Myanmar Highlights

Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)

Close   Inle Lake is a freshwater lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar.

Myanmar Highlights

Myanmar highlights are the major cities of Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay along with its beautiful Inle Lake. If travelling from Bangkok, it is recommended to arrive Mandalay and then travel to Bagan and Inle Lake, and leave from Mandalay. But if you arrive in Yangon, a relaxed tour could cover Yangon with Bagan and Inle Lake, then fly out from Yangon. You can still do Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle-Yangon within a week, but it's too much of a rush. 

This 9-day tour of Myanmar (Burma) includes the country's most popular destinations. It features the dynamic city of Yangon, the fascinating ruins of Bagan, the monasteries and temples of Mandalay and the floating villages in Inle Lake. All touring is with your own private guide and driver, and accommodation is at the country's best luxury hotels.

And, experience Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

We Love
  • Internal flights as indicated with private airport transfers and assistance.
  • This is a private tour with your own private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your individual interests.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid queuing, irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by Myanmar specialists.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts throughout Myanmar.
Need to Know
  • Myanmar has fantastic beaches like the Ngapali Beach.
  • The Internet isn't censored anymore, but it's still slow.
  • You'll need plenty of cash – and make sure it's clean.
  • Hotels are expensive, Room rates shot up 350% last year.
  • We can arrange special activities such as visits to local homes, ballooning in Bagan, private monastery tours, meditations led by local monks and many more.

Myanmar Highlights Visit pagodas, monasteries and temples and the floating villages in Inle Lake.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Begin in Yangon, the capital city. With your private guide and driver, tour cultural highlights such as the glittering Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Perched on a hill like a gold beacon, huge and bell-shaped it dominates the city and the surrounding countryside. Also, visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market, which has a vast selection of traditional Burmese handicrafts. 

Next, fly to awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples nestle within an eight-mile curve of the Irrawaddy River. One day take an optional private boat on the Irrawaddy River to enjoy views of pagodas and daily life, ride in a horse-drawn carriage among the temples of Bagan at sunset or take a private excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that’s considered the home of Burma’s most powerful nats (animist spirits). 

Continue to fabled Mandalay. For most Burmese, Mandalay along with the ancient capitals of Amarapura, Sagaing, Ava, and classical Bagan, is the cultural and religious heart of Myanmar.  With your expert guide explore the shrines and temples that stud this land in amazing numbers. One day, take a private excursion to Ava, Mingun and Sagaing—all ancient capitals to see some of its ancient pagodas and monasteries, and also visit a nearby pottery village.

Next, visit the massive fresh water Inle Lake, home of the Intha people. Rimmed with high hills, stilted villages inhabited by the Intha people, known for leg-rowing their flat-bottomed boats. For many travellers, Inle is heaven on earth, a place to while away the days canoeing, cycling and walking through the lush countryside. For others, it is a place to meditate. Return to Yangon for overnight and connect with onward flight.

Day 1 – Arrive Myanmar
Yangon Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
Afternoon private city touring.

Day 2 – Transfer
Bagan Transfer and flight to Bagan for two-night stay.
Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset.

Day 3 – Explore
Bagan Full-day private touring in Bagan.
Optional excursion to Mt. Popa.

Day 4 – Transfer
Mandalay Transfer and flight to Mandalay for two-night stay.
Private touring in Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing and Mandalay.

Day 5 – Explore
Mandalay Full-day private touring in Mandalay and Mingun.

Day 6 – Transfer
Inle Lake Transfer and flight to Inle Lake for two-night stay.

Day 7 – Explore
Inle Lake Private touring around Inle Lake and In Dein.

Day 8 – Transfer
Yangon Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight.
Afternoon private city touring.

Day 9 – Depart
Myanmar Private airport transfer.


  • Yangon:         The Strand or The Governor's Residence
  • Bagan:           Aureum Palace or Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Mandalay:     Sedona Hotel Mandalay or Mandalay Hill Resort
  • Inle Lake:     Inle Princess Resort
Myanmar Highlights Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Myanmar has two international airports: In the capital Yangon and at Mandalay. Due to the lack of travel services in Myanmar most airlines fly to Yangon via Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur or Singapore.  Also, there are flights connecting Chiang Mai (in Thailand) to Yangon and Mandalay. It is best to check prices for flights to Bangkok and from there to Yangon return as buying two tickets can be cheaper. We suggest that you book in advance to get the best rates for flights.

When to go The best time to visit Myanmar is between October and April when the weather is dry and not so hot. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.