Bubbles and balloons over Bagan

15 days from €4,745pp

Starting in majestic Myanmar, your honeymoon will begin in Yangon with a few days being shown around the sites and beautiful temples, and indulging in romantic dinners. Continue on to Bagan where you'll rise up over the mountains to look down on the temples below from your champagne balloon flight, and enjoy a sunset river cruise. Bond with playful elephants over feeding and bathing times at the Green Hill Elephant Camp and explore the floating villages and markets of Inle Lake before heading to the paradise resort of Khao Lak in neighbouring Thailand. Laze on the beaches, take a sunset cruise and enjoy a private candlelit dinner next to a jungle waterfall.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner at the bottom of a jungle waterfall

  • Relax on a private longtail boat tour of Lake Inle

  • Fall in love with majestic elephants at the Green Hill Elephant Camp

  • Float over Bagan on a romantic hot air balloon ride with breakfast and champagne

  • View the sites of Yangon from high up at a famous cocktail bar

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Myanmar and Thailand includes international flights, transfers, accommodation, most meals, champagne and a romantic meal upon arrival, a private river boat cruise as well as a private longtail boat tour, a hot air balloon ride, a private candlelit dinner and selected excursions. 

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-3

Yangon

City

You’re married! And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, it’s now time for your honeymoon (or simply an exceptionally romantic holiday). You’ll be landing in Myanmar’s capital city of Yangon, where your private 'elephant coach' will be waiting to take you in style to your stunning hotel. This restored Chevrolet bus was once used to transport dignitaries during the war but has since been reincarnated as a luxurious coach offering an elegant VIP experience! Enjoy champagne on arrival and a romantic meal together celebrate your recent union!

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company, as well as take in some of Yangon’s highlights. Visit Sule Pagoda, Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda – home to a 70 metre long reclining Buddha - and the gold-leaf gilded Shwedagon Pagoda that dominates the skyline.

On your final evening, you will get to cosy up together on a trishaw foodie tour. You’ll head to a 21st floor cocktail bar for a drink under the setting sun and admire the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda from up high, then explore the aromas of local food vendors and enjoy your final night’s dinner at the Pansuriya Restaurant; taking time to browse the antiques market next door while your dinner is being cooked.

Places to Stay

4-5

Bagan

Tour

It’s time to fly to beautiful Bagan, where you'll soak up the serenity at the main temples, then board a private river boat cruise on the Irrawaddy. Journeying up river you'll pass fishermen and local villages, before disembarking near the 13th century temple of Kyauk Gu U Min. Examine the intricate stone carvings on the door then wander inside and admire the stone sculptures and floral designs, before returning to enjoy sunset over the river.

The following morning you'll be completely spoiled with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Bagan's temple plains, followed by a glass of sparkling wine. Take in the peace and tranquility of an early morning up in the sky as you rise slowly above the tree line and see temples and pagodas come into view, illuminated by the sun’s rays. After this incredible start to your day, you're free to relax for the rest of the morning, before heading to the colourful Nyaung Oo Market for a browse. You'll stop for an outdoor lunch at Sano, a vocational training restaurant serving delicious Burmese and Western dishes.

 

Places to Stay

6-7

Inle Lake

Wildlife + Tour

After an early flight to Inle Lake, you will meet the elephants at the Green Hill Elephant Camp. Get to know these majestic animals by name and bond during their dinnertime, where you will be hand feeding them sugarcane and bananas. Then get dressed in traditional Shan garments and walk to a natural pool to share a bath with them – on this occasion, we’re sure your partner won’t mind! At the reforestation area, you will mark your memorable experience by planting a tree, then it’s time to say your goodbyes to the elephants as you make your way to Inle Lake for the night.

Day 7 welcomes you with a private longtail boat tour of the beautiful lake, where you'll float past local villages with stilted houses, floating gardens and visit the famous morning market. You’ll visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, and climb the stairs to the top, then take a short walk to the elaborately decorated Royal Barges used during the pagoda's annual festival. Stop at a traditional weaving workshop then enjoy a lunch of typical Inthar dishes before continuing down the lake towards the village of Indien where you can see picturesque stupas and enjoy magnificent views of the lake.

Places to Stay

8

Yangon

City

It’s back to Yangon today where you'll take the Yangon circle train to Insein Township to visit one of the city’s best fresh markets. Back in the city centre you will visit Chinatown and Little India – explore street markets, sample snacks from vendors and explore colourful temples. In the evening, you will enjoy an incredible dinner at one of Yangon’s finest dining restaurants, Le Planteur, overlooking Inya Lake and surrounded by exquisite gardens.

Places to Stay

9-15

Khao Lak

Beach

Your time in Myanmar is coming to end, but your incredible journey isn’t! It’s time to board your onward flight to Thailand where you will be staying in the unspoilt beach resort of Khao Lak. This tropical paradise is waiting to greet you with golden sands, palm-lined shores and a luxurious stay at the exclusive Sarojin Hotel. Enjoy a sunset cruise and a private candlelit dinner at the bottom of a jungle waterfall on your first night, then it’s time to relax and enjoy the remaining days of your romantic adventure before heading home with honeymoon memories to last a lifetime.

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