9 Day Private Heart of Myanmar Tour

3 Yangon, 2 Bagan & 2 Inle Lake
Save $500 per couple from our regular rate for booking by or before Monday Mar 15, 2021
$500 off per couple when booked by Mar 15, 2021
Price Includes
  • Round Trip airfare from LAX-RGN
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges and airport taxes
  • Other departure cities available for supplement
  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation (Superior rooms)
  • 3 nights at the [Grand United (Chinatown)] or Clover City Center Plus, Yangon, Superior room with Breakfast
  • 2 nights at the [Yadanarbon Hotel] or [The Regency Hotel Bagan], Bagan, Superior room with Breakfast
  • 2 nights at the [Inle Apex Hotel] or [The Hotel Emperor Inle], Inle Lake, Superior room with Breakfast
  • Daily breakfast at Hotels
  • Private Boat services at Inle lake trip
  • Transfer in-out of Airports
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and modern air-conditioned vehicles for the whole trip
  • Service of Local English speaking guides on sightseeing days (Other language speaking guides are available with surcharge upon request)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Drinking bottled water and cold snow towers on sightseeing day
Special Features
  • 9 Day Private Myanmar Classic tour of Yangon, Bagan, Kalaw, Pindaya, Inle Lake
  • Explore Yangon architectural heritage, hear about Yangon colonial history and enjoy sunset and unforgettable experience
  • Evening visit to Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the world\s most spectacular monuments
  • Visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image
  • Marvel at spectacular Bagan and hundreds of temples sprinkled across the landscape and enjoy wonderful sunset around the temples
  • Visit the picturesque countryside and mountain fields of Shan State
  • Explore Pindaya’s limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues
  • Enjoy a boat trip and discover the Intha people life style and meet the incredible leg rowers of Myanmar using unique technique to capture fish on Inle Lake
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Sat - Departure from USA

  • Depart the USA for Bangkok Thailand (BKK). Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment.
DAY 2: Sun - Arrival Yangon

  • After passing through the immigration and customs formalities, we will welcome you at Yangon International airport and transfer to the Hotel.
  • Overnight: Yangon
  • Meal: Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 3: Mon - Yangon Full Day Tour

  • A full day tour to discover the colorful capital of Myanmar with a close look at the local life of this historical city. By car and partly on foot this tour takes in the Sule pagoda in the middle of the city, walk around to see the Mahabandoola Park, the colonial courthouse and the city hall. From there walkingtour around the colonial area with the historical buildings will start, breaking at a local teashop to enjoy Burmese food and tea and the typical atmosphere.
  • Continue along the famous Strand Road and visit the bustling Yangon harbor. Learn about the parks, religious temples and unique buildings as you travel through this diverse urban landscape.
  • Heading to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image and also the most well-known Buddhist temple in Bahan Township. The reclining Buddha is amazing and there are fantastic vantage points throughout the building that allow unique perspectives on the shapes and colors of his pigmentation and other qualities. An extended visit to Karawait Palace and Kandawgyi (Royal Lake) park.
  • In the afternoon, visit to one of the worlds most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda: its golden stupa is the heart of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and its a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by. Enjoy sunset and unforgettable experience an evening visit to Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Overnight: Yangon
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 4: Tue - Yangon - Bagan

  • After breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up at the hotel and enjoy a scenic journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Bagan (about 10-hour drive). On the way, you can stop at somewhere nice places to have lunch or take photos and transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight: Bagan
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 5: Wed - Bagan Full Day Tour

  • In the morning, you will stroll through the marketplace of Nyaung U, and get a glimpse into the lifestyle of Burmese people.
  • An all-day visit to this huge area - a day full of culture. But we will avoid hectic tourism and will show you the most beautiful temples and pagodas, leisurely but in detail.
  • Shwezigon Pagoda: One of the oldest stupas in Bagan area built by the great two kings Anawrahta and Kyanzittha. The Stupa graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar. It is known as the site where the 37 pre-Buddhist nat were first officially endorsed Burma monarchy.  
  • Ananda Pahto: whose interior seems almost Gothic and is considered to be the most beautiful among all the temples of Bagan. Facing outward from the centre of the cube are four 9.5m standing Buddhas.
  • If we still have time, we can visit Payarthonezu Temple Complex, Min Nan Thu Village. Continue on, visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork, Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuhas residence.
  • Htinlominlo Pahto: built by King Nantaungmya in 1218. Inside the 46m-high temple, there are four Buddhas on the lower and upper floors. Traces of old murals are also still visible.
  • Lacquer ware: visit traditional manufacture of unique Bagan lacquer ware.
  •  Enjoy wonderful sunset around the temples and then transfer to the hotel.
  • Overnight: Bagan
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 6: Thu - Bagan - Kalaw – Inle lake

  • After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a scenic journey by a private modern air-conditioned vehicle to an interesting drive up into the hills and across the Shan Plateau, through mountain fields to Kalaw, a former British hill station for its colonial Residences and the cool climate is worthy being discovered (about 8-hour drive). On the way, you can stop at somewhere nice places to have lunch or take photos.
  • Continue to enjoy a scenic one-hour drive to Myanmar second largest lake, Inle, which measure 70km². Located at an altitude of 880 meters, the lake is also one of the highest in the country, with a cool climate and exceptional flora and fauna. Inle is famous for its unique leg-rowers. This unusual style of rowing requires remarkable balance and definitely takes some practice.
  • Overnight: Inle Lake
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 7: Fri - Inle Lake Full Day Tour

  • Enjoy a boat trip on the lake and observe the beautiful surroundings en route to the floating market and floating gardens. Visit the rural but bustling five-day market and observe locals and several minority groups wearing traditional costumes trading farm produce such as vegetables, fruits, dried tea leaves as well as animals. The vibrant atmosphere of the market makes it a jolly experience. (The date of this special market is set by the local people and the location changes every 5 days, your guide will inform you of the exact location).
  • Visit to the southwest of the lake where the Indein pagoda complex is situated.
  • Take the small covered path from the Pa O tribe village to a monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden under vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surroundings and into the valley with the lake in the far distance.
  • You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area.
  • Discover the traditional handicrafts silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. On the lake, you can see traditional fishing methods by using the leg rowing technique.
  • We proceed to the floating garden - KyunHmyaw, which was built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud, dredged from the lake bed, which breaks down into a rich humus it take 50 years to produce a layer of 1m thick. Relax and enjoy spectacular sunset views over Inle Lake before returning to your hotel.
  • Overnight: Inle Lake
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 8: Sat - Inle Lake, Pindaya, Yangon

  • After breakfast at the hotel, explore Pindaya limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country.
  • Continue to drive to Yangon. On the way, you can stop at somewhere nice places to have lunch or take photos and transfer to hotel
  • Overnight: Yangon
  • Meal: Breakfast, Optional (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 9: Sun - Yangon, Departure

  • After breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for international departure flight.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Save $500 per couple from our regular rate for booking by or before Monday Mar 15, 2021 (Promo Code RTPTMA250).
  • Price is based on minimum 2 passengers.
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road and other conditions.
  • Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • MYANMAR - Visa required. Residents of New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey should contact the Myanmar Permanent Mission in New York. Website: https://www.myanmarmissionnewyork.org/. Residents of all other states should contact the Mission in Washington, D.C. Website: www.mewashingtondc.com/. The Tourist Visa application process requires a valid passport, application form, work history form, copy of itinerary round-trip airline ticket(s), two passport sized photos and a $20 money order. Visas may also be obtained online as of Sep 1, 2014 at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx# for $50. Alternatively, you may obtain a visa through a fee-based service such as GEN VISA. Please note that GEN VISA is unable to assist passengers who choose to apply for their visas directly
Not Included
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) although eating arrangements will be made by your tour guide (Optional meal plans are available upon request)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expense
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa fees

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.