Our Myanmar Explorer itinerary focuses on some of the country's less visited locations.
A trip to Myanmar wouldn’t be complete without visiting the cities of Yangon and Mandalay; exploring the awe-inspiring temples of Bagan and soaking up the other-worldly beauty of Inle Lake, which this itinerary covers. But in addition you’ll step off the well-trodden path: trekking into the Shan State hills around Kalaw where you will stay overnight in a village monastery; and heading south into the remote Kayah State which has only recently opened its doors to visitors, and is home to ethnic communities where traditional life continues as it has for generations.
Day 1 - arrive Mandalay, Mandalay Hill, Evening Vegetable Market
Day 2 - Mandalay, City Tour, U Bein Bridge at Sunset
Day 3 - Mandalay, Irrawaddy Dolphin spotting & Hsithe cooperative fishing experience
Day 4 - Mandalay, Monywa, Boditahaung Pagoda, Thanboddhay Pagoda, Shweguni Pagoda
Day 5 - Monywa, Po Win Taung, Shwe Ba Hill
Day 6 - Monywa, Pakokku, Ayeyarwady River Cruise, Bagan
Day 7 - Bagan, Temple Tour
Day 8 - Bagan, Nyaung U, Heho, Kalaw
Day 9 - Kalaw, Htee Tein, Trek, Overnight in monastery
Day 10 - Htee Tein, Trek, Than Daung, Inle Lake
Day 11 - Inle Lake, In Dein & Ywama
Day 12 - Inle Lake, Sagar, Loikaw, Thirimingala Pagoda
Day 13 - Haw Nan Monastery, Pan Phet Village Visit & Trek
Day 14 - Loikaw, Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, 'Go Local'
Day 15 - Yangon, Three Good Spoons Cooking School, Sule Pagoda, Colonial Walking Tour
Day 16 - depart Yangon
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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