Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)
Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)
Trekking in Myanmar is exciting in the Northern Mountains Region in the foothills of the Himalayas. The well-known trekking regions include Putao in the North, the Naga Land region in the North-West, the Chin Hills in the West and Kalaw region in Central Myanmar. Well-known trekking routes in Myanmar include Inle Lake to Kalaw or an easy two-day trek to Pindaya Caves. In the southeast, between Yangon and Mawlamyine, Hpa-An is gaining interest for walking and trekking. The northern Shan town of Hsipaw that lies on the Old Burma Road is a famous biking trail.
This private tour is ideal for travellers interested in off-the-beaten-track locations. In addition to the highlights, this tour features the incredible Kyaiktiyo (or Golden Rock), Bago, with the highly venerated Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Pindaya, where you can venture into limestone caverns to see over eight thousand Buddha statues set among stalagmites. All touring is with your own private guide and driver, and accommodation is at the country's best luxury hotels.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11-DAY MYANMAR ADVENTURE...
And, see the incredible Golden Rock, balanced precariously on a cliff edge.
Myanmar Adventure Visit off-the-beaten-track locations including the incredible Kyaiktiyo (or Golden Rock), Bago.
(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake
Begin in Yangon, the capital city. With your private guide and driver, tour cultural highlights such as the glittering Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Perched on a hill like a gold beacon, huge and bell-shaped it dominates the city and the surrounding countryside. Also, visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market, which has a vast selection of traditional Burmese handicrafts. Expereince the British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, studded with its colonial architecture now mixed with high-rise buildings.
Take an excursion to the incredible Kyaiktiyo (or Golden Rock) that is balanced precariously on the cliff edge. According to legend, it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. Continue to Bago, the 15th century capital of the Mon Kingdom, to see the highly venerated Shwemawdaw Pagoda—Burma's tallest. Also visit the Shwethalyaung Buddha, a 55-foot long reclining Buddha. Next, fly to awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples nestle within an eight-mile curve of the Irrawaddy River.
Take an optional cruise by private boat on the Irrawaddy River and enjoy views of pagodas and daily life. One evening, ride in a horse-drawn carriage among the temples of Bagan at sunset. Next day, take a private excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that’s considered the home of Burma’s most powerful nats (animist spirits).
Spend a night in Pindaya and venture into limestone caverns to see over eight thousand Buddha statues set among stalagmites. Continue to the massive fresh water Inle Lake, home of the Intha people. Rimmed with high hills, stilted villages inhabited by the Intha people, known for leg-rowing their flat-bottomed boats. For many travellers, Inle is heaven on earth, a place to while away your day, canoeing, cycling or walking through the lush countryside. For others, it is a place to meditate. Return to Yangon for overnight and connect with onward flight.
Day 1 – Arrive Myanmar
Yangon Private arrival transfer to hotel for two-night stay.
Day 2 – Tour
Yangon Full-day private tour.
Day 3 – Transfer & Explore
Kyaiktiyo Private transfer to Kyaiktiyo for overnight.
Private excursion to the Golden Rock.
Day 4 – Transfer
Bagan Private transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Bagan with touring of Bago en route.
Private transfer to hotel for three-night stay.
Day 5 – Explore
Bagan Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset.
Day 6 – Explore
Mt. Popa Full-day private tour, including excursion to Mt. Popa.
Day 7 – Transfer
Pindaya Transfer and flight to Heho. Private transfer to Pindaya for overnight.
Private tour of caves and village cooking class.
Day 8 – Transfer
Inle Lake Private transfer to Inle Lake for a two-night stay.
Private introductory tour this afternoon.
Day 9 – Explore
Inle Lake Private touring around Inle Lake, In Dein, and local villages.
Day 10 – Transfer
Yangon Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight.
Afternoon private city touring.
Day 11 – Depart
Myanmar Private airport transfer.
Make this your holiday
Getting There Myanmar has two international airports: In the capital Yangon and at Mandalay. Due to the lack of travel services in Myanmar most airlines fly to Yangon via Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur or Singapore. Also, there are flights connecting Chiang Mai (in Thailand) to Yangon and Mandalay. 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.
When to go The best time to visit Myanmar is between October and April when the weather is dry and not so hot. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.