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MYANMAR BEACH & CLASSIC - 17 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS (MY-BE05)

  • Theme’s program

Visits of the most popular sites, highlights of Myanmar, family, beach, culture and architecture, local life on Inle Lake.

  • The Must-Sees

In Myanmar, you will visit Yangon and its colonial architecture, Bagan and its mysterious forest of temples, Mandalay and its historical heritage, Sagain and its 600 pagodas and monasteries of ivory hill, the countryside and the Pakkokku village, the mountain town of Kalaw, the Pa-Oh Indein village and finally the Inle Lake and its unique local life.

  • What will you do during your trip?

During the trip, you will have the opportunity to taste local delicacies. You will visit many historical and cultural sites, mostly pagodas, temples and monasteries as well as natural sites such as caves and countryside. And you will hike from a village to another to discover the way of life of the inhabitants. You will enjoy to discover the local markets and the Inle Lake population who will share its culture. You will get on board to a nice ship on the lake and eventually, you will relax at Ngapali beach.

  • Useful information

For you, we have chosen nice hotels downtown and an unforgettable night in a monastery. During the tour, you will experience the rickshaw, the carriage, the pirogue, a domestic flight, the coach, the small boats, walks and a cruise.

We provide an English speaking tour guide skilled in group management.

DAY 1 : YOUR CITY flight MANDALAY

Departure at your own expense from the airport of your choice; registration formalities for the flight to Mandalay.

Dinner and night on board.

DAY 2 : MANDALAY

You will be welcomed at the airport by your guide and transferred to the city.

The visit will begin with the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, known as the "Great Marble Buddha" as well as the Shwenandaw Monastery: "The Golden Monastery". 

Afterwards, you will have free time to check-in at the hotel, then we will go back to discover Mandalay with the visit of the Mahamuni Pagoda and craft workshops.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 3 : MANDALAY / SAGAING / AMARAPURA / MANDALAY

This day begins by strolling along the large morning market near the city center. We will stop at a local tea shop for a cup of Myanmar milk tea. We will cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing.

You will visit several pagodas : Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae and Shin Nan Pin Gyaing of Sagaing Hill, considered the spiritual center of Myanmar. Then, we will go to a small village known for its potters using ancestral techniques, as well as in the village of Kan Daw where you will discover the production of longyis and other textiles. We will enjoy a cup of tea with a family who will be happy to meet you.

Afterwards, we will go to Amarapura where you will have the chance to pass through the monastery of Mahagandayon and the famous bridge U Bein. Finally, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset from the bridge before returning to Mandalay where you will have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 4 : MANDALAY / PO WIN TAUNG / MONYWA

Road towards Monywa. On the way stop at an enormous Buddhist pagoda. Then, visit the Boditahtaung pagoda, where you will see the biggest statue of Buddha
In the afternoon, get to Po Win Taung then road towards Shwe Ba Taung, where you will stroll around the area where many temples and monasteries are carved directly in the mountain.
Road towards your hotel for a good night of sleep.

Lunch and dinner at leisure. Night in Monywa.

DAY 5 : MONYWA / PAKOKKU / BAGAN

We will leave in the morning on a small road along the river, an itinerary rarely used by travelers, so you will experiment the real Myanmar's life in the countryside, with its authentic villages, farm work, unspoiled landscapes... We will also stop in a village to meet the warm people of Myanmar who will share their culture with you.

Then we will head to Pakokku where we will get on board for a short cruise in the direction of Bagan. If we have enough time, the boat will stop at the Kyauk Gu U Min temple. Upon arrival in Bagan, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 6 : BAGAN

In order to have a magnificent viewpoint on the Plain of Bagan, we will go to the top of a hill where you will also visit the Ananda temple. Other temples with varied architecture will be given to you to discover in the valley. Life has not stopped along its temples, you will witness it with the daily activities of the families, especially the farm work. 

Then you will visit a lacquer shop to discover the traditional techniques and one of the most popular workshops of the country. At the end of the afternoon, you will go for a carriage ride in the area of ​​the temples; you will visit Thatbyinnyu, Dhammayangyi and Sulamani where you will enjoy a magical moment: the sunset.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

 

DAY 7 : BAGAN

To begin this day in Bagan, you will stroll to the living Nyaung Oo market and discover the Shwezigon Pagoda. We will go to a small village to discover the way of life of the inhabitants of Bagan. We will continue off the beaten path by exploring lesser-known and protected of mass tourism monuments during a small excursion.

We will then leave Bagan to discover its countryside and more specifically the Minnanthu village and its temples Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya. We will also stop at the Kyat Kan Monastery located in a cave. Stop to another worth seeing village : Myinkaba, where you will take a walk to discover its inhabitants and craftsmen. Finally, you will visit the temples of Gu Byaukgyi and Nan Paya.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 8 : BAGAN / KALAW

Drive to Kalaw through the magnificent mountain roads punctuated with small villages and countryside where we will make several stops to enjoy the view that is offered to us with its grandiose landscapes.

We will arrive in Kalaw in the afternoon and you will have free time in this charming little town of mountains.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 9 : KALAW / WA GYI MYAUNG

You will be transferred to Tha Yet Pu village for 2 days hiking around Inle Lake. First, you will walk to Kan Par Ni village where you will stop to enjoy a cup of tea, then you will go to Su Pan Inn to enjoy a good lunch in a local house or a monastery. Continue on your way to the Chaung Char village where the path to Wa Gyi Myaung will become steeper, but the reward you will get when you arrive will be worth it. You will have free time to discover the village and to meet very warm and welcoming locals.

Dinner in a local house or in a monastery. Night homestay or in a monastery.

DAY 10 : WA GYI MYAUNG / KHAUNG DINE / INLE LAKE

You will wake up surrounded by a magical environment in this small village far from everything. You will have breakfast and start your hike. You will go to the Khaung Daine village by crossing the rice fields and the valleys. There, you will take a boat that will sail on the lake to your hotel.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 11 : INLE LAKE

You will visit the Inle Lake market and then take a boat trip to discover the main sites of the lake. On the way, you will pass through different villages of Intha, and have the opportunity to observe their incredible floating gardens and the unique style of fishermen paddling on one leg. You will visit the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery and its collection of Buddha statues as well as the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.

Finally, discover the Inle Lake craftsmanship by visiting Inpawkhone village known for its lotus fiber weaving, cigars and silver.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night on the lake.

DAY 12 : INLE LAKE / HEHO flight NGAPALI BEACH

Transfer to Heho airport for your flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a staff member for your check in.

Free time to enjoy the beach in Ngapali.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Night at the hotel.

DAY 13 : NGAPALI BEACH (WITHOUT TOUR-GUIDE)

Time at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the resort and the beach.

Lunch and dinner at leisure. Night in Ngapali.

DAY 14 : NGAPALI BEACH flight YANGON (WITHOUT TOUR-GUIDE)

Transfer to the airport for your flight towards Yangon.

Arrival and transfer directly to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure.

Lunch and dinner at your expense. Night in Yangon.

DAY 15 : YANGON

You will discover the city, where colonial buildings and charming alleys are mingled. You will go between food stalls and small stalls of used books to discover the Emmanuel Baptist Church built in 1830 or the Sule pagoda, where you can consult one of the many "fortune tellers" in the shade of the trees.

You will pass through the lively districts of Chinatown and Little India before stopping at the Sri Kali temple, the most colorful of Hindu temples in Yangon. You will also have the opportunity to stroll the Theingyi Zei market and visit the Kyaukhtatgyi and Shwedagon Pagodas.

DAY 16 : YANGON flight YOUR CITY

Transfer towards Yangon international airport without tour-guide. Check-in and boarding for your return flight.

DAY 17 : YOUR CITY

Breakfast on board. Arrival in your city.


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