Myanmar Sample Itinerary
Enjoy the stunning coconut lined beaches of Ngapali with its warm, clear waters. You can hire a bike and take a short trip to the main fishing village nearby, stopping at the numerous art galleries along the way. Enjoy watching the local fishermen head out for the nightly catch as the sun sets.
There can’t be a more impressive way to truly grasp the pure majesty of Bagan’s history than an early morning hot air balloon trip. Cruise silently over the temples and surrounding countryside as the sun rises over the misty plains before breakfasting on fresh croissants and champagne.
Get back on those e-Scooters in the afternoon to continue exploring.
Spend the day exploring the wonders of Mandalay. Must sees are Snake Temple, where you can get up close and personal to the resident pythons, Sutaungpyei Pagoda with its stunning views over the city and Mahamuni Temple, one of Myanmar’s most important religious sites. Watch the sun set over the famous U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge and Mandalay’s most photographed attraction.
Day 9, 10 & 11.
A highlight of your trip will undoubtedly be this 3 day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. As well as meeting the beautiful locals, you will be treated to some stunning scenery.
The first day sees you trek through the jungle up to high mountain peaks with amazing views. On the second day you will walk through rolling countryside, reminiscent of rural France but with chilli, sesame and wheat crops instead of vineyards. Your final day brings a steep descent down to Inle Lake and a fascinating boat trip through the floating gardens on its tributaries. You will get up close to the famed Inle fishermen who steer their canoes with one leg wrapped around a long oar that serves as a rudder so that both hands are free to haul up the fishing nets.
Day 13 and 14.
There is plenty to keep you busy for the remaining couple of days here in the capital. Yangon is a bustling city full of shopping, cool markets, interesting colonial architecture and the famed Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most religious site. Taxis are cheap and are a great way to get around. Make sure you take the time to visit Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence and pay your respects (albeit from afar) to ‘The Lady’ who was imprisoned under house arrest for nearly 15 years because of her efforts to bring democracy to then military-ruled Myanmar.