Enjoy this Myanmar Itinerary (7 days) from Yangon (Bagan, Mandalay, Amarapura, Mingun) and discover the city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, the most important mural in the area, the Htilominlo Temple, a Buddhist temple built during the reign of King Htilominlo, and the Manuha Temple, a two-story rectangular building built by the captive king Mon Manuha. You will also discover Mandalay city, where you will visit Mahamuni Temple and see the Mahamuni Buddha (Gautama Buddha) statue inside it, which is the most revered image in Myanmar and makes this temple one of the most religious pilgrimage sites across the country. During your trip you will make a stop in such cities as Amarapura, the ancient capital of Myanmar, Sagaing, known for the fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwady River, and Ava, located on the Ayeyarwady River southwest of Mandalay. You will visit Mingun city, where you will see the Mingun Pagoda (Mingun Pahtodawgyi) and the Mingun Bell, which weighs 90 tons and is the largest bell in the country, and enjoy a boat ride on Inle Lake. You will also enjoy a guided tour of Yangon city, where you will visit the Botataung Pagoda and the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the holiest Buddhist pagoda in Thuwanabumi, in the southern part of Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the current kalpa. This is a private guided tour and can be customized upon request.Individual travel request form Enjoy a private tour
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At the appointed time, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan, which is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. From the 9th to the 13th century, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute Myanmar.
In Bagan, you will enjoy a private guided tour with an English speaking guide and see several important attractions starting with the Shwezigon Pagoda, the most important mural in the area, dating from the 11th century. The pagoda consists of a circular Buddhist stupa gilded with gold leaf and surrounded by smaller temples and shrines. The construction of the Shwezigon Pagoda began during the reign of King Anawrahta (r. 1044–77), the founder of the Pagan Empire, in 1059–1060 and was completed in 1102, during the reign of his son, King Kyansittha. more Over the centuries, the pagoda has been damaged by many earthquakes and other natural calamities, and has been restored several times, but the lower level terraces have remained as they were before.
You will also visit the Htilominlo Temple, a Buddhist temple built during the reign of King Htilominlo (1211-1231). The temple is three stories high with a height of 46 metres, is built of red brick and is known for its elaborate plaster moldings. On the first floor of the temple, there are four Buddhas looking in each direction.
Next, you will discover the Manuha Temple, a two-story rectangular building built by the captive king Mon Manuha in 1067 that houses huge statues of Buddha and is one of the oldest temples in Bagan. Finally, you will visit Nanpaya Temple, which was built by the captive King Makuta of the Thaton Kingdom. It was built with mud mortar, stone and brick and was used as the residence of Manuha. The temple contains intricate carvings of Brahma and also contains representations of other Hindu gods.
Then you will go to Pwar Saw village, where you will share experiences with local people.
Accommodation in Bagan.
Mahamuni Temple, Mahagandhayon, Maenu Okkyaung and Bargayar MonasteriesBagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Ava - Amarapura - Mandalay
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon.
Upon arrival in Mandalay, you will visit Mahamuni Temple and see the Mahamuni Buddha (Gautama Buddha) statue inside it, which is the most revered image in Myanmar and makes this temple one of the most religious pilgrimage sites across the country.
Next, you will be transferred to Amarapura, the ancient capital of Myanmar, and visit the Mahagandhayon Monastery, a monastic college known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic code. The monastery was first established by Agatithuka Sayadaw, a Thudhamma-affiliated monk around 1908, as a meditation monastery for monks who lived in the forest.
Then, you will visit Sagaing city to see fascinating landscapes of the Ayeyarwady River.
You will continue your more trip to Ava for visiting the Maenu Okkyaung Monastery (Maha Aungmye Bonzan) built by Queen Nanmadaw Me Nu in 1818 to serve as the residence of her religious preceptor, the Nyaunggan Sayadaw U Po and the Bargayar Monastery (Maha Waiyan Bontha Bagaya), built during the reign of King Hsinbyushin (1763-1776) by the town officer of Magwe, Maha Thiri Zeya Thinkhaya and dedicated to Shin Dhammabhinanda.
You will return to Amarapura to enjoy the sunset on the U-Bein Bridge.
Accommodation in Mandalay.
Mingun Pagoda, Myatheindan Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw MonasteryMandalay - Mingun - Mandalay
The day will start with a boat trip to Mingun. You will visit the Mingun Pagoda (Mingun Pahtodawgyi) and the Mingun Bell which weighs 90 tons and is the largest bell in the country.
You will continue the tour to the Myatheindan Pagoda, also known as the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a large pagoda on the northern part of Mingun that is painted white and is modeled after the physical description of the Buddhist holy mountain, Mount Meru. After visiting the pagoda, you will enjoy a local craft workshop.
Next, you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa that contains the largest book in the world. It is located at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon. The stupa itself, which is gilded on its terraces, is 57 m high and is modeled after the Shwezigon Pagoda.
You will continue your journey with the visit of the Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace more Monastery) which was originally part of the royal palace of Amarapura, before being transferred to Mandalay, where it formed the northern section of the Hmannan (Crystal Palace) and part of the royal apartments of the King Thibaw Min. The building was heavily gilded and adorned with glass mosaics. The monastery is built in the traditional Burmese architectural style and is known for its teak carvings from Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and ceilings.
Later on, you will watch the sunset over the city from the top of Mandalay Hill.
Accommodation in Mandalay.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda - remarkable Buddhist site housing five golden images of BuddhaMandalay - Heho - Nyaung Shwe - Inle
At the appointed time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Heho.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred by road to Nyaung Shwe and enjoy a boat ride on Inle Lake.
You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khone village, and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar located on Inle Lake where the great annual festival of pagodas is held during which the main Buddha images from the temple circulate on a royal barge across Inle Lake. The pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images, which have been covered with gold leaf to the point that their original forms can’t be seen. The images are of different sizes, ranging from approximately 230 to 460 mm tall and are believed to have been brought to Inle Lake by King Alaungsithu.
Accommodation in Inle.
The day will start with the transfer to the airport to take the domestic flight to Yangon.
Upon arrival in Yangon, you will enjoy a guided tour of the city. You will visit the Botataung Pagoda, first built by Mon around the same time as the Shwedagon Pagoda. The Pagoda was completely destroyed during World War II and was rebuilt after the war. The new pagoda has an original design and a height of 40.13 m and its main attraction is the interior hollow of the stupa, which has a walkway shaped like a mirror maze lined with glass showcases containing many ancient relics and artefacts that were sealed inside the previous pagoda.
Next, you will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the holiest Buddhist pagoda in Thuwanabumi, in the southern part of Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the current kalpa. Built 2,500 years ago on the 51-metre-high more Singuttara Hill, the pagoda is a 112-metre-high golden stupa that dominates the Yangon skyline.
Afterwards, you will enjoy a stroll through Chinatown and have free time at Bogyoke Market (closed on Mondays).
Accommodation in Yangon.
|Travel dates||Accommodation||Price per person in €|
|2 Pers.||4 Pers.||6 Pers.|
|Standard cat. hotels (May 1 - Sept. 30, 2023)||1307€||1109€||1028€|
|Standard cat. hotels (Oct. 1, 2022 - Apr. 30, 2023)||1396€||1199€||1142€|
|Superior cat. hotels (May 1 - Sept. 30, 2023)||1424€||1226€||1155€|
|Superior cat. hotels (Oct. 1, 2022 - Apr. 30, 2023)||1567€||1368€||1307€|
|Luxury cat. hotels (May 1 - Sept. 30, 2023)||1573€||1375€||1320€|
|Luxury cat. hotels (Oct. 1, 2022 - Apr. 30, 2023)||1687€||1489€||1406€|
- 6 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at Standard, Superior or Luxury category hotels;
- Breakfast at the hotels;
- Excursions with English speaking guides according to the itinerary;
- Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
- Transportation according to the itinerary;
- Domestic flights in Myanmar;
- Local SIM card with data package included.