Burmese Days is a delightful 5-day Myanmar tour program that immerses you in the essence of Myanmar. Traveling across the major cities of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake, you can expect to see a country that has not changed significantly since George Orwell's famous classic Burmese Days. However, it is imperative that you discover for yourself Myanmar's wondrous sights and friendly people in order to fully experience the charm of this captivating country.
Your Myanmar package tour starts in Yangon, the country's economic capital. Despite being the most bustling city, Yangon still exudes an intriguing charm with gleaming pagodas, picturesque lakes and vintage vehicles plying its leafy avenues. An orientation tour of Yangon's downtown attractions, local teashops, Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda's reclining Buddha statue and the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda which takes on a magical aura at dusk, will definitely leave you in awe.
A short flight leads to Bagan, an ancient capital situated in Myanmar's central plains. Dotted with thousands of pagodas and flanked by the mighty Irrawaddy River, Bagan constitutes one of Southeast Asia's grandest archaeological sites. We will bring you to visit some of Bagan's most iconic temples as well as a traditional lacquer ware workshop to witness the richness of Burmese culture and history.
You will then fly to Heho, where a scenic drive through the countryside leads you to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Located in eastern Shan state, Inle Lake is a huge freshwater lake ringed by undulating mountains. On this atmospheric lake, you will discover tranquil villages on stilts, Inthar fishermen with their peculiar one-legged rowing skills, bustling ethnic markets as well as local cottage industries.
Finally, fly back Yangon for another day of discovery in Myanmar. If time permits, enjoy a ride on the circle train to the city outskirts for a real taste of local life or stroll the cobblestone lanes of Bogyoke Market for Burmese souvenirs and artwork. This fascinating Myanmar tour will no doubt leave you with wonderful memories of your Burmese days long after the trip has concluded.
If you are interested to learn about Myanmar in greater depth, we recommend you to visit the Golden Rock, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site near Yangon, or venture into the Delta to see the rural lifestyles around Yangon.