Mandalay, Myanmar
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clock-o9 days (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Myanmar’s most remarkable places on an 8-night private tour that explores culture, history, and nature. With a private guide at each destination, you’ll catch sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, see the ancient temples at Bagan, tour the onetime royal capital of Mandalay, cruise Inle Lake, and more, flying between destinations to make the most of your time. This 8-night Myanmar tour includes accommodations, breakfast, private tours and transfers, and entrance fees, and it’s the perfect introduction to this spectacular country.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Breakfast included
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon 
Meet a driver upon arrival in Yangon. If time allows, visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and Bogyoke Market before sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight: Grand United Ahlone Hotel (Superior)
Day 2 Yangon – Bagan (B)
Meet a driver at your hotel, and transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Bagan, where you'll spend a day exploring markets, temples, and pagodas. Visit Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi , Htilominlo Temple, and Tharaba Gate. After afternoon check-in and a rest, continue to Ananda, Ananda Okkyaung, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple, and Dhammayangyi Temple, catching sunset from a temple. Overnight: Gracious Bagan Hotel (Superior)
Day 3: Bagan (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Myinkaba Gubyaukkyi, Manuha, and Nanpaya Temples, then drive into the countryside to visit the village of Minnanthu. If time allows, take in some more ancient temples, including Payathonzu, Lemyethnar, Sinbyushin, Nandaminnya, and Minnanthu monastery, and watch the sunset at Bupaya. Overnight: Gracious Bagan Hotel (Superior)
Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, meet a driver for the trip to Mingun, Shweguni Pagoda, the unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Bell, and Myatheindan. Continue to Sagaing Hill, Soon U Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thonesal Pagoda, and Kaunghmutaw Pagoda, then transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight: Hotel Yadanarbon (Superior)
Day 5: Mandalay (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Maha Gandayone Monastery, the teak U Bein bridge, and Mahamuni Pagoda. In the afternoon, take in the Shwenandaw Monastery, Atumashi Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, catching panoramic views of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill. Overnight: Hotel Yadanarbon (Superior)
Day 6: Mandalay – Inle Lake (B)
In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Heho. Upon arrival, continue by car to visit Pindaya Lake and Pindaya Cave. Drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel Nyaung Shwe (Superior)
Day 7: Inle Lake (B)
Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat, taking in villages, the unique leg-rowing style of local fishermen, and floating gardens. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, and the jumping cat monastery, as well as Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda. Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel Nyaung Shwe (Superior)
Day 8: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)
In the morning, transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty by boat, then drive to airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel, then depart at noon for a sightseeing tour of Sule Pagoda, City Hall, National Monument, and Yangon's colonial-era buildings, watching a sunset at Botahtaung harbor. Overnight: Grand United Ahlone Hotel (Superior)
Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)
A driver will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the airport, where this tour concludes.

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Q
, Jan 2019

This 8-night tour is a bit pricy even according to the Australian standard. However, this private tour is worth every penny if you do want to enjoy your the beautiful Myanmar without any planning.The trip covers 4 main tourist attractions including Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. In every cities, I had a private tour guide along with a driver to take me around. All tour guides are not just fluent in English, but also knowledgeable and friendly. They took me to different tourist attractions and let me fully appreciate the historical sites with detailed explanations.The accommodation is definitely top-notch, including luxurious brand such as Shangrila and a variety of boutique hotels (5-star equivalent according to the Australian Standard). The view is quite nice and the food including both western and Myanmar style is gourmet.Traffic in Myanmar is a big issue. This tour covers all flights between major cities in Myanmar, which save heaps of time in transfer. I could enjoy the tour the minute I landed and went to the hotel if I felt a bit tired.In summary, if you have enough budget and would like to fully enjoy the enchanting Myanmar, then this 8-night tour is a must for sure.

k
, Mar 2017

This 9 day tour covered a lot of ground. Basically, when we arrived in Yangon in the morning, we were picked up by tour guide at airport and started the tour jet lag and all we asked for 1-2 hour break in the afternoon to rest, and we restarted the tour in late afternoon to Shwedagon Pagoda which is a must see when in Yangon. The next morning, we woke early morning for flight to Bagan and spend 2 nights there Bagan is touristy with Pagodas everywhere the Bagan tour guide took us all over for a fairly full 2 days of touring with a few hours of down time Bagan is a must see. Then, it is off on another early morning flight to Mandalay with another 2 full days of touring with another tour guide Mandalay tour is really 4 separate towns Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay, and Amarpura a lot to see in short amount of time very enjoyable. Then it is a flight to Inlay Lake for 2 days with another tour guide one day is basically driving to Pindaya Caves and the next day is a whole day touring Inlay Lake by boat the Inlay Lake day was my favorite part of the tour. Then it was flight back to Yangon for half day tour Yangon is basically a busy city and the least enjoyable part of tour. We decided to stay an extra night in Yangon to catch up and unwind before being picked up for a flight home the following morning. All in all, it was a very enjoyable tour without any major problems.
Conclusions, tips, and what I learned:
-This tour is recommended for anyone who wants to see a lot of Myanmar 4 major destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake in a short amount of time 9 days it is NOT recommended for those who are looking to have a slow relaxing time.
-One of the things that makes a huge difference is the quality of tour guide there were 4 different tour guides One at each destination, and all were independent freelance guides some were better in English than others some were more enthusiastic than others so this is just luck of the draw.
-The basic hotels were adequate and very nice with great staff and service. Out of the 4 hotels, the worst was in Yangon Grand United Chinatown even though the hotel location was pretty good, it was the most run down and least comfortable of the 4.
-Myanmar is a beautiful country with strong Buddhist traditions. It is still 3rd worldish but rapidly changing, so see it before it changes too much.


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