From  £2125
per person
Tour Highlights
  • A great introduction to Burma
  • Experience life on Inle Lake
  • Discover the sights by trishaw
  • Stroll along the iconic U Bein Bridge
  • Cruise the Irrawaddy river
  • Explore Kyauk Gu U Min cave temple
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Essential Burma

9 Day Tour, from £2125 per person

Travel to Mandalay, a city brimming with culture and a noble past and stroll along the U bein Bridge before experiencing the local way of life on Inle Lake. Observe leg rowing fishermen, wander around bustling markets and uncover luxurious temples and ancient cultures in the historical city of Bagan on this incredible journey in Burma.

Extend your stay in Burma by spending time on Ngapali Beach, the perfect location to unwind and recharge after your travels around Myanmar. Relax on the pristine sand, swim in the warm blue waters of the Bay of Bengal or take part in leisure activities offered such as cycling and snorkelling.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO MANDALAY
FLY TO MANDALAY
Fly to Mandalay.
DAY 2
MANDALAY
MANDALAY
Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to the Shwe Ingyinn Hotel (or similar). Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Mandalay including visits to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the wooden Shwenandaw Monastery andMahamuni Pagoda. Visit some traditional workshop to see the production of wood carvings and gold-leaf using centuries old techniques. After lunch, travel to Tuang Tha Man village and explore the local village en-route to the 200 year old U Bein Bridge. Stroll across the bridge and observe the local fishermen working in the waters below. Visit Amarapura a silk weaving workshop and finally the Mahagandayon monastery, where over 1000 monks reside. Relax and watch the sun set at U Bein before transferring back to the hotel.
Accommodation
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel
     
DAY 3
MANDALAY TO INLE LAKE
MANDALAY TO INLE LAKE
After breakfast fly to Heho, where a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features a collection of Buddha images and there may be chance to visit the Nyaung Shwe morning market.Continue by local trishaw to the bustling canal and watch as baskets laden with produce are transferred from boats to trucks and bikes. Head to the jetty and board a private motorboat to head out on the Lake. Pass villages built on stilts inhabited by the local Intha people and observe leg-rowing fishermen. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf. Overnight in Inle Resort & Spa (or similar). (B)
Accommodation
Inle Resort & Spa
       
DAY 4
INLE LAKE
INLE LAKE
Visit the lake's bustling morning market, frequented by inhabitants of the lake and surrounding hill tribes. From the market take a scenic cruise down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein and enjoy a short walking tour. Visit a local school, wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area and climb the covered stairway to reach the hilly peak which is home to ancient stupas and offers magnificent birds-eye views of the lake below. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B)
DAY 5
INLE LAKE TO BAGAN
INLE LAKE TO BAGAN
This morning is at leisure to further explore Inle Lake. Just after lunch time transfer to Heho Airport and fly to Bagan. Upon arrival, the car and guide will be waiting, transfer to The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate (or similar). Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Accommodation
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
     
DAY 6
BAGAN
BAGAN
Today explore Bagan. Enjoy panoramic views of the Bagan plains, explore the Nyaung Oo market and visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda. Learn about the process behind traditional lacquerwork and enjoy a tour of the Ananda Temple - considered by many to be one of Bagan's most beautiful temples. Cruise on the Irrawaddy River and admire the pretty riverside villages. Continue to Kyauk Gu U Min on the eastern side of the river and discover the beautiful temple built against the side of a cliff - it has unique stone carvings depicting religious figures throughout history. Spend some time exploring before transferring back to the hotel. (B)
DAY 7
BAGAN TO YANGON
BAGAN TO YANGON
After breakfast fly to Yangon. Arrive and head out on a city tour, visits include the historic post office and Sule Paya in the middle of downtown. Pass by the Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and the Independence Monument and visit Little India and Chinatown, a colourful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Reach Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops - this is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. Continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Your guide will show you around the massive complex explaining why the temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa which dominates the city skyline. Overnight Chatrium Hotel (or similar). (B)
Accommodation
Chatrium Hotel
     
DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
DAY 9
ARRIVE IN THE UK
Arrive in the UK.

Pricing Information

9 day tour, from £2125 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Thai Airways via Bangkok from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in hotels with breakfast 
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
 

Price Excludes

  • Myanmar visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Meals that are not listed on the itinerary – please note that over the Christmas and New Year period there may be gala dinner supplements

Price Notes

Single room supplement £445

Tour Route Map


  1. Burma, Yangon
  2. Burma, Mandalay
  3. Burma, Inle Lake
  4. Burma, Bagan
  5. Burma, Yangon

Tour Accommodation

Inle Resort & Spa
Inle Resort & Spa
Inle Resort & Spa The Inle Resort & Spa is just a 20 minute boat ride from Nyaung Shwe and located on the eastern bank of the Lake which is perfect for sunset photo opportunities. The hotel......
Chatrium Hotel
Chatrium Hotel
Chatrium Hotel Chatrium Hotel is located next to Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon and just a five minute drive from the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. The hotel is one of the larger options in the city with 301......
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is located in Old Bagan, a mere five minute walk to the stunning Ananda Temple and next to the last remaining Gate into the Archaeological site.......
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel
Shwe Ingyinn Hotel The Shwe Ingyinn Hotel is located in the centre of the city within walking distance to the Grand Royal Palace and about 45 minutes from the airport. The hotel guestrooms have been......

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