Best Of Myanmar (14n/15d)

Monks awaiting lunch at Amarapura

Monks awaiting lunch at Amarapura

Day 01 Yangon arrival
Yangon arrival and check in to the deluxe Pansea hotel, a charming boutique hotel located in the embassy quarter and with 3 acres of attractively landscaped grounds. After lunch begin with Yangon sightseeing including Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha, a tour of the downtown area with its many colonial era building still in use, and a visit to the awe- inspring Shedagon Pagoda. O/N at the Governor’s Residence (formerly known as the Pansea)

Day 02 Yangon at leisure and sightseeing
Relaxing at the hotel (it has a lovely pool) and more Yangon sightseeing as desired. The car and guide will be standing by for your use. O/N at the Governor’s Residence (Pansea hotel).

Day 03 Yangon – Mandalay (flight), sightseeing
Sightseeing of the former royal capital of Amarapura which we pass on our way to the hotel. Check in to the luxurious Sedona Mandalay Hotel Premier Suite with its own private balcony and great view over Mandalay Palace. Afternoon city sightseeing including silversmithing and gold leaf making workshops. Later a panoramic view from Mandalay Hill.O/N Mandalay Sedona hotel Premier Suite

Day 04 Inwa & Sagaing
After Breakfast we visit another former royal capital, Inwa. Travel by pony cart down tree-lined paths and see the ruins of old palaces, “the leaning tower of Ava”, and the Ok Kaung Monastery, one of Myanmar’s few remaining wooden monasterys. Then cross the river by the Ava bridge to visit Sagaing Hill. Formerly a royal capital of the Shan kingdom it is now primarily a religious center. From Sagaing Hill you have wonderful view of the Ayeyarwady River and looking back at Mandalay. O/N Mandalay Sedona hotel Premier Suite

Day 05 IFC Pandaw River Cruise
In the morning embark on the IFC PANDAW, an elegantly restored river steamer from the bygone Colonial era. Teakwood cabins and rattan furniture help provide an aura of relaxation and luxury. A two night cruise to Bagan on the legendary Ayeyarwady River with a couple of shore visits to local villages included. O/N Pandaw.

Day 06 Pandaw Cruise
Continue cruise and O/N Pandaw.

Day 07 Bagan arrival, disembark IFC Pandaw
Morning arrival in Bagan and after Breakfast disembark at one of Asia’s premier archaelogical sights. Transfer to the lovely Thiripyitsay hotel on the banks of the river. Afternoon sightseeing of Bagan’s distinctive temples and pagodas and then a sunset pony cart ride to a temple where we climb up for a panoramic view of the pagodas and the sunset.O/N Thiripyitsaya River Suite

Day 08 Bagan & Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight
Early morning wake up call to transfer to the take off site of the hot air balloon. Take off before sunrise and see the sun come up as you drift slowly over the pagodas for about 50 minutes before landing and enjoying celebratory champagne. Return to the hotel in time for breakfast. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure or sightseeing of Bagan. O/N Thiripyitsaya River Suite

Day 09 Bagan – Heho (flight), Inle Lake
Today fly to the Shan state for a visit to beautiful Inle Lake. Located at 900 meters elevation, and at 22 km long by 11 km wide, Inle Lake offers plenty to see and do and is also very relaxing. Transfer from Heho airport to Inle Lake then transfer by private long tailed boat to the romantic and beautiful Inle Princess Resort, nestled on the eastern shore ofthe lake. After check-in enjoy sightseeing on the lake of the floating gardens, the Inle boatmen with their unique onelegged rowing style and the semi-famous ‘jumping cats monastery’. O/N at Inle Princess Resort Lakeview Chalet

Day 10 Inle Lake – Indain sightseeing
Take a scenic boat ride up a creek to reach the 17th century pagodas of Indain. Truly an ‘Indiana Jones’ type setting with the crumbling pagodas and underbrush. O/N at Inle Princess Resort Lakeview Chalet

Day 11 Heho – Ngapali beach (flight)
Take leave of the beauty of Inle Lake and fly to another kind of beauty, the white sands of Ngapali beach. Arrive by afternoon flight and check into the luxurious cottages of Sandoway Resort. Enjoy the beach and the hotel which is elegantly furnished with natural woods, is beautiful landscaped and has great cuisine as well. O/N at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage

Day 12 Ngapali beach
O/N at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage

Day 13 Ngapali beach
O/N at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage

Day 14 Ngapali beach – Yangon (flight)
Afternoon flight Ngapali beach to Yangon and transfer to Governor’s Residence Hotel. At leisure or sightseeing shopping. Car/driver and guide will be available. O/N at The Governor’s Residence (Pansea hotel).

Day 15 Yangon
At leisure until Departure Transfer

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