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

Highlights of Thailand & Burma

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Chiang Mai

This tour combines the highlights of two Buddhist countries: Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit the most important temples. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Hear monks chanting at a morning ceremony. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, food and crafts. Visit small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.

Next, fly to Yangon (Rangoon) in Burma. With your private guide, tour the city’s highlights: the Shwedagon Pagoda, the reclining Buddha, the sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market, the National Museum, and neighborhoods that reflect Yangon'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 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 the town's best lacquerware workshops and explore local markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can book a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises.

Continue to fabled Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar. Visit craft districts throughout the city and watch a procession of monks at a monastery in the silk weaving center of Amarapura. Also, tour pagodas and ruins in Ava, Mingun and Sagaing—all ancient capitals.

Next, fly 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. Visit local crafts villages to shop for distinctive textiles, ceramics and lacquerware.

Spend another night in Yangon before returning to Thailand for several indulgent days at a wonderful resort in Chiang Mai, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. The resort features one of Thailand’s most well-known spas and cooking school. With your private guide, visit revered mountaintop temples, the royal family’s Winter Palace and local hill tribe villages, browse Chiang Mai's craft districts selling Thai lacquer, celadon ceramics, paper umbrellas, silver, teak furniture, and beautiful silk weavings. A day will be at leisure to enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school and infinity pool. Return to Bangkok for your onward flight home.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok, Thailand
VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Bangkok
Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Day 3 Bangkok – Yangon, Burma
Private airport transfer for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 4 Yangon – Bagan
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Full-day private tour. Sunset private horse-drawn carriage ride or afternoon private boat ride on Ayerwaddy River
Day 5 Bagan
Full-day private tour with optional excursion to Mt. Popa
Day 6 Bagan – Mandalay
Private transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Full-day private tour of Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing and Mandalay
Day 7 Mandalay
Full-day private tour of Mandalay and Mingun
Day 8 Mandalay – Inle Lake
Private transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 9 Inle Lake
Full-day private boat tour of Inle Lake and local villages
Day 10 Inle Lake – Yangon
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 11 Yangon – Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance and connecting flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 12 Chiang Mai
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Day 13 Chiang Mai
At leisure at resort
Day 14 Depart Thailand
Private airport transfer for flight to Bangkok

Hotels
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Bagan: Aureum Palace
Mandalay: Sedona Hotel Mandalay
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort
Yangon: Governor's Residence or The Strand
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
or Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi

Cost
$13,975 Per person (double occupancy)