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

Essence of Burma

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

This private, luxurious tour features the dynamic city of Yangon, the fascinating ruins of Bagan, the monasteries and temples of Mandalay, floating villages in Inle Lake, and pristine Ngapali Beach. All touring is with your own private guides and drivers, and accommodation is at the Burma’s best luxury hotels and resorts.

Begin in Yangon (Rangoon). With your private guide and driver, tour the city’s highlights, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and the city's most spectacular landmark. Also visit local markets and explore 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. If desired, take a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises. One evening, take a sunset cruise on the river. If desired, visit Mt. Popa, a place of pilgrimage for over 700 years that is believed to be the home of Myanmar’s powerful nats, or Burmese spirits associated with natural features.

Continue to fabled Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar. Visit craft districts and markets 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 Ava, Mingun and Sagaing—all ancient capitals.

Next, tour Inle Lake, home of the Intha people, and the surrounding countryside. 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. Also visit a local vineyard for wine tasting.

Continue to Ngapali Beach. Stay at a luxury resort and enjoy free time to relax, dine on fresh seafood, browse for local art, explore by bicycle, or perhaps snorkel off nearby islands.

Spend one last night in Yangon before departing Burma.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Yangon

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Yangon

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Yangon - Bagan

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Full-day private touring of ruins

Day 4 Bagan

Full-day private touring of local markets, craft studios, temples and pagodas

Day 5 Bagan - Mandalay

Private transfer to airport for flight. Private touring on arrival of monastery, market and craft districts

Day 6 Mandalay

Private touring including Mingun and temples

Day 7 Mandalay - Inle Lake
Private transfer to airport for flight to Inle Lake for 2 night stay. Begin touring this afternoon
Day 8 Inle Lake

Full-day private tour of Inle Lake villages and other highlights

Day 9 Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach

Private transfer to airport for flights to Ngapali Beach. Transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 10

Ngapali Beach

At leisure

Day 11

Ngapali Beach

At leisure

Day 12

Ngapali Beach - Yangon

Transfer airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 13 Depart Yangon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Yangon: The Strand (first stay)
The Governor's Residence (second stay)
Bagan: Aureum Palace Resort or Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Mandalay:

Mandalay Hill Resort or Sedona Mandalay

Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort or Aureum Inle Resort
Ngapali Beach: Aureum Palace Resort & Spa

Cost
$7,370 Per person (double occupancy)