Day 1 Bagan arrival
Land in Bagan and immediately feel how different Myanmar is to the rest of South-East of Asia. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to a luxury hotel in Old Bagan in easy walking distance of the area’s largest temples.
Explore all afternoon and wind your way along the sandy trails to a series of the most inspiring temples. Some offer adventure as you climb narrow staircases to phenomenal views over the plains. Others imbue serenity, where meditative chants and incense spill from the archways. Your Burmese tour guide will unravel the narratives on their history to take you on an architectural journey through the monarchs of Myanmar’s past. Overnight in a luxury hotel in Bagan
Day 2 Bagan for all family members
Today, take an inspiring journey into Myanmar’s traditions as seen through the eyes of its children. Our tour guide takes you along the river to a novice monastery. Almost all of Myanmar’s male population spends time at a Buddhist monastery as a child.
Next, you will visit a local school hidden along the banks of the Irrawaddy. While visiting this rural community, get involved with traditional life; ride buffalos to the river, bash rice rusks with a wooden hammer, and run beneath the fresh fruit orchards. Return to Bagan and complete your day with a tranquil dinner river cruise as a mythical sunset creates an incredible panorama as dusk descends.
Day 3 Hot air balloon ride in Bagan
Our Luxury Myanmar Family Tour start and today rise in a hot air balloon at sunrise as the sky glows orange and the sandstone burns with dawn’s reflections. It’s a unique journey for the children as the vistas always change as you roam above Myanmar. Touch down and a leisurely brunch is served at the hotel for a chance to relax along the Irrawaddy River before the afternoon’s adventure.
A regal horse and carriage will pick you up from Old Bagan, and you will clip-clop through the Central Plains, light plumes of dust will spiral skyward from the red sandy trails. Out here, the majestic temples are named only by number, an indication of just how many landmarks there are to discover.
Day 4 Journey to Inle lake
Fly from Bagan to Heho, where it’s a short transfer to the lake and a hotel that’s built upon tradition. In the afternoon, cruise along the canals to explore the villages that inhabit the lake and the customs that continue to thrive, visit weavers and silversmiths, taste strange fruits, admire bizarre ceremonial headdresses, and immerse yourself in all the colors of the region. While the water provides a serenity, a cruise around the lake reveals the untouched customs of Myanmar.
Day 5 Spiritual Inle lake
Kneel as a family to take part in a special ceremonial blessing for good health. This isn’t a ceremony for tourists; many local families come here to receive the same blessing. Later, wind down through the hills and the rice paddies back to the lake shore and another afternoon on a cruise through the villages. Travel past floating gardens to vibrant markets, where unusual hats and alluring trinkets are the norm.
Try the local fishing methods and throw circular nets as you balance on the edge of a longboat. Cast your own silver in a small stilt house or weave baskets with women in their vibrant dress before you return to the hotel for sunset, a glorious postcard image that stretches out from your private house.
Day 6 Explore hill tribes from Inle Lake
This morning, visit the Palaung and immerse yourself in their traditions. Youngsters ride on the back of buffalo, ox carts wait patiently, families congregate to share tea, and children do what they do best. Visiting the hill tribe villages offers a chance to interact with local life. While English isn’t widely spoken, your tour guide interprets and gestures often speak more effectively than words.
A day meant to spend at leisure, visit a wide range of villages dependent on your interests. Take your time, absorb rural Myanmar, and share stories. You may be among the first foreigners some villagers have ever met; they’re as keen to understand more about you as you are about them.
Day 7 to 9 Ngapali beach holiday
Ngapali is undeniably Myanmar’s finest beach, a roving stretch of white sand that sweeps into the Bay of Bengal. Thick palm tree plantations lean across the beach and cast daily shadows that eventually elongate into the sapphire waters.
Along Ngapali, there’s always space. There are no villages, just a sequence of luxury resorts that hide amongst the canopy of palms. Wander out, and it’s rare that there are other footsteps in the sand, although you might occasionally spot an ox or buffalo lost on the beach.
Day 10 Departure Ngapali, Yangon
Transfer to Thandwe Airport for a domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, be greeted by a representative for a smooth transfer to the international terminal and your return flight back to your home country
Prices for Myanmar Luxury Family Tour
|Price tag per person||Option 1||Option 2|
|2 Persons||US$ 2282||US$ 2525|
|3-4 Persons||US$ 2005||US$ 2245|
|5-6 Persons||US$ 1925||US$ 2168|
Prices are valid throughout 2017 except during Christmas.
Note: Tour is valid from Jan to April and Oct to Dec