The Heart of Myanmar (Burma)

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Explore intriguing Yangon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, cycle around amazing Bagan, discover limestone caves at Pindaya, relax at tranquil Inle Lake, hike in the hills around Thandwe.


Day 1 Yangon
Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Yangon
Explore the city of Yangon on full-day tour. Explore Bogyoke market, and visit the Shwedagon pagoda in time for sunset.

Days 3-4 Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay and explore this ancient city. Visit the picturesque ancient capital of Ava and the spiritual centre of Burma at Sagaing. On Day 4, take a boat to the village of Mingun to visit the pagodas and local craftspeople. In the evening, climb Mandalay Hill for views of the surrounding countyside.

Day 5 Bagan
Relax and watch the sights on a full-day cruise down the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan.

Days 6-7 Bagan
Explore the ancient sites of Bagan including the temples of Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi-in) cave temple, and Manuha and Nan Paya temples, to name a few. Receive a blessing at a local monastery and continue to a handicraft workshop and visit the Nyaung Oo local market. On Day 7, cycle through the surrounding villages around Bagan.

Day 8 Pindaya
Fly to Heho this morning, before visiting the limestone caves of Pindaya, packed with figures of Buddha. In the afternoon, pull on the hiking boots and head up into the hills. Hike through friendly villages and incredible scenery.

Days 9-10 Inle Lake
Return on foot to Pindaya, then transfer to Inle Lake. En route, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Nyaung Shwe by trishaw, and observe floating villages and gardens. On Day 10, explore the lake by boat and visit the floating villages, and the daily market. Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda and the Nge Phe Chaung Monastery.

Day 11 Yangon
Fly back to Yangon this morning. Free time to explore and shop in the old capital.

Day 12 Yangon
Depart any time today.


What's Included

  • Arrival Transfer. Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon). Guided tour of Bagan Archaeological Zone. Cycling around Bagan. Hill tribe hike. Limestone caves of Pindaya. Half day boat tour of Inle Lake including floating villages. Hiking in Ho Kyin. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD250-300 per person for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (11 nts).
  • Private bus/van, bike, plane, boat, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, Avg 12.


Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Start/Finish: Yangon to Yangon
  • Cost: Prices from £2239 (see website for other currencies)
  • Trip Code: ABFA

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