Myanmar Discovery Travel

In Love in Myanmar

13 days/ 12 nights

The 'big-four', Kalaw & Pyin Oo Lwin

Honeymoon vacation

from 519 USD/ pax

This specifically designed tour will lead you and your life partner to the most outstanding treasures of this golden land: from the precious time lounging together to enjoy glorious sunset in U Bein Bridge, just two of you in the world of your own at the Inle Lake, or venture to mount Popa where love story form the revered local animist.

Wonder what awaits you in your coming honeymoon in 13 days?
  • Pyin Oo Lwin, where rattling traditional horse carts bring you through the time capsule
  • Bagan, the once mighty capital whose valor has not faded
  • Mount Popa, the mountain of flowers which witnesses a sad love story
  • Inle Lake, the relished treasure of Shan Plateau and the living source of the versatile Inthas

itinerary

Arrive at Mandalay International Airport and be welcomed by your travel guide who will introduce you to the first destination of your honeymoon vacation – Mandalay City. The last royal citadel – the country’s cultural heart – reigned over the most prosperous era of Buddhism in Myanmar, hosting spiritually significant religious structures. Gasp at the magnanimity of Royal Palace which bear the imprints of the last two sovereigns and their family. Inquire closely the intricate teak exterior and interior of the nostalgic Shwenandaw Monastery. Be awe-struck with the pristine white contour of Kuthodaw Pagoda: its 729 pages of Buddhism sutra carved on marble make up the largest book of the world.
Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

In the morning, embark on a trip towards the higher platform of Shan Plateau and settle in Pyin Oo Lwin – the famed resort of British Colonial Army. Feel chilled to your bones as the drop in temperature becomes perceivable as you near Pyin Oo Lwin. Hop on a traditional carriage which rattles through the bumpy roads and take you through Burmese houses alternating with British brick-and-wood residences with their stylish gables, turrets and chimneys nestling among greenery. Drop by the blessed Kandawgyi Botanical Garden which nurture an amazing variety of flora and fauna it exhibits. At the end of the day, dine under candlelight in a charming little restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.

After breakfast, set out to explore the exquisite waterfalls lying in the outskirt of Pyin Oo Lwin. Head southwest to visit the Dat Taw Gyaint waterfall. Admire the breathtaking scenery in front of your eyes: the waterfall plummeting from the steep gorge and violently colliding with the tranquil lake. Feel the moisture that have built up in the air and in the road beneath. Capture the vista of the whole region from the top of the ravine. Sip some drinks at this height and let your eyes wander from the jungle to the mist that is hanging over, as the waterfall supplements the sightseeing with rhythmic background music. Back to Mandalay at the end of the day.
Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

After the tour through Mandalay’s renowned Jade Market, consider your time budget to see the ancient cities around Mandalay. A short boat trip will take you to Sagaing, where you will find your tongue tangled as hundreds of pagodas peppering on the side of Sagaing Hill that is caressed with gentle laps of the Irrawaddy River. Scale the highest hill to locate a sacred viewpoint at U Ponya Pagoda to feast on the sights of gilded monuments that brighten its surroundings.
In the afternoon, drop by Amarapura to capture the blushing moment of sunset over U Bein Bridge. The bridge, which was built using the salvaged teak logs from the large-scale relocation of the Royal Palace and the Mahamuni Pagoda, bridges the Taungthaman Lake. 
Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Board the morning flight from Mandalay to Bagan. Devote the entire afternoon to the discovery of 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. Take note of the varying expressions as you look at these Buddha from different angles. Feel overwhelmed with Thatbyinnyu and Dhammayangyi Temples whose sizes dwarf their contemporaries. Maneuver around smaller temples: with diligence and a stroke of luck, you may have an excellent viewpoint to yourself to admire the fiery sunset.
Overnight at hotel 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 sampling a taste of traditional markets, take a detour to the nearby town Salay. Soften at the town’s laid-back colonial style, which – contrast to the grandeur of Downtown Yangon – features residences with fading paints hidden behind placid starfruit trees and antique temples unaccustomed to the presence of electricity. Make use of your moments in this sequestered place – so immune to the drastic change that waves of tourists bring to this country.
Return to Bagan and overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Drive to Mount Popa, situated 50km southeast of Bagan, one of the holiest religious sites known across Myanmar. Be infatuated with the everlasting field of palm trees dominating the flora of the arid central region. Taste some toddy palm candies – a popular sweet dessert and imbibe “sky beer” – a local aqua vitae.
Upon arrival at Mount Popa, set on to explore Nat temples at the foot of the mountain. Mount Popa is the setting of the magical love story between the hero Byat-wi and the flower-eating ogress Mae Wunna where enchanted unions and bitter separations romanticize King Anawrahta’s unification campaign.
Arrive in Kalaw at the end of the day. Be smitten with the sudden change in temperature: Kalaw can be pretty chilly after sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Squeeze in the crisp yet frosty morning of Kalaw – negative temperatures are not rare occurences. After breakfast, pick up some walking around to explore the exotic market. By a stroke of luck, you may find yourself at a right time for the rotating market of Inle Lake to take its turn in Kalaw. Otherwise, stroll the local market which is equally thriving where you will be treated with an eclectic range of flavorful specialties. Indulge in the enriching interaction with the friendly ethnics. Embark on a hike through scenic hills, plantations, vegetable gardens and traditional houses along the road.
Back in Kalaw in the late afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

After breakfast and free time enjoying the cool climate of Kalaw, take a scenic train ride from Kalaw to Shwenyaung, where you will get off to visit Inle Lake. Feel the gentle humming of the train as it rolls through plantations, hills and forests and observe the ethnic people very lively in their daily activities. The scenes pass the windows like a slow-motion movie, a breed that is destined to be extinct by the time a faster and more reliable means of transportation takes over.
Get off the train at Shwenyaung and take a cab to Inle Lake where you will check in at a hotel. Be enchanted at first sight by unrivaled spectacle on vibrant water-borne life which you will have time to dig in.
Overnight at hotel on Inle Lake.

Take a canoe ride around the lake to appreciate its opal-blue water and the mountain setting that grants the region some sense of isolation much relished by seclusion-seeking tourists.
Notice the lake’s unusual residence style: the Inthas’ houses on stilts – results of generations adapting to their water-borne living conditions. Laud the quintessence of prowess and delicacy: an Intha fisherman performing his unorthodox rowing technique with an oar wrap around his leg. Endear yourselves with the scene of women tending their floating garden – their primary source of food with much affection. Sample the Shan Plateau’s native cuisine: the infatuation with its flavorful dish is well resonated across the country.
In the evening, 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 at hotel on Inle Lake.

In the morning, hop on a motored boat to inquire Indein in the south of Inle Lake. Be intimidated by the lush intrusiveness of jungle that has barred even local people from discovering another gem of their homeland. Feel shivers being sent down to your spine with every inch you dare into this complex of pagodas which boasts an otherworldly atmosphere worthy for any blockbuster thriller.
Sail back to Inle Lake and transfer to Heho Airport for the late flight to Yangon. Once coming back to Yangon, dine on the celestial bird-shaped Karaweik Barge. Your dinner will be accompanied by the exotic dance of Kinnara and Kinnari, the mystical couple whose mutual affection is undivided by any third party.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Lavish a day to explore the highlights of the former capital of Myanmar – Yangon. 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.

Free time to wander around and do last-minute souvenir shopping. Depending on your schedule, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

budget ideas

Number of people6 pax4 pax2 pax
Price per person$519$615$810
The price is determined based on twin/ double room (2-3 star).

What's included

  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned (entry fees included)​
  • English speaking guide on spot
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Private transfers with driver; 2 bottles of water/person every day

What's not included

  • International airfare and taxes airport
  • Visa-on-arrival
  • Tips, personal expenses and other services not mentioned
  • Other not mentioned in the tour

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