The Four Jewels of Myanmar

Myanmar Highlights in 8 Days

You will like  :

  • Yangon City with the picturesque Shwedagon Pagodacircuit 8 jours Birmanie
  • The beautiful plain of Bagan with thousands of temples, pagodas, stupas beside the legendary Irrawaddy River
  • The former capital Mandalay with citadels and charming royal cities around
  • Including Inle Lake, little paradise on Shan plateau. You meet the Inthas fishermen and fish that move in a unique way in the world.

Brief itinerary : 

Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon 
Day 02 : Yangon, tour around the city 
Day 03 : Flight Yangon/ Bagan temples discovery 
Day 04 : Bagan, visit traditional villages around
Day 05 : Flight Bagan / Mandalay – city tour
Day 06 : Mandalay & its royal cities around
Day 07 : Flight Mandalay / Heho – Inle Lake, boat trips on the lake
Day 08 : Inle Lake – flight Heho / Yangon – Departure

Itinerary day by day :

shwedagon pagoda-yangon Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon
On arrival in Yangon, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, city tour to discover the ancient Burmese capital (1862-2005). First visit National museum with fine collections, rare coins and cultural exhibitions of Myanmar. Then stroll through the city center with its old colonial buildings. In the late afternoon, visit of the wonderful Shwedagon Pagoda covered with 60 tons of gold leaf,
one of the most spectacular monuments in the world. 
Overnight in Yangon.
palace_karakweik_yangon1 Day 02 : Yangon, tour around the city 
In the morning, continue the guided tour of the former Burmese capital. Visit of the Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott Market, where you can find traditional products. Then take the local city “circle train” for one hour ride through the city and the rural areas around to observe the vibrant and colorful life of the local people. In the afternoon: boat transfer to Dalah, a small village on the other side of the Yangon River, ride in a rickshaw and visit of a candle factory. Back to Yangon, walk in the park of Kandawgyi Lake to admire the beautiful golden barge Karaweik, royal boat in the shape of a mythical bird.
Overnight in Yangon.
bagan_ballon2 Day 03 : Flight Yangon / Bagan temples discovery  
Board the flight to Bagan in the morning, transfer to hotel and depart to discover Bagan, the most impressive archaeological site in Asia. About forty kilometers from the left bank of the legendary Irrawaddy River, over 2000 temples, pagodas and stupas of all sizes and shapes emerge here and there, out of sight. Visit by carriage, among others, the famous temple of Ananda and that of Thatbyinnyu whose top of 62 meters dominates the other temples of Bagan. By late afternoon, watch beautiful sunset of Pyathada pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.
Naung_Oo_marche3 Day 04 : Bagan, visit traditional villages
The day begins with the discovery of the colorful and lively Nyaung Oo market, still very authentic with its wide variety of goods like food, flowers, vegetable and dried nuts. Continue the visit to the villages of Min Nan Thu and Phwa Saw, specialized in making oxcart-wheels and lacquer ware, here you can try yourself to create some unique souvenirs for the trip.
Back to the hotel at the end of the day. Overnight in Bagan.
mandalay-citadelle2 Day 05 : Flight Bagan / Mandalay – city tour
Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Mandalay, the cultural capital of Myanmar.
Make the discovery of the last royal city before the British arrival: the Royal Palace, the residence of King Mindon and his wives; Shwenandaw monastery, the most significant building in the history of Mandalay with intricate carvings in teak wood; Kuthodaw Pagoda, the largest book in the world with its 729 carved marble headstones and Mahamuni Pagoda with one of the five most revered Buddha image in the world.
Overnight in Mandalay.
mandalay-colline1 Day 06 : Mandalay & Surroundings
Take a morning tour of Jade Market then a gold leaf hammering workshop before taking a boat to Mingun. Here you visit the Mingun Bell – the largest bell in the world, Hsinbyume Paya and the unfinished Mingun Paya. Transfer to Sagaing, climb up the highest hill mount where the U Ponya pagoda is located. From above enjoy a remarkable panorama of hundreds of pagodas and monasteries perched on the hills bordering the Irrawaddy. Late afternoon, transfer to Amarapura, walk on the U Bein Bridge, the oldest and the longest teak bridge in the world, watch magnificent sunset.
Overnight in Mandalay.
inle_birmanie13 Day 07 : Flight Mandalay / Heho – Inle Lake
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho in the morning. Go to Inle Lake and take a boat trip to discover the Inle Lake. Twenty kilometers in length, this lake whose name means “lake of 4 villages” is populated by Inthas that built several villages with houses on stilts. These Inthas live, grow and move on water. Take a motor boat ride through villages and floating farms, discover the authentic life of Inthas, including original techniques of early crops (tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins …).
Overnight in Inle.
Departure flight Day 08 : Inle Lake – flight Heho / Yangon – Departure 
Free morning to relax. Depending on your schedule, transfer to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon and departure flight .
Thank you for going with our 8 days in Myanmar with Highlights.


Indicative prices for a group of 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 people: 1320 – 1120 – 1060 – 1060 US$/ person.
The more you are, the less you pay. Thank you to contact us for more details!

The price includes : 

  • Domestic flights Yangon / Bagan, Bagan/Mandalay, Mandalay/Heho, Heho / Yangon.
  • 7 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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