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Burma in Style - Private Journey

Private  |  13 Days / 10 Nights
from £3325
This luxury Private Journey uses the best hotels available in Burma (Myanmar), starting at arguably the country’s best hotel, the Governor’s Residence in Rangoon, a teak mansion from the 1920s. Cruise in style between Mandalay and Pagan in the RV Paukan, beautifully furnished in a colonial style with impeccable service on board. Taste some fine cuisine by the peaceful Irrawaddy river, and in the refined dining rooms of the gourmet Le Planteur restaurant.
  • Luxury 4- and 5-star accommodation, including the Governor’s Residence in Rangoon (Yangon)
  • Cruise between Mandalay and Pagan (Bagan) on the RV Paukan boutique river cruiser
  • Exquisite modern European and Indochinese fine dining at Le Planteur restaurant
  • Enjoy dinner on the banks of Irrawaddy river or by a temple in Pagan

Day 1 – To Rangoon: Fly from London to Rangoon, via Bangkok, with Thai Airways. (N)

Day 2 – Rangoon: Arrive in Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, and transfer to the Governor’s Residence for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3 – Rangoon: Morning excursion to Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Kandawgyi Lake. Afternoon visit to Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, and walk from Sule Pagoda to the Rangoon riverfront. End the day at the Governor’s Residence for high tea. (B, L)

Day 4 – To Mandalay: Early morning flight to Mandalay. On arrival, visit Mandalay Palace and its fort. Afternoon tour of Mandalay’s temples, including Kuthodaw Paya and Shwenandaw Kyaung. Sunset at Mandalay Hill followed by dinner and a cultural show. Stay 2 nights at Mandalay Hill Resort (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Mandalay: In the morning, take a tour of the ancient royal capital of Inwa by horsecart. Afternoon tour of Amarapura’s temples and handicraft workshops. End the day with a boat trip on Taungthaman Lake to watch the sunset at U Bein Bridge. Optional visit to a night market in the evening. (B, L)

Day 6 – Irrawaddy river cruise: Today, embark on the beautiful RV Paukan for a 2-night cruise to Pagan. Afternoon visit to Mingun Paya complex. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Sagaing & Yandabo: Continue cruising downstream to visit Sagaing, home to hundreds of monasteries and nunneries, and Yandabo, a village that specialises in pottery, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826. Cruise all day and moor overnight near a river village. (B, L, D)

Day 8 – To Pagan: Disembark in Pagan in the morning. Transfer to the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Hotel (or similar) for a 3-night stay. Visit a local family for a cooking demonstration followed by lunch. (B, L)

Day 9 – Pagan: Optional sunrise balloon ride over Pagan (October to March only, must be booked in advance). Full-day tour of Pagan including Pagan Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple and other temples off the beaten track. Dinner on the banks of Irrawaddy river or by a temple. (B, D)

Day 10 – Pagan: Day at leisure in Pagan with a guide and driver at your disposal or take an optional day trip to Mount Popa. (B)

Day 11 – To Rangoon: In the morning, fly to Rangoon and visit the National Museum. Farewell dinner at Le Planteur. Stay overnight at the Governor’s Residence. (B, D)

Day 12 – To London: Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly back to London, via Bangkok. (B)

Day 13 – London: Morning arrival in London. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Domestic flights: Due to the restricted domestic flight schedule in Burma, this journey involves a number of early morning flights and requires check in at least one hour prior to departure.


For information on flight upgrades and regional connections please call 0845 527 8174.