Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature

10 days from $4,140 per person*
  • Explore the ancient temple ruins of Bagan by horse cart.
  • Visit famous leg rowers and floating villages in Inle Lake.
  • Sip Myanmar's finest wines at the Red Mountain winery.
  • Snorkel & relax on the tranquil beaches of Ngapali.
  • Featuring luxurious hotels.
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Explore the wonders of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake with a private guide and driver, before escaping to an exotic Indian Ocean beach resort.

Myanmar is a nation on the cusp of great change. This ancient land of fairytale pagodas, idyllic palm-fringed seashores, time-locked villages and sacred stupas has only recently opened to tourism. Be among the first to experience a culture that seems untouched for the past 2,500 years. Discover spiritual rituals that have been preserved without western influence. Tour the stunning colonial-era city of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), climb a pagoda in Bagan to take in the otherworldly views, glide silently past local Shan villagers and their centuries-old stilt houses on the serene waters of Inle Lake. Feel your worries slip away as you relax on powder-white Ngapali Beach, a stylish palm-lined resort on the Bay of Bengal. Relax along azure seas at one of the country's newest 5* beach resorts while enjoying private ocean views, spectacular cuisine and 5* spa treatments. Savor the catch of the day at picturesque seaside restaurants and meet talented local artisans. Customize your Mayamar adventure with bicycling, kayaking, hot air balloon flights, culinary lessons and much more. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Yangon
    Yangon
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Yangon
    Yangon
    • Tour - Private - City Tour with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - After Sunset with Shwedagon Pagoda (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Yangon to Bagan
    Yangon to Bagan
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Yangon - Bagan [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - Bagan Explorer with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Bagan
    Bagan
    • Ballooning over Bagan - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - Markets, Monasteries, Boat Ride to 12th Century Hidden Cave Temple with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Bagan to Inle Lake
    Bagan to Inle Lake
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Bagan - Inle Lake [(1hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Experience Shan Culture with Lunch & Wine Tasting - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Inle Lake
    Inle Lake
    • Tour - Private - A Day on the Lake with Lunch at Intha House - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Inle Lake to Ngapali Beach
    Inle Lake to Ngapali Beach
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • Tour - Private - Snorkelling and Village Life by Ox Cart at St. Andrew's Bay - Ox Cart/Guide/Driver
  • Day 10 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • Transfer - Airport - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    • Ngapali Beach - Yangon [(1hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Yangon

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Strand Hotel (5*)

Built in 1901 the Strand Hotel endures as a Myanmar landmark with its three-stories of Victorian colonnaded charms. This luxury resort offers large suites with lazily whirring ceiling fans, teak floors, and luxurious bathrooms. All rooms are tastefully furnished with a touch of colonial style and are equipped with up to date amenities. Adding to the splendid old-world ambience is a valuable private collection of local art and antiques. From the famous Strand Bar, move on to The Café that peers onto the street or to the famous Strand Grill with its elegant Bagan prints, chandeliers, and glass roof. Take pleasure in an afternoon tea or enjoy Burmese music in the Lobby Lounge.

Yangon
Yangon
Strand Hotel
Strand Hotel

Day 2: Yangon

Yangon is a sprawling city with a relatively small downtown area including several markets, colonial buildings, the Yangon River, and a very green area with tree-lined streets and several lakes. During this full day tour you will be shown the different faces of Yangon from the landmarks to the hidden markets that have only seen a few westerners. During the day you will visit the Sule Pagoda, colonial downtown, the harbor, Yangon Tea House, and one of the colorful local markets. The reclining Buddha will be visited just before taking a tasteful lunch of typical dishes from tribes from all over the country like Kachin, Shan, and Rakhine. A local market will lead you to a small station where you will take the famous circular train that will bring you right behind Bogyoke Aung San market before heading back to your hotel. The tour includes a drink at the Rangoon Yangon Tea House and lunch at a local restaurant.

At the end of the day many Yangonites leave work and on the way home they stop for some shopping, catch up with friends at a tea shop, visit a pagoda or go to a beer station. This is exactly what you are going to do. The highlight of the tour will be the evening visit to the illuminated Shwedagon Pagoda – a magic and mystical moment at a time that it’s not very busy on the main platform. After the pagoda visit there will be local snacks to be tasted as well as a local draft beer or a fresh lime juice. The tour includes drinks at the highest tower in Yangon, a walk over to the night market downtown, tea and snacks as well as a simple local dinner shared with some locals.

Accommodation: Strand Hotel (5*)
Sule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Yangon to Bagan. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

A full day tour by car, with an experienced guide through Bagan will show you the best known temples of the area. We start the day climbing a pagoda to get a first impressive view over the whole area. From here the guide plans his way to some of the other amazing temples that have been here for hundreds of years. Places like the Ananda, Dhammayangyi, Sulamani, and Thatbyinnyu will certainly impress you. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant and around 4:00 PM continue the tour by horse cart to Pyathagyi pagoda for sunset with some refreshing drinks served! Oh… we forgot to mention the best part of this tour; whenever you see a temple you like, just ask you guide to stop to have a look at it – simply pick your own favourite temple.

Accommodation: Aureum Palace (4*)

Set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan, Aureum Palace is a resort with a luxury spa set amidst 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens which offers the ultimate in relaxation for guests seeking a unique experience for the historical traveler. Antiques, artifacts and local arts uniquely adorn each property, complementing the majestic ambiance of the resort and surroundings. Bedrooms are spacious and elegant with all modern facilities: bathrooms are large and lavishly equipped with luxurious amenities. Indoor or al-fresco dining options and bars, cultural entertainment or rest by the poolside for ultimate repose.

Bagan
Bagan
Aureum Palace
Aureum Palace

Day 4: Bagan

One of the many highlights when visiting Myanmar is taking a hot air balloon ride. In the early morning, before sunrise, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the launch site for a spectacular hot air balloon ride over the temple zone in Bagan. The mostly British balloon pilots are operating each balloon under the highest UK safety standards and the views you will get are breathtakingly spectacular. After floating in the air and following the wind you will land safely and be welcomed back on the ground by a smiling crew serving cold champagne before taking you back to your hotel.

This is an ideal excursion in Bagan when you feel like you've seen most of the temples (or at least enough) and also want to discover a bit more of the Myanmar countryside. Go by private car to Kyauk Gu Ohnmin cave temple that rarely sees foreign visitors. Continue to Pakkoku and visit a local slipper factory, the market, and see where the famous Pakkoku blankets are made. A private boat is ready for you at the jetty in Pakkoku for a leisurely two hour trip downriver while lunch is being served on board. In the afternoon your guide and driver will take you to see local village life in the dry zone and later in the day, visit a lacquer ware workshop in Myinkaba village.   

Accommodation: Aureum Palace (4*)
Ballooning over Bagan
Ballooning over Bagan
Lacquer Workshop
Lacquer Workshop

Day 5: Bagan - Inle Lake

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Bagan to Inle Lake. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

As described in many books, the Shan culture is very interesting and rich and especially in Nyaung Shwe you still get a bit of the feeling of the former Shan kingdom of Nyaung Shwe. Begin with a visit of the Buddha museum which is housed in the former “Haw” (palace) of the last Shan prince of Nyaung Shwe (Mr. Sao Shwe Thaike, who later became the first prime minister of Myanmar after independence). Enjoy a nice Shan lunch at the Viewpoint restaurant and then continue the tour to the local market looking for some traditional Shan cotton and Shan traditional dresses. A visit to the ancient teak wooden Shwe Yan Pyay monastery with the oval windows gives the opportunity for some great pictures. You will be peddled around some small canals and pass floating gardens in a small wooden boat for about half an hour to see more of the local Shan life from the water. End the tour with a visit and some wine tasting of the excellent wines at the Red Mountain winery in Nyaung Shwe.

Accommodation: Aureum Resort & Spa (4.5*)

Inle Lake is stunning and to appreciate the extensive natural waterways from the lake shores of Aureum Resort & Spa it offers unsurpassed luxury accommodation of villas built over the waters and shores of one of Myanmar's most stunning natural and cultural wonders, Inle Lake. Each expansive villa is elegantly decorated with generous space for bathroom and lotus ponds and lavishly equipped with amenities. With private outdoor terrace for viewing a spectacular sunset over the lake and hills beyond, Aureum Resort & Spa is the perfect location in which to explore the wonders of this unique destination.

Inle Lake
Inle Lake
Aureum Resort & Spa
Aureum Resort & Spa

Day 6: Inle Lake

Inle Lake in southern Shan State is a vast natural lake surrounded by traditional Shan villages. On the lake itself the Intha people have been living for many centuries in village built entirely on stilts on the lake. Today you will take you by private motorboat around the lake to discover the natural beauty of the lake, visit the floating gardens, see some of the famous leg rowers and have some tea at a local family’s house. On and around the lake traditional markets are held in different villages according to a 5-day rotating schedule and today your guide will take you to visit a colourful market frequented by Shan and PaO people living nearby. You will certainly also visit a local cheroot factory (where the Burmese cigars are made), floating tomato gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, an Intha house where a traditional Intha lunch is served and if wanted you will be able visit a weaving factory.

Accommodation: Aureum Resort & Spa (4.5*)
Village on the Lake
Village on the Lake

Day 7: Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Inle Lake to Ngapali Beach. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Enjoy a private transfer with English speaking Driver between Thandwe airport and your Ngapali Beach hotel.

Accommodation: Amara Ocean Resort (5*)

The Amara Ocean Resort is located at the pristine beach of Ngapali, Burma´s most beautiful region of Indian Ocean coastline. Guests enjoy the utmost privacy in the Luxury Bungalows, built in traditional style, that are scattered among a wide palm grove. The views from each Bungalow of the Andaman Sea and the Rakhine Mountains will take your breath away.

Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Beach
Amara Ocean Resort
Amara Ocean Resort

Day 8: Ngapali Beach

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Amara Ocean Resort (5*)

Day 9: Ngapali Beach

About one and a half hour south of Ngapali by local fisherman boat a traditional village called Maung Shwe Lay is welcoming you for a relaxing and fun day in the beautiful St Andrew’s Bay. You will be picked up from your hotel by boat and have a leisurely ride across the sea to arrive in a perfectly shaped, quiet bay. Maung Shwe lay is a local fishing community where life stood still. With your guide, walk around the village and show you the local market, village school and library. Continue on foot to see a local brick factory and continue by oxcart through the village back to the beach. A small boat is taking you out in the bay for snorkelling right in the bay in front of the village to see plenty of coral and colourful fish. You will have lunch with seafood at a local house on the beach and bring you back to your hotel in Ngapali around 2:00 PM in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Amara Ocean Resort (5*)
Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Beach

Day 10: Ngapali Beach

Enjoy a private transfer with English speaking Driver between Thandwe airport and your Ngapali Beach hotel.

Fly from Ngapali Beach to Yangon. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Strand Hotel (5*): Yangon

Built in 1901 the Strand Hotel endures as a Myanmar landmark with its three-stories of Victorian colonnaded charms. This luxury resort offers large suites with lazily whirring ceiling fans, teak floors, and luxurious bathrooms. All rooms are tastefully furnished with a touch of colonial style and are equipped with up to date amenities. Adding to the splendid old-world ambience is a valuable private collection of local art and antiques. From the famous Strand Bar, move on to The Café that peers onto the street or to the famous Strand Grill with its elegant Bagan prints, chandeliers, and glass roof. Take pleasure in an afternoon tea or enjoy Burmese music in the Lobby Lounge.

Strand Hotel
Strand Hotel

Aureum Palace (4*): Bagan

Set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan, Aureum Palace is a resort with a luxury spa set amidst 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens which offers the ultimate in relaxation for guests seeking a unique experience for the historical traveler. Antiques, artifacts and local arts uniquely adorn each property, complementing the majestic ambiance of the resort and surroundings. Bedrooms are spacious and elegant with all modern facilities: bathrooms are large and lavishly equipped with luxurious amenities. Indoor or al-fresco dining options and bars, cultural entertainment or rest by the poolside for ultimate repose.

Aureum Palace
Aureum Palace

Aureum Resort & Spa (4.5*): Inle Lake

Inle Lake is stunning and to appreciate the extensive natural waterways from the lake shores of Aureum Resort & Spa it offers unsurpassed luxury accommodation of villas built over the waters and shores of one of Myanmar's most stunning natural and cultural wonders, Inle Lake. Each expansive villa is elegantly decorated with generous space for bathroom and lotus ponds and lavishly equipped with amenities. With private outdoor terrace for viewing a spectacular sunset over the lake and hills beyond, Aureum Resort & Spa is the perfect location in which to explore the wonders of this unique destination.

Aureum Resort & Spa
Aureum Resort & Spa

Amara Ocean Resort (5*): Ngapali Beach

The Amara Ocean Resort is located at the pristine beach of Ngapali, Burma´s most beautiful region of Indian Ocean coastline. Guests enjoy the utmost privacy in the Luxury Bungalows, built in traditional style, that are scattered among a wide palm grove. The views from each Bungalow of the Andaman Sea and the Rakhine Mountains will take your breath away.

Amara Ocean Resort
Amara Ocean Resort
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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