UNFORGETTABLE MYANMAR FAMILY TOUR
Day 1: Arrival - Yangon Sightseeing Tour
Day 2: Yangon - Flight to Bagan - Bagan Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing Tour at Ancient Temples and Stupas for the whole day - Optional Balloon Riding
Day 4: Bagan - Flight to Heho - Inle Lake Sightseeing Tour
Day 5: Inle Lake Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 6: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tour - Flight from Heho to Yangon
Day 7: Yangon - Departure
Day 1: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Arrive - Yangon Sightseeing Tours
Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel. The Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South East Asia.
Your sightseeing begin with exploring downtown Yangon with a walk through streets filled with faded colonial atmosphere and busy everyday life.
In the afternoon, free time at the Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott Market (closed on Monday, full moon days and public holidays).
At the end of the day, we reach Myanmar’s holiest monument, the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden stupa covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Yangon Package Tours – Flight to Bagan - Bagan Sightseeing Tours at Sacred Temples with Stupas (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo). Thousands of ancient stupas and temples in this area make Bagan becomes one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. The kingdoms of Bagan date back to the early 2nd century A.D.
From this time, until Bagan was overrun by Kublai Khan's forces in 1287 A.D., more than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures were built. The 230 years, from 11th to 13th century, in Bagan thousands of stupas and temples many of which are still standing still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River today.
On arrival, we head to Tayokye Pyay for a first overview over the plain of Bagan. Then, continue to the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, followed by Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
In the afternoon, visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple and Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period.
End the day with a horse carriage tour among the temples starting at Ananda and passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, the massive Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork and Sulamani.
Enjoy the sunset over the site from one of the open upper terraces in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 3: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Bagan Sightseeing Tours to Local Villages (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the colourful Nyaung Oo Market before proceeding to Myinkaba village. We go for a walk through the village and have the opportunity to visit the local sites such as Gubyaukgi, with some of the oldest mural paintings, Manuha and Nanpaya as well as look into the production process of lacquer ware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicrafts in one of the local family workshops.
In the afternoon, visit to the countryside village of Minnanthu, the least visited area in Bagan with temples such as Payathonzu, with its unusual architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya.
Then, we board a local boat for a slow cruise down the Ayeyarwaddy River to enjoy magnificent sunset of Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 4: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Bagan Family Tours - Flight to Heho - Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours at Floating Houses and Gardens (B)
In the morning transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for the flight to Heho.
From Heho a 1-hour scenic drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on the way.
Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
In the afternoon, you will visit to Ywa Ma village to view its famous traditional silversmith and daily busy lifestyle of local people. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to observe the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand before transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Day 5: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours at Pagodas and Monastery (B)
Board a private motorboat and guide will take you to observe unique procession with pomp and pageant of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival which are ceremoniously tugging four Buddha statues situated on a royal barge around Inle Lake.
Throughout the event leg-rowed boat races are being held and you will come across them during the excursion on the lake. Hundreds of other vessels travel in the entourage in a general festive atmosphere. Thousands of people from around the Shan State attend this ceremony every year.
In addition, you will visit local Inthar villages to learn about tradition, culture and lifestyle of friendly local people. Then, explore around the floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Day 6: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours at Pa O village of In Dein – Flight from Heho to Yangon (B)
After breakfast, we head to the morning market on the lake. Rotating around villages on and near the lake in a 5 day rhythm, a colourful market visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes is held daily (except on new and full moon days).
From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa O village of In Dein. After a walk around the village, pass0ing a local school, take the covered stairway to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area where ancient stupas are partly covered by vegetation. From here there is a magnificent view over the lake.
In the afternoon, you will be transfer to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 7: Unforgettable Myanmar Family Tour: Depart Yangon (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Mingaladon Airport for your onward flight.
* Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
*** End of service ***
=> Please take a note that we are now in a process of updating the cost for this tour & this work will be completed soon after a time. If you need further details on our updated quotes, kindly email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org directly
Our services include:
· 6 nights accommodation on ½ twin/double room basis with daily breakfast
· English speaking STATION guides in the trip (different guides in each places)
· 3 domestic flights RGN–NYU-HEH-RGN with Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways or Air Bagan including insurance surcharges & current fuel surcharge
· All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
· Horse cart tour in Bagan
· Sunset boat trip in Bagan
. Private local boat for Inle Lake excursions Porter fees at airports
· Entrance fees for the visits
- Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda
- Bagan: Zone fee
- Inle Lake: Zone fee
Our services do not include:
- International ticket to/from Yangon
- Meals other than mentioned (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)
- Visa arrangements for Myanmar
- Visits not mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips and porters at the hotels
- International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
- Any other items not mentioned