Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

Description

Myanmar’s appeal to luxury travelers lies in the way it has been unaffected by modern developments. The country attracts an increasing number of high-end visitors with its colonial properties such as the Orient Express’ Governor’s Residence in Yangon and growing number of boutique hotels across the country.

This is a land where holy men clad in traditional longyi are revered, thousands of ancient, religious stupas rise out of flat plains and floating-village life ebbs and flows upon Inle Lake. For a glimpse of old Indochina, there isn’t a more eye-opening destination than this mysterious country, which only began allowing Western travelers across its borders in recent years.

Yangon, the country’s capital, is an intriguing mix of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, which is evident through its colonial architecture to its unique cuisine. In this deeply Buddhist country, pagodas are scattered across the land, and some of the most impressive ones can be found in Yangon, including the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Sule Pagoda.

In Mandalay, Myanmar’s major commercial center, you can explore sites such as the monastery-studded Mandalay Hill, a pilgrimage site for Buddhists for nearly two centuries. Perhaps the best way to experience both the romance of the colonial era and see the Burmese people’s day-to-day realities is by cruising on the Ayeyarwady River all the way to Bagan, disembarking at temples and viewing life along the river.

If Yangon and Mandalay are Myanmar’s capitals of culture and commerce, then Bagan is the country’s spiritual center. Over 2,000 pagodas, stupas and temples dot the golden plains of Bagan.  This is a once in a lifetime sight to behold, and is best seen from above in a private hot air balloon, which can be arranged by Luxury Myanmar Travel. Other highlights include the Ananda Temple (the best preserved in the city) and Mount Popa, a stunning volcano that serves as an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site.

Our luxury Myanmar tours introduces Myanmar from an insider's perspective.  All itineraries include an expert Burmese guide accompanying you throughout your tour, providing an unrivalled level of service and insight, and the opportunity to meet local families, tour villages, and visit lesser-known temples and attractions while you discover the charm of this mystic land in style.

Departure Date

 

2015:

Oct 03-14

Oct 06-17

Oct 10-21

Oct 13-24

Oct 17-28

Oct 20-31

Oct 24-04 Nov

Oct 27-07 Nov

Oct 30-10 Nov

Nov 02-13

Nov 14-25

Nov 28-09 Dec

Dec 03-14

Dec 08-19

Dec 12-23

Dec 15-26

Dec 19-30

Dec 22-02 Jan

Dec 26-06 Jan

Dec 29-09 Jan

 

 

 

 

2016:

 

 

 

 

Jan 02-13

Jan 05-16

Jan 09-20

Jan 12-23

Jan 16-27

Jan 19-30

Jan 23-03 Feb

Jan 26-06 Feb

Jan 30-10 Feb

Feb 06-17

Feb 09-20

Feb 13-24

Feb 16-27

Feb 20-02 March

Feb 23-05 March

Feb 27-09 March

March 02-13

March 07-18

March 08-19

March 11-22

March 12-23

March 14-25

March 15-26

March 18-29

March 19-30

March 21-01 April

March 25-05 April

March 29-09 April

April 02-13

April 05-16

April 09-20

April 12-23

April 16-27

April 19-30

April 23-04 May

April 26-07 May

 

 

 

 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Yangon (D)

Yangon 1D

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (B/L)

Bagan 1B, 1L

Day 3: Bagan - Mount Popa/Salay/Bagan (B/L)

Bagan 1B, 1L

Day 4: Irrawaddy Cruise (B/L/D)

Mandalay 1B, 1L, 1D

Day 5: Irrawaddy Cruise (B/L/D)

Mandalay 1B, 1L, 1D

Day 6: Mandalay (B/L)

Mandalay 1B, 1L

Day 7: Mandalay (B/L)

Mandalay 1B, 1L

Day 8: Mandalay - Heho - Kalaw (B/L)

Kalaw 1B, 1L

Day 9: Kalaw - Inle Lake (B/L)

Inle Lake 1B, 1L

Day 10: Inle Lake (B/L)

Inle Lake 1B, 1L

Day 11: Heho - Yangon (B)

Yangon 1B

Day 12: Depart Yangon (B)

Yangon 1B

Included

+  Private pick-up & drop-off services
+  Private tour with excellent English speaking guide
+  Date of departure is at your discretion

+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
+ All private transportation
+ Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English or French speaking guide
+ All in-tour flights as per itinerary
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets
+ Tissues and water on coach
+ Guaranteed visa on arrival letter
+ Services charges and government tax
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support

Exclude

+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverages
+ Myanma Visa stamp fee
+ Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
+ Other services not mentioned above

Peak Season surcharge for RV Paukan (01~30 Nov'15 - 01 Jan~28 Feb'16)
- Net price per person in single room:  US$ 152
- Net price per person in shared twin room: US$ 104

 

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

Detailed intinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Yangon (D)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Your sightseeing will begin by visiting the Kyaukhtatgyi Buddha (the fourth largest colossal reclining Buddha) and then visiting the National Museum after a photo stop at City Hall, and then the High Court in the heart of Yangon. In the evening you will visit the Strand jetty to witness the daily life of the local people followed by a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.  There will be a buffet dinner served at Karaweik Hall, which is a modern restaurant designed in the form of a huge Myanmar mythical bird, and which sits on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. You will stay overnight in Yangon.

Meals : 1Dinner

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (B/L)

In the morning you will fly to Bagan, a former capital, which is situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Bagan's spectacular plain, stretching for miles, is covered with thousands of temple ruins dating back to the 11th Century.   Upon arrival, you will visit some of the most important sites, including: Gubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple, Manuha Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda and a few villages which are known for producing the country's finest lacquer ware. You will finish the day with a relaxing panoramic sunset view over Bagan Plain from one of the pagoda platforms, before an overnight stay in Bagan.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 3: Bagan - Mount Popa/Salay/Bagan (B/L)

Today you will embark upon an excursion to visit Mount Popa, located about 30 miles southeast of Bagan. You will enjoy the view of the glittering monastery at the top of Taung Kalat summit before continuing to Salay, a religious center and home of the famous writer and poet Salay U Ponya. You will visit the most famous sites in town, including Yoke Son Kyaung, the oldest surviving wooden monastery, with beautiful carvings of 19th Century court life, antique religious objects, and tales of the Ramayana. You will stay overnight in Bagan.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 4: Irrawaddy Cruise (B/L/D)

In the morning you will transfer to the jetty and board the Ayravata cruise ship and sail in style aboard a luxury "boutique" steamer from Bagan to Mandalay. After check-in, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail before casting off and traveling upstream. In the afternoon you will stop to visit a typical river village and stay on the boat overnight.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch, 1Dinner

Day 5: Irrawaddy Cruise (B/L/D)

You will continue steaming up the Irrawaddy River, with stops at the villages of Shwe Pyi Thar and Yandabo, which specialize in pottery making. While onboard, you can relax on the sundeck or observation deck, enjoy drinks at the bar, and see life unfold along the riverbanks as you make your way towards Mandalay. You will stay overnight onboard.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch, 1Dinner

Day 6: Mandalay (B/L)

Upon arrival in Mandalay, you will have a tour of three former royal capitals: Amarapura (home of the Mahagandayon Monastery), Sagaing (the spiritual center of Burma with hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries) and Inwa, where you can enjoy a leisurely horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside. You will finish back in Amarapura at U Bein's Bridge, a picturesque teak bridge that teems with monks and locals making their way home as the sun sets.  You will stay overnight in Mandalay.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 7: Mandalay (B/L)

Today you will visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, housing the highly venerated image of Mahamumi and the Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple, a wonderful example of Burmese teak architecture and one of Mandalay's most historic buildings.  Next, you will visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the "world's largest book" for the 729 marble slabs surrounding the central stupa on which the entire Tripitaka is inscribed. Some other stops will be a puppetry workshop and a wood-carving workshop, to see the ancient tradition of teak-carving by local artisans. You will stay overnight in Mandalay.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 8: Mandalay - Heho - Kalaw (B/L)

In the morning, you will fly to Heho and proceed by road to Kalaw, a popular hill station in British days. Highlights of today's tour include Thein Taung Pay (a temple perched on the hill overlooking the Thazi-Taunggyi Road), Aung Chang Tha Zedi (with its glittering stupa covered in gold-colored mosaics) and some trekking on the nearby plateau, which is inhabited by Palaung and Pao tribes. You will then surely be ready for a restful overnight in Kalaw.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 9: Kalaw - Inle Lake (B/L)

After breakfast, you will take a drive to Inle Lake, located in the Shan State. The lake's shore and islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by Intha people. It is fascinating to watch the skilled fishermen using their unique leg-rowing techniques to maneuver their boats through the lake's reeds and floating plants. You will visit the floating gardens, an Intha village, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. You will stay overnight at Inle Lake.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 10: Inle Lake (B/L)

You will take a boat trip to the lake's western shore for a visit to the hidden Indein Temple, which consists of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and weeds. You will continue to the village of Sae Ma, stopping to explore the village and see the local school. In the afternoon you will meet the people in the villages on the lake and pay a visit to one of the monasteries, before an overnight stay at the Inle Lake.

Meals : 1Breakfast, 1Lunch

Day 11: Heho - Yangon (B)

You will have free time until you are taken to Heho for your flight back to Yangon, where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. You will then have free time to explore Yangon on your own before an overnight stay.

Meals : 1Breakfast

Day 12: Depart Yangon (B)

There are no activities planned for today so you are free to enjoy yourself on your own until being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals : 1Breakfast

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

Cities Hotel list Room type
Superior
Kalaw Pine Breeze Resort Superior
Inle Lake Golden Island Cottages Superior
Bagan Kumudara Hotel Bagan Superior
Yangon Hotel Yangon Deluxe
Mandalay Hotel Mandalay Superior
First Class
Kalaw Pine Hill Resort Deluxe
Inle Lake Inle Resort Deluxe
Bagan Myanmar Treasure Resort Bagan Superior
Yangon Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Deluxe
Mandalay Mandalay City Hotel Superior
Deluxe
Kalaw Amara Resort Deluxe
Inle Lake Inle Lake View Resort Junior Suite
Bagan Aureum Palace Hotel Deluxe
Yangon Sule Shangri-la Hotel Horizon Club
Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel Mandalay Superior

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

This trip has been carefully designed to provide a unique experience in the destination, promote cultural understanding and exchange, flow smoothly from place to place, allow time for relaxation and exploration on your own, provide maximum value, and very importantly to be enjoyable. The itinerary can be modified to suit your tastes, timeframe, budget, and special interestsPham Ha, CEO and Founder  of Luxury Travel, Ltd.

From the seductive capital Yangon (where noise-polluting scooters and horn-honking are banned) and the mist-cloaked forests of the Irrawaddy, to the beguiling Inle Lake and stupa-studded Bagan (best viewed from a hot-air balloon at dawn), to enjoy empty beach in Ngapali and not forgetting the grins and handshakes here, there and everywhere, Burma is Asia as it once was, it’s the authenticity Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd

Myanmar (Burma) offers a fascinating journey of discovery through one of South East Asia’s least visited, but most rewarding countries with its ancient temples, golden beaches and smiling faces. From the unforgettable temples in Bagan and Mandalay’s fabled history, to largely undiscovered white sand beaches at Ngapali and the placid waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar has a wealth of treasures that exceed the expectations of those who visit David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.

With Myanmar, we are experiencing one of the most exciting events in Asian tourism today. Opening Myanmar is to let travelers discover one of the most fabulous destinations on the continent and still completely un-spoilt. With its rich cultures, its amazing natural and historical heritage, its mountains or its coastline, Myanmar has all the ingredients to turn into a major world destination. Plus an unbeatable plus over some other countries: its authenticity. Brenda Sunoo, Luxury Travel Ltd USA

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

Myanmar is like no other country in the world on the scale of interest and beauty. Local people are helpful and polite.   Stephen and I fully enjoy the entire trip. I recommend Myanmar to all my friends who are planning future travels to unusual places." - Paul Tsou & Stephen Tsou

Very pleased with the organization of the tour- everything worked very well from hotels, bookings, access etc. Very pleased with our guides, only the guide and chauffeur in Mandalay seemed less than interested in the various sites and places, we visited. He did not seem particularly passionate about Mandalay and what the town had to offer visitors of different perspectives compared to other destinations in Myanmar. Special mention to Joyce at Inle lake and Min Min in Bagan for their knowledge, sense of humor and genuine interest in visitors. Very pleased with meeting different guides and people in the different locations. That gave a unique possibility to hear different views and speak with people genuinely passionate about their locations/towns and people. - Charlotte Christensen

We have returned home safely. Thank you for planning our luxury vacation to Myanmar. We were very happy with the arrangements you made. The hotels we stayed in were luxurious and we always had the best rooms. When possible, our guide made sure our rooms were the best the hotel had to offer. The vehicles were comfortable and well maintained. The drivers were very good and safe. Our daily schedule was flexible and the guides were there on time and would take us where ever we wanted to go. I would recommend Trader's hotel and Mt Popo as my two favorite. Our room at INLE lake was the best although there was a large tour there at the same time so very noisy. We enjoyed our guide Myo Aung Htet. He spoke English well and had a good sense of humor. I think he is a very good guide for Americans! Thank you for the lovely farewell dinner - What a beautiful pagoda restaurant. We will recommend you to our friends that would like to visit Myanmar. And of course if you want to visit Hawaii, please let us know. - Aloha, Paula and Tony Sussex

 

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12 days

Tour code : DCM12D - private daily departure

Country visited: Myanmar Tours

Tour length: 12 days and 11 nights

Hotels List

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