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11-Day Religious Tour Of Myanmar's Sacred Landmarks From Yangon
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, Architecture, History

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


Embark on a tour to Myanmar to see its Pagodas such as Kyauktawgyi, Shwedagon, Kyaikpun, Golden Rock, and Mahamuni. Visit monasteries such as Yokesone, Maha Aungmye Bonzan, and Shwenandaw. Sail across the Inle Lake, climb 777 steps to reach Mount Popa and enjoy the culture of Myanmar.

  • Admire the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and white elephants
  • Marvel at the glittering gold Stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda
  • See the 'Nat' shrine at Hinthargone Pagoda
  • Look at Mahazedi, a bell-shaped stupa offering panoramic views
  • Pay your respects at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, a resting place for soldiers 
  • Take a boat ride across the Inle Lake
  • Wander through the stupas decorated with fine stucco work
  • Stroll along the U Bein Bridge - a long teak bridge
  • Get mesmerized by Mingun Bell, the world's largest intact bronze bell
  • See 729 Theravada Buddhist Scriptures at Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Pay a visit to Shwe Zigon Pagoda, the first and most crucial architectural pagoda
  • Climb 777 steps to the top of Mount Popa for fabulous views 
  • Day 1: Yangon expand_more
    • Get picked up at the International airport/your hotel. 

    • Visit Sule Pagoda and downtown Yangon, suitable for walking and continue to visit the Strand Hotel, the first hotel in Myanmar and Botahtaung Pagoda.

    • Proceed to Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha image and in the late afternoon, the most beautiful Pagoda in Myanmar, visit Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and white elephants.

    • Continue to visit Kabaraye Pagoda and Scott Market, a shopping paradise for tourists.

    • Proceed to China town to see Platform Market.

    • Stop for photos at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge.

    • Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, with its glittering gold Stupa. At the Pagoda, observe local pilgrims and monks offering their prayers and enjoy the fantastic sunset view at Shwedagon Pagoda. 

    Overnight at the hotel. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 2: Bago expand_more
    • Drive to Bago (84 km, about 2 hours). The journey takes you through a picturesque rural landscape of paddy fields and small villages.

    • Arrive at Bago, formerly called Pegu, founded in 825 by two Mon princes. 

    • Visit Hinthargone Pagoda, where you can see the ‘Nat’ shrine.

    • Continue to the 55-metre-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s most revered objects.

    • Visit the Mahazedi (Great Stupa), a bell-shaped stupa offering panoramic views.

    • Just outside Bago, visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30-metre-high Buddha figures seated back to back.

    • On the way back to the capital, you can visit Pottery Village.

    • After you continue sightseeing at the Golden Rock Pagoda, relax at the Mountain View Hotel (Golden Rock).

    Overnight at the hotel. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 3: Golden Rock expand_more
    • Visit the Golden Rock Pagoda for a sunrise or early morning experience. After breakfast (8 am), the tour representative will pick you up at the hotel & drive you to Kinmon Base Camp at the foot of Mount Kyaiktiyo (3- hour drive). 

    • Arrive at Kinmon Base Camp in the afternoon and transfer to a local truck to drive to the terminal near the Golden Rock Pagoda (1-hour drive). 

    • Come back from the Golden Rock and on the way to Yangon, visit the Taukkyan War Cemetery, the resting place for over 27,000 Allied World War 2 Soldiers; it is a beautifully landscaped area and a peaceful place getaway from bustling Yangon. 

    Overnight at Yangon Hotel. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 4: Inle Lake – Pindaya expand_more
    • From Pindaya, drive down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your private local boat to take you to your hotel.  

    • In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and will travel in a long-tailed boat across the lake to Indaing, at the western end of Inle, for one of the most scenic trips on the lake. Passing through the busy village of Ywama, the largest on the lake, with many channels and tall teak houses on stilts, enter a long, often tree-lined canal, on either side of which farmers cultivate their land against the backdrop of the Shan Hills. 

    • Disembark at the jetty and walk for 15 minutes through Indaing village to reach the 14th - 18th century pagoda ruins of Nyaung Ohak. Many pagodas remain charmingly unrenovated, with plants and even small trees growing out of them. A covered walkway popular with souvenir stallholders leads up to Shwe Inn Thein Paya, a complex of weather-beaten 17th-18th century Zedi, some newly reconstructed. 

    • Returning to the river, walk along a lovely shady path for 30 minutes to the Intha village of Sema. 

    • From here, continue by boat downstream past the Yethar village, watching local life on the banks and birds in the trees until rejoining the lake near Phaung Daw Oo Paya.

    Overnight at hotel, Inle Lake. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 5: INLE LAKE expand_more
    • Get picked up from your hotel and travel by boat to Nyaung Shwe. 

    • Then, visit Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung (monastery) and Kan Gyi Kyaung Monastery in Myaung Shwe.  

    • Drive up through pine-clad hills to Taunggyi (about 1 hour, 31 km), the capital of southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Approximately 2 hours drive from Taunggyi in the countryside inhabited by the Pa-O people lie the ‘lost’ ruins of Kakku, a pagoda encircled by dozens of small stupas. Little is known about the origins of this unusual place – the Pa-O believe that the original pagoda dates back to some 2,000 years. 

    • Wander through the stupas, decorated with fine stucco work and Buddha images – some in good repair, others not. 

    • Visit a Pa-O village and a large monastery on the way back to Taunggyi. 

    • Continue from here to Nyaung Shwe, where you board your boat and return to Taunggyi. 

    • Proceed to Nyaung Shwe, where you board your boat and return to your hotel.

    Overnight at a hotel in Mandalay. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 6: Mandalay – Ava expand_more
    • Transfer to Heho Airport and then take the domestic flight to Mandalay.

    • Upon arrival, the Burmese station guide will pick you up at the airport. 

    • In the morning, drive to the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava), located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. A local ferry carries you to the island, where your horse cart and driver await you – no cars are allowed here. 

    • Pass through the ancient city walls to visit the brick and stucco monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung) before continuing to the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. 

    • In the afternoon, visit picturesque Sagaing, known as the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. The hills here are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. 

    • Return across the Ayeyarwady River to the third former capital, Amarapura, via the Ava Bridge, built by British engineers. 

    • Take a sunset stroll on U Bein Bridge, which is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world at over a kilometre. 

    • Return to your hotel in Mandalay. 

    Overnight at a hotel in Mandalay 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 7: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay expand_more
    • Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to the jetty. 

    • En route, stop at the Zeycho vegetable market. 

    • Board your boat and travel upstream on the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Mingun (11 km, about one hour). The river is always busy – small longtail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries carry goods up and down the river. 

    • Visit the Mingun Bell, which at 87 tons is the world’s largest intact bronze bell. 

    • Continue to the beautiful Hsinbyume (Ma thein Tan) Paya and the unfinished, mighty Mingun Pagoda (built to be the world’s most significant) before returning down the river to Mandalay.

    • In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. 

    • Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces. 

    • From here, go to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname ‘the world’s largest book’. 

    • Next, visit the beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive the World War II bombing. 

    • Stop at Mandalay Hill, where glittering glass-studded temple walls reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset. 

    • Return to your hotel in Mandalay. 

    Overnight at a hotel in Mandalay.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 8: Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa expand_more
    • Transfer to Mandalay Airport and take the domestic flight to Bagan.

    • Upon arrival, the Burmese tour guide will pick you up at the airport. 

    • In the morning, visit a selection of the most important monuments, such as Shwe Zigon Pagoda, which is the first and most crucial architectural pagoda. 

    • Visit Ananda Temple, the most beautiful and the first Myanmar architectural temple and a masterpiece of 11th-century architecture. Most of the artifacts are still original and preserved in the temple. Myinkabar Gubyauk Gyi is the best mural painting temple in Bagan.

    • After that, visit more monuments and enjoy the sunset at one of the monuments. 

    Overnight at a hotel in Bagan.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 9: Mt. Popa – Salay – Bagan expand_more
    • Explore the countryside around Bagan. From your hotel, drive to Mount Popa (46 km, about 1hour), home to Myanmar’s intriguing ‘nats’ (spirits). The 777 steps to the top of Mount Popa provide an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. 

    • In the afternoon, drive to the town of Kyaukpadaung and visit the local market before continuing to Salay. 

    • Visit Yokesone Monastery, built on 154 teak posts and known for its 130-year-old beautiful wooden carvings of the ‘Jataka Tales’ (stories from the Buddha’s life), which decorate the outer walls. (The monastery is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays). 

    • Continue to Payathonzu, a complex of three brick shrines with mural paintings from the Bagan period, and see Man Paya – a Large Lacquer Buddha image, said to date back from the 13th century.

    • Return to Bagan through Chauk (53km, about 1 hour), where you will see old Burma Oil installations (nodding donkeys) and the banks of the Ayeyarwady River.

    • Arrive in Bagan and transfer to hotel. 

    Overnight at a hotel in Bagan (Your arrangement. Meals included: Breakfast)

  • Day 10: Yangon expand_more
    • Arrive at Yangon domestic airport, and then relax before your departure at Yangon International airport the following day.

  • Day 11: Yangon expand_more
    • Depart at Yangon International Airport.

What's Included
  • 10 Night Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (Twin sharing basis)

  • 4-way domestic flight ticket (Ygn – Inle – Mdy – Bgn)

  • Transportation with a fully air-conditioned vehicle according to the itinerary

  • Hill Truck, Circular Train, Trishaw & boat according to the itinerary

  • Meals and accommodation as per your choice category

  • Entrance/Zone Fees according to the itinerary

  • Purified drinking water & cool towel on touring day

  • English-speaking Burmese station/tour guide

  • Complimentary present local handmade souvenir

What's Excluded
  • International air ticket from/to Yangon

  • Airport departure tax at Yangon International Airport at 10$ per person

  • Visa Fees + Travel Insurance

  • Tipping and personal expense

  • Personal expenses such as camera and video fees, etc

  • Bank handling fees

  • Early check-in and late checkout have to pay 50 % of the room rate

  • Any other services not mentioned in the program

  • Room surcharge will be added in Christmas, New Year & Festival Period

Know before you go
  • This tour is suitable for young and adult tourists. Yangon is the only city with many British architecture buildings in Southeast Asia.

  • Bago: The town, a former river port and royal Mon capital are situated about 84 km from Yangon. The highlights include the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old, and whose tip is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda.

  • Golden Rock Pagoda: It is located on a mountain 3,615 feet above sea level. The pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago, and Legend has it built on a Hair Relic of the Lord Buddha. It can also be qualified as one of the world's wonders because it sits uniquely at the apex of a vast, almost granite shaped boulder, which balances on the mountain. It has not fallen off the peak even through earthquakes. Local Legend believes this is due to the power of the Hair Relic of Lord Buddha. The Golden Rock Pagoda is one of Asia's most important pilgrimages sites and a top tourist destination in Myanmar. 

  • Inle Lake is simply magical. At 1000 metres elevation, the temperatures are pleasant. The calm waters are dotted with Intha stilt house villages, floating vegetable gardens and fishing canoes, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Shan hills. Motorised boats are the means of transport across the lake, although the Intha people get around in traditional flat bottomed boats using a unique and skilful form of leg rowing.

Meeting Point

Yangon International Airport

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 4 USD 1957 Per Person

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