Half of the Classic
Yangon – Bagan - Mandalay

Highlights

  • Visit the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda
  • With 3,000 temples to explore, Bagan is a fascinating destination
  • Take a day cruise along the Irrawaddy River

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Day 1 – Arrive - Yangon
You will be met at the airport by our English-speaking guide, and transferred to your hotel in Yangon. Relax and enjoy the comforts of your hotel or take a walk through the bustling streets, the afternoon and evening will be at your leisure. Overnight – Sule Shang Ri La
Day 2 – Yangon
This morning, go on a cultural walk through downtown with your guide. Explore some of the many British colonial buildings, while your guide explains a bit about their history. In the afternoon, make your way to Aung San Museum, and take a walk around the magnificent Kandawgyi Lake, otherwise known as the Royal Lake. As evening approaches walk around the beautifully lit Shwedagon Pagoda, the countries most important monument. Overnight – Sule Shang Ri La
Day 3 – Yangon – Bagan
Take an early morning flight to Bagan, one of the most important archeological sites in the world. You will have a full day, exploring the temples with you knowledgeable guide. In the evening, hop on a sunset cruise along the Irrawaddy River to cap off an extraordinary day. Overnight – Bagan Lodge
Day 4 – Bagan
Following breakfast, join your guide for a trip to Mt Popa, situated an hours drive from Bagan. Climb this extinct volcano, for panoramic views across the plains below. Return to Bagan via a toddy farm, where local liquor is made. You will have the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight – Bagan Lodge
Day 5 – Bagan - Mandalay
Today, board a relaxing cruise along the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay. Enjoy the slower pace of life, while observing rural life along the banks of this great river. Overnight – Mandalay Hill Resort
Day 6 – Mandalay
Close to Mandalay, you will find three further ancient capitals, and today you will go on a tour exploring each one. Start the day with a visit Amarapura, where you will find the famous U Bein Bridge. Following this make your way to Inwa, where you will be taken around by horse cart, before ending your day at Sagaing. There is a magnificent sunset view of Mandalay from the summit of Sagaing Hill here. Overnight – Mandalay Hill Resort
Day 7 – Mandalay – Depart
For your final morning in Myanmar, visit the Shwenandaw Monastery. This beautiful structure was built in 1880, and is the sole surviving original structure of Mandalay following bombings in World War 2. Enjoy your last taste of Myanmar food for lunch, before heading to the airport for your international flight.