Welcome to Ngapali Beach


But for all the swish resorts, Ngapali maintains a laid-back fishing village vibe, as evidenced by the small boats that head out nightly to catch the bounty that is served up to visitors just hours later. The locals remain smiley, and despite the increasing number of hotels, the 15 miles of coast here means there's still a lot of space on the beach.

Peak season is from November to March. Even then, Ngapali is an early-to-bed place rather than a rip-roaring beach-party destination. During the rainy season (May to October), things are almost comatose, with many hotels closing for renovations or just opening a few rooms.


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$575.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Ngapali Beach Tour from Yangon

Day 1: Yangon to Thandwe by overnight busMyanmar has almost 2000km of coastline, yet few travellers come here for the beaches. This means that not only will you have one of South East Asia’s most beautiful beaches waiting for you, you’ll have it without the crowd.This you’ll have time to dream about as your overnight bus slowly leaves Yangon behind and flows into the evening and night. Ahead of you is Accommodation: Overnight bus.Transport: Self-transfer to Yangon Aung Mingalar bus station from where you’ll catch the bus towards Thandwe. Bus usually leaves at 4pm unless informed otherwise. Recommended you are there an hour before departure.Day 2: Arrival in Thandwe and transfer to Ngapali Beach. Before dawn breaks, you will arrive in Thandwe. At the Thandwe bus station, your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Ngapali Beach.The rest of the day is free at your leisure and to familiarize yourself with the beautiful surroundings for your days ahead.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar. Transport and guide/driver: Upon arrival at Thandwe bus station you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Ngapali Beach. It should take around 15 minutes only. Your driver may speak limited English.Day 3: Ngapali Beach (B)The day is free for you to plan as you please. Relax at the beach, bike the surroundings or watch the local fishermen safely securing their catch of the day.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar.Day 4: Ngapali Beach (B)Another free day for you to care for your body and mind. You might try some of the nearby seafood restaurants – delicious and with magnificent views in one.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar.Day 5: Leave Ngapali behind and go by flight from Thandwe to Yangon (B)After beautiful beach days it is time to check-out and head back towards Yangon. From your hotel you will be transferred to Thandwe airport and fly back to Yangon by domestic flight.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similarTransport and guide/driver: Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Ngapali beach and transfer you to Thandwe Airport.

$2307 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Crusing the Ayerawaddy and Relaxation in Ngapali Beach in 13 days

ItineraryDay 1: YANGON Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionArrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.Free and leisure at hotel. Overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotelDay 2: YANGON Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionBreakfast at hotel, the tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and BogyokeAung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: YANGON-BAGAN (By Flight-0700:0820 hrs) (B/-/-) Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay RegionBreakfast at hotel, fly to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, the tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and overnight in Bagan. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bagan, a 3-star hotel Day 4: : BAGAN – CRUISING TO MANDALAY (Stop in A River Village) (Dep. every Tue & Fri) (B/L/D)Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionOptional Tour with Extra costEarly morning, the tour starts for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS” flying over Bagan. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And it operates start form 01 Oct till 10 Apr for every year. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 18-10 Jan 19.Cruise Check-in TimeThe embarkation is 11.30 hrs at Bagan Aye Yar jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon.Upstream to MandalayThe Cast-off time is at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 13.00. In the late afternoon stop in a typical river village. Overnight on Cruise.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on cruise, 3-star cruiseDay 5: CRUISING TO MANDALAY (Visit River Village) (B/L/D)Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionUpstream to MandalayCruise all day with stop enroute in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge. Overnight on Cruise.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on cruise, a 3-star cruiseDay 6: MANDALAY (Sagaing or Gawein)-AMARAPURA-MANDALAY Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionCheck-Out TimeEnjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30 hrs.Pickup from Cruise, continue visit to Amarapura. Hightlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop. At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture and Atumashi Monastery and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Mandalay, a 3-star hotelDay 7: MANDALAY-HEHO-KALAW DAY TREKKING (By Flight-0905:0935 hrs) (B/L/-)Stop At: Kalaw Railway Station, Kalaw, Shan StateAfter breakfast, fly to Heho. Upon arrive at Heho, drive to Kalaw for trekking with beautiful view of rice terraces in the valley surrounded by pine forest. Walk through pine forest along the way to Pa-O village and meet with local people working hard in the fields of garlic and rice harvest. See amazing view of the highest mountain in the area with several village at the bottom. Visit Pan Lone Village of Pa-O tribes of Mongolian origin women wears traditional costumes of indigo color dresses with bright red colored head scuff. We can learn about their interesting culture and traditions. Visit a family home and have tea together. Continue our journey for an hour to Sha-Pin Village of Danu tribes. Along the way we pass through thick pine forest with great views and visit a forest monastery. Have lunch cooked by our chef and have a rest for a while. Visit the village of Danu tribes at the top of the mountain with bird’s eye view from there and continue trekking for 2.5 hrs with the view of vast valley filled with rice terraces and small villages. Return to hotel and overnight in Kalaw. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 8: KALAW-INLE LAKE (By Car & Boat) (B/-/-) Stop At: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe, Shan StateAfter breakfast, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take boat transfer to hotel. Then, start sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 9: HEHO- (By Flight-0930:1030 hrs)-THANDWE (NGAPALI BEACH) (B/-/-) Stop At: Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Rakhine StateBreakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for take direct flight to Thandwe. Arrival at Thandwe airport, welcome by hotel staff to transfer to Hotel in Ngapali Beach. Relax and overnight in Ngapali Beach.Within Low Season for Aug – Sep 18, you will have flight to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) with transit Yangon. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotelDay 10: NGAPALI BEACH (B/-/-) Stop At: Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Rakhine StateBreakfast at hotel, leisure at Ngapali Beach. Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach, a 3-star hotelDay 11: NGAPALI BEACH (B/-/-) Stop At: Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Rakhine StateBreakfast at hotel, leisure at Ngapali Beach. Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach, a 3-star hotelDay 12: NGAPALI BEACH – YANGON (By Flight-1405:1625 hrs) (B/-/-) Stop At: Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Rakhine StateBreakfast at hotel, morning leisure time till transfer to airport for fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel Day 13: YANGON - DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionBreakfast at hotel, transfer Yangon international airport for your departure flightDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.