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Vanishing Worlds: Burma and Bhutan

14 days & 13 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $9,995

Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey & Paro

Capture the essence of Myanmar (formally known as Burma), and Bhutan on this unique journey. Stand in awe of the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Discover the hundreds of temples in the ancient city of Bagan and the floating gardens of Inle Lake. Then, head north to a land where success is measured in "Gross National Happiness" - the remote Himalaya Kingdom of Bhutan. Traveling the length of the country, explore its serene monasteries and ancient dzongs.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Yangon

    Upon arrival in Yangon, you are met and accompanied to your hotel. This afternoon, visit the gilded Sule Pagoda and the Reclining Buddha. Then, as night falls, watch the flickering lights of 3,000 oil lamps against the golden-domed Shwedagon Pagoda.

    Belmond Governor's Residence - 1 Night (D)
  • Day 2
    To Bagan

    Fly to Bagan. Explore this majestic site, including the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, the murals of Gubyaukgyi and Ananda Temple. After lunch, stop at a lacquer workshop and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Myingaba Gu Byuk Kyi Temple.

    Bagan Lodge - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 3

    Soar over the temples and pagodas of Bagan on a hot-air balloon ride this morning before visiting a local farming village and a monastery. Learn about Burmese culture through cuisine during a cooking class. This afternoon, visit the Nat Htaung Kyaung monastery, and take a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy.

    Bagan Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    To Inle Lake

    Fly to Heho and transfer to magical Inle Lake. After checking into your hotel this afternoon, enjoy a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Pass by floating gardens and admire the traditional fishing boats as you learn about their construction at Nampan Village. Continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest on the lake.

    Inle Princess Resort - 2 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 5
    Inle Lake

    On market days, visit the famed colorful Ywama floating market. Climb the winding stairs to see a complex of pagodas and take a leisurely nature walk before lunch. Visit local villages to learn about local customs, and meet with the monks at a monastery.

    Inle Princess Resort (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    To Yangon

    Return to Yangon today and embark on a walking tour to learn about the colonial heritage of this ancient city. Enjoy afternoon tea before attending a performance of a traditional Burmese puppet show.

    Belmond Governor's Residence - 1 Night (B, D)
  • Day 7
    To Bangkok, Thailand

    Fly to Bangkok this afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport - 1 Night (B)
  • Day 8
    To Thimphu, Bhutan

    Fly from Bangkok to Paro and take a scenic drive to the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. This afternoon, explore Thimphu's bustling streets. Visit the National Folk Heritage Museum, the Memorial Chorten and the seat of government Tashico Dzong.

    Taj Tashi - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    To Punakha

    En route to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan, stop at Dochula Pass to visit the Druk Wangyel Chorten & the cluster of 108 stupas. Descend down the Pass to the fertile valleys of Teobisa, Wangdi & Punakha.

    Uma by COMO, Punakha - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 10

    Discover Punakha Dzong, the second oldest fortress in the kingdom and home to Bhutan's most revered holy text. Take a short hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chhorten, a striking example of Bhutanese architecture.

    Uma by COMO, Punakha (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    To Gangtey

    Depart for the magnificent valley of Gangtey, home to the Gangtey Gompa monastery.

    Gangtey Goenpa Lodge - 1 Night (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    To Paro

    Drive to the Paro Valley, home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries and the National Museum.

    Uma by COMO, Paro - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 13

    Take a half-day trek to the spectacular Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) monastery, one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas.

    Uma by COMO, Paro (B, L, D)
  • Day 14
    Depart Paro

    Today, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.


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Vanishing Worlds: Burma and Bhutan

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