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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Classic Myanmar Adventure tour
Bagan Mandalay Classic Myanmar Adventure Trip

Classic Myanmar Adventure

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
14 days
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  • Explore intriguing yangon
  • Visit the shwedagon pagoda
  • Stroll mandalay's temples
  • Experience the ancient ruins of bagan
  • Relax at inle lake

Short Description

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious nation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of Southeast Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique floating gardens, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay, and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await — come find them.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Yangon
End City Yangon

Travel Theme

Cultural Transformative


Cities & Attractions

Bagan Mandalay Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: LinkAge Training Restaurant
  • Yangon
  • Shwedagon Pagoda visit (Yangon)
  • Mandalay combo entry ticket (includes most sights in Mandalay)
  • Golden Rock visit
  • Reclining Buddha
  • Htauk Kyunt War memorial
  • Amarapura visit
  • Sagaing visit
  • Bagan Archaeological Zone guided tour
  • Inle Lake boat tour including floating villages (half-day)
  • Shwemawdaw Stupa visit
  • Mingun boat trip
  • Local slow train
  • U Bein Bridge visit
  • Mahagandayong Monastery visit
  • Sagaing Hills Meditation Centre visit
  • Mt Popa visit
  • Hilltribe hike (half-day)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Day 1 Yangon

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Yangon/Kin Pun (1B)

Travel through the delta and over the Sittang River to Kin Pun. From Kin Pun, the pilgrimage road runs for 10km to the 1200m high pagoda on the famous Golden Rock. Ride a typical Myanmar passenger truck up the mountain, then hike a short distance to the summit to reach the Golden Rock Pagoda. Included Activities: Shwedagon Pagoda Visit Golden Rock Pagoda Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Kin Pun/Yangon (1B)

Travel back to Yangon, stopping in Mingaladon to see a reclining Buddha or the Htauk Kyant War memorial. Included Activities: Reclining Buddha Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Yangon/Mandalay (1B)

Fly to Mandalay and visit the famous Golden Monastery (Shwenandaw), the only building still standing from the one hundred plus that once stood on the palace grounds. From here, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda and look at its 729 marble slabs displaying the entire Buddhist canon. After lunch, explore the Mahamuni Temple which houses the country´s holiest Buddha image, the 3.5m tall Arakan Buddha, made of bronze and gold leaf. Later, visit the workshops of gold leaf and marble carvers. Opt to climb to the top of Mandalay Hill for a bird´s eye view and a visit to the Shwe Kyin Monastery for sunset. Included Activities: Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda Visit Mahamuni Pagoda (Buddha Temple) Visit Shwe Kyin Monastery Visit Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 5 Mandalay (1B)

Head out in the morning to visit the former capital of Amarapura (Sanskrit for "Beautiful Town"). Walk over the world´s longest teak bridge, U Bein, and visit Sagaing Hill for fascinating views over the pagodas and monasteries dotting the landscape down to the Ayeyarwady River. In the afternoon travel by boat along the mighty Ayeyarwady River, enjoying sights of washerwomen, buffalo carts, and daily life along the riverbank. Visit the village of Mingun before returning to Mandalay for the evening. Included Activities: U Bein Bridge Walk Sagaing Hill Visit Transport: Hop the boat to Mingun village for the 1 hr ride across. After, take the same route back to Mandalay (2 hrs roundtrip). Boat (1.00 hour(s), 10km)

Day 6 Mandalay/Bagan (1B)

Transfer from Mandalay to ancient Bagan. Enjoy free time on arrival. Transport: Local bus

Day 7 Bagan (1B)

In the morning, wander through the marketplace of Nyaung Oo and get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Myanma people. Next, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, the only golden pagoda in the Bagan area. Continue to the caves of Kyanzittha Umin. In Gubyaukgyi, a perfect Indian-style temple, view hundreds of frescoes illustrating stories of the Buddha. Finally, visit the huge Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, explore Manuha Temple before checking out the elaborate stone engravings at Nanpaya Temple. Head south to witness the beautiful Abeyadama Temple and finally the Lawkananda Pagoda, a landmark of Ayeyarwady fishermen. Visit traditional manufacturers of unique Bagan lacquerware and relax at one of the pagodas as the sun sets over Bagan. Included Activities: Nyaung Oo Marketplace Shwezigon Pagoda Htilominlo Temple Visit Manuha Temple Visit Nanpaya Temple Lawkananda Pagoda Bagan Lacquerware Manufacturers Visit

Day 8 Bagan (1B)

If you plan to take a hot air balloon ride in Bagan, this is the best day to do it. Keep in mind this should be reserved in advance and the ballooning season is from Oct 1 to March 31 every year.

Day 9 Bagan/Kalaw (1B)

Leave early to reach Kalaw. Journey through sun-parched plains sprinkled with Palmyra palms to the 'Mountain of Deities', Popa. Climb a staircase (about 20 mins) up the huge volcanic rock to see shrines for Nats (celestial spirits of Myanma mythology) and small temples dedicated to the Buddha. On the climb up, pass many food stalls and shops selling herbal remedies. Continue to Kalaw for the evening. Included Activities: Toddy Palm Farm Visit Mount Popa Visit Transport: After two hours, stop for a visit to Mt Popa. Continue on for another six to reach Kalaw. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 260km)

Day 10 Kalaw (1B, 1L)

Explore the countryside whilst enjoying the cooler air at 1320m above sea level. Pass through tea plantations, citrus groves and tribal villages. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Kalaw. Included Activities: Kalaw Hike

Day 11 Kalaw/Inle Lake (1B)

Enjoy a free morning to explore Kalaw's vibrant market or visit Aung Chan Tha Zedi, with its sparkling gold and silver glass mosaics, or the Hnee Pagoda with its 500-year-old bamboo Buddha. After lunch, jump on board the local train to Lake Inle for an immersive journey through rural stations, stunning mountain scenery, and village life. Transport: Take the slow train for a scenic trip through Myanmar's rural stations with views of the stunning mountains and village life. Local train (3.00-3.50 hours) Arrive to Nyuanshwe, the largest village in the Inle Lake area. Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours)

Day 12 Inle Lake (1B)

Travel through a small creek by longtail boat to enjoy one of the most scenic boat tours in Inle Lake. The boat tour will go to Indein, at the western end of the Lake, where farmers can be observed cultivating their produce. Visit some of the intriguing floating villages and investigate the great Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its five holy Buddha images. Included Activities: Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Visit Boat Tour

Day 13 Inle Lake/Yangon (1B, 1D)

After breakfast, board a flight back Yangon. The afternoon is free to explore the markets and sights of Yangon with plenty of time for some last minute shopping before dinner together at a G Adventures-supported project. Included Activities: LinkAge Training Restaurant Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 30km) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle

Day 14 Yangon (1B)

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private bus, public bus, plane, boat, bicycle, walking.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


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Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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