Discovery Journeys

10D/9N Golden Land Tour

Day 1

Today you will begin your journey of the Golden Land by flying into Yangon. You will be met by our guide, and transported to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure

Day 2

Take a morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, you will begin your exploration of these incredible plains, visiting Ananda Pagoda, amongst others. After lunch, continue sightseeing, before enjoying dinner on a sunset cruise along the river.

Day 3

There is the option to wake early and watch the sunrise over Bagan, otherwise have a free morning. After lunch, visit local lacquerware workshops and view the sunset from the top of one of the many pagodas.

Day 4

This morning begin your voyage along the mighty Irrawaddy River. Witness everyday rural life on your daylong cruise to Mandalay.

 

Day 5

A diverse morning, walking the streets of Mandalay. Visit Mandalay Palace, and ShweNandaw monastery, and have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon take a coach to Amarapura and walk along U-Pein bridge.

Day 6

Today, travel through time by visiting 2 ancient capitals of Myanmar. Take a cruise along the river to Mingun, famed for its gigantic pagoda. Travel back to Mandalay, stopping off at the ancient capitals Inwa and Sagaing. Enjoy a hilltop sunset view over dinner.

Day 7

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Heho in the morning. On arrival, travel to Pindaya, high in the mountains. Visit a rural Danu village for lunch before exploring the local caves.

Day 8

Travel to Inya lake in the morning, and spend the day exploring the floating villages, gardens, and markets on a private boat. After lunch, continue sightseeing, followed by wine tasting at Red Mountain, for an incredible sunset view over the lake.

Day 9

Fly back to Yangon this morning. On arrival begin the day sightseeing in the cultural capital of the country. Tour the colonial buildings downtown, go on a food tour for lunch, and finish the day at the Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset.

Day 10

For your final day in Myanmar, take the opportunity to visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, famous for its arts and crafts. If time, visit some of the local art galleries, before your flight back home.


4D/3N Hsipaw Extension

Day 1

After breakfast at your hotel in Mandalay, drive to the colonial hill station, Pyin Oo Lwin. Used by the British as a summer retreat, due to the cooler climate, this picturesque town is a joy to walk around. Visit the beautiful botanical gardens, before visiting some of the may waterfalls in the surround area.

Day 2

A special day travelling through the Shan countryside on one of the world’s great train journeys, over the Gokteik Viaduct to the town of Hsipaw.

Day 3

starting point for many treks in the area. The town itself is very laid back, and you can happily cycle around the area, visiting the old Shan Palace, before enjoying a drink on the riverfront in the evening.

Option to extend your trip, with a trek over several days in the Shan Mountains

Day 4

Today you begin your journey back to Mandalay. On arrival, continue with the rest of your tour of Myanmar, or fly out from Mandalay to Bangkok


4D/3N Mergui Archipelago Extension

Day 1

After breakfast in Yangon, transport to the airport, for your flight to Kawthaung, and the start of your cruise around the Mergui Archipelago. Head straight to the beach, where you can enjoy snorkeling in the shallow waters. The chef will prepare a meal with the days fresh catch under the stars.

Day 2

In the morning, visit a local village, and the so-called “Sea Gypies”, and learn about their way of life, and fishing. After lunch, make your way to Myin Khwa island, and explore the limestone caves by Kayak.

Day 3

Head to Boulder Rock island, and enjoy the pristine white beaches, which stretch out as far as the eye can see. Spend the day snorkeling, and relaxing , before having a bonfire dinner on the beach.

Day 4

Slowly make your way back to Kawthaung, stopping off at Kyant Gyo Island to explore the mangrove, and keep an eye out for circling eagles. Upon arrival at Kawthaung, transfer to the aiport for your return flight to Yangon.




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