Introduction to Myanmar: A small group adventure
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Introduction to Myanmar: A small group adventure

This 14 day/13 night night tour includes all the must-see sights, timed to dodge the busiest times of day and to give you an insider’s perspective.  In our trademark style, we have suggested a relatively relaxing pace – to enable you to take in Myanmar in comfort and is the perfect small group tour for a 1st timer to Myanmar.

You’ll gain an understanding of modern Myanmar in the urban centres of Mandalay and Yangon, relax in the cooler climate of Lake Inle and explore the world famous temples of Bagan.

  • Immerse yourself in the religious and cultural heritage of Mandalay and Bagan.
  • Enjoy the vibrant life of Lake Inle.
  • Explore the colonial grandeur of Yangon.

Pricing & Inclusions

Accommodation and tours as described

  • Private transport within country with qualified local national guide
  • Meals as described
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • All taxes and surcharges

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Introduction to Myanmar: A small group adventure

DAY 1 - DEPART THE UK

Depart from the UK on an overnight flight to Myanmar (Burma). 

DAYS 2&3 - YANGON  EXPLORING UNIQUE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

On arrival in Yangon, your guide will meet you and the group for the short transfer to your hotel in central Yangon. The first afternoon/evening is free for you to rest after your long flight or start to soak up the local atmosphere. On your first full day in Myanmar you will have a chance to discover the cultural highlights of Yangon with your guide; by visiting its landmark buildings, assault your senses as you wander through a bustling market in Chinatown, and feast your eyes on the striking contrast between village life and urban Yangon by taking a boat across the river to Dala.  As night falls, return to Chinatown for a streetfood dinner and a refreshing local beer.

DAY 4-6 - BAGAN  MAGICAL TEMPLES, SUNSETS AND PANORAMAS

A short flight takes you to Bagan where you will spend three days. During your time here you will explore the extraordinary sights with your guide in signature Experience Travel Group style. Your tour of the famous temple complex and beyond will include magical sunsets, fantastic panoramas and will be timed to ensure you enjoy many quiet moments away from the usual crowds. Enjoy a cycling tour one afternoon and horse cart tours of the temples another, before experiencing an astonishing aerial adventure taking to the skies for a hot air balloon ride across the region.

DAY 7-9 - MANDALAY  ANCIENT CAPITALS  AND COLOURFUL MARKETS

It’s a short flight to Mandalay, a city buzzing with life and colour. Your first afternoon is free to relax and enjoy your hotel before spending two days exploring the temples, the Irrawaddy river and Ava - one of the four deserted ancient capitals that fringe the city. You’ll experience colourful markets, Buddhist heritage, intricate carvings and sunrise at the famous U Bein Bridge, taking advantage of various modes of transport as you travel around with your guide.

DAY 10-12 - LAKE INLE  EXPLORING LIFE ON THE LAKE

Another short flight takes you to Heho, the gateway for Lake Inle and beyond. En route from the airport to your lakeside accommodation you’ll visit a 19th century wooden monastery before boarding a private boat towards your hotel.Inle has a beautiful natural setting with a wide range of wildlife and it’s also a great hub for local culture. During your stay you’ll spend a day exploring the lake and its tributaries by boat, taking in the famous rotating markets and some lesser known sites. Your visit to Inle will also incorporate a visit to a local wine estate to try some Burmese wine in a beautiful setting as well as an authentic cooking lesson in a local home environment.

DAY 13 - YANGON  THE SUN SETS 

Today you depart Lake Inle for a final night in Yangon where Myanmar’s most famous landmark, the Shwedagon Pagoda, is saved until last. This evening you’ll visit the glittering pagoda in the golden rays of the setting sun, the perfect way to end your adventure in Myanmar.

DAY 14 - FLY HOME (OR HEAD TO THE BEACH!)

Today you’ll depart Myanmar on your flight back to the UK. If you’d like to extend your stay, perhaps to incorporate some time at the beach, then please speak to our Myanmar experts who will be happy to craft an add on itinerary completely tailored to you.

 

 


Customer Feedback
Our guides on the ground were all very knowledgeable and helpful and really made the holiday for us. All the transport was clean and comfortable and everything was done to make the holiday as enjoyable as possible.

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