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Myanmar

Spectacular ancient monuments await

Myanmar

Discover the fascinating floating gardens and markets of Inle Lake

Myanmar

Relax poolside among lush gardens and succumb to the timeless romance and Asian elegance of luxurious lodgings

Myanmar

Linger over landscapes scattered with ancient temples and relics

Myanmar

Sunlight glints off gold leaf pagodas and whitewashed temples

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A land of extraordinary wonder, a melting pot of culture and history - let Myanmar excite and astonish your senses. From glittering pagodas and ancient cultures, to colonial traditions and opulent luxury, explore one of the most fascinating and unique places in Southeast Asia.

Highlights

Explore the floating gardens and stilted villages of Inle Lake

Your discovery of the remarkable Inle Lake begins with an unforgettable visit to the famed floating markets, followed by a captivating stop at the stilted weaving village of Inpawkhone. Cruising down narrow canals and across open expanses, pass by fascinating floating gardens and marvel at fishermen with their conical nets and the unique leg-rowing style of the Intha people.

Discover Bagan's ancient temples and idyllic villages by bicycle

In Bagan, the plain is not only scattered with thousands of ancient stupas but also idyllic villages. On your cycling discovery, meander along tree-lined streets, past monasteries and temples and along the Irrawaddy River, and experience a culture undisturbed by time and traditions passed down through generations. Sunset over the vast landscape of ochre temples and ruins is breathtaking.

Sacred stupas and gilded pagodas

Marvel at the brilliance of Myanmar’s legendary Shwedagon pagoda. As the sun glints off its gold leaf surface, watch the colours change and soak up the atmosphere of this important Burmese sanctuary. Explore one of Bagan’s grandest, Ananda Temple, by flashlight to uncover faded paintings on the ceilings of caves and tunnel-like corridors.

Below you will find the highlights of our suggested itinerary. A place to start your planning and to give you a flavour of the extraordinary natural, cultural and active experiences you can enjoy. All our itineraries are handcrafted together with you to create your personalised and unique private journey. The places you want to see and stay, the experiences you want to enjoy, the time you want to travel.
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Day 1

'Mingalabar' and welcome to Myanmar

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you are greeted with a warm “Mingalabar” before beginning your exploration of Myanmar’s largest city. Experience the the vibrant and bustling daily life of Yangon with a visit to traditional markets, then be awe inspired by the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. Watch the light play over its golden surface and marvel at the most important religious sanctuary of the Burmese.

Day 2

Grand temples and a private sunset cruise

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Today the temple city of Bagan awaits. A visit to the impressive golden Shwezigon Pagoda is followed a relaxing cup of tea in a traditional Myanmar teahouse. Then, at one of Bagan’s grandest temples, Ananda, explore caves and tunnel-like corridors with flashlights. In the late afternoon, relax aboard your private wooden boat for a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River.

Day 3

Explore ancient temples & idyllic villages by bicycle

Bagan is not only scattered with thousands of ancient temples but also idyllic villages. Today you explore the region by bicycle, meandering along tree-lined streets and past monasteries to experience a culture undisturbed by time and traditions passed down through generations. Tonight enjoy traditional Asian fare at your hotel followed by a classic Myanmar dance performance are staged under a canopy of stars.

Day 4

The fascinating royal city of Mandalay

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Transferring to Mandalay today, your fascinating journey through this royal city begins with a visit to the Mahamumi Pagoda, containing one of the holiest golden Buddha statues. Next is the ‘Golden Monastery’, the only remaining building of the 19th century royal court, to admire the unparalleled wood carvings of this imposing structure. Finally you will arrive at Mandalay Hill for an unforgettable sunset vista.

Day 5

Discover ivory painted pagodas and the legendary U Bein Bridge

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Crossing over the Irrawaddy River, you arrive today at Saging, known as the spiritual centre of Myanmar with its 600 ivory painted pagodas and monasteries. In Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital, you stop at Mahagandayon monastery, home to more than one thousand young monks. As the shadows begins to lengthen, soak up a very special atmosphere at the the legendary U Bein Bridge.

Day 6

Cycle to a mountain vineyard and forest monastery

Flying to Heho today, your transfer by boat to your luxurious lakeside hotel, your home for the next three nights. In the afternoon, enjoy a cycle tour to Red Mountain Resort vineyard, enjoying picturesque scenery along the way. Sample local wines before continuing to the forest monastery at Maing Thank Village. soak up the serenity before heading back to your resort.

Day 7

The wonders of Inle Lake await

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Today your discovery of the remarkable Inle Lake begins. Relish unforgettable visits to the floating markets of Inle, and the weaving village of Inpawkhone, where fabric was first woven from lotus flowers. Cruising down a small canal, you arrive at at Indein Village, from where you can climb a mossy path to the hilltop Indein Pagoda, one of the most amazing sights on the banks of the lake.

Day 8

Discover lakeside villages on foot and by bicycle

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Begin your morning at Khaung Daing village. Yet undiscovered by most tourists, stroll narrow streets, witness villagers go about their morning, and sample the village specialty - tofu. A gentle hike to the pagoda is followed by a cycle to Nyaung Shwe where you will observe the local farmers and fishermen of the lake.

Day 9

Experience the many faces of Yangon

Changing pace today, you return to Yangon. In the company of your expert private guide, discover the many faces of the city, from charming colonial architecture, to the cultural diversity of ‘Little India’ and ‘Chinatown’, to the action of the Yangon River. A visit to the two thousand year old Sule Pagoda offers the opportunity to visit one of the many soothsayers among the trees.

Day 10

Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, your private transfer returns you to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.

Luxury Accommodation

  • The Strand
  • Belmond Governor's Residence
  • Aureum Palace Hotel
  • Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel
  • Inle Princess Resort
  • Aureum Inle Resort

The Strand

The grand colonial splendour of The Strand exudes timeless charm and Asian elegance. Relax in spacious suites with high ceilings and hand-carved furniture and gaze over Yangon from oversized windows. Sparkling chandeliers and marble floors offer a sense of history to your dining experience. Opulent luxury coupled with gracious hospitality.

Belmond Governor's Residence

Succumb to the timeless romance of this colonial mansion. Set in lush gardens dotted with lotus pools, the hotel conjures up a bygone era. Enjoy a dip in the fan shaped pool, relax with a cocktail in the open-air lounge, then retreat to your luxurious room - a haven of tranquility.

Aureum Palace Hotel

Set within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of Bagan, this luxury resort offers the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy refreshing breezes off the lake as you stroll through tropical gardens then relax in elegant rooms and breathtaking villas adorned with antiques and local art.

Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel

Located in the beautifully manicured jungle at the foot of Mandalay Hill, this resort is a treasure trove of luxury, Stylish rooms, decorated with the famous teak of Myanmar, offer spectacular views of Mandalay Hill, the Royal Palace and the famous Irrawaddy River. The sublime Mandalay Hill spa will take your breath away.

Inle Princess Resort

Sheltered in a peaceful inlet on the eastern shore of Inle Lake, the Inle Princess is your hidden refuge in this secluded area. Bespoke furnishings adorn traditional pyinkado, teak and bamboo-thatch houses, complete with rain showers, deep luxurious baths and private decks - sublime.

Aureum Inle Resort

Elegantly appointed over-water villas, built on the shores of one of Myanmar’s most stunning natural wonders, Inle Lake, are just the entree to this luxurious resort. Relax on your private terrace to soak up stunning sunsets over the lake and hills beyond. Your perfect base to explore the wonders of this unique destination.

Exterior - The Strand

Suite - The Strand

Pool - Belmond Governor's Residence

Suite - Belmond Governor's Residence

Exterior - Belmond Governor's Residence

Villa - Aureum Palace Hotel

Villa interior - Aureum Palace Hotel

The Nature Spa - Aureum Palace Hotel

Suite - Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel

Terrace dining - Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel

Bath - Inle Princess Resort

Villa - Inle Princess Resort

Garden ponds - Inle Princess resort

Lakefront villas - Aureum Inle Resort

Pool with a view - Aureum Inle Resort

Bathroom - Aureum Inles Resort

Inclusions

  • A Seven Skies handpicked private guide
  • Every extraordinary detail of your journey is handpicked and road-tested
  • Handcrafted, flexible and seamless itineraries, executed flawlessly
  • Insider access through resident experts who reveal the secrets of a destination

  • Exceptional service and uncompromising attention to detail
  • On ground flexibility to accentuate your journey with impromptu experiences
  • Ultimate in luxury accomodation
  • Private luxury transfers and ground transportation

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