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Burma Classic Tour - All Corners of the Country

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Prepare to discover the most incredible highlights of Myanmar on this 3 week journey! From the ancient royal capital of Mandalay, to the majestic Inle Lake, to the white sandy beaches and colourful underwater world of Ngapali, immerse yourself in the rich culture of this magnificent country while making your way through bustling cities, pagodas, temples and remot...

Prepare to discover the most incredible highlights of Myanmar on this 3 week journey! From the ancient royal capital of Mandalay, to the majestic Inle Lake, to the white sandy beaches and colourful underwater world of Ngapali, immerse yourself in the rich culture of this magnificent country while making your way through bustling cities, pagodas, temples and remote rural villages. The perfect itinerary for those looking to combine exploration with a dash of relaxation.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon

Welcome to Myanmar! 

Your first activity is a walking tour, followed by watching the sunset at The Strand. 
Overnight in Yangon.

Visited:
Yangon
Accomodation
Night at Chatrium Hôtel, Deluxe (Yangon)

Day 2: Pagodas, Parks and Tea

Enjoy a circular train ride in Yangon.

En route, stop off to visit Kyaukhtagyi Pagoda, a local tea shop,  Kandawgyi Park, Karaweik Hall, Shwedagon Pagoda and China Town.

Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Yangon
Accomodation
Night at Chatrium Hôtel, Deluxe (Yangon)

Day 3: Bagan: The old city of Myanmar

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bagan.

Head to the city's most significant pagodas, followed by Ananda Temple, Manuha Temple, and Thatbyinnyu Pagoda.

Boat ride at sunset along the Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Bagan.

Breakfast Included 

Visited:
Yangon Bagan
Accomodation
Night at hotel Areindamar (Bagan)

Day 4: Nyaung Oo Market

Optional: hot air balloon ride over Bagan at sunrise.
Then, it's on to the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market.
In the afternoon, take a trip to a traditional lacquer workshop.
Continue on to visit the rest of Bagan's famous pagodas.
Horse cart ride at sunset, and overnight in Bagan.​

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Bagan
Accomodation
Night at hotel Areindamar (Bagan)

Day 5: The Village of Pakokku

Boat trip to Pakokku, stopping off at villages en route to learn about rural culture.

Transfer to Monywa, a characteristic Burmese town on the eastern banks of the Chindwin River. 

Overnight in Monywa.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Bagan Pakokku Monywa
Accomodation
Win Unity (Monywa)

Day 6: Explore Mandalay City

Depart from Monywa and drive to Mandalay.

On the way, visit Powintaung, Shwe Ba Taung, Thanboddhay, and Bodithataung.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Monywa Mandalay
Accomodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 7: Getting to know Mandalay

Visit the city's pagodas and famous sites, such as Mahamuni, Kyauktawgyi, Sandamuni then Mandalay Hill at sunset.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Breakfast Included

Visited:
Mandalay
Accomodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 8: 600 Pagodas and Monasteries

Head to your Mandalay jetty for a boat ride to Mingun.

Continue across the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing, home to 600 ivory coloured pagodas and monasteries.

On to Ava, then overnight in Mandalay. 

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Mingun Mandalay
Accomodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 9: Pyin Oo Lwin, the Flower City

Transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin, the 'Flower City.'

Spend the day exploring the local scenery.

Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Meals: Breakfast included

Accomodation
Governor's Aureum Palace Resort (Pyin Oo Lwin)

Day 10: Train ride above the valley

Train from Mandalay to Lashio (2:30pm).
The train departs from Gokteik Bridge, 300m above the valley.
Picnic lunch on the train.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.​

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Pyin Oo Lwin Gokteik Mandalay
Accomodation
Night at Notte al Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)

Day 11: Heho to Pindaya

Flight to Heho.

Transfer on to Pindaya, then you have free time to explore the city.

Overnight in Pindaya.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Mandalay Heho Pindaya
Accomodation
Inle Inn Conqueror (Pindaya)

Day 12: Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, and from there to Inle Lake by boat.

Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and a local workshop.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Nyaung Shwe Inle Lake Inle Lake
Accomodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 13: The Pa-Oh Village of Indein

Visit the lake's morning market.

Set sail down a small canal to the Pa-Oh village of Indein (1 hour), on the western part of the lake.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Inle Lake Pa-Oh Inle Lake
Accomodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 14: Thalae Oo Village ​Expedition

Excursion to experience agricultural life of the Inle Lake area.

Take the scenic route through Thalae U, a typical lake-shore village.

Continue to Alae Myaung Village, where the residents grow an abundance of vegetables. 

Continue sightseeing by boat.

Overnight on Inle lake.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Inle Lake Thalae U Myaung Inle Lake
Accomodation
Pristine Lotus Resort (Inle Lake)

Day 15: Ngapali Beach

Flight to Thandwe.

Proceed by car to Ngapali, one of the most beautiful beaches in South East Asia! 

Overnight in Ngapali.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Inle Lake Thandwe Ngapali
Accomodation
Night at Jade Marina Resort and Spa (Ngapali)

Day 16: Explore an Underwater World

Free time to enjoy the beach.

Try a bike ride to a local village, discover the marine life on a boat, or a snorkel trip.

 Overnight in Ngapali.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Ngapali
Accomodation
Night at Jade Marina Resort and Spa (Ngapali)

Day 17: Down time on the Beach

Free time to relax on the beach!
Overnight in Ngapali.​

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Ngapali
Accomodation
Night at Jade Marina Resort and Spa (Ngapali)

Day 18: Cycle to a Local Village

Another day to soak up the sun and relax by the sea.

Why not set off on a bike ride to a nearby village to learn about the local way of life?

Overnight in Ngapali.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Ngapali
Accomodation
Night at Jade Marina Resort and Spa (Ngapali)

Day 19: Final Day in Paradise

Make the most out of your final day to put your feet up at the beach, or explore the local area.

Overnight in Ngapali.

Meals: Breakfast included

Visited:
Ngapali
Accomodation
Night at Jade Marina Resort and Spa (Ngapali)

Day 20: Back To Yangon

Flight back to Yangon.
Free time for the rest of the day. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Yangon
Accomodation
Night at Chatrium Hôtel, Deluxe (Yangon)

Day 21: The End Of The Tour

Depart from Yangon.
We hope you had an incredible time!

Meals: Breakfast included 

Visited:
Yangon

Yangon Bagan Pakokku Monywa Mandalay Mingun Pyin Oo Lwin Gokteik Heho Pindaya Nyaung Shwe Inle Lake Inle Lake Pa-Oh Thalae U Myaung Thandwe Ngapali

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £3,230 / 21 days
Excluding international flights
For 2 For 4 Single Supplement
Price per Person from October 1st to April 30th £3,220 £2,990 £1,840

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on shared twin room basis with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Domestic airfares
  • Local English speaking station guides (different guides in each destination – one guide per town) according to the program
  • Ground transportation with air conditioned vehicle (where available) with drivers on touring days
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program (except camera fees)
  • Private motorized boat on Inle Lake
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days

Not included in price:

  • International airfare
  • Early check in and late check out from hotel
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • Tour options (quoted separately)
  • Transfer for dinners if meals are not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry etc.)
  • Peak season surcharges (Myanmar Water Festival, Christmas, New Year, etc.)
  • Christmas and New Year compulsory dinner supplement (TBA at time of booking)
  • Early check in and late check out from hotel
  • Tips for guides, driver and other suppliers
  • Any other services/items not mentioned in inclusions

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