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Classic Burma

15 Nights: from US$2902 Trip Code: CLB0001

Our Classic Burma tour is the perfect introduction to this beautiful and fascinating country; exploring its cultural, historical and scenic highlights in the depth that they deserve. Read more >

Your adventure commences in Yangon, the former colonial capital, where the golden Shwedagon Pagoda provides the most dramatic of introductions. Stroll through the fading remnants of the city's colonial past, stopping in for tea at the iconic Strand Hotel if the mood takes you, and see how the modern world is beginning to arrive in Burma's biggest city.

From one former capital you will then fly north to another: Mandalay, on the banks of the great Irrawaddy River. The name may be evocative of Kipling and the colonial era, but Mandalay's heyday preceded the arrival of the British. This, and the cities of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura nearby, were the homes of the great Burmese kings.

After exploring the four ancient capitals, spend a day cruising gently downriver to the region's most recognisable and photogenic destination: the pagoda-scattered plains of Bagan. With over 3,000 individual pagodas and temples dating from the 11th to the 13th century, this remarkable landscape ranks amongst the world's most unique and memorable sights.

After your introduction to Bagan, spend a night at Mount Popa - dramatic home of indigenous nat spirit worship, before flying on east into the mountains of Shan State, one of Burma's most ethnically diverse regions. Here you will explore the golden grottoes of Pindaya before continuing on to the scenic highlight of the trip, Inle Lake.

Famed for its unique leg-rowing fisherman and floating farms, Inle is home to numerous minority people living on or around the lakeshore. Cruise along the lake by longtail boat and explore the local villages on foot, absorbing the atmosphere of one of Burma's most magical locations.

Finally you'll conclude your trip in Ngapali - Burma's laid-back and beautiful beach destination.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and two lunches
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All domestic flights as described 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 colonial Yangon, home of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Take a day cruise on the mighty Irrawaddy River
  • Spend the night on sacred Mount Popa - dramatic volcanic home of nat worship
  • Take in Inle Lake's beautiful scenery and minority cultures
  • Discover Mandalay's ancient capitals, monasteries and palaces
  • Admire the spectacular pagoda-strewn plains of Bagan
  • Visit the golden Buddhist caverns in Pindaya

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Classic Burma - 16 Days - Accommodation

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