Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature

10 days from $4,940 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 Myanmar 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Yangon
    Yangon
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Lunch including Drink at The Strand Hotel - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - After Sunset with Shwedagon Pagoda (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Yangon to Bagan
    Yangon to Bagan
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - Yangon - Bagan [1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - Bagan Explorer with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Bagan
    Bagan
    • Classic Ballooning over Bagan - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - Bagan - Inle Lake [40 min] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Experience Shan Culture with Lunch & Wine Tasting - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Inle Lake
    Inle Lake
    • Private Tour - 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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Air - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach [1 hr] - Economy
    • Transfer - Airport - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • Private Tour - St. Andrew's Bay: Snorkelling, Village Life & Home Cooked Meal by Local Family - Ox Cart/Guide/Driver
  • Day 10 Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    • Transfer - Airport - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Ngapali Beach - Yangon [1 hr] - 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

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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Yangon
Yangon
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 we will show you the different faces of Yangon from the landmarks to the hidden markets that have seen only few westerners. During the day you will visit the Sule Pagoda, colonial downtown, the harbour, The Strand and one of the colourful 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 us to a small station where we take the famous circular train to bring us right behind Bogyoke Aung San market before heading back to your hotel. The tour includes a drink at the Strand Hotel and a 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, 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
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 your guide to stop to have a look at it – simply pick your own favorite temple.

Accommodation: Bagan Lodge

Perched on the edge of an archaeological wonderland, Bagan Lodge is gateway to some of the world's most magnificent temples and pagodas. The rooms and suites evoke the romance of a storied expedition, albeit in posh, air-conditioned comfort. Their restaurant and bars are fuel to the fire of local adventure, and the swimming pool and spa are an oasis any time of day. The spa features eight private treatment rooms to provide guests with an extensive range of massage and beauty treatments - the perfect way to unwind after a day of discovery.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bagan Temple
Bagan Temple
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bagan
Bagan

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 Umin 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: Bagan Lodge
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Balloons Over Bagan
Balloons Over Bagan
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 40 minutes.

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 Little Tree House 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

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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Traditional Shan Curried Pork
Traditional Shan Curried Pork
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Inle Lake
Inle Lake

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 you will take you to visit a colourful market frequented by Shan and PaO people living nearby. You will certainly also visit a local house where cheroot (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 to visit a weaving factory.

Accommodation: Aureum Resort & Spa
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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 hour.

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

Accommodation: Amara Ocean Resort

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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Beach
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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

Day 9: Ngapali Beach

About an 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. Transfer from your hotel by boat and have a leisurely ride across the sea to arrive in a perfectly shaped, quiet bay. Stop the boat to go snorkelling in the bay in front of the village to see plenty of coral and colourful fish (you’re advised to wear swim wear and bring a beach towel from your hotel) and then continue to the village. Maung Shwe Lay is a local fishing community where life stood still. Walk around the village and show you the local market, village school and library. Continue on foot or by oxcart through the village back to the beach, enjoying real rural life in this part of Myanmar. A home cooked lunch with seafood is prepared by your host family in a local house on the beach, a moment to get to know the people. Around 2 pm in the afternoon transfer back to your hotel in Ngapali.

Accommodation: Amara Ocean Resort
Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  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: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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 : 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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Strand Hotel
Strand Hotel

Bagan Lodge : Bagan

Perched on the edge of an archaeological wonderland, Bagan Lodge is gateway to some of the world's most magnificent temples and pagodas. The rooms and suites evoke the romance of a storied expedition, albeit in posh, air-conditioned comfort. Their restaurant and bars are fuel to the fire of local adventure, and the swimming pool and spa are an oasis any time of day. The spa features eight private treatment rooms to provide guests with an extensive range of massage and beauty treatments - the perfect way to unwind after a day of discovery.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bagan Lodge
Bagan Lodge

Aureum Resort & Spa : 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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Aureum Resort & Spa
Aureum Resort & Spa

Amara Ocean Resort : 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.

Myanmar Adventure & Beach Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amara Ocean Resort
Amara Ocean Resort

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

  • Donna F. — February 03, 2018 — Asia

    Mark was able to put together the perfect tour! Our guide was very knowledge and we really appreciated her being so flexible with the holiday as we were there for Chinese New Year! She was able to take us to all the sights and part of the highlight was eating traditional Chinese food for New Year's.

  • Marjorie H. — October 01, 2018 — Asia

    This tour was so well organized - everything went off perfectly. As two women traveling together in a country where the language barrier was a challenge, it gave us great peace of mind to know that we would be escorted wherever needed. We appreciated not being part of a group - our private tour guides were delightful and the entire trip was very special for my daughter and me.

  • Sandra S. — October 13, 2018 — Asia

    The trip was very enjoyable. We gained new insights into China and the Chinese people. I wish we could have stayed longer. There is so much to see. My favorite sites were the Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, White Jade Buddah and the Shanghai night skyline. Cindy was most helpful in planning our trip. She's truly an asset to your company. Kensington Tours met all of our vacation needs.

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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