The essentials of Myanmar

13 days / 12 nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bagan - Mount Popa - Inle Lake - Ngapali - Yangon

Day 1: Mandalay
After your arrival, you will visit the last monarchical capital of Myanmar in the afternoon. The central point of the city is its reconstructed palace, surrounded by a wide moat. At dusk, watch the sunset over the city, from the hill that bears his name.

Day 2: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (breakfast, lunch)
You will be driven for about an hour to Pyin Oo Lwin, an old colonial mountain station formerly called Maymyo, in honor of the British general who founded it. It is mostly known for its beautiful botanical gardens, built by Turkish prisoners during the First World War.

Day 3: Pyin Oo Lwin - Bagan (breakfast, lunch)
You will immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the morning market of Pyin Oo Lwin, before embarking on your way to Bagan. You will spend the next three days relaxing to the rhythm of the river and watching the landscapes parade. You will enjoy all the comforts on board, with the possibility of stopping at the most interesting places.

Day 4: Bagan (breakfast, lunch)
Sail to Sagaing, an ancient capital of the Shan ethnicity of the XIV century with many impressive stupas, scattered on the hill. In the afternoon, You will make a stop in Yandabo, a small town specializing in ceramics, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war was signed on February 24, 1826.

Day 5: Bagan - Mount Popa (breakfast, lunch)
You will arrive in Bagan, where the river cruise ends, and you will be taken to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano. It will climb 777 steps to reach its highest monastery, where it is said that powerful spirits are present. You will return to Bagan at sunset.

Day 6: Bagan (breakfast, lunch)
The best way to know this ancient city is, without a doubt, contemplating it from the sky. You will get up early to get on a hot air balloon and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view at sunrise. You will see the landscapes and appreciate the serene atmosphere aboard the car. Respecting the traditions, you will celebrate the event with a glass of champagne shortly after landing! Then, you can take a nap at the hotel before leaving, in the afternoon, to discover some of the most spectacular ruins in a horse carriage.

Day 7: Bagan - Inle Lake (breakfast, lunch)
You will fly from Bagan in the morning to head towards Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. After a short drive, you will reach the famous Red Mountain Estate to attend a wine tasting session. The locally grown grapes are produced from strains from Spain and France. The winery offers a wide selection, from white Sauvignon to Shiraz or Tempranillo. Then the excursion to Inle Lake will continue.

Day 8: Inle Lake - Indein (breakfast, lunch)
You will sail in a small boat to Indein, a village located on the shores of the lake. It is famous for its impressive jungle of stupas of the sixteenth century, and for its craftsmen. You will see some at work, building wooden boats or making Buddha images from dried flower dust. You can also watch the Burmese cigar rollers.

Day 9: Inle Lake - Ngapali (breakfast)
You will return to Heho in the morning to take a flight to Ngapali. In this quiet coastal city of the Bay of Bengal, you can do as much or as little as you wish for three days on the beach and nearby.

Day 10: Ngapali (breakfast)
We will prepare a picnic lunch and rent a boat to go to one of the islands scattered on the high seas. You can practice diving and snorkeling in ideal conditions, or venture into the countryside and meet its people.

Day 11: Ngapali (breakfast)
You will stay on the beach relaxing, or rent a bicycle. Thus you will be able to better know the surrounding villages and discover their ancient traditions that are perpetuated.

Day 12: Ngapali - Yangon (breakfast)
After a quick flight, you will land in Yangon, where you will spend the rest of the morning at your leisure to relax. Then, after visiting the impressive Shwedagon Pagoda, you will appreciate the treatment with distinction that awaits you at the famous Strand hotel, during lunch and accompanied by tea. Then at nightfall, you will cruise the river and have dinner on the ship.

Day 13: Yangon (breakfast)
You will spend the morning on your own, making some last purchases of souvenirs in the Scott market, or discovering the interesting colonial architecture of the old capital. Later, you will be taken to the airport to take your next flight and say goodbye to Myanmar.

HIGHLIGHT:

  • The main attractions of Mandalay, ancient royal city.
  • The cool weather of the picturesque British colonial station Pyin Oo Lwin.
  • The cruise along the remote villages of the Irrawaddy River, with its fluctuating landscapes.
  • The spectacular view in Bagan, dotted with thousands of golden temples.
  • The climb to an extinct volcano to visit the monastery and cultural center of Mount Popa.
  • The famous rowers on one leg and the spectacular landscapes of Inle Lake.
  • The relaxing beaches of Ngapali, the most reputed in Myanmar, ideal for a getaway.
  • The effervescence of Yangon, the most lively city in the country, and its main monuments.

Tour Include

  • Accommodations carefully selected, including breakfast.
  • Other meals indicated in the program.
  • Local Spanish-speaking or English-speaking guide with experience.
  • Tours mentioned and transfers in private car with air conditioning.
  • Cruises and scheduled trips.
  • All internal flights (in economy class).
  • Admission expenses to the sites included in the circuit.

Tour Exclude

  • All travel insurance
  • All services not mentioned above
  • Tips and personal expenses

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