What's included

  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners
    11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 11 night's based on sharing twin rooms
    11 night's based on sharing twin rooms
  • All activities with a local Flash Pack guide & driver throughout the tour
    All activities with a local Flash Pack guide & driver throughout the tour
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • 3 domestic flights to Bagan, Kalaw & Yangon
    3 domestic flights to Bagan, Kalaw & Yangon
  • private minibus, mountain bikes, electric bikes, motor boat & airport pickup any time on day 1<br />
    private minibus, mountain bikes, electric bikes, motor boat & airport pickup any time on day 1

Until recently the beautiful country of Myanmar (Burma) was a closed book when it came to tourists, but boy are we glad that us wanderlusters can now visit. It has opened up an enchanting world of mystical temples, lakes and valleys that will cast a spell on your Flashpacking soul. Our 12 day tour will take you on jungle picnics, private river cruises and electric bike tours through this largely unexplored corner of Asia. It will show you enough golden temples to rival Michael Phelps’ medal collection and give you the unforgettable chance to bathe rescued elephants. There’s also rugged treks to enjoy and a sizzling barbecue street to eat your way down, what more do you need?

  • Explore Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
  • See Bagan’s temples by electric bicycle
  • Kick back for a private cruise on the Ayeyarwady river
  • Take a tour of Yangon & China Town markets
  • Trek across Green Hill Valley
  • Visit the Rescued Elephant Camp and bathe the elephants
  • Cruise the mirror-still waters of Inle Lake
  • Meet a Kayan tribe after a delicious jungle picnic
  • Hop on your bike for a tour of Twante with the locals
  • Visit a snake temple

Itinerary

Day 1: A golden arrival in Yangon

Upon arrival in this majestic country you shall be whisked off to Yangon where your palace awaits. Kandawgyi Palace Hotel to be precise, your picture-perfect lakeside home for the night where you will meet your fellow Flashpackers in time for a spiritual sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda. As dusk paints the sky, you’ll wander the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda on foot, admiring the sacred site built some 2,500 years ago. As your guide lets you in on Shwedagon’s secrets, you’ll explore the temple’s beating heart: an 8-sided central stupa towering 99 metres tall and gilded with gold leaf. Watch the golden landmark turn to pink as twilight sets in – this is Myanmar, Flashpackers and you’re going to love it!

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Shwedagon Pagoda glistening in the early evening light

Young Buddhist monks walking around Shwedagon Pagoda

Locals light candles in preparation for evening prayers

Yangon Myanmar

This is the view from the first flashpacker hotel

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Relax at the pool of your flashpacker hotel - Kandawgyi Palace

Cocktails in Yangon Myanmar

Enjoy cocktails with your fellow flashpackers

Shwedagon pagoda Myanmar

Shwedagon pagoda at night

Shwedagon pagoda Myanmar

Get your cameras ready at Shwedagon pagoda

Day 2: A BBQ Burma-style

Banish your jet lag with a leisurely lie in and a decadent breakfast. Later, we’ll set off for a walking tour of downtown’s fascinating architecture, both old and new. After returning to the hotel in the afternoon, it’s designated pool-and-chill time or you can go for a wander round the nearby Kandawgyi Lake and its tranquil gardens. As day turns to night, we’ll enjoy the colourful chaos of Yangon’s bustling street markets and search for traditional street food in China Town’s locally known ‘BBQ Street’, so grab your skewers and prepare for a barby like no other!

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Aerial view of Yangon

BBQ Street Yangon Myanmar

BBQ Street in Yangon is a great place for food & drinks

Flash Pack group at BBQ Street Yangon Myanmar

Drinks with the other Flashpackers

BBQ Street Yangon Myanmar

Taste the local food on 19th street

Day 3: Smooth sailing on the Ayeyarwady river

Fuel up on a hearty breakfast before your flight to the ancient city of Bagan. Photographers, you’re welcome. This snap-happy paradise is bursting with ancient ruins, temples and pagodas that stand strikingly against the green vegetation. Here you’ll check into boutique bolthole Bagan Lodge and rest up by the pool. This evening, you’re in for another blazing sunset as we cruise down the Ayeyarwady river on a private boat tour observing local riverbank life.

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Myanmar solo travel group

Relax at your boutique hotel in Bagan

Sunset on Ayarwaddy River

Private boat tour observing local riverbank life

Flashpackers enjoying the ride

Leave the boats & enjoy your Flashpacker hotel

Bagan Lodge Myanmar

Back to the pool at Bagan Lodge

Temples of Bagan Myanmar

Temples surround your flashpacker hotel

Important notes

Domestic flights in Burma are included in the itinerary as it’s often the quickest way to get around. However, Burmese infrastructure is not something to be admired so it’s best to expect delays and consider it a nice surprise if a flight leaves on time.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

Flashpacker reviews

From initial contact to booking Gaby and Marie were enthusiastic and helpful with all my queries

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Tanya Upton

Very good customer service and communications

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James Reid

I had a truly fantastic time in Myanmar, a trip that I will never forget! The whole tour and activities were planned to perfection by…

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