very memorable experience for you to be immersed in the romantic atmosphere of sunset tie (budget on your own).
Afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight back to Yangon. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 7: Yangon - Departure
Free time before the transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Our services end here!

Price Details

Price per pax
2 pax
4 pax
6 pax
3-star
1020$
890$
845$
4-star
$
$
$
5-star
$
$
$

Included in price:

  • Well-selected accommodation as mentioned in the tour
  • Boat trip/ sampan/cruise if included in the tour
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel
  • Private transportation/shuttle bus including round-trip airport transfers
  • Domestic flight tickets as mentioned in the tour
  • English speaking tour guides - other languages on request
  • All entrance and visiting fees per program
  • Other meals that mentioned in the tour

Not included in price:

  • Visa arrangements/ airport taxes
  • International airfares (On request)
  • All medical and travel insurance coverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages or other meals that not mentioned in the tour
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Other things that not mentioned in the “Trip inclusions”

Optional accommodation

yangon hotel

★★★

Inya Lake Hotel
Yangon

bagan hotel

★★★

Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary
Bagan

bagan hotel

★★★★

The Hotel @Tharabar Gate
Bagan

inle lake hotel

★★★★★

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
Inle Lake

Itinerary not quite right for you?

our travel consultant

Customize this trip with

Lan DUONG, your travel consultant

Trip length 7 days

Price starting
from
  $1,020
per person

Included services

  • Guide
  • Transports & drivers
  • Domestic flights

Similar tour ideas

Our customers said about us

Audrey-grammont
Awesome trip

❝Our group will retain a very good memory of this trip: We were able to discover so many beautiful things, the food was divinely good and the Vietnamese are astonishingly hospitable.❞

Mrs GRAMMONT
Valerie-Dianous
Best agency ever

❝ Be assured that we were very happy with the whole trip. We appreciated the responsiveness of your teams (especially Ms. Lan) for the very fast and efficient organization of the trip. Within 3 days, 2 options were proposed and we were able to make a defined choice!❞

Philippe and Valérie de Dianous
Tondereau2
Highly recommend

❝ The stay was fabulous and exceeded even our wildest expectations! Everything was perfectly organized with your help. The activities and accommodations catered very well to our wishes and tastes.❞

Franck & Nadia TONDEREAU
indochina trends logo
Need any advice ?
Do you have an enquiry?
Have a specific question?
You don’t find what you’re looking for?
Need an estimation?
Contact our advisor! She will be happy to help you!
Ms. Lan DUONG