Experience the best that Myanmar has to offer! From the big city life of Yangon, to ancient history in Bagan, the royal capital of Mandalay to true tranquility at Inle Lake and beach bliss at Ngapali, discover an incredible country in absolute comfort on this private Myanmar tour.
Yangon is the erstwhile capital of Myanmar that still proudly lives on as the country’s commercial hub.
Highlights Of Yangon Venture into the Garden City of the East, with its evergreen and cool tropical trees, shady parks and lovely lakes. Start your day in the colonial district at the heart of the city, where you can discover the 2,000 year old Sule Pagoda, which holds one of Buddha’s hairs. Explore the major cobblestoned bazaar of Bogyoke Aung San Market, where you can practice your bargaining skills. Witness Royal Family treasures, including the pure gold and intricately carved Royal Lion Throne, at the National Museum. The highlight of Yangon is the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda! Built over 2,500 years ago and towering over the city’s skyline, you can breathe in a most enchanting and spiritual sunset. Please note that shoes must be removed during your temple visits.
Bagan is an ancient royal city brimming with history that dates back to the 2nd century.
Highlights Of Bagan Visit the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia! Bagan is an architectural delight with its numerous pagodas and beautiful temples, including the famous Buddhist Ananda Temple that was built in 1105 AD. Stroll through the unique and colorful Nyaung U market and visit the imposing Shwezigon Pagoda surrounded by numerous shrines. Witness the stunning wall paintings inside the Kupyaukyi Temple and discover an astounding collection of artifacts inside the Bagan Museum.
Sunset Cruise Of Bagan Unwind after your full day sightseeing with a relaxing two hour sunset cruise along Ayeyarwady River in a classic wooden riverboat. Witness the scenes of village life along the riverbank, where you may spot a riverside temple or two and where local fishermen in little boats begin to head home with their daily catch. Experience magnificent views of Bagan’s temples at dusk, particularly the gold leaf gilded Shwezigon Pagoda that shimmers in the setting sun. Witnessing this sight creates a most marvellous memory of a lifetime.
Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Bagan Up, up and away! Float over the ancient city and discover the sheer magic of an exclusive bird’s-eye view of various Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas. This 45 minute long hot air balloon ride takes place at either sunrise or sunset to ensure you have the finest view of Bagan as it shimmers in the light. Kindly note that your balloon ride is only possible from October to March and is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Whilst we do our best to ensure this enchanting experience happens, evening rides can occasionally be cancelled.
Mandalay is Myanmar’s royal capital and lies in the northern heart of the country, on the eastern bank of Irawaddy River.
Highlights Of Mandalay Embark on a regal adventure as you explore Mya Nan San Kyaw, the Royal Palace. Crafted from majestic teak wood and situated in the center of a large citadel (fort), this is the last palace built by Burmese Royals. Expect epic tales when you visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa that contains the world’s largest book. Find tranquility at Shwenandaw Monastery, a traditional 19th century wooden Buddhist monastery and historical retreat. Discover Myanmar’s most revered image of Buddha at Mahamuni Buddha Pagoda, a temple and important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists. At sunset, embrace the scenic views from the calming peak of Mandalay Hill.
Highlights Of Saygin (Half Day) After your breakfast, meet with your guide and set out for Saygin – a charming village in the Madaya township. Just 45 minutes from Mandalay, this picturesque town is nestled amid seven majestic hills that are famous for their marble deposits. Discover large quantities of this rock in vivid hues, ranging from pristine white to bluish grey color. Watch marble carving at various local stone workshops. Carving statues and rock art from marble has been a local custom and means of sustenance for generations and often, an entire family is involved in the family business. Explore more than 100 workshops that carve statues of the Buddha and export these to Asia and some European countries. Even the renowned nine-meter Buddha statue at Kyauk Daw Gyi Pagoda in Mandalay was carved at Saygin! After your tour, return to Mandalay to spend the rest of your day at leisure. (Half Day; Morning Activity; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Travel time: 45 mins drive from Mandalay; Please bring comfortable walking shoes)
Inle Lake is a stunning and calm freshwater lake that lies 900 meters above sea level.
Highlights Of Inle Lake Cruise out to the largest freshwater lake in Myanmar by boat or canoe. Marvel at the exquisite floating gardens and watch fishermen haul in the day’s catch at quaint fishing villages located on beautiful Inle Lake. Visit the imposing Phaung Daw U Pagoda to see the famous five gold-plated Buddha statues. Your tour of the lake also includes excursions to colorful traditional markets and workshops where you will find beautiful local handicrafts, and to villages where you can observe the daily life on the lake. Kindly note that the boats stop running at 5pm.
Half Day Trip To Indein Village Venture to the unique village of Indein, located on the western bank of Inle Lake. Enter this small and charming destination through a narrow winding creek framed by dense jungle. Once there, you can explore a cluster of incredibly atmospheric pagoda ruins that overlook the lake, including Nyaung Ohak, which houses crumbling stupas with ornate stucco carvings, and Shwe Inn Thein Pagoda, a complex of 1054 weather-worn temples. The temples resemble the Khmer style and date back to the 17th and 18th century Shan period. Witness an enshrined Buddha image within a whitewashed stupa on a hill summit. Your rural experience is complete with scenes of farmers ploughing paddy fields with the aid of water buffaloes. To respect local customs, please dress conservatively. Kindly note that footwear is not permitted within the main temple.