The Big Four in Ten

10 Days/ Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake
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Our most popular tour, The Big Four in Ten, lives up to it’s namesake, bringing you essential Myanmar in 10 fascinating days. We never forget that travel is about authentic experiences, and that authenticity comes most meaningfully through the people you meet and share with along the way. Here’s a brief look at the “Big Four”.

Yangon: Wander the sacred grounds of magnificent 2,500 year old Shwedagon Pagoda covered in 60 tons of gold, stay in elegant old world hotels, take a walking tour of British colonial architecture, engage the very friendly locals, enjoy the sounds of melodious street vendors, witness monks on morning alms rounds, and so much more…

Mandalay: Marvel at myriad monasteries and nunneries, read the Biggest Book on Earth, Walk the longest teak bridge in the world, Cruise the legendary Irrawaddy to the great temple at Mingun, Shop the brilliant work of wood, marble, jade, gold & silver artisans…

Bagan: Cruise an colonial style riverboat into antiquity, Hot Air Balloon over the 2,220 Ancient Temples, Tour by Horse & Carriage, Climb Pagodas for Surreal Sunset & Sunrise Panoramas, have a traditional Shan lunch with a local family in their home, enjoy great Hotels, budget to ultra luxury…

Inle Lake: Immerse yourself in the magic of floating pagodas, gardens & markets…Visit the mysterious ruins and 1,054 zedis of Nyaung Oak, the vibrant 5-day market at Indein, photograph long-necked Padaung women, hang with Intha fishermen, melt into exotic massage & spa treatments…

For sample itinerary click the Game Plan tab above. For more destination details, please see Burma Destinations.

The Big Four in Ten


Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival – City Tour – Shwedagon Pagoda – Overnight Yangon

Day 2: Morning Flight to Bagan – Temple Tour by Horse & Carriage – Surreal Sunset – Overnight Bagan

Day 3: Bagan Dawn – Fly in a Hot Air Balloon over Temples – Local Crafts Villages – Overnight Bagan

Day 4: Bagan Spa Morning – Afternoon Flight to Mandalay – Sunset Bridge – Overnight Mandalay

Day 5: Mandalay – Morning Boat to Mingun Rock Temple – Onto Sagaing – Ava – Overnight Mandalay

Day 6: Mandalay – Half Day City Tour – Fly to Inle Lake – Visit Novice Monks – Overnight Nuangshwe

Day 7: Misty Alms Rounds – Inle Lake Full Day by Boat – Floating Villages – Intha – Overnight Inlay Lake

Day 8: Indein Market & Ruins of Nyuang Oak – Back to Hotel for Sunset Cocktails – Overnight Inle Lake

Day 9: Inlay Spa Morning – Nyuangshwe Padaung Visit – Afternoon Flight Yangon – Overnight Yangon

Day 10: Yangon – Sule Pagoda – Colonial Walking Tour – Shopping – Departure

The Big Four in Ten

Starting at $1695 per person, double occupancy

10 Days / 9 Nights

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Price Includes:
list-infoTop Rated English speaking guides
list-infoLuminous Journeys “Swag Bag”
list-infoAirport welcome & farewell
list-infoAll Accommodation with breakfast
list-infoMeals according to your personalized plan
list-infoAll in-country airfare, airport taxes, air porter fees
list-infoAll itinerary based transport, inc. private car & driver
list-infoAmple bottled water throughout
list-infoEntrance and zone fees
list-infoDonations to Luminous Journeys’ micro-NGO Charities
Price does not include:
list-infointernational airfare
list-infoany personal transportation unrelated to the itinerary
list-infotrip/medical insurance, medical expenses
list-infoEarly check-in or late check-out charges
list-infopersonal expenses, such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
list-infotips for hotel porters or wait staff
list-infocamera fees
list-infoguide or driver gratuities
list-infoMyanmar visa fee (Visa on arrival may be obtained via Luminous Journeys)
*Guides are optional, but highly recommended.