Family Fun in Myanmar

Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali
12 nights private tour from $6,200 per person

Take the family on a truly epic adventure through Myanmar with this brilliant itinerary, designed specially with teenagers in mind. Trek through remote villages to meet tribal hill people, feed elephants, cycle through Bagan, meet Buddhist Monks collecting alms, take a private cruise on the Irrawaddy and to finish it all off, enjoy some fantastic time on the beach to end.

Family Fun in Myanmar
At a glance
  • Perfect to visit in October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term and Easter Vacations

  • Perfect family adventure filled with fun activities

  • Lots of opportunities to head off cycling through the countryside

  • Private family cruise down the Irrawaddy

Journey highlights
  • Perfect to visit in October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term and Easter Vacations

  • Perfect family adventure filled with fun activities

  • Lots of opportunities to head off cycling through the countryside

  • Private family cruise down the Irrawaddy

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The best time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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October $6,300 $1,600 plan your trip
November $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
December $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
January $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
February $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
March $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
April $6,300 $1,600 plan your trip
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,300
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    $1,600
  • November
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
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    $1,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
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    $1,600
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Itinerary

Day 1-3

Yangon

Starting in Yangon, you’ll have two nights in the city to explore all of the highlights. Your private guide will be hand-picked and will know how to engage with children, so no doubt they will be given their Burmese names (made up by which exact day of the week they were born) and told more of what Myanmar life is all about, rather than a list of dates that makes them feel like they are back at school. On your first evening in the city head straight to the Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset. As one of the more revered sites in Myanmar, it is a great place to dive in as people from around the country come to pay homage. In the evening if you are not too tired we can include a cool tour taking you around Yangon on trishaw stopping in at some of Yangon’s more trendy Burmese restaurants.

The following day, instead of concentrating on museums, we have included visits to a number of social enterprises so that you can experience real life in Myanmar. During the day you’ll visit workshops making fashion accessories, jewelry, a Shiatsu center and art gallery which all work to support local communities and those with disabilities. We have also included a visit to Chinatown where artisans are using traditional methods of creating jewelry showcasing skills that have nearly been lost in modern day. From here you can continue on to a traditional puppet show, an important tradition in Myanmar’s heritage.

Accommodation: Belmond Governor's Residence ( 2 nights )
Day 3-4

Kalaw

Next you will take a short flight to Heho and drive to Kalaw on a scenic drive of just over an hour and have the afternoon to stroll around this charming little town full of colonial style houses. The following day we have included a visit to Green Hill Elephant Camp, providing a home for rescued old working elephants who now spend their retirements being fed and bathed by visitors to the camp. Feed them tamarind balls packed with their daily vitamins and large chunks of bamboo. You'll then be able to take one of them to the river to enjoy his or her daily wash and you are more than welcome to help. The local mahouts say this is akin to the elephants having a spa treatment and they absolutely love it. Finally walk back to the camp, plant a tree as part of the area's reforestation program and have an amazing Burmese lunch.

Accommodation: Dream Mountain Resort ( 1 night )
Day 4-6

Inle Lake

On departure from the Green Hill Elephant camp, you’ll drive directly to Inle Lake and from the water’s edge take a longtail boat to your hotel, where you will be spending your next two nights. The following morning you’ll jump in your longtail boat and be whisked away to the village of Ywama where you can kayak through the maze of canals and waterways that form the ‘streets’ of the village. This is a fantastic way to experience local life on the lake. As you transfer by private boat to and from your hotel you are likely to spot Intha fishermen who row standing up with one leg wrapped around a single oar, floating gardens and local communities.  

Accommodation: Sanctum Inle Resort ( 2 nights )
Day 6-8

Mandalay

From Inle Lake you will drive back Heho airport in order to take your connecting flight to Mandalay. On arrival you’ll be able to explore this lovely city and we have included visits to Mahamuni Pagoda which is home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha image and Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title being home to the ‘World’s Biggest Book’.  From here, you will head to Mandalay Hill for a birds eye view of the city below.  

The following morning you will set off on a bike tour through the eastern outskirts of the city, surrounded with small villages and rice paddy fields. During the trip you’ll make several stops into local villages and Yankin Hill, a popular pilgrimage spot for the locals. In the afternoon, returning to Mandalay you’ll have the afternoon at leisure to relax by the pool.   

Accommodation: The Hotel by the Red Canal ( 2 nights )
Day 8-11

Ngapali Beach

For your final stop on the trip you will take another short internal flight, this time from Bagan to Thandwe and from here drive to Ngapali Beach for some well-deserved beach time.  We will include a boat trip with local fishermen taking in some snorkeling. Fly home with countless memories and no doubt very happy children eager to hear about where their next adventure will be.

Accommodation: Sandoway Resort ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The best time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

Family Fun in Myanmar
Family Fun in Myanmar

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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