For Westerners, Kipling is perhaps Myanmar’s most famous traveller. But it is an earlier visitor that remains its most influential. The Lord Buddha is believed to have journeyed through here around 500~550BC, and the stories of his journey are told in a collection of wonderful cities, pagodas and golden statues.
- Witness the dawn breaking over the extensive temple complex at Bagan in a hot air balloon
- Spend time with a local family living in a stilted village above pristine Inle Lake
- Watch the sunset over the dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon)
- Relax and take in the stunning sights on your luxurious cruise down the Irrawaddy River
- Day 1 Yangon (Rangoon)
On arrival, you’re greeted at the airport then transferred to your Deluxe Garden View room at The Governor's Residence. See your first Burmese sunset from the Shwedagon Pagoda.Governor’s Residence (Deluxe Garden Rooms)
- Day 2 Yangon ~ Inle Lake
Enjoy a free morning in the vibrant surrounds of Rangoon. Then transfer to the airport for our flight to Inle Lake and your waterfront accommodation at the Inle Princess Resort.Inle Princess Resort (Lake Front Chalet)
- Day 3 Inle Lake
Visit the Indein ruins near Inle Lake, followed by a sumptuous private lunch in a bamboo forest. In the afternoon, meet Inle’s famed leg-rowers and discover the tenders of the floating gardens.Inle Princess Resort (Lake Front Chalet)
- Day 4 Inle Lake ~ Mandalay
Spend a morning with a local Intha family and see how they live in their dwellings above the water. Then, fly to Mandalay and transfer to the fabulous Rupa Mandalar Resort.Rupa Mandalar Resort (Deluxe Bungalow)
- Day 5 Mandalay
Explore the former capital, including the Shwenandaw Monastery and the Mahamuni Pagoda, perhaps the spiritual centre of this devout Buddhist nation. This evening you’re in the audience for a Shwe Min Thar traditional dance.Rupa Mandalar Resort (Deluxe Bungalow)
- Day 6 Mandalay ~ Bagan
From Mandalay you cruise along the Irrawaddy River in the luxury floating hotel, RV Paukan. Enjoy some of Myanmar’s most unforgettable sights from your cabin on the upper deck.Upper deck cabin on RV Paukan
- Day 7 Bagan
Disembark this morning and check into your River Suite Bungalow at Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort. From here, take a horse~drawn carriage through the ancient and immense Bagan complex consisting of over 3000 temples and shrines that overlook the Irrawaddy River. Fourteen kings ruled here and for one sunset at least, it’s yours.Aureum Palace Hotel (Lotus Villa)
- Day 8 Bagan ~ Yangon
A hot air balloon gives you a fresh, early-morning perspective on the Bagan complex. Afterwards fly back to Yangon and a feast in Yangon's finest restaurtan, Le Planteur.Governor’s Residence (Deluxe Garden View)
- Day 9 Yangon
Shopping time at the Bogyoke (formerly Scott) Markets. Burmese jade and rubies, old coins, handicrafts and art are particular specialities. The less retail-minded can choose an hour-long meditation class with one of Myanmar’s top practitioners. Your tour comes to an end this afternoon.Hotels listed are subject to availability.
Getting there and away
This tour starts and ends in Yangon. Your arrival and departure airport is Yangon International Airport (RGN).
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- Airport meet and greet service
- Reserve leader
- Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary
- Additional local guides at some sites
- Quality transport
- Most or all meals
- Snacks, bottled water and tips along the way
- Quality accommodation
- Domestic flights where indicated
- Park fees and permits
- International flights
- Airport taxes
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