Burma (Myanmar) has a rich cultural
heritage and a long, eventful history.
This journey visits the highlights of this
diverse country, beginning in Mandalay
then on to the thousands of pagodas in
ancient Pagan (Bagan). Visit beautiful
Inle lake, famous for its floating villages
and gardens, and the leg-rowers of the
Intha tribe, before finishing in the former
royal capital of Rangoon (Yangon).
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Mandalay via Bangkok with Thai
Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to Mandalay
Hill Resort for 2 nights, via a visit to the
Mahamuni pagoda. At dusk drive out to U Bein
Bridge to watch the sunset. Welcome dinner. (D)
Morning visit to Mandalay Palace, followed by a full-day trip to Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin), a
former British hill station. Take a horse-drawn
carriage to see grand colonial houses and a local
market. Lunch is at the Club Terrace in Maymyo,
followed by a visit to the National Kandawgyi
Gardens. Optional evening performance at the
Myanmar Marionettes Theatre. (B, L)
Cross the river to visit the pagodas of Sagaing
Hill, then return to visit the ancient royal capital
of Inwa (Ava) and take a horse-drawn carriage
to visit the Bagayar monastery, before flying to
Nyaung U. On arrival, transfer to the Aye Yar River
View Resort in Pagan (Bagan), for 3 nights. (B, L)
Optional sunrise balloon ride over Pagan
(October to March only. Must be booked in
advance). Full-day tour of Pagan, including
the Ananda, Dhammayangyi and Htilominlo
Full-day tour of Pagan, including Shwezigon
pagoda, Lawkananda and Dhammayazika
temples. End the day with a sunset cruise on the
Irrawaddy river. (B)
Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Inle lake.
In the afternoon, take a tour of the floating
gardens, pagodas and visit a craft village. Stay
2 nights at the Amata Garden Resort. (B, L, D)
Morning boat journey to the village of Indein,
home to the Paoh people, where you will visit
the Indein pagoda complex that consists of
hundreds of small stupas. Afternoon at leisure.
(B, L, D)
Morning flight to Rangoon (Yangon), then visit
the Kalaywatawya monastery. Continue to the
city via a stop outside the stateswoman Aung
San Suu Kyi’s gated home and the reclining
Buddha statue, and on to the Chatrium Hotel
for a 2-night stay. (B)
Visit Shwedagon pagoda, then take a walking
tour of the downtown area, including Sule
pagoda, Theingyi market and the National
Museum. Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly
back to London via Bangkok. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Due to a restricted domestic
flight schedule in Burma, the journey involves
a number of early morning flights and requires
check in at least one hour prior to departure.
Typically based in 4-star
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 3930 5233
or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
On the eastern side of Inle Lake, the Amata Garden Resort offers 60 de luxe rooms with views over the lake or to the beautiful Shan hills. The buildings are set in 10 hectares of landscaped gardens, with access by road and lake. Resort facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa and business centre with internet...
The Aye Yar River View Resort occupies the prime site of the banks of the Irrawaddy river and Pagan’s architectural zone. The resort is built in a traditional Burmese style and offers 110 beautifully appointed rooms and suites situated in 4 hectares of tropical gardens. Guest facilities include a restaurant offering Burmese, Chinese and Thai food, a bar, spa and swimming...
Located along the western shore of Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake in the heart of Rangoon, the Chatrium Hotel is a modern hotel offering comfortable accommodation with views of the city, Shwedagon Pagoda or the lake. There is a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a bar and lounge and a selection of restaurants serving Asian and Western...
Mandalay Hill Resort lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas, the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in warm colours and fitted with modern amenities. Facilities include a selection of restaurants and bars, an extensive spa, swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
BTL2018: 9 Nights
The choice of hotel on the river and the outside restaurant was just magical. There was so much to see with the temples and pagodas.Mrs Jacqueline Ettenfield
The chance to see Burma at at time when the tourist industry is in its infancy was a great opportunity and experience. The people, sights and cuisine were fabulous.Mr Andrew Phillips
Our local guide was quite exceptional. His extensive knowledge and enthusiasm was key.Mrs Rosemary Gould
For me, the most inspirational part of my holiday was the hot air balloon flight over Bagan - it was brilliant and I would encourage everyone to book this. Balloons over Bagan provided excellent service and the whole experience is one I will never forget. Ms Karen Hendy
Situated in the dry central plains of Burma on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy)...
One of Burma's top five tourist destinations, scenic Inle Lake lies in Shan State and is...
Located on the wide bend of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Mandalay is Burma's second...
Burma's former capital and its biggest city, Rangoon (Yangon) is a relatively young city...