EJIG's Myanmar - 10 Days

Yangon Bagan Mandalay Amarapura Irrawaddy River Mingun Mandalay Heho Inle Lake Indein Heho Yangon

Operates Daily

Everything about this little known country is amazingly beautiful. Myanmar is blessed with many picturesque lakes, waterfalls, rivers and hill stations. Its glittering temples and golden pagodas, rich archaeological sites, arts and crafts and myriad of ethnic people with distinct heritage of their own, make a visit to Myanmar a rare and unforgettable experience.

DAY 1 - Yangon

Arrive Yangon, Myanmar. A representative from Exotic Journeys will meet you in the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel. 

Balance of the day at leisure.

Savoy Hotel 
Kandawgyi Palace

DAY 2 - Yangon

Enjoy private tour and drive through downtown to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit famous Chauk Htat Kyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Nothing will prepare you for Shwedagon Pagoda, with its glittering gold stupa. At the pagoda observe local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions and enjoy the amazing sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda.

Savoy Hotel 
Kandawgyi Palace

DAY 3 - Yangon - Bagan

Take an early morning flight to Bagan. Begin our exploration by visiting a busy local market and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan. You will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town by visiting a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. Then get to learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan's most famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items. In the late afternoon, climb to the top of the a temple for sunset views. Sit back relax and be amazed by the beauty of Bagan as you watch the sun slowly set behind the ancient pagodas.

Overnight: Aureum Palace

DAY 4 - Bagan & Villages

More than just temples and pagodas, our tour will provide you a great overview of Bagan's history, culture, heritage and lifestyles. Today you will witness the real way of life of most Myanmar people by visiting villages near Bagan. You also take a ride on a pony cart to explore Bagan area. Later on a private boat tour on the river Irrawaddy during the sunset will take you to Shwezigon Pagoda.

Overnight: Aureum Palace

DAY 5 - Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura

Fly to legendary Mandalay, a city of great cultural importance. Visit the second most sacred pagoda in Myanmar, Mahamuni Pagoda, local artisan’s workshops of gold leaf making, woodcarving and marble carving. Next, visit Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the world largest “book” because the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. Before sunset visit a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.

Mandalay Hill Resort
Sedona Hotel 
Rupar Mandala

DAY 6 - Heho - Irrawaddy River – Mingun

After breakfast you’ll board a private local boat for a trip up the Irrawaddy to Mingun (45 min each way). Visit the Mingun Bell which weighs more than 87 tons and being the world’s largest intact bronze bell, the unfinished Mingun Paya (built with the intention of being the world’s biggest pagoda). Mingun's other highlight is the Hisnbyume Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. Throughout Mingun there are small neighborhoods crafting traditional basketry and other artistic items. You will have time to stop and interact with the craftsmen and friendly locals. You will return to Mandalay in the afternoon and continue exploring the ruins  of the Royal Palace. This evening, you will enjoy a commanding overview of the city from the Mandalay Hill.

Mandalay Hill Resort
Sedona Hotel 
Rupar Mandala

DAY 7 - Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

Fly to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Transfer to your hotel in the Inle Lake by car and private boat. You will visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most holy site in southern Shan State, local workshops of handicrafts, silk weaving, wooden handlooms and traditional blacksmith methods along the way. Visiting Inle Lake is not just about being on the water but also about discovering the Shan and Intha villages on the banks of the river. Pass the endless floating gardens, houses, monasteries built on stilts on the lake. Stop at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery then proceed to Nampan village and see local cheroot factory (where the Burmese cigars are made) and canoe carving.

Inle Princess (Lake House)
Villa Inle Resort

DAY 8 - Inle Lake - Indein

Begin your day with a visit to the market, which rotates locations every five days and where hill tribe people dressed in colorful, traditional outfits — as they barter for goods and produce. We continue our sightseeing in Inle Lake, maneuvering by boat through long and scenic channels.  We will visit the fascinating village of Indein, with its complex of ancient shrines and stupas and walk though exotic colonnades of stairways and shops.  We will  visit the “long neck” tribal women, and weaving and craft villages perched on stilts. See the lake’s unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. It is a feast for the senses and a photographer’s dream.

Inle Princess (Lake House)
Villa Inle Resort

DAY 9 - Heho - Inle Lake - Yangon

Fly back to Yangon.  Visit the Scott Market, the sprawling 75-year-old Market. At the market you will find a whole variety of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems and jewelry – bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere! Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures in the region. Intersperse in the tour are various religious sites such as the St Mary's Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. In there you will have the opportunity to meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn the Jewish life in the Pagoda Land, Little India and Chinatown.  

Savoy Hotel 
Kandawgyi Palace

DAY 10 - Yangon - Departure

Day at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.

Thank you for travelling with Exotic Journeys International Group


  • Visit 120 year old Rangoon Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery
  • Visit Old Jewish Area where many Jewish families used to live
  • Learn the escape of Jewish community from Japanese occupation in WWII
  • Celebrating Hanukkah with Local Jewish Community
  • Explore colonial and spiritual heritage of Yangon and observe the influences of other cultures
  • Visit the historic and prestigious building “Sofaer’s Building”, designed by Issace A. Sofaer
  • Discover the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit Bagan known for its massive ancient temples
  • Visit ancient capitals – Ava, Amarapura and Sagaing
  • Cruise the Inle Lake to see the extraordinary floating gardens and ethnic minority villages
Group Departure Dates - 2018
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February - - - - -
March - - - - -
April 7 14 21 28 -
May 5 12 19 26 -
June 2 9 16 23 30
July 7 14 21 28 -
August 4 11 18 25 -
September 1 8 15 22 29
October 6 13 20 27 -
November 3 10 17 24 31
December 1 8 15 22 29
Group Departure Dates - 2019
January 5 12 19 26 -
February 2 9 16 23 -
March 2 9 16 23 30
April 6 13 20 27 -
May 4 11 18 25 -
June 1 8 15 22 29
July 6 13 20 27 -
August 3 10 17 24 31
September 7 14 21 28 -
October 5 12 19 26 -
November 2 9 16 23 30
December 7 14 21 28 -
Operates Daily
October 1 - April 15
Myanmar - 10Days Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 2820.00
Single Room Occupancy. $ 4320.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 340.00
Airfare - International Please Call
Operates Daily
April 16 - September 30
Myanmar - 10Days Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 2285.00
Single Room Occupancy. $ 3385.00
Airfare - Tour Itinerary $ 340.00
Airfare - International Please Call
Cost Included
  • 9 Nights stay at carefully selected Four Stars deluxe hotels
  • Travel with Private Airlines for 4 internal domestic flights
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned coach / cars
  • All entrance fees & all zone fees
  • Gourmet dining: 8 lunches and 9 dinners at fine restaurants & hotels
  • Explore the scenic countryside by traditional horse cart
  • Cruise the tranquil waterways of Inle Lake by private boat
  • Travel with experienced English speaking local tour guides
Cost Not Included
  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Items of personal nature / use
  • Taxes
  • Tipping to Guide & Driver (suggested $3 per day)



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