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The Golden Rock to the Bay of Bengal

Myanmar
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From the rice fields of Môn State to Shan Mountains and Bengal’s beautiful beaches, this comprehensive and varied trip through Myanmar makes you travel between land, sea and sky.

You begin your journey by exploring the former capital of Myanmar, Yangon, by boat and train, before leaving for Mon State to discover the Golden Rock, a fabulous suspended nugget, the Golden Rock surprises you with its beauty and the Buddhist ceremonies that take place there.

You will visit the ocher temples of Bagan that seem to rise from the mist to dazzle you at sunrise. Mandalay will open up to you, with its palaces reflecting on the Irrawaddy River. Revel in the beauty of the turquoise blue Inle lake, lost deep in the mountains and completely preserved from the modern world.

Finally, end your journey with some rest and relaxation on the wonderful white sand beaches of Ngapali on the Bay of Bengal. Its crystal clear and indigo waters have a captivating charm.

Duration
15 days
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Jules
Myanmar Travel Expert

A perfect holiday for those seeking to combine adventure, culture and relaxation. This 15-day journey brings you on an in-depth exploration of Myanmar, covering its colonial cities, ancient ruins and breathtaking beaches. A great experience for families and couples.

Your tailor-made trip - Myanmar

Arrival in Yangon
Day 1
Arrival in Yangon

Welcome to Myanmar! You will be greeted at the airport by your driver (usually in the morning) who will bring you to your hotel to unpack and settle down. If you're not too tired, why not set out to discover the city, the Royal Lake and the Chinatown of Yangon at night? Overnight at the hotel.


Yangon
Day 2
Yangon

Dala Village & Shwedagon Pagoda

In the morning, visit the nearby village of Dala, reachable from Yangon by ferry. A peaceful village, you can get your first glimpse into Burmese village life by strolling around Dala. Return back to Yangon in the afternoon and visit the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. At twilight, the brightness of gold that coats the pagoda looks like molten liquid, giving it a magical appearance. Overnight at the hotel.


Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock
Day 3
Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock

5h drive

In the morning, depart by car to Bago, a sacred city that houses a large number of pagodas and Buddhas. In the afternoon, visit the base of the Golden Rock, a fabulous boulder suspended above a cliff and highly venerated by Buddhists. A small shrine, believed to contain relics of the Buddha's hair is said to be the source of the rock's gravity-defying magic! Overnight at the hotel.


Golden Rock - Yangon
Day 4
Golden Rock - Yangon

5h drive

At dawn, attend the morning religious ceremony at the Golden Rock, a magical experience that will give you an insight into Buddhist traditions. Enjoy the rest of the day visiting the temples and stupas that surround the Golden Rock. In the evening, head back to Yangon. Overnight at the hotel.


Yangon - Bagan
Day 5
Yangon - Bagan

1h30 flight

In the morning, catch a domestic flight to Bagan where your driver will pick you up and bring you to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent temples of Bagan and the traditional craft workshops, where you can see how Bagan's famous lacquerware crafts are made. End your day with a relaxing sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River, watching the setting sun cast its golden glow on the surrounding mountains. Overnight at the hotel.


Bagan
Day 6
Bagan

Ancient and modern temples

This morning, discovery the vibrant Nyaung Oo market, a place bustling with life, where locals come to stock up on tropical fruits and vegetables. Next, continue on to the dazzling Shwezigon Pagoda, believed to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the surrounding temples of the Bagan Archaeological Park. The highlight will be a visit to Dhammayangyi Sulamani, the largest and most impressive of Bagan's numerous temples. Overnight at the hotel.


Bagan - Mandalay
Day 7
Bagan - Mandalay

Morning cruise to Mandalay

Early in the morning, hop on a steamer and head towards Mandalay. While cruising away from the temples of Bagan in the white light of the morning, take in the morning activities of local villagers and fishing boats before passing Mandalay Palace. Arrive in Mandalay in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.


Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay
Day 8
Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

45 minutes drive

In the morning, take the ferry to Mingun, and discover the foundation of what was to be the largest pagoda in the world. An earthquake cracked the construction and it is now the largest pile of bricks in the world! Then visit the White Pagoda Hsinbyume, whose originality and beauty are renowned throughout Asia. After a journey to the heart of the village of Mingun, return to Mandalay. Overnight at the hotel.


Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake
Day 9
Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

1h45 flight & 1h drive

Today, catch a morning flight to Heho in Shan State. At Heho airport, your driver will pick you up and bring you to Inle Lake. In the afternoon, depart by boat on Inle Lake, enjoying its poetry and dreamlike charm. Discover the numerous floating villages built on stilts inhabited by local tribes called Intha. Visit the Monastery of Jumping Cats, famous for its cats which have been trained to leap through hoops. Overnight at the hotel.


Inle - Indein - Inle
Day 10
Inle - Indein - Inle

2h boat ride

In the morning, visit the local market of Inle before embarking on a boat to visit the site of Inn Thein (Indein) with hundreds of charming and surprising stupas. You will have the feeling of stepping back in time as you explore this mysterious site. In the afternoon, head back to Inle, admiring the stilt village houses and floating vegetable gardens on the way. Overnight at the hotel.


Inle - Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Ngapali
Day 11
Inle - Nyaung Shwe - Heho - Ngapali

1h30 flight & 1 hour drive

After your breakfast, enjoy a last boat trip that takes you to Nyaung Shwe, a small town located five kilometres to the north of Inle Lake. Discover the floating market and its monastery, a beautiful wooden building with iconic circle windows. Transfer in the afternoon to Heho airport for your domestic flight to Ngapali. Overnight at the hotel.


Ngapali
Day 12 & 13
Ngapali

Beachside relaxation

Relax on the white sandy beach and swim in the crystal clear and indigo blue waters of Ngapali Beach. Here, the choice is yours! You can go snorkeling and discover the Burmese underwater world, escape with a bicycle to the surrounding countryside, hope on a boat to visit the surrounding islands and their fishing villages, or simply enjoy an afternoon lazing by the sea. Overnight at the hotel.


Ngapali - Yangon
Day 14
Ngapali - Yangon

30min drive & 1 hour flight

Today, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Yangon. Take this opportunity to see the sites you missed last time, and visit the colonial quarter of Yangon, which is full of architectural treasures, institutions, hotels, churches, and museums. Overnight at the hotel.


Yangon
Day 15
Yangon

Departure from Yangon Airport

In the morning, relax and enjoy your last moments in Myanmar, for instance by visiting the famous Bogyoke (Scott's) market, filled with fabrics and precious stones or by strolling through Yangon for a last glimpse of the local Burmese life. In the afternoon, your driver will pick you up to bring you to the airport for your international flight home. End of our services.


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Price includes

  • 24/7 assistance from your Shanti Travel Expert.
  • Welcome by your Travel Expert or our representative upon your arrival in Yangon.
  • A local SIM card to allow you to communicate with your driver and Travel Expert during your tour.
  • Government taxes and service taxes.
  • Transfers and land transport by private vehicle with driver. The driver is available from 8am daily and at the latest until nightfall. During the activity days, only transfers are included, unless stated otherwise. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers. The price includes petrol, road taxes, car parking, insurance of the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • Domestic flights (prices subject to change depending on seat availability. Domestic flight schedules may be delayed or changed without notice). Note that domestic flights do not always include the same baggage allowance as your international flights. Any extra baggage fees will be at your expense, to be paid by you during the check-in.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program in a double room.
  • Breakfasts.
  • Activities marked "included" as described in the program, most of the time accompanied by a local English-speaking guide.
  • Not including any other item not mentioned in the quotation.

Price does not include

  • Visa fees and bank charges for payments made by credit card and/or bank transfers.
  • International airport taxes.
  • International flights. 
  • Tips. They are part of the culture of the country (the locals themselves are used to giving it).
  • The main meals (budget € 2 to € 3 for a local meal in a local restaurant, and from € 8 to € 20 in an international restaurant per meal/person). Except for the meals mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Entrance fees, excursions and optional activities.
  • Repatriation assistance.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "Price includes" section.

Details

  • Starting from 2 per person based on 2 travellers
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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