Myanmar in Style 

8 nights / 9 Days

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Trip highlights

  • Inle Lakee

  • Sunset at Bagan

  • Yangon

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride(Extra charge)

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

  • Mandalay

  • Phaung Daw U Pagoda

  • Pindaya Caves

Day 1

Arrive (Myanmar)

Arrival - Welcome to Myanmar!

Transfer to Yangon

Yangon city tour and Shwedagon Pagoda

Overnight in Yangon :

Belmond Governor's Residence B&B

Details

 

Arrive (Myanmar)

Arrival - Welcome to Myanmar!

After your arrival, we head into Yangon’s city centre after and visit the Sule Pagoda before we take a stroll along Yangon’s lively riverside and visit Botataung Pagoda which houses relics of Buddha from India. We head over to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue before we take ‘Afternoon Tea’ at the “The Governor's Residence,” an imposing teak mansion dating from the 1920s.

 

Finally we visit the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the colours transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Shwedagon is considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese.

 

Overnight in Yangon :

Belmond Governor's Residence B&B

Day 2

Mandalay - Cruise

Domestic flight to Mandalay (Extra cost)

Transfer to cruise "Road to Mandalay"

Overnight onboard :

Belmond  Road to Mandalay   B/L/D

Details

 

Mandalay  - Cruise

After breakfast you take a domestic flight to Mandalay.

Upon arrival we transfer to the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet. All meals including lunch and dinner will be on board.

 

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning.

Overnight onboard :

Belmond  Road to Mandalay   B/L/D

Day 3

Sagaing - on board cruise

This morning we have an early breakfast before visiting Sagaing, with Sagaing Hill known as the spiritual hub of Myanmar and which claims residence to around 3,000 monks and nearly 100 meditation shrines.

 

Mid-morning our cruise boat starts the journey south. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board observing the local river life from the top deck.

 

At your pleasure enjoy onboard guide lectures on local places and customs.

 

Overnight onboard :

Belmond  Road to Mandalay   B/L/D

Day 4

Arrive Bagan - on board cruise

We arrive at Bagan where over 4,000 temples and pagodas remain on this awe-inspiring plain. A guided orientation tour introduces you to the most important temples such as Ananda Temple.

 

After lunch you have the opportunity to rejoin the guide and visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas.

 

Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this fascinating area on your own.

 

Late afternoon we take in the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the plain. 

Overnight onboard :

Belmond  Road to Mandalay   B/L/D

Day 5

Bagan

After breakfast we leave the cruise boat and continue our exploration of Bagan. You may want to consider the option of an iconic hot-air balloon ride over the temples(Extra cost)

 

After lunch we begin with a walk through Myinkaba village where you’ll have the chance to see local craftsmen at their lacquer workshop. We carry on to Manuha Temple (constructed in 1059) and investigate the Nanbaya Temple, a distinctive sandstone shrine, which according to myth, was the bastion of King Manuha. Then we take in the delights of Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with beautiful wall paintings and the stylish Htilominlo Temple. Investigate Nanbaya Temple, one of the oldest temples in the region, the Myazedi (Jade) Stupa and Sulamani Temple.

 

We watch the extraordinary sunset over the plains from the higher verandas of one these temples.

Overnight in Bagan :

Aureum Palace Hotel  B/L/D

Day 6

Inle Lake

Flight to Heho (Extra cost)

After breakfast we take a domestic flight to Heho. We drive to Pindaya and visit the renowned Pindaya caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images.

 

Then we carry onto Nyaung Shwe, gateway village to Inle Lake. En route, we’ll stop at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork.

 

We take a boat to our hotel on arrival.

Overnight in Inle Lake : Inle Princess Resort B&B

Day 7

Inle Lake, Phaung Daw U Pagoda

After breakfast we visit the lake’s morning market, the location of which changes every day.

 

We’ll visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses many early Shan Buddha Images. It’s also famous for its unique ‘jumping cats.’ We continue onto Phaung Daw U Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf.

 

A stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where traditional Burmese cigars are handmade, will close the day.

Overnight in Inle Lake : Inle Princess Resort B&B

Day 8

Yangon

Flight to Yangon (Extra cost)

After breakfast and some relaxation time, we take the short domestic flight to Yangon.

 

The rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Your options include finding out what the future holds from one of the local fortune-tellers.

 

Or a farewell dinner at Le Planteur, one of Yangon’s best restaurants (additional cost).

 

Overnight in Yangon :

Belmond Governor's Residence B&B

Day 9

Last day and transfer to airport

Departure - We recommend that you arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight (or 2 hours if travelling business class). Your departure time will be given to you by your chauffeur guide. It is recommended that you check in online for your departure flight so that you can avoid long queues at the airport check in counters. On line check in is available for most airlines 24 hours before your flight. Your hotel will be able to help you with this if necessary. We wish you a pleasant journey back home or to your next destination.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 4230  Per person based on twin share basis.

With all domestic & international flights to/from Uk approx price from £ 5235 per person

Price includes

  • Private tours and transfers

  • Road to Mandalay Cruise

  • All site entrance fees on tours

  • English speaking guides

  • Hotels as shown 

  • Meal plans as show day by day

  • Luggage handling fees at airports

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

Additional Extra's

  • Domestic & International Flights

  • Additional unscheduled excursions / activities

  • Farewell dinner (Ask for a quote)

  • Early check-in, late check-outs

  • Drinks during meals

  • Camera & Video fees - some sites ask for small fees for taking photographs and video recordings

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties