Shan State Tours
No visit to Myanmar is complete without pausing, even briefly, in Yangon, Mandalay, sublime Inle Lake, and of course the vast plain of Bagan dotted with hundreds of ruins. Although most travelers visit these places, we'll ensure your time is spent adequately canvasing these highlights but also experiencing most enjoyable aspect of travel in Myanmar — immersion into the myriad of fascinating cultures and picturesque landscapes that leaves most of our travelers to claim Myanmar as their all-time favorite trip. Browse some of our recommended itineraries below, then contact us to plan your entirely unique and custom tour.
The Shan Experience (7 days)
Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake
Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience with visits to the main historical destinations and a full day boat ride down the fabled Ayerwaddy River
Day 1 | Arrive Yangon
After clearing immigration (visa authorization provided by Indochina Travel), transfer to the hotel and begin sightseeing including colorful downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world's most impressive golden stupas. Overnight Yangon
Day 2 | Yangon - Bagan
Morning flight to Bagan. Highlights of our visit include many of Bagan's distinctive pagodas and a visit to a local village. At sunset enjoy a panoramic view of the pagodas.
Day 3 | Bagan - Heho/Pindaya
Fly to Heho in the Shan state and drive to Pindaya. Visit the fascinating Pindaya caves with their more than 8,000 Buddha images and see the interesting process of Shan umbrella making. Overnight Pindaya or Kalaw
Day 4 | Pindaya - Inle Lake
Morning drive to Inle Lake and sightseeing by long tailed boat on this magical and unique shallow lake. Highlights include the boatmen with their 'one-legged' rowing style, the floating gardens, the 'jumping cats' monastery and more.
Day 5 | Inle Lake
Continue Inle Lake sightseeing today with a memorable visit to Indein village with its idyllic 16th century pagodas. We can also visit a local silk weaving 'factory' which sits on stilts on the lake.
Day 6 | Heho - Yangon
Afternoon visit to Botahtaung pagoda on the Yangon river and a chance for a last shopping spree at the sprawling 79 year old Bogyoke (Scott) Market, filled with a large collection of local handicrafts and other items. Overnight Yangon
Day 7 | Yangon Departure
At leisure until airport transfer.
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