Essential Myanmar

Highlights of 7 Days in Myanmar | Myanmar Itinerary 7 Days

During your 7 days in Myanmar, you will be introduced to the country’s indispensable highlights – a short but fulfilling romance with the golden land.

You will like  :

  • 7 days in myanmarDelving into tradition and culture of Yangon, the old Burmese capital
  • Discover Bagan – the city of thousands temples, pagodas, and ancient stupas with breathtaking sunset spot, and authentic lifestyle in tradtional villages around
  • Walk up 777 steps of Mount Popa to Popa Taungkalat Monastery, famed for being home of nats
  • Explore the poetic Inle Lake, a gem of Shan plateau, famous for floating villages and gardens

Brief itinerary : 

Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon 
Day 02 : Flight Yangon/Bagan, temples visit
Day 03 : Bagan, visit traditional villages 
Day 04 : Bagan – Popa – Bagan
Day 05 : Flight Bagan/ Heho – Inle, bike tour
Day 06 : Inle, sightseeing cruise
Day 07 : Inle – Flight Heho/ Yangon – Departure 

Itinerary day by day :

7 days in myanmar - shwedagon Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon
Start your 7 days in Myanmar at the intriguing former capital of Yangon. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a city tour. This city is a melting pot of antique and cosmopolitan Burma where you can admire the ancient religious wonder of Shwedagon Pagoda towering Yangon’s skyline – the biggest, grandest and most sacred pagoda in Myanmar. Visit the 70-meter long reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda; National Museum that features culture and history of Burma. By the end of the day, you will stroll around the city center to admire its old colonial buildings.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
7 days in myanmar - temple bagan Day 02 : Flight Yangon/Bagan, temples visit
This morning comes by a flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by our guide. Then start your excursion to Bagan- an ancient capital of Bagan Kingdom. 2000 golden, red-brick, and white stupas create one of the most extraordinary sites in Asia. Enjoy the visit to significant temples and pagodas by horse-cart and car: Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the oldest and most impressive pagodas in Bagan; Manuha Temple with huge Buddha images, adjacent Nanpaya Temple with finest stone carvings. You also spend time at famous Ananda Temple and Thatbyinnyu Temple- the highest temple at 60 meters high, dominating the other temples of Bagan. Late afternoon, mark your Burma trip that of lifetime by the astonishing view of Bagan temples showered in the sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
7 days in myanmar - traditional village Day 03 : Bagan, visit traditional villages  
Refresh this day by a visit to traditional villages to enhance the authentic culture and daily life of local people. Start the day by a walk to the lively Nyaung Oo morning market, where you can find almost everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to local handicrafts. Then proceed to Min Nan Thu and Phwa Saw village, well-noted for the traditional crafts of oxcart wheel-making and lacquer ware. Here, you can learn how the famous Burmese handicrafts are made and decorated by traditional methods, or try creating yourself.
Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
7 days in myanmar - mt popa Day 04 : Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan
After breakfast, drive to mount Popa, 50km southeast of Bagan. The mountain, translated as “flower”, is renowned for its beautiful flora which was favored by the royalty at the ancient times. Visit the nats (spirit) shrine at the foot of the mountain, admire the multitude of Nats decoration there. Scale the 777 steps to the top of the mountain where a monastery crowns the extinct volcano. The monastery is one of the religious symbol of the country. From there, contemplate the vista of surrounding regions. On the way back, enjoy some Burmese sweets and “sky beer” – both are made from the juice of the toddy palm trees. By the way, discover the manufacturing process of these delicacies in a local factory. Return and overnight at hotel in Bagan.
7 days in myanmar - inle lake Day 05 : Flight Bagan/ Heho – Inle, bike tour
This morning, you will take a domestic flight to Heho Airport. Upon arrival, take one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. Our next destination is Inle Lake, a gem of Shan plateau, one of the ‘big four’ Myanmar tourist destinations. It is famous for the unique one- leg paddling technique of the Intha and beautiful floating villages and gardens. Once arrive at Nyaung Shwe, transfer to hotel and relax before going for sightseeing. Afternoon, take a bike ride around the town to market, monastery… You can also catch the sight of farmers working on the fields or school children playing in the yard. At the end of the day, return to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
7 days in myanmar - inle boat trip Day 06 : Inle Lake, sightseeing cruise
Enjoy delightful breakfast at hotel, then we will start our excursion by boat to Inle Lake. We will first visit 5-day market where you can see numerous of local’s products. Continue to across the lake to pass through floating villages with stilted houses and beautiful floating gardens. Proceed to Inpawkhone village to observe traditional weaving technique of Intha people, especially the weaving of stems of lotus making the unique fabrics in the world. Take a stop at cheroot factory where people make Burmese cigar by hand. Our visit also includes Phaung Daw U Pagoda, the holiest sites in the area. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
7 days in myanmar - departure flight Day 07 : Inle Lake – Flight Heho/ Yangon – Departure
You have free morning to relax. Then transfer to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon and departure flight.
It also marks the last activity of your 7 days in Myanmar


The more you are, the less you pay. Thank you to contact us for more details!

The price includes : 

  • Domestic flights Yangon / Bagan, Bagan/ Heho, Heho / Yangon.
  • 6 nights with breakfast in a double room in standard hotels. If you want to stay in superior hotels, please contact us.
  • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver; 2 bottles of water / person every day.
  • All excursions and visits mentioned (entry fees included).
  • The services of an English speaking guide for each region.
  • Possibility to have a French speaking guide (with additional charge) throughout the tour, please contact us.
  • Permanent assistance throughout the journey.

The price does not include : 

  • International flights from home
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, carriers and drivers
  • Services and activities not included in the program

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A classic addition to 7 days in Myanmar:

Facing a deficit time budget, it is convenient for many visitors to skip Mandalay. After all, the city doesn't have the urban vibes of Yangon or the magnitude of Bagan. It doesn't do Mandalay justice - the city is Myanmar' cultural heart, that means, its beauty need perceiving from the hearts.


Mandalay has its own attractions of no mean repute. There goes the Royal Palace, reconstructed after the original royal residence had been razed to the ground by bombing. The massive complex, uninhabited and somehow hollow, covers the exact era within the huge moat with replica buildings and artifacts giving out an impression of Burmese royal life at the end of the 19th century. The construction of Mandalay Royal Palace was so costly that the leftover timber was sufficient to erect a monumental crossover - known to our present mortal as the Ubein Bridge. Crossing the moat but not yet leaving the vicinity of the Palace, one may encounter the Shwenandaw Monastery. Built entirely of teak, the monastery's architecture marks the zenith of traditional Myanmar carpentry with tenacious dedication to details. The monastery's history was checkered: it was moved twice during the past and is rumored to house the ghost of the penultimate Burmese sovereign King Mindon. Next stop is the largest book of the world - the Kuthodaw Pagoda. It is a labor of love - a meticulous copy of Tripitaka. The 729 pages - a divine number since it is nine powered by 3 - were sculpted on marble white stone slabs. Last but not least - and never least, the prized possession of Mahamuni Temple marks Mandalay's status as the country's cultural center. Reputed to bear the similarity to the Buddha himself, the logically 3000-year-old image is supremely revered with its impact second only to Shwedagon Pagoda.

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