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11D 10N Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package) | Myanmar Holiday Package

Tour downtown Yangon - the historic Post Office, Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument - and visit the famous Chauk Htat Gyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. Take photos of the picturesque Karaweik Hall royal floating barge and Shwedagon Pagoda, noted for its glittering gold stupa.

Take a domestic flight to the beautiful Bagan where you will tour a local market and the town’s most important pagodas and temples, and climb to the top of the temple for a magical sunset view.

Explore a morning market at Chauk, en route to Salay. Upon arrival at Salay, learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and Salay’s unique architectural style. Among the sights you will visit is Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery.

Be treated to remarkable views at Popa Mountain Resort. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top and finish your tour of Mount Popa with an impressive view over the Myingyan Plain from the volcanic peak.

Take a domestic flight to Mandalay, a city of great cultural importance, where you will have a traditional tour by visiting Mahamuni Pagoda, local artisanal gold leaf making, wood carving and marble carving workshops, Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.

Takea boat trip up Irrawaddy River to Mingun, home to the impressive Mingun Bell and the unfinished Mingun Paya. Explore Ava and cross Ayeyawaddy River over Ava Bridge to visit Sagaing Hill where there are about six hundred monasteries. Stop by silverware and clay pot making village shops and a nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns. Enjoy the sunset from the top of Sagaing Hill.

Visit Pyin Oo Lwin’s local market. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through town to see the historical houses including Candacraig, and alight at the Botanical Gardens to take a relaxing walk through the beautifully-landscaped gardens.

Take a domestic flight to Heho where you will proceed to Pindaya to visit a quaint village and Pindaya Caves. Visit a local craft shop that produces paper from mulberry trees.

Enjoy a scenic driveto NyaungShwe and get to know Inle Lake by discovering Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Jumping Cat Monastery, a local cheroot factory and canoe carving at Nampan village, the local market and the Indein and Intha villages via boat tours.

Take a domestic flight back to Yangon to visit Scott Market and observe the influences of other cultures through various religious sites such as St Mary's Cathedral, Sule Paya and Rangoon Synagogue, where you will meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn about the Jewish life in Myanmar. End your tour with a visit to Little India and Chinatown.

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon (No meal)

Yangon City Highlights
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, your tour guide will meet and welcome you. Start your downtown tour at the historic Post Office followed by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument. Visit the famous Chauk Htat Gyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. Take photos at the picturesque Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. End your day with an amazing sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda, noted for its glittering gold stupa.

 

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Breakfast)

Beautiful Bagan
Morning domestic flight to Bagan and immerse in the bustling atmosphere of a local market. Explore the town’s architectural masterpieces by visiting the most important pagodas and temples. Climb to the top of the temple for magical sunset views.

 

Day 3: Bagan – Salay – Mount Popa – Bagan (Breakfast)

Wondrous Mount Popa
Explore a colorful morning market at Chauk, en route to Salay. Upon arrival at Salay, learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and Salay’s unique architectural style. Among the sights you will visit is Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery. Thereafter, head to Mount Popa, which is an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. Be treated to remarkable views as you have lunch at Popa Mountain Resort. Mount Popa’s shrine is dedicated to the worship of 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top and be rewarded with an impressive view over the Myingyan Plain from the volcanic peak.

 

Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay (Breakfast)

Traditional Mandalay
Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Mandalay. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda and local artisanal gold leaf making, wood carving and marble carving workshops. Admire Golden Palace Monastery famous for its intricate wood carvings. Continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book due to the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. End your day with a visit to a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.

 

Day 5: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Sagaing – Mandalay (Breakfast)

Glimpse of Irrawaddy
Take a boat trip up Irrawaddy River to Mingun, home to the impressive Mingun Bell and the unfinished Mingun Paya. Explore Ava and cross Ayeyawaddy River over Ava Bridge to visit Sagaing Hill where there are about six hundred monasteries. Stop by silverware and clay pot making village shops and a nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns. Enjoy the sunset from the top of Sagaing Hill.

 

Day 6: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay (Breakfast)

Colonial Pyin Oo Lwin
Visit Pyin Oo Lwin’s local market where there is a colorful array of merchandise including locally-produced jams and fruit wines. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through town to see the historical houses including Candacraig, and alight at the Botanical Gardens to take a relaxing walk through the beautifully-landscaped gardens.

 

Day 7: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw (Breakfast)

Stunning Inle Lake
Take a morning domestic flight to Heho. Proceed to Pindaya and visit a quaint village where you will discover skilled craftsmen weaving cotton, bamboo mats and making brooms. Take a trip to the west part of Pindaya to visit the famous Pindaya Cave. Visit a local craft shop that produces paper from mulberry trees.

 

Day 8: Kalaw – Inle Lake (Breakfast)

Tranquil Inle Lake
Enjoy a scenic drive to NyaungShwe and take a private boat tour at Inle Lake. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Be enthralled by cats trained by local monks to jump through hoops at a unique monastery now affectionately known as the Jumping Cat Monastery. Proceed to Nampan village to visit a local cheroot factory (where Burmese cigars are made) and see canoe carving.

 

Day 9: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake (Breakfast)

Cultural Inle Lake
Visit the market where hill tribe people dress in colorful, traditional outfits as they barter. Continue sightseeing in Inle Lake by boat. Visit Indein village and walk though exotic colonnades of stairways and shop stalls. Visit the “long neck” tribal women and weaving and craft villages perched on stilts. See the lake’s unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.

 

Day 10: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (Breakfast)

Multi-cultural Yangon
Take a morning domestic flight to Yangon. Visit the sprawling Scott Market, where you will find interesting Burmese souvenirs. Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures through various religious sites such as St Mary's Cathedral, Sule Paya and Rangoon Synagogue, where you will meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn about the Jewish life in Myanmar. End your tour with a visit to Little India and Chinatown.

 

Day 11: Departure from Yangon (Breakfast)

Free and Easy
Free till departure transfer to Yangon airport for homebound flight.

 

Photo Gallery

 

Shwedagon Pagoda | 11D 10N Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package) | Myanmar Holiday Package

Shwedagon Pagoda

Bagan Sunset | 11D 10N Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package) | Myanmar Holiday Package

Bagan Sunset

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda | 11D 10N Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package) | Myanmar Holiday Package

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Kuthodaw | 11D 10N Yangon, Bagan, Salay, Mount Popa, Mandalay, Mingun, Pyin Oo Lwin, Pindaya + Inle Tour (Gleam Package) | Myanmar Holiday Package

Kuthodaw

Additional Info

 

Most of Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. As it is a big country, temperatures can vary significantly from area to area.

Yangon’s average annual temperature is 27.3 °C, while the average annual rainfall is 2378 mm.Bagan’s average temperature is 27.1 °C, while the average rainfall is 1438 mm. Mandalay’s average temperature is 27 °C, while the average rainfall is 812 mm. Mingun’s average temperature is 27.0 °C, while the average rainfall is 801 mm. Pindaya’s average temperature is 19.5 °C, while the average rainfall is 1921 mm. Inle’s average temperature is 26.8 °C, while the average rainfall is 894 mm.

The seasons in Myanmar are as follow:

  • Cool – November to February are the best months to visit because rain is unlikely and it is the least humid time of the year when air is warm and the clearest. Since this is the most comfortable time to visit, it is also the peak tourist season.
  • Hot – March to May are months that most of the country is intensely hot. Rain is also unlikely. Most of Myanmar can be dusty and hazy, hindering scenic views.
  • Rainy – June to October are monsoon months with high rainfall. Yangon and Irrawaddy Delta experience long and constant rainfall from June to August. Rain is less intense in September and October.

 

 

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