10 days

Mystical Myanmar

Mystical Myanmar

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  • Why we love it

    • Witness the dawn breaking over the extensive temple complex at Bagan in a hot air balloon
    • Private robe offering ceremony with blessing
    • Private visit to a local Intha family
    • Meditation session with one of Myanmar's top practitioners


    Day 1 - Yangon (Rangoon)

    On arrival you’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel, The Strand. Built in 1901, it is considered one of South East Asia's most impressive grand colonial hotels. Witness your first Myanmar sunset from the Shwedagon Pagoda.

    The Strand

    Day 2 - Yangon ~ Inle Lake

    On a morning walking tour you’ll witness life in the busy boat stations, tea shops and markets. Visit Mahabandoola Park and Sule Pagoda before reaching Bogyoke Market. Fly to Inle Lake and your waterfront accommodation.

    Aureum Inle Resort
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Inle Lake

    Discover the ancient Indein ruins near Inle Lake followed by lunch in a bamboo forest. On an afternoon boat ride you will meet the famed Intha leg-rowers.

    Aureum Inle Resort
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Inle Lake ~ Mandalay

    Spend the morning with a local Intha family and see how they live in their dwellings above the water. Fly to Mandalay and settle into your fabulous resort, which boasts the city’s largest swimming pool.

    Rupar Mandalar Resort
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Mandalay

    Explore the Shwenandaw Monastery and the Mahamuni Pagoda, perhaps the spiritual centre of this devout Buddhist nation. Take part in an offering ceremony with local monks, where you will be delivered with your own blessing. Sit in the audience for a performance of Shwe Min Thar traditional dance.

    Rupar Mandalar Resort
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Irrawaddy River

    Cruise the Irrawaddy River in your luxury floating hotel, RV Paukan. Watch life unfold from your cabin as small bamboo dwellings, elegant monasteries and ancient temples rise above trees along the riverbank.

    RV Paukan
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 7 - Bagan

    Disembark this morning and take a horsedrawn carriage through the immense Bagan complex, consisting of over 3000 temples and shrines overlooking the Irrawaddy River. Fourteen kings ruled here and for one sunset at least, it’s yours.

    Aureum Palace
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 8 - Bagan

    Explore the bustling Nyaung Market then drive up to Mount Popa, the million-year-old volcano. Climb the steps to the summit for outstanding views of temples, stupas and monasteries.

    Aureum Palace
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 9 - Bagan ~ Yangon

    A hot-air balloon gives you a fresh, earlymorning perspective on the Bagan complex. Toast the experience over a champagne breakfast. Fly back to Yangon and dine in the city’s finest restaurant, Le Planteur.

    The Strand

    Day 10 - Yangon

    This morning your journey comes to an end and your tour leader will take you to the airport for your departing flight.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Domestic flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary
    • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
    • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include private long tail boat, horse-drawn carriage & hot air balloon.
    • Snacks and refreshments along the way
    • Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
    • Airport meet and greet service
    • Departure transfer

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Visas
    • Airport taxes
    • Laundry
    • Gratuities
  • Map Itinerary

  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    Mystical Myanmar

    roger - Australia, 10 Feb, 2014
    Overall Rating

    We started with a personal tour in Sri Lanka. This was most enjoyable. The hotel selection was excellent Jetwing lagoon/Jetwing ?/Heritance/Mt Lavinia. For a shortened trip we saw a lot and Richard Mendis our guide was very accomodating and patient.

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Trip Code RAMM
Start City: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
End City: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Style: Small Group

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