This itinerary is ideal for tourists who want to visit the must-see scenic spots in Myanmar in a few days. Over 9 days, you will be dazzled by Myanmar's landscapes of continuous peaks and clear lakes, with ancient pagodas shining like gems on the plains. You can also learn about love stories in Myanmar's history, wander through small towns, ride in small bamboo boats on Inle Lake, and explore the surrounding village. This will be an fulfilling journey through a beautiful part of the world.
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Oct. to Feb.
Albee was great in booking our tour to
Albee was great in booking our tour to Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore.She was very friendly and responded to my request to change itinerary few times to fit our needs.More
, Dec 2023
China is Amazing Wonders that do not stop coming at you.Great country
Great job,Loved every minute of it,Ethan did an amazing job,True Ambassador of China,Just like the Chinese people,Friendly, dignified and hardworking,Very happy.China Highlights exceeded expectations and then some,I will never even think of travelling with another company.More
Philip Sardar /Maps10321171537, Dec 2023
Wonderful times with the pandas
The tour was amazing and we loved the pandas we got so many wonderful pictures and our guide Helen was great. She is super knowledgeable and always ready to helpMore
Kavita, Dec 2023
During our trip around China, we spent three days in Xi'an. Thanks to our wonderful guide, Susan, who took us to visit the most beautiful places, explaining additional details about the dynasties. We especially enjoyed the Terracotta Warriors, where we had the chance to create one at a local workshop. Susan was very attentive; she tried to find a restaurant where everyone was happy with the food and found a pizza for our little son. She even made a gift for our daughter—a beautiful hairpin. Very positive experience!More
Kamilya1818, Dec 2023
Wonderful trip to Beijing and Xian
Had a great trip to bejing n xian. Our guide lily liu is so well versed in english and we have no worry here at all. We managed to dine in great halal restaurants though out our trip. Highly reccomended to all muslims travellers.More
Efen Reyes, Dec 2023
Great experience, highly recommended!
Additionally, she helped me with all my personal needs like getting a SIM card, finding an ATM, shopping, dining, checking in at the train station, hotel, suggested a couple additional very entertaining art events. Was also punctual and spoke good English.More
Wayne S., Nov 2023
Chengdu and surrounding area tours
Our guide Helen was the complete package. She guided us every step with deep knowledge and energy. But, that's not all. She bought us snacks for the optional kungfu show. She helped us check into every hotel and inspected our room to ensure it was perfect. She translated at every need. She even bought a bamboo stick to help us ward off some aggressive monkeys. We had 4 lovely days with Helen and our excellent driver, Mr. Wu. Highly recommended!More
Chris, Nov 2023
Like a dream come true, but better
The experience itself was above and beyond what was described. The driver and vehicle was spotless and on time, the lantern festival and seats were like something from a wonderful dream. The lesson to make kratong and the dinner after were perfect. This whole experience has been a dream come true and I cannot recommend it enough.More
Diana B, Nov 2023
Bangkok guide Mr. Samart was great, and saw to all our needs. Mr. Chong in Chaing Mai was fun and very sweet. (5 Stars, Mr. Chong!) Finally, Nittaya is experienced, flexible to our needs, and took good care of us right to the flight out.More
Abigail Kamelhair, Nov 2023
We really enjoyed touring Chiang Mai
She met us at the airport and accompanied us on hiking tours, market visits, temple and pagoda tours, and our Thai cooking class, and then returned us safely to the airport where she helped us navigate the check-in process.More
Steve, Nov 2023
Excellent Siem Reap tour guide
He shared his vast knowledge about the Angkor temples, the Cambodian culture, the Khmer people, and the Khmer spirituality, in both historical and modern times. I appreciated how he connected Cambodia with other countries in Southeast Asia, as I had visited these countries prior to Sam's excellent tour.More
Baha, Nov 2023
Everything worked very well
Everything worked very well, for the second time I used Asia Highlights' service, and I'm already planning the third time, I have to praise the attention given by Sharon and Amir, who went beyond the professional service, during the trip, my wife Teresa had to carrying out a surgical procedure in India, and Sharon and Amir were tireless so that we could have peace of mind during that urgent moment. We would like to express our gratitude to these two professionals, and see you soon.More
William Roberto Guedes, Nov 2023
Accommodations by Asia highlights have
Accommodations by Asia highlights have been terrific so far. The Khmer Residence in Siem Reap as well as Eastin Grand hotel in Bangkok. Both had excellent pools and breakfasts.Tours in Siem Reap were particularly well given with an amazing mix of culture, history and humor throughout (Mr Poly). Tours in Bangkok by Mr Banks were informative and well organized with samples of Thai fruit and treats throughout.More
Chris Williams, Nov 2023
Our guide Chhong was amazing
Our guide Chhong was more than knowledgeable about the many temples of Siemens Reap, he was passionate about them. My wife and him talked on and on about the myths, stories and Gods that adored the many temples. He knew so much about Cambodian history that it a pleasure to have him accompany us. His driver Jack knew how to pick us up at secret locations to shorten the walking (it was still a lot these temples are huge). We had a marvelous time and I’m definitely going to return as there are still so many things for Chhong to show us.More
Brent Zadorozny, Nov 2023
Great experience from planning with Sharon
Great experience from planning with Sharon to all the guides, drivers, and adventurers we had in Thailand and Cambodia.More
Deborah Hinerfeld, Nov 2023
Claire set up our whole trip in just a few days. She listened to all our needs, and made sure it all fit our budget. She was also there 24/7 to answer any questions we had. Her service made us feel really looked after.More
Kamila, Nov 2023
Vietnam November 2023
It was our second trip organised by Asia Highlights. After wonderful stay we had in South China in 2017 now we decided to go to Vietnam. Everything was perfectly organised and planned for our group by excellent advisor - MonicaMore
Aneta Ignatowicz, Nov 2023
Vietnam and Cambodia
The variety of experiences provided by Asia Highlights was great. In every city we had many different types of tours and really learned about the culture.More
Jodi Ralston, Nov 2023
Piseth was our guide and he was
Piseth was our guide and he was exceptional from beginning to end. So kind, courteous and very very knowledgeable. He made our stay in Cambodia a wonderful experience. His driver Bo was a great driver and courteous man. Would highly recommend Piseth for any travellerMore
Peggy, Nov 2023
ASTONISHING SE Asia with Asia Highlights Tours
Every detail was taken care of from flights, airport greeting, transportation, meals, hotels and tours. They were available for any concerns we had throughout the trip which was very reassuring in countries where we did not speak the languages.More
Shelbee & Jerry, Nov 2023
The attractions included in this itinerary were specifically chosen by the company's designers after their on-the-spot investigation. Of course, this itinerary is only an example. You can customize the plan until it suits your tastes. This is a private tour, so you set the pace of your tour and can change it if you wish.
Myanmar is a hidden treasure with a low-key lifestyle but a rich culture and history and attractive scenic spots. Numerous tourists visit this peaceful place every year to witness its beauty. After arriving at Yangon, you will take a private car to go to the hotel and rest before your adventure.
In the morning, you will take the Yangon Circular Railway, a popular means of local transportation. The small train travels very slowly, but you will find its steady rhythm quite soothing. After getting off the train at a small station, you will make your way to the National Museum of Myanmar by a private car.
In the afternoon, after a delicious lunch of local food, your first stop will be Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, where you will be able to see a huge reclining Buddha lying lifelike on the ground. Next, you will visit Aung San Suu Kyi House (54 University Avenue). Aung San Suu Kyi, a non-violent and pro-democracy politician in Myanmar, was placed under house arrest for 15 years (across 21 years) after being elected democratically. You can visit this historical building to understand the life of this national hero and know her story.
Dusk is the best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda also known as Great Dagon Pagoda. Against the darkened sky, its golden-yellow hue looks even more magnificent and remarkable.
In the morning, you will take a plane to Mandalay. On arrival, you will transfer to the hotel to rest for a while.
The day's activities start with the perfect lunch. Mandalay is a city significant for Buddhism. Today's first stop is an ancient wooden monastery — Shwenandaw Monastery. This teak building is very beautiful and unique, with magnificent decorations. When the weather is hot, the eaves here are cool.
Next, your guide will take you to Kuthodaw Pagoda and The World's Largest Book. There are many white towers in this complex. Each pagoda contains a marble stone tablet with a different scripture on it. It is amazing how much work has been done to create this monument. The world's largest stone sutra is here.
After the sun goes down, you will climb up Mandalay Hill to have a bird's eye view of the layout of the whole city and enjoy the sunset.
At 4 a.m., when everything is quiet, you will get up and watch the local face-washing ceremony at Mahamuni Buddha Temple. This is a local custom, where every morning, a monk will wash the Buddha's face and brush his teeth, as though he is a real person. After the ceremony, local believers will bring the towels and food offerings home.
After you have enjoyed breakfast, your guide will take you to Amarapura. Along the way, you will see many monks. The local people give these monks food and clothing.
While most tourists visit Mahagandayon Monastery in the morning, we will visit it in the afternoon, when the monks in the temple wait in line for their lunch. Visiting in the afternoon will not only result in a better experience, but will also give you the opportunity to serve food to young monks. Locals often serve food to the monks after the tourists have finished their tour at noon.
After that, your guide will lead you to an ancient city, which used to be an imperial city — Amarapura. There are many palace buildings and religious relics waiting for you to explore them.
Finally, enjoy the sunrise on a boat on the clear lake.
In the morning, you will fly to Nyaung U Airport. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in our private car.
In the afternoon, we will visit Minanthu village. Though it is a simple village, it has a strong sense of history. The villagers here practice traditional ways of making a living, such as selling cattle, making iron, selling sesame oil they made themselves, and so on. The residents here have a very healthy lifestyle and treat tourists warmly. You can drink a few cups of camellia tea with them and eat some snacks.
Next, your tour guide will take you to Kyat Khayon Cave Monastery, which is very far from the city. The aim is to keep newcomers and monks away from the world and train them to pursue their religious faith.
On Day 6, you will visit the Bagan Archaeological Zone. The more than 10,000 pagodas located here provide impressive proof of the religious dedication of the Burmese people and rulers over the centuries. These temples have now become an important archaeological site. Each of the towers and pagodas has its own unique story, and there are many more that invite exploration. You can visit this magnificent archaeological area at noon by bike. Your tour guide will show you around the Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, and Mahabodhi Temple which are representative of these architectural wonders.
At sunset, you will climb the Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sunrise and take in panoramic views of the archaeological area.
Of course, you can also look down at this area from a high altitude on a hot air balloon. This ride offers excellent views and an extraordinary experience. If you want to take a hot air balloon ride, please contact our consultant in advance to make a reservation.
In the morning, we will fly to Heho Airport. After deboarding, you will take a private car to Inle Lake and enjoy lunch and a good rest after checking in at the hotel.
In the afternoon, you will take a boat tour of Inle Lake. All the boats in this beautiful place are traditional small wooden boats plied by the local people who depend on this lake for their livelihood. The highlight of this trip is the old-school rowing technique, which is unique to Myanmar. One foot stabilizes the boat and the other controls the boat's progress. In fact, fishermen do this to free their hands, so that they can simultaneously cast their nets. One person can do the work of two people, thus greatly improving fishing efficiency.
On Day 7, you experienced life on the waters of Inle Lake. The next day, your tour guide will take you to a market in the lakeside village. The market there is usually called the 5-Day Market, because different villages host the market every 5 days.
After enjoying local dishes in a seafood restaurant, we will take a boat and begin our tour of the Indein Pagoda Complex. The most attractive thing there is the peaceful view of many towers reflected on the water, and you will be attracted by the ancient atmosphere when you move between the pagodas.
In the morning, you will be transferred to Yangon Airport for your flight home. We hope to serve you again on your next tour.
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