Explore Downtown Yangon and its colonial architecture. Your private guide will show you secret spots of the city, away from the tourist trail, allowing you to explore the most impressive buildings in relative peace. By evening, head to the illuminated Shwedagon pagoda and participate in the ‘Patrons light oil lamps’ event, a special arrangement of offerings to Buddha. You will assist in lighting 1000 oil lamps on the platform surrounding the pagoda, a ritual believed to bring wisdom and enlightenment.
Wake early to take a morning hot air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan – there are few more stunning ways to see the scale and beauty of this culturally-extraordinary region. Take mountain bikes through spectacular scenery and local villages to reach Inle Lake, where you will stop for a remote gourmet lunch. You will also witness the traditional boat racing ceremony on the Intha people.