Myanmar at your own pace
This tour allows you to discover main sites of Myanmar, with main transportation included, without a guide, at your own pace !
Welcome at the Yangon Airport. Transfer to Gulliver office to have the necessary documents and more information, then to your hotel. You will visit Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. You will walk in downtown to discover many colonial-style buildings. After lunch, you will visit Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha Image and the National Museum (if open). Then you will go to the colorful Scott Market and enjoy your evening at the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda, the symbol of Myanmar.
You will take a morning flight to Mandalay. A driver will take you to city center (1h drive). After a transfer to the hotel, you will do some sightseeing in Mandalay, the last kingdom and the second largest city of Myanmar. Sightseeing includes the gold leaves making factories, craftsmen’s quarters, weavings and bronze castings, tapestries, the marble stone making: slab, Buddha image and the sculptures. You can discover the Royal Palace, lion throne and its moat. Then you will explore Shwenandaw monastery and the famous white Kuthodaw pagoda (known as the largest book in the world). In the evening, you can watch the sunset at Mandalay Hill.
In the morning, you will visit the site of Mingun, home of the largest intact bell in the world. You can discover the unfinished Mingun temple. Then you will visit Sagaing and its hills, the most religious centre of local Buddhist people, where you can find hundreds of monasteries and nunneries. The visit includes U Min Thoneze Pagoda and the Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda. Later, you will enjoy the sunset at U Bein teak Bridge, the longest in the world, from 19th century. After the sunset, you will return to Mandalay.
You will take a boat from Mandalay to Bagan, on the Irrawaddy River, the main river of the country. The downstream cruise is approximately 10 hours. The boat has an outdoor and an indoor deck, with a bar. On arrival, a car will wait for you and will transfer you to your hotel in Bagan.
You will discover the richest archeological site of Asia with more than 3,000 stupas and temples. You will visit some famous pagodas such as Ananda: the Finest one, Thatbyinyu: the highest temple of Bagan. Shwesigon: the most venerable pagoda, Dhammayangyi, the most massive temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi and Gubyauknge. Inside the temples, you will see the old Myanmar People’s mural paintings and the fresco of 11th and 13th centuries. You will watch the sunset at a temple.
You will be free to visit Bagan by yourself. You can rent bikes, e-bikes and horsecarts there. If you prefer, we can organize visits for you (supplement) in Bagan, Nyaung U village, Tank Kyi Taung.
You will go in the morning to Mount Popa, 1h from Bagan. a volcano 1518m above sea level. It is a pilgrimage site, home of the 37 Nats of the country. Near the volcano, you can climb the 777 steps leading to the top of Taung Kalat, where a Buddhist monastery is and from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the area. Then you will go to Kalaw (5h drive). You will see the Irrawaddy plain before reaching the mountains of Shan State. You will arrive in the afternoon in Kalaw, a former hill station of the British era, famous for its cool weather.
You will do a 2-day trekking from Kalaw to Inle lake shores. Approximately 7 hours the 1st day, and 4 hours the next day. You will walk through plantations, forests, villages and will meet people of the Pao ethnic. You will sleep in a monastery or in a village house. The 2nd day, you will reach Indein, a Pao village that is famous for its 11th century pagoda and its monastery. The visit includes Intha’s pottery making and silver smith process. Then a boat will take you to Inle lake village or your hotel.
You will discover Inle Lake by boat. You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site of the Shan State, weaving villages, silk weaving on wooden handlooms and black smith, and Nge Phae Kyaung Jumping Cats Monastery, unique leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, process of canoe making and the floating village life.
You will enjoy a free day at Inle lake area. You can visit vineyards, hot springs, local markets, villages.
In the morning, you will be transferred to Heho airport for a flight to Bagan. You will have a car at disposal in Yangon before your international departure.
Price per person (to reconfirm according to dates and availabilities)
|2 persons||4 persons||6 persons||8 persons|
|Hotel 2 stars||865 US$||790 US$||760 USD$||745 US$|
|Hotel 3 stars||1110 US$||1015 US$||990 US$||970 US$|
|Hotel 4 stars||1425 US$||1345 US$||1325 US$||1305 US$|
|Price includes:||Price excludes:|
|Double or twin room with breakfast||French or English guide|
|Local flights, boats as mentionned||Entrance fees (approx: 70$ per person)|
|Car with driver (except free days)||Lunch and dinner (except during trek)|
|2-days trekking (accommodation, meals, guide||International flights|