Myanmar radiates a unique poetry as its landscape echoes with romantic sonnets from centuries past; horse-drawn carriages among the ancient temples, fabulous colonial hotels, floating gardens and ceremonial blessings abound. This unique 10-day itinerary includes the classic romantic experiences but elevates them with the incredible surroundings. Spa indulgence, champagne brunch, sunset cruises and horse-drawn carriages are elevated with Myanmar's extraordinary mystique and charm to celebrate...
Yangon – Relaxing Massages at Myanmar's Top Spa
Yangon is a city of contrasts. Vibrant colonial-era streets are alive with the atmospheric shouts of tea sellers and samosa fryers; indulgent treats are nestled into the green suburbs that surround the city, and the golden pinnacles illustrate the local religious fervor. Both an introduction to the country's mystique and a journey into the opulence of old-world Rangoon (the city's former name), you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to one of the leading hotels of the world. Once one of Asia's finest colonial-era hotels it retains the elegance of its time with high ceilings and an elegant bar area. Spend your afternoon at Myanmar's leading spa, a delightful retreat on the city's outskirts. Enjoy a three-hour couple's treatment to reenergize after the flight and provide an introduction to the serene romance that's to come over these ten days.
Yangon – Afternoon High Tea and the Delights of Colonial Rangoon
Bagan – Horse and Carriage Tour of Bagan's Iconic Temples
Bagan – Hot Air Balloon Journey and More Mystical Temple Exploration
Bagan to Mandalay – Romantic Cruising Along the Irrawaddy
Mandalay – Horse and Carriage Journeys Through Myanmar's Ancient Capitals
Pyin Oo Lwin – The Charming Gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin
Heho to Inle Lake – Luxury and Tranquility Along the Water
Inle Lake – Relaxed Boat Trip Through the Beauty of Inle
Heho to Yangon – Departure
- Cruise above the temples of Bagan in a hot air balloon, then land beside a mystical pagoda for a champagne brunch
- Explore the colonial beauty of Yangon then rest your legs with high tea and a couple's massage of the country's finest spa
- Travel by horse and carriage through the temples of Bagan, then continue the clip-clopping through the ancient atmospheric capitals of Myanmar
- Lounge along the shores of Inle Lake, a tranquil spot amidst the rice paddies and green hills of Shan State
- Take romantic boat journeys to floating gardens, stilt villages, and vibrant local markets
- Spend a day cruising along the iconic Irrawaddy River, a private journey that imbues the beauty of rural life
- Discover the quaint hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, home to fabulous colonial mansions and Myanmar's national garden
- Enjoy a series of romantic extras unique to Myanmar, like a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony, exotic flower arrangements, and a visit to a famous fortune teller
Myanmar entices from two complementary angles. There are the classic romantic tones, like indulgent spas or a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne brunch. Then there's a poetic charm that's unique to the country: horse and carriage journeys through ancient temple landscapes, decadent colonial memoirs, and serene boat trips through stilt villages. This opulent 10-day tour blends these alluring paradigms to offer a romantic vacation that's filled with iconic favorites and elevated by unique experiences. Travel across the country to loop around a selection of Myanmar's most revered destinations, from the spa welcomes of Yangon to the serenity of Inle Lake.
Myanmar is enveloped by charm as you watch an atmospheric Buddhist ceremony or overlook the lush rice paddies of the mountains. It's a country of tradition, a place where romantic gestures are unchanged for centuries. Be blessed in a temple, discover unique floating gardens, and explore three destinations in a regal horse and carriage. The country's development as a tourism destination has created a luxury that complements the old-world bliss. Direct flights transfer you between destinations, and a series of handpicked hotels reflect a new luxury within Myanmar. While the ambiance is often of an untouched backwater, this itinerary ensures you enjoy all the contemporary opulence.
Start in Yangon with an indulgent couple's treatment at the country's finest spa. Reenergized and relaxed spend a couple of nights in Myanmar's finest hotel, a colonial classic that's as delightful as it is decadent. There are diverse attractions here as you tour the vibrant streets of old Rangoon and immerse yourself in local life; then savor the tastes of a high tea experience at a famous hotel. Fly to Bagan to explore the mystique of the landscape as some 2,300 temples and pagodas rise like lost sentinels to the past. A horse and carriage tour is followed by a private hot air balloon ride the next morning.
The serpentine Irrawaddy River provides a private cruise to take you north to Mandalay and a luxurious hotel perched on the top of the city. Spend a day to discover the three ancient capitals close to Mandalay, then drive out to the colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, as quaint a spot as any in Southeast Asia. Complete your luxury itinerary with Inle Lake, a peaceful stretch of water for leisurely days and unique boat journeys. The romantic extras are dotted throughout the itinerary, and everything runs at a calm pace to ensure that you also embrace the culture and smiles of a warm nation opening like a flower to the world.
$2,335 per person (excluding international flights)
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