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Kipling's Burma

14 Nights: from US$3627 per person (twin share) Trip Code: KIB0001

Although his visit was a brief one, the few days that Kipling spent in Myanmar (Burma) left a deep and lingering impression on him. He was bewitched by both the exotic charms of the country and the engaging self-confidence of its people, and we're convinced you will be too. Read more >

Kipling was bewitched by both the exotic charms of the country and the engaging self-confidence of its people, and we're convinced you will share the same sense of wonder and awe Kipling felt as he gazed for the first time on the great golden edifice of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Our Kipling's Burma itinerary explores many of the destinations that were crucial during the British colonial era, and which provided both the backdrop and inspiration for Kipling's celebrated writing. Our journey stretches from the Old Moulmein Pagoda, which still gazes out over the slow, broad waters and palm trees of southern Myanmar, through the colonial capital of Rangoon (modern-day Yangon), to the evocative imperial city of Mandalay far up the mighty Irrawaddy River.

En route you'll stop at the precipitous Golden Rock, balanced improbably on the summit of Mount Kyaiktyo; explore the remarkable pagoda-scattered landscape of Bagan, and visit colonial hill stations redolent of a different era. Included is a delightful two night cruise, following the route of the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company upriver on the "road to Mandalay". Your journey concludes by the well-tended shores of Inle Lake, home to unique minority cultures, sunken pagodas and scenery of breathtaking beauty.   

This is your chance to escape the "blasted English drizzle" and immerse yourself in the chequered colonial history of Myanmar.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast every day, six lunches and two dinners
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideAsia Tours Info-Pack
  • Two nights aboard the RV Paukan Irrawaddy River Cruise

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

  • Arrive in colonial Yangon, home of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Marvel at the teetering improbability of the sacred Golden Rock
  • Enjoy a glorious two-night cruise on the mighty Irrawaddy River
  • Admire Inle Lake's beautiful scenery and minority cultures
  • Admire Kipling's famous Old Moulmein Pagoda
  • Visit the spectacular pagoda-strewn plains of Bagan
  • Explore Mandalay's ancient capitals, monasteries and palaces

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Kipling's Burma - 15 Days - Accommodation

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