Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia - twice as large as Vietnam and approximately the size of Great Britain and France combined. Within the borders are as many as 135 nationalities each with their own languages and dialects. Travel on this trip to hill tribe villages that are not part of the typical tourist route - Mindat, Kentung, Kalaw. Spend time in villages and markets with the locals and enjoy their engaging simplicity. At the same time, you will not miss out on classic Myanmar, visiting Bagan, Mandalay and Inle as well.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $7795.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)

Dates: Monday, January 27, 2014 - Saturday, February 15, 2014

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Yangon; Shwedagon at Sunset.
Day 2 Tour Yangon including Sule and Botataung Pagoda.
Day 3 Fly to Bagan on W14(0615/0735); Tour temples and area.
Day 4 Visit Mt. Popa. Excursion to Kyauk Gu U Min and sunset boatride on Irawaddy.
Day 5 Boat to Pakkoku. Drive Mindat and visit Pauk. Return to Mt. Victoria Park.
Day 6 Explore Mindat hill tribes.
Day 7 Return to Bagan via Kyauk Htu, Pauk, Kamma, Kyun Chaung to Chauk back to Bagan.
Day 8 Fly to Mandalay on W14(0805/0835) and explore city � handicraft workshops, market, temples, sunset on Mandalay Hill. PM marionette show.
Day 9 Fly to Mandalay on W14(0805/0835) and explore city � handicraft workshops, market, temples, sunset on Mandalay Hill. PM marionette show.
Day 10 Fly to Tachilek on W411/41(1100/1210). Drive Kentung.
Day 11 Visit town and Kengtung hill tribes.
Day 12 Visit town and Kengtung hill tribes.
Day 13 Fly to Heho on W119/12(1420/1515) and drive to Kalaw.
Day 14 After visiting some hill tribes, drive to Pindaya.
Day 15 Tour Buddha caves, local market and enjoy a boat ride on Inle Lake to In Dein village.
Day 16 Visit villages and meet with fisherman on Inle Lake.
Day 17 Visit villages and meet with fisherman on Inle Lake.
Day 18 Drive back to Heho and fly to Yangon.
Day 19 Transfer for your flight home.

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Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!

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