Discover Yangon in Depth on 5 days
This tour allows you to discover the depth of Yangon and its surroundings Golden Rock. The former capital city of Myanmar still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes, and gracious turn of the century architecture. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting out a variety of exotic arts and crafts.
Of particular interest in the many shops of Scott Market, and of world renown, are Myanmar 's precious stones – rubies, sapphires and jade. At night time Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.
Day 1: Hanoi – Yangon (B)Yangon 1B
Day 2: Yangon – Bago – Yangon (B/L/D)Yangon 1B, 1L, 1D
Day 3: Yangon – Thanlyin - Yangon(B/L/D)Yangon 1B, 1L, 1D
Day 4: Yangon sightseeing (B/L/D)Yangon 1B, 1L, 1D
Day 5: Yangon sightseeing - Departure (B/L)Yangon 1B, 1L
+ Trip 1: Tuesday - Sunday.
+ Trip 2: Wednesday - Sunday
+ Trip 3: Saturday - Wednesday
+ Trip 4: Sunday - Thursday Starting from Ho Chi Minh City Saigon– Yangon: VN 705. 1545 - 1735 Yangon - Saigon: VN 704. 1835 - 2125
+ Trip 5: Monday - Friday
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Flight Hanoi (HCMC)– Yangon – Hanoi (HCMC)
+ Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English or French speaking guide
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets, tissues and water on coach
+ Myanmar visa fee
+ Services charges and government tax
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support
+ International flights & departures taxes.
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Others not mentioned above
+ Myanma Visa stamp fee
+ Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
+ Other services not mentioned above
Day 1: Hanoi – Yangon (B)
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in.
You will pay an evening visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, a landmark of Myanmar and one of the greatest wonders of the world. There will be a buffet dinner served at Karaweik Hall, which is a modern restaurant designed in the form of a huge Myanmar mythical bird, and which sits on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. You will spend the night in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Bago – Yangon (B/L/D)
In the morning you will take an 80 kilometer drive to visit Bago, the ancient capital of the 16th Century Mon Kingdom. Bago is famous for its traditional cheroot industry. On the way, there will be photo stops at Shwenyaungpin Nat Shrine (where visitors pray for safe journeys) and at Htauk Kyant, a war memorial cemetery compound which houses 27,000 stone graves of common wealth and Allied forces who fell during World War II.
You will explore the Bago local market, where you can buy a variety of local farm products and study the lifestyle of the villagers. You will also visit the ShweMawDaw Pagoda (the tallest pagoda in Myanmar, with a height of 114 meters) and the imposing Kanbawzathari Palace of King Bayintnaung ( 1551-1581 AD ). You will continue your tour at Kyaikpun, which houses four gigantic Buddha images, which sit facing the four cardinal points of the compass. You will end your tour exploring the stairways of Shwetharlyaung and the reclining Buddha image.
On the way back to Yangon, you can stop off at Karzine village to buy traditional medicine products made of preserved scorpion, which are displayed in jars and bottles of various sizes. You will stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon – Thanlyin - Yangon(B/L/D)
Today you will visit Thanlyin Syriam, which was a Portuguese colonial port during the 16th Century. En route, you will get to see lotus covered lakes and small wooden houses built in traditional village style. Upon arrival, you will visit the Kyauk Tan Yele Pagoda, situated in the middle of the river, and where you can enjoy feeding the huge catfish around the pagoda. The next must stop see is the Sacred Heart Church, built by the Portuguese during 18th Century. You will return to Yangon for a late lunch.
In the afternoon, you will begin driving through the heart of Yangon, with photo stops at Immanuel Baptist Church (built in 1885), City Hall, the High Court, and many other colonial style buildings. You will then visit Saint Mary's Cathedral, which is the biggest Catholic church in Myanmar. In the evening, You can walk on the banks of the Inya Lake before and overnight stay in Yangon.
Day 4: Yangon sightseeing (B/L/D)
You head off to visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, a landmark of Myanmar and one of the greatest wonders of the world. You will then see the Kyaukhtatgyi Buddha Image (which is fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha) before continuing to the Strand jetty to witness the daily life of the local people on the river. You will then visit Treasure Art Gallery, which has huge array of painting styles. Then it’s off to Beik Tha No Art Gallery, which preserves the artworks of earlier Myanmar painters. In the evening, you can visit World Peace Pagoda, built in 1954 in dedication to the Sixth Buddhist Council (1954-56). You’ll also go to Lawka Chanthar (the world’s biggest marble Buddha) and see the royal white elephant, before an overnight stay in Yangon.
Day 5: Yangon sightseeing - Departure (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will ride the Circular Train, which will give you a unique perspective on daily life in the city and the surrounding area. The station is a grand British colonial building that combines Burmese architectural style with functional Western elements. On the three-hour trip, you’ll see the scenery change from city to rural, and pass by ponds, villages and farms. You will then have lunch at a local restaurant, and if you want, you can ask your guide to take you to enjoy a traditional massage and spa treatment (optional). You will then transfer to the airport for your departing flight back to Vietnam, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi or HCMC. End of program.
This trip has been carefully designed to provide a unique experience in the destination, promote cultural understanding and exchange, flow smoothly from place to place, allow time for relaxation and exploration on your own, provide maximum value, and very importantly to be enjoyable. The itinerary can be modified to suit your tastes, timeframe, budget, and special interests- Pham Ha, CEO and Founder of Luxury Travel, Ltd.
Myanmar’s appeal to luxury travelers lies in the way it has been unaffected by modern developments. The country attracts an increasing number of high-end visitors with its colonial properties such as the Orient Express’ Governor’s Residence in Yangon and growing number of boutique hotels across the country. The deeply Buddhist “Land of the Golden Pagoda” resonates with a strong sense of place, undiluted by mass tourism and warmed by genuine hospitality. You will find atmospheric hotels and a network of well-maintained regional jets serving the main sites. On this latest Myanmar tour, you will discover the best places in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, while you also get to rest and relax on the best beach in Myanmar on the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. Ask luxury travel advisor team for visa and keep in mind that the Burmese economy remains largely cash-based.” - Pham Ha – Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Group Ltd.
Myanmar (Burma) offers a fascinating journey of discovery through one of South East Asia’s least visited, but most rewarding countries with its ancient temples, golden beaches and smiling faces. From the unforgettable temples in Bagan and Mandalay’s fabled history, to largely undiscovered white sand beaches at Ngapali and the placid waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar has a wealth of treasures that exceed the expectations of those who visit- Richard Parks, Luxury Travel UK .
Myanmar is like no other country in the world on the scale of interest and beauty. Local people are helpful and polite. Stephen and I fully enjoy the entire trip. I recommend Myanmar to all my friends who are planning future travels to unusual places. - Paul Tsou & Stephen Tsou
Very pleased with the organization of the tour- everything worked very well from hotels, bookings, access etc. Very pleased with our guides, only the guide and chauffeur in Mandalay seemed less than interested in the various sites and places, we visited. He did not seem particularly passionate about Mandalay and what the town had to offer visitors of different perspectives compared to other destinations in Myanmar. Special mention to Joyce at Inle lake and Min Min in Bagan for their knowledge, sense of humor and genuine interest in visitors. Very pleased with meeting different guides and people in the different locations. That gave a unique possibility to hear different views and speak with people genuinely passionate about their locations/towns and people. - Charlotte Christensen
We have returned home safely. Thank you for planning our luxury vacation to Myanmar. We were very happy with the arrangements you made. The hotels we stayed in were luxurious and we always had the best rooms. When possible, our guide made sure our rooms were the best the hotel had to offer. The vehicles were comfortable and well maintained. The drivers were very good and safe. Our daily schedule was flexible and the guides were there on time and would take us where ever we wanted to go. I would recommend Trader's hotel and Mt Popo as my two favorite. Our room at INLE lake was the best although there was a large tour there at the same time so very noisy. We enjoyed our guide Myo Aung Htet. He spoke English well and had a good sense of humor. I think he is a very good guide for Americans! Thank you for the lovely farewell dinner - What a beautiful pagoda restaurant. We will recommend you to our friends that would like to visit Myanmar. And of course if you want to visit Hawaii, please let us know. - Aloha, Paula and Tony Sussex
This was my favorite trip we have ever taken and Ha Pham's company has planned four of our trips to SE Asia for us, each with private guides and driver and staying at the all-time best hotels. We spent a couple of days in Singapore first to catch up with friends (like the Four Seasons there....breakfast is amazing and good location off of Orchard Rd and near Botanical Garden which is spectacular there. And flew Singapore Air through Frankfurt and Silk Air to Yangon. Suzanne Schaefer, New York, USA