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
• 3-day journey down the Irrawaddy River
• Sunset on Mandalay Hill

Fact File

• 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.

FROM: $4995


  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.

Comfort notes

Some rough roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rangoon (Yangon)
Day 2: Rangoon Sites
Day 3: Fly to Mandalay, explore Mandalay
Day 4: Former Royal Capitals and Monasteries
Days 5 - 6: Begin 2-day Irrawaddy River Cruise
Day 7: Irrawaddy River Cruise to Bagan
Day 8: Ancient sites & temples of Bagan
Day 9: Mount Popa
Day 10: To the Hill Station of Kalaw
Day 11: Kalaw, To Inle Lake
Day 12: One Leg Rowers of Inle Lake
Day 13: Inle Lake, Fly to Kyaing Tong
Day 14: Hill Tribes of Kyaing Tong
Day 15: Kyaing Tong, Fly to Rangoon
Day 16: Golden Rock
Day 17: Rangoon
Day 18: Depart Rangoon (Yangon)
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