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This Myanmar Beach Experience is equal parts relaxation and culture and is a tranquil excursion to add to the end of a more intensive group trip through Myanmar. Based in the seaside township of Ngapali, where ox-drawn carts wheel slowly along the beach and small fishing boats bob on the water, you’ll visit nearby villages to learn about local trade. Head to Thandwe, famous for its bamboo weavings, and the fishing village of Maung Shwe Lay to meet fishermen who will chat with you about their daily life. Relax on the beach, swim and snorkel in the water, and engage is as much – or as little – as you please on this rejuvenating trip. 

Independent Experiences
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.

Ngapali, Myanmar (Burma)
Ngapali, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar (Burma)
Physical rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • You're afforded plenty of free time to relax and unwind in the sun on Ngapali Beach. The unspoiled sands are the perfect place to recharge your batteries

  • Learn about the bamboo weaving industry of Thandwe and the bamboo goods produced in this region, as you witness the locals weave their magic

  • Journey to the local fishing village of Maung Shwe Lay, where your guide will introduce local fishermen and account their daily life

  • Sail the crystal clear waters to the Bay of Bengal and use this amazing opportunity to swim, snorkel or kayak

Is this trip right for you?

  • The majority of this trip is made up of free time, which enables you to relax, explore by yourself and do as little or as much as you choose. There's only one full day of activities, but it's an amazing one.

  • During your full day of activities, there's the option for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking around Maung Shwe Lay Beach. If you don't want to take part, then you're free to relax on the boat.

  • Thandwe Airport is around a one and a half hour flight from Yangon, with flights also available from Mandalay. Please contact your Peregrine booking agent for prices and assistance.


Welcome to Ngapali, Myanmar. Your independent Myanmar beach experience starts today in pristine Ngapali with an arrival transfer from Thandwe Airport to your resort. On arrival, check in and drop your luggage off before having the rest of the day free to do as you wish. Possibly venture out for a short walk around the area to get your bearings. This is the perfect location for a gentle stroll.
  • Amazing Ngapli Resort or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning, you'll be met by your local guide and picked up from your hotel at 9 am. Travel with you guide by private vehicle to the village of Thandwe, learning about the local bamboo weaving industry and the bamboo goods produced in this region. Afterwards journey to the Maung Shwe Lay, which is a local fishing village where your guide will introduce local fishermen and explain their daily life. From Maung Shwe Lay take a boat trip, transferring by dinghy to a larger vessel. During this part of the trip, there's the opportunity for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, with lunch included on board the boat.

Later in the afternoon, return to the boat and travel back to Lone Thar Jetty (approximately 1.5 hours). On arrival, jump in a private vehicle again and return to the resort for around 4 pm. The rest of your evening is then free.
  • Amazing Ngapli Resort or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today is free to do as much or as little as you like. Walk through the village, hire a bike and cycle to Lon Tha, indulge in a massage, seek out a seafood lunch or just relax on the beach with a book. It's your choice!
  • Amazing Ngapli Resort or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your Myanmar Beach Experience finishes this morning, as there are no more activities planned. Depending on your departure plans, you may have some of your own free time to go shopping or see more of the sights. Your departure transfer to the airport is included in the cost of the trip, so let your agent know when you plan to leave. Additional accommodation is available to extend your stay (subject to availability) or you may like to add on another one of our Independent Experiences in Myanmar or South East Asia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


3 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Boat, Private vehicle


Comfortable hotel

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Important notes

1. Arrival and departure transfers are included. Please provide your flight details to your booking agent in advance.
2. Peregrine can assist with booking your transport between each experience. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

Essential Trip Information

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