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The Secrets of Myanmar

Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay & Old Bagan

Best time to travel
Oct - Apr
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€3,199 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Yangon.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights and guiding requirements.
  • 11 nights’ luxury accommodation in Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan.
  • Expertly privately guided tours of each destination including a city tour to see the Shwedagon Pagoda, a day out on Inle Lake in a longtail boat and a leisurely cycle around the temples of Bagan.
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Burma otherwise known as Myanmar is a unique and beautiful country which has a very special character different to its neighbouring more developed countries due to the fact that it has been cut off from the west for so long. In this suggested itinerary, we take you to Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan. Full of interesting experiences, ticking off all the key sites but making sure that you are getting off the beaten track and experiencing local culture, this suggested itinerary really showcases the best of Myanmar.

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Trip Overview

International flights from Dublin to Yangon.

On arrival, your driver will privately transfer you to your luxury accommodation where you’ll spend three nights.

Get to know Yangon on a privately guided city tour.

Soak up this charming city with its unique spiritual personality and impressive colonial history. Enjoy a visit to the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in the late afternoon and see the changing colours of the temple in the day and night.

Yangon Myanmar
Delve deeper into the city on Yangon’s circular train line.

With your private guide, learn more about the local life and culture. Pass through often-overlooked districts, stop to visit a local market, savour lunch at a Burmese restaurant, and disembark downtown to see St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Myanmar Market
Next, fly from Yangon to Inle Lake.

You will be transferred on arrival to your luxury accommodation, where you’ll spend three nights.

Inle Lake Myanmar
Enjoy an authentic Inle guided tour in a longtail boat.

Leave the tourist trail behind and discover an authentic corner of Inle Lake. With your guide, journey past spectacular scenery on the way to Inle’s far southern reaches. Step ashore to find villages untouched by time, see the traditional way of life and explore the awe-inspiring ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar.

Inle Lake Myanmar
Your flight is to Mandalay, Burma’s religious heart.

Spend two nights in a beautiful handpicked property on Mandalay Bay.

Mandalay Myanmar
Enjoy a privately guided cycling tour of Mandalay.

Start peddling to the jetty, to catch a boat and transfer to the other side of the Irrawaddy River. Enjoy the breeze on the Irrawaddy River before wandering among the ruins of King Bodawpaya. Pedal between ancient capitals along the banks of the Irrawaddy River through rural villages. The breathtaking sunset over the Taungthaman Lake will make the trip memorable.

Mandalay Myanmar
Then from Mandalay, you will fly to Bagan.

Your driver will privately transfer you to your beautiful resort where you will spend your final three nights.

Bagan Myanmar
Get to know Bagan on a guided cycling trip.

Cycling is the best way to see thousands of temples and hidden gems. Cycle through one of Asia’s most impressive archaeological sites. Pedal from temple to temple, stopping to explore the most famous pagodas and to discover many hidden gems in between.

Bagan Myanmar
It’s time to fly back to Yangon for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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The Strand, Yangon

The Strand, Yangon

Built in 1901, The Strand Hotel remains one of Asia’s most enduring and awe-inspiring Colonial landmarks. This three-storey Victorian hotel remains true to its architectural past.

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Sofitel Inle Lake

Sofitel Inle Lake

Located on the eastern edge of the lake, the resort offers luxury and elegance throughout. Built on 52 acres of lush land of trees and flowers and ideally located in a picturesque area overlooking the Inle Lake.

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Mercure Hotel, Mandalay Bay

Mercure Hotel, Mandalay Bay

Mercure Hotel, Mandalay Bay offers some of the best views of the city. The crescent-shaped hotel is situated at the foot of picturesque Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas.

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Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel located in Bagan and is situated within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone.

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What people are saying

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Thank you for your attention to detail, your professionalism, your kindness and patience.

It was a truly beautiful holiday with all of our wishes taken care of with great thought and expertise, thank you.

Victoria & Family – Sardinia, 2022


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