Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days

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Enjoy the classic sights of Myanmar, a land of ancient traditions, glittering stupas, Buddhist pagodas, stunning landscapes and friendly people. Experience these highlights on our 14 day itinerary, finishing the tour in this exotic land on the beautiful beaches of Ngapali overlooking the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Highlights
  • Yangon – Admire the golden Sule Pagoda, stroll through Maha Bandoola Park and visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Ngapali – Spend three days relaxing on the pristine beaches and swimming in the turquoise waters at the Bay of Bengal
  • Sagaing Hill – Discover incredible views of rolling hills dotted with stupas and visit the striking Thirty Caves Pagoda
  • Pindaya – Explore inside the giant cave network which is home to many rock carved images of Buddha
  • Kalaw – Relax in the former British hill station and enjoy a trek through the picturesque Palaung Hills
  • Mount Popa – Climb the steep steps to the summit of the extinct volcano where your rewarded with amazing panoramic views
  • Mandalay – Gaze down over the city from Mandalay Hill and visit the impressive red and gold Royal Palace
  • Irrawaddy River – Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan and watch the day-to-day life of the local fishermen and villagers on the riverbanks
  • Amarapura – Visit the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar and the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset
  • Bagan – Enjoy a tour of the city’s plethora of wonderful temples and the stunning Mingalazedi Pagoda
  • Mingun – See the Mingun Bell and the remains of what was supposed to be the world’s largest pagoda
  • Inle Lake – Sail around the lake on wooden boats and admire the beautiful floating gardens
Age Policy
18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult
Destinations
  • Myanmar
  • Asia
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • Cultural
  • Singles
  • History
Day 1: Yangon

Saturday. Arrive in Myanmar. Included arrival transfer and overnight stay in Yangon. Welcome meeting in the evening.

Day 2: Yangon

Yangon city tour including Sule Pagoda and Maha Bandoola Park, the 70 metre-long reclining Buddha of Chaukhtagyi Paya at Chaukhtagyi Pagoda, Yangon Tea House and Bogyoke (Scott) Market, before visiting the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in the evening.

Day 3: Mandalay

Yangon - Mandalay. Fly to Mandalay and visit the Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura, the Royal Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery and a handicraft workshop. Afternoon at leisure before an evening excursion to Kuthodaw Pagoda and Mandalay Hill to enjoy sunset and spectacular views.

Day 4: Mandalay

Today we cruise up the Irrawaddy River to see the world's largest pagoda at Mingun, take in the spectacular views from Sagaing Hill, visit a cottage industry workshop in Amarapura and see visit the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset.

Day 5: Bagan

Mandalay - Bagan. Today we enjoy a scenic cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan. (Note: due to low water levels, from 01 Apr - 01 Sep we fly to Bagan)

Day 6: Bagan

Today we enjoy a guided tour of the famed Plains of Bagan, its temples and pagodas. Over 2,000 temples and pagodas dating back some 800 years creates one of the world’s most impressive skylines.

Day 7: Kalaw

Bagan - Mt. Popa - Kalaw. Drive to the popular hill station of Kalaw, stopping en route at the extinct volcano of Mount Popa. In the afternoon we visit Thein Taung Pay pagoda.

Day 8: Pindaya

Kalaw - Palaung Hills - Pindaya. Morning trek through the Palaung Hills and visit to the Danu hill tribe. We then drive to the Pindaya Caves, which contain thousands of Buddha images. The afternoon ends with visits to an ancient 250 year old Banyan tree and small local factories producing Mulberry paper and bamboo hats.

Day 9-10: Inle Lake

Pindaya - Inle Lake. Boat tour of the floating gardens and pagodas of Inle Lake. Free time on Day 10.

Day 11-13: Ngapali

Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach. Transfer to airport for flight to Thandwe, before transfer to Ngapali beach, where we will spend the next three days at leisure.

Day 14: Yangon

Friday. Ngapali - Yangon. Morning flight to Yangon airport, where the adventure ends. Onward international flights should be booked after 2pm.

  • Breakfast daily and 2 lunches
  • 12 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night simple country cottage
  • 3 economy class flights: Yangon to Mandalay, Heho (Inle Lake) to Thandwe (Ngapali) and Thandwe (Ngapali) to Yangon
  • Private boat on Inle Lake to explore the floating gardens and villages. Boat trip to Mingun
  • Riverboat cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. Or flight from Mandalay to Bagan for travel 01 Apr - 31 Jul (dates can vary dependent on the weather conditions)
  • Guided sightseeing - Yangon, Mandalay, Amarapura, Bagan, Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour guide (for groups of 6 or more) and specialist guides at some sights
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 14
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
-Entrance Fees: USD$80-90pp, paid in USD

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