Myanmar Discovery Travel

10 Days in Myanmar

10 days/ 9 nights

The Central & East of Myanmar

Myanmar highlights

from 519 USD/ pax

A trip that would take you against the flow of time to revisit the century-old glory in 10 days in Myanmar with the most outstanding destinations plus memorable visit to some off-the-beaten-track places.

Wonder what awaits you in this Myanmar in 10 days tour?
  • A multitude of firsthand activities and interactions with friendly locals will imprint you with a favorable memory
  • Cultural capital Mandalay, shrouded in curiosity & fervent of Buddhist devotees
  • Enchanted ancient villages & citadels, all swarming around the legendary Irrawaddy
  • Authentic life on Inle Lake, their exotic charm & unique agricultural practices

Itinerary

Arrive in Mandalay, be welcomed by the travel guide and check in at hotel. Take a rest before spending the first of your 10 days in Myanmar studying the last Royal Citadel. Drop by the Royal Palace, the royal residence of the last two sovereigns of Myanmar, a magnificent compound which spans a vast area of four kilometers. Inquire the nearby Shwenandaw Monastery which was relocated twice in its life. Be amused to know that the highly venerated Mahamuni Pagoda was built with a significant share of treasure relocation from other places. Finish the day in a manner recommended by health specialists: reading the biggest book of the world in the Kuthodaw Pagoda.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Pay a visit to the local famous Jade Market in early morning and then drop by to observe the process of gold leaf production. After a morning walk, take a boat upstream to see Mingun, the ancient villages well-known for its incompleted giant structures. Drift downstream back to Mandalay and explore the nearby Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees. Proceed to Soon U Ponnya Shin Pagoda to enjoy the panorama over the surrounding area. At dusk, be enchanted by the enigmatic view of sunset from the longest teak bridge of the world – U Bein in Amarapura.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Wake up early next morning to catch Mandalay to Bagan boat downstream the legendary Irrawaddy River. Spend a day on board and contemplate a change of scenery as the boat crosses several cities and villages on its trajectory, including Ava – another ancient citadel around Mandalay and Yandapo – a pottery village.
Upon arrival at Bagan pier in the late afternoon, transfer to hotel. Have some rest after a long voyage and prepare for the next day full of activities. Overnight in Bagan.

In the fourth day of your Burma trip, dedicated day to the thorough discovery one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Asia – Bagan. Expanding 40 kilometers from left bank of the Irrawaddy, Bagan’s plain of 2000 monuments, which date back centuries, give you an impression of being in the past! If possible, scale the highest temple to catch a glimpse of the sunrise. The most recognized monuments you will visit are: Ananda, Thatbinnyu and Dhammayangyi Pagodas. Enjoy a bumping but interesting carriage ride through this forest of temples.
Overnight in Bagan.

Welcoming this day by a visit to the bustling Nyaung Oo market, full to the brim with its gorgeous selection of local specialties. It offers a great chance to mingle with local people and see how they conduct their daily life. Then sail along the river to reach a local village and immerse yourself in their rural lifestyle. Drop by Min Nan Thu and Phwa Saw Villages, specializing in making lacquer, to observe their methods of producing lacquer and not mind dirtying your hands making your bespoke products.
Back to your hotel in late afternoon. Overnight in Bagan.

Board the flight from Bagan to Heho Airport. Transfer by car to Pindaya Town, which lies around sixty kilometers to the northwest of Inle Lake. Pindaya is well- known for its spectacular limestone caves, its attractive lakeside setting, and the famopus traditional Shan paper umbrellas. Upon arrival, visit the famous Pindaya Caves that is only one hour walk from the town. Appreciate a seemingly unlimited number of gilded Buddha statues presented in the cave. They are made of white marble, bronze or plaster, and coated with gold leaf. Go back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

This morning, transfer to Inle Lake, the next destination in your 10 days in Myanmar. Take a boat trip to discover the lake, a little paradise on Shan plateau. Drift on the lake to catch a glimpse of lakeside villages doing their traditional crafts. Across the lake through many floating garden that adds to the economic life of the inhabitants. Be prepared to catch a local fisherman in his action: the leg-rowing technique that makes its way to featured pages in the most respected tourist guidebooks. We also pay a visit to religious sites on the lake, and villages on the bank.
Overnight in Inle.

Dedicate the day to moving around Sagar, the flooded ancient royal city of the Shan ethnic group which has made some emergence since the opening of the tourist industry.
Experience a full day on boat, weaving around in six hours through a web of small rivers and encountering people from Shan, Pa-O and Intha ethnic groups. In this sacred land rich in its own history, take notice of the buildings that were blanketed with the inevitable destruction of time, water and plants.
Back to Inle Lake at the end of the afternoon. Overnight in Inle.

Board the flight from Heho Airport to Yangon. Welcome to the youngest former capital of Yangon, which boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Pay a visit to the renowned gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which stands proud in the skyline of the city. Move next to the National Museum to view their comprehensive collection of historical and archaeological artifacts. Take the local ‘circular train’ ride through Yangon and its suburbs, which will introduce you to another facade of the magnificent city: very down-to-earth people in the hive of their daily activities. In late afternoon, walk around the beautiful lush Kandawgyi Park, get some fresh air and admire the spectacular view of the glittering Shwedagon reflect on the calm water of Kandawgyi Lake. Overnight in Yangon.

The last morning of your 10 days in Myanmar. Depending on the time of your departure flight, have a morning at your leisure or stride around the downtown zone to see some impressive colonial buildings.
Take notice of your time, and leave for the airport to depart.

Budget ideas

Number of people 6 pax 4 pax 2 pax
Price per person $519 $615 $810
The price is determined based on twin/ double room (2-3 star).

What's included

  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned (entry fees included)​
  • English speaking guide on spot
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Private transfers with driver; 2 bottles of water/person every day

What's not included

  • International airfare and taxes airport
  • Visa-on-arrival
  • Tips, personal expenses and other services not mentioned
  • Other not mentioned in the tour

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6 most asked questions about myanmar

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true heaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true êaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
– Mrs. Louisa FELLS  from the UK (email: louisafells@hotmail.co.uk)
– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
– Mrs. Louisa FELLS  from the UK (email: louisafells@hotmail.co.uk)
– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

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