Country: Myanmar
Type of holiday: Luxury
Destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake
Duration: 10
Guideline price: US$ 0     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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When it comes to a genuine experience in the true mystery of the Orient, few destinations can parallel Myanmar. Tour Yangon in vintage style aboard the luxuriously refitted “Elephant Coach”, and in the fabled town of Mandalay interact with monks and walk the U Bein Bridge. Board the RV Paukan River Cruise for a stately 3-day journey on the Irrawaddy River, pausing at Mingun Paya and Sagaing Hill, to reach Bagan and view the myriad ancient temples of this world class archaeological wonder. At Inle Lake, move among bustling markets, floating villages and sacred pagodas. All told, “escape” seems too weak a word to describe this immersive journey for discerning travellers.

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Tour programme:


Day 1: Arrival in Yangon Airport: transfer to your hotel, then board the vintage “Elephant Coach” for a luxurious ride as you visit Sule Pagoda and downtown’s colonial buildings, later view Kandawgyi Lake and the city’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. 

Mandalay – RV Paukan River Cruise:

Day 2: Fly to Mandalay and visit the country’s largest monastery, tour a silk weaving workshop, view U Bein Bridge, Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nandaw Monastery, meet some local craftsman, and take in the sunset from atop Mandalay Hill.
Day 3: At noon, board the RV Paukan River Cruise and head upstream to tour the Mingun Pagoda Complex, in the evening you may enjoy a dance and drama performance on the sundeck; spend the night on the river aboard this luxury cruiser.
Day 4: Cruise downriver all day, pausing to tour the sacred sites of Sagaing Hill and later to explore a village known for pot-making, and moor for your second night on the river.


Day 5: Arrive in Bagan in mid-morning, disembark and spend the day viewing some of the most remarkable of this ancient city’s 2,000 temples and pagodas, and enjoy a visit to a workshop where local craftsmen produce Bagan’s famous lacquerware products.
Day 6: Visit the bustling Nyaung U Market, at a nearby village see locals producing Poneyay Gyi, a fermented soy bean paste condiment, visit Dhammayangyi Temple, and later ride a horse cart farther across the plain of temples to enjoy sunset from an elevated terrace. 

Hot Air Balloon Option:

Start off your day with a breath-taking sunrise hot air balloon ride over Bagan’s ancient temples. These weather-dependant flights typically last around 45-60 minutes, and space is limited so early booking is highly recommended.

Dandaree Show Option:

For a night sure to be well-remembered, take in what is billed as Myanmar’s Most Stunning Show, inspired by the country’s grand art and culture traditions.

Inle Lake:

Day 7: Fly to Heho and be driven to Nyaung Shwe to board your InDevi Luxury Boat and tour Inle Lake, viewing a pagoda, a monastery, and some of the traditional local crafts such as silk weaving, silver smithing or cheroot rolling; stay the night at a lakeside resort.
Day 8: Visit one of the markets around the lake (location changes daily) featuring produce from the floating island gardens, and see the ancient stupas of Indein Pagoda.

Yangon Departure:

Day 9: Leave your lakeside resort for airport transfer and flight to Yangon, and spend the day enjoying the nearby Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha or Scott Market’s famous selection of handicrafts; enjoy fine farewell dinner at Le Planteur Restaurant.
Day 10: Free time until your guide arrives to transfer you to airport for your departing international flight.

The price for this sample tour based on group of 2 persons: Contact us
Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

* Note: Our trips are entirely tailor made and departures can be arranged all year. This itinerary is simply a suggestion which can be modified entirely to your personal requirements including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.

The prices include:
Breakfasts and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
Experienced English-speaking guides
Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars as appropriate
Domestic flights
3D/2N Mandalay to Bagan cruise, InDevi Luxury Boat on Inle Lake
Elephant Coach in Yangon, horse cart in Bagan

The prices exclude:
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
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