9 Days Myanmar Family Adventure with Mount Popa

Yangon — Bagan — Heho — Inle Lake

The whole family will be intrigued by magical Myanmar. Explore and discover it together on this fascinating family activity holiday off the main tourist trail. Myanmar is a beautiful and culturally rich country and with its gates recently opened up to tourism, now is the time to visit this fast-emerging destination. Travel back in time and experience Myanmar's ancient treasures, golden temples, bustling markets and meet the inviting locals. Along the way, you can enjoy magnificent landscapes untouched by mass tourism as you travel on foot, by bike and on a traditional horse and cart.

ENQUIRE  Curate My Myanmar Experience

SKU: 10540.
Day 1 | D
Arrive Yangon

Arrive Yangon. Transfer by private vehicle to the hotel and check in if room is available. A mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.

After lunch, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and after a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown.

In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics. Enjoy International Buffet dinner with Cultural Show for your welcome.

Dinner at Karaweik Palace.

Day 2 | B, L, D
Explore Yangon

Explore Yangon’s colonial buildings and parks and then head out to Twante, a pottery village known for producing some of Myanmar’s best terracotta works. Have a go at producing your own clay souvenir.

Day 3 | B, L, D
Fly to Bagan and explore temples

Upon arrival in Bagan, start your temple tour with a horse and cart ride around Nyaung U market, the largest market in the region. Explore cottage industries and a selection of temples such as the gilded Shwezigon Stupa, Kyansitha – a cave temple – and Ananda temple with its four standing Buddhas. Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Ayerwaddy River.

Day 4 | B, L, D
Mount Popa – Local village

Drive to Mount Popa where you will have the opportunity to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. In the afternoon we visit a family run toddy shop where you can observe the process of making caramel candies from the sap of toddy palms. On the way back, stop at Set Set Yoe Village where the young boys and girls are wearing the traditional hair style (classic hair style).

Day 5 | B, L, D
Cycling tour of Bagan’s temples

Cycle into the ancient Kingdom of Bagan, first stopping at Myingaba village to learn how Bagan’s famous lacquerware crafts are produced. Continue to Myingaba Gubyaukgi Temple which houses Bagan’s best preserved mural paintings, enjoy panoramic views of Bagan from Dhamayazeka Zedi and proceed to Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset over the Ayerwaddy River.

Day 6 | B, L, D
Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake

Visit the main market in Heho and on the way to Inle Lake, stop and learn how Shan umbrellas are made. Descend through the beautiful hills of Shan State to Inle Lake and visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, home to some of the country’s most sacred Buddha statues covered in gold leaf.

Day 7 | B, L, D
Boat trip to Indein Pagoda

Head off by boat down a small river and then walk through bamboo groves to the Indein Pagoda complex, a field covered with ancient pagodas built over 1,000 years ago. Stop off at a conservation centre for Burmese felines.

Day 8 | B, L, D
Fly to Yangon and explore the city

Explore Yangon starting with Lawka Chanthar – the world’s biggest marble Buddha. Visit Bogyoke Market to find the best souvenir of Myanmar, continue round the quaint Yangon Old Quarter, visit a local pharmacy to learn about Myanmar traditional medicine and enjoy walking in the Kandawgyi Garden followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9 | D

Enjoy the morning at your leisure until your transfer to Yangon International Airport for your flight home.

Package Includes:

  • All accommodation as per itinerary with breakfast
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All activities and sightseeing expenses
  • Private vehicle with driver
  • Domestic flights as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Package Excludes:

  • International airfare with taxes and fuel charges
  • All beverages
  • All personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver

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