Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan
Culture & History
Minimum 02 Pax
Private & Luxury
All year round
Kipling is perhaps Myanmar’s most famous traveller, but it is an earlier visitor who remains its most influential. The Lord Buddha is said to have passed through here sometime in 550BC, and the stories of his journey are retold in the many cities, pagodas and golden statues you will see on this journey.
Exceptional Experiences: - Sunrise balloon flight over the temples of Bagan - Private robe offering ceremony with blessing - Private visit to a local Intha family - Meditation session with one of Myanmar's top practitioners
Itinerary: Day 01: Yangon (Rangoon) On arrival you’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel, The Strand. Built in 1901, it is considered one of South East Asia's most impressive grand colonial hotels. Witness your first Myanmar sunset from the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight The Strand hotel
Day 02: Yangon - Inle Lake On a morning walking tour you’ll witness life in the busy boat stations, tea shops and markets. Visit Mahabandoola Park and Sule Pagoda before reaching Bogyoke Market. Fly to Inle Lake and your waterfront accommodation. Overnight at Aureum Inle Resort Day 03: Inle Lake Discover the ancient Indein ruins near Inle Lake followed by lunch in a bamboo forest. On an afternoon boat ride you will meet the famed Intha leg-rowers. Overnight at Aureum Inle Resort
Day 04: Inle Lake - Mandalay Spend the morning with a local Intha family and see how they live in their dwellings above the water. Fly to Mandalay and settle into your fabulous resort, which boasts the city’s largest swimming pool. Rupa Mandalar Resort (Deluxe Bungalow)
Day 05: Mandalay Explore the Shwenandaw Monastery and the Mahamuni Pagoda, perhaps the spiritual centre of this devout Buddhist nation. Take part in an offering ceremony with local monks, where you will be delivered with your own blessing. Sit in the audience for a performance of Shwe Min Thar traditional dance. Overnight at Rupa Mandalar Resort (Deluxe Bungalow)
Day 06: Irrawaddy River Cruise the Irrawaddy River in your luxury floating hotel, RV Paukan. Watch life unfold from your cabin as small bamboo dwellings, elegant monasteries and ancient temples rise above trees along the riverbank. Overnight on RV Paukan
Day 07: Bagan (Pagan) Disembark this morning and take a horsedrawn carriage through the immense Bagan complex, consisting of over 3000 temples and shrines overlooking the Irrawaddy River. Fourteen kings ruled here and for one sunset at least, it’s yours. Overnight at Aureum Palace hotel
Day 08: Bagan Explore the bustling Nyaung Market then drive up to Mount Popa, the million-year-old volcano. Climb the steps to the summit for outstanding views of temples, stupas and monasteries. Aureum Palace. Overnight at Aureum Palace hotel
Day 09: Bagan - Yangon A hot-air balloon gives you a fresh, earlymorning perspective on the Bagan complex. Toast the experience over a champagne breakfast. Fly back to Yangon and dine in the city’s finest restaurant, Le Planteur. Overnight at The Strand hotel
Day 10: Yangon This morning your journey comes to an end and your tour leader will take you to the airport for your departing flight.
What's included in the cost + Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary. + Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 5 dinners. + Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary. + Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include private long tail boat, horse-drawn carriage & hot air balloon. + Snacks and refreshments along the way. + Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way. + Airport meet and greet service. + Departure transfer.
Not included in the cost: • International flights • Visas • Airport taxes • Laundry • Gratuities
Inclusions: All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local leader & local guides at some sites, are included in the price of tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary. Visit the Contact us page for help with booking flights and extra accommodation, or organising visas, transfers and insurance.
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