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Be entranced by Golden Rock
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Get beneath the surface of an ancient and mysterious culture on this trip throughout Burma.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Visit the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma
  • Be entranced by Golden Rock
  • See ancient stone carvings
  • Experience local life in Hsipaw
  • Cruise the Dutawaddy River
  • Travel over the phenomenal Gokteik Viaduct
  • Admire the leaning tower of Inwa
  • Discover 13th-century frescoes at Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi

Holiday Type

Culture
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Off the Beaten Track
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 20 nights hotel accomodation
  • 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Transport: Bus, Plane, Private vehicle
  • All listed tours and activities
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
Need to know
  • Maximum of 16 travellers per group
  • Group trips are designed for shared accommodation. On selected travel dates you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure your own accommodation. Ask for details.
  • Most nationalities can obtain a tourist visa using a eVisa system. Please check with the relevant embassies or your consultant
  • As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay.
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Itinerary

Days 1-2
Yangon

Yangon

Begin your Myanmar journey in the country’s former capital. Orientate yourself with a walking tour of the city: meander along the banks of Kandawgyi Lake, admire the historic Botataung Pagoda and soak up the charm of the bustling markets on Pansodan Street. Visit the most revered Buddhist temple in Burma, Shwedagon Pagoda, and stare up in awe at a 70-metre-long reclining Buddha in Chaukhtatgyi Paya.

Day 3
Bago

Bago

Explore beautiful Bago before heading out to the incredible Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda) atop Mt Kyaiktiyo. Gasp on initial view of the golden pagoda atop a gold boulder teetering on the edge of the mountain. Legend has it that the landmark is held aloft by a single strand of Buddha’s hair.

Day 4
Hpa An

Hpa An

Visit an ancient fortress in Hsindat Myindat, along with an intriguing monastery, a renowned Kyaik Hti Saung pagoda and ancient stone carvings, before continuing on to the picturesque town of Hpa An.

Days 5-6
Mawlamyine

Mawlamyine

Journey out to Mawlamyine and learn about the city’s colonial past. Visit Queen Sein Done's Monastery, adorned with incredibly intricate carvings, and see the sun set behind Kyaikthalan Pagoda, the highest structure in Mawlamyine. In the morning, drive out to historic Thanbyuzayat and pay tribute to those who died toiling on the Death Railway during WWII.

Day 7
Yangon

Yangon

Return to Yangon, stopping en route at the Allied War Memorial Cemetery in Htaukkyant. Stare out over the 6000 beautifully kept graves and see 27,000 names etched on the towering Rangoon Memorial.

Day 8
Hsipaw

Hsipaw

Fly to Lashio then drive the winding roads through Shan mountains to Hsipaw. Walk through quiet villages, see crops stretch out over the landscape and gain insight into the culture of the local people. Perhaps learn local handicraft skills such as bamboo weaving and cheroot-rolling.

Day 9
Hsipaw

Hsipaw

Cruise the Dutawaddy River and soak up the beautiful scenic surrounds. Afterwards, take a walk through pineapple and papaya plantations to the old, remote Shan Monastery. Those feeling energetic will have the option of doing some more walking this afternoon. Catch another beautiful sunset tonight from Thein Daung Pagoda on Sunset Hill.

Day 10
Pyin U Lwin

Pyin U Lwin

Ride the Lashio–Mandalay train over the remarkable Gokteik Viaduct, a great feat of engineering. Built in 1901, the viaduct stands an impressive 100 metres high. Stretch your legs at Pyin U Lwin, one of Burma’s most famous hill stations and, if there’s time, explore the area in a traditional horse-drawn carriage, better known as a 'myin-lay', before continuing on to Mandalay.

Day 11
Mandalay

Mandalay

Enjoy a bumpy horse cart ride around Inwa. Admire the town’s very own ‘leaning tower’ and visit the monasteries of Manu Ok Kaung and Bargaya Kyaung. In the afternoon, explore the former royal capital of Amarapura and meet some local cotton and silk weavers before heading back to Mandalay.

Day 12
Mandalay

Mandalay

Return to Mandalay and visit Kuthodaw Pagoda and Golden Palace Monastery. Afterwards, why not climb up Mandalay Hill in time for sunset?

Day 13
Monywa

Monywa

See hundreds of sandstone caves adorned with paintings, statues and carvings at Poe Win Taung before visiting the beautifully adorned Thanbodday Pagoda..

Day 14
Bagan

Bagan

Discover all sorts of interesting local crafts, including slipper making, weaving and cheroot rolling.

Days 15-16
Bagan

Bagan

Enjoy a tour of the city’s most distinctive pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda and the cave temple of Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi, adorned with 13th-century frescoes. Scout the stalls amid the ruins for locally produced sand paintings and lacquerware. Later, taste ‘toddy’ palm juice on the journey out to towering Mount Popa, an extinct volcano, said to be home to many local spirits. Those up for it can climb the 777 steps to the top – the shrine up here is worth a visit.

Day 17
Kalaw

Kalaw

Marvel at mesmerising Buddha images adorning the region’s limestone caves. There is also the opportunity to visit a local family and see how they make umbrellas from the bark of mulberry trees. Later, travel to Kalaw and enjoy some free time exploring the town.

Days 18-19
Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Visit nearby villages, see floating gardens, discover the unique fishing technique common in these parts and learn how the native people make Buddha images from dried flower powder. Later, boat out to visit a hilltop complex of 1000 stupas, see a demonstration of traditional boat making and at the day’s end, savour a delicious Shan-style dinner.

Days 20-21
Yangon

Yangon

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