Day 1. Arrival at Yangon Airport.
Your representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your transfer car. Check in to your chosen hotel. If you have arrived on a morning flight embark on your half day orientation tour of Yangon.
Day 2. Have breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a full day excursion in the colonial city of Yangon culminating in a visit to the breathtaking Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 3. Early morning transfer for your flight to Bagan. A transfer car will meet you on arrival to take you to your chosen hotel. Enjoy a full day tour of the archaeological zone with sunset from one of the tallest pagodas.
Day 4. Have breakfast at your hotel. Optional dawn champagne balloon ride over the pagodas of Bagan. Commence your second full day tour of Bagan, a ‘tentative’ world heritage site. Visit the 11th Century Shwezigon Pagoda and the beautiful Ananda Pagoda amongst others. Sunset photographs from a different pagoda.
Day 5. Relax today and watch the rural heartland of the ‘Dry Zone’ of central Myanmar slowly drift by on the Ayeyarwady River boat journey to Mandalay. We will pick you up and check you in to your hotel on arrival.
Day 6. After breakfast your car will deliver you to the bank of the mighty Ayeyarwady River for the boat ride to Mingun Pagoda. Explore the unfinished pagoda and continue to the gold-hammering workshops of Mandalay. Look around Shwenandaw Monastery and finish the day with sunset views from Mandalay Hill.
Day 7. Enjoy your breakfast then embark on a tour of the ancient cities area to the South of Mandalay. Continue in the afternoon onto Sagaing, the religious centre of Myanmar home to some 500 pagodas. Sunset photographs at the famous U Bein Bridge.
Day 8. After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. On arrival continue by car to spend the afternoon at the cave temples of Pindaya. Before dusk wind your way through the Shan Hills to the hill station of Kalaw.
Day 9. After breakfast set out on today’s trek to Taunggyiche village, home of the Palaung hill-tribe. Explore the nearby Myinmahti cave and have lunch at the local monastery. Continue onto Lamine Taungyoe village where you meet your car and continue by road to Inle Lake and your hotel.
Day 10. After breakfast set off for a full day exploration of the Inle Lake area. Photograph the Intha fishermen’s leg-rowing technique, wind through the floating gardens and explore the stilt villages, monasteries and revered Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
Day 11. Enjoy your breakfast and then meet your car for the transfer to the airport and the short flight to Ngapali Beach. A short and scenic transfer on arrival will bring you to your chosen hotel for an idyllic and relaxing beach stay.
Day 12 – 14. Kick back and relax on the beach after your tour of the highlights of Myanmar. Enjoy the renowned local seafood, maybe take in a round of Golf or visit the local teak-built town of Thandwe.
Day 15. A final day of relaxation before your afternoon flight to Yangon. We’ll pick you up on arrival and transfer you to your hotel in the city.
Day 16. Depart from Yangon Airport. Have breakfast at your hotel.
There may be time for a little last-minute shopping at Scott Market before your transfer back to the airport for your onward flight. If you are departing on an evening flight we can arrange another excursion for today.