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Myanmar (Burma) highlights & island cruise
17 days from £7,640pp
Sail the beautiful clear waters of the Mergui archipelago by yacht.
Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Yangon's shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.
Explore the many beautiful and impressive temples of Bagan.
Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over Inle Lake for a unique vantage point of the stilted villages and floating gardens.
Imagine the former splendour of Inwa, a lost royal city.
Witness a little seen side of Mandalay.
- Khao Lak
- Inle Lake
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangkok.
Day 2 Khao Lak
Day 3 On-board ship (Kawthoung)
Khao Lak , Ranong , On-board ship
This morning you will transfer to Ranong where you will be met by a cruise representative and assisted through the border into Myanmar to join the Meta IV cruise for the next six days. Welcome drink on board, boat orientation and safety briefing before departing towards Hasting Island and dinner on the beach.
Day 4 On-board ship (Kawthoung)
Passage to Lampi Island, the largest in the region. Brunch on board, followed by a visit to a village of Moken sea nomads. Sail to Clara Island with a dinghy excursion into a nearby mangrove forest.
Day 5 On-board ship (Kawthoung)
Sail to Pila Island where you can enjoy a barbecue on the long beach and a jungle walk. Snorkelling opportunities, followed by sundowners on deck.
Day 6 On-board ship (Kawthoung)
Early-morning sail towards the Mid Group Islands to explore hidden coves and beaches. Visit Frost and Potter Islands, famous for their large fig trees by the beach.
Day 7 On-board ship (Kawthoung)
Long, leisurely sail towards Zadetkyi Island with its beautiful bays and beaches. Snorkel and explore the pristine reefs and their underwater wildlife.
Day 8 Yangon
Kawthoung , Yangon
Start sailing early this morning towards Kawthaung where you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Yangon. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 9 Yangon
Morning colonial walking tour of downtown Yangon with the highest concentration of colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Your tour includes the former High Courts, Telegraph Office, Post Office and Strand Hotel to name a few. Late afternoon your driver and guide will take you to visit the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda as the sun sets, this will be followed by drinks on 19th Street - the perfect place to people watch in downtown Yangon.
Day 10 Bagan
Day 11 Bagan
Day 12 Inle Lake
Bagan , Heho , Inle Lake
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Inle Lake.
Day 13 Inle Lake
An early start today to take advantage of the panoramic views of Inle Lake and the Shan Mountains on an early morning balloon flight. Back on land, you will then spend the rest of the day exploring the stilted villages, cottage industries and markets of Inle Lake.
Day 14 Mandalay
Day 15 Mandalay
This morning you head out on an exciting tour of Mandalay, which will take you behind the scenes of this bustling city. In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely cruise to Mingun to view the colossal remains of King Bodawpaya's Pagoda.
Day 16 International return flight
Mandalay , International return flight
Day 17 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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