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Overview

Start the transition into a new chapter in life with a romantic trip to Myanmar. The first few days cover the must-sees such as Yangon’s colonial buildings, the temples of Bagan, and Inle Lake. The following days go deeper into Burmese culture where there’s an opportunity to join a traditional Buddhist ceremony and receive a blessing from a monk. Each day of the trip is filled with activities that provide a glimpse into a Myanmar’s rich culture. 

Trip Highlights

Seventh Heaven Honeymoon in Myanmar

Cook Authentic Local Dishes

 Handpick organic herbs to be used for learning how to cook a sumptuous Burmese meal with the help of students

Explore City Life in Yangon

Walk through the bustling streets of Yangon and see what life is like in rural Myanmar

Enjoy a Romantic Meal

Toast to a new chapter in life and enjoy a sumptuous meals at the most lavish restaurants and in romantic settings 

Itinerary

1

Yangon Arrival

Arrive at Yangon airport and receive a welcome from the tour guide who will assist in the immigration procedures.

Stop on the way into town for a foot massage at Yangon’s best spa. This is a perfect way to relax and unwind after a long international flight.

This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Yangon's colonial city centre, with its many cultural delights.  Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city with an impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. Travel past faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples. A shorter walking tour around the city is also available. The route covers around 2 kilometres and passes sites such as the Strand Hotel, the old General Post Office, and other historic buildings as well as parks and markets.

End the tour at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago and then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99-metres-tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas. The guide will provide a tour around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Return to the hotel where a bottle of champagne and a special welcome present awaits in celebration of the first day of visit to Myanmar.

An evening dinner is served at the hotel.

Overnight at Governor’s Residence, Yangon.

2

Yangon - Bagan

This morning, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Nyaung Oo. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Bagan. A special wedding present is waiting in the room upon arrival.

After freshening up, the journey begins with a visit to an elevated point with spectacular views over the surrounding plains. This is the perfect introduction to the grandeur and scope of Bagan’s architecture. Next, continue to Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan, which is quiet in the morning before all the tour buses arrive.

Afterwards, go to Myinkaba Village and visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for the beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on the exterior. Nearby is Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, two smaller temples with nice Buddha statues and stone work.

Go back to the hotel to take a break and escape the intense afternoon heat of Bagan.

Later this afternoon, resume the journey with a visit to two workshops that produce Bagan’s most famous products: lacquerware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create these beautiful items.

Next, travel by horse carriage to explore more temples starting at Ananda and passing by many of Bagan’s famous monuments.

Overnight at Aureum Palace, Bagan.

3

Bagan

Begin today at 08:00 with a visit to the colourful Nyaung Oo Market where dozens of vendors come to sell their fresh produce and goods.  The market is at its busiest early in the morning as the locals come to do their shopping. This is a great opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of the friendly locals.

Continue to the neighbouring villages to learn about the local’s traditional livelihood. Observe the interesting process of creating poneyay gyi (pea powder paste) and see how local plum jam is made and packed.

Resume the temple tour by visiting the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas.

Transfer to the Taungbi Monastery to participate in a special traditional Buddhist ceremony. Afterwards, the monks will give a special blessing to ensure good luck and happiness. This auspicious occasion is sure to be an unforgettable part of the honeymoon in Myanmar.

Return to the hotel for a break from the midday heat and lunch at leisure.

The romance and beauty of Myanmar's Irrawaddy River awaits later in the afternoon. Begin by boarding a private boat for a cruise down the river, soaking in the scenery, and enjoying sunset cocktails and canapés along the way. Return to shore and dinner is at leisure.

This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at Aureum Palace, Bagan.

4

Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake

Transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport in Bagan for a domestic flight to Heho. Enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake.

Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings.

Continue by local trishaw down to the bustling canal which is a hive of activity in the morning as boats from the lake come in to unload tomatoes and other vegetables for distribution to the markets around the country. Watch as baskets laden with produce are transferred from boats to trucks and bikes.

Hop back on the trishaw and wind through quiet streets. Make a stop at the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse-like structure where the tomatoes are sorted and priced for sale. Then continue past some of the many monasteries and nunneries in town, and take some photos.

Then venture onto the lake via Then venture onto the lake via a private luxury motorboat. Experience Inle Lake in style with a new fleet of sleek sightseeing boats.  The customised boats are powered by special engines that reduce noise by 60 percent and are outfitted with ergonomic chairs, high-quality umbrellas, and fleece blankets. Along with standard safety and nautical equipment, the boats employ a two-man crew for added personalised service.

First stop is at a stilted restaurant to enjoy lunch with a view! Then resume the tour with a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake's main sanctuary, which houses five sacred Buddha statues.

Then continue to the hotel for check-in. A fruit basket and welcome gift will be waiting in the room.

The romantic experience continues with a private dinner on the terrace.

Overnight at Villa Inle Resort & Spa, Inle Lake.

5

Inle Lake - Indein

This morning at 08:00, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to the Paoh village of Indein.  Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.

Reach Inthar Heritage House, a combination of restaurant, vocational training center, organic garden, and home for Burmese cats.  The beautiful centre is regarded as Inle’s most progressive enterprise with a focus on preserving the past, cherishing the present, and preparing for the future. The host and chef will provide an apron and recipe book to be used while cooking and later, as a souvenir.  After a short briefing, forage through three different organic gardens and pick fresh vegetables and herbs. Then it’s onward to the classroom to begin preparing traditional Inthar and Burmese dishes.  The head chef will explain each step while students from the vocational training centre assist with the cooking.   Some typical dishes include mint fish soup, long bean salad, fried spring onion, and Burmese chicken and potato curry. Once the dishes are prepared, head to the adjoining dining room to have a taste of the creations (coffee/tea and one free soft drink, juice, or beer is included).

Proceed to the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of Inthar people. Inpawkhone is also known for weaving from the stems of lotus flowers, a time consuming process that results in high-quality materials that’s famous throughout the country. Also visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand.

Return by boat to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon before enjoying dinner at the hotel. 

Optional: Head to the Resort’s spa for a luxurious massage or body treatment (client’s account).

Overnight at Villa Inle Resort & Spa, Inle Lake.

6

Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

This morning, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight back to Yangon.

Ride a circular train from Insein to Yangon Central Station and walk to Bogyoke Market (also known as Scott Market), known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Browse through aisles of handmade goods, looking for the perfect souvenir.

Before leaving the market, drop by a famous Myanmar fortune teller to get a prediction of the future. San Zar Ni Bo can look into one’s fortune just by reading their palm (client’s account).

As the honeymoon in Myanmar comes to a close, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Le Planteur, one of the country’s best restaurants.

Overnight at the Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

7

Yangon Departure

A private car and guide is available for use until it's time to transfer to the airport.

For an extended stay, there are a range of activities on offer such as an exploration of the arts, culture, and history of Yangon and excursions to the surrounding local villages of the city.

For visits between October and April, there’s the option to go to to the beautiful Ngapali Beach.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • English-speaking station guides (1 guide in each location)
  • Luxury private motorized boat in Inle Lake excursions + hotel transfers on Inle Lake
  • Horse cart tours in Bagan
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Porter fees at airports & hotels
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Foot massage at Inya Day Spa on Day 01
  • Blessing ceremony at Bagan monastery on Day 03
  • Sunset cocktail on a private boat in Bagan on Day 03
  • Cooking class at Inthar Heritage House on Day 05
  • Water and refreshing towel

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Visa for Myanmar
  • Domestic flights (please refer to the table below)
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Credit card fees (4%) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Any other items not mentioned

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