Myanmar

Mystical Myanmar - A Luxury Small-Group Tour and Cruise

Discover the alluring beauty of enchanting Myanmar on this 10-day luxury small-group tour and cruise (max. 16 travellers). Stay in luxurious five-star accommodation, cruise Burmese waterways in ultimate style on the magnificent Strand Cruise ship, visit iconic sights, take part in a traditional offering ceremony, have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller, cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake, view the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple and so much more. Includes daily breakfast, dining experiences, private local guides, sightseeing and entrance fees, private transportation, airport and port transfers and all internal flights.

travel Options


Earn 3,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
TWIN SHARE
Sold out
  • Low Season
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation: three nights at The Strand Hotel, four nights aboard the Strand Cruise, two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort
  • Daily breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners
  • Soft drinks, local beer and house wine with meals during your cruise
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • Take part in a traditional offering ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller
  • Cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake
  • View the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple
  • See the famous leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Visit the Aung San museum
Earn 4,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
TWIN SHARE
Sold out
  • High Season
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation: three nights at The Strand Hotel, four nights aboard the Strand Cruise, two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort
  • Daily breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners
  • Soft drinks, local beer and house wine with meals during your cruise
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • Take part in a traditional offering ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller
  • Cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake
  • View the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple
  • See the famous leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Visit the Aung San museum
Earn 4,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out
  • Low Season
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation: three nights at The Strand Hotel, four nights aboard the Strand Cruise, two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort
  • Daily breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners
  • Soft drinks, local beer and house wine with meals during your cruise
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • Take part in a traditional offering ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller
  • Cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake
  • View the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple
  • See the famous leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Visit the Aung San museum
Earn 5,999 Qantas Points
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out
  • High Season
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation: three nights at The Strand Hotel, four nights aboard the Strand Cruise, two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort
  • Daily breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners
  • Soft drinks, local beer and house wine with meals during your cruise
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • Take part in a traditional offering ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller
  • Cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake
  • View the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple
  • See the famous leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Visit the Aung San museum

Myanmar has maintained the ability to surprise even the most experienced travellers thanks to its impressive pagodas, Buddhist monuments and ancient temples perched in splendid isolation. Immerse yourself in a country brimming with natural and man-made wonders, as you travel through** unique cities, taste fragrant and varied cuisine and **embrace the slow-paced Burmese lifestyle, sailing the waters of the Ayeyarwady River on an unforgettable 4-day luxury cruise.

What you'll love

The Accommodation – The most exceptional hotels in Myanmar, and the most luxurious ship to sail the Ayerwaddy river

This memorable tour of Myanmar will see you travelling through the country in pure *luxury and ease, *giving you the chance to experience some of the best hotels in the country.

Start your journey staying at the magnificent five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and one of Asia’s most enduring Colonial landmarks. Known as the best hotel in Yangon, this award-winning, charming hotel** offers a taste of the past with marble floors and rattan furnishings - plus all the modern comforts and superior facilities of a five-star hotel. Complete with a stunning infinity pool, two therapy rooms, a fully equipped fitness room and **a 24-hour personalised butler service; every suite of this enchanting hotel also features handwoven bed linen, a spacious bathroom with double basin and a deep soak bathtub complete with bespoke amenities.

Feel like royalty when you board the Strand Cruise for four nights. Featuring everything a luxury cruise ship can offer, the Strand is known for impeccable service and an exceptional level of comfort. Soak up incredible river views from your floor-to-ceiling window, in your elegant Deluxe Cabin. Whilst on board, all of your gourmet meals are included, as well as soft drinks, beer and house wine during lunch and dinner.

Spend two nights in a Cloister Deluxe room at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by picturesque Inle Lake. Winner of the World Luxury Hotels Award in 2017 and identified as one of the best resorts in Asia by Condé Nast, **this resort is an escape from reality in a dreamy destination, where you will be able to **embrace the peaceful sorroundings and lifestyle of Inle Lake.** Unwind by the beautiful swimming pool overlooking the glistening waters of the lake *or *indulge in a Spa treatment **at the luxurious Sanctuary Spa, a perfect treat after a day of exploring.

The Experiences – Visit golden pagodas and admire the one-leg rowers of Inle Lake

Kick off your adventure in the** capital city of Yangon, where you will get your first glance at the country's marvellous landmarks. Visit Yangon’s impressive **Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Buddhism's most sacred sites, adorned with 27 metric tonnes of gold leaf. Let us take you behind the scenes, showing you the** full history of the site and lifestyle of locals. On this guided visit, you will be able to **enjoy a traditional Burmese breakfast and experience the local daily ritual of purchasing an offering. Your last stop in Yangon is General Aung San's mausoleum; a must-see in the area, the museum pays tribute to one of the most-loved figures in the country's history, Aung San, founder of modern Myanmar and national hero.

The adventure continues after a quick flight, taking you to the heart of Bagan, the golden land, dotted with over 3000 temples. Pay a visit to the area's most famous landmarks: from the Shwezigon Pagoda – the most iconic site in Bagan - to the impressive Ananda temple, with its distinctive tower like spire, visible from miles away over the Bagan plains.

Board your luxurious, custom-built Strand Cruise ship, your** home for the next four nights. This luxury cruise will take you on a remarkable journey along the **Ayeyarwady River: sailing through dreamy landscapes and local villages you will reach Mingun and Mandalay **- the second-largest city and last royal capital of Myanmar - whilst visiting breathtaking temples, pagodas and monasteries*. You will be well and truly looked after on this beautiful ship, with *delicious breakfasts, champagne *on the deck before dinner, and a delightful *French dinner **on your last night.

Picture a vast, serene lake, encompassed by floating gardens and villages: your next stop is one of Myanmar's most-renowned destinations,** Inle Lake. Take a *morning bike ride *around the Khaung Dine village, the native village on the northwestern shore of the lake, then enjoy a *lunch of *local Shan cuisine and witness the iconic leg rowers, as they catch fish from their narrow boats. Last but not least, bask in the lake's traditional atmosphere as you board your **private motorboat. Admire floating gardens and colorful markets, and discover the slow-paced life of the surrounding villages.

End your tour the best possible way, with a *one-of-a-kind lunch on a rice carrier boat *in the middle of the lake, an experience available exclusively to Luxury Escapes guests.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation: three nights (non-consecutive) at The Strand Hotel, four nights aboard the Strand Cruise, two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine at a local home-cooking initiative by Inle Lake, a traditional Intha lunch with a local family and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a French dinner aboard the Strand Cruise
  • Soft drinks, local beer and house wine with meals during your cruise
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Yangon
  • *All sightseeing *and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • Take part in a traditional offering ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller
  • Cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake
  • View the magnificent sunrise over Bagan from the Shwe San Daw temple
  • See the famous leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Visit the Aung San museum

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departure from:

Low Season

29th of September 2018

2nd of March 2019

16th of March 2019

6th of April 2019

20th of April 2019

High Season

13th of October 2018

20th of October 2018

3rd of November 2018

17th of November 2018

8th of December 2018

5th of January 2019

19th of January 2019

2nd of February 2019

16th of February 2019

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Strand Hotel, Yangon

The Strand Cruise

Sanctum Inle Resort

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

*The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older *(based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply – refer https://luxuryescapes.com/au/terms-and-conditions

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