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15 Days, Yangon to Yangon
Get off the tourist track and discover a country of beautiful treasures; from ancient temples to floating gardens and mythical landscapes on this 15-day tour through Myanmar’s untouched beauty.
Marvel at the wondrous gem-encrusted Golden Pagoda, cruise to Ayeyarwady River to Mandalay and see over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries in Bagan.
Get to know the locals and learn about their culture at a community lodge outside of Myaing where meals and activities will be provided by local villagers.
- Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
- All transport
- Accommodation: hotel (13 nights) and Lodge (1 night)
- Included activities
Yangon - City Orientation Walk
Yangon - Kandawgyi Lake
Yangon - Shwedagon Pagoda
Bagan - Orientation Walk
Bagan - Shwezigon Paya
Bagan - Temple bike tour
Community Lodge - Village Bike Tour
Mandalay - Sagaing Hills Temples
Community Lodge - Village Bike Tour and Monastery Visit
Mandalay - Mandalay Hill
Mandalay - Walking tour
Mandalay - Boat trip to Mingun
Mandalay - U Bein Bridge
Kalaw - Full day trek
Inle Lake - Pindaya Caves
Inle Lake - Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
Inle Lake - Boat trip & village tour
Inle Lake - Traditional Shan Dinner
Day 1: Yangon
Welcome to Myanmar. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today.
Day 2: Yangon
Start the day with a city walking tour of Yangon. Your leader will show you the city centre full of hustle and bustle of local life, street food and the shadows of the colonial time.
Day 3: Bagan
Rise for a very early start today, for your morning flight to Nyuang-U (about one and a half hours). From there, transfer to the ancient city of Bagan.
Day 4: Bagan
Spend the day sightseeing in Bagan, where you'll be given a bicycle and joined by a local guide. You’ll see many of the large and impressive temples such as Ananda Pahto, Htilominlo Temple, That Bin Nyu Paya (the highest pagoda in Bagan), Dhammayangyi Pahto and Shwesandaw Paya, as well as some of the smaller hidden gems.
Day 5: Bagan - Myaing
Enjoy a free morning in Bagan. You may like to spend more time exploring the stalls at the archaeological site, the cafes in town, or the nearby Nyaung U Market – one of the more interesting markets in the country.
Day 6: Myaing
Head out on a bicycle today and ride around the nearby villages. Stop at the first village and enjoy a presentation about the project from a local member of the community (your leader will translate). The activities and meals are shared among four nearby villages so that they all benefit from the project.
Day 7: Mandalay
Wake up early this morning and cycle to the small, 170-year-old wooden monastery nearby. A couple more minutes on the bike and you’ll stop at a village for a simple local breakfast prepared by the residents. This is another great chance to strike up a conversation and practice your language skills. After breakfast you’ll cycle to another village and visit a women’s cooperative to learn about their weaving, sewing and craft.
Day 8: Mandalay
This morning your leader will take you on a walking tour of Mandalay. After seeing the town close up, you’ll take a boat down the famous Ayeyarwady River to Mingun.
Day 9: Kalaw
Today will be a long day of driving towards Kalaw. Along the way, you’ll visit the U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
Day 10: Kalaw
Today is a full day of hiking around the hills around Kalaw (approximately 6 hours). A local guide will take you to a tea plantation and some small villages.
Day 11: Inle Lake
Leave Kalaw for Nyuangshwe today, where you’ll be spending time around Inle Lake. You’ll set off across the mountains and farms and stop off at the Pindaya Caves, one of the Golden Caves in Shan state.
Day 12: Inle Lake
Start the day by heading out in a motorised boat. You’ll see local life on the lake, including fisherman who use a distinctive leg-rowing technique on their boats, floating tomato plantations and cottage industries such as silversmiths, weavers and cigar makers.
Day 13: Inle Lake
Enjoy a free day around Inle Lake. Perhaps visit the Mingala morning market or Nyuangshwe's oldest Buddhist monastery, Yadana Man Aung Paya.
Day 14: Yangon
Bid farewell to the splendour of Shan state and make your way to the airport in Heho. From here, take a one-hour flight back to the hustle and bustle of Yangon. The journey ends with an optional final dinner and night out on the town in Yangon.
Day 15: Yangon
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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