Overview

  • Yangon is the first highlight of the tour with magnificent religious sites and dynamic streets stuffed with shops and stalls
  • Pay a visit to Bagan to be amazed by its cultural and architectural beauty, as well as its scenic landscapes
  • Discover the local lifestyle and handcrafting in Inle Lake and enjoy the spectacular scenery in  Indein 
     
Myanmar Express 6 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Yangon

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Meals: N/A

Your Myanmar tour with Asia Private Travels will start from Yangon!  Once you arrive at the airport, you will be given a very warm welcome from your tour guide who takes the responsibility for transferring you to the hotel for check-in procedures (Note: 14.00 is the required check in time. Early check in depends on availability).

Visiting Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, you will be impressed by the giant Buddha statue which have the size equals to that of a blue whale. After that, take a stop at the Royal Lake uptown which gain its popularity among local citizens, especially at dusk and dawn. Take a glimpse of Karaweik Hall, a replica of a royal barge and enjoy a truly magnificent sight that the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda will give.

A classic journey to Myanmar wouldn’t be completed without paying a visit to the renowned Shwedagon Pagoda. Are you looking forward to an interesting expedition? The presence of delightful visual features making this trip worthwhile.  Starting at the eastern staircase, you have no difficulty in finding a bunch of shops located at the base of the temple which sell a variety of religious objects such as monks robes, alms bowls, offerings, incense and other distinctive Buddhist items.  

Your guide is always available to make it clear to you the use and principles of Myanmar’s Buddhist people. Catch the very moment of color transformation on the 100-meter chedi which have over 40 tons of gold leaf encircled. For Burmese, Shwedagon remains as the greatest religious site; most visitors claim that this journey is definitely unforgettable and still left a strong impression on them. Make a return to your hotel for relaxation in the evening. 

Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Spend a night at a hotel in Yangon.

Visiting Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, you will be impressed by the giant Buddha statue
Enjoy magnificent sight that the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda will give
Catch the very moment of color transformation on the 100-meter chedi which has over 40 tons of gold leaf encircled
Day 2

Yangon – Bagan

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport in order to take a domestic flight to Bagan. Welcome to Bagan which is famous for being one of the most magnificent Asian architectural sites.

One of the most outstanding features of a Myanmar holiday are the splendor of Bagan together with 3000 red brick religious constructions on a plain equals to the size of Manhattan Island. This mixture of breathtaking view will attract the attention of every visitor.

Your first stop is the Ananda Temple, which is among the temples of greatest importance in Bagan. With a view to creating every possible opportunity for you to engross yourself in the majesty of the temple in the most tranquil atmosphere, we will assure you that our visit comes to this site before others.

The tour continues with your chance to pay a visit to other temples belong to this campus which would definitely enable you to catch a view of a diversity of architectural styles along with artistic masterpieces dated back 9-14 centuries. You are also able to get an insight into rural Bagan daily life while you wander around the temples because amongst the sites are the workplaces of farmers and families.

A next visit to two workshops making out the signature products of Bagan which are lacquer ware and wood crafts will enable you to experience the local culture. Your mind will be blown away as watching the professional craftsmen applying traditional techniques to produce these beautiful items.

OPTIONAL: PLUS $8 USD/PAX FOR SUNSET CRUISE (NO COCKTAIL)

You will be transferred to the quay in the late afternoon and a private wooden boat is ready to bring you to another amazing trip. Breathtaking scenes are easy to spot as you travel on the legendary Irrawaddy River whether you sit under the shade or on the open- deck. You will be treated with other beautiful sceneries while cruising down the River such as small villages, fishermen, local boats and definitely the famous temples of Myanmar.

You stand an opportunity to open your eyes as what you see on the river bring another  unseen angle of Myanmar which you haven’t experience through the tour  on land. As the sun begins to go down slowly states that it’s time you will get off and be driven back to the hotel for relaxation. An ideal way to refresh yourself after a busy day is making a journey to go sightseeing in Bagan.

Have a good night sleep at a hotel in Bagan.

Ananda Temple, which is among the temples of greatest importance in Bagan
A visit to two workshops making out the signature products of Bagan, which are lacquer ware and wood craft
Private wooden boat is ready to bring you to another amazing trip
Day 3

Bagan

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

OPTIONAL: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN (Only available from October through March)

Your day with Asia Private Travels will begin with an amazing ride on a hot air balloon. It will definitely be an amazing viewpoint for you to admire the Bagan countryside below, especially the unique scenery of sunrise over the Irrawaddy River and many stupas in the area. Such opportunity rarely exists elsewhere in the world. (This ride is only at service from October/November to the following year’s March).

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driver to start exploring Bagan. It begins with a visit to the energetic NyaungOo Market, where welcomes the local inhabitants to trade fresh products and other daily items. From this point, you will take a look around the Old Bagan beginning with a visit to the famous Shwezigon Pagoda which owned its construction as a religious monument to King Anawrahta in the early 11th century.

Travel pass lanes filled with dust and shady roads cross temples and monasteries to a small village. Walk slowly around the village whereas catching a sight of the daily life of inhabitants in Bagan. The rest of today’s morning will be spent on discovering unpopular monuments depending on your taste. Should you like, you can travel on foot between lines of monuments of smaller size. The walk will give you a totally different view of Bagan from what you expect. 

Then you will travel on horse cart for an expedition that crosses many breathtaking sites namely Thatbyinnyu- the highest temple in Bagan, giant Dhammayangyi Temple which is known for its famous brickwork, and finally Sulamani Temple. Wallowing yourself in the glorious sunset picture from the upper terrace of one of the temples in the area.

Stay the night at a hotel in Bagan.

Balloon Over Bagan, an amazing viewpoint for you to admire the Bagan countryside below
A visit to the energetic NyaungOo Market
Travel on horse cart for an expedition that crosses many breathtaking sites namely Thatbyinnyu- the highest temple in Bagan, giant Dhammayangyi Temple
Day 4

Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, you will fill up your stomach with breakfast before taking a 1-hour ride to the airport and fly to Heho. As you arrive in Heho, you will then be driven to Nyaung Shwe village, following a scenic route.

On the way, you will stand a good chance of going to rural workshops where produce specialized products such as old- time Shan paper and special Handcrafted umbrellas. Pay a brief visit to Nyang Shwe - a small village with narrow walking panes, temples, monasteries, tea shops and local houses. 

On heading off to Inle Lake, you will travel on a private motorboat. Inle Lake is one of the most magnificent and amazing sites of Myanmar. On its tranquil waters is the presence of fishing canoes and vegetation, as well as a perfect backdrop of scenic hills. You will cross many villages that are constructed on stilts over the lake which is home to the local Intha citizens.

Take a chance to watch the daily routines of the local fishermen with their floating gardens which are structured by strips of water hyacinth, earth and stitched to the bottom of the lake on the bamboo poles.

Additionally, you will pay a visit to Nga Hpe Chaung monastery, which contains bunches of Buddha images from an early period. This temple was once known for its” jumping cats” but these days there are just a few roaming sounds heard and the jumping cats are no longer exist in the area.

However, it is worthwhile to make an expedition to the Buddha images. 

The tour continues with a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda- the primary paradise of the lake which consists of five frightened pictures of Buddha ornamented in gold leaf. If you expect, we can stop at one of the numerous traditional crafts having their origin on the Inle Lake.

This site produces amazing woven goods made from lotus silk, boat builders (basing on the period of the year), a workshop specializing in making cigar, blacksmiths or silver smiths. A travel on boat back to the hotel will make an end to this exploration. Overnight stay at a hotel on Inle Lake.

Inle Lake is one of the most magnificent and amazing sites of Myanmar
Good chance of going to rural workshops where produce specialized products such as old- time Shan paper
You will cross many villages that are constructed on stilts over the lake which is home to the local Intha citizens
Day 5

Inle Lake – Indein

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Meals: Breakfast

After enjoying breakfast, you will travel to the morning market by the lake (the market is always available except for dark moon and full moon on calendar days). The morning market’s position varies among the lake’s villages in a 5 day routine and this place welcomes the lake’s habitants along with nearby natives who also come here to sell and trade their goods. 

After travelling for an hour on boat down to a small canal, you will get to the Pa-Oh village of Indein whose location is on the western banks of Inle Lake. Wander around the village before coming to the stairway covered by moss to the peak of the hill. When you arrive to the summit, you will catch sight of a legendary Buddha image which sits right among hundreds of stupa ruins and old shrubbery. On the peak, you will have a chance to enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding places.

The Indein Pagoda definitely deserves its reputation for being the most magnificent monument around the lake’ bank and it contains hundreds of small stupas which are controlled by moss and greenery. Then start off trekking 45 minutes to Sae Ma village. On the go, you will experience the true beauty and amazing vistas of the area while being shaded by the bamboo groves in the site. When arriving at the village, you will have an opportunity to overlook the daily life habits of the rural people.

On your travelling back, if time allows, take a stop at the Inthar Heritage House to have a thorough insight into the history and culture of the local and sip a delicious coffee and cake (the service will not include a snack break).  

Overnight stay at a hotel on Inle Lake.

Get to the Pa-Oh village of Indein whose location is on the western banks of Inle Lake
On the peak, you will have a chance to enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding places
The Indein Pagoda definitely deserves its reputation for being the most magnificent monument around the lake’ bank
Day 6

Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon Departures

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

You will be served with breakfast at the hotel before heading off to Heho Airport (1-1.5 hour) to take a fly back to Yangon. 

This is the end of Myanmar Express 6-Day tour.

Visit traditional workshops in Yangon
Visit markets in Yangon
Enjoy the last moments in Yangon

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit:  from November to February (Dry season in Myanmar)

► Visa Requirements: 

  • Myanmar: Myanmar visa on arrival is available at Yangon, Naypyidaw and Mandalay International Airport for the passport holders from Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Russia and China (Validity: 1 month, Visa fee: $50USD). The country also has an effective e - visa system with straightforward and easy steps which is one of the best ways to get your visa for Myanmar.

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 -2 pax 4 - seater car
3 pax 7 - seater car
4 pax 9 - seater car
5 - 6 pax 14 - seater car
7 -10 pax 24 - seater car
11 - 14 pax 30 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Myanmar New Year (Thingyan water festival): Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

Must use tour company in Myanmar
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Rating: 5 / 5

warf81

England

"This company is fantastic and Lan Anh, our consultant, couldn’t have been more helpful. Lan Anh organised cycling tours in Bagan, day trips in Mandalay and Yangon. Booking from the U.K. was tricky and this experience made things very relaxing."

Outstanding service within multiples tours and activities done with the Myanmar private holidays agency
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Rating: 5 / 5

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Iceland

"We used the services of the agency for numerous day tours in Yangon, Inle, Mandalay and Bagan in addition to flights and other transportation and cruise bookings over three weeks. Ms Kay Khine Win, our primary contact was beyond perfection ! Responsive 24/7 within minutes , extremely helpful, efficient and kind, much beyond the call of duty! All the organised services were excellent with competent and most friendly staff. Our journey, exploration and vacation was a delight and we can only highly recommend and hope to use Myanmar private holidays again also in other countries they cover!"

Excellent guided tour
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Singapore

"Our local guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and chose good places to see and eat. We were picked up and dropped off at airports and hotels each time. Everything was arranged for us, including domestic flights and all entry fees or charges, which made everything very simple for us. They even supplied water and cleansing materials during trips to various places. They were flexible and adapted to a difficult schedule due to flights arriving late etc. Hotel in Bagan was fantastic, hotel in Yangon was about the best you could expect for a 3-star in Yangon. I would recommend this company to anyone coming to Myanmar for the first time."

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Rating: 5 / 5

ColoradoCoach

United States

"We chose this tour agency because they were so flexible. 6 of our group used this agency to visit Vietnam and Cambodia, we jumped in at Myanmar. They arranged guides and flights and the hotels were 5*. We did not want to travel with large groups and this agency made it happen for a very competitive price. Check them out!"

Sightseeing a really interesting Myanmar
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United States

"An amazing company that went above and beyond to make our time in Myanmar wonderful! I worked with Mr. Hyatt Aung who went out of his way to find us a English speaking tour guild and very nice driver to take us thru the stunning places in this coountry. Our guide Zaw and our driver were excellent! After our tour they brought us back to our hotel waited for us to clean up and check out then brought us to the Airport. I have never been more impressed with a tour company or their employees, they went above and beyond to make our trip very special."

Fantastic holiday in Bagan and cruise to Mandalay
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Portugal

"We had a fantastic time in Myanmar thanks to APT who helped us organise everything. My consultant Hang was on standby on WhatsApp and helped us throughout the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Myanmar and realised what a beautiful country this is. Thank you for helping with everything."

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