Essential Myanmar - 9 Days

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Start your trip with Asia Paradise Travel, we will bring you a flexible change to enjoy a nice holiday, it would be start from the largest city of Myanmar to visit one of the longest teakwood bridge of U Bein or Hill Tribes trekking adventure in Kalaw. Experience the local daily life on Inle Lake, or the splendor of the temple in peace in Bagan before taking a flight to Yangon then visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda.


  • Meals as mention in the detail itinerary
  • Drink water 2 bottle/ day/person & tissues
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Domestic flights: Inle Lake (Heho) – Yangon
  • Private transfer with A/C
  • Private boat to visit Inle
  • 3 Star Accommodation, shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees



  • Myanmar Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping & personal expenses
  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge
  • Compulsory dinner on X-Mas or New Year
  • Single Supplement surcharge
  • Domestic & International Flight tickets


Welcome to Mandalay! On arrival the second largest city of Myanmar, you will be transferred to the city center, (1 hour)

If time permit, we will take a drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. Visit Mahagandayon monastery, this is a home of more than 1000 young monks, it was renowned as a center for monastic study and strict religious discipline. From here you can take a walk to the legendary U Bein Bridge, it’s built in 1782 when the Amarapura was the Royal Center of attention.

The bridge is one of the longest teakwood bridge in the world with 1,2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake. This is also the best destination for sunset with great pictures.

Evening today, return to the hotel in the city center.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.


After a leisurely breakfast, our guide and driver will come to pick you up for a visit the Mahamuni Pagoda. The Pagoda is one of the country’s most honored Buddha images, completely covered in gold leaves that are every day applied to the statue by male devotees

Your next will be the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, this is known as the pagoda of the Great Marble Image. It’s said that the colossal marble block took 10,000 men almost two weeks to transport it from the riverside to its current location. Visit "The World's Biggest Book" at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where a collection of 729 marble slabs was carved by Buddhist teachings. After that you will diver to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings.

Approximately 3 km to the east of Mandalay fort is the Yankin Hill surrounded by numerous temples and monasteries. A stunning atmosphere, away from the tourist crowds. When visiting a monastery you will gain insight into the monastic life and practice with the monks a little English. Afterwards, enjoy a unique view from the summit of the hill (about 45 minutes climb). Once back on solid ground you are the evening prayer of the monks (also called evening chant) listen and end the day peacefully. Return to Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.


After breakfast at the hotel then you will explore the life at the river during a nice walk along the majestic Irrawaddy River. Next, will be a short stop at the local market where you can have a great photo with all kinds of exotic fruit and vegetables.

After that, a short 45 minute transfer (30 km) will bring you to Paleik, which is known locally as the home of the snake temple. If you are lucky, you could be able to witness a snake washing which is supposed to bring fortune. Don’t for get to explore the ancient Ava Temple before travelling to Bagan on the new road, after around 5 hours’ drive on a beautiful landscape, you will reach Bagan in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel and free to relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.


Your first port of call is the Ananda Temple, one of the highest in Bagan. We'll make sure you get there before the majority of tourists, so you can enjoy the splendor of the temple in peace.

Your next visit will be the village of Myinkaba and the Temple of Gubyaukgyi. You will be struck by the beauty of the murals and sculptures. You will also have the chance to discover the two small temples Manuha and Nan Paya - both known for their Buddha statues. You will then have the opportunity to learn more about the local culture with the visit of two workshops that produce the most famous Bagan products: lacquer and wood crafts. Amazement, you will see that the craftsmen still use traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation, to create masterpieces. From there, drive to a carriage ride at sunset through the temples Thatbyinnyu - the highest of Bagan, the gigantic Dhammayangyi known for its fine brick building, and the impressive Sulamani.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.


Today it is time to leave Bagan and start off your day with an overland trip (ca. 6 hours) to Kalaw. While passing through the Shan hills on a winding road, you will gather amazing impressions of the rural Myanmar. At last you will reach Kalaw, which was founded as an upper station by British officials who wanted to escape the plain’s heat. Nowadays, this town is still a holiday resort where you can find pure air, a pleasant atmosphere, green trees and great trekking paths. You will reach Kalaw in the afternoon and there will be enough time to explore the town and breathe in the local charm while recovering from the journey. Later today, free on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw.


After a short visit to the local market, you will be brought to Kalaw train station for a train ride to Aung Ban train station through magnificent mountain scenery.

Arrive Aung Ban and take the drive to Inle Lake.

. Upon reaching the edge of the lake, then you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights.

Inle Lake is dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, the scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop.

Today, you also pass several villages, which are built on stilts over the water from Intha people.

Experiences the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and you are also view their ‘floating gardens’…

One of the highlights to day is a visit NgaHpeChaung Monastery, which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images. Few years ago, this temple was known as “jumping cat”, now is not anymore but the Buddha images are still worth to visit.

Your next will be PhaungDawOo Pagoda; this is main haven of Buddha images which decorated in gold leaf.

Taking a short break to visit the traditional crafts, you will explore the making incredible woven items from lotus silk, or Cigar making workshop, Boat Builders, even silver smiths.

The tour will come to a close with a return trip by boat back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.


After the breakfast at your hotel and then visit the lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days) which located rotates between the villages on the lake in a 5 day schedule. It’s also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares.

After one hour transfer by boat through the small canal, you will be taken to the Pa-Oh village of Indein

A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, nested on the western shores of Inle Lake.

Take a walk around the village before ascending a rural road to the top of a hill.

The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery.  On returning, a short break at the Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake's indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle


You’ll be transferred Heho Airport (1 hour) for your domestic flight to Yangon. On arrival, our guide and driver will pick you up to the city center.

We’ll start things off with a trip to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Next, you continue uptown, a short break at the Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park which is very popular with local residents, especially in the early morning and around sunset. This is a wonderful place to take a view of Karaweik Hall, a reproduction of a royal barge and enjoy a spectacular view of the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda.

Travelling to Myanmar without visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda, it’s mean you did not step into the golden light in Yangon yet. Are you ready for an amazing experience?

Let start to enjoy and experience all the places are worth the trip. Start your visit from the eastern entrance to find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items. From here you will easy find many unique Buddhist objects as monk robe, alms bowls, offering and incense…

Next, you will keep walking up the stairs to the main part. The most impressive of the colors transform on the 100-meter Buddhist stupa which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Every year, Shwedagon attracts a lot of customer and it is considered to be the most important religious site. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.


Unfortunately, it is now called to say goodbye to one of the most secretive countries in the world. Transfer from hotel to Yangon International Airport.

Meals on own account

End of tour services.


PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices in US dollars per person in double sharing room

From 01 Feb to 31 Mar 2019 & 01 Oct 2019 to 31 March 2020 (Except 13-18 Apr 2019)

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