Myanmar Highlights Tour

Tour code : BFF003

Day 1Yangon Arrival

Mingalar-bar! Upon your arrival to Yangon International airport, you will be welcomed by BFF Travel guide and transfer to your hotel.

After the hotel check-in, we start a day tour in Yangon, a commercial capital of Myanmar and it’s the famous with historical Pagodas and the colonial-style buildings. Firstly we visit to Sule Pagoda , it built over 2,000 years ago and then the beautiful Maha Bandula Park with the Independence Monument. Then, we take a walk through the colonial buildings and visit the historic Post office . After that, we visit to the heritage Strand Hotel , where you will have a chance to taste Burmese High Tea (as own account). After that, we visit to Bogyoke (Scotts) Market , a major bazaar where you can find and buy hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and local food stores. (Please note that the market is closed on Mondays and on public holidays.)

We end our day with a visit to the 2,500 years old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda shealthed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds weighing 1,800 carats! Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 2Yangon - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake, By Flight

Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer to the airport for flight to Heho, – a domestic airport and it’s gateway to the beautiful hills of Shan State. After arriving and take 1-hour drive to the small quiet town Pindaya . During driving, enjoying the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Pindaya.

Arrive to Pindaya and we visit to Pindaya Caves well known for its Buddha statues carved out of limestone and then Shwe U Min Cave well known for its countless Buddha images. We proceed to over 250 years old Banyan tree . After that, we take a drive to Inle Lake , a famous picturesque Lake with its floating villages, gardens and the way of life of the local Intha people. Arrive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to Inle Lake by private boat for hotel check-in. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

Day 3Inle Lake Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. We journey out by boat in Inle Lake with a visit to well-known Nga Pe Chaung monastery and Silver Smith factory. Proceed to Cheroot making factory, Boat making carpentry workshop, Silk weaving factory. We complete a day with a visit to the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda . Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

Day 4Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay, By Flight

Breakfast at the hotel. We take a flight to Mandalay – the last capital of royal Burma and it’s still one of the largest cities with a cultural and spiritual center in Myanmar.

After hotel’s check-in, we visit to the famous Mahamuni Paya which houses one of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddha images covered with thick layers of gold leaf. Next we visit to Shwenandaw Monastery , noted for its exquisite wood carvings which are mostly done on teak wood and the renovated Atumashi Monastery . We continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda (World’s largest book) houses the Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs. We complete the day with a visit to Mandalay Hill – a vantage point for panoramic views of the city and spectacular sunset. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 5Mandalay - Ava - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mandalay

After your breakfast, we start journey to Inwa (Ava) – an ancient city on the banks of the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay. Sightseeing by a native horse cart to the remarkable wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung and Maha Aung Mye Bonzan – a historic Buddhist monastery. Next we climb up to the top of Nanmyin Watch tower and look the pleasant views over the river and Yadanarsimi Pagoda.

We next drive to picturesque Sagaing Hills , 21 km south-east of Mandalay and west bank of Ayeyarwaddy river. Sagaing Hills is a retreat for Buddhist devotees with numerous pagodas and monasteries. We continue to Amarapura – a former royal capital and famous for its weaving and textile industries. We end the day in Ubein Bridge – the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world and built around 1850. Enjoy the pleasant sunset view over Taungtaman Lake on the bridge. After that, we drive back to Mandalay. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 6Mandalay - Mt. Popa - Bagan, By Car

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we journey to Bagan by private car (approx... 5 hours’ drive from Mandalay). During driving, enjoying the great scenic beauty of the countryside along the road to Bagan. Enroute, we stop at Mount Popa , an extinct volcano and the abode of the powerful spirits known as “Nats”. After arriving, we will climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the area. We continue drive to Bagan with a stop at local palm sugar makers hut. Arrive to Bagan and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 7Bagan Sightseeing

Bagan is an ancient city on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River and one of the richest archaeological sites in South-east Asia. It named as UNESCO World Heritage site of Myanmar in 2019.

In the morning we visit to Shwezigon Paya , a prototype of the Burma style of stupas and Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn , with the great colourful mural paintings of Buddha tales. Next we visit to the refined Htilominlo temple well known for its old mural, fine plaster carving and glazed sandstone decoration. Continue your visit at Ananda temple , the Buddhist temple houses four standing Buddhas, each one facing the cardinal direction of East, North, West and South. Proceed to the towering Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest in the complex, measuring 61m and take in Dhamayangyi Temple , the largest of all Bagan’s many temples. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 8Bagan Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. We visit to Nyaung U Market – the largest market in the Bagan region, gives us a glimpse into local life. Next, we visit to Minnanthu Village where we learn how Bagan’s famous lacquer ware crafts are produced and other Products like cotton clothing, cigars, peanuts etc… After that, we visit to a Cigar Work Shop where we learn how they make the local cheroot cigars and then visit to Thanaka Museum . We end our day with a visit to Manuha Temple , a Buddhist temple built by the Mon King in the 1067. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 9Bagan - Yangon, By Flight

Breakfast at the hotel. We fly back to Yangon and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Today we have a chance to journey by circular train through Yangon city to experience local travel lifestyle. A ride on the Circular train will give you a unique perspective on daily life in the city and the area around it. And you can also see the scenery change from city to rural, and pass by ponds, villages and scenes of farm life.

After arriving to the Railway station, we take a walk to bustling Bogyoke (Scotts) Market – one of famous markets where hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores are tucked in a maze of color. (Please note that the market is closed on Mondays and on public holidays.) We proceed to China Town where the Chinese community built their residences, clan associations, temples, offices and shops. Enjoy your nightlife with BBQ in China Town. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 10Yangon Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure.