Journey to a land steeped in Buddhist traditions on The Evolved Traveler’s 12-day journey, “Myanmar: Shrouds & Spires.” Delight in the revealing of man-made treasures and natural wonders of this storied country, with each day bringing mesmerizing sites of pagodas and waterways teeming with commerce. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the people as you visit local marketplaces and enjoy regional specialties.

Destination Overview

Your discovery of Yangon includes a bicycle ride through hidden neighborhoods and a visit to a local tea shop. End the day at Shwedagon Pagoda and take part in an oil lamp ceremony at sunset. In Bagan, stop at a local villager’s house for lunch and then travel by horse cart past some of the area’s magnificent temples.

Mandalay, the fabled city by the Irrawaddy River, will enchant with its local traditions and handicrafts, as well as the fabled sites of Mingun and the Mahamuni Pagoda. Spend the day with the elephants at the Green Hill Elephant Camp, learning about the stewardship of these magnificent animals and their habitat; your interactive adventures of feeding and bathing the elephants are sure to leave a lasting impression.

The adventures continue as you travel to the village of Nyaung Shwe to visit the markets and take a trishaw ride down to Inle Lake. Opportunities abound for you to travel on the lake—including a kayak ride—and to explore the stilt communities along its shores. Your last evening is back in Yangon to enjoy a special farewell dinner at Le Planteur.

Trip Highlights

Discover Yangon on a bicycle ride through hidden neighborhoods

Take part in a sunset oil lamp ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda

Travel by traditional horse cart through Bagan

Spend the day with the elephants at the Green Hill Elephant Camp

Explore the stilt communities of Inle Lake

Dates & Rates

Price from

$3,695 USD per person based on double occupancy
Intra-Tour Air: $360 USD per person

Departure time

Any day – this tour is fully customizable


12 days

Group size

Private groups of 2 to 12 people

Your Contribution to Sustainable Tourism

Environmental Impact: Measures have been taken to positively impact our environment

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Cultural Engagement: Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection

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Wildlife Conservation: Wildlife encounters included in this journey are conducted with the intent of providing the highest level of protection to the animals and their natural habitat

Carbon Offset

The Evolved Traveler is allocating $95 per person* in conjunction with our partners, Offset Alliance,  to help offset this journey through verified carbon removal and reversals projects.

The amount is determined by calculating the carbon footprint for this journey considering flights to the destination, intra-tour flights if applicable, hotel stays, and ground transportation. An additional 25% is added to the static factors to offset components we cannot immediately account for, such as food.

The carbon emissions accounted for are calculated by using measurement benchmarks determined by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The projects our carbon-offset donations are distributed to can be seen at

*The amount shown is an estimation for this journey. The exact will be calculated at the time of booking based on the city of origin for flights to the destination, and the specifications of the itinerary.

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