A land of allure and one of the world’s most exotic places, made famous in rhyme and prose by the likes of Kipling and Orwell, Myanmar – “Burma” of old – is re-emerging as a travel destination. After years of political strife, Myanmar is once again welcoming the global traveler.
Be it plying the romantic waters of the mighty Irrawaddy on the “road to Mandalay,” to ambling through the exquisite temples at Bagan, a visit to Myanmar offers a plethora of travel rewards, both cultural and adventurous. Indeed, it is a wonderful time to add Myanmar to your list of locales worthy of exploration.
Though it offers the warmth and hospitality of its Buddhist neighbor, Thailand, it is much less frequently visited. Its magnificent golden pagodas and temple complexes rival the more famous cultural–religious sites, such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
If an easy-going pace is your style, there are a range of luxurious hotels in Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan, while for the more intrepid traveler, a journey into the rugged countryside provides exceptional insight into Burmese village life. Whatever your travel fancy, Myanmar and the warm hospitality of the Burmese people will leave an indelible memory of this fabled land.
Day 1 Yangon
Arrive in Yangon, one of the most charming and lively cities in Asia.
Day 2 Bagan
Fly to Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia, where you will explore the ancient temples, including Shwezigon Pagoda.
Day 3 Popa
Enjoy an excursion to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano that lures travelers curious about its 37 Nats, or spirits.
Day 4 Inle Lake
Explore the lake by long-tailed boat as you float past dwellings and oating gardens of the Inthas, as well as the venerable Phaung Daw U Kyaung pagoda.
Day 5 Inle Lake
Enjoy more of the boat tour past oating gardens and houses on stilts. Also visit the old Nga Phe Chaung Monastery.
Day 7 Yangon and Departure
Return to Yangon and visit the Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda to see the enormous 68 mt reclining Buddha, as well as the marvelous Shwedagon Pagoda.
Trip Dates & Pricing
TBD Depending on Departure
$680 per person
This is a moderate touring trip. Please note that road conditions in Cambodia and Myanmar leave a lot to
be desired and the traffic can appear to be wild and unregulated and horns are used more often than brakes.