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!
Recommended Classic Cultural Journeys Experiences
Classic Cultural Journeys itineraries
See Burma through the lens of its colonial past as you visit key destinations from the days of British India.
Discover Burma's friendly people, fascinating history and glorious scenery as you visit its most celebrated destinations.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Burma
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.
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.
Hotel Zwekabin (Hpa An)
In the remote Hpa An region the Hotel Zwekabin appears somewhat of an anomaly, resembling an upmarket resort set amongst the rice paddies and limestone peaks. Service and finish leave something to be desired, with power and hot water a little unpredictable, but this is comfortably the best option in the area, just a short drive from downtown Hpa An.
Rupar Mandalar Resort (Mandalay)
Rupar Mandalar Resort is a delightful addition to the Mandalay hotel scene. An oasis of cool and calm, the boutique property is tucked amidst landscaped gardens in the eastern outskirts of Mandalay, Myanmar, a short 15 minutes away from the city centre.
Hotel Pyin Oo Lwin (Pyin Oo Lwin)
For visitors to the former colonial hill station town of Pyin Oo Lwin, this quaint hotel offers an excellent array of modern amenities combined with a large dose of local charm. Located next to the National Botanical Gardens, and within walking distance of his vibrant town's main attractions, Hotel Pyin Oo Lwin features 36 rooms and suites, all with LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus a swimming pool. And after a day exploring the 'City of Flowers', guests can unwind in front of the fireplace in The Lounge, or enjoy a lovely meal at the restaurant.
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.