Honeymoon Essential in Myanmar
This 10-day honeymoon vacation in Myanmar allows you to enjoy romantic moments in a perfect beginning of your marriage: candlelit dinner at Karaweik Palace in Yangon, relaxing stay at the poetic Inle Lake, remarkable moment ambling around ancient temples at Bagan. And the untouched beauty of Ngapali beach will make this lifetime trip will last forever.
Arrive in Yangon on the first day of your honeymoon in Myanmar. Fall under the spell of the city’s retro downtown region which features fin-de-siècle buildings, perfectly perpendicular streets and a gilded pagoda to mark their intersection! As the sunlight dims, be taken aback by the city’s more illuminated alter ego: the towering Buddhist fantasy of Shwedagon Pagoda with golden sheen and the seventy-meter lazing Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda. Feel burning reverence in the humming prayers which cloak Yangon in an aura of divine mystery.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Wake up to a worldly Yangon that have shaken off their celestial beauty. Inquire the cobblestone inner streets of Bogyoke Market which exhibits authentic local commodities. Move on to visit the Myanmar Gems Museum displaying certified genuine precious stones. Take a short but interesting ferry ride across Yangon River to visit the pottery village of Twante. Then catch a cap to the other end of Twante Canal where the secluded village nestles. Engage in making some pottery at one of the few remaining pottery kilns in the village. On the way back, drop by Baungdawgyoke Pagoda. At night, dine on the celestial bird-shaped Karaweik Barge accompanied by the exotic dance of Kinnara and Kinnari whose mutual affection is undivided by any third party. Overnight in Yangon.
Board the morning flight to Inle Lake. On arrival, take a canoe ride around the lake to appreciate its opal-blue water and the mountains much relished by seclusion-seeking tourists. Notice the lake’s unusual residence style: the Inthas’ stilt houses. Laud the quintessence of prowess and delicacy: an Intha fisherman performing their unorthodox rowing technique with an oar wrap around his leg. Endear yourselves with the scene of women tending their lush floating gardens. Sample the Shan Plateau’s native cuisine: the infatuation with its flavorful dish is well resonated across the country. At night, take pleasure in the company of a bonfire as it becomes more chilly. Lavish more attention to the sounds and the scents, which crystallize when the dark befalls. Overnight in Inle.
The next day, embark on a full-day trip to Sagar, well into the south of Inle Lake. Hop on a motored boat to inquire the village which is christened “Small Bagan in Inle”. Living up to its name, Sagar is Bagan with a bushy touch and a mysterious strait. Fall out of time in the maze of stupas alternating with unorthodox display of greenery. Be mesmerized with the symmetry of the nature as the buildings, vegetation and the people leave their reflections on the idyllic lake – the atmosphere is so immersed in tranquility. Feel the ravages raged by time and water on the ancient stupas but at the same time fall head over heels for the charm it exudes. Overnight in Inle.
Morning flight to Bagan. Devote the entire afternoon to discover Bagan, the most impressive archaeological site in Asia. With over 2000 temples, pagodas and stupas disrupting the horizon, the city which served as the capital of a mighty Burma for four centuries seems to paralyze in a time capsule. Jump on a horse-drawn carriage and trail along rugged tracks to visit some well-known temples of Bagan. Together with your partner, stick a gold leaf to the four statues of Ananda Temple – you won’t got this experience elsewhere in the world. Feel overwhelmed with Thatbyinnyu and Dhammayangyi Temples whose sizes dwarf their contemporaries. Maneuver around smaller temples. You may have an excellent viewpoint to admire the fiery sunset. Overnight in Bagan.
In the morning, marvel at the grand display of earthly life which seasons the arid region of Bagan with its hustle and bustle. Gasp at the bizarre selection of agricultural produce on sale at Nyaung Oo Market where people from nearby regions come to trade. Listen to conversations humming like a bee hive in action and experience an authentic market representative of those in rural Asia. After that take a detour to the nearby town Salay. Soften at the town’s laid-back colonial style, which features residences with fading paints hidden behind placid starfruit trees and antique temples. Make use of your moments in this sequestered place – so immune to the drastic change that waves of tourists bring to this country. Enjoy the romantic night together at hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Take a flight to escape the heat of the central Myanmar to go to Ngapali Beach. Upon arrival at Thandwe airport, hop on the car which will take you to your hotel. Be welcomed by the premier beach escape, which ranks among the finest in Asia. Gasp at the sight of rock nestling under the crystal clear water which meets the sky at an infinite point. As the sun retires and the light display is tinged with red lights, have a barbecue by the seaside. Listen to the wind shushing through the palm trees and the waves whispering their eternal songs.
Overnight at the hotel on Ngapali.
During your two days in Ngapali, enjoy the tranquility of one of the most unspoiled beach in Asia. After some swimming and bathing in the morning, spice up your day with a hot-air balloon trip to get the view over the vast area of Ngapali. Opt to visit the nearby fishery villages to get an eyeful of their traditional fishing techniques and cuisine, which bears so much distinction from those of mainland as the ingredient is ocean fishes not river fishes. At dusk, start a bonfire on the beach and collect driftwood or scattered stones to make some vintage seating. As the bonfire snap and toss sparks, contemplate the scene of the sea during the absence of sunlight. Overnight in Ngapali.
Free day for relaxation and shopping. Depending on your schedule, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
|Number of people||6 pax||4 pax||2 pax|
|Price per person||$519||$615||$810|