Myanmar (Burma) Luxury Tour - Travel in Style!
Price on request
Tour Dates: February 2017/18 (10 days tour)
Group Size: up to 4
„On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin' fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China
'crost the Bay!“
Discover mysterious and enchanting Myanmar on a private and exclusive 10-day round-trip. This tour will appeal to those who love to travel in style and who seek a unique experience, preferably in an intimate atmosphere. Whether you are a travel photographer or a travel enthusiast, Myanmar will meet your expectations.
My first trip to Myanmar was in 2010 and since then I’ve been back every year. I’ve explored the country by car, bus, bicycle rickshaw, boat, train, balloon, and airplane – in all cardinal directions.
Also known as Burma, Myanmar borders on India, China, Laos, and Thailand. The country’s coastline runs along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Myanmar has a diversity of indigenous cultures and is a multi-ethnic state: Shan in the Northeast, Kayin in the East, Rakhine in the Southwest – just to name a few of the over 135 ethnic groups. The main religion is Buddhism.
Our trip starts in Myanmar’s largest city, bustling Yangon, where modern life style blends with old customs and traditions. Bygone days are still evident in the British colonial architecture. Walking through downtown Yangon, the port, and Chinatown, you’ll feel the city’s pulse. Buddhism is an integral part of everyday life.
A visit of the city’s landmark, the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, with its striking golden Stupa, visible from afar, offers countless photographic possibilities, and the opportunity to experience the vibrant living culture up close. Praying pilgrims, chanting monks, Buddha statues and shrines, decorated with gold leaf and gemstones, burning incense, and clanging bells – a myriad of impressions awakening all senses.
Mandalay, on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, is our next destination. Before embarking on a 3-day luxury cruise to Bagan, there will be enough time to explore Myanmar’s second largest town and its surroundings. The Irrawaddy is the most important commercial waterway and lies embedded in breath taking nature. Leisurely winding our way along the river, past teak logs that are floated downstream as large rafts, watching fishermen in the early morning hours, and hearing the calls of travelling vendors on the riverbanks, we will finally reach the city of pagodas, Bagan.
Thousands of temples and pagodas, mostly dating from the 11th and 13th century, are spread over an area of 36 square kilometres. Some of the magnificent buildings have been restored, some lie in ruins, witnesses of a bygone era and a tribute to Buddha. Climbing the steep steps on the exterior, or bending over to get around a corner in the interior of a pagoda, can be quite a challenge. But the views over the temple field at sunrise or sunset are so amazing that you might even forget to press the shutter.
The ultimate thrill however, is to experience Bagan at sunrise from a bird’s-eye view, soundlessly gliding over the plain in a hot air balloon, the pagodas still enshrouded in early morning mist, waiting for the sun to greet the earth with golden rays. The balloon ride is not included in the round trip price. If you would like to be part of the adventure, please tick the relevant box on the registration form.
We will travel by air, land, and water. During the dry season, the temperatures range from 18°C to 32°C, perfect conditions for travelling around Myanmar, and for enjoying the remarkable and unspoilt landscapes, and the rich cultural diversity. But most of all, it is the genuineness and friendliness of the Burmese people that will remain fondly in your memory.
Experience a lifetime’s exceptional voyage! A far cry from average travel tours, the Myanmar luxury tour is specifically tailored to individual requirements, and takes you to spectacular and fascinating locations. Enjoy best service and amenities during your stay in deluxe five-star hotels, and during the luxury river cruise. This tour is reserved for small groups with no more than 4 participants. Private tours can be arranged at the customer’s request.
If you have further questions, please send me an email.