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

Essence of Myanmar

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

This private tour of Myanmar features the monasteries and temples of Mandalay, the fascinating ruins of Bagan, the floating villages in Inle Lake and the dynamic city of Yangon. All touring is with your own expert escort guide and private drivers, and accommodation is at the country's best luxury hotels and resorts.

Begin in fabled Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar. One morning, visit a local monastery and observe a procession of Buddhist monks collecting their daily alms. 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.

Next, fly 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.

Conclude in 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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Mandalay

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring of Amarapura en route. Time permitting, begin city touring

Day 2 Mandalay & environs

Private excursion to Sagaing & Ava or Mingun

Day 3 Mandalay – Bagan

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Full-day introductory private touring and private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 4 Bagan

Optional morning hot-air balloon flight. Full-day private tour in Bagan archaeological zone. Evening Ayeyarwady River cruise

Day 5 Bagan – Inle Lake

Private transfer to airport for flight to Inle Lake. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Introductory private tour of Nyaung Shwe and Inle Lake

Day 6 Inle Lake

Private touring around Inle Lake and In Dein

Day 7 Inle Lake – Yangon
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city touring
Day 8 Yangon

Full-day private city tour

Day 9 Depart Yangon

Private airport transfer

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

$7,200 Per person (double occupancy)


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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