Overview

With only 6 days 5 nights, you will have a chance to explore the beautiful Yangon city, sightsee around the picturesque Bagan and enjoy a scenic boat tour on Inle Lake. Seniworld.in also offers you many chances to observe the idyllic life of Burmese people as well as visit local workshops. Check out Myanmar Tours for more options for your trip.

 

Highlights

  • Sightsee around the charming city of Yangon
  • Pay a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Admire the beauty of Golden Rock Temple
  • Make a stopover at 2 impressive temples in Bago: Shwemawdaw & Shwethalyaung
  • Discover the best temples in Bagan
  • Visit 2 local workshops of lacquerware and wood crafts
  • Visit workshops of Shan paper and handcrafted umbrellas
  • Learn about the local life at Nyaung Shwe Village
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip on Inle Lake
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Trip Code: SWIN-1176

Trip Duration: 6 Days

Starting: Yangon, Myanmar

Finishing: Inle, Myanmar

Destination: Myanmar

Type of trip: Adventure

Theme: Adventure, Culture, Nature

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Less than 20 pax

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Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to Yangon downtown for sightseeing.

You’ll be taken downtown and start your tour on Drive to the chaotic Indian quarter, Shri Satyanarayan Temple. Visit the Shwe Bon Tha Street with other Hindu temples, also known as the center of Indian activity in Yangon. You can see the daily lives of the Hindu community here. 

No Myanmar expedition can be considered truly great if it’s lacking a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Ready for an amazing experience? The visual delights present there alone, are worth the trip. The best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda is at sunset when its gilded stupa is bathed in the fading rays of the sun and takes on a magical glow. Ascend the eastern stairway to find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items. Here you will find monks robes, alms bowls, offerings, incense, and other unique Buddhist objects. As you browse the stalls your guide will explain the use and rituals of Myanmar’s Buddhist people. Then reach the platform which forms the base of the majestic temple. As the sun begins to dip low in the sky, witness the colors transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Shwedagon is largely considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese; most visitors report that the trip is extremely memorable and still etched into their minds. 

Back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: Hotel Esta Yangon
  • Meal: None
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Transportation: Private car
  • Distance: From the airport to the hotel: 16km

This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, we will take a 5-hour journey to the well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State – Golden Rock. It is built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. 

En route visit Kyakhat Wine Monastery where many monks live while studying Buddha's literature. This is a great chance for you to learn more about monastic life of young monks.

When reaching the base camp, we travel by local open-air truck to the junction camp and then to Golden Rock or and spend 45 minutes walking to the Golden Rock. If you would love to use sedan chair, you should pay by your own account. Back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Important Notes for visits to Golden Rock

What to pack:

  • Sturdy shoes as the way up to Golden Rock is very steep.
  • A pullover, lightweight jacket and/or scarf as it gets quite cold in the evening.
  • Backpack: Leave your main luggage in Yangon and just bring a backpack or small overnight back.

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: Kyaik Hto hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Transportation: Private car, open-air truck
  • Distance: From Yangon to Kyaiktiyo: 201km

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and head back to Yangon. We move to the base camp by open truck, then drive to Yangon. On the way, don’t miss the chance to make a stop at Bago (or Pegu) to explore Shwemawdaw pagoda - the tallest pagoda in Myanmar. It always amazes anyone with its stunning architecture and great scale. Take time to visit Kanbawzathardi palace-a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace from the second half of the 16th century and Shwethalyaung- one of the largest Buddha images in Burma; and Kyaik Pun pagoda which is known for its four towering images of the Buddha visible from far away; as well as the town market and a Mon neighborhood where the locals once produced woven textiles

Before reaching Yangon, spend some time to visit World War 2 Cemetery and a workshop producing hand-made pots. Back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: Hotel Esta Yangon
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Transportation: Private car, open-air truck
  • Distance: 
    • From Kyaiktiyo to Bago: 119km
    • From Bago to Yangon: 67.8km
 

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan. Welcome to Bagan, known to be one of the greatest architectural sites in Asia. When Bagan was the center of Myanmar from the 11th to 13th centuries the monarchs built multitudes of massive stupas and pagodas, scores of which are still present on the shores of the Irrawaddy River. The majesty of Bagan with more than 4000 red brick temples on a plain of the size of Manhattan Island is one of the highlights of a Myanmar holiday that will soothe the eye of every traveler.

Discover the best of Bagan today! Not simply a chance to see the splendid Bagan temples, this excursion also introduces you to the Burmese culture, allows you to see traditional craftsmen at work and takes you up the mighty Irrawaddy River to a decidedly unusual ‘cave’ temple! Your first port of call is the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples. We will ensure that our tour reaches this point before the majority of tourist arrival, enabling you to enjoy the splendor of the temple in relative tranquility. Continue to various other temples dotted around the temple plains to experience a variety of architectural styles in the area as well as the artistic wonder of the 9-14th centuries. Traveling amid the temples you will get a taste of rural Bagan life in this ‘living museum’ setting where farmers and families work amongst the monuments.

Next on the agenda is your chance to learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products - lacquerware and wood crafts. Watch in amazement as the skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items. Back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: Bawga Theiddhi Hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Transportation: Plane, Private car
  • Distance: From Yangon to Bagan: 629km (1h 15m)

This morning return to the Nyaung U airport for the flight to Heho, in the heart of the Shan State. Upon arrival at the Heho airport, you will proceed to Nyaung Shwe village. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. Also, be sure to stop in at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there.

Then you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. Along the way, you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which are inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’, which are built up from strips of water hyacinth, earth and anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. 

You will also visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images. In the past this temple was known for its ‘jumping cats’ but these days there are only a few felines roaming around and none are jumping anymore. Yet the Buddha images are still worth the visit. Proceed to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. There are also many traditional crafts originating on Inle Lake and, should you wish, we can stop for a visit to one making incredible woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silversmiths. The day will come to a close with a return trip by boat back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: Hu Pin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Transportation: Plane, Private car, private motorboat 
  • Distance:  
    • From Bagan to Heho: 305km (1h 20m)
    • From Heho to Inle Lake: 37.7km
 

This morning we will transfer to Heho Airport to take the flight back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and connect with your departure flight. (no guide, no car in Yangon). Ends of tour services. 

Useful Information

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: None
  • Transportation: Plane, Private car
  • Distance: From Heho to Yangon: 611km (2h 5m)

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in double/twin share with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transportation with air-conditioning
  • 03 Domestic flights in Economy class: Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Inle, Inle - Yangon
  • Local station English speaking guides 
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Private boat to visit Inle
  • Open Truck from Base camp to Top of the Hill (shared with local people) in Golden Rock
  • Water and cold towel on sightseeing

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Other meals which do not mention
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, camera fee, etc.)
  • Tipping for guides and drivers
  • Compulsory personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa fees (https://evisa.moip.gov.mm )
  • Sedan chair Ks.20000 per person, or cable car (USD5 pp) in Kyaikhtiyo (Hermit Camp  to near the platform of Golden Rock)
  • Others not mentioned

Meals

  • Breakfast: 5

Transport

  • Plane
  • Private car
  • Open-air truck
  • Private motorboat

Included Activities

  • Yangon sightseeing
  • Golden rock tour
  • Bagan discovery
  • Inle Lake boat trip

Accommodations

Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

Destination 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Inle

Hu Pin Hotel Inle Khaung Daing

Bagan

Bawga Theiddhi Hotel

Kyaikto

Kyaik Hto hotel

Yangon

Hotel Esta

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Based on 4 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Maneck

Guest Country: India

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam - Cambodia

Local specialist: Will Nguyen

"Hello, We did a group tour in Oct Nov 2019, (8 people) with Seni World, and had a wonderful experience. Our consultant Mr. Will did a superb job in planning with the tour, internal travel, and hotel booking. LOVELY experience"

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Hiten Shaw

Guest Country: Mumbai, India

Travel Dates: June, 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Local specialist: Trung Hoang

We 8 friends just returned from Vietnam. we visited Halong Bay and Danang... Our travel consultant was Trung Hoang. We had the best trip and best planning with Seni World.

Vegetarian food was well-taken care of.. every trip was timely and vehicle and guide and drivers were up to mark.

Trung Hoang was very helpful in designing the trip and selecting destinations. I strongly suggest traveling through Seni World's consultants

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Rajesh & Anindita

Guest Country: India

Travel Dates: September 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

Local specialist: Trung Hoang

A wonderful trip to Cambodia and Vietnam for 10 ni / 11 days with my wife was made possible by Vietnamtour.in. They planned and customised the trip as per our specific requirements and made it a memorable life long experience. We started from Siem Reap - Cambodia, followed by Ho Chi Minh city, Danang- Hoian, Hanoi, Halong Bay in Vietnam. Visa on arrival at both the country was simple process as initial documentations were already done by Vietnamtour. At each of these places, we were received by the tour guide and driver with excellent SUV carrying a name playcard giving a feeling of grandiose. Our accommodation was in 5 star Hotels - Angkor Miracle Resort in Siem Reap, Novotel Saigon in HCM city, Sunrise Premium Resorts & Spa in Hoian, Movenpick in Hanoi and La Regina Legend Cruise in Halong Bay. Trips to the monuments, tourist attractions or shopping requirements were meticulously planned and taken care of by them. The memories and experiences of the Mekong River boat cruise and the cruise on Halong Bay will be treasured by us all our lives. We got a taste of the authentic, traditional local cuisine in both the countries when we were taken for lunch to local houses . Its worth experiencing the simplicity, great hospitality and family values of common inhabitants. Our entire experience of 11 days was made possible by the sincerity, dedication, hard work and meticulous planning by an individual... Mr Trung Hoang, our Travel Consultant. He was always available to us on mob / W/A from the time of planning till we returned home. It gave us a sense of security in a foreign country without knowing the local language for any unforeseen situation. We are extremely thankful to him . Lovely Experience, Wonderful People, Great Hospitality is what we shall always remember. THANK YOU Vietnam Tours, our friends in those two unknown country Mr Trung Vũ Hoàng and the Wonderful people of Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Mr. Sujit

Guest Country: Kolkata, India

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Had a very pleasant and satisfying trip with excellent cooperation from vietnamtour.in staff. The English speaking guides seem quite knowledgeable and organizers always care for comfort. Although we personally take all types of meat under the sun the organizer always serves us Hindu meal. Definitely worth the expenses and we would strongly recommend people particularly from Kolkata to participate.

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A Response from Seni World 05/11/2018

Yes, you can. But you will need to add the single supplement to have a single room throughout your trip.

A Response from Seni World 02/09/2017

Yes, you can. Most hotels have triple room but it is often arranged by higher category as the room will be larger. Depending on your requirement and hotel situation, we will choose the suitable category for triple room.

A Response from Seni World 01/02/2018

We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling.

Our Travel consultant will advise you about the climate of each destination before your travel so you can pack accordingly. You can also read our post below to get more information.

>> 7 Things South African Tourists Should Remember Before Going to Vietnam

A Response from Seni World 22/12/2018

There are two available methods for passport holders from South Africa to choose to apply for a visa to Vietnam. You can either apply for your visa at the local embassy or obtain a visa on arrival with a visa letter.

You need to have a passport which is effective for at least 6 months beyond arrival date, 2 photos 4x6 and 2 blank pages on it for visa stamp (which costs 25$) and a visa letter. When you book tours with vietnamtour.co.za, we will offer a visa letter for free. 

A Response from Seni World 11/10/2017

Officially, no vaccination is compulsory for traveling in these 5 countries, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Myanmar. However, visitors are recommended to be updated with major vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid fever.

As no anti-malaria vaccination exists nowadays, your doctor will often recommend a course of tablets for travelers visiting mountains and remote places. Please note some medications are required to be commenced up to 3 weeks prior to departure. We always recommend you check this with your local GP/Doctor. However, keeping in mind that Malaria treatment is a heavy treatment, in lieu of such treatment, we recommend you to dress with long shirt and trousers, apply anti-mosquito repellent during the whole day (day and night).

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