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Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express
Myanmar Express

Myanmar Express

6 days
410+ booked
Start Yangon
Destination +3 Destinations
End Yangon

Tour Overview

Explore the magic of Myanmar on the whirlwind Myanmar Express Tour! This action-packed 6-day adventure of Asia Links Travel hits all the highlights for busy travelers.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Yangon, wandering bustling streets and markets. Journey back in time to Old Bagan, marveling at over 4,000 ancient red-brick pagodas. In Inle Lake, a scenic boat ride awaits, taking you past serene floating gardens and the mystical Indein Complex.

This Adventure Travel to Myanmar is suggested for those who want a taste of Myanmar's cultural treasures and breathtaking landscapes in a short amount of time. Want to explore further? Check out the full itinerary below!

Tour Highlights

  • Observe the Yangon city by walking through the alleys, and stalls and participating in hundreds of local activities to get to know the local vibes.
  • Reminisce of the Old Bagan with more than 4000 traditional red-brick pagodas.
  • Take joy in riding with the boat to the wind breeze from Inle Lake and the stunning nature view of the floating gardens as well as the Indein Complex.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Yangon

Mingalabar and warmest welcome to your trip in Myanmar! The guide for the trip will pick you up at the Yangon International Airport and take you back to the hotel to check-in for accommodation.

After settling your luggage down, you will be transferred to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda where you will be astonished by the size of the 70-meter long Buddha. Thereafter, you will move to the up-town area and visit the Kandawgyi Park to directly see and participate in the life of the local residents especially in the late afternoon and early morning. Nearby, you will have a look of a magnificent restaurant called Karaweik Palace, a remake of the royal barge.

When visiting Yangon, no one can ever forget how majestic the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda is. We can assure you will see one of the most magical sights in life when watching the last light from the sun fading away one the roof of the Golden Stupa. That glow is unforgettable. After the sunset, it’s your shopping time for religious items at the end of the stairway down. You will be provided all of the information that you need to understand how to use those reverent items like the monk’s robe, alms bowl, offerings, and incense. 

As the sky nearly turns to dark, it the time for another magical color transformation moment of the pagoda when gazing upon a 100-meter chedi with 40 tons of gold leaves. To the Burmese people, the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most significant places of Buddhism Religion over the country. 

Return to your room and take a relaxing evening. 

Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B)

After a day exploring Yangon, time to move on to the next city - Bagan, with the domestic flight, to contemplate amazing architecture of Burma. The city Bagan, standing by the side of the Irrawaddy River, holds a huge number of temples, stupas, and pagodas and was considered the country’s center from the 9th till the 13th century. The most stunning trademark of the city is more than 4000 red-brick temples situated all across the city, which creates a breathtaking view from above. 

This tour around Bagan offers you a chance to not only explore the temples and pagodas but also the rich Burmese culture through the skillful work of the craftsmen. Our fisrt stop is an elevated temple which is served as a vantage point to contemplate the vast area of the temple plain.

Our trip continues to Ananda Temple - one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan. To ensure the best experience you can get when visiting this site, we will arrange the trip in the less crowded time. Then, proceed to explore other structures in the area to see more stunning 9th - 14th century manmade masterpieces.

Besides, you will get a glimpe of the local life as the temples in Bagan have long attached with the normal, daily life of Burmese people when they have spent their living by the side of the monuments in the city. 

Next, we will pay a visit to the workshops of lacquer ware and wood cravings to see how the locals made these beautiful products.

*OPTIONAL: SUNSET CRUISE ON IRRAWADDY RIVER

In the late afternoon, you will be taken to the jetty for a private boat ride on Irrawaddy River. Enjoy the beauiful scenery passes by with peaceful villages, hard - working fishermen and magnificent Buddhist constructions. This boat trip offers you a chance to see a different side of the ancient city with its massive temple plain as well as the spectacular view of sunset on the biggest waterway of Burma. Afterwards, disembark from the boat and transit back to the hotel.

Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Bagan. 

Day 3: Bagan (B)

*OPTIONAL: Hot air ballon ride over Bagan is available from Octocber to March giving travellers a great opportunity to contemplate the magnificent temple plain of Bagan from the bird's eye view. This experience promises to be a once - in - a  - lifetime journey. Contact us today for the best offers!

Your first visit of the day will be Nyaung Oo Market, the commonplace of the locals to trade fresh food and goods. Then a short walk to get to know the Old Bagan and visit the famous Shwezigon Pagoda, which was built since the 11th century by King Anawratha to commemorate Buddhism events. The rest of the morning is the time to wander around the area to explore many other hidden beauties of the daily life of the residents in Bagan.

A horse cart excursion will be arranged for you to stopover the highest temple in Bagan - Thatbyinnyu, the distinctive brickwork from the great Dhammayangyi Temple and last but not least the “crowning jewel” - Sulamani Temple.

Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Bagan. 

Day 4: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake (B)

Transit from Bagan to the domestic airport for the flight to Heho. Upon your arrival, you will head to the Nyang Shwe to explore the making of traditional Shan paper and other workshops.

Your adventure at Inle Lake begins with a remarkable boat ride around the lake. The lake’s bank is featured with thousand of plants and dotted with fishing canoes, which creates a perfectly balanced atmosphere between human and nature. The plants, crawling upon the bamboo poles, on the lake are mostly the local’s “floating gardens” and there they grow vegetables as well as fresh fruits. 

Next, you will arrive at Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, the home of hundreds of Shan Buddha images. The place was used to be called “Jumping cats”, but nowadays, we can barely see any kittens jumping around the area. Then we will move to the next location - the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, where you can see five Buddha statues in person of the Buddha images made from gold leaves.

We also offer some optional visits to the traditional workshops of the lake where you can experience the making of the traditional crafts such as woven items, cigars, and silversmiths. 

Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight at Inle Lake. 

Day 5: Inle Lake - Indein (B)

You will start your morning with morning breeze from the local market (the market runs every day except for the dark moon and full moon days). The earlier you arrive at the market, the more fresh products from the local you can get. 

After the visit to Inle’s morning market, you will take a 1-hour boat ride on the small canal, which will lead you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein on the west side of Inle Lake. You should follow the stairway, along with the greenery trail, to the top of the hill.

Once you get there, there comes the view of the historic Buddha statue among hundreds of ruined stupas. Then, trek down the Sae Ma village, you can catch the panoramic scene of the purest nature’s beauty and normal life of the village’s inhabitants. Take a walk among the Indein Complex, it is the most amazing site around the area.

You have your afternoon free for relaxation.

Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 6: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon Departures (B)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Time to pack your bags and ride to Heho Airport for a domestic flight to Yangon. Then your next flight from Yangon International Airport home. 

Lunch and Dinner on your own. End of tour services.

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
03 Regional flights: Yangon – Bagan/ Bagan – Heho/ Heho - Yangon
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Local English speaking guide
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Myanmar visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Surcharge for Special Holidays (Christmas, New Year,…)
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Myanmar New Year: 12 April – 18 April: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Myanmar: You must have a valid passport and a visa (E-visa or visa on arrival) to enter Myanmar. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

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