12 Days Best of Myanmar Tour

Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake

Tour Code: TCT-Myanmar-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: October to next February is the best time to visit Myanmar

From $ 1295

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Tour Feature

 Deeply impressed by this Country of Pagoda
 Astonished by the beautiful natural view of hills and Inle Lake
 Walk into Pa O Hill tribe village to know more about local’s life
 Enjoy the traditional handicraft or industry, like lacquer ware, paper making, umbrella making, etx.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Yangon Transfer service to hotel, Karaweik Hall, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, China Town, Shwedagon Pagoda
02 Yangon- Mandalay

Ayeyarwaddy River, Settawya Pagoda, MingunPahtotawgyi, Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay Palace

03 Mandalay Mahagandayon Monastery, Sagaing Hill, Khaungmudaw Pagoda, U-Beinbridge
04 Mandalay-Monywa Caves of Po Win Daung, Shwe Ba Daung, 
05 Monywa-Bagan Drive to Bagan, visit local market
06 Bagan Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Kyansittha Umin, Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, Htilominlo Temple, lacquer ware workshop, Manuha Temple, Nanphaya, Ananda Temple, Oak-Kyaung Monastery, Shwesandaw Pagoda
07 Bagan Lawkananda Pagoda, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Shwegugyi Temple, Palace site and Tharaba Gate, Apeyadana Temple, Nagayon Temple, Archaeological Museum, Dhamayangyi Temple, Ayeyarwaddy River
08 Bagan-Kalaw Mt.Popa,
09 Kalaw-Inle Lake Pindaya Caves, Pindaya Lakes, home base paper making and umbrella making industry, 
10 Inle Lake Inle Lake, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Nge Pe Chaung Monastery
11 Indein–Yangon Indein Pagoda, Pa O Hill tribe village
12 Departure Yangon Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Yangon

Meals: No meal
Overnight: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

Upon arriving at Yangon International Airport in the morning, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide, who will help you to get to the hotel and check in hotel. In the afternoon, you will have city tour of Yangon, to have a 1st impression of this city. Firstly, we will visit Karaweik Hall, a Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo stop. Then move to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha. Drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market and Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset.

Then transfer back to hotel to have a rest. 

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda

Day 2YangonMandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, proceed to airport for the flight to Mandalay. Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Settawya Pagoda, Mingun Pahtotawgyi, and the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Mahamuni Pagoda. Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble. Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) is noted for its exquisite wood carving. Kuthodaw Pagoda is known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Mandalay Palace and in the evening you can enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. We will stay overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Mandalay Palace
Mandalay Palace

Day 3Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novice (Sanga) studying Buddhist Literatures with strictly obeying rule and regulation of the Monastery according to Buddha teaching. In the afternoon, cross the small river by ferry boat to make joyful excursion by horse cart at Ava (Innwa); it was one of ancient Myanmar capitals before British annexation in 1885. Next, proceed to Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous Pagodas and Monasteries. Continue to visit Khaungmudaw Pagoda. Then transfer back to U-Bein Bridge and enjoy sunset before going back to Hotel.

U Bein Bridge
U Bein Bridge

Day 4MandalayMonywa

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Win Unity Hotel 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Monywa. Visit to a sandstone cave Po Win Daung, named after a famous “Zawgyi” (alchemist) who once lived here. The Caves of Po Win Daung, numbering more than one hundred, are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the AVA style but some may date from the 14th Century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Daung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. Then we will stay overnight at hotel in Monywa.

Caves of Po Win Daung
Cave of Po Win Daung

Day 5MonywaPakokkuBagan

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amata Garden Resort 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, we will proceed to Pakokku, lying across the historic Bagan. It is likely the most popular town of the region and traditionally noted for its impressive Buddhist learning centers and weaving, the latter is now sharply decreased. Newly built bridge is enlisted as the longest bridge in Myanmar. We will visit local market and transfer to jetty by private boat to Bagan. Upon arrival, drive to hotel for a rest. Along the way, you will see the nature of local people and beautiful scenery.

Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple

Day 6Bagan

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amata Garden Resort 4-star

Have breakfast at hotel before we start sightseeing with colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes and Htilominlo Temple. Then we will have a must visit to lacquer ware workshop before continuing to Manuha Temple; Nanphaya, the residence of Kind Manuha; Ananda Temple is architectural master piece which is worth a visit. Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colors paintings. Enjoy the breath taking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Keep staying overnight at hotel in Bagan tonight.

Htilominlo Temple
Htilominlo Temple

Day 7Bagan

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amata Garden Resort 4-star

After breakfast in the hotel, then start morning sightseeing with Lawkananda Pagoda; East and West Phet Leik with clay plaque Jatakascenes; Thatbyinnyu Temple; Shwegugyi Temple; Palace site and Tharaba Gate. Then take a tour including Apeyadana Temple with the paintings of Mahayana concept; Nagayon Temple; Archaeological Museum; Dhamayangyi Temple, a massive Temple with finest brick work and Mingalar Zedito watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Dhammayangyi Temple
Dhammayangyi Temple

Day 8BaganPopaKalaw 

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Royal Kalaw Hill Resort Hotel 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, depart by road for Kalaw, a mountain resort town in the Southern Shan State. Enroute we will visit Mt.Popa, which is considered the early font of power for the mystical world of the nats. Climb up Mt. Popa and view the surrounding area. Keep driving to Kalaw and we will stay overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Mt Popa
Mt. Popa

Day 9KalawPindayaInle Lake

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amata Garden Resort 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, we will start sightseeing in the beautiful hill station Kalaw. And then drive to Pindaya and visit Pindaya caves, Pindaya lakes; home base paper making and umbrella making industry. Next We will proceed to the famous Inle Lake, the residence of the Intha People and a kind of water would.

Pindaya Cave
Pindaya Cave

Day 10Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Amata Garden Resort 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, we will start a full day Inle Lake sightseeing by boat visiting to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung Monastery. We still stay overnight at hotel in Inle.

Inle Lake

Day 11 IndeinYangon

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, visit the Indein Pagoda which is located near the Indein creek; it is narrow and has many twists and turns. Paddy field around the creek receives water from the creek. Here our beat start venturing into a small canal and pass through the beautiful scenery on the way to Pa O Hill tribe village. After visiting the local market, we enjoy walk to the very impressive ruins containing hundred ancient pagodas, some of which are hidden in the lush vegetation. Then, transfer to airport for the flight back to Yangon.

Indein Pagoda
Indein Pagoda

Day 12Departure Yangon

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, free for leisure at your hotel before that departure time and transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Service Ends

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Group Size Oct 1st – Apr 30th May 1st –Sep 30th
2 ~ 5 pax

$ 1940

$ 1743

6 ~ 9 pax

$ 1474

$ 1295

What are Included
  Internal flight or train as specified
  Private transfer between airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

What are Excluded
  International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  Gratuities to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  Comprehensive travel insurance

※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023, except some local festivals and national holidays.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   Prices are worked out based on 4-star hotels
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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