The Best Myanmar Tour for the First-time Travelers

This 8-day Myanmar tour will let you trace all highlights of Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Yangon, to discover the rich culture and breathtaking scenery of the country has to offer.

You will visit fabulous pagodas and ancient temples, explore local markets, cruise along Irrawaddy River, enjoy the nature beauty of Inke Lake, witness the life of local people, and so on.
Travel Route: Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon
Day: 8
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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Have a sightseeing in Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar.

Visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mahagandayon Monastery; Take in the scenery of U Bein Bridge.

Discover the ancient city of Bagan, home to around 2000 temples and pagodas.

Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda; explore Nyaung Oo Market; enjoy a horse cart ride through the pagodas.

Relax in the picturesque Inle Lake area

Enjoy a boat trip on Inle lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating villages.

Explore Yangon, the former capital and largest city of Myanmar.

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, and explore Bogyoke Market and Chinatown.

U Bein Bridge
Horse cart ride through the pagodas
Shwedagon Pagoda

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay Arrival
Welcome to Mandalay!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Day 2: Mandalay Tour
Today you will have a full-day sightseeing of Mandalay city. Of all the ancient capitals in Myanmar's history, only Mandalay has been preserved intact. Here you can explore various Buddhist monuments and historical relics.
You will first visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. Then visit the Mahagandayon Monastery, a monastic college located in Amarapura, to learn about the monks’ education.
After that have your lunch in a local restaurant on the City Harbor Bridge. Then continue to visit the Sagaing Nunnery to learn about the daily life of the nuns, before driving to Sagaing Hill to appreciate the stunning overview from the top.
Finally, you will head to visit the famous U Bein Bridge. Built in 1850, it is believed to be the oldest and (once) longest teak bridge in the world. You can take a boat trip on the Taungthaman Lake, and enjoy the amazing sunset view of the bridge.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Sagaing Nunnery, one of the world's largest nunneries.
Day 3: Mandalay Tour
After breakfast, you will take a boat trip to the ancient Mingun city, which sits on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Here you will explore the gigantic unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, and the huge Minggun Bell, the second largest ringing bell in the world.
Here in Mingun you will also visit the Settawya Pagoda, which is a small, whitewashed Buddhist temple constructed along classical Pagan lines. And then the Hsinbyume Pagoda, which is a beautiful white architecture designed to represent Mount Meru, the center of the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
After that, you will travel back to Mandalay to visit the Shwenandaw Kyaung, a historic Buddhist monastery located near Mandalay Hill. And the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which contains the world's largest book.
Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Hsinbyume pagoda is a beautiful all white structure.
Day 4: Mandalay to Bagan
Today you will leave Mandalay and take a flight to Bagan. Bagan is famous for its historical monuments, and houses around 2000 temples and pagodas from different periods.
You will visit the Nyaung Oo Market, the authentic local market where local people buy foods and daily necessities. Then visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, which is gold plated and is one of the oldest and most impressive monuments in Bagan.
After having a rest in the hotel in the afternoon, you will enjoy a Horse Cart Ride to enjoy the sunset. Travelling through the pagodas in the quiet of dusk, you will feel the the tranquility and peace of the Bagan city.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Enjoy a Horse Cart Ride in Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan Excursion to Mount Popa
Today, you will have an excursion to Mount Popa, a dormant volcano with many Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.
You will visit the famous Popa Taungkalat Monastery, which is a temple complex located on top of a huge rocky outcrop. The monastery is home to 37 nats (Burmese spirits), statues of which can be found at its base. If you have the energy, you can climb up the 777 steps to the monastery at the top. You will enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding plains and Mount Popa itself.
After that, you will return to Bagan. On the way, stop by a local village to learn about the local culture and lifestyle. You will also visit a palm sugar workshop, to see how they cook the nectar from the trees into the sugar cubes.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Mount Popa and Popa Taungkalat Monastery.
Day 6: Bagan to Heho, Inle Lake
Today, you will leave for Heho by flight. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the Inle Lake.
Located in the highlands of northern Myanmar, Inle Lake is the second largest lake in the country. It is more than 970 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains on three sides.
The lives of local people are centred on the lake. A boat is tied to the front door of every house here, and the locals have been trained to paddle with their feet since they were children. Here you can see the traditional fishing method of local people.
You will also visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, the the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area, and then continue your boat ride to the Nga Phe Chaung monastery, which is a beautiful wooden monastery built on stilts around 200 years ago over the lake.
After that, move on to the floating garden called Kyun-Hmyaw, which was built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud.
Stay overnight in Inle Lake.
Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar.
Day 7: Inle Lake to Yangon
In the morning, you will transfer to Hero airport for the flight to Yangon. After check in the hotel, you will enjoy your sightseeing in Yangon.
First, you will go to visit the famous Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, which houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. The Buddha is 66-meter long, and one of the largest in Myanmar. You will also see and take a picture of the grand Karaweik Hall royal barge.
Then, you will enjoy your free time to wander the Bogyoke Market. And take a stroll through the busy streets of the Chinatown and Yangon Jetty.
At the end of the day, go to see the beautiful sunset view of Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar painted with real gold.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
One of the most revered reclining Buddha images.
Day 8: Yangon Departure
Say goodbye to Myanmar!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.


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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Myanmar Travel Restriction 2022

Myanmar reopened inbound tourism to overseas tourists on April 1, 2022.

Under the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, in addition to your passport and visa, you will need to provide a printed copy of your COVID-19 vaccination certificate (which must have been administered at least 14 days before travel) and a negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test performed within 48 hours before arrival.

When you arrive in Myanmar, you will still need to pay for the COVID-19 test at your own expense and purchase valid medical insurance with COVID coverage through a designated insurance provider.

There are only 12 visa-free countries. If you travel with a passport from all other countries, you will need to apply for a Myanmar tourist visa in advance.

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