Discover an enigmatic and deeply spiritual Myanmar as you journey through one of Southeast Asia's most complex and least visited country. Traveling in style, you will be put up in some of the best and elegant hotels unrivaled in service and thought.
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and taken to the Governor's Residence in a beautifully decorated colonial coach. Catch the magnificent sunset over the gilded dome of the renowned Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at Governor's Residence in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake. Today you will fly to Heho and enjoy a scenic drive and boat ride to Inle Princess Resort Hotel besides Inle Lake. Spend a tranquil afternoon in Inle Lake, home to the Intha fishermen famed for their unique one legged-rowing styles and the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, a simple wooden temple perched by the lake famous for their jumping cats. A scrumptious dinner on the private terrace of the Inle Princess Resort Hotel follows. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort Hotel in Inle Lake. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Inle Lake - In Dein. Cruise along a small canal leading to the Paoh village of In Dein. A leisurely walk through the village will bring you to the beautiful Alaung Sitthou with its vegetation-covered stupas that overlooks the breathtaking Inle Lake. Lunch the local way at Intha House that belongs to an Intha descendant in the village of Nampan. Enjoy the afternoon with a relaxing spa treatment and a delightful wine tasting experience in the Inle Princess Resort. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort Hotel in Inle Lake. Include (B, L, D).
Day 4: Inle - Heho - Bagan. In the morning, take the opportunity to witness the production of the typical Burmese cigars by hand in the cheroot factory at Inpawkhone weaving village before flying to Bagan. Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Hotel in Bagan. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Bagan. Start the morning with a visit to the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market. Discover the resplendence of Bagan's history with visits to archeological treasures such as the Shwezigon Pagoda with its impressive bell-shaped stupa, the Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi cave temple with its exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple famed for its fined plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon, observe skilled craftsmen as they demonstrate to you the ancient technique of lacquering. Relax and sip some cocktail as you gently cruise along Irrawaddy River in the evening sun. Overnight at Thiripyitsaya Hotel in Bagan. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Bagan - Yangon. You will visit Ananda Okkyaung, an architectural masterpiece and one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period. Starting at Ananda, a horse carriage tour among the temples will then bring you to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan and the colossal Dhammayangyi Temple celebrated for its remarkable brickwork and Sulamani. In the afternoon, you will fly back to Yangon followed by a farewell dinner by Exotissimo at Le Planteur Restaurant. Overnight at Governor's Residence in Yangon. Includes: (B, D).
Day 7: Departure from Yangon. Rummage for interesting finds in the popular Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market), which is also famed for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Spend the rest of day at your own leisure before transferring to the airport for onwards departure flight. Includes: (B).
- Accommodation on half-twin rooms basis with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon)
- 3 domestic flights
- Private motorized boat in Inle Lake excursions + transfers
- Horse cart tours in Bagan
- All transfers and excursions with “Elephant Coach” in Yangon and the private air-conditioned vehicles for the rest places
- Porter fees at airports & hotels
- Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
- Sunset cocktail in Bagan
- Wine tasting before dinner at Inle Princess Resort
- 60 minute Spa treatment at Inle Princess Resort
- Visa on arrival service including visa fee
- International ticket to and from Yangon
- Meals other than mentioned
- Visits not mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses
- International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present) * Any other items not mentioned
The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability. The price is based on two people travelling together during high season and sharing a twin or double room.
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