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Essential Myanmar tour

12 days from $4,240pp

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Tour highlights

  • See the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

  • Explore the temples of Bagan.

  • Rub shoulders with locals on the boat from Bagan to Mandalay.

  • Relax and enjoy the serenity of Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach.

Price includes:

  • Domestic flights in destination
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival in Yangon, you will be met by your guide and transferred by private vehicle to your downtown hotel. Head out to explore the glistening stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda and enjoy a drink on 19th Street, with its lively atmosphere.

  • Morning colonial walking tour of downtown Yangon with Southeast Asia's highest concentration of colonial architecture. Your tour includes the former High Courts, Telegraph Office, Post Office and Strand Hotel to name a few. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

  • Morning transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan. On arrival, you will be met by your knowledgeable guide for an introduction to the temples of Bagan and the surrounding area until check-in time at 14:00. After spending some time relaxing at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to head back out onto the temple plains and witness the sunset from a choice of vantage points.

  • Day at leisure to explore Bagan independently.

  • Transfer to the riverside for your full-day journey along the mighty Ayeyarwady to Mandalay. On arrival this evening you will be met by your guide at the riverside and transferred to your hotel.

  • A fascinating and diverse day spent discovering Mandalay's various sights and attractions. Highlights include the railway bazaar, jade market and private cyclo ride.

  • Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Heho where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in the town of Nyaung Shwe on the shore of the lake.

  • Explore Inle Lake by private boat. This is a leisurely day trip and includes visits to stilted villages, monasteries, an interesting tribal market and a visit to the Indein Temple complex on the southwest side of the lake.

  • Return to the airport at Heho and fly to Ngapali to finish your trip with complete relaxation in this stunning and unspoilt setting.

  • Full day at leisure.

  • Full day at leisure.

  • Transfer back to the airport for your short flight to Yangon. You will have a driver and guide at your disposal for some final sightseeing before your departure flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Nyaung Shwe
Inle Lake
Ngapali Beach