LUXURY TASTE OF MYANMAR – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
This is the ideal itinerary for a first-time visitor to Myanmar – or those who are yet to venture further than Yangon. Our ‘Taste of Myanmar Luxury’ tour commences in the stunning colonial capital of Yangon, Myanmar’s financial center and a melting pot of everything Burmese. From here, we travel north to experience rural Myanmar and discover an ancient culture that is still very much alive.
Closed off from the world for years, Myanmar offers a window into timeless traditions, home to a very humble and welcoming indigenous population. During the program we explore the stupa scattered plains of Bagan – a stirring sight to behold. We also walk across the world’s longest wooden footbridge in Amarapura. Ubein Bridge is often jostling with passing monks and locals carrying food. We then return to Yangon to complete our cultural adventure.
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon
Visit some of the city’s most revered pagodas and walk through the vibrant Scotts Maket.
Day 2: Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake
Fly to Heho and travel to Inle Lake. We visit a local family workshop before descending through the valley to discover the lake itself.
Day 3: Inle Lake – Indein
Today we explore the lake and many cultural traditions that are still practiced here, including how to make the perfect Burmese cigar.
Day 4: Inle Lake – Heho – Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay to see some of the most significant Buddha images in the country in this former royal capital.
Day 5: Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Bagan
Drive to Amapura to walk across the historic Ubein Bridge and visit an ancient teak monastery.
Day 6: Bagan
Experience the ancient plains of Bagan as we explore some of its most revered stone pagodas and ancient paintings. Watch the sun set over the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Day 7: Bagan – Yangon
Explore some of the lesser known pagodas and learn of their fascinating history before flying to Yangon.
Day 8: Yangon Departure
We visit some of Yangon’s most famous landmarks before departing for the airport.