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Burma (Myanmar) trip ideas

Burma (Myanmar) trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Travelling to Burma can present a number of challenges, including a shortage of accommodation in some areas, and our specialists' local knowledge and expertise is invaluable when planning a holiday to this mystical country. Having travelled the length and breadth of Burma to seek out new ways of seeing the country's highlights as well as its lesser-known attractions, our team can advise on the complexities of travelling to remote areas, providing honest, straightforward guidance at every stage of planning. Our itinerary ideas are devised to act as a starting point when planning your route and can be tailored to your interests for a bespoke tour of the country.

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Ideas for your trip to Burma (Myanmar)

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Burma (Myanmar), and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Essential Burma (Myanmar) tour

  • See the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

  • Explore the temples of Bagan.

  • Rub shoulders with locals on the boat from Bagan to Mandalay.

  • Relax and enjoy the serenity of Inle Lake and Ngapali Beach.

13 Days from £3,590pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Remote Burma (Myanmar): Journey into the hills

  • Get up close and personal with the tattooed Chin tribes.

  • Drive on rural tracks to untouched parts of the country.

  • Climb Myanmar's second highest mountain, Mount Victoria (Natmataung).

  • Trek in the Shan hills around Inle Lake.

15 Days from £5,165pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Burma (Myanmar) explorer

  • Traverse a deep jungle gorge in Shan State on the Goteik Viaduct.

  • Explore the villages around Hsipaw, including a former Shan Palace and the Dotawaddy River.

  • Travel overland between Mandalay and Bagan, with time to explore the riverside town of Monwya and its interesting sandstone caves.

  • Trek into the beautiful countryside around Pindaya staying overnight in a local monastery.

  • Visit Yangon's iconic Shwedagon Pagoda and admire the city's grand colonial buildings.

18 Days from £5,535pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Discovering Burma (Myanmar) & Northern Thailand

  • Experience the spectacular temples of Bagan.

  • Visit Monwya and explore villages on the Chindwin River.

  • Head further south from Inle Lake to the little-visited Tha Khauk pagoda complex.

  • Cross the border at Tachilek and explore the far north of Thailand.

17 Days from £5,880pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cruising the Chindwin

  • Explore Bagan's spectacular archaeological site.

  • Spend a day visiting the ancient capitals around Mandalay.

  • Embark on a fascinating adventure up the Chindwin River.

  • Visit the charming town of Homalin, set before a rugged mountain back drop and famed for is candle lit markets.

  • Take in Yangon's colonial heritage and the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda.

18 Days from £6,605pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Highlights of Burma (Myanmar) & the Far North

  • 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.

20 Days from £7,130pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Exploring Burma (Myanmar) by boat & on foot

  • Walk through the Shan hills and stay in a local monastery.

  • Explore the Chindwin River by boat.

  • Take an iconic rail journey across the Goteik Viaduct.

  • Visit the sandstone caves of Monywa.

23 Days from £7,475pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Burma (Myanmar) highlights & island cruise

  • Sail the beautiful clear waters of the Mergui archipelago by yacht.

  • Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Yangon's shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.

  • Explore the many beautiful and impressive temples of Bagan.

  • Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over Inle Lake for a unique vantage point of the stilted villages and floating gardens.

  • Imagine the former splendour of Inwa, a lost royal city.

  • Witness a little seen side of Mandalay.

17 Days from £7,655pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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The Ayeyarwady & Myeik Archipelago

  • Explore the colonial remnants and gold gilded pagodas of downtown Yangon.

  • Sail along the Ayeyarwady in luxury visiting quaint villages and historical sights along the way.

  • Watch the sunset over Bagan's spectacular archaeological site.

  • Embark on a cruise around the unspoilt Mergui archipelago.

14 Days from £7,760pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Grand tour of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Enjoy a relaxing meander along the famous Ayeyarwady River.

  • Swim in the waters of the Bay of Bengal at Ngapali Beach.

  • Take a leisurely boat trip around the picturesque Inle Lake.

  • Marvel at the 3,000 temples and stupas of Bagan.

14 Days from £8,375pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)

Dates available:

October 17 to February 18

Classic Burma (Myanmar)

  • Tour of the picturesque Inle Lake by boat.
  • Visit the shrine on Mount Popa, Bagan.
  • Spend two nights cruising downriver to Mandalay.

17 Days from £5,610pp

Prices are per person using economy class flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

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