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Best of Burma

8 Nights: from US$1613 Trip Code: BOB0001

Our Best of Burma itinerary explores the country's most celebrated destinations in a fun, fast-paced introduction to Burma's friendly people, fascinating history and glorious scenery. Read more >

Your journey commences in the former capital of Mandalay, readily accessible by daily direct flight from nearby Bangkok. This is modern Burma's second city, located in the heart of the country on the banks of the mighty Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River. The last Burmese king, Thibaw, was exiled from Mandalay in 1885 following the Third Anglo-Burmese War, and it is the remnants of his Konbaung Dynasty, and the preceding dynasties based in the vicinity, that make this a fantastic introduction to Burma.

A short flight takes you from Mandalay to one of Asia's most recognisable destinations: the plains of Bagan. Bagan is famous for its distinctive landscape studded with over 3,000 individual pagodas and temples, many of which date from as early as the 11th century, and you'll find that the views here are every bit as impressive as the photos suggest.

After the cultural and historic glories of Mandalay and Bagan, your next stop provides a marvellous counterpoint. Flying east to Heho, you'll head to the scenic highlight of the tour: the beautiful, mountain-ringed Inle Lake. Famed for its unique leg-rowing fishermen and floating farms, Inle is inhabited by numerous minority people living on or around the lakeshore.

The tour concludes in leafy Yangon, Burma's capital until 2005 and its economic and diplomatic heart. Join the locals for a spiritual sunset at spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, the sacred heart of the country.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Eight nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and one lunch
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideBurma Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Mandalay's ancient capitals, monasteries and palaces
  • Gaze on the spectacular pagoda-peppered plains of Bagan
  • Explore colonial Yangon, home of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Enjoy a gentle sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River
  • Admire Inle Lake's beautiful scenery and minority cultures

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Best of Burma - 9 Days - Accommodation

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