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Typical Burmese curry lunch with all the fixins!
Mandalay Munchies: A Culinary Discovery - 2-Day Tour

Perhaps you have tasted fiery Thai curry and slurped steaming bowls of Vietnamese noodles. But most foreign travelers have no idea what to expect from Myanmar food. This two-day Mandalay city tour introduces you to the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine as well as the country’s foodie culture.

Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days
Map of Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days
Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days

This 5-day Myanmar introduction showcases the best of the two cities plus ensures you forge a genuine connection with the people and culture. Whether as an introduction to Myanmar or as an add-on to a Yangon stopover, this trip is sure to satisfy the history-loving traveler.

Views from the hills around Kyauk Me
Map of Northern Myanmar Multisport Adventure - 7 Days
Northern Myanmar Multisport Adventure - 7 Days

If local villages, meandering rivers, and spectacular vistas are your thing, then this is the trip for you. Spend a week exploring the hidden corners of northeast Myanmar where a diverse mix of historic sites and hill tribe hamlets beckon the intrepid traveler.

Cycling on a trail outside of Yangon, Myanmar
Cycle Myanmar - 14 Days

Hit the trails to see Myanmar on two wheels. This active 14-day trip takes you through the country's main destinations and lesser-known towns, giving you the chance to discover Myanmar's culture, history, and landscapes at a slow pace. From pointing out major temples to leading you along hidden trails, your local guide is an invaluable resource—and a support vehicle is always on hand if any problems arise. Grab a bicycle and get ready for an adventure!

Young novice monks
Map of Magical Myanmar Cultural Tour - 10 Days
Magical Myanmar Cultural Tour - 10 Days

Experience the remarkable culture of Myanmar on a 10-day journey through the 'Golden Land'. From Mandalay to Bagan and on to Yangon, each day you'll connect with the country's friendly people and rich traditions. This tour focuses on unique experiences that go beyond the classic sightseeing holiday.

Biking cross the U Bein Bridge
Map of Explore Myanmar by Bike - 10 Days
Explore Myanmar by Bike - 10 Days

Explore Myanmar's stunning and diverse landscapes by bike. Start in the bustling Yangon to see busy Bogoyoke Aun San Market and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, then visit the sprawling temples of Bagan. See historical sites in the ancient capital of Mandalay and Amarapura. End your journey with a ride around the famed Inle Lake to explore local culture, meet local Inthar artisans, and enjoy the beauty of Myanmar's lush countryside.

Shwezigon Paya
Map of Essential Myanmar - 8 Days
Essential Myanmar - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary is designed for independent travelers who want to experience Myanmar's diversity but have limited time. You'll discover Mandalay's royal vestiges, wander amid Bagan's endless religious monuments, cruise the beautiful waters of Inle Lake and experience Yangon's intoxicating blend of old and new.

Temple visitors
Map of Luxury & Adventure  in Myanmar - 9 Days
Luxury & Adventure in Myanmar - 9 Days

Spend nine days traversing the sights of Myanmar on this itinerary. You'll visit the urban highlights of Mandalay and Yangon, cruise through the heart of the country down the Irrawaddy River, soar above the 3,000 pagodas of Bagan in a hot air balloon at sunrise, and sample handicrafts in village markets as you make your way through your tour.

Young Buddhist nuns preparing offerings
Map of Essential Myanmar - 2 Weeks
Essential Myanmar - 2 Weeks

Discover the best of Myanmar at a relaxed pace on this two-week itinerary. You'll start and end in Yangon, stopping along the way to wander through the ancient temples of Bagan, explore the former royal capital of Mandalay, and gaze upon the spectacular waters of Inle Lake. We've also included a few local neighborhoods and hidden corners not featured in most ordinary Myanmar journeys.

Scenery in the Shan Hills, Myanmar
Myanmar Adventure Tour- 14 Days

Forget the typical tour bus holiday: lace up your trekking boots, grab a bike, and bring a sense of adventure to discover the real beauty of Myanmar on this outdoorsy holiday. Spend two weeks exploring the country’s main sites and hidden gems—from U Bein Bridge and the temples of Bagan to a day with elephants in Kalaw—forging a closer connection with the people and culture that make Myanmar so special.

Yangon
Map of Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour
Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour

See the best of Myanmar. This insightful itinerary covers a lot of ground, starting from the vibrant city of Yangon and traveling onwards to the temple-filled plains of Bagan. Explore Mandalay’s ancient capitals and then fly to the Shan State, a region of stunning landscapes and colorful hill tribe groups.

The pagodas of Bagan
Map of Highlights of Myanmar - 12 Days
Highlights of Myanmar - 12 Days

Experience vibrant Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, on this 12-day tour of the highlights. From the buzzing and colorful city streets of Yangon to the magnificent Inle Lake, this trip offers something for everyone. Find hidden treasures in the bustling markets, relax in the countryside of Kalaw and the Shan Hills, and explore culture and religion as you tour ancient pagodas and temples.

Fisherman on serene Inle Lake
Map of Myanmar Family Holiday - 12 Days
Myanmar Family Holiday - 12 Days

Experience the best of Myanmar in a way that is sure to delight both kids and adults. Take in the main tourist destinations but with a variety of activities that are fun yet still connect you with Myanmar's history and culture. Cook lunch in a family house, encounter Asian elephants in their natural habitat, bike through ancient temples and much more! Each day brings a new adventure.

Sulamani Temple, Bagan
Map of The Culture & Heritage of Myanmar - 12 Days
The Culture & Heritage of Myanmar - 12 Days

This 12-day trip makes for an excellent introduction to the cultural highlights of Myanmar. You'll tour pagodas and temples, visit cities and tiny villages, and get a real sense of the country's strong ties to Buddhism and of its British colonial past. You'll roam the buzzing streets of Yangon, watch the sunset over the temples of Bagan, take a long-tailed boat tour of Inle Lake, and so much more!

Discover Myanmar's People and Places
Map of Myanmar Encounters: People and Places - 14 Days
Myanmar Encounters: People and Places - 14 Days

Get ready to experience the wonders of Myanmar! From encounters with colorful hill tribes to peaceful bike rides through rice paddies, this two-week trip has it all and is the perfect first trip for culturally curious travelers.

Fisherman on serene Inle Lake
Best of Myanmar: Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, & More - 14 Days

Get ready to experience the wonders of Myanmar. Featuring encounters with native tribes and peaceful bike rides through rice paddies, this two-week trip takes you to Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, and Yangon, wrapping up with a beach break at Ngapali, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful stretches of shoreline.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most scared Buddhist pagoda
Map of Explore Buddhism in Myanmar - 15 Days
Explore Buddhism in Myanmar - 15 Days

This packed itinerary checks off Myanmar's top Buddhist sites. Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda and busy markets in Yangon, explore monasteries in Mon State, and tour the world-famous Bagan archaeological site. Finish your trip in Mandalay to see the splendid former capital Inwa, the world's longest teakwood bridge on Inle Lake, and the 17th-century Indein pagodas.

Inle Lake
Map of Myanmar & Thailand for Families - 19 Days
Myanmar & Thailand for Families - 19 Days

This 19-day tour of Myanmar and Thailand has been especially designed for families with children aged six and above, as there's a delightful combination of activity and down time, natural and cultural sights. Create happy memories cruising on Inle Lake, touring the sparkling pagodas of Myanmar, island hopping and relaxing on beaches in Thailand, and much more. All family members, young and old, will find many experiences to enjoy on this unforgettable tour of some of Southeast Asia's highlights.

Yangon, Myanmar
Map of Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand - 22 Days
Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand - 22 Days

Adventurous travelers looking for an extensive trip in Southeast Asia will enjoy this 22-day itinerary that will allow you to see all of the best sites in Myanmar and Thailand. You'll begin your journey in the former colonial city of Yangon, Myanmar before heading off to see ancient some of the country's most famous temples and pagodas. Then, enjoy a few outdoor activities around Inle Lake before you jet off to Thailand and experience the exciting energy of Bangkok. End your active trip with a few days of rest and relaxation on some of the most beautiful islands in the world in Koh Lanta.

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
Map of Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Days
Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Days

This highlights itinerary checks off Myanmar's top historic and natural sites. Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda and busy markets in Yangon, explore nature in Shan and Kayah States, and explore the world-famous Bagan archaeological site. Walk across the world's longest teakwood bridge on Inle Lake and tour the revered Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, then end the trip with two days of tropical sunshine and turquoise water in the Myeik Archipelago.

Wat Arun Ratchawararam - Temple of Dawn
Culture, History, and Adventure in Myanmar & Thailand - 14 Days

This remarkable leisure journey will walk you through time, exposing you to history, culture, and heaven on earth beaches. You will visit famous temples and shrines, shop food and souvenirs aboard a boat, and experience one of the world's famous cities—Bangkok. Every day will bring something different, making it the ideal experience for anyone who enjoys variation, tranquility, and exploration.

Other popular travel destinations in Myanmar
Yangon · Bagan · Inle Lake