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Planning your trip to Myanmar

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Planning your trip to Myanmar

Planning a trip to Myanmar may seem a bit daunting due to its size and all the interesting places to go and things to see. There is no need to worry though; planning your trip can be easy and exciting. There is plenty of information available and we will be able to assist you with the logistics of planning your trip!


A Variety of Choices……

Morning in Yangon

Many travelers will choose to begin their trip in Yangon, the former capital and largest city in Myanmar. Located in the Irrawaddy delta region, Yangon is the heartbeat of the country and a melting pot of exotic sights and sounds. Join us for a “Local Morning in Yangon” which is a great way to explore the outskirts of the city and interact with locals. We will take you on a local train route that circles around the city, stopping along the way to disembark and explore a village marketplace. This tour is only in the morning, so you’ll be back by noon time to explore more Yangon on your own or continue your travels to your next location.

Yangon - Karaweik


Glimpses of Myanmar

The “Glimpses of Myanmar” tour will take you to the four most popular spots in Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan. The trip will start in Yangon and from there onwards to Bagan to explore the famed temples and pagodas of the region. The next stop is Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar and home to the world’s largest book and from there we will carry on to the picturesque Inle Lake in Shan State, a absolute must-see place in Myanmar. The whole trip will last seven days and this is a great option for those who have a tight schedule but want to see as much of the country as possible.



For the Adventurous Traveler……

Off the Beaten Track in the Far North

For those looking for a real adventure off the beaten path, then we recommend our “Trek around Putao” tour! Putao is located in the remote north part of the country and is rarely visited by tourists. This is a completely different region of the country, both culturally and environmentally as Putao is the gateway to the sliver of the Himalayan Mountains that are part of Myanmar. Here you will explore lush green valleys and see snow-capped peaks in the distance. This tour is for those who don’t mind getting a little dirty as we will be hiking into the mountains to remote villages’ home to various ethnic tribes of the region. This is by far one of the most unique places you can visit during your time in Myanmar.



Traveling Essentials

The most ideal place to begin your trip to Myanmar is Yangon. Yangon International Airport has grown in the last few years and now caters to flight from around the world. Arriving in Yangon is also ideal because there are regular buses, train and domestic flight services to all other major parts of the country. Obtaining a visa to enter Myanmar has become a lot easier as well. You can now apply for a visa-on-arrival using a secure website which will process the visa in 1-3 business days. We can assist you with this process if you have any questions or concerns.




These are just some suggestions about where to go during your stay in Myanmar. Myanmar is an expansive country and there is definitely a lot to see and do. While some people will only have time to visit the major cities and sites, others will have some time to explore more rural and lesser-visited spots. Whatever traveler you are though, you will surely have a memorable experience. We’ll be happy to assist you with your planning process and recommend checking out our website for more information about other tours we offer.



Lawkananda Pagoda Oil Lamp Ceremony

Destination: Bagan

Be enchanted by one of Myanmar’s most serene traditions: an oil lamp lighting ceremony. As the sun sets over Bagan, join locals to illuminate hundreds of small candles at the base of a serene pagoda. Earn merit and gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism through this authentic local experience.

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Food Donation to Monks

Destination: Bagan

Discover the deep spiritualism of Myanmar by partaking in a special Buddhist ceremony. Visit a monastery in Bagan and donate food to monks, receiving a traditional blessing in return. This serene experience is certain to bring you closer to Myanmar’s culture and create lasting memories.

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Tea shops and Food tour by trishaw

Destination: Mandalay 

Get a true taste of Myanmar culture with this memorable Mandalay food tour. Travel by local pedal-powered trishaws through vibrant neighborhoods, stopping to peruse produce markets and rub elbows with the locals at popular tea shops. Along the way, tantalize the taste buds with traditional snacks and other mouth-watering delights. 

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