6-Day Classic Myanmar – Group Experience

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior / Standard

Tour Period: 6 Days

tour highlights

  • Tour around Mandalay, its old kingdoms and artisans, Amarapura with 150-year-old U Bein teak bridge
  • Visit for famous ancient temples of Bagan
  • Take boat trip at Inle throught the floating gardens and vibrant colors
  • Explore Yangon with its colonial British influence and the world-famous Shwedagon pagoda

tour details

This is an ideal short tour for first comers to get a glimpse of what is Myanmar all about. You may extend this tour with a wonderful stay on one of the gorgeous beaches in Myanmar: either in Ngapali or Ngwe Saung.

Seat-in-coach tour (SIC): every Tuesday from Mandalay with English speaking stationed guides (minimum 2 persons)

Flight PG709 BKK/MDL 12.00-13.20 (own arrangement - schedule subject to change). Arrival at MANDALAY international airport by afternoon flight. From the airport, 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, stone carving and bronze casting. From here, we 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 beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset.
Accommodation at Hotel, Mandalay.

Hotels featured: (or similar)
Superior Category (3*): Shwe Ingyinn Hotel (Superior Room) (Period until 30 September 2018)
Superior Category (3*): Hotel Sakura Princess (Superior Room) (Period 01 October 2018 - 30 April 2019)
Deluxe Category (4*): Mandalay Hill Resort (Superior Palace View)
This morning, drive to Amarapura, the penultimate Royal Capital and lying 11 km south of Mandalay. Visit the 150-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1851 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital by staking 1060 teak posts over the wide Taungthaman Lake to connect two villages. One of the most photographed spots in Myanmar and well worth spending time walking across the bridge. Afterwards visit Bagaya Monastery, with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Lunch at 62 Mandalay Restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan. (approximately 17:00 hours / 17:30 hours_direct). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Accommodation at Hotel, Bagan.

Hotels featured: (or similar)
Superior Category (3*): Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel (Bagan Room) (Period until 30 September 2018)
Superior Category (3*): Villa Bagan (Superior Room Without View) (Period 01 October 2018 - 30 April 2019)
Deluxe Category (4*): Tharabar Gate Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Scattered on a large plain beside the Ayeyarwady River are the magnificent red brick temples and pagodas that are the great legacy of the kings of Bagan. Built from 1057 to 1287 AD in honour of the royal Buddhist faith, the pagodas display impressive architecture and interiors of colourful murals and exquisite Buddha statues. From the top, the visitor can enjoy awesome views of the immense, temple-dotted plain.
Pick up from your hotel from where you start your tour to the busy local market, continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples in Bagan. These include the Shwezigon Pagoda, a huge gilded temple built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century and Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi-Inn), a 13th century temple with exquisite murals of the 'Jataka Tales' (scenes from the life of the Buddha). Continue to the eminent Ananda Temple; one of the finest and largest pagodas, with a 51-metre (170-foot) shimmering gold tip plus four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures arranged around the interior gallery. Lunch at Ayeyarwaddy River Terrace Restaurant.
Later, visit Moe Moe Lacquer ware factory where you'll learn how this delicate art is made. Sightseeing continues with visits to Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059; Nanpaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the palace of King Manuha; and Gubyaukgyi (Myingaba) under the protection of UNESCO because of its ancient mural paintings. Observe a sunset in the vicinity of Bagan's ancient monuments.
Accommodation at Hotel, Bagan.

Hotels featured: (or similar)
Superior Category (3*): Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel (Bagan Room) (Period until 30 September 2018)
Superior Category (3*): Villa Bagan (Superior Room Without View) (Period 01 October 2018 - 30 April 2019)
Deluxe Category (4*): Tharabar Gate Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Transfer to Bagan Airport for domestic flight to Heho (approximately 07:55 hours / 08:35 hours_direct). Transfer from Heho airport down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel (Room might not be ready for check-in). Lunch at Golden Kite Indaing Restaurant.
Continue from your hotel and travel by 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, 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 here remain charmingly unrenovated, with plants and even small trees growing out of them, making the area very atmospheric. 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 you continue by boat downstream past Yethar village, watching local life on the banks and birds in the trees until rejoining the Lake near Phaung Daw Oo Paya.
Accommodation at Hotel, Inle Lake.

Hotels featured: (or similar)
Superior Category (3*): Paradise Nyaung Shwe (Deluxe Building Room) (Period until 30 September 2018)
Superior Category (3*): Nyaung Shwe City Hotel (Deluxe Room) (Period 01 October 2018 - 30 April 2019)
Deluxe Category (4*): Sanctum Inle Resort (Cloister Deluxe)
Explore a 5-day rotating market (if your visit coincides with the schedule) which offers an insight into the life of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha people who come to these markets to sell and buy goods. Enjoy a full day boat trip on Inle Lake - a photographer's dream. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique 'leg rowers' - Intha fishermen who row standing up with one leg wrapped around a single oar, leaving their hands free to manipulate the conical fishing net. Stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Lunch at Mr Toe's Restaurant.
Visit a traditional silk-weaving workshop which uses wooden handlooms, and a blacksmith's forge. Pass endless floating gardens, where Intha lake dwellers grow fruit and vegetables. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest on the lake, where you can see exquisite Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old. Return to your hotel by boat as the sun lowers and the light softens over the lake.
Accommodation at Hotel, Inle Lake.

Hotels featured: (or similar)
Superior Category (3*): Paradise Nyaung Shwe (Deluxe Building Room) (Period until 30 September 2018)
Superior Category (3*): Nyaung Shwe City Hotel (Deluxe Room) (Period 01 October 2018 - 30 April 2019)
Deluxe Category (4*): Sanctum Inle Resort (Cloister Deluxe)
Leave your hotel and then proceed by car to Heho Airport. Domestic flight from Heho to Yangon. Upon arrival, drive into the down town area of Yangon, pass the Chinatown area, the Indian quarter and gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. After lunch, visit to Bogyoke Market (Scott's Market) (closed on Public Holidays and Mondays). An extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude today's sightseeing tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Lunch at Padonmar Restaurant.
Then transfer back to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight. Flight PG704 RGN/BKK 18.20-20.15 (own arrangement - schedule subject to change).


Our tour prices are included of:

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally-stationed guides
  • Boat trips as specified
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation at hotels as above mentioned or similar
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare (Mandalay-Bagan-Heho-Yangon)
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • 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)


International flights need (are advise) to be booked as follows:
Arrival in Mandalay : BKK-MDL on PG 709 (12.00:13.20)-subject to change
Departure from Yangon : RGN-BKK on PG 704 (18.20:20.15)-subject to change

Booking conditions:
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to confirm the Seat-in Coach rate. In case of a Single booking, we will advise 30 Days prior to arrival if we can confirm the departure. If the minimum booking of 2 persons is not reached the private tour rate will apply.

    Payment Policy:
  • USD 250.00 per person will have to be paid upon confirmation
  • Balance amount to be received 35 days prior to arrival


  • 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.
Tour code: MMR6MTSIC

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