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Luxury MyanmarMyanmar

From £0 per person for 9 nights
Closed off from tourism until recently, Myanmar offers one of Asia’s warmest welcomes and a fascinating glimpse into centuries-old ways of living. See it in luxury with us.

Luxury Myanmar

Combine fascinating Yangon with Bagan’s incredible temples and the luxury beach resort of Ngapali on this fascinating foray.

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Discover Bagan's UNESCO-listed temples by electric bike then optionally at sunrise by hot air balloon 
  • Explore captivating shrines, markets & restaurants of Yangon by Trishaw
  • Uncover monasteries, volcanoes & monkeys on the banks of the Irrawaddy, receiving a monk's blessing & private sunset yoga class
  • Visit floating villages of Inle Lake by private motorboat & canoe through traditional fishing villages
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Ngapali with a beach safari at Maung Shwe Lay
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle

Indicative prices for Deluxe hotels - see real-time pricing for specific dates & alternative hotel classes

Month Typical Price (p/p)
in Twin room
MAR£3495Call 0208 251 0425
APR£3495Book now (Easter)
OCT£3495Low Deposit to secure flights
NOV£3495Low Deposit to secure flights
DEC£2299Best value



Only reopening to tourism in 2015 after 15 years behind closed doors, Myanmar still feels like a journey into a fascinating, unspoilt land, making for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. It's temples, monasteries and remote villages are among Asia's most captivating, as is the capital, Yangon, which comes filled with colonial terraces that are punctuated by grand old landmark buildings and street sellers. This once in a lifetime luxury trip to Myanmar has been exclusively designed to help you experience the country’s slow-paced way of life and traditional cultures and customs. There’s opportunity, together with your private guide, to see different facets of everyday life on a walk with pilgrims to the mountain monastery of Taung Kalat or in the busy neighbourhood market of Yangon. 


We’ve also included a kayak trip along the narrow canals and waterways of Inle, because that way you’ll meet locals way off the tourist trail – passing children on their way to school and fisherman casting off their nets. No trip to Myanmar is complete without visiting the huge temple complex of Bagan: get to grips with its incredible scale on an optional sunrise trip by hot air balloon (seasonal), explore the site on electric bikes, and cruise the length of the complex on the Irrawaddy river, sipping on a cocktail as you watch the sun go down. One of our favourite things about Myanmar is the people, who are keenly enthusiastic to show you the country and their day-to-day lives.

Fishing in Myanmar

After your cultural exploration of the country, it’s time for some seaside relaxation at Ngapali – Myanmar’s premier beach destination. In line with the rest of the country, Ngapali is still sleepy and unspoilt, with 15 miles of white sand coastline and waters speckled with fishing boats. We’ve left this part of the holiday free from organised activities, so you can do as much or little as you’d like. However, opportunities for exploration abound – whether you want to charter a boat to visit the offshore islands, visit the local fishing villages or see the underwater world just off the beach. 



Ngapali Beach

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Day One: Arrive in Yangon 

Welcome to Myanmar’s most cosmopolitan city, Yangon – seething with life and busy with newly-opened bars, boutiques and restaurants. You’ll get straight in on the action, heading from the airport to the heart of downtown with your private guide, to see its exotic mix of temples, skyscrapers and old colonial landmarks. Visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70 metre long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism, with murals depicting the life of Buddha. The feet of the statue are carved with traditional symbols, and locals can often be seen gathering here to pay homage and pray. Then you’ll do as the locals do and take a cuppa and snack in one of the city’s popular tea shops. Enjoy some free time for lunch, then check in to your hotel. Then transfer to the 21st-floor Yangon Yangon bar to watch the sunset from on high, cocktail in hand. Afterwards, you’ll cruise past some of Yangon’s biggest landmarks by trishaw, bound for a three-course meal by relay: first stop, light, bright Pansuriya, where meals are served amid antiques and pictures that are all for sale. Have your starter, then it’s time to move on to the famous Monsoon for your main course. Finish off with pudding at Rangoon Tea House, a chic, updated version of the classic corner caff. Then it’s back to the hotel for the night.

Overnight in Yangon

We only offer Deluxe accommodation on this luxury trip. Click hotel name below for more details.

Deluxe - The Strand Yangon

Meals included: Dinner

Kandawgyi Park

Day Two: Temples, Markets and Ceremonies

Take another day to get acquainted with this intriguing city, starting with a ride aboard the Yangon Circle Train, which chugs through city centre neighbourhoods bound for the suburbs. You’re heading for Insein Township, home to one of Yangon’s best food markets which comes packed with rickety stalls vending fruit, veg and meat – and friendly locals who love to stop for a chat. Return to the city centre at lunchtime, ready to visit Shwedagon Temple this afternoon. This gilded pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist shrine in the country, soaring to 99 metres and swathed in gold leaf. You’ll be taking part in a oil lamp lighting ceremony just as the sun dims: help to illuminate thousands of lamps in the cool of the evening, and savour the atmosphere of a temple shining in the flickering light. Tonight, you’ll have dinner at Seeds, a fine dining restaurant set by a lilypad-laden lake. 

Overnight in Yangon

Deluxe - The Strand Yangon

Meals included: Breakfast; dinner

Shwedagon Temple

Day Three: On to Bagan

A quick breakfast and you’re off to the airport for your onward flight to the temples of Bagan. The thousands of stupas and pagodas here were built between the 11th and 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar. You’ll explore them by electric bike, ticking off some of the main attractions including Dhammayangyi, the largest temple built by King Narathu in the 12th century, and Ananda, famous for its four standing buddhas. Your e-bike also allows you to explore some lesser-known temples that are inaccessible by car, and really understand the huge scale of Bagan. Leave your bike at lunchtime, to dine on home-cooked food in a village house. There’s time for a visit to a lacquerware workshop, then you’ll travel by horse and cart on a short ride past some of Bagan’s temples. As the sun goes down, you’ll board a private traditional boat and cast off along the Irrawaddy River to cruise the entire length of the Bagan temple complex, enjoying cocktails and snacks as the sun dips below the ruins. You’ll disembark and return to the hotel in time for dinner (not included). 

Overnight in Bagan

Deluxe - Bagan Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Bagan Temples

Day Four: Up and Away

Soar high above Bagan by hot air balloon, just as the sun rises over its pagodas on this optional extra activity*. You’ll have a starlit picnic of pastries as you watch the balloons being filled before taking off in the golden light of dawn. Afterwards, you’ll skirt the Irrawaddy River on the drive to Salay, one of the country’s most significant Buddhist centres. More than 50 monasteries are scattered about this tiny town, and you’ll get the chance to explore them as well as Salay House, a beautifully preserved colonial building. After a picnic lunch on the banks of the Irrawaddy, you’ll continue onwards to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that soars to 1500m. Here, you’ll visit the incredible monastery of Taung Kalat, marooned atop a volcanic plug that’s believed to be home to 37 spirit guardians (nats). Climb to the top of the shrine alongside its pilgrims (and some very naughty monkeys), for incredible views over the surrounding countryside. You’ll return to Bagan in time for dinner.

*Please note, due to the monsoon season, the optional extra hot air balloon flight over Bagan is only available from October to March and all flights are weather permitting.

Overnight in Bagan

Deluxe - Bagan Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Bagan Hot Air Balloon

Day Five: Life on Inle Lake

Transfer to the airport after breakfast, bound for Heho, the gateway to huge Inle Lake. From here, it’s a one-hour drive to the water, with a stop-off at the fascinating teak monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay, home to novice monks from across the region. Arrive at the lake, and board a private motorboat to travel past villages built on stilts over the water and floating gardens where farmers tend their crops, en route to the sacred pagoda of Phaung Daw Oo. Then lunch in luxury on the boat – your food will be prepared and served from a nearby vessel. Afterwards, you’ll cruise Inle’s serene waters again, taking in local life at a village of weavers and a cheroot factory, before visiting the stunning Inthar Heritage House, a rebuilt traditional home that’s also a refuge for Burmese cats. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in time for dinner (not included).

Overnight on Inle Lake

Deluxe - Villa Inle Boutique Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Inle Lake House

Day Six: Exploring Villages

It’s an early start this morning, as you prepare to kayak along the lake before the heat of the day sets in. This is the best way to really get under the skin of Inle, and see local life (the locals may also be surprised to see you, as tourists are still few and far between here). Starting in the little village of Nampan, you’ll weave through the canals that serve as roads, passing villagers on their way to schools and shops, then you’ll head towards Mine Pyo village, passing fisherman who still use traditional techniques to catch fish in nets with their feet. At Mine Pyo, you’ll be welcomed into a family home for tea and snacks, then you’ll head off on the final leg of your kayak trip, to Se Sone village. Here, there’s another opportunity for drinks at a local home before lunching at a restaurant on the lake. After your meal, you’ll board another motorboat, to travel along a narrow canal to the village of In Dein, home to the Pa-oh people and strewn with ancient pagodas. Stroll through the village to see a unique, simple way of life and wander amongst the pagodas towards beautiful views over the lake. You’ll return to your hotel in time for dinner (not included).

Overnight on Inle Lake

Deluxe - Villa Inle Boutique Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Inle Lake Fishing

Day Seven: Onwards to Ngapali

After a final breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight to Ngapali. Upon arrival at Thandwe Airport you’ll transfer to your hotel on the beach to settle in and relax. 

Overnight in Ngapali 

Deluxe - Sandoway Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ngapali Beach 2

Day Eight & Nine: Time to relax

Your next two days are at leisure to enjoy the paradise around you, spend time on the beach and explore the local life of Ngapali. There are plenty of options for great food and activities, and an abundance of beautiful beaches on which to lie and unwind. 

There’s also included beach safari at Maung Shwe Lay. Head to this traditional village to explore life in rural Myanmar. After meeting some locals, visit the town’s Buddhist monastery and local library. Enjoy a traditional meal inside a local’s home, followed by a visit to the nearby beautiful beach  

Overnight in Ngapali 

Deluxe - Sandoway Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ngapali Trees

Day Ten: Homeward bound

After a final breakfast it’s time to leave Myanmar behind. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overall meals included: 9 Breakfasts; 4 lunches; 2 dinners

What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights, unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise
  • Tethered helium balloon ride in Kandawgyi Park for views over glittering Shwedagon Temple
  • Kayak and motorboat equipment as stated

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with kids of all ages.

If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


Typical return Economy flights from London cost around £600 per person and take approximately 15 hours depending on exact flight configurations and layover times. 

Experience start point: Yangon [RGN]. Suggested arrival by 9am.

End point: Yangon [RGN]. Suggested departure after 2pm.

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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Bagan

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