Inle Lake

Burma Discovery with Ngapali Beach

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MYA03: 14 Days Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach - Yangon

Tour Type: Customized private tour, with professional guide and driver
Accommodation: Selected 4-star comfortable hotels
Highlights:

  • Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the national symbol of Myanmar.
  • Walk into Bagan Temples to discover local religious beliefs.
  • Cruise across the U Bein Bridge to watch the funny fishing way.
  • Enjoy Burmese royal flavor on Kandawgyi Lake.

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Welcome pick up at Yangon Airport
Upon landing at Yangon International Airport, you will meet your experienced private tour guide and driver at the Exit. After a warm greeting, a comfortable drive will take you to the hotel. Along the way, your tour guide will give you a brief introduction of this charming city. After check-in, you may either have some rest or explore around on your own.

Accommodation: Rose Garden (4 stars)

Day 2: Yangon highlights with Shwedagon Pagoda
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, which houses Myanmar's biggest reclining Buddha, 20 meters (65 feet) long. Then visit the gold-plated Sule Pagoda, which stands quietly in the midst of the bustling city center, and is surrounded by 8 vivid zodiac statues. Afterwards, go ahead to the Maha Bandula Park built to honor the national hero Maha Bandula.

In the afternoon, accompanied by your guide, you will reach Indian Town and China Town, and then Yangon's biggest crafts market, Bogyoke Aung San Market. Then comes to Shwedagon Pagoda. Enshrined the remains of four well-known Buddha, this glorious pagoda is considered as the national symbol of Myanmar. 

In the evening, you will enjoy a big dinner on a hamsa-bird-shaped floating barge while cruising on Kandawgyi Lake. After finishing the cruise, you will be sent back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Rose Garden (4 stars)

  • Reclining Buddha
    Reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple
  • Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon Myanmar
    Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 3: Fly to Bagan, half day trip with Shwesandaw Pagoda
In the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and lead you to the airport for your onward flight to Bagan, the second city of your 2 weeks tour in Myanmar. Upon arrival, you will meet your private local guide at the airport and then take a comfortable ride to the hotel. After that, you will be guided to the Nyaung U Market, where you can fully experience local people's life and pick some favorable souvenirs. Then we will pay a visit to the Shwezigon Pagoda, the oldest temple in Bagan built in the 11th century. Although it looks gilded, it is actually the only stone-laid building of this city.

After that, proceed to the Htilominlo Temple, which was built in 1218. Then we will visit the Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, where there are plenty of elaborate wood carvings. Further onward to Shwesandaw Pagoda with your guide's company and then today's private Bagan tour will end with the fascinating sunset view by boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 stars)

Day 4: Bagan highlights with Ananda Temple
After breakfast, we will continue our 2 weeks Myanmar Itinerary to the Ananda Temple, which is the best preserved and most beautiful Buddhist temple in Bagan, with excellent constructional techniques. Then we will go to Thatbyinnyu Temple, which houses the highest pagoda in Bagan. After that, we will head for the Nanpaya Temple, which has pretty stone carvings, then the Manuha Temple, which contains three Buddha statues, and the Gubyaukgyi Temple, which owns exquisite frescos on the wall.

After getting out of the Gubyaukgyi Temple, a visit to a lacquer-ware workshop will be arranged, which will add more fun to this private Burma tour. After that, pay a visit to a local family in Myinkaba Village and the last stop today is the Pyathadar Temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 stars)

Day 5: Bagan full day tour to Mount Popa
Today, we will take a private transfer to Mount Popa and climb 777 steps to reach the summit. While climbing, you will be amused by funny monkeys intending to take food from tourists and admire numerous temples and shrines. Upon on the top of the mountain, you will be guided to view the Popa Kalat Monastery. Afterwards, your guide will accompany you back to Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Eastern Palace Hotel (4 stars)

Day 6: Fly to Mandalay, Enjoy sunset on Mandalay Hill
Today, you will leave for Mandalay by air. Your guide and driver will take you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. After arrival, your Mandalay local guide will welcome you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. After a short rest, you will be led to the Mahamuni Pagoda. As a prominent Buddhism site in Myanmar, this pagoda has a bronze Buddha entirely covered by golden leaves.

After that, accompanied by your guide, you will reach the unique Golden Palace Monastery, which is a typical Burmese royal wooden building; the splendid Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, which houses a giant Buddha carved by a green marble weighing 800 tons; and the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which was built in 1857. Then, your guide will take you to the Mandalay Hill, a well-known historical religious site, where you could enjoy various Buddhist buildings. Besides, you can enjoy the stunning sunset here if the weather permits.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Eastern Palace Hotel (4 stars)

  • Saggaing Hill
    Temple scattered on the Saggaing Hill
Day 7: Visit Mahagandayon Monastery, Cruise trip to U Bein Bridge
This morning we will leave Mandalay for Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery, the best known Buddhist Academy in Myanmar. Later, view the City Harbor Bridge and then pay a visit to the Sagaing Nunnery. After that, your guide will lead you to the Sagaing Hill. There are lots of temples scattered on the jungle-covered mountain. You will then have a cruise to enjoy the U Bein Bridge and the surroundings.

After that, you will be sent back to the hotel in Mandalay and take some rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min (4 stars)

Day 8: Fly to Heho, Cruise leisurely on Inle Lake
Today, you are going to leave Mandalay for your next destination, Heho. After landing, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you to Pindaya Caves directly to admire thousands of Buddha statues with different sizes, scales, and materials stored in the caves. Afterwards, drive for around two hours to Inle Lake to check into the hotel and have a rest. 

In the afternoon, a cruise on Inle Lake will be arranged for you. Along the way, you can watch the unique scene of local fishermen rowing the boat with one foot. Then we will pay a visit to Nampan Village to view the distinctive floating garden. Later, we will take you to return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min (4 stars)

Day 9: Indein Pagoda complex & Nga Phe Chaung Monastery
In the morning, your guide will take you to the Indein Village to visit the Indein Pagoda complex composed by more than 1,000 pagodas and temples. Accompanied by your guide, you will then visit the spectacular Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where 5 gold-plated Buddha statues are enshrined. Then we will visit the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. There, tourists can watch cats jumping through hoops.

If you are interested in handicrafts, you can ask your guide to arrange a manual weaving performance. After that, your guide will send you back to the hotel and the rest of the day will be at your disposal.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa (4 stars)

  • Inle Lake
    Local people labour in Inle Lake
  • Inle Lake
    Inle Lake in the afterglow
Day 10: Transfer to Heho, Fly to Thandwe
Today we will transfer you to Heho Airport for your onward flight to Thandwe. After arrival, the hotel staff will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel to check in. After having some rest, you will be free to have fun on the Ngapali Beach.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa (4 stars)

Day 11: Ngapali Beach free day
Surrounded with many vocational villages, the beach attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world with its blue sea, white beach, and palm trees along the coast, so having fun on Ngapali Beach will leave you an unforgettable memory.

After breakfast, you can participate in some entertainment activities to relax yourself. According to your personal interests, you can go surfing or having a beach volleyball game. Diving, swimming and snorkeling are also good choices for you.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa (4 stars)

  • Ngapali Beach
    Fantastic sunset of Ngapali Beach
Day 12: Ngapali Beach relaxing day
Today, to find more fun on Ngapali Bay, you can either continue your unfinished activities on the beach, or rent a bike to further explore the nearby places. There is a golf course located between the beach villages and the airport. If you are a golf enthusiast, going there will not disappoint you.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa (4 stars)

Day 13: Ngapali Beach leisure day
This morning you can have a sunbath on the Ngapali Beach while enjoying the blue sea. After that, you can take a walk to the surrounding villages to appreciate local customs and people's life. Then you can find a good restaurant to have a delicious seafood dinner.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rose Garden (4 stars)

Day 14: Fly to Yangon from Thandwe
In the morning, you can still have fun on the beach. After that, your Ngapali Beach Holidays will end at this point and you will take your entire belongings to check out of the hotel. Then the hotel staff will transfer you to the Thandwe Airport and help you with the boarding procedures. Our service will end here. If you need any further assistant, please contact us freely.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$2879 $2591$2639 $2375
May-Sep$2559 $2303$2319 $2087
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Transfer to/from Thandwe airport to hotel by hotel's staff.
  • Economy class airfares of Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Heho - Thandwe - Yangon.
  • Services of a private driver with air-conditioned vehicles and boat trip specified in the itinerary.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Yangon.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Myanmar visa fee.
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