Yangon - Bago - Heho - Inle Lake - In Dein - Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Amarapura - Mingun - Monywa - Po Win Taung - Pakkoku - Bagan - Yangon
Get ready to visit the fascinating Myanmar. Our journey all around the country is a visual treat full of exciting experiences and includes the main cities and sites.
Myanmar is emerging from decades of isolation and as such, it feels more conservative than nearby countries. It is by far my favourite South East Asian country and now is a good moment to visit before all the changes going on take place. Let me tell you about it from my personal experience.
Myanmar is between two of the world’s great civilizations, China and India, and for this reason its culture is a mixture of both, combined with the native Myanmar native identity and characteristics.
Myanmar is traditional and unique. One fascinating thing is that, in many aspects, it has changed little since British colonial times.
The first time you arrive in Myanmar you will be impressed by some daily life aspects, such as women wearing long traditional skirts and thanaka make-up, men wearing longyi (skirt), pavements covered in red spit from betel-chewing, friends playing football with bamboo takraw ball, colourful and varied street stalls, tea houses, buses and taxis driving like crazy, peaceful pagodas, beautiful countryside…
The local people of Myanmar are really something special. Over 135 ethnic groups, each with a heritage of its own; they are always happy, friendly, enchanting, smiley, ready to help, very enthusiastic, and proud of you visiting their country and curious to know about you.
There are many pagodas with Buddhas, which contrast beautifully with the Hindu shrines, Jewish mosques, Muslim synagogue and Christian churches from the colonial era.
In Myanmar you can find everything, from big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, to tranquil beach destinations like Ngapali, Chaung Tha & Ngwe Saung, stunning lakes like Inle Lake, and beautiful mountains like outside Kalaw.
If you like shopping there are very good quality handicrafts, art and antique shops, jade and gems markets, and open-air markets like Bogyoke in Yangon.
Food markets and restaurants offer really tasty and varied cuisines. Chinese, Indian and Burmese are the most popular, but as the country opens up you can find more and more international cuisine. They all have a place in Myanmar streets and you will find stalls and restaurants serving Chinese or Indian food, tea houses for Burmese food, Thai restaurant, all in the same street.
You will always be accompanied by me and an English-speaking guide so we’ll take care of everything and make sure you have a unique experience in life.
The tour includes: 12 night's accommodation with breakfast (Price is based on double occupancy), english-speaking station guides, 3 domestic flights, horse cart tours, boats and all transport mentioned in the program, and entrance fees for the visits mentioned.
It doesn't include: tips, international flights, passport & visas fees, travel insurance, vaccinations and medical cover/treatment, and personal expenses such as beverages/snacks, internet access fees, laundry fees etc..
Trip limited to 10 - 12 participants.
*All prices subject to change without notice, owing to the variable nature of international currency exchange rates and sudden changes in local costs.
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Travel Itinerary and Map
Yangon Duration : 1 day
I will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel for the check in.
In the afternoon we will start by integrating with the locals in one of the teahouses where you can have coffee or tea and choose from different snacks and cakes that are laid out on the tables.
Next we will go to Kandawgyi Park, an enchanting place in Yangon with a lake and beautiful natural scenery, home to one of Yangon’s landmarks: the Karaweik.
The Karaweik is a unique palace built in the form of a royal barge and facing the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, our next site.
There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it and a perfect place for a beautiful view of the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda.
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