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Take a three week adventure through one of Asia’s least explored destinations! Discover Myanmar’s ancient past, teeming with regal palaces and pagodas, traditional villages, colonial city culture, and untouched beaches.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City ToursBest Western Chinatown Hotel, The Loft
2 - 4LoikawBreathtaking scenery, Cultural experiences, Thiri Mingala Hill PagodaMyat Nan Taw Hotel
4 - 7Inle LakeBoat Ride, Floating Gardens, Fishing Villages, Colourful Traditional MarketsThe Thanakha, ViewPoint Lodge
7 - 8Pyin Oo LwinChurches, Colonial Buildings, Botanical Garden, WaterfallHotel Pyin Oo Lwin
8 - 10MandalayRoyal Palace, Mahamuni Buddha Pagoda, World’s Largest Book at The Kuthodaw PagodaYadanarpon Dynasty Hotel, Rupar Mandalar
10 - 13BaganShwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Markets, MuseumThazin Garden, Tharabar Gate
13 - 18Ngapali BeachBeach, RelaxationThande Beach Hotel, Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa
18 - 19YangonShwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, National Museum, Capital City ToursBest Western Chinatown Hotel, The Loft

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  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel

Yangon

1 Night

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

Included Activities

Half Day Visit to Shwedagon Pagoda
Discover the crown of Myanmar! After a leisurely afternoon, head to the stunning Shwedagon Zedi Daw, a sacred Buddhist pagoda that is considered Myanmar’s greatest treasure and most important landmark.  It is thought to be over 2,600 years old and there are relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within it. Standing 99 meters (325 ft) tall on Singuttara Hill, west of Kandawgyi Lake, it dominates the city skyline. With its golden gilded pagoda and stupa and topped off with sparkling sapphires, diamonds, rubies and topaz, Shwedagon is best enjoyed at sunset.

Hotel Options
RoomBusiness Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Loft – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 4

Transfer from Hotel to Yangon Airport

Flight from Yangon to Loikaw

Transfer from Loikaw Airport to Hotel

Loikaw

2 Nights

The beautiful town of Loikaw is located at the northernmost tip of the Kayah State in Myanmar.

Included Activities

Highlights of Loikaw
Loikaw is brimming with culture. On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can experience the colorful Demawso Market, where different ethnic groups come together in traditional outfits and sell their wares. Explore Sam Boon village, inhabited by the Padaung people who adorn copper neck rings. Venture to a weaving center for an insight into making the native Kayar dresses. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Discover the Shwe Let War Pagoda (Golden Palm Pagoda) with its scenic views across the valley, and the animist worship place of Tha Khon Tai, tucked amidst banyan trees. Thiri Mingalarpon monastery, the former palace of the Shan feudal chief is also well worth a visit as are, of course, the Thiri Mingala (Taungkwe) Pagodas.

Half Day Inle Lake Boat Ride (from Pekun)
Scenic views and cultural encounters! On your way from Loikaw to Pekun, stop at Moe Byae to see authentic village life and Padaung women who are famous for their brass neck jewellery. At Pekun, a boat will take you on a picturesque 5.30 hour ride to Inle Lake, while you enjoy the beautiful scenery and verdant surroundings along the Bilu Creek. About 1.30 hours into the ride, stop at Thakhauk, which is known for its ancient monuments, insights into the Shan, Pa O and Intha races, and Lone Kan market. After lunch, visit pot-making and lotus-weaving villages before proceeding to Inle Lake.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 4 - 7

Drive from Loikaw to ​Pekon (25km, 1hr)

Boat trip from ​Pekon to Inle Lake via Sagar (Samkar) Village (about 5-6 hrs)

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. 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.

Indein Village Excursion
Take a boat to the charming little village of Indein by Inle Lake. Well known for its bustling local weekly market and its ancient cluster of Buddhist stupas, enjoy your little day trip to a Burmese lakeside village. Soak in the delightfully laidback rural atmosphere of Indein Village, which is hemmed in by tropical jungles and hillocks that house Shwe Indein, a complex of medieval Buddhist pagodas. Walk up to the old complex to admire the intricate architecture, and to enjoy a panoramic view of the village and the lake beneath the hills. Interact with the villagers to learn more about the Pao hill community. Take a leisurely stroll through Indein, stop by the local village school and discover a slice of their everyday lives. Head off to Alaung Sithu, further along Inle Lake. (Full Day, Time of Day: Morning; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
The Thanakha – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
ViewPoint Lodge – Opt 2
RoomCottage Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 8

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

Flight from Heho to Mandalay

Drive from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin (70 km, 2 hrs)

Pyin Oo Lwin

1 Night

Pyin Oo Lwin is a verdant hill town surrounded by the Shan Plateau, east of Mandalay.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Pyin Oo Lwin to Mandalay (70 km, 2 hrs)

Mandalay

2 Nights

Mandalay is Myanmar’s royal capital and lies in the northern heart of the country, on the eastern bank of Irawaddy River.

Included Activities

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.

Day Trip to Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava
Explore the royal cities of Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava on this fabulous day excursion from Mandalay. Within Amarapura, known as the City of Immortality, you can immerse yourself in Buddhist culture alongside the monks of Mahagandhayon monastery. In Sagaing, you’ll get a deeper sense of daily spiritual life with visits to more Buddhist monasteries. Enjoy dusk back in Amarapura where you can take a picturesque walk along the U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teakwood bridge. Set amidst a beautiful backdrop, the sunsets here make for an enchanting end to the day.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Rupar Mandalar – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 13

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Mandalay to Nyaung U

Transfer from Nyaung U Airport to Hotel

Bagan

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.

Day Trip to Mount Popa
Explore the old spirits of Myanmar on a unique full day trip to Mount Popa, which is located 60 kms from Bagan. Trek up this extinct volcano to see the crater, which is over a mile in diameter. Housing Buddhist temples and pagodas, Mount Popa is home to animist beliefs, and is a place where Buddhist hermits once lived. Four of the 37 most powerful Burmese Nats (spirits) are thought to reside in Mount Popa and it continues to be a place of pilgrimage, particularly during the Burmese New Year of Thingyan in April, and the full moon festival seasons of Nayon (May/June) and Nadaw (November/December). If you wish to respect the supreme beings and local custom, do not wear the colors of black, green or red, or bring meat to the mountain! Kindly note that this activity requires a moderate level of physical fitness.

Hotel Options
Thazin Garden – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Tharabar Gate – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 13 - 18

Transfer to Nyuang U Airport

Flight from Bagan to Ngapali

Transfer from Thandwe Airport to Ngapali Beach Hotel

Ngapali Beach

5 Nights

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

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Sea View Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 18 - 19

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

Flight from Ngapali to Yangon

Transfer from Yangon Airport to Hotel

Yangon

1 Night

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

Hotel Options
RoomBusiness Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Loft – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer from Hotel to Yangon Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,025 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,690 /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 in one double room for 19 days / 18 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Yangon – Loikaw
    • Heho – Mandalay
    • Mandalay – Nyaung U
    • Nyaung U – Thandwe
    • Thandwe – Yangon
  • All activities as listed :
    • Yangon: Half Day Visit to Shwedagon Pagoda
    • Loikaw: Highlights of Loikaw
    • Loikaw: Half Day Inle Lake Boat Ride (from Pekun)
    • Inle Lake: Highlights of Inle Lake
    • Inle Lake: Indein Village Excursion
    • Mandalay: Highlights of Mandalay
    • Mandalay: Day Trip to Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava
    • Bagan: Highlights of Bagan
    • Bagan: Day Trip to Mount Popa
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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Again, Enchanting did not let us down – we enjoyed our VIP treatment from the planning stages to the end of our travels. Their staff have a love and enthusiasm for their clients, as if they are doing it for the first time, a constant fresh approach showing their treasured lands as if we are invited family – what more could one ask for.

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