Grand Tour Tour
Myanmar – Grand Tour
Type: Grand Tour Tour
Duration: 14 Days
Best Time to Travel: October – April
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Myanmar – Grand Tour - Itinerary
Find out just how much this amazing destination has to offer on this 12 day trip. Discover the fascinating aquatic lifestyle of Inle Lake, complete with ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen and floating gardens. Visit the ethnic villages near Kalaw Hill station and cruise along the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. Explore the former ancient capital of Ava and walk across the world’s longest wooden bridge. Enjoy sunset from a buddhist temple on Mandalay Hill and shop for souvenirs at Yangon’s bustling Scott’s Market. Enjoy!
Arrive Yangon and transfer to your hotel.
Explore fascinating Yangon including Custom House, The British Embassy, and the General Post Office.
Visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda with its reclining Buddha, Little India and Chinatown.
Visit the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset.
Yangon – Mandalay
Drive to see the Nat Shrine of the Car and witness a blessing. Continue to Mhawbi to visit Mahawihara monastery where about one thousand monks live and study.
Return to Yangon fly to Mandalay.
Explore the sights of Mandalay: namely the Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda featuring the ‘World’s Largest Book’.
Visit Ava, a former capital from the 14th to 18th centuries. Later visit U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge. Return to Mandalay late afternoon.
Mandalay – Bagan
Early departure to board a local boat for a full day cruise on the Irrawaddy.
Arrive in Bagan as the sun is setting and transfer to your hotel.
Full day’s exploration of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda and the magnificent Ananda Temple.
Visit Minnathu village to gain an insight into local life.
Mandalay – Bagan
Free day to relax at pool side or perhaps have an electric bike ride tour around the temples. There is the option of a sunrise balloon ride over the temples.
Bagan – Kalaw
Fly to Heho followed by a drive to Kalaw. Learn about traditional ethnic minority life with village stops.
Stop at Myin Ma Hti sandstone cave before continuing to Kalaw hill station.
Excursion to a local elephant camp and reforestation project.
Either explore the area with the elephant camp’s guide or learn about reforestation efforts.
Kalaw – Inle Lake
Take the local train from Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung. Then drive to Inle Lake.
Arrive at Inle Lake and transfer to your hotel, set in a tranquil spot by the lake.
Board a local boat to explore the lake and its inhabitants, witnessing ‘leg-rowing’ fishermen and the floating gardens where farmers grow a surprising variety of fruit and vegetables.
Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary.
Explore a morning market visited by people from surrounding villages and hill tribes. Cuise along verdant canals to ancient stupas.
Return to the hotel and remainder of day is free.
Inle Lake – Yangon
Fly to Yangon. Chance to do some souvenir shopping – Bogyoke Aung San Market, known formerly as Scott’s market is famed for its colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
- Room accommodation in twin share
- Private transportation by car/ minivan
- Experienced English speaking Myanmar regional tour guides
- Cool towels and drinking water in car / minivan
- Daily breakfast, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
- Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Internal flights as per the itinerary
What's Not Included?
- International Flights
- Drinks during meals
- Optional tours
- Myanmar visa
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone