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Myanmar Family Adventure

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From A$4,903

Overview

An enigmatic land of golden pagodas and mist-shrouded jungle, Myanmar was once described by Rudyard Kipling as a place ‘quite unlike any...you know about’. Isolated from the outside world for years it still remains something of a mystery to many. But for those willing to enter this remarkable country, you’ll discover a timeless landscape of faded colonial grandeur, Buddhist traditions and a rich cultural legacy that has changed little over the intervening years.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Embark on a treasure hunt around the famous temples of Bagan by electric scooter
  • Enjoy cooking lessons and kayaking along the shores of Inle Lake
  • Trek through village landscapes that have remained unchanged for generations and enjoy local hospitality
  • Spend a day with the elephants of the Green Hill Valley Camp
  • Relax on the golden beaches of Ngapali and savour the freshest seafood
  • Discover the culinary delights of Yangon and wander around the atmospheric China Town

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE YANGON

DAY 1: ARRIVE YANGON

The journey begins in Yangon, Myanmar’s historic and vibrant capital where, on arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to a centrally located hotel. Formerly known as Rangoon, this relatively quiet and charming city is an impressive fusion of colonial grandeur and cultural tradition that makes it an ideal starting point for any journey into this fascinating country.

The Savoy

DAY 2: YANGON

DAY 2: YANGON

Today provides a chance to immerse yourself properly into Yangon’s bustling local culture, with a morning tour of the city. Join the pilgrims at the iconic setting of the Shwedagon Pagoda, wander through colourful markets where locals come to buy and sell goods, or head to a tea shop and tuck into a bowl of mohinga soup, Myanmar’s favourite breakfast dish of rice noodles and fish. This afternoon, board the Yangon circle train which runs from Yangon’s main railway station in a circle around various neighbourhoods in town and on the outskirts of town. Sit alongside local commuters, watching as vendors hop on and off to sell snacks and cold drinks to the passengers.

The Savoy
Breakfast

DAY 3: YANGON - BAGAN

DAY 3: YANGON - BAGAN

Departing the hotel after breakfast you’ll head to the airport for the flight on to Bagan, home to one of Asia’s most spectacular sacred settings. Aside from visiting the temples themselves, this full-day guided tour also provides a chance to explore the local neighbourhoods and watch local artisans at work, cruise up the mighty Irrawaddy River to an unusual cave temple.

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Breakfast

DAY 4: BAGAN TREASURE HUNT

DAY 4: BAGAN TREASURE HUNT

Time, earthquakes and the inundations of the Irrawaddy River have ravaged much of the original city, but there are still over 2200 structures remaining in Bagan and you'll explore some of them this today by electric scooter. Set off on a treasure hunt which will take you through temples, villages and even an artisan’s workshop, delving into this remarkable area’s history and learning more about the communities that live here.

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Breakfast

DAY 5: BAGAN - HEHO - GREEN HILL VALLEY - KALAW

DAY 5: BAGAN - HEHO - GREEN HILL VALLEY - KALAW

Transferring to the airport this morning you will fly to Heho, from where you drive on to the picturesque old hill station at Kalaw, set amongst the rolling hills of the Shan Plateau. Enjoying the cooler temperatures of the higher altitudes you’ll then continue on towards the Green Valley Elephant Camp, to join the local mahouts as they treat the elephants to a bath in a nearby river. After a chance for a little exploring later this afternoon, you’ll then return to Kalaw for the evening.

Amara Mountain Resort
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: KALAW - NAUNG TAYAR - SAUNG KHAR

DAY 6: KALAW - NAUNG TAYAR - SAUNG KHAR

Your trekking adventure begins today with a two-hour drive to the small town of Naung Tayar. Meeting up with the trekking team here, you’ll then head off on foot, following a trail scattered with local villages and small farmsteads. The cooler temperatures are ideal for trekking and, after stopping in Ngo La to enjoy lunch with a local family, you’ll then continue on towards Saung Khar village, to spend this evening enjoying the hospitality of the locals.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: SAUNG KHAR - THARYAR GONE - SAMKAR

DAY 7: SAUNG KHAR - THARYAR GONE - SAMKAR

Departing early this morning the trail today provides some spectacular views of bamboo forests, lush valleys and the village of Naung Mon, your first stop of the day. Here you will pay a visit to the local monastery and learn more about local village life, before gradually descending towards Tharyar Gone, close to the shores of Inle Lake. On arrival in Tharyar Gone there may be time to visit the Thar Khaung Pagoda, before transferring across the lake by boat to Samkar village.

A Little Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: SAMKAR - NAMPAN - INLE LAKE

DAY 8: SAMKAR - NAMPAN - INLE LAKE

You will head off this morning on a beautifully scenic bicycle ride to Nampan, passing through a landscape of maize fields and rice paddies. The views of the mountains and lake are breathtaking and on arrival in Nampan you will transfer to a boat for the second part of the day’s sightseeing. Cruising past silted villages and floating gardens you’ll stop for a traditional Inthar lunch, before paying an afternoon visit to the scared Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the silk weaving village of Inpawkhone.

Pristine Lotus
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: INLE LAKE

DAY 9: INLE LAKE

The day begins with an early visit to one of the region’s famous floating markets. These village markets rotate around the lake every five days and provide a fascinating and colourful insight into the lives and traditions of the Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people. Continuing to a traditional Inthar house you will then have an opportunity to join a local family in preparing your lunches, before spending the afternoon lazily kayaking through the network of canals and waterways around Ywama village.

Pristine Lotus
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: INLE LAKE - THANDWE - NGAPALI

DAY 10: INLE LAKE - THANDWE - NGAPALI

Transferring back to the airport at Heho this morning, you will then take the flight on to Thandwe, where you will be met and transferred on to Ngapali Beach. Boasting the clear, warm waters of the Bay of Bengal and a quiet three-kilometre beach of white, palm-fringed sands, Ngapali is considered to be Myanmar’s premier beach hideaway, ideal for relaxation and watersports, snorkelling and island-hopping boat trips.

Bayview Resort
Breakfast

DAY 11: NGAPALI

DAY 11: NGAPALI

Enjoy a full day soaking up the laid-back charms and stunning sunsets of this idyllic beachside setting.

Bayview Resort
Breakfast

DAY 12: NGAPALI

DAY 12: NGAPALI

Enjoy a full day soaking up the laid-back charms and stunning sunsets of this idyllic beachside setting.

Bayview Resort
Breakfast

DAY 13: NGAPALI - THANDWE - YANGON

DAY 13: NGAPALI - THANDWE - YANGON

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred back to Thandwe for the flight to Yangon, arriving back in the country’s capital in time to enjoy a ‘local day out’. Filled with local colour and interaction, this fascinating tour, in the company of a local guide, includes a ferry and trishaw ride across the other side of the Yangon River, and a wander through China Town.

The Savoy
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPART YANGON

DAY 14: DEPART YANGON

Transfer to the airport this morning, where your journey ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Simple

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

MYANMAR FAMILY ADVENTURE (14 DAYS) A$4,903

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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