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9-Day Myanmar Highlights Tour

Tour route: Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay

  • Tour code: ODY-MM-001
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Yangon at Sunset

Upon your arrival in Yangon, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. After a short rest, we will go to visit Shwedagon Pagoda and try to catch the fabulous sunset there. You will have a chance to watch the color changing over 40 tons of gold leaf.

Overnight: Yangon
Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Yangon City Tour

Today, we explore the city of Yangon from the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and Sule Pagoda. After a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park with Maha Bandoola Garden to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indiantown and Chinatown. In the afternoon, you will visit Bogyoke Aung San Museum and pay a stroll along the bank of Inya Lake.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan

In the morning you will be escorted to airport for your flight to Bagan. Upon your arrival, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. And then, we start to visit the Nyaung-U Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, pay a visit to a lacquer-ware workshop to see Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts before exploring the amazing mural paintings at the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple. Later on, watch the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Bagan Sightseeing

This morning, we start a scenic drive to Mount Popa. Along the way, stop by a Local Village to learn about local culture and lifestyle. For the energetic, there is time to climb up 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Have a lunch at a hill resort. Get back to Bagan to visit Ananda Temple and then relax in your hotel for fabulous sunset view.

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast at hotel, fly to Heho and drive around 1 hour to the pier for private boat to your hotel in Inle Lake for check-in and have a short rest. Onward visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar. Lunch overlook the lake. 

Visit silk weaving on wooden handlooms and also visit local blacksmiths workshops before back to the hotel for rest. Enjoy the sunset view at your hotel from the outlook sitting.

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Inle Lake Discovery

The whole day sightseeing to Inle Lake, including a Local Market and Indein village, the western end of the Lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. This ride is one of the most scenic boat tours on Lake Inle. Afternoon back to hotel and the rest day is yours for free at leisure, just relax and enjoy the quiet and peace time.

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, be free at leisure until time to transfer to Heho airport for afternoon flight to Mandalay. Up on arrival proceed directly to enjoy a Sunset on the boat to view the 1.2km long U Bein Bridge which is 162 years old. After that, transfer to your hotel for check-in and leisure in the evening.

Overnight: Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Mandalay Sightseeing

Today you will visit City Harbor Bridge and continue to Saggaing Hill. The afternoon's tour begin with Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery (Shwe Kyaung). Continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda, known also as the world’s biggest book. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset at Mandalay Hill, 230 meters in elevation, commands a magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside.

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Mandalay, Departure

After breakfast, drive to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study the Buddha scripture. If time allows, you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. And then drive to the airport for flight to next destination.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.


Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.


Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Myanmar Highlights Tour

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Clients: chr***5

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Monica Mo
We have used Odyssey Tours before which is why we used them again for Myanmar. Their execution is faultless. The supplied guides spoke English at a high level and knew a great deal about their culture. Apart form Yangon, we went to Bagan, Inle Lake, Heho. Every place was well worth seeing and provided quite a contrast in some ways. The accommodation and included meals were al truly top rate. This is to be highly recommended
Rating: July 13th, 2017

Clients: Jax***8

Travel Consultant:
Allison Chiang
Well this year it was Myanmar and our third trip organised by Allison at IOT, having previously been to Cambodia and Vietnam. It is a wonderful country slowly adapting to mass tourism. My recommendation - visit sooner rather than later whilst relatively unspoilt.

A super trip starting in Yangon with the Schewedagon temple, colonial buildings and walks around the local markets. We then went on to Bagan with the many ancient temples and stupas. Best seen from a balloon ride at sunrise and the trip organised with Oriental Ballooning did not disappoint. T the end of the day there were super sunsets in the peace and quiet of the plains. Our final stop was Mandalay which included a lovely river trip and a visit to Mingun. 

The accommodation was first class with a special mention to the Belmond Governor’s Residence at Yangon which was excellent. Aureum Palace at Bagan with a lakeside villa came a close second.

All our guides had excellent knowledge which they were keen to share and all spoke excellent english. It was nice to have a couple of lady guides for a change. The local drivers were excellent. 

Food during the day was varied and dietary requirements easily accommodated. 

We can not speak highly enough of Allison and her organisational skills and desire to help and adapt situations to meet our needs and make this another memorable holiday. Thank you and to all those behind the scene at IOT. 

Would I recommend IOT to organise a holiday? Yes, yes, yes.

Rating: April 15th, 2017

Clients: jem***z

Travel Consultant:
Nikki Xia
This was part of a 2 week tour we did with Odyssey. Our guide (Maw Hein) and driver were great. Having a local who knew all the tips and info made such a difference to our experience. There is so much we would have missed without his expertise. Thank-you Nikki from Odyssey for putting together such a great tour for us.

Rating: April 12th, 2017

Clients: Joa***s

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Bruce Peng
I am so looking forward to my 7 day Myanmar Photo Tour that I will be taking in November. Bruce Peng is my travel consultant and he has gone out of his way to answer all my questions and offer helpful suggestions. The reviews I have read of Odyssey tours are wonderful and I am so anxious to start my trip!
Rating: March 31st, 2017

Clients: Kar***k

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Joan Qin
These guys are professionals. You couldn't do better. We travelled with Indochina Odyssey Tours over 3 weeks in Myanmar and they didn't miss a beat. Very personable guides, punctual, polite - would definitely use them again

Rating: March 29th, 2017
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