Day by Day
- Outbound Flight
- Train Journey
- Return Flight
Depart from London on the late morning Thai Airways flight.
Connect in Bangkok straight on to Mandalay. On arrival in Mandalay you will be met at the airport by a private car and an English speaking guide. Enjoy time at leisure after your long haul flight and then in the afternoon you head out on to the river to Mingun, a wonderfully atmospheric trip to an old village which houses the largest uncracked bell in the world. Sail back at sunset and enjoy a cold drink as you watch the sun set from the boat.
A fascinating and diverse day spent discovering Mandalay's various sights and attractions. At the end of the day you will be taken up to Mandalay Hill for a view over the surrounding plains at sunset.
Spend the day exploring the ancient cities of Ava and Amarapura.
From Mandalay you will be driven east to Maymyo where you can enjoy a stroll around the botanical gardens in this former British Hill Station.
From Maymyo you head further east to Hsipaw, crossing the scenic pass at Goteik on the railway. Arrive in Hsipaw mid afternoon and relax for the rest of the day or take a stroll through town.
This morning you head out into the countryside on foot, taking in a few local villages and some lovely scenery. In the afternoon you jump in a small local boat for a trip on the local river.
You return to Mandalay by road today and have one more night there before moving on. Later in the day you will visit the charming religious communities at Sagaing Hills.
Day 9Mandalay - On-board ship
You will be taken to the riverside this morning to board the ship for your one night cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Pagan.
Day two of the cruise and you arrive into Pagan and disembark after breakfast. You then have a full day exploring the majestic temples of Bagan with your guide.
Today has been left free to explore the temples of Bagan under your own steam if you wish (bikes can be hired at the hotel) or perhaps you'd prefer to relax by the pool.
Take a short flight to Heho this morning and on arrival you will be collected from the airport and transferred to Pindaya where you will stay in the charming Pindaya Inle Inn. Spend the afternoon exploring the local area.
Day 13Pindaya - Nyaung Shwe
Enjoy a walk around the local area and visit the famous caves on the edge of town. Then it's a short drive to Inle Lake.
Day 14Inle Lake - Nyaung Shwe
Explore Inle Lake by boat, witnessing the unique leg rowers of this area.
Day 15Inle Lake - Nyaung Shwe
Spend the day enjoying some wonderful trekking through the countryside.
A short flight takes you to the former colonial capital, Rangoon. After lunch you will be given a private tour of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. You then head down to 19th Street where you can enjoy some refreshment with the locals before heading back to your hotel for dinner.
Day 17Rangoon (Yangon) - Rangoon
Mid morning you will be taken on a fascinating trip on the circle train that weaves its way through the city, giving you chance to witness the daily lives of the local people. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Rangoon's colonial past, using the many colonial buildings as the focal point of the narrative.
A morning flight takes you back to Bangkok where you pick up your flight back to London. You arrive into London in the early evening.