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14-Day Essential Burma with Ngapali Beach

Tour route: Myanmar: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach


  • Tour code: IOT-0348
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Yangon

Welcome to Yangon! Upon arrival, you tour guide and driver will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Yangon

Day 2: Yangon City Tour

Explore the fascinating Yangon. Start with a 70m long reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, followed by Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park, India town and the bustling China town.
Proceed to the main bazaar Bogyoke Market (formerly Scott’s) before viewing the fantastic sunset at the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred and majestic Buddhist site in Myanmar. Later have dinner on a hamsa-bird-shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake

Tips: Bogyoke Market is closed on Monday.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan

Take the morning flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for a rest. Later explore the colorful Nyaung U Market and some most significant pagodas and temples. Start with Shwezigon Pagoda, then Kyansitha Umin (the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas), followed by Htilominlo Temple, where you’ll find a tunnel with interesting paintings. Later explore the grand Ananda Temple and the highest building on the Bagan plain - Thatbyinnyu Temple.
After lunch, view one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts at a lacquer-ware workshop, before visiting Manuha Temple and Nanpaya Temple. Continue to explore the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, which is noted for its mural paintings of Jataka scenes under the protection of UNESCO and go to enjoy the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan

Today take an excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano featuring various plants and many sacred shrines dedicated to animist spirits - “Nats". You can climb to the top to get a bird’s-eye view of the nearby areas or just enjoy a leisure stroll. Lunch will be arranged at a local resort where you will get a distant view of Mount Popa. After your tour in Mount Popa, drive back to Bagan and continue to visit Sulamani Temple and Dhamayangyi Temple

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Bagan - Mandalay

Fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival, airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Later head for Mahamuni Pagoda to view the beautiful golden Buddha statue. Stop to see the laborious process of Gold-Leaf Beating en route. 
In the afternoon, pay your respect to three artistic attractions Shwenandaw Kyaung, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda before enjoy the spectacular sunset at Mandalay Hill.

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay

Take an excursion to the former capital of Burma - Amarapura. Visit Mahagandayon Monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar, followed by City Harbor Bridge and a nunnery where thousands of nuns live and study the Buddha scripture. Proceed to Saggaing Hill before taking a boat trip to view the enchanting U Bein Bridge in sunset. 

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Madalay - Heho - Inle Lake

Fly to Heho and then transfer to Inle Lake. Upon arrival, check in and relax at the hotel before lunch. Later enjoy a boat trip in and around the Inle Lake, to watch one-leg rowers fishing and visit Nampan Village where you’ll see the floating gardens. After that, get back the hotel and enjoy some leisure time. 

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Inle Lake Discovery

This morning explore the Indein Village to see nice village views and Indein Pagoda complex. Later visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site around Inle Lake which houses five small Buddha images covered with gold. Then proceed to a wooden monastery on stilts - Nga Phe Chaung Monastery before getting back to the hotel. If you like, you can enjoy a hand weaving performance as the end of today’s sightseeing.
Tips: the annual grand festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda held in late Sep. or early Oct. 

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Inle Lake - Heho - Thandwe - Ngapali Beach

This morning, transfer to Heho for a 50-minute flight to Thandwe. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to relax on the sandy beach.

Overnight: Ngapali Beach
Meals: breakfast

Day 10: Ngapali Beach

Today is yours to relax on the beautiful Ngapali Beach, which has impressed many visitors by the clean and fine sands, blue waters and clear sky. You can walk leisurely on the beach, swim in the warm sea, taste fresh seafoods or watch beautiful sunset over the sea…or just do nothing but enjoy the beautiful beach views.

Overnight: Ngapali Beach
Meals: breakfast

Day 11: Ngapali Beach

Continue to enjoy your time on the beach. 

Overnight: Ngapali Beach
Meals: breakfast

Day 12: Ngapali Beach

Today is at leisure. Go on relaxing on the beach or discover nearby areas in your way.

Overnight: Ngapali Beach
Meals: breakfast

Day 13: Ngapali Beach - Thandwe - Yangon

Enjoy some free time until your private guide and driver escort you to Thandwe for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: breakfast

Day 14: Yangon, Departure

Enjoy some free time before being escorted to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Essential Burma with Ngapali Beach

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Clients: Joanne McInnes

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Bruce Peng
I am so looking forward to my 7 day Myanmar Photo Tour that I will be taking in November. Bruce Peng is my travel consultant and he has gone out of his way to answer all my questions and offer helpful suggestions. The reviews I have read of Odyssey tours are wonderful and I am so anxious to start my trip!
Rating: March 31st, 2017

Clients: Julie Wilcox

Travel Consultant:
Catherine Wang
My wife and I plus some friends from UK had a tour of Myanmar organised by Odyssey for January 2017. From the outset communication with Odyssey was clear and very prompt. Catherine Wang was excellent to deal with. All arrangements went well with the occasional delay to 1 or 2 internal flights which was not Odyssey's fault and in any case was easily accommodated. All the guides that had been arranged by Odyssey were excellent, very knowledgeable, good english and all easy to get on with. The itinerary worked very well, all the hotels were very good and the restful few days at the end at Ngapali beach rounded off a superb visit. This is the second time we have used Odyssey (the first was a private tour in India) and we will certainly use them again. Highly recommended.
Rating: March 26th, 2017

Clients: Larry Meuwissen

Travel Consultant:
Owen Zhou
We were so thrilled with Odyssey's services for our 32 day tour of Sri Lanka and India in 2016 that we chose the company for another 32 day trip to Southeast Asia this year. Josie Wang and Owen Zhou teamed up to give us a splendid experience with excellent accommodations and guide and driver services. We had already started our trip when we read an in-flight magazine article about hot air balloon flights in Bagan, Myanmar. We sent an email to Owen and he arranged a flight for us as a modification of our tour, and it proved to be the highlight of the trip. We are very pleased with the custom travel offered with Odyssey because it is so easy to have flexibility in the daily schedule when you are a tour group of two people. We believe that the attention and detail we receive from our guides is well worth the very modest extra cost compared to travel with larger tour groups. In fact, we have found Odyssey to be less than the "luxury" tours and yet, we have enjoyed many luxurious hotels arranged by Odyssey. We definitely will contact Owen again when planning our next trip to an Odyssey locale.
Rating: March 14th, 2017

Clients: martin b

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
We booked a 16 day holiday touring Myanmar. This was the third holiday organised by Eric and we genuinely feel that we are dealing with someone who knows what we expect from our holidays. The hotels were all just as we wanted and the visits and guides were excellent. When a slight problem arose I had no hesitation in contacting Eric, who sorted everything out in his usual efficient way. Our plans were complicated as our daughter joined us for the seconext week, but her pick up and transfer to our hotel went very smoothly, just as last year. I would not hesitate to recommend Odyssey tours, and in particular our travel consultant Eric........in fact we recommended Odyssey to a couple we met while travelling home. We are looking forward to another exciting adventure next year and will definitely ask Eric to help with the planning
Rating: February 22nd, 2017

Clients: Carola A

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Allison Chiang
Our guide from Odyssey was Thida Saw and she did a marvelous job of showing us all that Yangon has to offer over two days of a private tour. Yes, it is a big, dirty city but held quite s few surprises including this humongous and beautiful reclining Bhudda. She also hooked me up with a good spa.
Rating: January 30th, 2017
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