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Journey Through Burma
This in depth tour combines Burma’s essential highlights with the lesser visited destinations of Kalaw and Loikaw.
- Style: Private Tour
- Duration: 15 days/14 nights
- Starts in: Mandalay
Guide Price £1944
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Irrawaddy cruise
- Inle Lake
Day 1 Mandalay
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Sagaing, Ava & Amarapura
Enjoy a full day tour of the former capitals. Visit the spectacular pagodas and monasteries at Sagaing, explore the remains of Ava’s Royal Palace and fort by horse and cart and finish the day with the famous U Bein Bridge at Amarapura.
Day 3 Mandalay
Head to the jade market where merchants from China, India and Thailand come to trade. Next, visit Mahamuni Pagoda home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images. Finish the day at the top of Mandalay Hill for magnificent sunset views.
Day 4 Mandalay to Bagan
During Oct - Mar board the RV Panorama day cruise to Bagan which departs 3 times a week. This 10 hour journey gives an insight into life on the Irrawaddy River. From Apr - Sep drive 5 hours to Bagan. End your day at a vantage point with views over Bagan’s spectacular temple-strewn plains.
Day 5 Bagan
Head to an elevated spot for a panoramic view over Bagan. Visit a selection of these incredible monuments before enjoying a horse-drawn cart ride through the magical landscape.
Day 6 Bagan
Explore Bagan’s temples and villages by bike before an afternoon at leisure.
Day 7 Bagan to Kalaw
Fly to Heho and visit Pindaya cave temple packed with thousands of Buddha statues en route to Kalaw.
Day 8 Kalaw to Inle Lake
Drive to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp to spend some time with these fascinating creatures. After lunch continue to Inle Lake. Climb aboard a private motorised longboat and enjoy the fabulous scenery as you pass traditional stilted villages and floating gardens.
Day 9 Inle Lake
This morning visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Later head to the Red Mountain Estate Winery to enjoy wine tasting accompanied by beautiful rural views.
Day 10 Inle Lake
Visit a bustling morning market then take a boat ride along a scenic canal to explore the incredible temple complex at Indein.
Day 11 Inle Lake to Loikaw
Set off early on a 3 hour boat journey to Sagar and visit its 108 sunken stupas which sit partially underwater for a few months during the year. Continue to Loikaw and visit Taung Kwe Pagoda, perched on top of a rock formation.
Day 12 Loikaw
Out in the countryside enjoy a 2 hour walk through local villages where you have a unique chance to interact with the Padaung tribe of long neck women, renowned for the many brass neck rings they wear.
Day 13 Loikaw to Rangoon (Yangon)
Fly to Rangoon. Board the local ‘circle train’ for a fascinating insight into life in the city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure then finish your day with a trip to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 14 Rangoon
Today take a short ferry ride across the river to Dhala for a trishaw ride around this small town. On your return, stroll past the city’s colonial landmarks to the famous Bogyoke Market and stop at a local tea shop.
Day 15 Rangoon
Transfer to the airport.
Additional Options:It is easy to tailor our suggested itineraries to suit you; whether you want to upgrade your hotels or add in extra time to relax. We also offer a range of experiences that can be added into any of our tours. Why not take in a hot air balloon ride over Bagan or join a cooking class near Kalaw?
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver and private guides
- Flights & boats as detailed
- 14 nights hotel accommodation
- 14 breakfasts & 11 lunches
- International flights
Please Note:Price based on Standard accommodation; prices for upgraded accommodation options available on request.
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