The interesting colonial buildings in the city centre, the aromatic and colourful Indian Quarter, busy Chinatown and the market stalls and shops of Strand Road are fascinating in their energy.
But they are just one aspect of the ultimate tour of Myanmar. Beyond Yangon lie the atmospheric temples and serene pagodas of Bagan. The time-forgotten fishing villages of the great Ayeyarwady. The enigmatic Buddhist statues and fabulous gardens of Mandalay and the gaspingly beautiful waters of Inle Lake. They all conspire to present you with the ultimate picture of Myanmar.
Overnight flight to Yangon via Bangkok. City sightseeing. Stay two nights at the Savoy.
Fly to Bagan. Visit local market and the surrounding temples. Excursion to Mount Popa. Stay two nights at the Aureum Palace Hotel.
Spend two days cruising the Ayeyarwady River. Stay two nights aboard the RV Paukan.
Sail to Mandalay. City sightseeing and excursion to Pyin Oo Lwin. Stay two nights at the Sedona Hotel Mandalay.
Fly to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake. Excursions on the lake and visit a local village. Stay three nights at the Inle Princess.
Fly to Thandwe and transfer to Ngapali Beach. Stay three nights at Sandoway Resort.
Return flight home
Fly home via Bangkok.