Explore highlights of the largest city, known as the “Golden City”, and also the cultural and religious center of Buddhism in Myanmar:
Heading to Amarapura, Myanmar penultimate royal capital
Overnight in Mandalay
Explore the life at the river during a nice walk along the majestic Irrawaddy River and visit a local market where all kinds of exotic fruit and vegetables are sold. This is a great opportunity to gather some unique impressions off the beaten track as there is barely any tourist coming here.
Travel to Paleik, which is known locally as the home of the snake temple:
Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful landscape along a new, scenic road to Bagan
Overnight in Bagan
Leave Bagan and start off the day with an overland trip (6 hours) to Kalaw, founded as an upper station by British officials who wanted to escape the plain’s heat to find pure air, a pleasant atmosphere, lush green and great trekking paths
Overnight in Kalaw
A short visit to the local market then be transferred to Kalaw train station for a journey to Aung Ban through magnificent mountain scenery.
In Inle lake, finding yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to, and dependence on water.
Overnight in Inle
Visit lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5 day schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares.
Head to Pa-Oh village of Indein, located on the western shores of Inle Lake on an hour boat ride down a small canal
Overnight in Inle
Enjoy the last boat ride to Nyaung Shwe then be transferred to Heho airport to settle into a morning flight to Yangon. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to the center to explore the capital city of Myanmar.
Overnight in Yangon
Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight
CRUISE ON AYEYARWADY – MANDALAY TO BAGAN 5 days/4 nights
DAY 1. MANDALAY – SAGAING & AVA Board the luxurious cruise on the riverside of Mandalay. Today you will head to Sagaing and the former royal capital of Ava.
DAY 2. AVA – YANDERBO The cruise will continue to the village, Yanderbo. You can explore the village on foot while looking at the techniques and skills to produce a variety of pots. Try yourself to work on of these pots. The evening with an open-air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies.
DAY 3. PAKOKKU – BAGAN The stop of today is the old trading town on the western riverbank of the Ayeyarwady, Pakkoku. Right before arrival, you will see the longest bridge in Myanmar. Pakokku is also well known for the production of tobacco, so if you look for buying Burmese cigars, this is the place. In the afternoon you reach Bagan, the city with over 2.000 temples, stupas, and pagodas.
DAY 4. BAGAN The morning starts at the Nyaung-U market, which is a Burmese market where everything is offered. After the market, you visit the revered Shwezigon Pagoda and stop at a lacquerware workshop, which is a must-see. In the afternoon you can see an exploration of Myinkaba Village, where the Manuha Pagoda from 1059 is located.
DAY 5. BAGAN Enjoy a last breakfast on board before your cruise ends and your journey on the land of Ancient Capitals is over or can be continued with one of our other extensions offered.
BANGKOK – A Vibrant City. 3 Days/2 Night
DAY 1. BANGKOK ARRIVAL Spice up your holidays and step into the vibrant city of Bangkok. After a short flight from Phnom Penh, settle in your hotel and start your Thai adventure. Relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel before having dinner on the rooftop of one of Bangkok’s skyscraper.
DAY 2. BANGKOK – HIGHLIGHTS After breakfast, visit the highlights of the city such as the Grand Royal Palace complex which includes the Royal Palace and the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew (known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha or the Beautiful part of the Khlong with a mix of old wooden houses and new modern mansion. On the evening enjoy a drink on the rooftop of a bar and have a taste of Bangkok’s nightlife.
DAY 3. BANGKOK – MARKETS After breakfast, relish the taste of the local snack and photograph the Maeklong railway market, slow down on the waterway to the picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak and experience the vibrancy of Bangkok daily routine.
BEACH BREAK – White sand and palm trees. 4 Days/3 Nights
NGWESAUNG BEACH Start a beautiful day with the fresh atmosphere on the beach. Walk along on white sand and play in the waters of the Bay of Bengal. Lovers Island is a remarkable place you should not ignore when having a chance to visit here. Experience parties on the beach with campfires and fishing. Hire a boat with a guide to some of the islands that are located a few kilometers offshore. Here you can snorkel in the crystal clear water
NGAPALI BEACH Find a sweet spot on the beach, relax on Pleasant View Islet to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the Bay of Bengal. Discover the world under the beach by diving or snorkeling and visit nearby Pearl or ZalatHtone Islands. If you would like to explore the surrounding village, you can hire a bicycle. Biking is the best way to enjoy the serene atmosphere and the slow pace of life in the country. Take a trip to the fishing village of Jate Taw, which offers a slice of local life. Have fun and get on a local fishing boat tour, when you need a break from swimming and tanning at the white beaches.
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