Myanmar (Burma) - The Road to Mandalay

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• 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
• 2-day journey down the Irrawaddy River
• Sunset on Mandalay Hill
• Explore the world's biggest book

Fact File

• 20 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Yangon
• All meals included
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2-3


Myanmar 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, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is at the cultural crossroads of Southeast Asia. Our extensive 20-day itinerary has been designed to explore this country's extraordinary cultural and geographic treasures to the fullest.

Beginning in Yangon (Rangoon), we visit the opulent Shwedagon Pagoda, beautifully ensconced in gold. Join pilgrims on their journey to Golden Rock Temple. Explore the monasteries and historic sites of Mandalay before traveling back in time as we take in the breathtaking countryside and traditional riverside villages during our 2-day Irrawaddy River journey to Bagan. With over 2,600 ancient monuments in Bagan, we visit the most impressive temples and pagodas, adorned with statues and mural paintings. Enjoy a vintage steam train to Mount Popa to view the shrine atop an extinct volcano and walk around the historical hill station of Kalaw. On Inle Lake, we travel by longtail boat to see one-legged rowers, 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.

FROM: $4995


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms. 2 nights basic accommodation in Kyaing Tong. 2 nights on a boat on the Irrawaddy River with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some rough roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon Sites - Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 3: Fly to Kalaw
Day 4: The Hill Station of Kalaw
Day 5: Inle Lake
Day 6: One-Legged Rowers of Inle Lake
Day 7: Fly to Mandalay
Day 8: Mandalay Sites
Day 9: Mandalay - Former Royal Capitals and Monasteries
Days 10 - 11: Begin 2-day Irrawaddy River Cruise
Day 12: Bagan
Day 13: Ancient Sites & Temples of Bagan
Day 14: Mount Popa
Day 15: Fly to Kyaing Tong
Day 16: Hill Tribes of Kyaing Tong
Day 17: Fly to Yangon
Day 18: To Golden Rock
Day 19: Return to Yangon, city sites
Day 20: Depart Yangon
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