Not much know to most of the world for decades, Myanmar is swiftly being “discovered” and the beautiful nation is in the process of becoming one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. With smaller crowds as compared to neighboring Thailand and a rich diversity of natural and historical attractions, Myanmar is definitely a rewarding country to visit. Have a look at our best Myanmar tour 2019...
(Day 1): Arrival in Yangon
(Day 2): Yangon Exploration
(Day 3): Traversing to Bagan
(Day 4): Exploring Bagan
(Day 5): Cruise Tour to Mandalay
(Day 6): Onboard ship
(Day 7): Introductory Tour of Mandalay
(Day 8): Mandalay Exploration
(Day 9): Heading to Inle Lake
(Day 10): Tour of Inle Lake
(Day 11): More Time in Inle Lake
(Day 12): Venturing to Ngapali Beach
(Day 13): A Day of Excursion in Ngapali Beach
(Day 14): Another Free Day in Ngapali Beach
(Day 15): Departure Back Home
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach
Today you begin your Myanmar journey by boarding your international flight to Yangon.
Upon arrival, you're met by your guide and transferred by private car to your hotel. Depending on your flight timing, you might have some time to explore this afternoon. The People’s Park is a brief walk from the hotel and is packed with small temples and fascinating statues.
Today, visit Twante and a school that was constructed using donations after cyclone Nargis in 2008. On reaching the school, you will have the chance to meet the children and school teachers, and also observe lessons and aid the children with their studies. Return back to Yangon for lunch and spend some time relaxing. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent centerpiece of the city accompanied by your private guide. Sit and soak in the atmosphere of this spiritual site as local families and communities visit to give offerings and worship after a day's work.
This morning, you’ll be driven to the airport to catch a brief flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your private guide and driven to your hotel. Take some time to relax before you head out to explore Bagan's temples and ruins on a private tour accompanied by an experienced guide. A temple city of more than 2,000 temples, it's believed that there were initially more than 10,000 temples here.
Today is yours entirely to explore the temples and charming countryside around Bagan on your own or simply relax at your hotel. There is the availability of bicycle hire through most hotels or you could opt to explore on foot or by horse and cart.
Get ready to be transferred to the jetty in order to board the RV Paukan for your 2-night cruise to Mandalay along the magnificent Ayeyarwaddy. The journey begins with a welcome drink and briefing on the sundeck or in the saloon, followed by lunch. Later in the afternoon, disembark to visit a tiny village on the banks of the river. All meals during your stay are included.
As you cruise towards Mandalay, enjoy the scenery and service. There will be stops en route to explore places of interest. As part of a small group with your fellow guests, you can explore less-visited villages and markets accompanied by an experienced guide.
Today the cruise arrives in Mandalay. You'll be met by your guide at the jetty and taken to the medieval capitals of Ava and Amarapura, a brief drive away. With an experienced guide, explore the medieval former capitals, visiting a selection of the most astonishing temples and some of the lesser-known gems. Continuing your voyage onwards, you will reach Mandalay in time for dinner.
Mandalay has an amazing amount to offer for those who know where to discover it. Today, embark on a tour which has been designed in order to reveal Mandalay from a varied and fascinating perspective. Today’s itinerary is quite flexible and your guide will design it in such a way so that you can witness some of the more fascinating areas while avoiding some of the more visited tourist traps.
Today morning, you'll be picked up and driven to the airport to catch a brief flight to Heho. After being met by your private guide, driven through the Shan countryside to Nyaung Shwe in order to board a long-tail boat for the journey to your hotel situated on Inle Lake. A brief stop on the hour-long drive is suggested at the fascinating Red Mountain Vineyard along the way - perfect for lunch. With the remaining of the afternoon entirely free to relax at your hotel on the lake, you can choose to take a walk through the surrounding village.
Enjoy a tour of the lake today visiting the cottage industries, main temples, and the five-day market on a private guided tour. At sunset interchange your long-tail boat for a small wooden canoe. An experienced local guide will show you the smaller tributaries of the lake where only a few tourists venture.
Today, explore the Indein Pagoda complex with a private guide. A vast site, your guide will be there to take you to between temples in order to maximize your time. The hillside which is covered in temples is a significant site for locals and you'll discover many new offerings lined around the complex.
This morning, you’ll be transferred back to Heho airport by boat and car for your brief flight to the coast. On reaching, you'll be met by a guide and transferred to your beach hotel. Enjoy the remaining of the day to enjoy the spectacular Ngapali beach at your own pace.
Today is completely free for you to enjoy Ngapali beach. Explore the clear waters that surround the hotel by opting for a fishing or boating excursion, which is available through your hotel. A sunset kayak paddle is an especially pleasant way to end the day.
Another free day to simply relax, or explore. The village of Mya Pyin is just a brief walk away. You can walk in to visit some of the local cafes or shops.
Today, you’ll fly to Yangon where you have a guide available for further sightseeing before your onward flight back home.
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