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As our name suggests, we like big panoramic vistas and encounters that give one a new perspective on life. We have made a name designing journeys that allow our clients to get “under the surface” of a country – to meet the people and get off the tourist route. In designing your itinerary, we have allowed time to meet local people, to visit rural villages, and really get to know this beautiful country, as well as taking in the most important historical and religious sights that define Burma. Every aspect of your tour will be taken care of with a great attention to detail.
Burma one of the most beautiful and untouched countries in Asia. Its amazingly varied countryside ranges from high snowy peaks in the north to rolling hills and colourful fields of Shan state, the fertile plains of the Irrawaddy and stunning white sandy beaches on its coastline. Burma is a multi-ethnic country with over 200 different tribes and dialects, but one thing is universal – wherever you travel in this magic country you will be greeted with a smile.
Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Day 2: Fly Inle Lake
Day 3: Inle Lake
Day 4: Inle Lake
Day 5: Fly to Bagan
Day 6: Bagan
Day 7: Bagan
Day 8: Bagan
Day 9: Fly to Ngapali Beach
Day 10: Ngapali Beach
Day 11: Ngapali Beach
Day 12: Ngapali Beach
Day 13: Ngapali Beach
Day 14: Fly to Yangon. Depart.
Governor’s Residence, Yangon
Aromantic, colonial style mansion dating from the 1920s, redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Myanmar’s southern states. With its fan-cooled verandas and teak armchairs, this delightful hotel in the elegant Embassy Quarter of Yangon, conjures up a bygoneer awhile offering every modern pleasure. Set in a verdant garden dotted with lotus pools, the hotel is truly magical at the end of a day spent visiting Yangon.
Aureum Palace, Bagan
Spend three nights at the beautiful Aureum Palace. You will have your own private villa and pool. The hotel is set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan. This expansive resort and luxury spa is set amidst 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and offers both ultimate relaxation whilst having numerous activities close by.
Inle Princess, Inle Lake
The best resort on the lake, built in traditional Shan style surrounded by serene lake and beautiful tropical gardens. The resort combines simplicity with modern comfort with its fine wooden chalets built on stilts above the lake. Enjoy the impressive views of the fields, mountain and the peaceful Inle Lake from your private veranda. Enjoy the spa and have private yoga sessions.
Amara Resort, Ngapali
The Amara Ocean Resort is located on the coast line of Ngapali Beach. Stay in luxury bungalows, built in traditional style, that are hidden among a wide palm grove with sweeping views of the Andaman Sea. Relax and enjoy wonderful massages in the deeply relaxing Spa and enjoy fresh sea food in their amazing restaurant.
Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is the former capital of Burma (Myanmar). Downtown Yangon is known for its leafy avenues and fin-de-siècle architecture. The former British capital has the highest number of colonial period buildings in Southeast Asia.
Visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the holiest stupain the land, with its hundreds of small temples and prayer niches and people from all over the country coming to pay their respects. Visit River Gallery, owner Gill Paterson will host you. Day trip to Dhala across the Yangon River, where you’ll tour the village, visit the local market and get a glimpse of monastic life at the temple. Private dining experience at Le Planteurrun by Michelin starred chef Eric Eppisser
With over 2000 temples and pagodas, Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. The monuments are of different sizes and shapes, all splendid with distinct architectural designs. The site is located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, 90 miles south west of Mandalay. The ruins cover an area of 16 square miles(41km2).
Take a private hot air balloon whilst the mist rises over the temples at sunset. Get off-the-beaten-track on horseback in Bagan, take the riding trail through the temples set against a mountain backdrop. Local cooking class with visit to market for ingredients. Hire electric bikes and explore at leisure. Voyage down the Irrawaddy on a private river cruise, enjoy lunch on board.
Inle lake, the most magical place in Myanmar. Visit the unique biosphere and take a dugout canoe through floating villages bathed in the golden light of dusk. Cycle across Shan Plateau witnessing spectacular views over the lake. Spend the afternoon with a fisherman learning their distinctive rowing style standing at the stern on one leg, whilst wrapping the other leg around the oar.
Rimmed with a very long coastline, Burma is graced with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Ngapali is the best beach in the country, with golden sand, palm trees and the clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Bengal.Take a fishing trip to a private island and BBQ your catch of the day. Spend time at leisure swimming, snorkelling and kayaking