16-Day Grand Myanmar Tour

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 16 Days

Spanish, Russian, English, French, German    Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock), Bago, Yangon, Bagan, Pakokku, Monywa, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali, Yangon

tour highlights

  • Yangon sightseeing and visit the world's wonder Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Drive to Golden Rock and enjoy the magnificent views on the way
  • Bago sightseeing on the way back to Yangon
  • Ancient Bagan temples sightseeing and bicycle or horse cart tour
  • Monywa and Pakkoku sightseeing and discover the small local industries
  • Boat trip to Mingun, Exploring Ava and Sagaing
  • Inle Lake and Indaing sightseeing by long tailed boat
  • Relaxing stay at the unspoilt sandy beach

tour details

Commencing your tour in Yangon, you’ll begin with visits to the Karaweik Hall, Bogyoke Market, Sule Pagoda and the Shwedagon Pagoda before you make your way to Bago. Here you’ll visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, whose tip is even taller than Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda! From here you’ll continue to Bagan, a city filled with beautiful temples such as the Shwezigon Pagoda. Other points of interest in Bagan include the Kyansittha cave temple and Mingalazedi, the last of the large pagodas built in the 13th Century. Upon arrival in Mingun, you’ll see the amazing Mingun Bell and Mingun Pagoda. Your next stop is Innwa, Myanmar’s ancient capital and home to the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery. You’ll make your final stop at Heho to see the Indaing and Ywama villages before making your way back to Yangon.

Why choose this tour?

  • An excellent opportunity to explore the most outstanding must-see destinations in Myanmar with its finest architectures, traditions and cultures
  • Visit to the most pilgrimaged site of Myanmar, the magnificent Golden Rock pagoda
  • A perfect relaxing add-on to any Myanmar tour, the gorgeous Ngapali beach

customise the tour

  • Combine with Yangon excursions
  • Take a cable ride from Yathetaung to earn a panoramic view of hazy mountain ranges
  • Opportunity to shop souvenirs at local markets and workshops
  • Unlimited photo opportunities throughout the trip


  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary
  • Join-in transfer on open truck from the base camp to the upper camp
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally-stationed guides (no guide service in Ngapali)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation at hotels as above mentioned or similar
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Domestic airfare (Yangon-Bagan, Mandalay-Heho-Thandwe-Yangon)
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Optional Balloons flight
  • The use of a sedan chair to go up or down the mountain
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • The use of a sedan chair to go up or down the mountain
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • (Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13-17 April)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


  • Hotel prices for packages are quoted bases on hotels as mentioned or similar. Higher or lower categories can be requested and the price will be adjusted. The hotels featured in the package tour are subject to availabilities at the time of booking.
  • Meals at respective hotels are also included in the hotel prices if the itineraries mention lunch or dinner at hotel.
  • Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.
  • Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.
  • All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking. Nonrefundable deposits may be required.
  • Domestic airfares are quoted separately and subject to change in case of increases imposed by the airlines (ie. taxes, fuel costs, etc.).
  • There are 8 different airlines operating on the domestic route in Myanmar. Each company has slight different airfares and this pricelist is based on average airfare. Diethelm Travel will book the most convenient and direct routing. The final price can be confirmed once the tickets are booked and issued depending on available booking class and seat availability.

    Important Notes for Golden Rock:
  • The road from the base camp up to the Golden Rock has to be done by special dedicated trucks. You are not allowed to drive up there with your own vehicle. These open trucks are equipped with narrow benches on the back.
  • During the raining season, the platform around the Pagoda can be slippery due to rain or mist.
  • It is advisable to carry a torch light as there are frequent power cuts.
  • You are advised to only carry a light duffle bag or hand carry as your big luggage will stay in the car/bus at the base camp.
  • The Golden Rock Pagoda does regular gilding in a three year cycle. During this time, the rock will be covered in bamboo scaffolding. Prior notice is not given and exact schedule for the work are not really available.
  • Accommodation: The Mountain Top Hotel is located on the top of the mountain, whereas the Golden Rock Hotel is located near the upper camp (5 minutes' walk from the truck stop). More hotels are located near the base camp on in/near the village of Kyaiktiyo. Depending on where you stay, the program will need to be adjusted in terms of driving up and down the hill.
  • Sunsets and sunrises on the platform can only be seen if you stay at the Mountain Top Hotel.
  • A footpath goes up from the Golden Rock hotel to the top. The walk uphill takes around 45 minutes whereas downhill will take around 30 minutes. This path during the rainy season can be slippery.
Tour code: PKMCGMTB

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