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Myanmar Family Holiday – 8 days / 7 nights

HIGHLIGHTS

An enjoyable way to experience all that Myanmar has to offer for the whole family.

DURATION

8 days / 7 nights

DEPATURES

Daily on a Private basis

PRICE FROM

On request

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Driver and a/c vehicle
  • Entrance fees and meals as per itinerary

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Day 1: Yangon
Welcome to Yangon, a relatively quiet and charming city filled with colonial and spiritual heritage. After lunch and some time to relax at Kandawgyi Park, venture out to downtown Yangon for an ice cream. Cruise the Yangon River for sunset while enjoying snacks as you float along the water, past the cityscape and adjoining villages. Kids can feed the seagulls while parents can relax with a beer or local rum sour (free flow!). No doubt, a great start to the holiday. This later afternoon, disembark and transfer to Monsoon Restaurant for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Yangon. D

Day 2: Yangon-Heho-Inle Lake
Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, before heading down the eastern stairs to the ‘monks market’ where everything from monk robes to alms bowls are sold. Next, make a stop at Mahawizaya temple, continue on to Bogyoke Market were you will pose for a family photograph dressed in traditional longi’s with your faces painted in Thanaka. This afternoon, transfer to by flight to Heho located in the heart of the Shan State. From Heho it is a one-hour drive to Nyaung Shwe where a local motorboat will be waiting to transfer you onto the tranquil Inle lake hotel. Overnight at Inle Lake. B

Day 3: Inle Lake full day with Indein
Today a private boat and guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Inle Lake. Start with a visit to the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’, before continuing to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory. This afternoon, continue your exploration of the lake, travelling down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of Indein. On the way back to your hotel, stop at Inthar Heritage House, a great place to learn about the culture of the lake’s residents. Overnight on Inle Lake. BL

Day 4: Inle Lake-Heho-Bagan
This morning after breakfast set off for the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location on a 5-day basis and attracts vendors from around the lake and its surrounding hills. Continue by boat to Kaung Dhine village on the eastern shores of Inle Lake. Head to Nyaung Shwe where your car is waiting to transfer you to the Heho Airport. If possible, explore this small, quiet village and its many temples and nunneries. A short flight takes you to Nyaung U. The transfer to your hotel in Bagan will take 10-20 minutes and this evening is at leisure to relax. Overnight in Bagan B

Day 5: Bagan
Your family holiday continues with a day out in Bagan, visiting some of the 2000 pagodas as well as exploring local workshops and villages. Then, explore Nyaung U Market where toys and other handicrafts are made. Enjoy a local trishaw to a nearby village before continuing to Shwezigon Pagoda and with flashlights, explore Kyan Sithar Cave Temple. Enjoy spectacular views from Ananda’s terrace and admire its set of mysteriously smiling Buddhas and Shwegugyis. Animal lovers can get excited by the prospect of a visit to the Lawkanandar Sanctuary. Break back at the hotel for a swim and respite from the midday heat. This afternoon, travel by local horsecart through the plains to watch famous Bagan sunset. Climb to the top of a temple and relax as the sun dips low in the sky before returning to your hotel by horsecart.Overnight in Bagan. B

Day 6: Bagan Exploration-Mt Popa
Today starts with a horse cart ride for a final glimpse of the temples before departing.

Drive to Mt Popa, leaving the temples behind and heading through the dry flatlands. Along the way stop at a small village where the locals make a variety of treats from the juice of the palm tree. Kids can also help grind rice and corn, guiding the oxen as they pull the stone grinder. The local family will set up lunch for us in the shade of the toddy palms. Overnight at Mt Popa. BL

Day 7: Mt Popa-Nyaung U-Yangon
Enjoy a leisurely morning at the resort before heading down to Mt Popa itself to visit this famous nat shrine. Join the local pilgrims on the walk to the top. Kids will love seeing the crazy statues along the way as well as the dozens of monkeys who live on the mountain. From the top there are superb views of the plains of Bagan and distant hills. Drive back to Bagan this afternoon and to the Nyaung U Airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arriving in Yangon, transfer to your hotel for an evening at your leisure. Overnight in Yangon. B

Day 8:Yangon
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon International airport for your onward flight. Or if you wish, extend your stay in Yangon with one of our family-friendly excursions that include traditional dance classes, local village excursions or a beach break. B

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