Essential Burma - 8 days

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Explore the splendours of this diverse and intriguing country and discover the ancient temples of Bagan, the tranquil shores of Inle Lake, local village life and majestic pagodas including Yangon’s stunning Shwedagon Pagoda. Other fantastic highlights include a visit to Salay, home to the impressive Yoke-son Monastery, mystical Mount Popa and Heho with its remarkable caves which contain over 9000 statues of Buddha.

Day 1: Yangon
Arrive Yangon Airport and after a warm welcome transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight - Yangon
Burma's iconic Bagan - filled with Buddhist temples and stupours.
Day 2: Bagan Temples
Fly to Bagan to explore its astounding temple filled plain. En route to your hotel visit the beautiful golden Shwezigon Pagoda and the 13th century Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with its lovely frescoes. Afternoon sightseeing includes key temples and a Burmese lacquerware factory before an evening excursion to Ananda, Bagan’s finest and most revered temple. Overnight - Bagan (B)
Meet the locals like this Burmese lady spotted on one of our Burma Tours.
Day 3: Salay & Mount Popa
Enjoy a day trip to the village of Salay and Mount Popa today. Salay is home to many active monasteries including the impressive Yoke-son Monastery and its famous wood carvings. Mystical Mount Popa, is an extinct volcano which is believed to be the abode of spirits. 777 winding steps are carved into the side of the mountain, taking pilgrims up to the striking Popa Taungkalat monastery which sits atop the mountain. Overnight - Bagan (B)
Day 4: Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay, former capital of the Burmese Empire and spend the day exploring the city sights including the incredible golden Buddha of Mahamuni Paya. Then enjoy spectacular sunset views of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight - Mandalay (B)
One of the many famous fishermen in Burma's Inle Lake.
Days 5 - 6: Pindaya & Inle Lake
After a flight to Heho, transfer to picturesque Pindaya, located on the shores of Lake Pindaya to explore its remarkable caves which contain over 9000 Buddha statues before driving on to Nyaung Shwe. The following day discover the delights of beautiful Lake Inle on a boat trip. See the stilted houses and various cottage industries of the Intha people and visit the famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda. Overnight - Nyaung Shwe (B:2)
A beautiful golden temple in Burma's capital Yangon.
Day 7: Indein Pagoda
This morning visit Indein Pagoda, an incredible collection of weathered stupas dating back to the 13th century before flying to Yangon. Overnight - Yangon (B)
Day 8: Yangon
On day 8 your Burmese adventure comes to an end after a final morning of sightseeing in Yangon including the Gaba Aye (World Peace) pagoda and Mahapasana Cave, a replica of the Satta Panni cave in India where the first Buddhist Synod (council) took place. The cave is 139 metres long and 110 metres wide. Later onward transfer to the airport. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Yangon / Ends in: Yangon
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star. 4 & 5 star options are also available
  • Tour Guide: Yes - for included sightseeing
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