8 Day Seventh Heaven Honeymoon in Myanmar

Summary

Escape to magical Myanmar to your picture perfect romantic holiday experience. From the colonial cities, busy market places, relaxing spas and glittering temples, Myanmar is a country you won't soon forget. Discover the Buddhist stupas and temples opulently decorated and intricately painted in honour of their spirituality built amongst the ancient cities. Explore the markets, waterways and countryside as you see the best of Myanmar's highlights amidst luxurious accommodation and romantic dinner settings.

Price

From £2,300 per person based on two people sharing

Best time to go

November to February are the recommended months to visit Myanmar, missing the monsoon season and the worst of the heat.


Day 1: UK Departure
Depart on an overnight flight from London Heathrow via Bangkok.

Day 2: The Strand, Yangon (BB)
On arrival at the Yangon airport, you will be welcomed your tour guide, who will assist you through all the immigration procedures. We’ll stop on the way into town for a foot massage at Yangon’s best spa. Check into The Strand where a special Burmese wedding present is waiting. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend having lunch at Monsoon restaurant to enjoy freshly prepared Myanmar cuisine.

This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Yangon's colonial city centre, with its many cultural delights.  Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city with an impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. Travel past faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples. If you wish, you can take a short walking tour for a different perspective of the city. The route covers around 2 kilometres and passes sites such as the Strand Hotel, the old Post Office, other historic buildings as well as parks and markets.

End your tour at the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Return to your hotel where a bottle of champagne and special welcome gift awaits you back in your room to toast your arrival to Myanmar.

Day 3: Aureum Palace, Bagan (HB)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Nyaung Oo. Upon arrival, transfer to Aureum Palace in Bagan. A special wedding present is waiting in your room upon arrival.

After freshening up, the journey begins with a visit to an elevated temple with spectacular views over the surrounding plains. This is the perfect introduction to the grandeur and scope of Bagan’s architecture. Next continue to Ananda Temple, one of the most revered temples in Bagan.

Afterwards, go to Myinkaba Village and visit Gubyaukgyi Temple which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings on its inner walls and well-preserved plaster carvings on its exterior. Nearby is Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, two smaller temples with nice Buddha statues and stonework.

Transfer to hotel for a break to escape the intense afternoon heat of Bagan. Later this afternoon, resume your journey with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products: lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.

Then travel by horse carriage among the temples starting at Ananda and passing many of Bagan’s famous monuments and traversing the plains.

This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4: Aureum Palace, Bagan (BB)
Begin today with a visit to the colourful Nyaung Oo Market where dozens of vendors come to sell their fresh produce and products.  The market is at its busiest early in the morning as the locals come to do their shopping. This is a great opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of the friendly locals.

Continue to the neighbouring villages where you will learn about their traditional livelihood. Learn the interesting process of creating poneyay gyi (pea powder paste) and see how local plum jam is made and packed. Resume your temple touring with a visit to the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas.

Transfer to the Taungbi Monastery where you will participate in a special traditional Buddhist ceremony. Afterwards, you will receive a special blessing from the monks to ensure good luck and happiness. This auspicious occasion is sure to be an unforgettable part of your honeymoon in Myanmar. Return to your hotel for a break from the midday heat and lunch at leisure.

Late this afternoon, the romance and beauty of Myanmar's Irrawaddy River awaits you. Board a luxurious private boat for a cruise down the River, soaking in the scenery and enjoying sunset cocktails and canapés along the way. Return to shore and dinner is at your leisure.

Day 5: Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake (HB)
Transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport in Bagan for your domestic flight to Heho.  Here you will enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake.

Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings. Continue by local trishaw down to the bustling canal which is a hive of activity in the morning as boats from the lake come in to unload tomatoes and other vegetables for distribution to the markets around the country. Watch as baskets laden with produce are transferred from boats to trucks and bikes.

Hop back on the trishaw and wind through quiet streets. Make a stop at the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse-like structure where the tomatoes are sorted and priced for sale. Then continue past some of the many monasteries and nunneries in the town, stopping for photos as you go. Then venture on to the lake by your private boat. First, we’ll stop at a stilted restaurant to enjoy lunch with a view! (client’s account) Then we resume our tour with a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake's main sanctuary, which houses five sacred Buddha statues.

Then continue to Inle Princess Resort for check-in. A fruit basket and the welcome gift will be waiting in your room.

Your romantic experience continues with a wine tasting at the Inle Princess Resort, before enjoying a private terrace dinner.

Day 6: Inle Princess Resort, Inle Lake (HB)
This morning, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to the Pa-oh village of Indein.  Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area.  Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.

On the return journey, stop at a stilted village for a hands-on cooking class with a local family. This is a great way to learn about the local ingredients, traditions and cuisine of the Inthar people. Enjoy a lunch of your creations as you sit on cushions around a round table. Return by boat to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon before enjoying dinner at the hotel.

Day 7: The Strand, Yangon (HB)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight back to Yangon.

This afternoon you'll head to Bogyoke Market (also known as Scott Market), known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Browse the aisles of handmade goods, looking for the perfect souvenir of your Myanmar holiday.  As your honeymoon in Myanmar comes to a close, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at Le Planteur, one of the country’s best restaurants.

Day 8: Departure
Your private car and guide will be at your disposal until it's time to transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK via Bangkok.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Includes
Accommodation and meals as specified, flights, airport taxes, private transfers, activities as per itinerary

Excludes
Meals and activities where not detailed, gratuities, souvenirs, visas and insurance

Cleveland Collection tailor makes all itineraries to include highlights of your choice. Speak to one of our travel experts to create your perfect holiday based on your travel requirements.

*We try to keep our 'from prices' as accurate as possible, but please do be aware that when travelling in peak times such as Christmas and school holidays, prices shown will vary considerably.


Would you like to know more? Enquire

Blog