Ngapali Beach Excursion


Ngapali Beach Boat

“This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about...” Rudyard Kipling

Myanmar is more unspoiled than neighboring countries with colorful tribes, stunning scenery, and an unsurpassed tradition of art and architecture.  After our own research and experience with outfitters and service providers, tourism in Burma is possible in ways that support the local suppliers to the greatest extent possible.  Above all, our interactions with friends in Myanmar will help you form your own conclusions about this lovely, and complex country.  The people of Myanmar are warm, gracious, smart, humorous, and amazingly resilient.  For inspiration, see the Myanmar Photo Album and for detailed lists of restaurants, shops, hotels, books, see the Myanmar Resource List.


Read the sample itinerary below to start your planning for your trip to this fascinating country. 

Day 1 Arrive at Ngapali Beach

Upon arriving at Thandwe Airport from Yangon or Heho, you will be greeted and transferred to Ngapali Beach, a 20 minute drive.  Ngapali Beach is a quiet 3-kilometer stretch of white sands lined by coconut palms.  The warm, clear waters are perfect for water sports such as snorkeling and there are several small islands around which can be reached by boat.  Enjoy unique views of the fishing villages and beautiful
unspoiled beaches of Myanmar.  Watch the fishermen bring in their catch and select your choice for dinner on the beach. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2  Ngapali Beach

Breakfast at the hotel and a full day at leisure to explore the beach, snorkel, walk to the village, or just relax and enjoy watching the fishing and village activities.  Optional dinner at a seaside grill with local specialities and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3  Ngapali Beach - Yangon

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights to Yangon.  Visit the downtown area, Scott’s Market, and sunset at Swedegon Pagoda.  Enjoy dinner on your own at a local traditional Burmese restaurant, and overnight at the hotel. 

Silk and Stones Travel tours are designed for very small groups, using suppliers and partnerships with local providers, and with sensitivity to the unique environmental, ecological, and cultural opportunities in each country.  Silk and Stones Travel brings the best of travel to unusual places with comfort, safety, and with cultural and environmental sensitivity.  Click on the following to learn about the  group tour itineraries, or to gain insights for designing private, custom trips.

For additional help planning your trip, please see Organization, Resources, Packing List, Application, and Terms and Conditions.  For additional suggestions on Myanmar shops, restaurants, activities, check the Myanmar Resources pages.