The perfect introduction to Burma
For many first-time visitors to Burma, the challenge is to combine all the celebrated must-see destinations without feeling like you're following the bog-standard tourist trail. Our aim with this collection of classic journeys is to allow you to experience the highlights of the country in a manner that is more personal, and that combines the popular sights with insightful cultural experiences. Enjoy the best of all worlds on a classic cultural journey!
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Classic Cultural Journeys itineraries
Travel through Burma in style, with beautiful colonial-style hotels, delicious Burmese cuisine, and a range of exclusive cultural experiences.
Our Classic Burma tour is the perfect introduction to the country; exploring its cultural, historical and scenic highlights.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Burma
The Loft Hotel (Yangon)
Situated a 2 minute walk from the central railway station and Bogyoke Market, the Loft Hotel is a modern boutique property and a sanctuary from the busy city surrounding it. The small 32 room hotel has a small western restaurant and is also within walking distance of several good options. Rooms are furnished in a modern design with exposed brickwork, dark walls, large photographs and waterfall showers in the bathrooms.
Bawga Theiddi Hotel (Bagan)
Situated in New Bagan, the Bagan Theiddi Hotel is situated a short drive away from some of the key attractions and temples of Old Bagan.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the hotel is crisp and clean with sandstone features and local handicrafts dotting the building. The restaurant has a good range of food and has the option of outdoor seating in the high season. The hotel has bike rental available, as well as shuttle services into Old Bagan if you would prefer not to use pedal power! There is also a lovely outdoor pool available for a refreshing break after a day exploring.
Savoy Hotel (Yangon)
The Savoy is a lovely classic colonial property dating back to the 1930s, with thirty spacious and elegant guest rooms and suites, many overlooking the compact but pleasant swimming pool. The hotel is conveniently located in central Yangon within walking distance of People's Park and the Shwedagon Pagoda. For the less energetic the Shwedagon provides a spectacular backdrop for the excellent Kipling Restaurant, breathtaking in the evening when floodlit.
Attran Hotel (Mawlemyine)
The riverside Attran Hotel makes a pleasant base from which to explore the city of Mawlemyine. Located at the north end of the colonial Strand road, the hotel has a number of comfortable suite rooms and friendly staff. Facilities are limited in keeping with the nature of a region which sees few international visitors, and guests should be aware that power and hot water may be intermittent.
Bagan Thande Hotel (Bagan)
The Bagan Thande Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding pagodas and temples .
The hotel is located just behind the Archaeological Muesum. The rooms are simple and spacious and the swimming pool and garden area provide a great space for relaxing. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk or horsecart ride to a restaurant filled junction, in the evening you will see the temples lit up, glowing in the pitch black of the late evening.
Chatrium Hotel (Yangon)
Located across the road from Kandawgyi Lake, the Thai-owned Chatrium Hotel is one of Yangon's finest international-standard properties. Set around a pleasant, palm-fringed swimming pool, the comfortable guest rooms are spacious and well-designed. A range of pleasant dining options are available, with a great buffet breakfast on offer each morning.