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Honeymoon of a lifetime

 

After the rings are on the fingers and the cake has been cut, it’s time for a honeymoon! There are two key ingredients to a great honeymoon. It should be stress-free because planning a wedding is a whole lot of work! And the honeymoon should be filled with memorable experiences for couples to relish in their first married days.

For many couples, this means a trip to the beach. Simply jumping on a plane and relaxing at a seaside resort for a week or two. But for couples seeking a more active start to their new life, exploring an exotic country is the dream honeymoon!

Myanmar is a marvelous mix of natural wonders, intriguing cultures and indulgent hotels- but many couples are worried that traveling around is complicated and confusing. That’s where we come in! Our team of travel experts at Myanmar Diaries will take care of everything, start to finish. Once you step off the plane, you are in good hands- all you need to do is enjoy!

Sound like the ideal place to start your new life as a couple? Here are just a few experiences we recommend for honeymooners.

Sunset Gazing at U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge is one of Mandalay’s most iconic sites so it is no wonder that this long teak bridge is a popular place for sunset. Every night, local couples and families as well as tourists gather on the edges of Taung Tha Man Lake to watch the sky change color as the sun casts its last rays of light.

For honeymooners, an evening visit to U Bein bridge is the perfect way to cap off a day of exploring Mandalay. Mingle with the locals while wandering across the bridge, likely being stopped to join in a family photo along the way! Then climb into a private boat and be rowed out to a quiet section of the lake for the end of the day. Enjoy a cold drink as the sun sets, capturing photos of the bridge and its pedestrian traffic.

Bagan temple and village adventure

Even the worldliest of travelers cannot help but be impressed with Bagan. The incredible ancient pagodas, sleepy farming villages and river scenery is an enchanting combination that we think is perfect for honeymooners. And while Bagan is busy, there are great ways to have memorable moments with just the two of you.

Bagan temple

Bagan Temple

Using electric bikes, like scooters, or regular push bikes is the easiest way to get away from the tourist crowds. Follow narrow dirt and sand trails, used by farmers and villagers, instead of the asphalt roads and you will instantly capture a different feeling of Bagan. Quiet and calm, the lanes take you to lesser known temples and through villages where time seems to stand still. Stop as often as you like to snap photos or to enjoy soaking in the atmosphere with no one around.

A more indulgent, but worth every penny, option is a sunrise hot air balloon flight. Although you share the basket with other guests, it is an unforgettable experience best shared with the person you love! Soar above the temple plains in the peaceful early morning hours, capturing a birds-eye view of the monuments and villages below.  The sunrise balloon flight is so romantic that many couples have become engaged as they soar over Bagan!

Captivating Yangon Hightlights

Exploring a new place is fun for any intrepid traveler, but doing so with a loved one is even more fun! Yangon is a treasure trove of wonders to discover and a guided walking tour is the perfect way to get to know the city. Mingle with Yangon residents at vibrant street markets, hear the tales behind some of the city’s historic buildings and sample exotic flavors at a popular local restaurant.  Spend the afternoon at sacred monuments, admiring the incredible reclining Buddha image at Kyautatgyi Pagoda and making offerings for a blessed future at the resplendent Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. This day is full of ‘wow’ moments that will create a lifetime of memories!

Shwe Dagon Pagoda at sunset

Shwe Dagon Pagoda at sunset

 

Sea, sun & sand at Ngapali Beach

After a cultural journey through Myanmar, a few days relaxing on the beach is a great way to unwind. Thankfully you don’t have to go far to find beautiful coastline! On the country’s west coast lies Ngapali, a picture-perfect tropical beach. Palm-tree lined white sandy beaches greet the clear blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. There are great hotels and quaint family-run restaurants to be found but little else in the way of infrastructure, meaning your days can be spent soaking up the beauty without distractions from the modern world.  What better way to enjoy quality time with your loved one than at a quiet seaside beach!

Ngapali beach

Ngapali beach

Myanmar is the ultimate, undiscovered honeymoon destination and these are just a few of the incredible experiences along the way. We will make sure you stay at the best hotels, enjoy seamless transfers between locations, have the finest local guides to show you around, and organize private tours according to your interests with a completely bespoke itinerary. For a luxury honeymoon full of adventure and intrigue, give our expert Myanmar travel designers a call to create your perfect, personalized honeymoon.

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