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Day 01 - Arrive in Yangon via flight


Upon arrival, go through Immigration and Customs. An English-speaking guide, holding a sign with your names on it, will meet you outside of the luggage claim area in the airport. Transfer (approx. 30mins) to your hotel for check-in.


Evening, free at leisure and enjoy the nice setting of the hotel.

Richard J.

Day 02 - Yangon


Start the day with a visit to the Sule Pagoda, originally an Indian structure, it is according to legend over 2,500 years old. Stroll through downtown Yangon with its faded colonial atmosphere and visit the beautiful post office. Then, visit the Kyaukhtatgyi pagoda, known for the reclining Buddha that measures 70 metres in length. 

This afternoon, visit to the National Museum, which is home to priceless ancient artifacts. Visit the Bogyoke Market then head to the Indian quarter for a different view of the city. End the day with a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, where many local and Buddhists come to worship.

Richard J.

Day 03 - Yangon


Today, take a local early morning ferry up Yangon River to the pottery making village of Twante. In addition to the local atmosphere on the ferry boat, we can enjoy this peaceful village and see the interesting process of making clay pots. There they produce simple clay filters from affordable, indigenous materials. The filters are distributed and health rates soar, particularly among children. Return Yangon and the remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Richard J.

Day 04 - Yangon / Bagan via morning flight


Take the early morning flight to Bagan, the fairy land with a thousand of temples.

First stop is Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan which served as the centre of reflection and prayer. Next, visit the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved. Then, visit the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. And enjoy sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and return to the hotel for the night.

Richard J.

Day 05 - Bagan


After breakfast, set out to visit the Nyaung U market, a busy morning market where locals gather from surrounding villages to buy and sell produce, crafts, spices and other goods. Stop for a cup of tea in a local teahouse, a key part of daily life in Myanmar and a great place from which to observe the busy morning activities. Then, continue to Ngat Pyit Taung Monastery and explore the temple's caves to observe about local tradition and spiritual beliefs of the Burmese. Followed by a visit to the Monastic Primary School where you can visit with the local children who are studying their lessons. 

This afternoon, visit a small village near Old or New Bagan and have an interaction with the villagers to understand their life before returning your hotel.

Richard J.

Day 06 - Bagan / Mandalay via morning flight


After breakfast, take the morning flight to Mandalay.


Visit to Mandalay Hill, which is home to many religious sites, and enjoy the magnificent views from the 230m high summit. Continue to the Golden Palace Monastery, known locally as Shwenandaw, being famous for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths. Also at the foot of Mandalay Hill lies Kuthodaw pagoda, which was built in 1857 and is home to the world’s largest book. Visit the Maha Muni pagoda later in the day, which is regarded to as the holiest site in Mandalay and is not to be missed. 

Richard J.

Day 07 - Mandalay


Start your day with a leisure drive to Amarpura, the 18th century capital where the country’s largest monastery is located; Maha Ghandayon. Next we visit to the magnificent teak bridge of U Bein, which is over 200 years old. It is the longest teak bridge in the world. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River and head for the picturesque Sagaing HillEnd the day with a visit to another ancient capital, Ava, which was the capital of Myanmar before Amarapura. Board a horse carriage and ride to the wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace. 

Richard J.

Day 08 - Mandalay / Heho via flight


Take the morning flight to Heho. Then, spend an hour overland transfer to Myanmar’s second largest lake, Inle where is famous for its unique leg-rowers. This unusual style of rowing requires remarkable balance and definitely takes some practice.


Enjoy a boat trip on the lake and observe the beautiful surroundings en route to floating gardens. Visit the Indein Pagoda Complex and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas in Pa O Tribe Village, some hidden under vegetation. Return to your hotel in late afternoon.

Richard J.

Day 09 - Inle Lake


This morning, visit the rural but bustling Five-Day Market in Mine Thaut. Observe the vibrant atmosphere with local people in colorful costumes trading farm products such as vegetables, fruits, dried tea leaves as well as livestock. 


Continue with a boat trip to the weaving village of Inpawkon and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which houses sacred Buddha images. Extended visit to Ywama floating village to explore the Padaung Long Neck Women who are wearing brass rings around their necks, arms and legs.

Richard J.

Day 10 - Heho / Yangon via flight 


Transfer (approx. 1hour) to Airport for your onward flight back to Yangon and connecting your next flight to another destination or your departure international flight returns your home.

Richard J.

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