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The Golden Land of Burma

Group Tour | General interest 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2,595 Current prices from: £2,595
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).

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Welcome barbecue dinner & Burmese cultural show at Kinsana Garden restaurant at the Mandalay Hill Resort
  • Cocktail & sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy river
  • Two full days to explore the magnificent temples of Pagan
  • Lunch at the Club Terrace in the former British hill station of Maymyo
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 10 people (max 26)

Inle Lake

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2679 3086 3290 3086 2781 2781 2679 2781 2781 2577 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 1864 1966 2068 2068 2068 1966 1864 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 8 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 30 131 492 2008 2158 2359 26911 2409 1797 763 151
Rainy Days 3 2 2 6 15 19 22 23 19 13 7 3
Humidity VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalaw

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2781 2984 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 1254 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1763 1559 1254 846
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 50 120 492 2048 2419 26610 28511 25610 2128 843 151
Rainy Days 3 2 2 6 15 19 22 23 19 13 7 3
Humidity VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mandalay

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3290 3697 38100 3799 3493 3493 3391 3391 3290 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 2068 2475 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2475 2068 1559
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 20 10 371 1406 1235 743 1305 1556 1777 392 70
Rainy Days 1 1 1 3 10 9 9 11 12 9 4 1
Humidity L M VH VH E VH VH VH VH VH H L
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2781 2984 2882 2679 2577 2577 2679 2577 2373 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 1152 1661 1864 1966 1966 1966 1966 1661 1254 745
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 70 120 622 2419 2399 1887 25710 25310 2028 934 191
Rainy Days 1 1 2 4 11 11 11 13 12 9 5 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Moulmein

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3595 3290 2984 2882 2882 3086 3188 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 2068 2373 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 9 7 5 5 5 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 80 110 622 50620 90336 111744 124149 66626 2028 331 131
Rainy Days 1 1 2 5 18 27 28 29 22 14 4 1
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2882 2984 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Ngapali Beach

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3290 3391 3493 3391 3086 2984 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1864 2272 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2068 1559
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 9 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 10 10 171 28211 120347 132452 128551 57022 2018 663 80
Rainy Days 0 0 0 2 14 26 29 28 21 12 5 1
Humidity M H H VH VH H H H H VH H H
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2882 3086 3086 2984 2882 2984 2984 2984 2781

Pagan (Bagan)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3290 3697 38100 3697 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 2068 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2068 1661
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 4 3 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 10 50 141 944 954 492 954 1305 1024 381 80
Rainy Days 1 1 2 3 12 17 19 20 16 9 4 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH H
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Rangoon (Yangon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3595 3697 3799 3391 3086 3086 3086 3086 3290 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2272 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 1966
Sunshine hours 9 10 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 20 60 171 30712 56722 57723 62425 38115 2068 622 70
Rainy Days 0 1 1 2 17 28 31 30 24 12 4 1
Humidity VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Private & tailor-made travel:

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak to a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Day 1: Fly to Mandalay via Bangkok

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mandalay via Bangkok with Thai Airways. (N)

Day 2: Mandalay

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)

Day 3: Maymyo

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)

Day 4: Fly to Nyaung U • Pagan

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)

Day 5: Pagan temple visits

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 temples. (B)

Day 6: Pagan temple visits

Full-day tour of Pagan, including Shwezigon pagoda, Lawkananda and Dhammayazika temples. End the day with a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy river. (B)

Day 7: Fly to Heho • Inle lake

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)

Day 8: Inle lake

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)

Day 9: Fly to Rangoon

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)

Day 10: Rangoon

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)

Day 11: Fly to London via Bangkok

Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly back to London via Bangkok. (B)

Day 12: London

Morning arrival. (N)

Meal Basis:

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

Important information

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 temples. (B)

Internal flights:

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.

Superior tour:

Typically based in 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Private & tailor-made travel:

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak to a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Mandalay Hill Resort
    Mandalay Hill Resort

    Mandalay Hill Resort lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill, with views of the Royal Palace walls and the city beyond. Guestrooms and suites are spacious, decorated in warm colours and fitted with modern amenities. The garden, pool and spa area are beautifully designed and maintained, and an ideal place to escape the city. Between October and March traditional dance performances with accompanying barbecue dinners are held at the Kinsana Garden Theatre within the hotel grounds. Features: 208 rooms, 2 restaurants, lounge bar, cafe, spa, outdoor pool with pool bar, fitness centre, tennis court, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Minibar, safe, air conditioning, hairdryer, coffee & tea facilities, television.

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  • Aye Yar River View Resort
    Aye Yar River View Resort

    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 pool.

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  • Amata Garden Resort
    Amata Garden Resort

    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 access.

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Dates & prices

BTL2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2,695 per person

High season from £2,895 per person

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
10 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020 £2,595 £0 £525 Reserve
7 Feb 2020 - 18 Feb 2020 £2,595 £0 £525 Tour Cancelled
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • Average group size - 10 people (max 26)
    • International & internal flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Welcome & farewell dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/burma/pagan
  • Pagan

    Situated in the dry central plains of Burma on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy)...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/burma/inle-lake
  • Inle Lake

    One of Burma's top five tourist destinations, scenic Inle Lake lies in Shan...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/burma/rangoon-yangon
  • Rangoon (Yangon)

    Burma's former capital and its biggest city, Rangoon (Yangon) is a relatively young city...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/far-east/burma/mandalay
  • Mandalay

    Located on the wide bend of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Mandalay is Burma's second...

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