Private luxury tours in Burma (Myanmar)

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Luxury Myanmar Tours

Highlights of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Essence of Burma
(13 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach

The Beauty of Bagan
(6 Days)
Yangon, Bagan

Treasures of Burma
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake

Burma in Brief
(7 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Cultural Highlights of Burma
(10 Days)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

Luxuries of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Road to Mandalay Cruise, Bagan, Inle Lake

Arts & Crafts of Burma
(9 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay

Multi-Country Tours

Highlights of Thailand & Burma
(14 Days)
Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Chiang Mai

Journey Through Burma & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Cultural Highlights of Burma

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Kyaiktiyo, Bago, Bagan, Pindaya, Inle Lake

This tour visits the highlights of Burma and a few off-the-beaten-track locations.

Begin in Yangon. With your private guide, tour the Shwedagon Pagoda—the city's most spectacular landmark — a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and compound, the bustling Bogyoke (Scott) Market, and the National Museum. Visit neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi and indigenous influences.

Next, drive to one of the country's most important Buddhist sites, the Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo, a huge, gold leaf-covered boulder perched on the summit of a peak - the shrine on top is said to contain a 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 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 center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Also visit local markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can book a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises. One evening, ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Bagan at sunset. Another night, take a sunset cruise on the river. Also visit Mt. Popa, a place of pilgrimage for over 700 years that is believed to be the home of Myanmar’s powerful nats, or Burmese spirits associated with natural features.

Continue to Inle Lake, home of the Intha people. Take a canoe ride down Inle's canals, pass through floating villages built on stilts, and see how the Intha grow crops on reed islands. In nearby Pindaya, venture into limestone caverns to see over eight thousand Buddha statues set among stalagmites. Visit local crafts villages to shop for distinctive textiles, ceramics and lacquerware, and tour In Dein, where ancient pagodas overlook the Lake.

Spend a final night in Yangon before departing Burma.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Yangon
Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
Day 2 Yangon - Kyaiktiyo
Private excursion to the Golden Rock
Day 3 Kyaiktiyo - Yangon
Return to Yangon via Bago for one-night stay
Day 4 Yangon - Bagan
Transfer and flight to Bagan for two-night stay. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
Day 5 Bagan
Full-day private touring in Bagan. Optional excursion to Mt. Popa
Day 6 Bagan - Pindaya - Inle Lake
Transfer and flight to Heho. Visit Pindaya caves en route to Inle Lake for three-night stay
Day 7 Inle Lake
Private touring around Inle Lake
Day 8 Inle Lake
Private touring around Inle Lake, In Dein, and local villages
Day 9 Inle Lake - Yangon
Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
Day 10 Depart Myanmar
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Yangon: The Governor's Residence or The Strand
Kyaiktiyo: Golden Rock Hotel
Bagan: Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort or Aureum Palace
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort

Cost
$6,475 Per person (double occupancy)