Treasures of Myanmar
Central, Myanmar (Burma)
Central, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. Virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches, combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. It is a land of unsurpassed beauty with countless Pagoda’s and Buddhist temples and a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: AND TAKE A MAGNIFICENT BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF MYANMAR IN A ‘BALLOON OVER BAGAN’
We have selected three most important cultural destinations in Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay. All touring is with your own private guide and driver and accommodation is at the country's best luxury hotels.
With your private guide, begin in the city of Yangon, with accommodation at the luxurious Governor’s Residence and take a private city tour that includes the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Scott Market, the National Museum and various neighborhoods that reflect the city's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi, and indigenous influences.
Next, fly to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River out across miles of arid plains. Tour the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist centre of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues.
Continue to Mandalay, the very heart of the Myanmar culture where you will visit its earlier capitals; Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava. You will also see the Mingun Bell, weighting 87 tons it is the world’s largest intact bronze bell. But the biggest number of Buddhist shrines are in Mandalaya itself, including the world’s biggest religious book – 729 marble tablets on which are carved the Buddhist scriptures. Each tablet has its own shrine. The shrines stand row upon row, rank upon rank, in a great rectangle about the tall central pagoda – a site not to be missed.
Our tours are so designed that you meet the locals and interact with them at every destination to which we travel. We believe that once you have traveled to Myanmar one of the most unforgettable experiences that any traveler will encounter is the times they have spent amongst the people of this magnificent country. Whether it is enjoying a cup of tea with and elderly silk weaver or discussing the Buddhist religion with a monk, the generosity and kindness of the people is an experience one will not soon forget!
Max your Awim
Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp: An hour drive from Kalaw, the Green Hill Valley camp project is focused on protecting the nature, elephants and traditions of the local people. Enjoy trekking in the forest and learn about the nature of elephant’s daily care and life of a Mahout. You can also join a forest recovery program or watching birds and butterflies amongst other interests.
Also take the Elephant Coach – a unique time journey: The ultimate way to travel in Myanmar is on a luxurious replica of the old Chevrolet bus. Step back in time and grasp the Oriental magic of the old Asia, now almost gone. Discover the heritage of mystic Myanmar, its people and rich history in the luxurious comfort of this handcrafted masterpiece.
The exclusive sightseeing tour includes adventurous overland trips from Yangon, Golden Rock, Hpa-An and Mawlamyaing or after temple sightseeing in Bagan, enjoy a comfortable overland journey to Mandalay and explore the old Burma Road to the scenic hill towns of Shan Plateau.
One More Thing
We make no extra charge for minor add-ons or changes to hotels at the beginning or at the end of the existing itinerary. If you wish to customise this itinerary then please let us know your interests.
Due to the lack of travel services in Myanmar most airlines fly via Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur or Singapore. It is best to check prices for flights to Bangkok and from there to Yangon return as buying two tickets can be cheaper.