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Myanmar Whistle-stop

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12 Day



Sampan’s “Whistle-stop through Myanmar” 12 Day Journey is for those who have not visited the country before. It is for travellers short on time; those who do not wish to break the bank but are willing to spend where it counts to ensure that they see the best of the country and do not waste a moment.

The journey begins with Sampan’s lively day tour of Yangon. Up in Bagan, guests will be left at leisure to experience the wonder of getting lost amongst the myriad temples of Myanmar’s most resplendent empire. They will later trek from the former British Hill Station of Kalaw down to Inle Lake, before kicking-back at Gwa, staying at the no-frills but uber-chic Arakan Nature Lodge.

Photo: Marie Starr

At a glance . . .


DAY ONE

Yangon

You will be greeted at Yangon Airport and taken to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day at leisure.

DAY TWO

Yangon

Wander through the tumult of downtown Yangon, visiting morning markets and the grand Secretariat. Arrive at Shwedagon Pagoda for dusk.

DAY THREE

Yangon - Bagan

Today you will fly to Bagan in the centre of Myanmar.

DAY FOUR

Bagan

Lose yourself exploring Bagan.

DAY FIVE

Bagan - Heho - Kalaw

Fly to Heho and be driven to Kalaw, a former British Hill Station. After checking into your hotel, commence exploring the town.

DAY SIX

Kalaw - Waa Gyi Myaung

This morning you will start your trek into the hills surrounding Kalaw, visiting villages of the Pa’O and Taung Yoe. Spend the night in one of these villages.

Photo: Arakan Nature Lodge

 

DAY SEVEN

Waa Gyi Myaung - Inle Lake

After a simple local breakfast, follow a footpath down to the banks of Inle and then take a boat over the lake to reach the town of Nyaung Shwe.

DAY EIGHT

Inle Lake

Today you will be taken out onto the lake to visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and learn more about the Inthar people who call this region home.

DAY NINE

Inle Lake - Gwa

This morning you will fly to the coast and then drive down to Arakan Nature Lodge in Gwa.

DAY TEN

Gwa

At leisure on the beach. You may wish to visit the adjacent village or take a boat out to Gwa Island.

DAY ELEVEN

Gwa - Yangon

After breakfast you will drive back to the airport to catch your return flight to Yangon.

DAY TWELVE

Yangon

Today you will be left at leisure before your departure flight.


Have a closer look at this journey on our
Whistle-stop through Myanmar Pinterest Board.

Climate

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
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Maximum average temperature (C) Precipitation (mm)
  • Kalaw
    24
    3
  • Yangon
    32
    8
  • Bagan
    26
    0
  • Inle Lake
    25
    4
  • Kalaw
    23
    5
  • Yangon
    35
    8
  • Bagan
    29
    2
  • Inle Lake
    26
    4
  • Kalaw
    27
    12
  • Yangon
    37
    16
  • Bagan
    32
    3
  • Inle Lake
    30
    12
  • Kalaw
    29
    49
  • Yangon
    37
    28
  • Bagan
    35
    8
  • Inle Lake
    31
    50
  • Kalaw
    27
    204
  • Yangon
    33
    247
  • Bagan
    33
    56
  • Inle Lake
    29
    190
  • Kalaw
    25
    241
  • Yangon
    30
    453
  • Bagan
    32
    57
  • Inle Lake
    28
    238
  • Kalaw
    24
    266
  • Yangon
    30
    501
  • Bagan
    32
    32
  • Inle Lake
    27
    263
  • Kalaw
    24
    285
  • Yangon
    30
    503
  • Bagan
    32
    67
  • Inle Lake
    27
    308
  • Kalaw
    24
    256
  • Yangon
    30
    313
  • Bagan
    32
    78
  • Inle Lake
    27
    285
  • Kalaw
    24
    212
  • Yangon
    32
    150
  • Bagan
    30
    56
  • Inle Lake
    27
    208
  • Kalaw
    22
    84
  • Yangon
    32
    53
  • Bagan
    28
    16
  • Inle Lake
    25
    85
  • Kalaw
    28
    8
  • Yangon
    32
    18
  • Bagan
    26
    5
  • Inle Lake
    24
    14