12 Days Myanmar & Laos Highlights Tour

INT-ML-MLHT12 12 Days Myanmar & Laos Highlights Tour

If you are very into unspoiled natural landscapes and the authentic beauties of Southeast Asia, you really should take this 12 days tour of Myanmar and Laos.

You will first land on Myanmar, a country with thousands of pagodas and temples in the cities. You will marvel at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the rich archaeological sites - Bagan, the culture center - Mandalay and the floating gardens of Inle Lake. Then fly to Luang Prabang to take a short trip to soak up the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and swim in the crystal-clear waters and a boat trip to witness thousands of Buddha images on the Mekong River.

TOUR CODEINT-ML-MLHT12

PLACES VISITED Yangon - Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Luang Prabang

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

  • DETAILED ITINERARY
  • HOW TO BOOK

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the peaceful former capital Yangon with the awesome pagodas.
  • Explore the Ancient City of “Bagan”, home to thousands of temples dating back 1,500 years.
  • Cruise on the tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating farmers.
  • Prepare yourself to swim and have fun in the falls and enjoy the natural pools.
  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • See thousands of Buddha images during your riverboat to Pak Ou caves.

At a Glance

Yangon(2 nights)

Bagan(2 night)

Inle Lake(2 nights)

Mandalay(1 nights)

Amarapura(1 nights)

Luang Prabang(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

Myanmar Laos 12 Days Tour Package

Day 1 Arrive in Yangon

Flight: International flight on your own arrangment or Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: D

Welcome to Myanmar, the country just opened itself to the world and now waiting people to discover its unique Buddhist culture and heritage.

Upon your arrival in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar but nowadays one of the most developed city in Myanmar, your local guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel.

In the evening, enjoy a Myanmar royal style welcome dinner on a floating marble boat.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Full Day Yangon City Tour

Meals: B / L / D

Rise early in the morning to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda which is the largest pagoda with painted real gold in Yangon. Benefit for visit the pagoda in early morning you will enjoy an quiet and extremely peaceful atmosphere to watch local people and monks pray in front of the Pagoda.

Transfer back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will visit the Reclining Buddha (Chaok-Htat-Gyi) and Mahabandoola park.

Have some rest after lunch, in the afternoon, enjoy some free time wander around in Bogyoke Market and the  then  Bogyoke Market busy treets of Yangon’s famous China Town and Yangon Jetty. Finish your day off at the riverside where the road flanked by colonize style builds which will give you the impression of Myanmar in old time. 

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 3 Fly to Bagan, Full day Temple Tour

Flight: Domestic flight on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B / L / D

Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan in early morning.

Upon arrival in Bagan, you will be welcomed by your local guide at the airport then transfer you to hotel.

Bagan, where you will be amazed by its thousands of Buddhists pagodas spread in the area of the Ancient City of ‘Bagan’. These pagodas used to own by individual families during its prosperous time.

Your will visit the Nyaung Oo Market where local people buying food in daily life, visit the Shwezigon Pagoda which is the largest pagoda in Bagan painted with real gold.

Have a rest in hotel in the hottest time in afternoon. Then enjoy a Horse Cart Ride for the sun set, you will climb up to the top of the Shesandaw Pagoda for sun set then take the horse cart back to hotel. It is a unforgettable feeling of taking the horse cart ride on the off road treks through the pagodas when its quiet in dusk. 

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 Full day of leisure in Bagan

Meal: B

Today is free of your own leisure, you could have a swimming in the hotel, or walking to visit more temples.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 5 Flight to Heho, Inle Lake

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B / L

Transfer to airport for onward flight to Heho where you will be picked up and transfer you to your hotel by the lakeside of Inle Lake.

Inle Lake locates in the highland of Myanmar in an altitude of around 3,000 feet above sea level.  Here you will enjoy different atmosphere and ambience from middle part of Myanmar.

After check in hotel, enjoy your day at leisure to relax. 

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 6 Full Day Inle Lake Excursion

Meals: B / L

Your Excursion today will be made by long tail boat to see life of In-tha (name of local ethnic people live on the lake), to discover their unique floating farms and life on floating village. You will also see how the local fisher to fish with only one leg paddling the boat and the Long Neck Ladies who were relocated from the Myanmar and Thailand border.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 7 Flight to Mandalay, Half Day Mandalay City Tour

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B / L / D

Enjoy free time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to Mandalay. Upon you arrive in Mandalay, you local guide will meet you in the airport and escort you to hotel.

After a rest in the hotel, you will visit Mahamuni Image where you will see local people pray and stick gold paper on the Buddha for blessing. You can also try to make your wish and donate money (buy) for gold paper to stick the gold paper on the statue (only man allowed to stick the gold). On the way to the Mahamuni Image, you will visit a gold paper factory to see how people made the gold leaf. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery which means ‘Golden Palace Monastery” and was built in 19th century and well known for its teak carving of Buddhist myths. Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda which is a Buddhist stupa that contains the world’s largest book of Buddhism.

Finish your day at the top of Mandalay Hill for a stunning sun set. 

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8 Full Day Amarapura Tour

Meals: B / L

In the morning, about 30 mins drive to Sagaing, the capital of Sagaing Division in Myanmar and located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Cross Innwa Bridge, built by British in 1934. Firstly you will visit the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery to see hundreds of monks line up for daily meals at 10:15am. Then visit the U Bein Bridge which is 1.2 kilometers long and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world.

Continue to visit Kaung Mu Taw Pagoda; the dome shaped pagoda rises up to 46 meters. At the base of the pagoda there are 812 stone pillars, each one with a hollow and an image of a Nat in it. Continue visit to Sagaing Hill, the hill has a number of small pagodas and with many meditation centers and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda; it is located on Sagaing Hill. You can stop at monasteries and nunneries and talk with them while taking green tea from hot tea pot and palm-sugar.

Lunch at local restaurant in Sagaing and take a short break, then continue visit Amarapura,"City of Immortality" situated 11 km to the south of Mandalay and the ancient temple of Pahtodawgyi which was built in 1820 in the Inva ancient town.

Drive back to Mandalay and rest of the day is at leasure. 

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 9 Flight to Luang Prabang

Flight: International flight on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B / D

Transfer to airport for onward flight to Bangkok, then transit to Luang Prabang by air.

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will meet your private local guide from Indochinatour.com and escort you to hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 10 Full Day Kuang Si Waterfalls & Luang Prabang City Tour

Meals: B / L

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after your Indochina tour.
Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.
Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Museme to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.
Rest of the day at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverside.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 11 Half Day Pak Ou Cave—the Thousands Buddha Cave

Meals: B / L

Today you will embark on a private boat for a 2 hours boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave. Along the boat trip, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Mekong River and see daily life of local people in riverside fishing village.
Visit the Pak Ou Cave which locates by the Mekong River and you will discover numbers of gold-lacquered Buddha statues in the cave. After visiting, take the boat back to Luang Prabang and rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 12 Departure from Luang Prabang

Flight: International flight on your own arrangment or Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for your onward home flight. 

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

When you plan your trip with us, you'll be in the safe hands of one of our specialists throughout.

  • 1Submit the Itinerary

    Feel free to check out the itineraries on our website and find one itinerary which is matched with your travel plan and interest.

    Then fill out the form on the right side of your itnerary page and click the submit button. After that, you can get to the next step.

  • 2Speak to a Specialist

    Speak to one of our specialist with your personal interest, travel plan and budget. We will answer your questions and offer suggestions sincerely.

    After you are clear about your trip, and if you are ready, we will start plan your trip in detail according to your requirement anytime you want.

  • 3Plan & refine

    Your personal specialist will carefully design your trip into a detailed itineray with country facts, maps, accommodation, facsinating photos and a price.

    And we will keep perfecting your itinerary until you're totally satisfied and ready to book, at which point you pay your deposit.

  • 4Enjoy your Trip

    After your booking, you can call your specialist with any last questions about your trip and we will give you a call a few days before your travel time.

    If you have any problems during your trip, you can feel free to contact us, we will try our best to solve for you. Just hope you can enjoy your tour.

  • DETAILED ITINERARY
  • HOW TO BOOK

You May Also Like

Simply express your tour needs, we'll customize a trip plan for you. No deposit is required
untill you are totally satisfied with the trip plan.

Tailor your Indochina Trip

We are specialized in private and luxury Indochina tour.

  • Our tours are fully tailored to your budget and interests.
  • We are local, based in Siem Reap, owns 7 branch offices in total in Indochina region, to ensure you authentic experiences.
  • You are our No.1 priority and We promise heartfelt service.
  • Enjoy 24/7 Trip Support.

Ask a Quick Question

Your trip plan will 100% tailored to your requests. Inclusive of itinerary, activities, accommodation, meals, domestic flights etc.

Myanmar & Laos Highlights Tour
5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews.
  • all days
  • 3-8
  • 8-13
  • 13-18
  • 18-24
  • 25-33
  • Above 33
    [!searchTourFrom?&sname=`3`!]

Pin It to Pinterest