Classic Burma Adventure

Was $2499  — Savings of 10% on select departures.
14 days,Yangon to Yangon

Explore intriguing Yangon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, stroll Mandalay's temples, float down the Irrawaddy River, experience the ancient ruins of Bagan, relax at Inle Lake

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious nation of Burma (also known as Myanmar) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of Southeast Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique ‘floating gardens’, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await – come find them.

What's Included

  • Shwedagon Pagoda visit (Yangon)
  • Mandalay combo entry ticket (includes most sights in Mandalay)
  • Golden Rock visit
  • Amarapura visit
  • Sagaing visit
  • Bagan Archaeological Zone guided tour
  • Irrawaddy River boat trip
  • Inle Lake boat tour including floating villages (half-day)
  • Shwemawdaw Stupa visit
  • Mingun boat trip
  • U Bein Bridge visit
  • Mahagandayong Monastery visit
  • Sagaing Hills Meditation Centre visit
  • Mt Popa visit
  • Hilltribe hike (half-day)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow USD250-350 for meals not included.)
  • Private bus, public bus, plane, boat, bicycle, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (12 nts), simple guesthouse (1 nt).
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited
  • Burma/Myanmar


Day 1Yangon

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Yangon/Kyaiktiyo(1B)

Visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda before hiking to Golden Rock for an overnight stay.

Day 3Kyaiktiyo/Mandalay(1B)

Return to Yangon and take an evening flight to Mandalay.

Day 4Mandalay(1B)

Explore Mandalay's ancient temples and sights, like the Golden Monastery.

Day 5Mandalay(1B)

Visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Opt to traverse the world's longest teak bridge. Visit the village of Mingun before returning to Mandalay.

Day 6Mandalay/Bagan(1B)

Cruise down the Ayeyarwady River to ancient Bagan.

Day 7Bagan(1B)

Enjoy a packed day learning about the culture and history of this once great civilization. Visit ancient sites that host hundreds of temples and stupas. Visit the Nyaung Oo market.

Day 8Bagan(1B)

Enjoy a free day and continue your exploration of this gorgeous area or take some time to relax.

Day 9Bagan/Kalaw(1B)

Drive to the cooler air of Kalaw, a former British hill station, visiting Mt Popa en route.

Day 10Popa Hill/Bagan(1B)

A leisurely downhill cycle into the pagoda-laden fields of Bagan.

Day 11Kalaw/Inle Lake(1B)

Travel by bus to serene Inle, home to the Intha people and floating villages and gardens, stopping en route to visit the Pindaya Caves.

Day 12Inle Lake(1B)

Explore the lake by boat and visit some of its floating villages. Try to spot the famous Intha leg-rowers during the tour.

Day 13Inle Lake/Yangon(1B)

Fly back to Yangon for a final chance to explore and shop in the old capital.

Day 14Yangon(1B)

Depart any time.

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