Trip idea in Myanmar (Burma)

Burmese Insights

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,740 per person
Duration
8 days
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A "classic" trip with a difference, this itinerary takes you to some of Mynamar's 'must sees' - places like Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan. The twist comes with what you do in each place - as well as seeing our most beautiful and famous temples and buildings, we'll also give you experiences of everyday life in Myanmar.

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Buddhism in Myanmar
Almost 90% of the population of Myanmar are Buddhist, primarily following the Theravada branch of the religion. Myanmar has been judged to be the most Buddhist nation anywhere when consideration is given to the proportion of total family income that is spent on religious pursuits, and also the number of monks as a proportion of the total population. For many Burmese Buddhists, merit making is the bread and butter of their religious observance. Acts of charity or general good deeds bestow merit, and the more merit gathered in a lifetime adds up to a positive rebirth for the next life. Most Buddhist homes in Myanmar will have a little shrine, which could simply be an ornamental shelf, displaying a Buddha - often seated on an ornamental throne - with a few flowers, maybe some fruit, and a candle or two. There are many festivals related to Buddhism in Myanmar, notably Thingyan water festival, which falls in April, Vesak full moon festival, and many pagoda festivals which are held on various dates throughout the year, usually on the full moon.
Day 1
Yangon
  • Transfer from Yangon International airport to your hotel
  • The Ghosts of Yangon - a tour of notable Burmese tombs
  • Bogyoke Aung San Museum
  • Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon
Day 2
Yangon
  • Local life – rural Dala by trishaw
Inle Lake
Day 3
Inle Lake
  • Transfer from Yangon to the international airport
  • Flight from Yangon to Heho
  • Transfer from Heho airport to your hotel near Inle Lake
  • The sacred Buddha statues of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
  • Lunch at local house of five sisters
  • Inpawkhon weaving village
Inle Lake, Mandalay
Day 4
Inle Lake, Mandalay
  • Inn Dain
  • Transfer from Inle Lake to Heho airport
  • Flight from Heho to Mandalay
  • Explore Amarapura & U Bein Bridge (optional rowboat ride)
Mandalay
Day 5
Mandalay
  • Taung Pyone Village
  • Train ride from Taung Pyong Village to Thaye Zay station
  • Yankin Hill & Yaykyi Village
  • Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw & Mandalay Hill
Bagan
Day 6
Bagan
  • Transfer from Mandalay to the airport
  • Flight from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Transfer from Bagan airport to your hotel
  • Explore the stalls at Nyaung U Market
  • Get a taste of local life at Taung Bi Village
Bagan
Day 7
Bagan
  • Chauk Market & surroundings
  • Sunset cruise over Ayeyarwaddy River
Yangon
Day 8
Yangon
  • Transfer from Bagan to the airport
  • Flight from Bagan to Yangon
  • Car and Guide at Disposal in Yangon
  • Transfer from Yangon to the international airport