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Myanmar (Burma) explorer

18 days from £5,555pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Mandalay
  • Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Mandalay
  • Monywa
  • Pakokku
  • Bagan
  • Heho
  • Pindaya
  • Inle Lake
  • Sagar
  • Heho
  • Yangon

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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


On arrival in Mandalay you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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.


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

Mandalay , Monywa

Leaving Mandalay you will travel via the picturesque Sagaing Hills to Monywa. On arrival visit Shwe Ba Hill and the Po Win temple complex.

Day 8 Bagan

Monywa , Pakokku , Bagan

This morning you travel onto the town of Pakokku and board a local boat for your journey downstream to Bagan.

Day 9 Bagan


Spend the day exploring the temples of Bagan with your knowledgeable guide.

Day 10 Pindaya

Bagan , 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


Accompanied by your guide and porter, you will head into the hills around Pindaya to visit local Palaung and Danu villages. Spend the night in a local monastery.

Day 12 Inle Lake

Pindaya , Inle Lake

After a hearty breakfast continue your trek returning to Pindaya in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to Inle Lake by road.

Day 13 Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Spend the day enjoying some wonderful trekking through the countryside.

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


From your centrally located hotel you will have the opportunity to explore Yangon on foot, visiting many of the city's grand colonial buildings.

Day 18 International return flight

Yangon , International return flight

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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