Myanmar Odyssey


Myanmar is a country caught in a time warp, isolated from the rest of the world for more than 30 years, and leaping precipitously into modernity. Each day new shops spring up. Modern hotels are under construction in every city. Restaurants are catering to a rapidly growing tourist market. This trip covers some of the highlights of Burma, traveling from Yangon and Pegu, at the mouth of the Irawaddy River, up to Inle Lake in Shan State, east to Pindaya; northeast to the Mandalay and the ancient kingdom of Amarapura. Then you turn south to Bagan, city of 5,000 pagodas; and Mt. Popa, home to the nats, before returning to Yangon.

For beachgoers, from Yangon, there is an extension to Ngapali for a bit of R&R.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Yangon. SUnset at Shwedagon. Walk through China Town.

Day 2

Train Ride. Visit Sule Pagoda, market and walk through British Buildings. National Museum, meeting with monks, Scotts Market.

Day 3

Fly to Heho. Visit Taungyii, market and wine tasting. Drive to Inle Lake.

Day 4

Tour Inle Lake including Ywar Ma Village, meeting with fisherman, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.

Day 5

Drive to Pindaya and visit caves.

Day 6

Visit market and umbrella factory. Fly to Mandalay.

Day 7

Explore Mandalay – Kuthodaw Paya, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and Shwendandaw Kyaung, handicraft workshops and Zegyo Market. Evening marionette show.

Day 8

4 AM visit to Mahamuni Temple to wash Buddha. Head out to Amarapura and Sagaing Hills. Sunset on Mandalay Hill.

Day 9

Drive Monywa and visit the caves.

Day 10

Drive Pakkoku, visiting villages along the way. Take a 2 hour boat ride down the Irawaddy to Bagan.

Day 11

Balloon over Bagan. Then tour city, including archeological museum, school and pagodas.

Day 12

Excursion to Mt. Popa and Salay.

Day 13

More touring in Bagan including market and laquerware. Evening flight to Yangon.

Day 14

OPTION 1: Free day with car available until departure or OPTION 2: Start Ngapali Extension – Fly Ngapali and rest of day at leisure.

Day 15

Free day on the beach.

Day 16

Free day on the beach.

Day 17

Fly Yangon and afternoon free to explore.

Day 18

Depart Myanmar for home.