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  • Golden Swedagon Pagoda temple in Yangon
  • Golden Swedagon Pagoda temple in Yangon
  • Bogyoke Aung San market in Yangon formerly known as Scott Market
  • Old British colonial riverfront buildings at Strand Road
  • Temples and pagodas of Bagan
  • Horse drawn cart in Bagan
  • Dhammajangyi in Bagan
  • Htilominlo in Bagan
  • Vegetable market at Nyaung Oo in Bagan
  • Buffalo mill seen on the way to Mount Popa
  • Typical Burmese lunch
  • Hot air balloon over Bagan (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • Hot air balloon over Bagan (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • View of Bagan from hot air balloon (credit: Christopher Birrell)
  • Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan
  • Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan
  • Thazin Garden Hotel in Bagan
  • Mandalay Palace and Fort surrounded by moat
  • Shwenandaw teak monastery in Mandalay
  • Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay
  • 3.8 metre tall seated Buddha image at Mahamuni paya in Mandalay
  • Monks in Mandalay
  • Gold leaf workshop in Mandalay
  • Hotel Ayeyarwaddy River View in Mandalay
  • Hotel Ayeyarwaddy River View in Mandalay
  • Hotel Ayeyarwaddy River View in Mandalay
  • U Bein bridge near Mandalay
  • U Bein bridge near Mandalay
  • Stupas and pagodas at Sagaing overlooking Irrawaddy river
  • Bagaya Kyaung teak monastery at Inwa (Ava)
  • Candacraig hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • National Kandawgyi Gardens at in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • Pindaya cave
  • Golden Buddhas in Pindaya cave
  • Pindaya Inle Inn in Pindaya
  • Pindaya Inle Inn in Pindaya
  • Pindaya Inle Inn in Pindaya
  • Red mountain vineyard at Nyaungshwe near Inle Lake
  • Wine tasting at Red mountain vineyard at Nyaungshwe near Inle Lake
  • Leg rowing on Inle Lake
  • Intha woman on Inle Lake
  • Jumping cats at Nga Phe Kyaung monastery
  • Long-tail boat on Inle lake
  • Phaung Daw Oo Paya monastery on Inle Lake
  • Floating gardens on Inle Lake
  • Fishing on Inle lake
  • Inle lake
  • One of the five-day markets on Inle lake
  • Fish for sale at one of the five-day markets on Inle lake
  • Golden Island Cottages Thale U on Inle lake
  • Golden Island Cottages Thale U on Inle lake
  • Golden Island Cottages Thale U on Inle lake
  • Golden Island Cottages Thale U on Inle lake
  • Circular train in Yangon
  • Circular train in Yangon

Highlights Tour of Burma (Myanmar)

Our Highlights Tour of Burma is a journey around this fascinating country to see the main "must see" places of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. You will also visit the former British hill station at Kalaw.

With this trip you will have time to explore the most fabled sights of Burma including the thousand temples of Bagan; the former capital of Mandalay and watch the sunset at U-Bein Bridge. At Inle Lake you take a long-tail boat to the hotel and along the way you are likely to see the famous leg-rowing fishermen and the floating gardens. In Yangon you will see the glittering Shwedagon pagoda and the colonial buildings from British times.

Throughout this itinerary you stay at mid-level hotels carefully selected and inspected by us.

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements from hotel accommodation to excursions to length of time available for your holiday.

You have the option to join one of our fixed date departures or to have a private tour tailored to dates that suit you.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Burma
  • Holiday Type: Cultural Tours
  • Duration: 12 days from Mandalay
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2019 - £1,750 (US$2,295 or €1,995) 2020 - £1,750 (US$2,295 or €1,995)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal travel in private car or minibus with driver.
  • Private transfers including airport collections.
  • Sightseeing with Burmese cultural guides and private vehicle.
  • Twin share rooms at all locations.
  • Breakfast (B) only at all places on itinerary apart from Breakfast (B) & Lunch (L) on boat ride to Bagan and for day trip to elephant camp from Kalaw
  • Rubberised luggage tags posted to you before departure.
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Burma Pre Trip Information" notes.

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Mandalay and Yangon.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Burma visa.
  • Balloon ride in Bagan
  • Lunch and evening meals at all places on itinerary apart from lunch included on boat ride to Bagan and for day trip to elephant camp from Kalaw.
  • Tips (guidance on amounts included in our "Burma Pre Trip Information" notes).
  • Other items not listed in "What is included".
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Trip Grade Easy

Trip Grade Easy

Suitability: most people in good health.

1) Walking times: transport by private vehicle with driver to various places of interest then sightseeing on foot at each location.

2) Altitude: usually less than 3,000m.

3) Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.

4) Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.

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Trip Dates

  • January 2nd to 13th 2019
  • January 30th to February 10th 2019
  • February 27th to March 10th 2019
  • October 30th to November 10th 2019
  • December 4th to 15th 2019

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival to Mandalay. Overnight at Ayeyarwaddy River View. 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Mandalay. Overnight at Ayeyarwaddy River View. 
  • Day 3Day trip to Amarapura for U Bein’s bridge, visit Inwa and Sagaing. Overnight at Ayeyarwaddy River View. 
  • Day 4Day river cruise to Bagan on Shwe Keinnery or the Malikha. Overnight at Thazin Garden Hotel. 
  • Day 5Sightseeing in Bagan. Overnight at Thazin Garden Hotel. 
  • Day 6Fly to Heho, drive to Kalaw. Overnight at Pine Hill Resort. 
  • Day 7Day visit to the elephant sanctuary at Green Hill Valley. Overnight at Pine Hill Resort. 
  • Day 8Drive to Inle Lake and boat trip to hotel. Overnight at Golden Island Cottages Thale U. 
  • Day 9Day boat trip to Sankar in the far south of Inle Lake. Overnight at Golden Island Cottages Thale U. 
  • Day 10Fly to Yangon, afternoon sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel M. 
  • Day 11Sightseeing in Yangon. Overnight at Hotel M. 
  • Day 12Fly back home 
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