12 Days / 11 Nights
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Small Group Tour – Max 16
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Myanmar Heart: National Geographic Journeys Travel Style

Myanmar Heart is a greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.It lets you journey into the Land of the Golden Pagodas on a 12-day adventure in Myanmar.

This trip will give you a chance to explore this ancient city visiting the pagodas and local craftspeople. You’ll also see the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, as well as the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda and Inthien temple complex.

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Cruise on the waterways

Cruise down the mighty Irrawaddy River and see the floating villages on the serene Inle Lake. Here you’ll also witness the lifestyles of the local people living and working on this stunning river. In addition, you’ll also have a chance to observe floating villages and gardens.

3

Pagodas and Monasteries

Visit some of the many pagodas around Mandalay and Bagan.

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D1

Yangon

Arrive any time today. An arrival transfer is included.

Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city.

D2

Yangon/Mandalay

Fly to Mandalay and explore this ancient city, including the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuyuk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and Mahamuni Temple. Climb Mandalay Hill for magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

D3

Mandalay

Take a boat to the village of Mingun to visit the pagodas and local craftspeople. Visit the spiritual centre of Myanmar at Sagaing and the ancient royal capital of Amarapura.

Embark on a boat trip up the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to the riverside village of Mingun, enjoying the picturesque scenery of this river and the lifestyles of the local people who live and work on these waters. We continue by road to Sagaing. After lunch we visit Amarapura, a former capital whose name means “city of immortality.”

D4

Mandalay

Continue exploring Mandalay and take some free time on your own.
D5

Mandalay/Bagan

Relax and watch the sights on a full-day cruise down the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan.

D6

Bagan

Explore the ancient sites of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi-in) cave temple, and Manuha and Nan Paya temples. Also visit Kyan Sithar Umin monastery where we have a talk with a monk on Buddhism and daily life.

D7

Bagan

Travel to the outskirts of town to a village in the middle of a toddy palm farm. Watch as the locals scale the trees and harvest the juice of the palm fruit and then process it into alcohol or molasses.
D8

Bagan/Inle Lake

Travel by plane, bus, and boat to serene Inle Lake. En route, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Nyaung Shwe by cycle rickshaw, and observe floating villages and gardens.After lunch, grab a kayak and spend some time surrounded by towering limestone islands dotted with green foliage, paddling away from other tourists across the turquoise water and through the caves of Lan Ha Bays. Following our kayaking activity, take a short boat trip to Monkey Island Resort where you’ll stay the night in a secluded property right on the water’s edge. If you would like to explore there is a walking trail for a short walk around the island. Just be aware that this island is named as it is for a reason!

D9

Inle Lake

Explore the lake by boat and visit the morning market, floating villages, and a cheroot factory, as well as the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda and Inthien temple complex. Along the way, visit the home of a local chef and learn the basics of Burmese cooking. Sit back and relax in this charming setting on Inle Lake and enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal.

D10

Inle Lake/Kalaw


Travel by boat and bus to the cooler air of this former British hill station. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon.
D11

Kalaw/Yangon

Fly back to Yangon and visit the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda, then take some free time to explore and shop in the old capital. Tonight, enjoy a lecture and farewell dinner at a G Adventures for Good-supported project — LinkAge Restaurant. This social enterprise trains local youth for careers in the hospitality industry.

D12

Yangon

Depart any time today.

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Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
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Included

    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kyan Sithar Umin Monastery Visit, Bagan
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Burmese Cooking Demonstration, Inle Lake
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Yangon Talk and Dinner, Yangon
    Your G for Good Moment: LinkAge Restaurant, Yangon
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour of Mandalay
  • Boat trip and tour of Mingun village
  • Visit Sagaing and the ancient city of Amarapura
  • Irrawaddy River boat trip
  • Guided tour of Bagan archaeological zone
  • Toddy palm farm visit
  • Taungkalat Monastery and Mount Popa area visit
  • Visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
  • Tour Nyaung Shwe by trishaw
  • Boat tour of Inle Lake including floating villages and markets
  • Visit a cheroot factory
  • Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the Nge Phe Chaung Monastery
  • Tour Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Personal expenses

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Set Tour Packages

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Standard of accommodation
Number of People (price per person)
Twin Share or Single Person sharing room with Someone of the same sex
Single Room
18 Nov 19 29 Nov 19 Standard$4079$6648
16 Dec 19 27 Dec 19 $4339$6908
20 Jan 20 31 Jan 20 $4079$6648
17 Feb 20 28 Feb 20 $4079$6648
16 Mar 20 27 Mar 20 $4079$6648
Prices are in NZ dollars per person, subject to availability at time of booking.

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