Budget Tour Myanmar is designed for you to visit all the highlights of Myanmar, at a fast pace, traveling by night with the VIP bus, in order to save time and money that you would have had to pay for the nights of accommodation. You will visit Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake, saving the […]
Budget Tour Myanmar is designed for you to visit all the highlights of Myanmar, at a fast pace, traveling by night with the VIP bus, in order to save time and money that you would have had to pay for the nights of accommodation. You will visit Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake, saving the best for last. It is definitely a budget tour and we have the strongest belief that it is the cheapest tour of Myanmar that you can get. Please note that english speaking guides are not included in the 599$/person and that the price is based for 2 persons sharing a double room. Price for a single traveler for the budget tour in Burma may vary.
Arrival in Yangon according to individual flight schedule. Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! Your budget tour it’s about to begin!
The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, remains Myanmar largest city and continues to be the country’s most important commercial hub and gateway for most of its international visitors. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing and genuine places in all of Southeast Asia.
We will transfer you to hotel for check-in, having the rest of your day at your disposal, to rest or to explore the downtown area.
Early morning we visit Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most impressive golden stupas in the world. We will visit this place early in the morning so that it doesn’t get crowded and also to have good light for photos. Breakfast back at the hotel. After breakfast we visit Sule Pagoda and Chaukhtatgyi Temple, where you can see one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia, followed by a walk through the old city and Chinatown, with a short stop at the Scots Market, a place for souvenirs and traditional food. In the evening we will transfer you to the bus station from where we get in the VIP bus to Mandalay. Travel is done during night time, so we’ll get at Mandalay early in the morning.
The last capital of the third Myanmar Empire, Mandalay is situated in the centre of the country, some 668 km due north of Yangon. It is the largest city after Yangon and is both a bustling commercial centre and a repository of ancient culture. With the remains of the old Royal City, sacred monasteries and numerous other places of interest, Mandalay is a showcase for Myanmar art and architecture and is known as the country’s cultural capital. It is also noted for woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk cloth, and other traditional craft products.
Sightseeing today will include the spiritually important Mahamuni Pagoda, which houses one the most famous seated Buddha images in all Myanmar. Continue to the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), an imposing teak monastery-temple that was originally built within the palace complex but subsequently dismantled and rebuilt some years later.
After lunch we continue to visit Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate Royal Capital. Finish the day with the iconic U Bien’s Bridge for sunset with boats, which spans Taungthaman Lake and is the longest teak footbridge in the world. It is often busy with locals ‘commuting’ back and forth which makes for an attractive photo opportunity.
Mandalay – Boat Mingun – Mandalay
After breakfast, we take the boat and cross Irrawaddy River getting to Mingun, where you can see what was supposed to be the biggest pagoda in the world, Mingun bell (the 3RD biggest bell in the world) and handicraft stores.
After returning to Mandalay, you can visit the best pastry shop in Myanmar, the Royal Palace and admire the sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Mandalay – Bagan
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the VIP bus that will take you to Bagan.
In Bagan, after check in at your hotel, you will be taken to admire the sunset from a pagoda, having the rest of your evening at your disposal.
Bagan – Nyaung Shwe (Inle lake)
Early morning you can go for a balloon tour (which has to be booked in advance) or go to a viewpoint from where you can see the balloons rising above the pagodas.
This is a day dedicated to Bagan (one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world). You will visit colorful markets and Shwezigon pagoda. Your itinerary will take you to Gu Byanukk Gyi – the famous rock temple dating from the 13th century – and to the Htilominlo temple. For the first part of the day, you will have a car at your disposal and in the afternoon you can explore the dusty pathways from the Bagan temple complex in a cart pulled by oxen. The day will end in one of the best places to take a photograph of the ancient temples in the warm sunset light.
Transfer to the VIP bus that will take you to Nyaung Shwe (Inle lake).
Early morning we’ll take the boat to Indein where there are more than 1,000 stupas. We’ll spend the whole day on Inle Lake visiting floating gardens, a local market, Phaung Daw Oo, a sacred Buddhist temples and Jumping Cat Monastery.
You can have lunch at a local restaurant on the lake.
The day will end with a beautiful sunset on Inle lake.
Inle Lake – Yangon
After breakfast you can visit more handicraft stores on the lake and Nyaung Shwe, the main access point for Inle Lake. Also, you can visit a local home and serve a traditional lunch.
In the evening, transfer to the VIP bus that will take us to Yangon.
Yangon – Departure
You will arrive in Yangon early in the morning. According to the time of your international departure, we can transfer you directly to the airport or to provide you with a car and driver at your disposal for the rest of the day, to buy souvenirs or visit a jade store and to enjoy another day in Yangon. The Budget Tour in Myanmar comes to an end and you hope you will have enjoyed it!
Imagine floating over thousand-year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy river, watching the sun rise slowly from the distant mountains. This wonder lasts about one hour and takes off daily from October through to end of March. There are no age restrictions about who is allowed on board. Passengers should be fit enough to climb in and out of the platform and be able to stand for about an hour. Young children, disabled persons and pregnant women may be limited to very calm weather conditions.