Myanmar Travel Guide: 25 Day Trips You Can Do in Myanmar

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The beauty of Myanmar country is defined by countless shimmering pagodas, landscapes and sealed culture that still have a very little touch by Western Influence. For few years since Myanmar opened its door to the world, there is so much to discover from mesmerizing Bagan plain to the far north mountain of Putao, from the serene Inle Lake to the wild 800 islands of Mergui Archipelago.

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Yangon Day Trips

1. Yangon Highlights Private Day Tour

Tour features

  • Visit British colonial buildings and hear about the colonial legacy
  • Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in Myanmar

The experience

Explore Yangon for a day with your own private guide who shares the highlights of Myanmar’ capital city. Visit top attractions including Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, and Chaukhtatgyi Temple; browse exhibits at the National Museum; and see evidence of the British influence in the city center.

Important information

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 27.00

You can Book it here

2. Yangon Walking Day Tour

Tour features

  • Check the highlights of Yangon history from the 17th century
  • Find out the ways of lives with a series of the neighborhood from Little India to China Town

The experience

It is a real must-see tour if you only have a little time to explore our enormous and dynamic Yangon. Discover the most vibrant part of Yangon in less than three hours with a number of colonial heritage buildings, houses of worships which make Yangon renowned as a cosmopolitan city.

Important information

  • Minimum of 4 pax per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 9.00

You can Book it here

3. Tradition and Culture in Yangon Half Day Tour

Tour features

  • Watch the monks offer devotions as the sun sets across the golden pagoda
  • Wander through a local residential neighborhood and the beautiful Kandawgyi Park

The experience

Explore why people from all over are flocking to Burma on this grassroots Yangon tour. Get in touch with Burma’s unique traditions and culture via visits to pagodas, parks, museums, and markets.

Important information

  • Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Timing

  • Departure: 2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 51.00

You can Book it here

4. Yangon’s Streets by Night Guided Tour

Tour features

  • See stunning panoramic views of the city
  • Visit the splendid Shwedagon Pagoda

The experience

Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda at night and experience the nightlife of the city. Get a glimpse of local life as you browse secondhand stalls on Shwe Bontha Street and duck into the neighborhood’s Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Important information

  • Minimum age is 6 years

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 22.00

You can Book it here

5. Private Day Trip to Bago

Tour features

  • Bago day trip from Yangon
  • Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwe Nyaung Pin Nat Shrine, Kanbawzathardi Palace, and more

The experience

Explore the city of Bago, also known as Hanthawaddy, on this private day trip from Yangon. With a guide, you’ll learn about the 15th-century history and architecture of the Han people as you check out landmarks such as Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Shwe Nyaung Pin Nat Shrine, and Kyakhatwine Monastery.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 35.00

You can Book it here

Bagan Day Trips

6. Bagan Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Experience by Balloons Over Bagan

Tour features

  • Enjoy fantastic views of some of Bagan’s most majestic sites
  • Begin your hot-air balloon adventure in Bagan at sunrise

The experience

The best way by far to take in the vast array of temples in Bagan is on a hot-air balloon ride. Head to the skies and float over thousand-year-old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun rises slowly from behind distant mountains!

Important information

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00am

Cost starts from US$ 330.00

You can Book it here

7. Bagan Cultural Full Day Tour

Tour features

  • See wall paintings, stupas, and other design and religious features
  • Private Bagan temples tour

The experience

Take a private day tour through Bagan for a cultural experience with a private guide, who introduces you to some of the must-see temples and pagodas in the Bagan Archaeological Zone. You’ll have the chance to admire the architecture and learn about the Buddhist significance of sites such as Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Wetgyinn Gubyaukgyi Temple, Manuha Temple, and Nanphya Temple. Plus, get a glimpse of local life with a visit to a market.

Important information

  • Dress code is formal
  • Infants must sit on laps

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 22.00

You can Book it here

8. Wonders of Salay & Mount Popa Day Tour

Tour features

  • See cultural and heritage sites along the Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Explore Mount Popa, a volcano and pilgrimage site

The experience

Explore Mount Popa and Salay on this 8-hour tour from Bagan. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the Ayeyarwaddy River (or Irrawaddy) area as you visit Yokesone Monastery, the heritage museum of a Salay writer from the 1800s, and the Popa Taungkalat Shrine.

Important information

  • A maximum of 9 people per booking

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 54.00

You can Book it here

9. Bagan Essential Temples Full Day Tour

Tour features

  • Explore some of Bagan’s most important pagodas
  • Contrast ancient art and architecture with a modern-day workshop

The experience

Explore Bagan temples and pagodas on a full-day tour that includes an à la carte lunch at a local restaurant. Traveling by climate-controlled vehicle ensures a comfortable day of exploring the Bagan temples, cooling off between sightseeing stops in the sun-baked UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you’ll tour a lacquerware workshop in a local village to learn about the traditional craft.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please wear the clothes not cover the knees and shoulders

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 42.00

You can Book it here

10. Kyauk Gu U Min Temple Private Tour

Tour features

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

The experience

Venture away from the main archeological zone and discover a different side of Bagan where few tourists visit. Take a boat along the Irrawaddy River to the impressive Kyauk Gu U Min temple – a different, unique structure along the riverside- and stop to explore a farming village for a taste of local life.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Timing

  • Departure: 2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 29.00

You can Book it here

Mandalay Day Trips

11. Mandalay Heritage Day Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about local culture and Buddhist traditions
  • Visit the U Bein teak bridge

The experience

Explore Mandalay culture and heritage with a private guide on a full-day tour that covers the city’s top sites. You’ll start at U Bein Bridge, visit a monastery to see the procession of monks, and join a crowd of locals for lunch at a local tea house. In the afternoon, continue to another important monastery and a pagoda that’s home to a remarkable Buddhist scripture, then watch the sunset from Mandalay Hill, enjoying personalized service throughout the day.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats available

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 22.00

You can Book it here

12. Mandalay Walking Tour

Tour features

  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

The experience

Explore markets and terraced farms on a guided tour, and watch craftsmen weave bamboo into intricate shapes. Walk through a vibrant local community; learn about local culture and farming, then visit a traditional tea shop for sweet tea and a taste of Mandalay’s distinctive cuisine.

Important information

  • Please wear conservative clothes with shoulders covered
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 25.00

You can Book it here

13. Mahamuni Pagoda and Handicrafts Private Tour

Tour features

  • Explore workshops in Mandalay, Sagaing, and Amarapura
  • Enjoy Mandalay cuisine with an included lunch

The experience

Explore Mandalay through the historic city’s artwork, handicrafts, and traditional workshops on a full-day tour that explores gold leaf making, tapestry, wood carving, bronze casting, and more. With a focus on Myanmar’s living culture, rather than a list of historic landmarks, this tour is a fascinating introduction to the skills that local artisans have kept vibrant for generations.

Important information

  • Over 12 year old: Considered an adult
  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 15.00

You can Book it here

14. Amarapura and Mandalay Day Tour

Tour features

  • Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere during the sunset in Sagaing
  • Learn about Buddhist culture by visiting a Monastery in Amarapura

The experience

This tour will introduce you the long and rich history around the region of Mandalay. Visit a well-known Buddhist monastery in Amarapura and learn all about Buddhist culture. Then, visit Inwa and enjoy a horse and cart ride before watching the sunset.

Important information

  • Wear proper clothes

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 24.00

You can Book it here

15. Mingun and Mandalay Day Tour

Tour features

  • Explore the unfinished city of Mingun
  • Visit the incomplete Mingun Paya

The experience

You’ll scout for endangered Irrawaddy dolphins during a river cruise before exploring Mingun’s abandoned 18th-century temple (one of the largest in the world) and the 90-ton (81,000-kilogram) bronze bell.

Important information

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking, required

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 34.00

You can Book it here

Inle Lake Day Trips

16. Inle Lake Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Experience by Balloons Over Bagan

Tour features

  • See the region from the air
  • Hot air balloon ride over Inle Lake

The experience

Soar above Inle Lake in a hot-air balloon on an early-morning flight over winding canals, stilt villages, and floating gardens. An early morning departure means you’ll see Inle Lake at its most enchanting, with a soft light that’s ideal for photography.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00am

Cost starts from US$ 330.00

You can Book it here

17. Inle Lake Day Tour

Tour features

  • Head to the floating garden known as Kyun Hmyaw
  • Ride a boat trip to Inle Lake – the second largest lake in Myanmar

The experience

Join this tour to enjoy local life in Myanmar and you will see many beautiful landscapes in Inle Lake. This is a recommended tour and liked by almost all of the tourists.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 18.00

You can Book it here

18. Indein Excursion

Tour features

  • Travel by boat to see the western shoreline from the water
  • See an untouched side of Myanmar history

The experience

Explore the Buddhist temple complex at Indein on a 4-hour tour on Inle Lake, and discover hundreds of stupas half-covered in moss and vines.

Important information

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Based on a minimum of 2 adults

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 18.00

You can Book it here

19. Kakku Day Tour

Tour features

  • Explore another piece of Myanmar’s Shan state
  • Enjoy riding in private transportation with your driver/guide

The experience

An excursion of Inle Lake and Kakku providing you with the best sites of Kakku! You can observe the Kakku Pagoda, the Htan-Pha-Ya cave and witness the daily life of the local people in the area.

Important information

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Based on a minimum of 2 adults

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 32.00

You can Book it here

20. Pindaya and Red Mountain Day Tour

Tour features

  • Canoe in Inle Lake
  • Visit World famous Shwedagon Pagoda

The experience

Take the mountain bike to go around the village which is located at the eastern bank of Inle Lake for about 3 hours and then visit Red Mountain Wine Yard at the way back to Nyaung Shwe. You can learn how to make Myanmar Wine in detail and enjoy tasting wine and return back to Inle.

Important information

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Based on a minimum of 2 adults

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 36.00

You can Book it here

Ngapali Day Trips

21. Elephant Jungle Sanctuary at Ngapali Guided Tour

Tour features

  • Explore Tha Lin village and interact with the local people
  • Enjoy a short boat ride along the Thandwe River to the elephant camp

The experience

It’s an amazing opportunity to come in close contact with exotic elephants. Moreover, you get a chance to interact with them in their natural habitat.

Important information

  • Under 2 years can participate in free

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 90.00

You can Book it here

22. Ngapali Fishing Village Sunrise Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about local history
  • Visit a coastal village in Myanmar

The experience

Experience the scenic coast of Myanmar on a full-day tour by boat to the fishing village of Maung Shwe Lay from Ngapali Beach.

Important information

  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00am

Cost starts from US$ 15.00

You can Book it here

23. Maung Shwe Lay Experience Private Tour

Tour features

  • Explore Maung Shwe Lay
  • Learn about local history

The experience

Swimming, snorkeling, and rides on fishing boats and ox carts will appeal to all ages. During the tour, the guides will keep the kids guessing with scary stories of superstitious kings and brutal conquerors.

Important information

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Based on a minimum of 2 adults

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 75.00

You can Book it here

24. Ngapali Beach Experience Day Tour

Tour features

  • Sunbathing & relax at leisure on Ngapali Beach
  • Cruising to Mandalay

The experience

Explore one of the world’s finest beaches. There are lots of beach activities and games for sports lovers.

Important information

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 45.00

You can Book it here

25. Thandwe Market and Landmarks Guided Tour

Tour features

  • Explore Thandwe Market
  • Find out about handmade spinning and weaving product areal

The experience

Thandwe’s big market is in the center of town, located in the former colonial-era prison. You can find all manner of clothes, cosmetics, toiletries and household goods here, as well as produce.

Important information

  • Dress code is formal
  • Infants must sit on laps

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 16.00

You can Book it here

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