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!
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. We suggest that you book in advance to get the best rates for flights.
Getting Around: The most efficient way to get into town from the airport is by taxi. Not all local drivers speak English or take foreign currency so it is best to take a taxi provided by the taxi counter at the airport. Airport transfers can also be arranged by AwimAway. If you book your transfer with us then one of our drivers will be waiting for you at the airport. If you book your tour with us then your private car and driver will be available to you for sightseeing excursions or shopping trips at your convenience, and can be used to travel throughout Myanmar by road.