Journey to unexplored Myanmar to experience the serenity of Inle Lake, observe life along the banks of the Irrawaddy River from aboard ‘Sanctuary Ananda’ and watch the rising sun illuminate thousands of temples in glorious Bagan.

Tour Highlights

  • Three nights cruising on the legendary Irrawaddy River aboard all-balcony ‘Sanctuary Ananda’
  • Experience floating gardens and home cooking class exprience
  • Soar above thousands of pagodas and capture the photographs of a lifetime on a magical hot air balloon ride
  • Experience the ceremonial lighting of a thousand oil lamps at the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda
Tour Name Myanmar Luxury Tour
Type of tour Adventure Tour
Travel destination Yangon – Bagan – Crusing on Irrawaddy river-Mandalay-Yangon
Tour start point & end point Yangon/Yangon
No of traveling days 11 days/ 10 nights
Recommended travel period November to March
Min / Max Group size Private and customized tour based on your expectation and travel date

Services inclusion

  •  Professional and well experienced  English speaking guide or other language speaking guide upon request .
  •  High category accommodations in each travel destination
  •  Private ground transport with experienced driver
  • domestic flights
  •  All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals ( Lunch & Dinner ) including private dinner and welcome and fare ware dinner
  • Three nights luxury cruise on Irrawaddy River with Sanctuary Ananda Cruise  
  • Need to check the availability of cabin based on your confirmed travel date .
  • Bottled waters and refreshing towels
  • Government Taxes

Services exclusion

  •  Entry visas
  •  International flight tickets
  •  International airport departure taxes
  •  Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  •  Drinks, other than water on activity days
  •  Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
  •  Travel insurance
  •  All other services not listed in ‘inclusive’

Day 1 Arrival to Yangon, Myanmar

Arrive in Yangon and you will be warmly welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel .

Proposed and suggested hotel in Yangon :Belmond Governor’s Residence


Day 2 Yangon Discovery

Today, enjoy your first taste of Myanmar, a profoundly Buddhist country, where many ancient traditions still flourish. Visit the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, a 213-foot-long statue with an expressive enamel face. This evening, transfer to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar, for a sunset oil lamp lighting ceremony. Standing nearly 330 feet tall, the venerated stupa is covered in gold leaf and topped by a finial encrusted with thousands of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and other precious gems. View this mesmerizing wonder firsthand, as your local guide explains the history behind the holy relics it enshrines, which include strands of hair from the head of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner.


Day 3 Fly to Bagan and Bagan Temple Discovery

Fly to Bagan, a city with more than 2,000 Buddhist pagodas and temples, the first of which was built by King Anawrahta in 1044. Upon arrival, you are taken to a local restaurant for lunch before continuing to your hotel. After a short rest, continue your journey to see the Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house the Buddha’s collarbone, frontal bone and tooth. during the pre-sunset, enjoy a horse cart ride  Like a Local as you weave your way through the temple ruins .

Proposed and suggested hotels in Bagan : Aureum Palace Bagan  Hotel & Bagan Lodge


Day 4 Morning Ballooning over Bagan & Cruise check in

Rise early for an exhilarating hot air balloon ride (weather permitting) over Bagan, as dawn illuminates the gold- and sand-colored stupas. After breakfast, visit the well-preserved Ananda Temple, built in 1090. Next, travel to the village of Wetkyi-In to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. Board luxurious all-balcony ‘Sanctuary Ananda,’ your home for a three-night cruise on the timeless Irrawaddy River. After lunch on board, visit a local lacquerware workshop before proceeding to a temple to enjoy the sunset. Return to the ship for dinner.


Day 5 Cruising on the Irrawaddy River

After breakfast on board ‘Sanctuary Ananda,’ explore Nyaung Oo Market and observe the locals selling and bartering for goods. Return to the ship for lunch and begin your cruise along the Irrawaddy River. Listen to a special onboard talk about Myanmar’s history and vision for the future, followed by demonstrations of the longyi (traditional Burmese cloth worn by men and women) and thanakha (a white cosmetic paste made from ground bark)


Day 6 Cruising on the Irrawaddy River

Today, learn the secrets of Burmese cuisine during a cooking demonstration at a delightful Chef’s Table experience. After lunch, disembark to visit Sagaing, a former royal city renowned for its monasteries, pagodas and stupas. Proceed to Amarapura, where you embark by boat to view the picturesque U Bein Bridge — the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Watch locals riding bikes, carrying crops and commuting from work cross this tall, iconic landmark for an insight into everyday life here as well as an ideal sunset photo opportunity.


Day 7 Cruise check out & discover Treasures Of Mandalay

After breakfast on board, explore a gold-leaf workshop, where the metal is hammered paper-thin and prepared for use in some of Myanmar’s holiest sites. This afternoon, visit the Shwenandaw Monastery and view the more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist religious texts at Kuthodaw Pagoda, referred to as the biggest book in the world. Later, witness evening prayers at Shwe Kyin Monastery .

Proposed and suggested hotel in Mandalay : Rupar Mandalar Resort


Day 8 Fly to Inle & Inle uncovered

Fly to Heho and drive to Nyaung Shwe to visit a Shan paper workshop. Enjoy a firsthand look at the artisans who produce this distinctive paper, using fibers from the mulberry bush, and craft a wide range of items from it, most notably Burmese parasols. After lunch, board a boat and explore the ingenious floating gardens of Inle Lake. To create these gardens, used for growing fruit and vegetables, fishermen gather together lake plants such as water hyacinths and seagrass and anchor them with bamboo poles embedded in the lake bottom. Layers of mud, ash and more vegetation are then applied to form a farmable surface strong enough to stand upon. Also, visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to view the Buddha statues on display in intricately decorated shrines. Transfer to your lakeside boutique hotel for the evening.

Proposed & suggested hotel in Inle : Inle Princess Resort


Day 9 Five day market visit , local house visit and home cooking class and foods taste

Visit the Fifth-Day Market, where hill tribe people in traditional dress barter for goods and produce. then move to local house of floating village on the lake where to meet with family and prepare the best local foods with the family and enjoy the lunch , then head back to hotel and free and easy for the rest of the day .


Day 10 Fly back to Yangon -Visit Shwedagon Pagoda and Farewell dinner

Fly to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. After time at leisure, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) to see where locals gather, socialize and shop. Later, savor afternoon tea with a local writer, artist and intellectual who shares her insight into contemporary Burmese culture and politics. Tonight, toast your time in Myanmar at a special farewell dinner.


Day 11 Yangon departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

  • Private travel with PM : This itinerary is available as a private journey
  • Book with trust and confidence : This small group journey is guaranteed to materialize with the group size of minimum 01 pax or 02 pax 
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