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.
Easy touring and road travel
- 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: YangonDownload Detailed Itinerary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The colonial-style Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon is a luxury property committed to excellent service. The outdoor pool area is a tropical respite from frenetic Yangon. The hotel's amenities also include a fitness center, Nemita spa and several restaurants (Chinese, Japanese and Continental). The hotel is centrally located in Yangon, near many attractions including the world's oldest pagoda, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
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.
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