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Myanmar Explorer

  • Duration

    11 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    £2,890pp
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For those with limited time, this tour is the perfect opportunity to tick off Myanmar's highlights, showcasing the magical culture, golden temples and magnificent scenery of Yangon, Bagan,Mandalay and Inle Lake.

Tour Highlights

Our Myanmar Explorer tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Myanmar Explorer Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO YANGON

    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO YANGON

    Fly overnight to the vibrant city of Yangon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3

    DISCOVER YANGON

    DAY 3 DISCOVER YANGON

    Head downtown to the Central Post Office from where we will begin our tour. Encompassing the colonial highlights and more traditional architecture, stroll Strand Road and Pansodan Street. Visit the National Museum after exploring the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda whose huge golden stupa dominates the city's skyline. The apex of the stupa is studded with hundreds of priceless gems that glint in the sunshine. This is Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist site and is alleged to have four relics of former Buddhas enshrined within.

  • Day 4

    SHWEZIGON PAGODA

    DAY 4 SHWEZIGON PAGODA

    Fly to Bagan. Myanmar's central plains have played host to many old kingdoms, each contributing temples and pagodas to the thousands that still dot the area today. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, where a replica of Buddha's tooth is enshrined. Later visit Htilominlo Pagoda, Ananda Temple and see craftsmen at work at a lacquerware workshop.

  • Day 5

    MT POPA

    DAY 5 MT POPA

    Travel to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano, and Visit Taung Kalat, the breathtaking Buddhist Monastery perched on its summit. Stop at a toddy palm plantation before taking a boat trip on the Irrawaddy River to view the sunset. Mt Popa is the spiritual home of 37 nats, or animist spirits and you'll see many locals who have come here to worship them. Return to Bagan.

  • Day 6

    MINGUN AND AVA

    DAY 6 MINGUN AND AVA

    Fly to Mandalay and start exploring. Transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Next set sail up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to visit one of the world's largest bells; Hsinbyume Paya; and the imposing Mingun Pagoda, a red brick structure that would have been the world's largest pagoda if it had been completed. Visit a silk workshop and a Kalaga tapestries workshop before finishing the day on Mandalay Hill.

  • Day 7

    AMARAPURA AND MANDALAY

    DAY 7 AMARAPURA AND MANDALAY

    Drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Monastery, a place of monastic study and home to several thousand young monks. Later, travel to the Sagaing Hills, where you'll find its forested slopes crowded with temples and pagodas. Continue to the Tha Kya Di Kya nunnery before proceeding to the U Bein Bridge for a sunset boat ride, the best way to really appreciate the world's longest teak bridge!

  • Day 8

    INLE LAKE

    DAY 8 INLE LAKE

    Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary 'Intha' people, who live on and around the water, and are renowned for their unique rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on the lake's banks.

  • Day 9

    INDEIN PAGODAS

    DAY 9 INDEIN PAGODAS

    Transfer by boat to the western shore of the lake to explore the crumbling Indein Pagoda complex. Walk to a nearby village to see the locals farming with traditional techniques. Pass through the rice fields to Saema to meet the friendly villagers, and to visit the local primary school.

  • Day 10

    YANGON NIGHT MARKETS

    DAY 10 YANGON NIGHT MARKETS

    Return to Heho and fly to Yangon. On arrival, browse the famous Bogyoke market to pick up any last minute souvenirs. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon visit to Botataung Pagoda. This evening, stroll around Chinatown, visiting a temple as you go.

  • Day 11

    FLY YANGON TO UK

    DAY 11 FLY YANGON TO UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 3

    Inya Lake 3 Star Hotel

    Inya Lake

    In a quiet spot between the airport and city centre, the Inya Lake Hotel sits in gardens on the edge of a lake. Rooms are spacious with a balcony and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower and a range of toiletries. The swimming pool is a welcome respite after a day of touring and there is also a fitness centre, restaurant and lounge. The hotel’s foyer exudes the glamour of the orient and has a café serving snacks, cakes and drinks.

  • Nights 2

    La Sapinette Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    1 Phan Chu Trinh, 9, Tp. ?à L?t, Lam ??ng, Vietnam
    La Sapinette Hotel

    Located near the centre Dalat’s famous Liang Biang Plateau, and a short drive from the central market. The accommodation combines a first class traditional French Art Nouveau design with a modern convention centre. The 91 rooms have all got a fully equipped mini bar, cable TV, full bathroom amenities and complimentary daily bottled water. The hotel offers guests a fully equipped Gym, Sauna and Steam Bath as well as a Spa and Soothing Massage centre.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Ananta Inle Hotel 5 Star Hotel

    Ananta Inle Hotel

    Sat on the banks of Inle Lake, with beautiful views over the lake and the surrounding mountains, the Ananta has the full complement of facilities. There is an outdoor pool, restaurant, dining terrace, spa bar and lounge, whilst the 28 rooms foster an intimate atmosphere. Rooms are large and have a balcony, ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, lovely handmade furniture and bathrobe and slippers for your comfort.

  • Thazin Garden Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    No(22), Thazin Road, Archaeological Province, Bagan, Myanmar
    Thazin Garden Hotel

    Well-located in New Bagan for Bagan’s temples and the airport, the Thazin Garden Hotel sits in lovely gardens and even has an old pagoda in its grounds. There is a lovely outdoor pool, spa treatments and massage, a bar and a restaurant serving local cuisine. Rooms are spacious and full of Burmese character. They also have garden of pagoda views, an en suite bathroom with bath, Wi-Fi, a seating area, air-conditioning and a minibar.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar 4 Star Hotel

    B-8, Pyin Oo Lwin Road, Between 31st & 32nd Street, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township, Mandalay, Union Of Myanmar
    Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar

    Located in a quiet spot on the edge of Mandalay, just 10 minutes from the city centre, the Shwe Pyi Thar offers comfortable accommodation in the traditional style. Full of tastefully furnishings and modern amenities, there is a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre and a restaurant serving Asian and European dishes. There is also free Wi-Fi. Rooms are bright and spacious, and have a television, kettle, safe and stylish, modern bathroom with bathtub.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant

The best time to visit Myanmar is between October and May, during the dry season.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 25°c
  • 5mm
  • Mandalay
  • 21°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 2mm
  • Mandalay
  • 24°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 29°c
  • 7mm
  • Mandalay
  • 28°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 31°c
  • 15mm
  • Mandalay
  • 31°c
  • 40mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 29°c
  • 303mm
  • Mandalay
  • 31°c
  • 138mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 547mm
  • Mandalay
  • 30°c
  • 116mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 559mm
  • Mandalay
  • 30°c
  • 83mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 602mm
  • Mandalay
  • 29°c
  • 136mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 368mm
  • Mandalay
  • 29°c
  • 150mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Mandalay
  • 28°c
  • 125mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 27°c
  • 60mm
  • Mandalay
  • 25°c
  • 38mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Yangon
  • 25°c
  • 7mm
  • Mandalay
  • 22°c
  • 6mm
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