The Distinctive Myanmar
This Myanmar luxury travel defines the coming age of upscale travel in its 10 days: the taste of an original Burma tells apart from those contaminated by globalization.
Your 10-day Myanmar luxury travel will start at Mandalay. Our guide will be ready to welcome upon your arrival at Mandalay International Airport. The experienced and friendly driver will transfer you to Red Canal Hotel or Rupar Mandalar Resort, which have the best restaurants and bar in town, swimming pool, fitness center and spa.
Depending on arrival time, you will relax at hotel or stroll around Mandalay, the Buddhist and cultural center of Myanmar. Discover the enchanting monuments of the royal which are also the last works of this period: Royal Palace, the residence of King Mindon and his wives; the Shwenandaw Monastery, the most significant building in the history of Mandalay; Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book with 729 stone slabs. Overnight at hotel.
Brighten this morning by a visit to the dazzling Jade Market, where precious stones are found in all forms. Stop at a gold leaf hammering workshop to see how much energy the artisans put to produce the glittering leaves. Then 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 world’s largest working bell- Mingun Bell, dating back centuries.
In the afternoon, drive to Sagaing, another former royal capitals. Mount on the highest hill to enjoy the panoramic view of this small town. By late afternoon, transfer to Amarapura. Walk on U Bein Bridge, the oldest and the longest teak bridge in the world. Then take a boat on Taungthaman Lake to admire the splendid sunset.
Relaxing night at Red Canal Hotel or Rupar Mandalar Resort.
After breakfast, board a luxury boat 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 authentic life of locals on the river and villages on the banks. Dinner at the elegant restaurant on the boat. Overnight on boat.
You can see a longer Mandalay to Bagan boat trip here.
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 kilometers from 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 temples zone by horse cart, including the finest and well preserved Ananda Temple, the massive red-bricked Htilominlo, the highest Thatbyinnyu, the largest Dhammayangyi…. By late afternoon, stop at Pyathatgyi Temple to enjoy the breathtaking view of whole Bagan sunk into the sunset.
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 some products yourself.
Back to hotel at the end of the day. Overnight at Tharabar Gate or Thiripyitsaya Resort.
Have the last morning in Bagan at leisure. Afternoon, take domestic flight to Heho. Meet your guide and drive to Inle. Visit to Red Mountain Estate Vineyard run by a talented French winemaker. Observe the process of making wine in wine facility. Try local wine produced with locally grown grapes but marked by the French favor. Relax in a quiet and pleasant mountain setting while taking in the splendid sunset over the Inle Valley.
Overnight in a well-located elegant hotel on the lake, Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa or Inle Princess Resort.
Take a private boat to discover Inle Lake, the most ideal place of Burma for luxurious relaxation. Located almost 900 meter above sea level in the heart of Shan plateau, this turquoise lake takes you away from urban atmosphere. Across the lake through floating villages built on stilts, and discover the culture and authentic life of the Inthas, including how they go fishing with unique paddling technique in the world. Visit to the religious monuments on the lake and on the shores.
Overnight at Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa, or Inle Princess Resort.
Enjoy delightful breakfast at hotel, then transfer by boat to Indein, a small village on western shore of the lake through a picturesque stream. Meet the ethnic minority of Pa-O, who are recognized at all- black coat and a turban on their head, discover their daily activities. Walk in a stair path leading to cluster of ruined pagodas hidden in jungle. Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein are home to around 1000 crumbling stupas which date back to the 17th century.
By late afternoon, return to Inle and rest at hotel.
Overnight at Pristine Lotus Hotel, Inle Resort & Spa or Inle Princess Resort.
Morning flight to Yangon. Meet your guide and then go for sightseeing to the former capital of Burma (1862-2005). Visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda covered with 60 tons of gold leaf; 70 meters long Reclining Buddha image in Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda. Explore the cosmopolitan atmosphere while stroll around colonial buildings built by the British. By late afternoon, walk around the beautiful lush park of Kandawgyi before having dinner on Karaweik Royal Barge, the golden royal boat in shape of a mythical bird on the lake. Admire traditional performances during dinner time.
Overnight at Governor’s Residence Hotel, which was built by the British colonist almost century ago. The hotel remains one of the most luxurious hotels in Yangon, as well as outstanding symbol of Western architecture.
After breakfast at hotel, have free time to relax.
Then your guide will escorts you to airport for departure flight.
It is the last minutes of your 10-day Myanmar luxury travel!
|Number of people||6 pax||4 pax||2 pax|
|Price per person||$519||$615||$810|