• Ancient Monuments & Culture of Myanmar - A Private Adventure

    Discover the gilded glories of Myanmar

    Join us in the exotic and unspoiled world of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Get a glimpse of cultures that resonate with traditions hundreds of years old.

    best times to go: January - February, November - December

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $4,095 see detailed pricing

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Discover the gilded glories of Myanmar

A visit to Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a chance to glimpse one of the last unspoiled, exotic areas of the world. Its incredible pagodas, temples, and monasteries are elegant reminders of earlier ages, and its vibrant people and cultures are still deeply rooted in centuries-old traditions.

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Activities

Easy touring and road travel

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the beautiful architectural glories of Myanmar: sacred pagodas, ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries that defy the imagination
  • Visit artisan workshops, stilted villages, colorful markets, and more
  • Discover Inle Lake, where high hills rim calm waters dotted with floating gardens and fishermen ply the lake in flat-bottomed boats

Duration: 10 days Start Location: Yangon End Location: Yangon

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  • Day 1 : Arrive in Yangon, Myanmar

    Arrive in Yangon, Myanmar Arrive in Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Day 2 : Yangon

    A day to explore the highlights of Yangon, including the great Shwedagon Paya, the reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi, and the ancient Botatung Paya.

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    Day 3 : Bagan

    Fly to the ancient city of Bagan and explore its numerous peaceful and scenic Buddhist temples, including the Sulamani and the stunning Ananda Temple.

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    Day 4 : Bagan

    Early morning hike to nearby temple to witness the sunrise over the beautiful plain of Bagan. Also visit the Nyaung Oo market and the Bagan archaeological zone.

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    Day 5 : Mandalay

    Morning flight to Mandalay where we'll tour the city. In the afternoon, take a boat trip up the Irrawaddy to visit the Mingun Paya, the Myatheindaw Paya, and the huge, 90-ton Mingun Bell.

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    Day 6 : Mandalay

    Drive to Sagaing to visit Kaunghmudaw Paya and climb the Sagaing Hill for a panoramic view of Mandalay. After lunch visit nearby Amarapura for a stroll across U Bein's Bridge, then take a ferry to Ava, the former capital located on an island. Enjoy the sunset back at U Bein's Bridge.

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    Days 7 - 8 : Inle Lake

    Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake. Spend the day touring the sights around Inle Lake, including the cotton weaving village of Tha Lay, the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the floating gardens and "Jumping Cat" teak monastery of Nga Phe Kyaung village, and more.

  • Days 9 - 10 : Yangon / Fly home

    Drive to Heho and fly to Yangon. Afternoon free to explore Yangon.

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DATES: Best time to go: January - February, November - December Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

PRICING:

2014 Prices
$4,095 (2 or more members)
$850 single supplement
$5,395 (solo traveller)
$500 Internal air - subject to change

  • Bagan Hotel

    The Bagan Hotel is set in a stunning location with fantastic river views across the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy). Its peaceful and tranquil setting is a truly unforgettable experience.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: ©Nadia Le Bon



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