Luxury Myanmar Tours

Introduction to Myanmar
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

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

The Beauty of Bagan
(6 Days)
Yangon, Bagan

Essence of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon

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

Cultural Highlights of Myanmar
(10 Days)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Luxuries of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyarwady River Cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon & Twante, Bagan & Mount Popa, Mandalay

Journey Through Myanmar
(13 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach

Multi-Country Tours

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

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(26 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

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

Highlights of Thailand & Myanmar

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon, Chiang Mai

This private luxury tour combines the cultural highlights of Myanmar and Thailand.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok, Thailand. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit Bangkok's most important attractions, including the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, Buddhist items, food and crafts. There will also be time to enjoy the world's leading spa, swim, shop for exquisite Asian art, and dine on some of Southeast Asia's best cuisine.

Next, fly to fabled Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar. During touring in town, visit local workshops to watch artisans create traditional crafts such as silk weavings, wood carvings, gold leaf, marble carvings and alms bowls. Visit the city's central market to learn about local ingredients and goods used in daily life, and perhaps enjoy a meal of Mandalay's famous noodles in a tea shop. Also see additional cultural and historical highlights in ancient former capitals surrounding the city such as Amarapura, Ava, Mingun and Sagaing.

Continue to awe-inspiring Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where thousands of pagodas and temples cover arid plains along the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River. During private touring, learn about Bagan's history as a major Buddhist center between the 11th and 13th centuries, and see the most interesting temple ruins and their Buddhist frescoes and sculptures. Also meet with local artisans who produce Bagan's revered traditional lacquerware. One evening, enjoy sundowner cocktails during a relaxing private sunset cruise on the river. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan at sunrise; a visit to a local Buddhist monastery; and a private excursion to other local villages or Mount Popa, an important pilgrimage site.

Next, tour beautiful Inle Lake and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a private traditional boat ride on the lake and through canals to visit villages built on stilts over the water and floating gardens that the local Intha people use for growing crops. Also visit a local winery in the hills, the ancient pagodas of In Dein and active monasteries. Meet locals who produce lotus silk weavings, woodwork, cheroot cigars and other distinctive Inle Lake crafts. With a local fisherman, try the traditional fishing method using distinctive conical baskets. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a private cooking class, biking and other activities and excursions in this fascinating region.

Fly to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. See atmospheric British-colonial architecture, the spectacular golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda and the enormous reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Temple while touring with your private guide and driver. Browse sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market for traditional Burmese crafts such as lacquerware, baskets and longyis. Visit Little India, Chinatown and other dynamic neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's diverse cultural influences. Depending on your interests, other touring options include visiting art galleries, the National Museum, Myanmar's only synagogue, or other architectural, cultural and culinary highlights.

Conclude in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Stay at one of Asia's most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. During private touring, visit a revered mountaintop temple and see monks collecting their morning alms. One day, take an excursion to an elephant sanctuary and learn about these fascinating animals. Also explore Chiang Mai's historic temples and wonderful markets. Other optional activities can be arranged, upon request, such as golfing, hiking, biking, shopping excursions, family activities, in-depth Buddhist experiences, cooking classes, rice planting and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Bangkok, Thailand
VIP airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Bangkok
Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Day 3 Bangkok – Mandalay, Myanmar
Private airport transfer for flight to Mandalay. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring of Amarapura and Mandalay en route
Day 4 Mandalay & environs
Private excursion to Sagaing and Ava or Mingun
Day 5 Mandalay – Bagan
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Full-day introductory private tour and transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 6 Bagan
Option for sunrise hot air balloon ride. Full-day private tour in Bagan archaeological zone. Evening Ayeyarwady River cruise
Day 7 Bagan – Inle Lake
Private airport transfer and flight to Inle Lake. Introductory private tour of Nyaung Shwe and Inle Lake en route to hotel for 2 nights
Day 8 Inle Lake
Full-day private tour of Inle Lake villages and other highlights
Day 9 Inle Lake – Yangon
Private airport transfer and flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private introductory city tour
Day 10 Yangon
Full-day private city tour
Day 11 Yangon – Bangkok, Thailand – Chiang Mai
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance through immigration and connecting flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 12 Chiang Mai
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Morning market visit and Thai cooking lesson. Afternoon at leisure. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Day 13 Chiang Mai
Private excursion to elephant sanctuary and/or cultural touring
Day 14 Depart Chiang Mai
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok or Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Mandalay: Mandalay Hill Resort or Hilton Mandalay
Bagan: Aureum Palace or Bagan Lodge
Inle Lake: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min or Villa Inle
Yangon: Rosewood Yangon or The Governor's Residence
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Cost
$15,830 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Myanmar Tours

Introduction to Myanmar
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

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

The Beauty of Bagan
(6 Days)
Yangon, Bagan

Essence of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon

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

Cultural Highlights of Myanmar
(10 Days)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Luxuries of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyarwady River Cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar
(9 Days)
Yangon & Twante, Bagan & Mount Popa, Mandalay

Journey Through Myanmar
(13 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach

Multi-Country Tours

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

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(26 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

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

Testimonials

We had an AMAZING time in Myanmar. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We felt perfectly safe and secure at all times…our drivers were extremely polite and professional. The trip was a really lovely experience and we enjoyed ourselves completely.
~ J.B., Dallas, TX

We enjoyed our trip to Myanmar very much. Everything was just perfect…we got the best tables in the restaurants and the best villas in the hotels. We felt like VIPs each day. 
~ S.T., Moscow, Russia

We had a fantastic time in Burma. The accommodations were superb and all general logistics were impeccable. Thanks so much for organizing our tour and allowing us to have a close look at this wonderful country and its people.
~ M.E., Washington D.C.

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