Burmese Legends



Through this beautiful journey out of time, it is an exotic and fascinating Burma that you will discover. From Yangon with the sublime Shwedagon, you will leave for a magnificent excursion in the old capital (Mandalay region), then you will reach Bagan and its superb forest of temples. Finally, the Inle Lake region will offer you its ethnic wealth and its unique floating gardens.

Prices are variable and should be requested from the agency

Length of stay

10 days / 9 nights

Minimum number of participants

Privatized trip from 2 persons
Customisable programme


Exploring the remote corners of Mandalay
Ritual at the snake temple
Meeting the monks in Bagan
Kalaw market with ethnic groups
Burmese Mountain Train Tour
A French-speaking guide throughout the trip

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Day 1

Paris, Rangoon

Flight to Rangoon

Flight to Rangoon

Departure from Paris on a scheduled flight. Services and overnight stay on board.

Day 2


Discovering the capital

Discovering the capital

Early arrival at Yangon airport. Welcome by your English speaking guide and transfer to the city.
Rangoon is the economic capital and largest city in Burma. It has the largest number of colonial buildings of any city in Southeast Asia.
Lunch at a restaurant in the city centre. Visit Pansodan Port, Pansodan Street, and start walking along Mahabandoola Road: Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Gardens, Shwe Bontha Street and the Indian quarter of Anawrahta Road. Visit a tea shop and the Chinatown. BBQ dinner in the streets of Chinatown - an enriching introduction to local Burmese life.

Return to the 3* hotel.

Day 3

Rangoon, Mandalay, Ava, Taung Tha Man

Visit to Mandalay

Visit to Mandalay

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Mandalay. This city is the second largest city in Burma and one of the former royal capitals. Welcome and transfer to the 3* hotel.
Visit of the Mahamuni pagoda and a puppet factory (speciality of Mandalay). Continue to Ava. Lunch at a restaurant under the mango trees. Visit the village and stop in houses to meet the inhabitants. Meet a family that makes woven bamboo panels used to build traditional houses. You will travel by cart to Bagaya Monastery, then to Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery where you will meet a monk in charge of general or religious education for the village children.

Continue to Taung Tha Man village and cross the famous Ubein wooden bridge.

Return to your hotel in Mandalay. Peking duck dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Mandalay, Bagan, Paleik

Discovery of the snake ritual

Discovery of the snake ritual

Breakfast at the hotel. Stroll along the banks of the Irrawaddy River to observe the local life. You will walk through the hidden streets of Mandalay and discover a colourful traditional market with many fresh products, mainly fruits and vegetables.

Drive to Bagan (6 hours). Stop at Paleik where you can witness a special ritual at the Snake Temple. You will join the local pilgrims in their gathering (cleaning the pythons), a unique ceremony. Simple lunch en route at a local restaurant.

Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Bagan 3* hotel.

Day 5


Discovery of the temples of Bagan

Discovery of the temples of Bagan

After breakfast, we leave to discover the temples of Bagan. Bagan is without doubt the most amazing site in Burma. On the banks of the Ayeryarwady river, more than 2200 temples stand on a surface of 40 km2. Discover the local market of Nyaungo then visit the Ananda temple. Departure for a monastery to attend the service of the last daily meal of the monks. An exchange with a monk will be organised, allowing a better understanding of the Buddhist philosophy: ask your questions!

Lunch at the monastery. Then visit the villages of Myinkaba and the Gubyaukgyi temple. Meeting with 2 craftsmen of lacquer and wood objects. Departure by carriage or bicycle to a pagoda. Dinner at a restaurant with a puppet show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Heho, Myin Ka Village

Trekking in Kalaw

Trekking in Kalaw

After breakfast, fly to Heho. Welcome and transfer by coach to Myin Ka Village (1h drive) where you start the trek (about 5h). You pass by small paths, through the green landscapes of rice fields, tea plantations.... You continue by a beautiful winding road to the minority village where you will have lunch with the local people. Visit the village school (depending on the school calendar). Possibility to offer supplies to the children. Continue on foot to the main road where the bus is waiting for you.

Transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant with tasting of Shan specialties and overnight at the 2* hotel.

Day 7

Kalaw, Nyaung Shwe

Crossing Inle Lake

Crossing Inle Lake

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning stroll to Kalaw market (depending on market day). Board the local train to Nyaung Shwe village. Picnic lunch on the train. From the arrival station, depart by road to Nyaung Shwe village, gateway to the mythical Inle Lake. Walking tour of this peaceful town on the shores of Inle Lake. Drive to a vineyard located a few kilometers from the town (about 20 minutes drive). Visit of the vineyard and its facilities; small tasting of wines of different varieties.

Return to Nyaung Shwe. Cross the lake in small motor boats to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at Inle Lake 3*.

Day 8

Inle Lake, India

Canoe trip on Inle Lake

Canoe trip on Inle Lake

Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip by dugout canoe on the Inle Lake. Visit the floating market and then walk through the Indein village and the bamboo forest along the river. Visit the local school, before climbing to the top of the hill via moss covered stairs. At the top, you will be greeted by a Buddha amidst many stupas. The religious complex at Indein is undoubtedly one of the most impressive sites on the shores of the lake. If time permits, stop at the Inthar Heritage House. Lunch during the visit. Return to the dugout and stop at a cooperative that makes paper pulp from mulberry bark and umbrellas.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9

Heho, Rangoon

Visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda

Visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the airport in Heho. Flight to Yangon. Light lunch at a local tea house which has a variety of traditional Burmese meals. A must try is the "Kyauk Pa Daung Palartar", one of the locals' favourite dishes. Visit Bogyoke market known as Scott Market. Free time for shopping.
The best time to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda is at sunset, when its golden stupa, bathed in the last rays of the sun, glows with a magical radiance. Your trip to Burma would be incomplete without a visit to this legendary pagoda.

Farewell Burmese dinner in a restaurant of our selection. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10

Rangoon, Paris

Flight to France

Flight to France

Free morning depending on departure time. Return flight. Services on board.

Price per person from €2,850 including VAT

- Based on 2 participants

This price includes :

  • Transport including VAT from Paris*.
  • Domestic flights: Yangon - Mandalay/ Bagan - Heho/ Heho - Yangon.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles with driver.
  • 3* accommodation or similar.
  • The meals mentioned in the programme.
  • Entrance fees for tourist sites and activities on the programme.
  • A French-speaking guide.
  • The boat trips included in the programme.
  • Water and refreshing towels in the coach.

At your expense :

  • Optional multi-risk cancellation, assistance and repatriation luggage insurance.
  • Visa fee (55USD to be paid on arrival).
  • Drinks.
  • Meals not clearly mentioned.
  • Personal expenses and activities not explicitly mentioned in the programme.
  • Any other excursions or expenses not mentioned in the price.
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Photo and camera rights on certain sites.

* Price from Paris. Please contact us for any other departure city.

For a group request (from 10 people) or to customize your trip, please contact us.


Accommodation in 3* hotels.

Climate and equipment

There are three main seasons in Burma:
- The monsoon season begins in late May/early June, bringing heavy rains
- November is the beginning of the dry season, with lower temperatures
- The heat returns from February to reach its peak in May, with peaks of over 40°.
The rains are much heavier around Rangoon. The best time to visit Burma is between November and February, after the monsoon but before the heat. After February, if you want to find some coolness, you can go to the mountains or to the coast.
Bring comfortable clothes for the dugout canoe trips.


Be in possession of a certificate of good physical health and be up to date with vaccinations.
Recommended vaccination: Hepatitis A
Anti-malarial treatment recommended.
Water: drink only bottled mineral water.
More information on the Pasteur website.


- The expiry date of the French passport must not be less than 6 months before the end of the stay in Burma.
- A visa is required to enter Burma. It will be issued to you on arrival and is valid for 28 days.
NB: You must have sufficient means of payment for your travel and accommodation expenses in cash only and in banknotes in very good condition. Credit cards are not accepted.
Our partner for your visa procedures: VISA FIRST
A special number dedicated to Human Trip clients:
For each visa given to our partner, 1€ is donated to our association
More information on the France Diplomatie website.

Our opinion

A rich and varied programme for the whole family, which can be extended to 13 or 14 days to allow time for relaxation between visits.

The + humans trip

- A French-speaking guide throughout the trip

- Introduction to Buddhism through exchanges with monks in Bagan

- A visit to the village school in Kalaw and the opportunity to give supplies to the children

- Immersion with the ethnic groups

- Meals in the home

- The quality of the selected hotels

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