Escape with YPT to the enchanting beauty of Myanmar, right in time for the popular Thadingyut Festival, also known as the Lighting Festival. For three days, Buddhists celebrate to welcome the Buddha and his disciples by enlightening and festooning the streets, houses and public buildings with coloured electric bulbs or candles.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, was long considered a pariah state, isolated from the rest of the world. Throughout the 2010s, it developed a rapid economy where tourism slowly began to grow. Since then, the country descended into civil war and remains under military rule, which means tourism has completely dropped off. With experience and tight connections, YPT can help you navigate safely off the beaten track.
The tour kicks off in Yangon, the former capital and largest and most vibrant city in the country. After visiting temples, local markets and traditional villages, we make our way through the country to watch sunsets over ancient ruins, from the mystical temples of Bagan, where thousands of ancient pagodas dot the horizon, to the newly built capital Naypyidaw, which is basically a ghost town.
Home to the most extensive and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and ruins in the world, this stunning country boasts some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Mix that with the YPT ethos of good times, jam-packed itineraries and a healthy dose of partying, and you’ve found the perfect gateway to a land untouched by mass tourism.
Monday 14th October – Yangon
Tuesday 15th October – Yangon
Wednesday 16th October – Yangon – Naypyidaw (The Ghost Town)
Thursday 17th October – Bagan
Friday 18th October – Bagan
Saturday 19th October – Kalaw
Sunday 20th October – Kalaw and Inle Lake
Monday 21st October – Inle Lake
Tuesday 22nd October – Yangon
Wednesday 23rd October – Yangon
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation in twin-share basis
– All breakfasts
– All transfers and visits by private air-conditioned vehicle
– Private boat ride in Inle Lake
– English speaking local guide and YPT guide
– All entrance fees for places as mentioned in the itinerary
– Optional hot air balloon ($175 per person)
– International flights to Yangon
– Lunches and dinners
– Visa fees if applicable ($50, YPT can offer support)
– Single supplement ($190)
– Personal expenses and tips
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.