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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for myanmar: Lay Eyes On Divine Pagodas And Temples

Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Monywa

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Travel back in time as you sightsee majestic pagodas, temples, and watchtowers of Myanmar. Immerse in scenic landscapes, cultural interactions at villages and local markets as you travel through the cities. 

DAY 01

Arrive at Mandalay Airport

  • Pick up your Mandalay tour guide from the airport and head to your hotel.

DAY 02


  • Start your day by having breakfast at your hotel. 

  • Meet your Mandalay tour guide at 8 AM and visit the four meters high Buddha image seated Mahamuni Pagoda known as Phaya Gyi which weighs 6.5 tons.

  • Visit stone carving workshop, Mandalay Palace started in 1855 and completed in 1861 which was built by King Mindon when he shifted his palace from Amarapura. 

  • Then have lunch at a restaurant.  

  • Visit gold leaf making workshops.

  • Head to the world's biggest book Kuthodaw Pagoda, a masterpiece of wood carving at Shwenandaw monastery constructed by teak in the 19th century by King Mindon, Atumashi Kyaung built by King Mindon in 1857, Shwe In Bin monastery built in 1895 and Mandalay Hill which is a landmark of Mandalay. 

  • In the evening, continue to Amarapura and visit weaving workshops. After that walk along U Bein wooden bridge in the evening and transfer to your lodging hotel.

DAY 03


  • After breakfast at your hotel, drive to jetty and take a boat to Ava which was one of the ancient capital of Myanmar and visit the Bagaya monastery built by 267 teak posts which are 9 feet in circumference and 60 feet in height in 18th century.

  • Then make your way to Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan monastery, well known as Menu Oak Kyaung built in the year1822 by Nanmadaw Menu who was a queen of King Bagyidaw.

  • From there, visit the 90 feet high Nan Myint Watch Tower built in the year 1822 by horse cart.

  • Then continue to Sagaing hill by car. 

  • Visit Kaung Mhu Daw Pagoda.

  • Then head to Umin Thone Ze also known as the thirty caves pagoda and Soon U Ponya Shin which is a picturesque place all over the town. 

  • After that visit Jade Pagoda which is the newly built pagoda constructed by Jade.

  • Then head back to your hotel.

DAY 04


  • You will be picked up by your Mandalay tour guide from the hotel at 7:30 AM.

  • Drive to Monywa which will take about three hours and head to Bawditahtaung where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image which is 300 ft in height.

  • Proceed to Monyin Thanboddhae Pagoda which is the only pagoda with a unique shape in the whole country and unlike most of the pagodas in Myanmar, the entrance is not guarded by Chinthes, the mythical Lions, but by statues of a pair of white elephants which are sacred and auspicious in Buddhist symbolism. 

  • After that, head to Kyaukka village which is famous for its lacquerware workshop and then, visit to Shweguni Pagoda. 

  • Then drive for 3 hours to Bagan and check in to a hotel. 

DAY 05


  • Have breakfast at your hotel.

  • Drive to the ancient pagodas in Nyaung Oo and Old Bagan such as Shwezigon, Kyaukku Umin, Htilominlo, Ananda, Thatbyinnyu and Kadawpalin.

  • Have lunch at a restaurant. 

  • Head to your hotel for some rest.

  • In the afternoon, visit ancient temples around Old Bagan such as Dhamayangyi, Alodawpyae, Bu Pagoda and Shwesandaw Pagoda. 

  • Enjoy an amazing sunset at one of the pagodas and head back to your hotel.

DAY 06


  • After having breakfast at your hotel, visit Nyaung U's bustling local markets to find ways of life.

  • Then visit 11th to 13th-century ancient temples in Myinkaba area, Pwasaw village, lacquerware workshop

  • Drive to a restaurant to have lunch.

  • Visit black bean paste (called Pone Yay Gyi in Myanmar language) workshop and palm sugar workshop to learn the process of it. 

  • In the afternoon, your Bagan tour guide will take you to some scenic places where you can take photos and walk around at one of the best pagodas.

  • In the evening watch an amazing sunset.

DAY 07


  • Drive to the airport and catch your flight to Yangon.

  • Upon arrival, your coach will take you to central Yangon to visit  the Mahabandula garden with monuments from the independence era, city hall, Supreme Court and Immuel Baptist Church.

  • Have lunch at a restaurant.

  • Visit the Post Office and the Minister's office where General Aung San was assassinated.

  • Then head to Chauk Htat Gyi reclining pagoda and the Shwedagon Pagoda in the afternoon. 

  • Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Yangon.

DAY 08


  • Today your Yangon tour guide will transfer you to Yangon airport for your departure flight.

  • 958 USD Per Adult , 715 USD Per Child (* minimum 3 pax maximum 4 pax)
  • 1080 USD Per Adult , 715 USD Per Child (* minimum 2 pax maximum 2 pax)
  • Domestic airfares (Bagan-Yangon).

  • 7 Nights Hotel accommodation in twin sharing with breakfast.

  • English tour Guide (One city guide).

  • All admission fees.

  • All transportation charges.

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner).

  • Personal expenses.

  • Items/ services not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Minimum 2 pax required for this tour.

  • Infants are FOC. 

  • Child rates are applied with two paying adults.

  • Wheelchairs are not provided.

  • This tour starts at Mandalay.

Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Monywa

Archeology Tour
Culture Tour
Sightseeing Tour

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Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

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