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Essential Myanmar (Burma) tour

13 days from £3,475pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Yangon
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Heho
  • Nyaung Shwe
  • Inle Lake
  • Nyaung Shwe
  • Inle Lake
  • Heho
  • Ngapali Beach
  • Yangon

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.

Day 2 Yangon


On arrival in Yangon you will be met by your guide and transferred by private vehicle to your downtown hotel. Head out to explore the glistening stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda and enjoy a drink on 19th Street, with its lively atmosphere.

Day 3 Yangon


Morning colonial walking tour of downtown Yangon with the highest concentration of colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Your tour includes the former High Courts, Telegraph Office, Post Office and Strand Hotel to name a few. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4 Bagan

Yangon , Bagan

Morning transfer to the airport for your domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan. On arrival you will be met by your knowledgeable guide for an introduction to the temples of Bagan and surrounding area until check in time at 14.00. After spending some time relaxing at the hotel you will have the opportunity to head back out onto the temple plains and witness sunset from a choice of vantage points.

Day 6 Mandalay

Bagan , Mandalay

Transfer to the riverside for your full day journey along the mighty Ayeyarwady to Mandalay. On arrival this evening you will be met by your guide at the riverside and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7 Mandalay


A fascinating and diverse day spent discovering Mandalay's various sights and attractions. Highlights include the railway bazaar, jade market and private cyclo ride.

Day 8 Nyaung Shwe

Mandalay , Heho , Nyaung Shwe

Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Heho where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in the town of Nyaung Shwe on the shore of the lake.

Day 9 Nyaung Shwe

Inle Lake , Nyaung Shwe

Explore Inle Lake by private boat. This is a leisurely day trip and includes visits to stilted villages, monasteries, an interesting tribal market and a visit to the Indein Temple complex on the southwest side of the lake.

Day 10 Ngapali Beach

Inle Lake , Heho , Ngapali Beach

Return to the airport at Heho and fly to Ngapali to finish your trip with complete relaxation in this stunning and unspoilt setting.

Day 13 International return flight

Ngapali Beach , Yangon , International return flight

Transfer back to the airport for your short flight to Yangon. You will have a driver and guide at your disposal for some final sight seeing before your departure flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Mark
Audley Travel specialist Mark

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The specialist who designs your trip to Myanmar (Burma) 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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