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Experience the big and small wonders of Myanmar on this unique, relaxed and luxurious trip through the Golden Land. Discover heritage sights such as the Shwedagon Pagoda, witness a timeless landscape dotted with over 200 temples and pagodas as you fly over Bagan in a hot air balloon, and see stunning sunrises over the picturesque Inle Lake, while you rest your head in some of the best accommodations in the country. Also planned for you is a luxurious cruise on the Irrawaddy, and relaxing days of sun and sand at Ngapali.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City ToursThe Strand, Belmond Governor's Residence
3 - 6Mandalay / AyeyarwadyBamboo Rafts, Fishing Boats, LeisureRoad to Mandalay
6 - 9BaganShwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Markets, MuseumBagan Lodge
9 - 12Inle LakeBoat Ride, Floating Gardens, Fishing Villages, Colourful Traditional MarketsVilla Inle Boutique Resort, Sanctum Inle Resort
12 - 15Ngapali BeachBeach, RelaxationNgapali Bay Villas & Spa, Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
15 - 15YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City Tours

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel


2 Nights

Yangon is the erstwhile capital of Myanmar that still proudly lives on as the country’s commercial hub.

Included Activities

Ride on Yangon’s Circle Train
Journey into Yangon’s past and gain glimpses of local life aboard the Circle Train. The historical train ride lasts two to three hours as you loop around the city outskirts. Depart from the grand Yangon Central Train Station, which fuses Burmeses architecture with functional British colonial elements. Voyage through the changing urban to rural scenery. In the city you’ll see street food hawkers selling paan (betel nut) and sweet coconut-condensed milk buns, vendors balancing plastic barrels on their head, and children playing. The countryside offers a more tranquil scene with watercress fields, ponds, farms and stilted bamboo houses. Witness how local villagers live and work. Before returning downtown stop at Insein, the infamous prison that holds Burmese political dissidents and once housed Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

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.

Hotel Options
The Strand – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Suite
Day 3 - 6

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Yangon to Mandalay

Transfer from Mandalay Airport to Hotel

Mandalay / Ayeyarwady

3 Nights

The Ayeyarwady has been and still remains the lifeline of Myanmar.

Included Activities

Ayeyarwady River Cruise Activities (Mandalay to Bagan)
Join the Road To Mandalay on a 2N cruise along the Ayeyarwady River; meet local people, unravel history, re-live legends! Fly into Mandalay from Yangon; board the boat at Shwe Kyet Yet on the Ayeyarwaddy River; check in; meet your crew. Tour Mandalay’s main sights; back aboard for dinner, entertainment, overnight. Post breakfast, visit Sagaing – the ‘living centre’ of Buddhist faith, famous for its silversmiths doing traditional work styles. Sail southwards; relax, observe local life on the banks; learn of local places, customs. Dinner follows a casual cocktail party aboard; retire overnight. Next day, reach Bagan; see over 2,000 temples and pagodas scattered on an awe-inspiring plain beside the river; visit few important pagodas, or hire a bicycle/horse-drawn cart to explore by yourself; aboard for entertainment, dinner. Check out next day, drive to Bagan airport for your Yangon flight.

Hotel Options
Road to Mandalay – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Cabin - A Deck
MealsFull Board plus Activities
Day 6 - 9

Transfer to Hotel


3 Nights

Bagan is an ancient royal city brimming with history that dates back to the 2nd century.

Included Activities

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.

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.

Hotel Options
Bagan Lodge – Opt 1
Day 9 - 12

Transfer to Nyuang U Airport

Flight from Bagan to Heho

Drive from Heho to Inle Lake (27 km, 1 hr)

Inle Lake

3 Nights

Inle Lake is a stunning and calm freshwater lake that lies 900 meters above sea level.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options
RoomLake Front Single Villa
RoomAbbey Suite
Day 12 - 15

Drive from Inle Lake to Heho (27 km, 1 hr)

Flight from Heho to Ngapali

Transfer from Thandwe Airport to Ngapali Beach Hotel

Ngapali Beach

3 Nights

Ngapali Beach is considered one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful beaches.

Hotel Options
RoomNgapali Suite Villa (Double)
StyleBeach Resort
RoomGarden View Cottage
StyleBeach Resort
Day 15 - 15

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Ngapali to Yangon


0 Nights

Yangon is the erstwhile capital of Myanmar that still proudly lives on as the country’s commercial hub.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 7,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,890 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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