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Pearls of Myanmar

Discover the unmissable and mystical sites of this country to the so welcoming population.


Discover the unmissable and mystical sites of this country to the so welcoming population.



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The price includes

All transfers, entrance fees, organization, accommodation, full board except drinks and some meals.



12 days / 11 nights


Active but not too much!


All year long




All ages / children from 6 years


up to 34 participants


  • An overview of the country’s major cultural sites
  • Meeting with many artisans
  • Cruises on the Irrawady River and on Inle Lake
  • Hospitality & friendliness of the population


Day 1

Arrival in Yangoon. Pick up and transfer to hotel.
City tour of the Burmese capital: downtown, Mahabandoola Park, City Hall with colonial architecture.
Then Sule pagoda and Botataung pagoda.
You will visit the impressive and magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Kyaikhtiyo, the golden rock.
A 4-hour drive will be needed, stopping at Kyaikpun’s morning market and then the huge Shwetharlyaung Buddha dating back to the 11th century.
Craft workshops and the central market of Bago, then visit several pagodas.
An hour’s drive will be required to reach the Golden Rock perched on the mountain.
Final access on foot, at sunset, fabulous. Dinner and overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 3

Free time and then road trip back to Yangoon.
Overnight at hotel in Yangoon.

Day 4

Inle Lake. Transfer to Yangoon airport for the flight to Heho.
On the way to the lake, stop at the monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay entirely built in teak wood.
Wine tasting and lunch at the “vineyard of the Red mountain”.
Then embark on the lake for a first discovery.
Dinner and overnight in Inle.

Day 5

Visit one of the markets on the lakeside before heading to Indein located in the west of the lake.
The boat takes you through a long canal where you can watch the women cultivate their products, and then you will continue to the set of hidden temples of Indein, consisting of hundreds of little stupas.
Walk through the rice fields to the village of Sae Ma.
Meeting with the villagers, and observation of the monastic activities.
Return by boat and overnight in Inle.

Day 6

Boat trip on Inle Lake to see leg rowers, typical farms and floating gardens, local fishing methods and village life.

Then visit the Inpawkhon weaving village, Jumping cats Monastery, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most sacred religious site in the Southern Shan State.
Flight to Mandalay in the afternoon. Installation at the hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 7

In the morning visit Amarapura, ancient royal capital founded before Mandalay.
You will attend the morning alms of the monks then you will discover the teak bridge of U-bein built 2 centuries ago on Taungtaman Lake.
Visit then weaving workshops (traditional silk and cotton).
Horse cart ride to Inwa, former royal capital.
In Mandalay, visit the statue of Buddha Mahamuni, the most venerated in the country, covered with gold leaf. It will also be an opportunity to discover the hammering of gold leaf, as well as the molding of bronze, the sculpture of marble, wood and the manufacture of traditional puppets.
You will continue to the Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery, a finely carved wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 marble plaques engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
Finally, sunset from Mandalay Hill where you will have a panoramic view.
Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8

Road to Sagaing, the spiritual center of the country.
Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and convents can be found in Sagaing Hill, sometimes known as living Bagan. Thousands of monks and nuns retire for meditation and contemplation. Stop at some of the temples.
Then continue to Monywa through a rural landscape.
Arrival in Monywa, short rest and transfer to the pier to cross the river Chind-Win by local boat.
Visit of a set of sandstone caves.

Day 9

Transfer day to Bagan with a visit to Thanboddhay Pagoda listing more than half a million Buddhist images.

Followed Bodhitataung pagoda with its immense and innumerable Buddhas. Two sites out of the ordinary …
Continue to Pakokku, famous for the tobacco trade.
Tour the market before continuing to the ruins of Phakangyi.
Transfer to Bagan by local ferry with approximately 3 hours cruise.
Check in before sunset, dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight in Monywa.

Day 10

Bagan. Beginning of the day with the colorful market of Nyaung U, Shwezigon pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa.
Discover Bagan and its temples all day.
In the afternoon, visit a village specialized in lacquering objects.
Sunset on the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 11

Visit Salay where is located the Yoke Monastery with its exceptional wood carvings.
Then, you will go to Mount Popa, extinct volcano with its sanctuaries dedicated to animist spirits. The most dynamic will climb the 777 steps leading to the sanctuary at the top of the volcanic cone.
Return to Bagan, stop en route to observe the extraction of the palm juice and its transformation into sugar.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 12

Morning flight to Yangoon.
Transfer to the hotel for refreshment, then free time at the Scott Market for some souvenir shopping.
Transfer back to Yangoon airport for your international flight home.

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