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 to Mandalay, via Bangkok, with
Thai Airways. (N)
Arrive in Mandalay and transfer to Mandalay
Hill Resort for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to
Mahamuni pagoda, then on to Amarapura to
visit the Mahagandayon monastery, ending with
sunset at U Bein bridge. Welcome dinner. (D)
Morning visit of Mandalay Palace and its fort,
followed by a full-day trip to Maymyo (Pyin Oo
Lwin), a former British hill station. Take a horsedrawn
carriage to see grand colonial houses,
and visit a local market. Lunch is at the Club
Terrace in Maymyo, followed by a visit to the
National Kandawgyi Gardens. (B, L)
Cross the river to Sagaing Hill to visit the
pagodas. Cross back 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 (or similar)
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 villages, gardens and temples around the lake.
Stay 2 nights at the Amata Garden Resort (or
similar). (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Indein village. Tour the pagoda
complex here with its hundreds of stupas.
Afterwards, drive into the Shan hills for wine
tasting at Red Mountain Estate. (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Rangoon, then visit the
Kalaywatawya monastery. Continue to the city
via a stop outside Aung San Suu Kyi’s gated
home, and on to the Chatrium Hotel (or similar)
for a 2-night stay. (B)
Visit Shwedagon pagoda, then take a walking
tour of the downtown area. See the reclining
Buddha and the National Museum, then end
the day with afternoon tea at the Belmond
Governor’s Residence. Farewell dinner at Le
Planteur. (B, D)
Optional visit to the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott)
market. 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.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Typically based in 4-star
The itinerary above applies only to
departures from October 2016 onwards. For
January to March 2016, the itinerary includes
the same excursions, but is one day longer and
begins in Rangoon instead of Mandalay.
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.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6786
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BTL2016: 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...