Private luxury tours in Burma (Myanmar)

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Luxury Myanmar Tours

Highlights of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Essence of Burma
(13 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach

The Beauty of Bagan
(6 Days)
Yangon, Bagan

Treasures of Burma
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake

Burma in Brief
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Cultural Highlights of Burma
(11 Days)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Luxuries of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, luxury cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake

Arts & Crafts of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Thailand & Burma
(14 Days)
Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Chiang Mai

Journey Through Burma & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Burma in Brief

(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience the highlights of Myanmar within one week.

Begin in the city of Yangon (Rangoon). With your private guide, tour the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and the city's most spectacular landmark, the sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market and the National Museum. Visit neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi and indigenous influences.

Next, fly to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River out across miles of arid plains. Tour the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Also visit local markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can book a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises. One evening, ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Bagan at sunset. Another night, take a sunset cruise on the river.

Continue to fabled Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar. Visit craft districts throughout the city and watch a procession of monks at a monastery in the silk weaving center of Amarapura. Also, tour pagodas and ruins in nearby Ava, Mingun and/or Sagaing—all ancient capitals.

Next, visit Inle Lake, home of the Intha people. Take a canoe ride down Inle's canals, pass through floating villages built on stilts, and see how the Intha grow crops on reed islands. Visit local crafts villages to shop for distinctive textiles, ceramics and lacquerware.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Yangon
Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
Day 2 Yangon - Bagan
Transfer and flight to Bagan for two-night stay. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
Day 3 Bagan
Full-day private touring of ruins and villages in Bagan
Day 4 Bagan - Mandalay
Transfer and flight to Mandalay for overnight. Private touring in Mandalay, Amarapura and/or Ava, Sagaing and Mingun
Day 5 Mandalay - Inle Lake
Transfer and flight to Inle Lake for 2 nights
Day 6 Inle Lake
Private tour of local villages by boat
Day 7 Inle Lake - Yangon - Depart Myanmar
Flight to Yangon. Afternoon city tour. Private airport transfer for onward flight

Hotels
Yangon: The Governor's Residence or The Strand
Bagan: Aureum Palace or Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Mandalay: Sedona Hotel Mandalay
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort

Cost
$5,055 Per person (double occupancy)