Best of Burma

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Best of Burma

from £1,425
Duration: from 15 days
Countries: Burma
Travel to Burma and discover mythical landscapes and amazing hospitality. Visit Yangon and Mandalay, explore Bagan and trek through the mountains.

Best of Burma

Travel to Burma and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you. A visit to Burma is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Come and discover a little bit of Burma magic with us.

Days 1-2 Yangon
Nestled in the shadow of the gold-encrusted Shwedagon Paya is Yangon, a melting pot of Burmese culture and colonialism. Visit this impressive holy site and be dazzled by its riches - both physical and spiritual.

Days 3-5 Bagan
Fly to Bagan and get the first taste of Burma’s crowning glory at sunset. Exploring this phenomenal area - spanning some 42 sq km and comprising of thousands of brick and gold-gilded stupas - is a remarkable experience. While here, perhaps take an optional hot air balloon ride at sunrise.


Day 6 Ayeyarwaddy River

Set sail on a riverboat cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Soak up the serenity of life on the water and admire local villages and an ever-changing landscape as it rolls by. And, for a really authentic experience, sleep on deck under a canopy of stars.

Days 7-8 Mandalay
Meet some friendly locals on an energising morning walk before moseying on down the river. Spot fisherman hauling in their catch on the water’s edge before arriving in Mandalay by late afternoon. Known as Burma’s ‘Jewel City’, join a local guide for a sunset tour of Mandalay Hill. Perhaps take the river express to the sacred site of Mingun, take in a show at Mandalay Marionettes or visit Mahamuni Paya, resplendent in a layer of gold leaf.

Days 9-10 Kalaw
Travel via the world’s longest teak bridge to the small town of Kalaw. Relish the temperate climate and stunning scenery of this mountain hideaway that serves as the launch pad for trekking adventures in the region. Rise with the sun and embark on a hike through pine forests to rarely visited alpine villages. Stop to meet and share a cup of tea with locals, who live a very traditional life.

Days 11-13 Inle Lake
Make tracks through the mountains to Pindaya. Explore the labyrinth of caves here with a local guide, admiring over 8,000 images of Buddha contained inside. Continue onwards to Inle Lake and spend time visiting the floating markets, cycling around the lake and admiring the skills of local ‘leg rowers’.


Days 14-15 Yangon
Leave scenic Shan State behind and travel back to Yangon. Explore more of this surprising city before this Best of Burma trip wraps up over a final group dinner.

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Yangon >> Bagan >> Ayeyarwaddy River >> Mandalay >> Kalaw >> Inle Lake >> Yangon


Group size: Min 1 , Max 16
Ages: Min 15
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodation: Guesthouse (3 nts), Hotel (10 nts)
Transport: Bus, Horse Cart, Plane, Private vehicle, Songthaew

Included activities:
Bagan - Shwezigon Paya, Bagan - Temple bike tour, Bagan - Walking tour, Inle Lake - Boat trip & village tour, Inle Lake - Pindaya Caves, Inle Lake - Shan Banquet, Kalaw - Full day trek, Mandalay - Mandalay Hill, Mandalay - U Bein Bridge, Yangon - City Walking Tour, Yangon - Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon - Shwedagon Paya

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