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Highlights of Burma (Myanmar) & the Far North

20 days from £6,740pp

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

    Places visited:

  • Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Heho
  • Inle Lake
  • Kalaw
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan (Pagan)
  • 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.

William, an Audley Travel specialist

What our specialists say...

This itinerary covers the entire length of central Burma and offers a good balance between history, culture and river exploration with Pandaw. You'll have the opportunity to visit Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan but also discover the beauty of the Upper Ayeyarwady and Inle Lake.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Heho
  • Inle Lake
  • Kalaw
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan (Pagan)

Itinerary idea in detail

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

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon)

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.

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Day 3 Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon)

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.

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Day 4 Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon)

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

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Day 5 Inle Lake

Yangon (Rangoon) , 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.

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Day 6 Inle Lake

Inle Lake

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

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Day 7 Kalaw

Inle Lake , Kalaw

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

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Day 8 Mandalay

Kalaw , Mandalay

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

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Day 9 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 10 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 11 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 12 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 13 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 14 Mandalay

Mandalay

Cruise through the second defile, a dramatic towering gorge.

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Day 15 Mandalay

Mandalay

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

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Day 16 Mandalay

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.

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Day 17 Bagan (Pagan)

Mandalay , Bagan (Pagan)

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.

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Day 18 Bagan (Pagan)

Day 19 Bagan (Pagan)

Bagan (Pagan)

A second full day exploring the temples and Bagan township.

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Day 20 International return flight

Bagan (Pagan) , 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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