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Superior Private Tour in brief

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 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.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2495 per person

High season from £2795 per person


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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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Pagan

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

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  • Inle Lake

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

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  • Rangoon (Yangon)

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

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  • Mandalay

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

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