Luxuries of Burma 9 Days

Arts & Crafts of Myanmar - Bannar

This tour covers the highlights of Myanmar with a number of days on the Ayeyarwady River aboard the well-known Road to Mandalay Cruise. During your cruise, with a private driver and guide, explore the cultural gems of the country through private trips.

Your next destination is Mandalay, the cultural heart of Burma, and explore the stunning sights. Board the Road to Mandalay for an unforgettable cruise on the Ayeyarwady. Cruise past bamboo and teak rafts, paddle through small boats and steamers. Discover the local way of life and listen to onboard lectures about different customs and culture. While in Shwe Kyet, explore Sagaing Hills, an ancient capital and the heart of Burmese Buddhism and well-known for silversmiths that produce intricate products that follow ancient techniques.

Visit memorable and breathtaking Bagan and enjoy a private tour of the thousand year old ruins. Be awed by the thousands of temples and pagodas that stretch far as the eye can see. Climb into the ruinous temples, which were built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was at the center of Buddhism in the region. Discover Bagan’s ancient past as you stare at carvings on layered facades, paintings inside the temples, and intricate Buddhist statues. Shop at local markets or visit local villages while in Bagan. Ride a hot air balloon and fly over the temples during sunrise.

After your cruise, fly to Heho for an extended holiday in the Inle Lake region, one of the most diverse provinces in Burma. Rent a canoe and row through the canals, encounter locals at floating villages, and learn how the locals grow crops. Visit local craftsmen and shop for unique products such as lacquerware, textiles, and ceramics.

End your trip with a last night in Yangon for some last-minute sightseeing or shopping.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Start City : Yangon
    Departure city: Yangon
    Route: Yangon, Road to Mandalay Cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake
    Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
    Departure: Daily, upon your request
    Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

    BRIEF ITINERARY:

    Day 1     Arrive Yangon
    Private arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 2     Yangon – Mandalay
    Transfer and flight to Mandalay for private touring. Board Road to Mandalay cruise for three nights
    Day 3     Mandalay & environs
    Cruising, including private shore excursion. Evening aboard Road to Mandalay cruise
    Day 4     Bagan
    Full-day private touring of ruins. Evening aboard Road to Mandalay cruise
    Day 5     Bagan
    Disembark ship in Bagan for overnight stay at hotel. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
    Day 6     Bagan – Inle Lake
    Private transfer to airport for flight to Inle Lake for two-night stay
    Day 7     Inle Lake
    Full-day private touring in Inle Lake region
    Day 8     Inle Lake – Yangon
    Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight stay. Afternoon private city touring
    Day 9     Depart Yangon
    Private airport transfer

    Hotel list for First Class standard:

    Yangon:  The Governor’s Residence or The Strand
    Cruise:    Pandaw River Cruise or Road to Mandalay
    Bagan:    Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort or Aureum Palace
    Inle Lake:    Inle Princess Resort

    Quote Price: From US$6500 ++ / Per Person