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Highlights of Myanmar (Burma) & the Far North

20 days from €8,175pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Wander through the colonial remnants in a fast changing Yangon.

  • Cruise alongside the leg rowing fisherman on the waters of Inle Lake.

  • Cruise back in time with an adventure to Katha, Tagaung and the Upper Ayeyarwady.

  • Watch the sunset over Bagan.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Yangon
  • Heho
  • Inle Lake
  • Kalaw
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon


Upon arrival in Yangon you will be met by an Audley representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling in to your accommodation you will have the afternoon free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 3 Yangon


This morning you will join your guide for a interesting walking tour of Yangon's colonial district before having the afternoon free to explore the city's streets and markets. This evening you will accompany your guide to the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset before having some drinks on 19th Street.

Day 4 Yangon


Today you will journey out of the city boundaries and visit Bago and the Htaukkyant Second World War Cemetery.

Day 5 Inle Lake

Yangon , Heho , Inle Lake

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time to meet your flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho you will be met by your guide and transferred to Inle lake where you will check in to your hotel. The evening is free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 6 Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Today you will venture out on to Inle lake for a full day exploration.

Day 7 Kalaw

Inle Lake , Kalaw

This morning you will transfer to Kalaw via the caves at Pindaya.


Day 8 Mandalay

Kalaw , Mandalay

Morning exploring Kalaw before journeying north to Mandalay. Evening free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 9 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Today you will board the RV Katha Pandaw and begin your cruise along the upper Ayeyarwady.

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Day 10 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Today you will visit the charming pottery village of Kyuak-Myuong.

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Day 11 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Take a morning stop at Khanyat before climbing Pagoda Hill and enjoying wonderful views over the Ayeyarwady.

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Day 12 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Arrive at the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell's Burmese Days.

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Day 13 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Visit Kyun Daw village and venture around the countless small pagodas.

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Day 14 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Cruise through the second defile, a dramatic towering gorge.

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Day 15 On-board ship (Mandalay)

On-board ship

Explore the ancient city of Tagaung and its fortifications on foot.

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Day 16 Mandalay


Visit Mingun before disembarking the cruise in Mandalay. Upon arrival in Mandalay you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore the city at your own leisure.

Day 17 Bagan

Mandalay , Bagan

Today you will journey south towards Burma's central plains and the magnificent archaeological site at Bagan. On route you will have the opportunity to stop off at the small township of Pakokku for some refreshments.

Day 19 Bagan

Day 20 International return flight

Bagan , International return flight

Today you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Burma (Myanmar) will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Inle Lake