Yangon to Mandalay

A 10-day overview of Myanmar's historical and cultural highlights, including Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake.

Yangon to Mandalay

Starting and ending in Yangon, this classic circuit route takes you to the historic temples of Bagan, beautiful Inle Lake, and vibrant, bustling Mandalay.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day : Inle Lake to Yangon

    Return to Heho Airport via Nyaung Shwe, and take the morning flight to Yangon. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel.

  2. Day 1: Yangon

    Arrive Yangon, where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Afternoon at leisure. This evening, visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.

  3. Day 2: Yangon to Bagan (by morning flight)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan. On arrival at Nyaung Oo Airport, you will be met by your guide and driver ready to begin your tour of the temples.

  4. Day 3: Bagan

    After breakfast, travel to Myinkaba village to visit a lacquer workshop. Bagan is the traditional home of Burmese lacquerware, and here you can observe methods that have been used in its production since the 12th-century.

  5. Day 4: Bagan to Mandalay (by morning flight)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Mandalay (approx. 40 mins). En route to the city, stop at Amarapura, formerly the Royal Capital but now a practical suburb of the sprawling Mandalay.

  6. Day 5: Mandalay to Mingun

    This morning, enjoy a leisurely cruise up the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Mingun, a small town situated on the banks of the river.

  7. Day 6: Mandalay to Inle Lake, via Heho (by morning flight)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport, where you say goodbye to your Mandalay guide and take the early flight to Heho, Shan State. A small, breezy hilltop town, surrounded by pine forest and wheat fields, hilly Heho offers a brief respite from the heat of Mandalay.

  8. Day 7: Indein Village

    Begin the day with a visit to Indein Village, the site of a 12th century pagoda complex – Shwe Indein – that has only in recent years become accessible to the public.

  9. Day 9: Yangon

    Begin your full-day tour of Yangon with a visit to the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, notable for its giant (65 x 16 metres) reclining Buddha, and the Karaweik Royal Barge on Lake Kandawgyi.

  10. Day 10: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.
Pricing

10 days from £1725pp

Pricing

10 days from £1725pp

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