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Burma Explorer

Private Travel | General interest 19 Days & 16 Nights Lead-in price: £3595 Current prices from: £3595
Go beyond the tourist trail and discover the lesser-visited sights and local Burmese life along the way. Explore villages and markets, pagodas, temples and banyan groves.

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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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Discovery Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Mandalay

(N)

Days 2-4: Mandalay

Arrive and transfer to the Hotel by the Red Canal for a 3-night stay. Explore Mandalay and nearby Amarapura, Inwa, Sagaing and Mingun. (B)

Day 5: Monywa

Drive to Monywa and visit Bawdi Tahtaung, a grove of hundreds of banyan trees interspersed with statues of the Buddha. Stay overnight at the Win Unity Resort. (B, L)

Day 6: Pagan

Drive south to Pakokku and board a boat to Pagan (Bagan). Stay 3 nights at the Aye Yar River View Resort. (B, L)

Days 7-8: Pagan

Optional sunrise balloon ride over Pagan (October to March only; must be booked in advance). Spend 2 days visiting the temples of Pagan with a local expert guide and a private car. (B)

Days 9-10: Fly to Heho • Inle lake

Fly to Heho then transfer to Inle lake. Stay 2 nights at Inle Resort. Take a cruise on the lake to visit markets and villages. (B, L)

Days 11-13: Fly to Rangoon

Fly to Rangoon (Yangon) and transfer to the Sule Shangri-La Hotel for a 3-night stay. Spend 2 days exploring Rangoon, including the Shwedagon pagoda and a ride on the Circular Railway. (B)

Day 14: Bago • Kyaikhtiyo

Drive from Rangoon to Kyaikhtiyo via Bago. Overnight at the Mountain Top Hotel. (B, L)

Day 15: Golden Rock temple • Moulmein

Visit the Golden Rock temple, then drive to Moulmein. Stay 3 nights at Attran Hotel. (B, L, D)

Days 16-17: Moulmein

City tour including Kipling’s Pagoda, made famous by Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘Mandalay’, and explore the surrounding countryside. (B, L, D)

Days 18-19: Fly home

Early morning drive to Rangoon airport for an evening flight home, arriving the next day. (B)

Meal basis:

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

Important information Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

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.

Discovery private tour accommodation

  • Win Unity Resort
    Win Unity Resort

    In a wonderful location next to the Kan Thar Yar Lake, the Win Unity Hotel is built in a contemporary style with some traditional touches. Rooms are in attached twin bungalows set in landscaped gardens, each with air conditioning, satellite television, minibar and spacious veranda. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, restaurant and business centre.

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  • Sule Shangri-La
    Sule Shangri-La

    The Sule Shangri-La is located in the heart of Rangoon (Yangon), a short walk from Sule pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market. The hotel has 270 well-appointed spacious guestrooms and suites with views of the city and a selection of dining outlets serving Asian and international cuisine. Leisure facilities include a spa, fitness centre, sauna and swimming pool.

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  • Inle Resort
    Inle Resort

    Set on the tranquil eastern bank near the entrance to Inle Lake, the Inle Resort is conveniently located for sightseeing. The resort blends traditional Burmese architecture with modern comforts offering well-appointed accommodation. The restaurant serves European, Burmese and local Shan favourites. Marrying the Burmese art of healing and contemporary Western spa treatments, Garden Spa provides a range of holistic therapies. Guest rooms are currently not fully air-conditioned; an electric fan is provided.

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  • Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay
    Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay

    The Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay is a charming boutique hotel located near the centre of Mandalay, set around a small outdoor swimming pool with lush tropical gardens. The hotel's guestrooms are divided across three floors and into four categories, named after four of Burma's major ethnic groups: Kachin, Rakhine, Chin and Shan. Rooms feature traditional arts and crafts. Please note that rooms are approximately 23 sq metres in size and there is no lift at the property. Features: 25 rooms, restaurant, Wi-Fi, fitness room, swimming pool, spa, outdoor terrace. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, coffee & tea facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer.

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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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Dates & prices

BEL2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3595 per person

High season from £3795 per person

 

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.

 
  • • 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

  • Mandalay

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

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  • 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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