Essence Of Myanmar - 12 Days

Essence Of Myanmar

This travel itinerary to Myanmar 12 days will enable you to see the exquisite culture and learn about the history of the country with places as Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and end up with the Ngapali Beach. In less than 2 weeks, the trip will provides you an excellent capture of the country while keeping a steady pace. This tour is certainly for the travel lover.


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Meditate yourself at the most ancient and sacred Shwedagon temple in Yangon

Witness the most surprising way of single leg oaring by local Intha fishermen

Watching the beautiful sunrise over thousands of temple in the legendary Bagan

Beach break and relaxation at the finest sandy beaches of Ngapali

Day 1

Welcome to Myanmar, meet up with your tour guide and the driver then transfer to hotel for check in.

The balance of the day is at leisure and overnight in Yangon.

Day 2

After breakfast at your hotel, start the day exploring the city. Pass faded colonial buildings such as the former parliament, City Hall and immigration offices as well as Mahabandoola Park and Sule Pagoda. Take a break for a cup of tea or coffee at a Let Ywae Sin Tea Shop, a local favourite in downtown. Continue a bit further to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market. You can spend time browsing through the wide selection of local handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays) before transferring back to the hotel to avoid the heat at midday. This afternoon, visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. Continue to Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s green spots. Finally, we arrive at Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 3

Free for your own leisure in the morning until transfer to the airport a short flight to Heho. In here you can enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake. A private local motorboat will escort you to your hotel for check-in. Along the way, we will pass stilted villages, the leg-rowing Intha fishermen, and floating gardens anchored to the lake’s bottom with bamboo poles.

Overnight on Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 4

You can spend a day on the lake exploring the sites and villages by private boat. Should you wish, an early start can be arranged to visit the floating market. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, you can continue to the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of Innthar people. We will also visit a cheroot factory where the local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand. For lunch, enjoy a unique opportunity to cook with a local Inthar family in their stilted house on the lake. Assist in the kitchen as you can cook an array of delicious, traditional dishes such as stuffed Inle fish and tomato salad. Then you can enjoy a local-style, in the dining room of the house and enjoy your freshly prepared lunch. Boat back to your hotel.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 5

A leisurely breakfast starts the day before returning by boat toward Nyaung Shwe, arriving at midday.

You will be served a local lunch at Viewpoint Restaurant, widely regarded as the best Shan food in Myanmar. Then we will continue by road to Heho Airport for the flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 6

The journey begins with a visit to Thagyar Pone Temple, a temple with spectacular views over the surrounding plains. Next to Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan. Then we will go to Myinkaba Village and visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Nearby is Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, two smaller temples with nice Buddha statues and stonework. Return to your hotel to rest and have lunch to get away from the heat of midday.

In the afternoon, we will stop at a monastery to receive a special blessing by the local monks. This serene ceremony is a great experience and a chance to learn about local Buddhism practices.

You’ll also visit a lacquerware shop making beautiful houseware items using techniques passed down by generations of local craftsmen. Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 7

Optional: It’s a great idea for you to wake up early this morning for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the temples.

You can start your new day to visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction into Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit to nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings.

We will continue to Kyan Sitthar Cave temple – walking through the tunnel-like corridors and viewing the fading paintings on the ceiling. Take a rest of the day is on your own leisure.

Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 8

In the morning, you can leisure until transferring to the Nyaung U Airport for your flight to Thandwe Airport. Upon arriving at Thandwe Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Ngapali Beach in a short drive. Ngapali Beach is a quiet 3-kilometer stretch of white sands lined by coconut palms. The warm, clear waters are perfect for water sports such as snorkeling and there are several small islands around which can be reached by boat.

Overnight in Ngapali.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 9

On your own leisure to enjoy the local life and the beach of Ngapali.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: No

Day 10

On your own leisure to enjoy local life and the beach of Ngapali.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: No

Day 11

You can spend the morning on the beach before departing to Thandwe airport for your afternoon flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to check in your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: No

Day 12

Today is your leisure time until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour guide: No

We hope this interesting tour will give you unforgettable memories. Thank you for choosing our services.


  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner van
  • Domestic flight Yangon Heho Bagan Thandwe Yagon
  • Bottle of water on tour days
  • Regional English speaking guide (no guide in Ngapali)
  • Private boat for Inle Lake excursions
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees


  • Travel insurance
  • Myanmar visa
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in Inclusive column
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses & laundry
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon
  • International departure airport tax Yangon
  • Early check in & late check-out at all hotel
  • Bank service fees, bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Peak season surcharges by hotels/ Compulsory dinner if there is any
  • Optional tours (quote separatedly)
  • VAT



Price valid till March, 2019 (per person in US dollar)

2 people

3-5 people

6-9 people

Single Supplement













YangonSummit Parkview HotelInya Lake HotelSule  Shangrila Hotel
Inle LakeGolden Island CottageInle ResortAureum Resort & Spa
BaganBagan Thande HotelAye Yar River View ResortAureum Palace Bagan
NgapaliThande Beach HotelAmata ResortAureum Resort & Spa

Price From USD $ 1,636/person
Total $ 1,636 USD

Trip Facts

  • Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lak - Ngapali Beach
  • 12 Days - 11 Nights
  • Breakfast; Lunch (See the Itinerary)
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