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Myanmar tours

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Myanmar, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well.

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  • Sculpture at the Inn Dein Pagodas, Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar)

    Essential 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 £3,475pp

  • Woman under U Bein Bridge, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

    Community & conservation in Myanmar

    • Experience traditional river life on the banks of the Ayeyarwady.

    • Get an authentic insight into the diverse tribal communities in Kayah state.

    • Learn how to cast a fishing net and help in the conservation of the wonderful Irrawaddy dolphin.

    • Cycle through Bagan's many pagodas, exploring them from a unique perspective.

    16 days from £4,135pp

  • Train journey from Nuang Cho to Kyaukme over the Goteik Viaduct, Burma (Myanmar)

    Myanmar explorer

    • 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 Monywa 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 Inle Lake at Sagar.

    18 days from £5,555pp

  • Inle Lake, Myanmar

    Discovering Myanmar & northern Thailand

    • Experience the spectacular temples of Bagan.

    • Visit Monywa 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 £5,740pp

  • RV Pandaw Katha

    Highlights of 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 £6,870pp

  • Chindwin River, Mrauk U

    Exploring Myanmar by boat & on foot

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

    • Explore the Ayeyarwady River by boat with a stay at a local village en route.

    • Take an iconic rail journey across the Goteik Viaduct.

    • Visit the sandstone caves of Monywa.

    22 days from £7,205pp

  • Moken Sea Gypsies, Mergui Archipelago, Burma (Myanmar)

    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 £7,415pp

  • Meta IV, Mergui, Myanmar

    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 £7,545pp

  • Girl at ceremony, Mandalay

    Grand tour of 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 £8,075pp


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Stilted houses on Inle Lake

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