This tailor made itinerary suggestion combines Myanmar’s top cultural sights into one easy-going two week itinerary. Yangon’s bustling streets reveal colonial heritage and ancient pagodas amidst a thriving street food scene. Bagan’s mesmerizing ancient temples rival Angkor and yet remain blissfully uncrowded. Here, the silhouettes of some 2,230 temples rise from plains nestled in a bend of the glistening Irawaddy River. The Irrwawaddy, Myanmar’s lifeblood, runs right through the land before fanning out into a delta and flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Mandalay, where the cruise ends, is the gateway to three of the country’s former royal capitals, its romance assured forever by the ‘tinkling temple bells’ in Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem. Lastly, Inle Lake captures the hearts of all who visit, with mirror-smooth waters, fascinating stilt-villages, exotic local markets and crumbling temples.
- Enjoy an architecture-themed walking tour in Yangon to discover the new uses for the historic British colonial buildings
- Get away from the crowds at Bagan on a private e-bike tour to visit unexplored temples without another soul in sight
- Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon to see the scale of the vast Bagan complex from above.
- Cruise upstream with 3 nights on the luxury Sanctuary Ananda river cruiser, from Bagan to Mandalay.
- Visit the ancient kingdom of Amapura and U Bein bridge, the oldest and once the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
- At captivating Sagaing, visit a Buddhist monastery for an insight into the lives of Burma’s thousands of maroon-robed monks.