• Visit the famed Shwedagon Pagoda and Golden Rock Temple
• Meet ethnic 'Hilltribe' minorities
• See the skillful leg rowers of Inle Lake
• Visit ancient Bagan and its 2600 monuments
• 3-day journey down the Irrawaddy River
• Sunset on Mandalay Hill
• 18 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Rangoon (Yangon)
• All meals included
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 3
Burma is a vibrant tapestry of culture, history and geography. A delightful blend of diverse ethnic groups, graceful Buddhist monasteries, ancient pagodas welcome travelers to this exotic country. Bordering Thailand, Laos, India and China, Burma (also known as Myanmar) is at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. Our extensive 18-day itinerary has been designed to explore this country's extraordinary cultural and geographic treasures to the fullest.
Beginning in Rangoon (Yangon), we visit the opulent Shwedagon Pagoda, beautifully ensconced in gold. Travel back in time as we take in the breathtaking countryside and traditional riverside villages during our 3-day Irrawaddy River journey.
In Bagan, we explore extensive archeological treasures, ancient pagodas, temples adorned with statues and mural paintings (there are over 2,600 monuments!). At Mount Popa, discover a shrine atop an extinct volcano and walk around the historical hill station of Kalaw. On Inle Lake, we travel by longtail boat to floating gardens, lakeside markets, monasteries and the ancient ruins of In Thein Pagoda. In Kyaing Tong, on the Shan Plateau, we trek to the hilltribe villages of the Akha, Arn, Lahu, Palaung and Wa people.
This is your invitation to a sublime country inhabited by some of the friendliest people on earth.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms. 2 nights basic accommodation in Kyaing Tong. 2 nights on the Irrawaddy Princess II , with private bathrooms.
Some rough roads and long drives.
Arrive in Rangoon (Yangon)
Fly to Mandalay, explore Mandalay
Former Royal Capitals and Monasteries
Days 5 - 6:
Begin 2-day Irrawaddy River Cruise
Irrawaddy River Cruise to Bagan
Ancient sites & temples of Bagan
To the Hill Station of Kalaw
Kalaw, To Inle Lake
One Leg Rowers of Inle Lake
Inle Lake, Fly to Kyaing Tong
Hill Tribes of Kyaing Tong
Kyaing Tong, Fly to Rangoon,
Fly To Rangoon, Golden Rock
Depart Rangoon (Yangon)