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10-Day Best of Myanmar

Tour route: Myanmar: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake

  • Tour code: IOT-0372
  • 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 Sightseeing

Welcome to Myanmar! Upon arrival at the Yangon airport, your local tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel for check-in and free at leisure until late afternoon. Before sunset, you will pay a visit to the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.Then you will pass by the Shwedagon Pagoda illuminated by beautiful lights.

Overnight: Yangon
Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing

Today we explore the city of Yangon from the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda housing a giant 70-metre-long reclining Buddha, and the octagonal-shaped golden Sule Pagoda. 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 afternoon head for the Bogyoke Aung San Market to find exotic souvenirs.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan

Today take a morning flight to ancient city of Bagan. Upon arrival you start to visit the colorful market town of Nyaung U and Bagan’s most significant shrines - 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, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to Myanmar’s most powerful “Nats” (local spirits). 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. On the way back to Bagan, visit a palm sugar workshop

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Bagan - Mandalay

Today take a morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to the town of Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar. Continue to visit City Harbor Bridge and then have lunch.
In the afternoon visit a nunnery in the Sagaing Hill where nearly one thousand nuns live and study Buddhist scriptures. We then take a boat to view the sunset at the world’s longest teak bridge - the U Bein Bridge over the enchanting Taungthaman Lake

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Mandalay Sightseeing

Start the day with a boat trip (about 1 hr) across the Ayeyarwaddy River. Explore the ancient city of Mingun by visiting the world’s largest ring bell Mingun Bell, the unfinished huge Mingun Pagoda referred to as the world's biggest pile of bricks, the Settawya Pagoda with a marble foot print of Buddha, and the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda nearby.
Then, return to Mandalay to visit Mahamuni Pagoda home to one of the country's most revered Buddha images, the magnificent Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery) built from the 19th-century Royal Palace and last, the Kuthodaw Pagoda whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title 'World's Biggest Book'. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset at Mandalay Hill

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast, take the flight to Heho and drive to Inle Lake for hotel check-in. Then head for the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most famous one in Inle Lake region. Pay a visit to a local village to see the production of traditional silks on wooden handlooms and iron ware. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Inle Lake Discovery

After breakfast, you have a half day sightseeing of the Inle Lake. First visit a local market, then take a scenic boat ride through a long channel where you watch the farmers cultivate their produce. Reach the peaceful Indein Village to see a nice pagoda, the ruins, and watch people go about their daily activities. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon is your leisure time.

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. Transfer to hotel. Free at leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Yangon, Departure

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time till your tour guide escort you to the airport for your departure flight. 

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: Best of Myanmar

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Clients: chris_f195

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: Jaxter12186258

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: jemanz

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: Joanne McInnes

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: Karabak

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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