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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
Available on request.
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
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
BTL2020: 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
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