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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
  • Vegetable market at Nyaung Oo in Bagan
  • Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Htilominlo in Bagan
  • Buffalo mill seen near Bagan
  • 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)
  • Typical Burmese lunch
  • Mandalay Palace and Fort surrounded by moat
  • Teak monastery in Mandalay
  • Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay
  • 3.8 metre tall seated Buddha image at Mahamuni paya in Mandalay
  • Gold leaf workshop in Mandalay
  • Mandalay Hill Resort
  • Mandalay Hill Resort
  • Mandalay Hill Resort
  • Mandalay Hill Resort
  • U Bein bridge near Mandalay
  • U Bein bridge near Mandalay
  • Bagaya Kyaung teak monastery at Inwa (Ava)
  • Stupas and pagodas at Sagaing overlooking Irrawaddy river
  • Candacraig hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • National Kandawgyi Gardens at in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
  • 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
  • Long-tail boat on Inle lake
  • Phaung Daw Oo Paya monastery on Inle Lake
  • Floating gardens on Inle Lake
  • Inle lake
  • Fishing on Inle lake
  • One of the five-day markets on Inle lake
  • Fish for sale at a five-day market on Inle lake
  • Inle Lake View Resort
  • Inle Lake View Resort
  • Inle Lake View Resort
  • Circular train in Yangon
  • Circular train in Yangon
  • Savoy hotel in Yangon
  • Savoy hotel in Yangon
  • Savoy hotel in Yangon
  • Savoy hotel in Yangon

Luxury Highlight Tour of Burma (Myanmar)

Our Luxury 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 and visit elephant sanctuary at Green Hill Valley.

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 the best available 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 Yangon
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £2,295 (US$2,995 or €2,595) 2021 - £2,295 (US$2,995 or €2,595)
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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 Yangon.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Burma visa.
  • 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.
  • Balloon ride in Bagan.
  • 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 1st to 12th 2020
  • January 29th to February 9th 2020
  • February 26th to March 8th 2020
  • October 28th to November 8th 2020
  • December 2nd to 13th 2020
  • January 6th to 17th 2021
  • January 27th to February 7th 2021
  • January 27th to February 7th 2021
  • February 24th to March 7th 2021
  • October 27th to November 7th 2021
  • December 1st to 12th 2021

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival Yangon. Overnight at Savoy Hotel. 
  • Day 2Sightseeing Yangon. Overnight at Savoy Hotel. 
  • Day 3Fly to Heho, drive to Kalaw. Overnight at Amara Mountain Resort. 
  • Day 4Day visit to the elephants at Green Hill Valley (by car or walking for 2 hours). Overnight at Amara Mountain Resort. 
  • Day 5Drive to Inle Lake via Red Mountain vineyard for lunch. Overnight at Inle Lake View Resort. 
  • Day 6Day boat trip to Sankar in the far south of Inle Lake. Overnight at Inle Lake View Resort. 
  • Day 7Fly to Bagan, afternoon sightseeing. Overnight at Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort. 
  • Day 8Option sunrise balloon ride over Bagan. Explore temples of Bagan. Overnight at Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort. 
  • Day 9Day river cruise to Mandalay on Shwe Keinnery or the Malikha. Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort. 
  • Day 10Sightseeing in Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort. 
  • Day 11Sightseeing in Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura for U- Bein bridge. Overnight at Mandalay Hill Resort. 
  • Day 12Drive to Mandalay airport for your flight back home 
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