Free from its previous isolation, Burma and its regional influences with a century of imperial
colonialism has unwrapped this beautifully reserved nation to the world for tours or luxury river
cruises. Experience a transitioning nation before your eyes.
Lounge on the vast Inle Lake, a
Enlighten yourself at The Ananda
Head to Mount Popa, a volcano 1518
Get amazed by the Bagaya Kyaung, a
Buy some hill-tribe textiles at Yo Ya May,
Take a picture at the U-Bein Bridge, the
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Journey into magical Mandalay. Shake hands and meet your fellow travellers. Marvel at the the untouched vibes of this unreal city then feast your way through a Myanmar-style welcome dinner.
Included today: Guided tour of Mandalay
Wind your way through the 30 Caves Pagoda, then travel alongside the Ayeyarwady River to see locals and wildlife coexist. For the sunset lovers in the group (umm, maybe all of us?) take the option to watch the sun go down over the world's longest teak (wood) bridge. Cameras and iphones at the ready.
Included today: Visit the 30 caves pagoda and the Ayeyarwady River
Optional activities: Watch the sunset at U Bein Bridge
Mandalay to Bagan
Enter Bagan: home to awe-inspiring temples. Here, it’s all about the glistening rooftops and adornment. Hold on while we weave through the temples with an included horse and cart journey for sunset.
Included today:Guided tour of Bagan via horse and cart
Set foot to explore Myanmar's answer to Angkor Wat (minus the swarms of tourists). Pick your mode of transport for the day (optional). Thrill seekers; hold your breath as we climb in a hot air balloon over Bagan, or jump on two wheels (electric or mountain bike) to roll across the area. Before the day is out, navigate through local villages with an optional tour before we meet another awe-inspiring sunset.
Optional activities: Hot Air Balloon over Bagan-Local village tour -Bagan Temple cycling
Bagan to Lake Inle
Buh-bye Bagan. Wind over to glittering Lake Inle and set foot in the heart of the floating villages. Spot: conical-hat fisherman and their one-ofa kind leg-rowing technique in action. Google it. But maybe leave it for the experts – we wouldn’t want you to fall in now, would we?
Rise and shine, fuel up and get ready to explore. Keep an eye out for the good vibes and Buddhism that still takes a strong way of life. Today, experience Lake Inle and its sparkling glory. Prepare yourself for the included day trip via boat to weave through the thriving ecosystems.
Included today:Boat tour of Lake Inle
Lake Inle to Yangon
Travel into Yangon to meet with the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya. In between historical temples and pagodas, this golden stupa stands out with heart-stopping impact. Before you get too comfortable, squeeze in a half day city tour.
Included today: Guided tour of Yangon
Today, free day to explore. Feeling hungry? Complete your foodie mission with an optional cooking class. Tonight, prepare yourself for a farewell street eats tour in Chinatown
Optional activities: Rangoon by rail -Burmese booking class and lunch
Complicated and layered history aside, we say farewell to Myanmar. It was a special one, hey? Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together.