Yangon – Mandalay – Road to Mandalay Cruise – Bagan – Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach
The perfect itinerary for a honeymoon; all the major destination combined with beautiful hotels and highlighted with a cruise on the Ayerwaddy river and a beach stay at the elegant Sandoway Resort
Day 1 | Arrive Yangon
Yangon arrival and check in to the Governor’s Residence located in the embassy quarter and with 3 acres of attractively landscaped grounds. After lunch begin with Yangon sightseeing including Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha, a tour of the downtown area with its many colonial era building still in use, and a visit to the awe- inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at the Governor’s Residence (formerly known as the Pansea)
Day 2 | Yangon
Relaxing at the hotel (it has a lovely pool) and more Yangon sightseeing as desired. The car and guide will be standing by for your use. Overnight at the Governor’s Residence.
Day 3 | Yangon to Mandalay
Sightseeing of the former royal capital of Amarapura which we pass on our way to the hotel. Check in to the luxurious Sedona Mandalay Hotel Premier Suite with its own private balcony and great view over Mandalay Palace. Afternoon city sightseeing including silver-smithing and gold leaf making workshops. Later a panoramic view from Mandalay Hill.
Day 4 | Inwa & Sagaing
After Breakfast we visit another former royal capital, Inwa. Travel by pony cart down tree-lined paths and see the ruins of old palaces, “the leaning tower of Ava”, and the Ok Kaung Monastery, one of Myanmar’s few remaining wooden monasteries. Then cross the river by the Ava bridge to visit Sagaing Hill. Formerly a royal capital of the Shan kingdom it is now primarily a religious center. From Sagaing Hill you have wonderful view of the Ayerwaddy River and looking back at Mandalay. Overnight Mandalay Sedona hotel Premier Suite
Day 5 | Road to Mandalay River Cruise
In the morning embark on the Road to Mandalay, an elegantly restored river steamer from the bygone Colonial era. Teakwood cabins and rattan furniture help provide an aura of relaxation and luxury. A two night cruise to Bagan on the legendary Ayerwaddy River with a couple of shore visits to local villages included. Overnight in private cabin.
Day 6 | Road to Mandalay Cruise
Continue cruise and Overnight Pandaw.
Day 7 | Bagan arrival
Morning arrival in Bagan and after Breakfast disembark at one of Asia’s premier archaeological sights. Transfer to the lovely Thiripyitsay hotel on the banks of the river. Afternoon sightseeing of Bagan’s distinctive temples and pagodas and then a sunset pony cart ride to a temple where we climb up for a panoramic view of the pagodas and the sunset. Overnight Thiripyitsaya River Suite
Day 8 | Bagan and Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight
Early morning wake up call to transfer to the take off site of the hot air balloon. Take off before sunrise and see the sun come up as you drift slowly over the pagodas for about 50 minutes before landing and enjoying celebratory champagne. Return to the hotel in time for breakfast and enjoy the rest of day at leisure. Overnight Thiripyitsaya River Suite
Day 9 | Bagan – Heho
Today fly to the Shan state for a visit to beautiful Inle Lake. Located at 900 meters elevation, and at 22 km long by 11 km wide, Inle Lake offers plenty to see and do and is also very relaxing. Transfer from Heho airport to Inle Lake then transfer by private long tailed boat to the romantic and beautiful Inle Princess Resort, nestled on the eastern shore of the lake. After check-in enjoy sightseeing on the lake of the floating gardens, the Inle boatmen with their unique one-legged rowing style and the semi-famous ‘jumping cats monastery’. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort Lakeview Chalet
Day 10 | Inle Lake – Indein
Take a scenic boat ride up a creek to reach the 16th century pagodas of Indein. Truly an ‘Indiana Jones’ type setting with the crumbling pagodas and underbrush. Overnight at Inle Princess Resort Lakeview Chalet
Day 11 | Heho – Ngapali Beach
Take leave of the beauty of Inle Lake and fly to another kind of beauty, the white sands of Ngapali beach. Arrive by afternoon flight and check into the romantic cottages of Sandoway Resort. Enjoy the beach and the hotel which is elegantly furnished with natural woods, is beautiful landscaped and has great cuisine as well. Overnight at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage
Day 12 | Ngapali Beach
Overnight at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage
Day 13 | Ngapali Beach
Overnight at Sandoway Resort Beachfront Cottage
Day 14 | Ngapali beach – Yangon
Afternoon flight Ngapali beach to Yangon and transfer to Pansea Hotel. At leisure or sightseeing shopping. Car/driver and guide will be available. Overnight at The Governor’s Residence (Pansea hotel).
Day 15 | Yangon
At leisure until Departure Transfer
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