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Discover the enchantment of Myanmar

Discover the enchantment of Myanmar with a classic tour of all the sights. Wander the streets of Yangon with its faded colonial architecture and admire the hundreds of Buddhist stupas at Bagan. Watch the one-legged rowers on Inle Lake, and walk across U Bein Bridge. Discover the ancient cities of Amarapura and Mandalay, and explore pretty botanical gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin. End your trip with a few days beachside at Ngapali on the Bay of Bengal.

Overview

 

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Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Yangon Arrive Yangon  
Day 2 Yangon Yangon  
Day 3 Bagan Yangon - Bagan  
Day 4 Bagan Bagan  
Day 5 Mandalay Bagan - Mandalay  
Day 6 Inwa Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagain – Inwa  
Day 7 Pyin Oo Lwin Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin  
Day 8 Inle Lake Mandalay – Inle Lake  
Day 9 Indein Inle Lake - Indein  
Day 10 Ngapali Inle Lake – Ngapali  
Day 11 Ngapali Ngapali  
Day 12 Ngapali Ngapali  
Day 13 Ngapali Ngapali  
Day 14 Yangon Depart Ngapali - Yangon  

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Yangon

Arrive in Yangon where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax at the hotel or take a walk on the nearby streets and explore this historic city.

Day 02: Yangon

Although Yangon is no longer the official capital of the country it is still one of the most dynamic and busiest cities in the country. Today explore the many cultural and historical highlights that can be found in between the hustle and bustle of city life. See the colossal reclining Buddha of Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and take a stroll in the park at Kandawgyi Lake. From Botataung Pagoda walk through old streets lined with colonial buildings and grab a bargain at Scott Market. In the evening walk around the beautifully lit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important Buddhist site in the country.

Day 03: Yangon - Bagan

This morning hop on a short flight to Bagan, where the landscape is a sea of stupas and temples. This ancient city and important archaeological site once held more that 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. With the ravages of time only 2,200 temples survive. This afternoon explore some of the last of the remaining temples and watch the sunset over this wondrous landscape from atop of Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Day 04: Bagan

In the cool of the morning take a short drive to the nearby jetty and cruise to the Tant Kyi Taung Pagoda perched on a hill on the western side of Irrawaddy River. The temple is said to house a tooth relic from Buddha, given by a Sri Lankan king. Continue on to Manuha Temple, a small square shaped building that is steeped in legend and later to Myinkaba village. See its ancient temple adorned with well-preserved paintings and then pop into a local craft shop where lacquer ware is expertly made by hand.

Day 05: Bagan - Mandalay

Set sail for Mandalay on board a river cruise ship and watch as the countryside unfolds. This slower pace of travel gives you an opportunity see a traditional way of life unchanged over time. Relax with the rhythm of the river arriving into Mandalay later in the afternoon.

Day 06: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagain – Inwa

Mandalay is the last of the royal cities and is encompassed by smaller capital cities dotted around its edges. This morning, visit Amarapura with its working monastery dating back to 1783 and walk along the U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Later travel to Sagaing, a former Shan capital in the 14th century with many impressive stupas scattered on its hill, and on to Inwa with highlights such as the ' leaning tower of Ava', and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya Kyaung.

Day 07: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin

This morning drive about an hour to Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British Colonial Hill Station. Originally named Maymyo, after the British General who founded the town, it is renowned for its beautiful botanical gardens that were built by Turkish prisoners of war during the First World War. Other highlights to take in are Purcell tower, the morning vegetable market and the hilltop pagoda of Naung Kan Gyi Paya from where the entire town can be seen. After a day in this picturesque town return to Mandalay arriving in the late afternoon.

Day 08: Mandalay – Inle Lake

Today, fly to Heho the gateway to Inle Lake and drive about an hour to reach the lake. Take a boat ride across the lake and admire the unique one-legged rowing style as you pass by many floating gardens filled with fruits and vegetables that provide an income to the lake dwellers. This afternoon relax by the water or take a walk and explore on your own. Keep your eye out for the many species of water birds that call the lake home.

Day 09: Inle Lake - Indein

Cruise by small boat to Indein nestled on the banks of the lake. The village is famous for its overgrown and mystifying 16th century stupas as well its artisanal handicrafts. See craftsman at work building wooden boats, creating Buddha images made from the powder of dried flowers and watch as workers hand roll Burmese cigars!

Day 10: Inle Lake – Ngapali

Drive back to Heho and fly directly to Ngapali. After a short drive from the airport you will arrive at this laid back beach town on the Bay of Bengal. Spend the next few days doing as much or as little as you choose.

Day 11: Ngapali

Relax on the beach or rent a bicycle to explore the surrounding villages where time old traditions continue.

Day 12: Ngapali

Pack a picnic lunch and hire a boat to travel out to one of the islands dotted off the coast for great snorkeling and diving, or venture out into the countryside and meet the locals.

Day 13: Ngapali

It s your last day to work on your tan or swing in a hammock under a tree.

Day 14: Depart Ngapali - Yangon

Say goodbye to Myanmar with a flight to Yangon and your onward travel.

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