Myanmar Discovery Travel

The Golden Land and Seaside Holiday

14 days/ 13 nights

The 'big-four' & Ngapali

Luxury tour

from 519 USD/ pax

It is Myanmar’s epitome of pampering: in this Burma luxury travel, golden spires satiate your eyes’ lust and Ngapali’s waves and white sand fiddle your skin.

Wonder what awaits you in your coming luxury tour to Myanmar in 2 weeks?
  • Relaxing at Ngapali, one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia
  • Hot- air ballon ride over the beautiful plain of thousands temples and pagodas in Bagan
  • Cruise on the legendary Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Rest at charming luxurious hotels

itinerary

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet your guide and transfer to hotel. Depending on arrival time, you will relax at hotel or go for sightseeing around Yangon to explore the former capital of the country (1862-2005). Visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the heart of Buddhist community, covered with 60 tons of gold leaf; head to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda which houses 70 meters long Reclining Buddha image. Stroll around streets to admire the colonial buildings built by the British. Finish our first day in the ‘Golden Land’.
Overnight Governor’s Residence Hotel. Built by the British colonists almost a century ago, this hotel remains one of the most luxurious hotels in Yangon, as well as an outstanding symbol of Western architecture.

Dedicated day to discover the contrasts of Yangon by soak up the local life. Welcoming this morning by a visit to Bogyoke Market, one of the British buildings in downtown, where people throughout the city and its surroundings come to trade. Then take a “circular train” tour through Yangon and its suburbs. Here you can mingle with local people, observe their daily life, a great chance to see another side of Yangon, a true cultural experience rather than a tourist activity.
Afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, our driver will transfer you to hotel in Inle. The rest of the day is free time to relax, and immerse into the beauty of the nature.
Overnight in a well-located luxurious hotel on the lake, Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa or Inle Princess Resort.

Enjoy delightful breakfast at hotel, then we will start our excursion by boat to Inle Lake, the most ideal place in Burma for luxurious relaxation. Located almost 900 meter above sea level in the heart of Shan plateau, this turquoise lake takes you away from the hustle and bustle life of urban areas. Across the lake to pass through floating villages built on stilts, explore the culture, and authentic life of the Inthas, who are famous for one-leg paddling technique. Pay a visit to some religious sites on the lake and on the shores.
Overnight at Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa or Inle Princess Resort.

This morning, transfer by boat to Indein, a small village on the Western shore of the lake through a picturesque creek. Meet the ethnic minority of Pa-O, who are recognized by all- black coat and a turban on their head, observe their daily life.
Walk in a stair path to explore cluster of ruined pagodas. Hidden in the jungle, Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Pagoda are home to around 1000 crumbling stupas dating back to the 17th century. By late afternoon, return to Inle and have free time to relax.
Overnight at Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa or Inle Princess Resort.

Transfer to Heho Airport for a morning flight to Mandalay. Meet your guide upon arrival and go for sightseeing to the last royal capital, as well as Buddhist and cultural center of Myanmar. Explore the enchanting monuments which are also the latest works of this period: the Royal Palace, the residence of King Mindon and his wives, Shwenandaw Monastery, the most significant building in the history of Mandalay, Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book with 729 stone slabs…
Overnight in Red Canal Hotel or Rupar Mandalar Resort, which have the best restaurants & bar in town, swimming pool, gym and spa.

Famous for having the most beautiful gemstones in the world and the remarkable monuments covered with gold, Burma entrusts its reputation to Mandalay. Brighten this morning by a visit to the dazzling Jade Market, where precious stones are found in all forms. Then turn to a gold leaf hammering workshop where produce the glittering leaves. Leave the market, transfer to jetty to board a private boat to Mingun, one of the royal cities around Mandalay. Visit the impressive unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and the great bell of Mingun dating back centuries.
In the afternoon, drive to Sagaing, another former royal capital. Mount on the top of Sagaing hill to enjoy the view of this small town. Late afternoon, transfer to Amarapura and enjoy glorious sunset on U Bein Bridge, the oldest and the longest teak bridge in the world.
Relaxing night at Red Canal Hotel or Rupar Mandalar Resort.

After breakfast, board a slow boatel from Mandalay downstream the legendary Irrawaddy River. One of the longest navigable rivers in Southeast Asia, the Irrawaddy is considered as the soul of the country, where the first Burmese civilizations were born.
Cross the magnificent scenery of river banks dotted with golden pagodas, explore the life of locals on the river and villages on the banks. Dinner at an elegant restaurant on the boat.  Overnight on boat.

Get up in the sumptuous cabin on the boat. Your cruise ends at Bagan pier in the morning. Meet your guide and start exploring Bagan, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Asia. Expanding 40 km from the left bank of the Irrawaddy, Bagan’s plain of 2000 monuments, which date back centuries, give you an impression of being in the past!
Visit to some remarkable monuments of the zone by horse cart, including the finest and well preserved Ananda Temple, the magnificent in white with panoramic view Thatbyinnyu, the massive Dhammayangyi…. By late afternoon, Pyathatgyi Temple is a perfect place to enjoy the magical sunset over Bagan plain.
Overnight at Tharabar Gate Hotel or Thiripyitsaya Resort, where you can pamper yourself with their celebrated spa service. 

Take a hot-air balloon ride in the early morning to contemplate amazing sunrise and spectacular views of the plains of 2000 temples below. After that, immerse into the authentic life of locals as you stroll around the colorful and lively Nyaung Oo market. Continue by a visit to traditional villages of Min Nan Thu and Phwa Saw, specializing in making lacquer. Here you can observe how famous Burmese lacquer are made and decorated by traditional methods, or try creating yourself.
Back to hotel at the end of the day. Overnight at Tharabar Gate or Thiripyitsaya Resort.

This morning is free for your last moments in Bagan. Then transfer to Nyaung U Airport for a flight to Thandwe, a small town on the edge of the Bengal Bay, the major gateway to Ngapali Beach. From Thandwe, our driver will transfer you to hotel at Ngapali Beach.
The rest of the day is leisure time to relax at Ngapali, an ideal haven after long journey to the country.
Overnight at Aureum Resort & Spa, Ngapali Bay View Villa, Amara Ocean Resort or Hilton Resort, which features luxurious rooms with wonderful view of sea and beach, restaurants, swimming pools and other outdoor services.

Free day for your interests:
(*) Some recommendations for beach activities:
• Participate in some sea sports like kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving
• Go cycling to explore the local life to fishing villages, local market…
• Board a boat to some islands along the beach
Overnight at Aureum Resort & Spa, Ngapali Bay View Villa, Amara Ocean Resort or Hilton Resort. 

Free day for relax at Ngapali. Afternoon, transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Yangon. Meet your driver and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Governor’s Residence Hotel. 

Free time to relax before your guide escort you to airport for departure flight. 
End of our services.

budget ideas

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

What's included

  • Domestic flights Yangon/ Heho, Heho/ Mandalay, Bagan/ Thandwe, Thandwe/ Yangon
  • 3 nights with breakfast with double room in standard hotels. If you want to stay in superior hotels, please contact us
  • All excursions and visits mentioned (entry fees included)
  • he services of an English speaking guide for each region
  • Private transfers with driver; 2 bottles of water/person every day

What's not included

  • International airfare and taxes airport
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa-on-arrival
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Services and activities not included in the program

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