From  £3995
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Discover Yangon's faded colonial charm
  • Stroll across 200 year old U Bein Bridge
  • Cycle through the Bagan temples
  • Visit the Red Mountain winery for a tipple
  • Enjoy a cooking class on Inle Lake
  • Relax on pretty Ngapali Beach
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Explore Burma

15 Day Tour, from £3995 per person

From the tree-lined boulevards of Yangon to the former royal capital of Mandalay, uncover reminders of a bygone age in a country which for many years has been hidden from the rest of the world. Discover grand old buildings and colonial mansions, stroll across the 200-year-old U Bein bridge and navigate the channels between Inle Lake’s floating gardens. End on pretty Ngapali Beach with its white sand beach and traditional fishing communities.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO YANGON
Take an overnight flight to Yangon. On arrival transfer to the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a local Burmese restaurant. (D)
DAY 2
YANGON
YANGON
Explore the city with its faded colonial charm. Amble through downtown Yangon to visit Sule Paya and pass by the Independence Monument. Visit Little India and Chinatown with their colourful cacophony of temples and markets and browse the stalls at Bogyoke market. Discover Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its giant reclining Buddha and end the day at the country’s most revered Buddhist temple, Shwedagon Pagoda. (B,L)
Accommodation
Sule Shangri-La
       
DAY 3
YANGON TO MANDALAY
YANGON TO MANDALAY
Fly to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images. Explore the ‘World’s Biggest Book’ at Kuthodaw Pagoda and continue to the grand teak building of Shwenandaw Monastery known for its detailed woodcarving. Watch the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill. (B)
Accommodation
Mandalay Hill Resort
         
DAY 4
MANDALAY
MANDALAY
Cross the river to Sagaing this morning and explore the 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries. Visit the locally frequented Sagaing market before continuing onto Ava to explore the wooden Bagaya Monastery. Take a horse and cart ride through the countryside to get a glimpse of rural life. Stroll across the 200 year old U Bein Bridge and see the fishermen at work in the waters below. (B,L)
DAY 5
MANDALAY TO BAGAN
MANDALAY TO BAGAN
Fly to Nyaung Oo and transfer to the plains of Bagan for a panoramic view of the temples. Explore the most important temples including Shwezigon Pagoda with its golden stupa, Ananda Temple regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country and the highest temple in Bagan, Thatbyinnyu. Ascend an elevated temple to watch the sun set over the plains. (B)
Accommodation
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
     
DAY 6
MT POPA
MT POPA
Drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano and home to a shrine dedicated to the worship of ancient animist spirits. Climb over 700 steps to the summit and admire the magnificent view before returning to Bagan for lunch. (B,L)
DAY 7
BAGAN
BAGAN
This morning enjoy seeing the temples from an alternative vantage point - from a bicycle seat! Take your bicycles out to discover far-flung temples and the local farming communities around them, a great chance to stretch the legs.
DAY 8
BAGAN TO INLE LAKE
BAGAN TO INLE LAKE
Fly to HeHo and drive to Nyaung Shwe. En-route enjoy a brief stop at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery with its collection of Buddha images. Continue to the Red Mountain winery offering spectacular views of the lake and enjoy a tour and tasting. Take a boat out onto the lake and head to the hotel. (B)
Accommodation
Inle Resort & Spa
       
DAY 9
INLE LAKE
INLE LAKE
Board a local boat and head out to explore the lake. See the iconic leg-rowing fishermen with their conical nets and pass by the floating gardens which are anchored to the lake bed with bamboo poles. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake's main sanctuary, with its five sacred Buddha images. Continue on to enjoy an interactive cookery demonstration of regional Danu, Shan and Pa-Oh dishes. Enjoy the fruits of your labours and follow this with a visit to some of the lake's cottage industries including a cheroot factory where the Burmese cigars are all made by hand, an impressive thing to watch. (B,L)
DAY 10
IN DEIN
IN DEIN
Visit the morning market, the perfect place to interact with local Inthar and Shan people. Head to Indein to explore Pa-Oh village and wander around the beautiful Alaung Sitthu area. (B)
DAY 11
INLE LAKE TO NGAPALI BEACH
INLE LAKE TO NGAPALI BEACH
Fly to Thandwe and drive the short distance to Ngapali beach, a quiet stretch of white sand beach with an active fishing community. (B)
Accommodation
Amazing Ngapali Resort
           
DAY 12
NGAPALI BEACH
NGAPALI BEACH
Today is at leisure to relax or explore the long stretch of beach and maybe enjoy a spot of snorkelling. (B)
DAY 13
NGAPALI BEACH
NGAPALI BEACH
Final day at leisure on the beach, there are a host of small islands nearby to explore. (B)
DAY 14
NGAPALI BEACH TO YANGON
NGAPALI BEACH TO YANGON
Fly back to Yangon and transfer to the railway station for a short and leisurely journey on the city's 'circle train'. This trip takes you through the Yangon suburbs and past local communities so is a perfect chance to investigate Burmese life. Disembark and visit the township of Insein with its excellent fresh market which is popular with the locals. Transfer to the city centre and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Accommodation
Sule Shangri-La
       
DAY 15
DEPARTURE
Return to the airport and take the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

15 day tour, from £3995 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur from London Heathrow
  • Domestic flights in Burma
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in four-star hotels with breakfast
  • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver
  • Porter fees at airports & jetties
  • Private motorized boat in Inle Lake 
  • Cooking class in Inle Lake
  • Horse cart tours in Bagan & Ava
  • Local ferry boat for Ava visit
  • Water and refreshing towels on touring days 
 

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Burmese Visa

Tour Route Map


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

Tour Accommodation

Sule Shangri-La
Sule Shangri-La
Sule Shangri-La Hotel
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......
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.......
Amazing Ngapali Resort
Amazing Ngapali Resort
Amazing Ngapali Resort Located on the northern end of Ngapali Beach, Amazing Ngapali Resort is a quiet beachside retreat on the Bay of Bengal. The hotel is just five minutes drive from Thandwe......
Mandalay Hill Resort
Mandalay Hill Resort
Mandalay Hill Resort Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel is an excellent choice for Mandalay. The hotel is home to 208 bedrooms, all tastefully furnished to provide comforts such as complimentary wireless......

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