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Myanmar in Style

Tailor Made Itinerary

15 Days From £3,995

Overview

Having undergone years of isolation, Myanmar is an enigmatic gem that has finally thrown open its doors to the outside world. Scattered with golden pagodas, ancient temples and a spectacularly vibrant and diverse culture, the country provides a wonderful mix of natural and cultural treasures. Taking in some of its most impressive highlights, this gentle 15-day journey takes in some of the country’s classic sites including the rich Buddhist and colonial heritage of Mandalay and Yangon, the ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Yangon like a local and stay at the Governor’s Residence
  • Cruise down the Irrawaddy River in elegant colonial style
  • Relax on the golden beaches of Ngapali and enjoy some of the freshest seafood
  • Enjoy the splendour of stunning Inle Lake from a beautiful lake-view villa
  • Savour a champagne sunset from the U-Bein Bridge
  • Explore the stunning ancient temples of Bagan by bicycle

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. On arrival you will enjoy a half-day tour of the city, exploring some of the exhibits and artefacts at the National Museum before moving on to visit the 70-metre reclining Buddha at the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. The glittering climax of the tour though is the famed gold-leaf dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda, whose iconic golden stupa dominates the city's skyline.

The Savoy

DAY 2: YANGON - MANDALAY

DAY 2: YANGON - MANDALAY

Moving on from the capital today you will fly on to Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma. Set on the eastern banks of the Irrawaddy River, the city is considered the cultural heart of the country and a guided tour of its main sites provides a chance to discover more of its rich historical and cultural legacy. Highlights include the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, before climbing up Mandalay Hill to enjoy the views across the city.

Mandalay Hill Resort
Breakfast

DAY 3: MANDALAY - AVA - AMARAPURA - MANDALAY

DAY 3: MANDALAY - AVA - AMARAPURA - MANDALAY

Stepping back in time, today provides a chance to visit the ancient royal capitals that surround Mandalay; beginning with a horse-cart ride through the villages and temples of Ava, which for nearly 500 years lay at the heart of Burmese power and culture. After exploring the markets and monasteries of Sagaing, you’ll then walk across the world’s longest teak bridge at Amarapura, to enjoy a champagne sunset across Lake Thaungthaman and the U-Bein Bridge.

Mandalay Hill Resort
Breakfast

DAY 4: MANDALAY - YANDABO

DAY 4: MANDALAY - YANDABO

Departing from the Sagaing jetty this morning you will spend the day cruising down the waters of the Irrawaddy River, enjoying lunch on board before stopping at Yandabo Village later this afternoon. The site of the signing of the Treaty of Yandabo, which ended the First Anglo-Burmese war in 1826, today Yandabo is home to families of potters who specialise in making water pots, money boxes and stoves. Continuing on towards the village of Shwe Nann Tint you will then moor up for the evening.

Rv Paukan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: YANDABO - BAGAN

DAY 5: YANDABO - BAGAN

Setting off early this morning, the cruise continues downriver towards Bagan, the old capital of the Burmese Empire. After enjoying breakfast and the sunrise near Bagan you will disembark the boat and take a tour of the temple site, enjoying the panoramic views across the plains before paying a visit to the famed golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda. Then you will take in the nearby cave temple of Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, before ending the visit amongst the fine carvings and decorations of the elegant Htilominlo Temple.

Bagan Lodge
Breakfast

DAY 6: BAGAN

DAY 6: BAGAN

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 today you’ll explore some of them by bicycle. The freedom of being able to enjoy this remarkable setting at your own pace means that you can discover some of the lesser-known and less visited sites, or take a detour into the neighbouring villages that lie close to the ancient ruins.

Bagan Lodge
Breakfast

DAY 7: BAGAN - HEHO - INLE LAKE

DAY 7: BAGAN - HEHO - INLE LAKE

Flying on to Heho today, you’ll continue by road to the village of Nyaung Shwe, your gateway to the spectacular Inle Lake. After a brief stop to enjoy the beautiful carvings at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, you’ll board a private motorboat and head out onto the waters of one of Myanmar’s most breathtaking natural treasures. Passing by Intha stilt villages and floating gardens of hyacinths, you’ll watch the lake’s famous fishermen at work before stopping at the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, site of the holiest shrine in southern Shan.

Villa Inle Resort
Breakfast

DAY 8: INLE LAKE

DAY 8: INLE LAKE

After breakfast this morning you head back out onto the lake to visit 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 life along its shores. A wander through the beautiful scenery of Alaung Sitthou then culminates in a climb to the top of a nearby hill to take in a vast panorama of ancient stupas, the Shan Plateau and the lake below, before returning to the hotel by boat.

Villa Inle Resort
Breakfast

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.

Sandoway 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.

Sandoway 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.

Sandoway 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 capital in time to enjoy some time exploring the cobblestone streets and overflowing stalls of the famous Bogyoke Market (formerly Scott’s Market), where you can stroll amongst the antiques and Burmese handicrafts in search of some last-minute souvenirs.

The Governor's Residence
Breakfast

DAY 14: YANGON

DAY 14: YANGON

A final day in Yangon sees you enjoying 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, a wander through China Town and a train ride out to explore the markets and villages on the outskirts of the city.

The Governor's Residence
Breakfast

DAY 15: DEPART YANGON

DAY 15: DEPART YANGON

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

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

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 IN STYLE (15 DAYS) £3,995

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 offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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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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