This insightful program begins in the old colonial capital of Yangon. From here it’s a relaxed itinerary that introduces the inspiring landscapes of Burma, from Mandalay to Bagan and Heho to Inle Lake. Experience the integral part of Burmese life when you visit a tea shop in Yangon, visit the amazing temples of Bagan and explore the spectacular Inle Lake by private motorboat.

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Experience a sunset Yangon foodie tour by rickshaw.

Discover authentic Inle Lake and it's local crafts and villages.

Explore a series of Bagan's temples by e-bike.

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Day by day Itinerary of

Handpicked Burma

Day 1


On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2


Begin your day exploraing Burma's most revered temple, Shwedagon Pagoda. Continue to Kandawgyi Park with its vast lake, and then continue on to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. Afterwards, explore downtown Yangon on foot. After the sun sets, jump on a trishaw for a foodie tour around the city. (B)(D)

Day 3

Yangon - Mandalay

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay. On arrival, walk up to the top of Mandalay Hill. Continue to Palace Monastery and then Kyauktawgyi Pagoda to view the huge marble buddha. Finally visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. After lunch cruise up upriver to Mingun, where you can explore pagodas and meet local craftsmen. Return by boat to Mandalay. (B)

Day 4


Explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar. Ava is a short ferry ride across the river, with its small villages and scattered ruins. In Amapura visit a silk weaving workshop and the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge. (B)(L)

Day 5

Mandalay - Bagan

Fly to Bagan, where you will explore smaller and lesser known temples by e-bike. Experience a local style curry lunch and then continue by car to the main temples and finish the day watching the stunning sunset over the temples. (B)(L)

Day 6


See Burmese local life on a trip to the extinct volcano and pilgrimage site of Mount Popa. Climb the stairs to the top of the shrine and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. On the return stop at Shwe Hlaing village, famous for its toddy palm trees, where a local lunch is served. (B)(L)

Day 7


Enjoy the day at leisure in Bagan. (B)

Day 8

Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

Fly to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake, stopping en route at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery. On arrival board a boat and pass stilted villages, observe the famous leg-rowing fisherman and see floating gardens. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, and see local crafts at village stops. (B)

Day 9

Inle Lake - Sagar

Journey by boat to the sleepy village of Sagar where you will visit the iconic 'sunken' stupas. Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, famous for its homemade rice wine, and visit a nearby pottery village. Return to Inle after lunch. (B)(L)

Day 10

Inle Lake - Heho

After breakfast your trip ends with a transfer to Heho Airport. (B)

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