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
(10 Days)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Luxuries of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Road to Mandalay 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

Journey Through Burma & Bhutan

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

This is the ultimate cultural journey—two weeks in two of the world's most fascinating destinations.

Begin in the city of Yangon, with private city touring that includes the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Scott Market, the National Museum, and various neighborhoods that reflect the city'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 Inle Lake, home of the Intha people, and the surrounding countryside. Visit a vineyard to for a tasting of local Burmese wines. 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, and tour In Dein, where ancient pagodas overlook the lake.

Spend a night in Yangon before departing for Bangkok, Thailand, for an overnight stay.

Next, fly to Bhutan and transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Enjoy comprehensive touring of Thimphu’s many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights. Meet local people, learn about local traditions, explore a bustling market, and visit various small museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. If desired, enjoy a private hike to rural villages and monasteries. Upon request, we can also arrange for special experiences such as a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, a meeting with a Bhutanese astrologer, or a private meditation session with monks.

Next, drive through the mountains, passing the 108 stupas of Dochu La, to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Relax at your luxurious farmhouse-style lodge, set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses. Enjoy a peaceful walk through rural farming villages, receive a blessing from a monk, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, and visit the stunning Punakha Dzong.

The tour concludes in Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas. Visit the National Museum, browse shops for Himalayan crafts and Buddhist items, and hike to Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan. Other activities can be incorporated based on your interests, such as a private archery lesson, yoga, a biking excursion, or traditional Bhutanese spa treatments.

Throughout the tour, enjoy flexible touring with your own guide and driver and accommodation at some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Upon request, we can incorporate activities such as overnight treks, meetings with local specialists, farm visits, monastery visits, soft-adventure activities (hiking, biking, archery, rafting or golf), shopping, cooking classes, blessings and meditations led by monks, and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Yangon
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Yangon
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Yangon - Bagan
Transfer and flight to Bagan for 2 nights. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
Day 4 Bagan
Full-day private touring in Bagan.Sunset boat cruise
Day 5 Bagan - Inle Lake
Transfer and flight to Inle Lake for 2 nights
Day 6 Inle Lake
Private touring around Inle Lake and In Dein
Day 7 Inle Lake - Yangon - Bangkok
Transfer and flight to Yangon, connecting with flight to Bangkok for overnight
Day 8 Bangkok - Paro - Thimpu, Bhutan
Business class flight to Bhutan. Private transfer to Thimphu for 2 nights. Begin private touring
Day 9 Thimphu
Private full-day cultural touring
Day 10 Thimphu – Punakha
Private transfer to Punakha for 2 nights with touring en route
Day 11 Punakha
Private full-day gentle hikes and cultural touring
Day 12 Punakha – Paro
Private transfer to Paro for 2 nights with touring en route
Day 13 Paro
Private tour of Paro including hike to Tiger’s Nest
Day 14 Paro - Bangkok- Depart Thailand
Private airport transfer and business class flight back to Bangkok 

Hotels
Yangon: The Governor's Residence or The Strand
Bagan: Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort or Aureum Palace
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Thimphu: Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Punakha:

Uma Punakha or Amankora Punakha

Paro: Uma Paro

Cost
$15,870 Per person (double occupancy)
Optional supplement for business class airfare: from $515 pp