03 December 2016

Yangon Tours and Cruises

Myanmar Road Trip tour - 10 Days

This 10-day Myanmar road trip gets you right to the heart of this fascinating country

Myanmar is a country so rich in spectacular architecture and natural beauty that it's worth taking your time to really explore it. This 10-day tour is packed with unforgettable experiences, taking in breathtaking temples and pagodas, a cruise on the beautiful Irrawaddy River, and plenty of chances to meet local people and learn about their lives at markets and workshops.

Tour Highlights

  • Yangon    ·
  • Pyay    ·
  • Bagan    ·
  • Monywa    ·
  • Mandalay    ·

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Yangon

Your tour begins today as you're met on arrival at Yangon Airport and transferred to your hotel. Once you've checked in, you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Myanmar's former capital.

Deluxe Governor's Residence Standard Grand United Ahlone Superior Chatrium Hotel

Day 2: Yangon

After breakfast you'll head off with your guide to explore downtown Yangon. Here you'll be able to admire the magnificent colonial buildings, as well as the 2,000-year-old Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San Market, which sells a huge range of handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll visit the huge reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Kyi, then continue on to the General Aung San Museum to learn more about the country's struggle for independence. Afterwards, you'll visit the truly spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, covered with hundreds of gold plates and encrusted with 4,531 diamonds.

Deluxe Governor's Residence Standard Grand United Ahlone Superior Chatrium Hotel

Day 3: Yangon to Pyay

Early this morning you will be met at your hotel and driven north along the Yangon-Bagan Highway to Pyay. You'll stop en route at the small town of Shwedaung, home to the famous Shwemyetman Paya, or "Paya of the Golden Spectacles", on account of its Buddha statue, who wears a pair of gold-rimmed glasses.

Deluxe Mingalar Garden Standard Mingalar Garden Superior Mingalar Garden

Day 4: Pyay to Bagan

This morning you'll explore Pyay, an attractive town located on the Ayeyarwady River. You'll visit the hilltop Shwesandaw Paya, one of Myanmar's most important sites of pilgrimage, and wander through the bustling central market before you continue on to Bagan.

Deluxe Bagan Lodge Standard Areindamar Hotel Superior Hotel Tharabar Gate

Day 5: Bagan

Bagan boasts more than 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries – today you'll have the chance to explore some of the most spectacular, including Gubyauknge Temple, with its excellent stucco carvings, the impressive Htilominlo Pahto and Ananda Pahto, one the area's best-preserved temples. Bagan is also famous for its handicrafts and lacquerware, so after lunch you'll have the chance to visit a local workshop. As the sun begins to set, you'll climb to the top of one of the temples to take in the magnificent views.

Deluxe Bagan Lodge Standard Areindamar Hotel Superior Hotel Tharabar Gate

Day 6: Bagan

This morning begins with a visit to Phwar Saw Village, to experience rural Burmese life, with a stop en route at the bustling Nyaung Oo market. After lunch in a local restaurant, you'll visit more stunning temples, travelling by horse cart, which enables you to explore some of the lesser-visited areas which cannot be reached by car. You'll end the day with a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River before returning to your hotel.

Deluxe Bagan Lodge Standard Areindamar Hotel Superior Hotel Tharabar Gate

Day 7: Bagan to Monywa

After breakfast, you'll transfer to Bagan jetty for your river cruise to Pokakku, on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady. After a brief look around this quiet town, you'll continue by road to Pon Win Daung, to view the collection of over 400 Buddha images carved into the limestone hillside, some of them dating back to the 17th century. After time to admire this beautiful location, you'll continue to Monywa for the night.

Deluxe Win Unity Standard Win Unity Superior Win Unity

Day 8: Monywa to Mandalay

This morning there's time to explore some of the attractions in the countryside surrounding Monywa, including the 42ft standing Buddha at Bodhi Tataung, before beginning your journey to Mandalay. En route, you'll stop at the 20th-century Thanboddhay Pagoda, a Buddhist temple complex located within the Mohnyin Forest Monastery retreat. You'll also visit the Bodhi Tree Forest, where each tree has a Buddha statue beside it, and take the short stroll to the Po Khaung Taung, a range of hills from where you can enjoy the views of the Bodhi Tataung Buddah. You'll arrive in Mandalay in time for lunch, after which you'll head to Amarapura township, Myanmar's former capital. Here you'll visit the iconic U Bien’s Bridge, which spans Taungthaman Lake and is the longest teak footbridge in the world.

Deluxe Rupar Mandalar Standard Best Western Eastern Palace Superior Mandalay Hill Resort

Day 9: Mandalay

Today you'll explore Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, known as the country's cultural capital. You'll visit the spiritually important Mahamuni Pagoda, which houses one of Myanmar's most famous seated Buddha images, and the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery). After lunch in a local restaurant you'll continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is said to house the world's largest book: 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. You'll end the day with a drive to the top of Mandalay Hill to watch the sun set over the city.

Deluxe Rupar Mandalar Standard Best Western Eastern Palace Superior Mandalay Hill Resort

Day 10: Mandalay to Yangon

You're at leisure this morning until your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Prices

Standard fr £1809pp

Superior fr £1986pp

Deluxe fr £2606pp

Valid between:

  • 01/10/2016 - 31/03/2017

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • · 7 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • · 8 lunches & 2 dinners
  • · Local English speaking guides
  • · All transfers and sightseeing by AC vehicle
  • · Pony Cart in Bagan
  • · Sunset Cruise in Bagan
  • · Boat cruise to Pakokku

NOT included

  • · International flights & visas

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

 
 
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