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Apr - Dec

Receive a warm welcome to Burma, one of South East Asia’s most spiritual and unexplored lands. Discover the breathtaking temples of Bagan, bustling Yangon and the Shwedragon Pagoda, the timeless rhythms of the Ayeyarwaddy river and Inle Lake, and personal moments of adventure in villages and towns. This ten-day tour includes market visits, boat trips and scenic cycling in the countryside to reveal the beauty of Burma from all angles.

At a Glance

  • Yangon
  • Bagan temple tour & cycling
  • Pakokku
  • Inle Lake
  • Indein exploration
  • Inle Lake trekking
  • Yangon China Town foodie experience

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Practical Info


  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Yangon
    • Depart from the UK for your overnight flight to Yangon
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  • Day 2
    Yangon full-day tour

    Take the day to explore Yangon, starting in downtown as you pass the old streets of Town Hall. See the reclining Buddha of Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and stroll through the park at Kandawgyi Lake. Look out for bargains at Scott Market and then in the evening admire the view of Shwedagon Pagoda lit up.

    • Town Hall
    • Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
    • Kandawgyi Lake
    • Scott Market
    • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Savoy Hotel Yangon
    Shwedagon Pagoda
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  • Day 3
    Yangon to Bagan

    Depart on a flight from Yangon to Bagan, where you will spend the day exploring by regular or electric bicycle. Ride from downtown to the viewing tower, passing magnificent temples en route. Once there, delight in panoramic views from the temples to Irrawady River. Watch the sun set over the plains of Bagan and then set off back to your hotel.

    • Cycle tour
    • Panoramic views of Bagan

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
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  • Day 4
    Pakokku full day tour

    Head on a one hour drive to Pakokku on the Western Bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Wander through this bustling market town as you pass local artisans making cheroot cigars, weaving and selling Thanaka. The town is also known for its high-quality velvet slippers. Continue to Shwe Ku pagoda and admire the Buddha seated on a beautiful carved wooden throne, before making your way back to Bagan.

    • Pakkoku market town
    • Cheroot cigars, weaving and Thanaka
    • Velvet slippers
    • Shwe Ku pagoda

    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

    Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort
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  • Day 5
    Bagan to Inle Lake

    Following your flight to Inle Lake, take a boat ride across the lake and admire the floating gardens filled with fruit and vegetables. Stop at the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, famed for its five small gold-gilded Buddha images, see the traditional handicraft villages and visit the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.

    • Boat ride across Inle Lake
    • Floating gardens
    • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
    • Handicraft villages
    • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
    Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
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  • Day 6
    Indein exploration

    Depart on a boat ride across Inle Lake towards Indein. After docking, wander along a beautiful path through the forest towards the magnificent stupas. Many of these 16th-century stupas have been untouched for centuries, whilst others have been restored.

    • Indein
    • 16th-century stupas

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
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  • Day 7
    Inle Lake Trekking and Cycle Red Mountain

    Take a boat journey across the lake to Thale U Alemyaung Village. Begin the trek to Intha Village, passing sugar cane, garlic and onion plantations before stopping by a local family home for a refreshing tea and a chat before heading on to a forest monastery. In the afternoon, cycle along the banks of the lake unto the hills to reach the Red Mountain winery. Take a stroll through the grounds and then sample the produce for yourself.

    • Thale U Alemyaung Village
    • Intha Village
    • Local home visit
    • Forest monastery
    • Cycle trip
    • Red Mountain winery

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
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  • Day 8
    Inle Lake to Yangon

    Depart on a flight from Inle Lake to Yangon. Explore Chinatown in the evening, beginning at the Sule Pagoda, then browse the many stalls piled high with skewers of all varieties. End the night with a short stroll to the fruit vendors for dessert.

    • Flight to Yangon
    • Chinatown in the evening

    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

    Savoy Hotel Yangon
    Sule Pagoda
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  • Days 9 - 10
    Final day

    • Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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Savoy Hotel Yangon

‘Colonial Boutique Hotel’

Savoy Hotel Yangon is ideally placed overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda and the nearby People’s Park, around a ten-minute drive from the city centre and twenty minutes from the airport. The hotel prides itself on the personalised and attentive service it delivers, and offers 30 guest rooms including six suites. There are four restaurants and bars to choose from serving Asian and European cuisine.


Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

‘Relax and Discover’

Aureum Palace Hotel and Resort is set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone near the many ancient temples. This expansive resort is surrounded by 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and features a collection of luxurious rooms and villas. Spa treatments and massages are available, and for dining guests can delight in continental and Asian fare.

Inle Lake

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort

‘Serene Lakefront Retreat’

Set at Inle Lake, Pristine Lotus Resort offers a relaxing retreat with 49 private villas for luxury and space. Lush tropical gardens and gentle lake breezes combine to leave you fully at peace, while the views of the valley only add to the ambience. Spa treatments and massages are available, and there are dining options on-site.


Shwedagon Pagoda

No visit to Yangon is complete without a visit to this pagoda, the most important Buddhist site in the country reaching up to 110m.
Inle Lake

Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery

Also known as the ‘Jumping Cat Monastery’. There used to be cats resident here and the monks trained them how to jump through little hoops.

Sule Pagoda

2500-year-old Burmese stupa in the very heart of downtown Yangon, said to contain a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants.
10 Days from £2,475 per person
Based on 2 adults sharing

This trip includes

2 nights at the Savoy Hotel - Yangon 
2 nights at the Aureum Palace Hotel and Resort - Bagan
3 nights at the Pristine Lotus Spa Resort 
English speaking guide 
Tours and transfers are mentioned by air-conditoned vehicle
Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
International flights included with Thai International Airways

Price based for travel in May 2017

This trip excludes

Myanmar Entry Visa

Supplements for high/peak seasons apply 

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