Myanmar 9 day highlights tour

“The good news is you can discover Myanmar’s gorgeous highlights in nine days, meeting its people and trying local food, too, on this tailor made trip.”

Highlights

Yangon | Bagan | sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River | Mount Popa | Mandalay | Amarapura | U Bein Bridge | Innwa | Sagaing | boat trip to Mingun | Pindaya | boat trip on Inle Lake | Indein Village

Description of Myanmar 9 day highlights tour

Discover the breathtaking temples, pagodas, small villages and vibrant cities of Myanmar on this 9 day highlights tour. It’s ideal for couples, families, solo travellers or even small groups (6-10 persons), with a great mix of places to visit. The Golden Land rarely fails to deliver unforgettable experiences and memories that will be treasured.

Begin in Yangon, where there are many different experiences to enjoy, including the Burmese architecture of the Downtown Area, learning about the Jewish community that once lived here at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, and an array of temples at Shwe Dagon Pagoda.

Next, travel to Bagan, with its scattered temples and long history. All the temples of Bagan are impressive, but Htilominlo Temple is famous for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations while the large Manuha Temple is home to large and beautiful images of Buddha. Visit Bagan’s market, Manisithu Market, crowded with locals here from nearby villages. You’ll find delicious seasonal produce, and traditional sweets and products. Photographers will love it here. Also, take time to visit Shwe La Yaung Lacquer Ware Workshop, which is a chance to see the fascinating process behind this amazing craft. Round off the final day in Bagan with a magical sunset cruise along the Irrawaddy River.

In Mandalay, we will see the monks at Mahar Gandar Yon Monastery going about their daily lives and enjoy the sunset at U Bein Bridge, near Amarapura. In Pindaya, we can spend some time wandering through this very impressive pilgrimage site and exploring its famous limestone caves. In Inle, we will take a boat trip to discover floating islands and gardens and see the Intha people practising their unique, traditional fishing style.

The hospitality of the local people and hosts you meet on this holiday will stay with you forever and you will enjoy learning more about a different culture and ways of living. Spending time with local people and tasting traditional cuisine in local restaurants are important highlights of this holiday.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Environment
Environment

Preserve cultural heritage site:

In this tour, we let our guests visit famous cultural heritage sites such as Shwedagon Pagoda, MusmeahYeshua Synagogue, Bagan, Mingun and other places and our entrance fees will provide to maintain these vital monuments. Myanmar is one of the religious countries and so in order not to have the conflict with local, our guide will share tips when visiting those important religious and cultural sites. Example, we advice what we ware when our guests visit those sites and monuments. We provide the towel to clean guests feets after visited the sites since guests have to take-off their shoes when we visit those sites.

Water saving and Say no "plastic."

On arrival of guests, we give recycle bags that they can use when they go shopping and can say "no" plastic. Moreover, we are planning to provide the aluminum bottle to bring water during tour since we should reduce the plastic bottle of water during the tour before. Our guest may bring water from the hotel and so that we can reduce usage of the plastic bottle on tour. We are planning to start this end of April 2018.

We try to use local transports such as trishaw, horse-cart, and biking in our itinerary to reduce energy use and preserve the environment as well. We try to use the suppliers such as hotel, and guides have knowledge about sustainable travel and who are trying to practice those. We send our sustainable policies to our suppliers and encourage them to participate with us together.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Communities

We know where to find all things local and we support and recommend our neighbors, spreading the tourism income to those most in need. We use local tour guides for each destination rather hiring only guides from main cities like Yangon, Mandalay in order to spread tourism contributions to local people.

In Bagan area, we have participated in “Free-plastic Bagan” campaign in order to educate people the damage to the environment by plastics. We provide the fund to print out the vinyl and education message and spread around the area and we, our team, sometimes participate and garbage collecting activities around the Bagan area. We employ only local people for our operations by giving the fair price for their work and we do respect human rights for each and everyone who are working with the company. We provide necessary training according to the need at our office and even to local guides and communities. Our guides are local and so they know their places well and as our policies for local economy support, our guides always bring guests to only locally own art and crafts shops in order to sustain jobs and cultural diversity. We do work to create the relationship between our guests and local communities so our guides explain to our guests about local culture, traditions in advance in order not to have the conflict with local and serve as translators to talk with locals. Our guides will teach some useful local language to greet to locals so that they can get a good start with the locals and locals love it.

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5 Reviews of Myanmar 9 day highlights tour

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Reviewed on 01 Dec 2019 by

It was all wonderful, but probably Inle Lake and seeing the beautiful scenery in Shan state was the highlight. Closely followed by Ayewaddy boat trip from Mandalay to Minggun and back. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019 by

The balloon trip over Bagan was quite simply stunning: the views plus the serene silence as you float over the temples and pagodas. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2019 by

Fantastic! Myanmar is my favourite Asian destination. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Feb 2019 by

Bagan was stunning, especially at sunrise...Fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2019 by

Fabulous! It was one of the best trips I've taken because of the combination of the depth of knowledge I gained about Myanmar's history and current socio-political context, a range of fun activities, delicious food, and great value for money. Read full review

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