As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious nation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of Southeast Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique floating gardens, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay, and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await — come find them.
Day 1 Yangon
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Yangon/Kin Pun (1B)
Visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda before heading up to Golden Rock and its pagoda at the top of Mt Kyaiktiyo. Take in a bird’s eye view of the surroundings, before returning back to Kinpun.
Day 3 Kin Pun/Yangon (1B)
Travel back to Yangon, stopping in Mingaladon to see a reclining Buddha or the Htauk Kyant War memorial.
Day 4 Yangon/Mandalay (1B)
Take an early flight to Mandalay and explore its ancient temples and sights, like the Golden Monastery.
Day 5 Mandalay (1B)
Visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Opt to traverse the world’s longest teak bridge. Visit the village of Mingun before returning to Mandalay.
Day 6 Mandalay/Bagan (1B)
Transfer from Mandalay to ancient Bagan. Enjoy free time on arrival.
Day 7 Bagan (1B)
Enjoy a packed day learning about the culture and history of this once great civilization. Visit ancient sites that host hundreds of temples and stupas. Visit the Nyaung Oo market.
Day 8 Bagan (1B)
Enjoy a free day and continue your exploration of this gorgeous area or take some time to relax.
Day 9 Bagan/Kalaw (1B)
Drive to the cooler air of Kalaw, a former British hill station, visiting Mt Popa en route.
Day 10 Kalaw (1B, 1L)
Stretch your legs with a hike through the scenic hills of Kalaw and enjoy an included lunch.
Day 11 Kalaw/Inle Lake (1B)
Enjoy a free morning exploring Kalaw. In the afternoon, board the local train for a scenic journey to Inle Lake.
Day 12 Inle Lake (1B)
Explore the lake by boat and visit some of its floating villages. Try to spot the famous Intha leg-rowers during the tour.
Day 13 Inle Lake/Yangon (1B, 1D)
Fly back to Yangon for a final chance to explore and shop in the old capital. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a G Adventures-supported project.
Day 14 Yangon (1B)
Depart any time.
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