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
Discover Burma's friendly people, fascinating history and glorious scenery as you visit its most celebrated destinations.
Get a comprehensive and fascinating introduction to Burma's classic sights without breaking the bank.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Burma
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.
Best Western Green Hill (Yangon)
The Best Western Green Hill is a wonderfully located hotel in the middle of bustling Yangon
The rooms are clean and bright and the friendly staff will welcome you both at the reception and in the restaurant, which offers a range of international meals. All rooms have air conditioning as well as a TV and the ensuite bathrooms are all equipped with a bath.
Shwe Ingyinn (Mandalay)
Set in the heart of downtown Mandalay this budget hotel provides a well located base for visitors. The rooms are spacious and light with large windows overlooking the city. Simply decorated, and unfussy. All rooms come with AC and en-suite rooms as standard. The hotel is within walking distance of the central train station and a number of local restaurants. This is a great choice for those looking for a good value, well placed hotel in Mandalay.
Sanctum Inle Resort (Inle Lake)
Recently opened in May 2015, Sanctum Inle Resort has been finished to a high standard.
This lakeside property takes inspiration from not only the surrounding countryside but also the quiet, peaceful feel of a monastery thanks to the influence of its French architect. The rooms are spacious and finished with teak floors and furniture with the furnishings adding a splash of colour - a real space for relaxation after a day out on the lake. The hotel has a small spa as well as a restaurant serving both local and western dishes and a bar, both with outdoor seating.
Mawlemyine Strand Hotel (Mawlamyine)
Part of the Aureum group which operates hotels across Myanmar, the Mawlemyine Strand is modern construction overlooking the Thanlyin River at the northern tip of the Strand Road, the erstwhile colonial riverside promenade. Rooms are simple and somewhat lacking in character but are clean and acceptable in a city with little choice for foreign visitors, and the hotel is well-located for strolling through the streets of Mawlemyine soaking up the atmosphere of this once-prosperous city.
Mandalay Hill Resort (Mandalay)
Set at the foot of the legendary Mandalay Hill and facing the majestic Royal Palace, the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel is a stylish base from which to explore the city. The hotel has a large swimming pool, a spa and a number of restaurants and bars to choose from as well as an ATM machine in the reception for your convenience. Rooms are bright and airy and the higher floors offer wonderful views across the city. This hotel is popular for families and couples alike and makes a great choice for travellers looking for a comfortable stay here in Mandalay.