Example trip

Classic Myanmar

Best for:

Peace seekers, curious types and beach lovers

10 nights
$3100
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec Chinese New Year Christmas & New Year Easter

Itinerary highlights

  • Exploring off-the-beaten-track temples and monasteries

  • Discover what lies behind the golden façade of Shwedagon Pagoda

  • Visit the stilt village on Inle lake where the Intha people have been living for centuries

  • Explore the peaceful ruins of Indein - a ‘pagoda forest’

  • Relax on the pristine sands of beautiful Ngapali Beach

Curated by Diana

“Dazzling pagodas, colonial architecture, traditional teahouses and luscious scenery await in this rural nation that is steeped in rich culture and traditional values. This itinerary not only shows you the diversity of the regions, but introduces you to local life so you can have a truly authentic experience.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Yangon

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by your guide and escorted by private car for your first visit to Shwedagon Pagoda.

You’ll then be transferred to your hotel and have time to freshen up before heading on a tour of downtown Yangon. You’ll explore the back streets while learning about the history and architecture of the city before stopping at the famous Strand hotel for high tea.

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Day 2
Yangon

This morning you’ll uncover what’s behind the golden façade of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Your guide will talk you through the history of the pagoda, the daily life of those living in the surroundings, and you’ll gain a deeper insight into Buddhist religion. See local workshops, markets and monasteries, give offerings to monks, visit a fortune teller, and enjoy a traditional Burmese lunch.

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Day 3
Yangdon - Bagan

This morning you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bagan.

Upon arrival you’ll be met by a representative and escorted to your hotel.

In the afternoon you’ll head off the beaten track to visit the temples of Bagan. You’ll see ancient temples and monasteries that are off the typical tourist track, and have lunch in a local house before discovering more about the Bagan period.

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Day 4
Bagan

Today you’ll travel by private car to Kyauk Gu Ohnmin cave temple and a local slipper factory in Pakkoku.

You’ll then enjoy a leisurely two-hour trip downriver while lunch is served on board. Lastly, you’ll visit a lacquerware workshop in Myinkaba village.

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Day 5
Bagan - Heho – Kalaw

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Heho.

Upon arrival you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to Kalaw’s Elephant conservation project – a project that focuses on protecting the nature, elephants and traditions of local people living here.

After lunch you’ll assist the mahout with washing and feeding the elephants, before being driven back to Kalaw.

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Day 6
Kalaw - Inle Lake

This morning you’ll head on a day of sightseeing at Inle Lake - a vast natural lake surrounded by traditional Shan villages.

On the lake itself the Intha people have been living for centuries in a village built entirely on stilts. Go by private motorboat to discover the lake’s natural beauty, visit the floating gardens and have tea at a local house. Stop by a cheroot factory (where Burmese cigars are made), the floating tomato gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a weaving factory, and an Intha house. There’s lots to see!

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Day 7
Inle Lake

This morning you’ll visit the ruins of Indein. Partly covered by vegetation, the area resembles a ‘pagoda forest’ and is utterly beautiful.

After an hour’s stroll you’ll enjoy a home-made lunch in a local house before continuing to Nam Pan village for a spot of gentle canoeing before returning to your hotel.

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Day 8
Inle Lake - Heho - Ngapali

You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ngapali Beach, the perfect place to spend the last few days of your holiday.

After checking into your hotel you’ll spend the rest of the day at leisure. This is your chance to hit the beach, enjoy a massage in the spa, or sip a cocktail by the pool.

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Day 9
Ngapali

Spend today at leisure to enjoy the resort, pool, and long walks up and down the sand. For those looking for something more adventurous, your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.

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Day 10
Ngapali - Yangon - Departure

This morning you’ll be transferred back to Yangon.

You’ll have time for lunch, followed by a foot massage carried out by blind or deaf people, and trained by a local charity.

With a renewed spring in your step, this is your last chance to shop. From longyi (local sarong) and old books, to gold leaves and local paintings, you’ll have souvenirs for all before heading to the airport for your departure flight.

From: $3100 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing