Only a 45-minute flight from Yangon lies one of the finest seaside resorts in the country. The 10-kilometer-long Ngapali Beach invites visitors to swim, surf, snorkel and relax under palm trees fringing the seaside resort. Visit the small fishing villages and local markets, explore the countryside by bicycle (for rent at the hotel) and enjoy boat trips to the offshore islands. The ideal season for traveling to Ngapali is from November to April.
Access is simple and quick: from Yangon a 50-minute daily flight takes you to Thandwe, a tiny airport. Perfect duos can be Bagan-Ngapali or Inle-Ngapali with daily flights.
Day 1: YANGON ARRIVAL: INTERENATIONAL FLIGHT TIMING (-/-/-)
- Warmest welcome from Myanmar and meet with our Professional English Speaking Guide at Yangon International Airport. Transfer to hotel for check-in.The tour starting visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, home of impressive 65 meter long and 16 meter high reclining Buddha image with 108 scared Buddhist symbols adorned both feet.Next, visit to old colonial building around down town area of Yangon. Myanmar has the most colonial buildings in South East Asia and the best examples are the City Hall, High Court Building with its Clock Tower and The Minister’s Building which occupies the whole block.In the afternoon, shopping trip to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market which offers antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores as well as foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. The market will close every Monday and Gazetted Holiday in Myanmar.In the evening, visit to Little India & China Town, Enjoy mingling with locals, socked in the vibrant atmosphere, bargain with the shopkeepers for souvenirs and sample the exotic local dishes. Return to hotel for overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: YANGON - HTAUK KYANT WAR CEMETERY -KYAITHIYO (GOLDEN ROCK) (B/-/-)
- After Breakfast at hotel. Directly drive to Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock). Make a stop at the Htaukkyant War Cemetery, largest of the three cemeteries in Myanmar and the final resting place for over 6,000 commonwealth soldiers fought in the Burmese campaign during the Second World War.After visit, directly drive to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda known as “GoldenRock” and is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines. Regular car or coaches can reach only Kunpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills, the visitors can go to Yathae Taung by trekking or by open trunk car. Transfer to hotel. The tours continue to The Crow’s Mount Cave and main Pagoda. Upon the top of Golden Rock can enjoy the sunset sightseeing from this unforgettable site. Return to hotel and overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 3: KYAITHTIYO (GOLDEN ROCK) - BAGO - YANGON (B/-/-)
- After breakfast, return to Kinpun for the journey back to Yangon. On the way, Stop at Bago to visit the Kanbawzathadi Palace built by King Bayintnaung, the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. Continue visit to Shwemawdaw Pagoda the tallest pagoda in Myanmar and believed to be enshrined two strands of Buddha hair. The pagoda also has a bell from King Dhammazedi, a crown from King Bayinnaung, and a spire umbrella from King Bodawpaya. Next, visit to Shwetharlyung Pagoda believed to be built by the Mon King Mingakardeipka in 1994. The impressive 55 m (180 ft) long and 16 m (52 ft) high Buddha image is the second largest in the world.Arrive at Yangon, visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, is the most popular and spectacular religious monument and 2,600 years old in Myanmar. The golden dome rise 9-meters above its bases and covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 4: YANGON DEPARTURE: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TIMING (B/-/-)
- Breakfast at the hotel and check-out from hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for their departure. On the way, visit to Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda,is the biggest marble Buddha Image in Myanmar with a height of 37ft (11m) and a weight of weighs over 600 tons. The Sitting Buddha Image is curved out from a single marble stone and also visit to Royal White Elephant in Mindama Hill.