- Pyin Oo Lwin
- Inle Lake
Traverse a deep jungle gorge in Shan State on the Goteik Viaduct.
Explore the villages around Hsipaw, including a former Shan Palace and the Dotawaddy River.
Travel overland between Mandalay and Bagan, with time to explore the riverside town of Monwya and its interesting sandstone caves.
Trek into the beautiful countryside around Pindaya staying overnight in a local monastery.
Visit Yangon's iconic Shwedagon Pagoda and admire the city's grand colonial buildings.
What our specialists say...
This itinerary features all the highlights of Myanmar incorporating some of the lesser-visited areas. Starting in Mandalay, spend your first few days exploring this historic city. Then head deep into Shan State, arriving in Hsipaw via Pyin Oo Lwin - a journey that incorporates a rail journey across the Goteik Viaduct. Enjoy the trekking, cool mountain air and relaxed atmosphere of Hsipaw before returning to Mandalay. Take an overland route to the magnificent temple site of Bagan via Monwya. Continue to Pindaya to explore local villages on foot, Inle Lake for floating markets, stilted villages and traditional life before finishing in colonial Yangon.
We recommend this trip for:
- Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
- Bagan (Pagan)
- Inle Lake
- Yangon (Rangoon)
Itinerary idea in detail
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mandalay.
Day 2 Mandalay
Day 3 Mandalay
A fascinating and diverse day spent discovering Mandalay's various sights and attractions. At the end of the day you will be taken up to Mandalay Hill for a view over the surrounding plains at sunset.
Day 4 Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
Day 5 Hsipaw
Day 6 Hsipaw
Day 7 Mandalay
Day 8 Mandalay
Day 9 Monywa
Day 10 Bagan (Pagan)
Day 11 Bagan (Pagan)
Day 12 Pindaya
Take a short flight to Heho this morning and on arrival you will be collected from the airport and transferred to Pindaya where you will stay in the charming Pindaya Inle Inn. Spend the afternoon exploring the local area and enjoy lunch with a Danu family in their home.
Day 13 Pindaya
Accompanied by your guide and porter, you will head into the hills around Pindaya to visit local Palaung and Danu villages. Spend the night in a local monastery.
Day 14 Inle Lake
After a hearty breakfast continue your trek returning to Pindaya in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to Inle Lake by road.
Day 15 Inle Lake
Day 16 Yangon (Rangoon)
A short flight takes you to the former colonial capital, Yangon. In the afternoon visit the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda at dusk, as locals come to give offerings to the spirits. You then head to 19th Street to enjoy a cold drink in this bustling thoroughfare.
Day 17 Yangon (Rangoon)
Day 18 International return flight
Yangon (Rangoon) , International return flight
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