Explore intriguing Yangon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, cycle around amazing Bagan, discover limestone caves at Pindaya, relax at tranquil Inle Lake, hike in the hills around Thandwe.
You could wait in long lines at Disney World with multitudes of other hot, cranky families – or you could take your brood on an actual adventure to Burma (also known as Myanmar). Over a span of 12 days, this country of ancient civilizations will be revealed, giving your children a unique look at an emerging world destination. Add in some biking and hiking in order to visit different areas and you’ve got the perfect avenue to immerse your family in a dynamic new – yet old – culture.
- Arrival Transfer. Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon). Guided tour of Bagan Archaeological Zone. Cycling around Bagan. Hill tribe hike. Limestone caves of Pindaya. Half day boat tour of Inle Lake including floating villages. Hiking in Ho Kyin.
- 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD250-300 per person for meals not included.)
- Hotels (11 nts).
- Private bus/van, bike, plane, boat, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 20, Avg 12.
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This trip is designed for parents and children to enjoy together. You will be travelling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. We have given this trip a minimum age for this trip to allow you to be sure that you have the right trip for you and your family. Minimum age of 8 years for this trip. Please see the activities for any specific minimum age requirements.
Day 1 Yangon
Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 Yangon (1B)
Explore the city of Yangon on full-day tour. Explore Bogyoke market, and visit the Shwedagon pagoda in time for sunset.
Days 3-4 Mandalay (2B)
Fly to Mandalay and explore this ancient city. Visit the picturesque ancient capital of Ava and the spiritual centre of Burma at Sagaing. On Day 4, take a boat to the village of Mingun to visit the pagodas and local craftspeople. In the evening, climb Mandalay Hill for views of the surrounding countyside.
Day 5 Bagan (1B,1L)
Relax and watch the sights on a full-day cruise down the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan.
Days 6-7 Bagan (2B)
Explore the ancient sites of Bagan including the temples of Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi-in) cave temple, and Manuha and Nan Paya temples, to name a few. Receive a blessing at a local monastery and continue to a handicraft workshop and visit the Nyaung Oo local market. On Day 7, cycle through the surrounding villages around Bagan.
Day 8 Pindaya (1B,1L,1D)
Fly to Heho this morning, before visiting the limestone caves of Pindaya, packed with figures of Buddha. In the afternoon, pull on the hiking boots and head up into the hills. Hike through friendly villages and incredible scenery.
Days 9-10 Inle Lake (2B)
Return on foot to Pindaya, then transfer to Inle Lake. En route, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Nyaung Shwe by trishaw, and observe floating villages and gardens. On Day 10, explore the lake by boat and visit the floating villages, and the daily market. Visit Phaung Daw Oo pagoda and the Nge Phe Chaung Monastery.
Day 11 Yangon (1B)
Fly back to Yangon this morning. Free time to explore and shop in the old capital.
Day 12 Yangon (1B)
Depart any time today.
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