Myanmar (Burma) explorer
18 days from £5,715pp
Explore the majestic city of Mandalay and its even more memorable surrounding ancient enclaves, Mingun and Amarapura.
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.
Enjoy the quieter pace of life around the southern edge of Lake Inle at Sagar.
- Pyin Oo Lwin
- Bagan (Pagan)
- Inle Lake
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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 Mandalay.
Day 2 Mandalay
Day 3 Mandalay
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.
Day 4 Pyin Oo Lwin
Mandalay , Pyin Oo Lwin
From Mandalay you will be driven east to Pyin Oo Lwin where you can enjoy a stroll around the botanical gardens in this former British Hill Station.
- Hotel Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 5 Mandalay
Pyin Oo Lwin , Mandalay
From Pyin Oo Lwin you head back down to Mandalay. This afternoon you will board a small boat which will head upriver to the sleepy village of Mingun, chosen by King Bodawpaya as the intended site for the largest pagoda in the world. On your way back to Mandalay enjoy the sunset as you cruise back.
Day 6 Mandalay
Day 7 Monywa
Day 8 Bagan (Pagan)
Day 9 Bagan (Pagan)
Day 10 Pindaya
Bagan (Pagan) , Heho , Pindaya
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 and enjoy lunch with a Danu family in their home.
Day 11 Pindaya
Day 12 Inle Lake
Day 13 Inle Lake
Day 14 Sagar
Inle Lake , Sagar
From Inle Lake you will travel by car to Hmaw Be Bridge (two hours) before boarding a local boat south to Sagar (one hour). The whole journey will take 4 hours and you can stop off at points of interest along the way.
Day 15 Sagar
Today you have a full day with your Audley guide to explore the local area, including time at the Tha Hauk Pagoda Complex. The main reason to travel this far south of the lake is to have a comfortable off beaten track experience where fewer travellers explore.
Day 16 Yangon
Sagar , Heho , Yangon
Head back north by car directly to the airport catching glimpses of the lake as you drice by. A short flight takes you to the former colonial capital, Yangon. In the afternoon visit the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda at dusk, as locals come to give offerings to the spirits. You then head to 19th Street to enjoy a cold drink in this bustling thoroughfare.
Day 17 Yangon
Day 18 International return flight
Yangon , International return flight
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