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
Best of Myanmar (Burma) explores the country's key destinations in a fast-paced introduction to Myanmar's fascinating history and glorious scenery.
Discover the flavours, aromas and incredible variety of Burmese cuisine on a culinary journey through the country from the tea houses of Yangon to vineyards of Inle Lake, and everything in-between!
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Myanmar
Hpa An Lodge (Hpa An)
Situated in southern Burma's green highlands in the shadows of the limestone peaks
The newly opened hotel features beautiful wooden cottages and scenic views within well cared for gardens, making it comfortable the best choice in this town with little to offer the accommodation scene. Rooms are simply furnished with dark wood floors and white linen and the property also boasts a small pool, as well as wonderful service from the young staff. The onsite restaurant offers a range of meals and cocktails and, as the hotel is outside the town itself, is not only a sensible but also an enjoyable dinner choice.
Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake)
Located in the heart of Nyaung Shwe, the main town at the northern end of Inle Lake, the Amazing Nyaung Shwe provides a great value base from which to explore the area. With only twelve clean and comfortable rooms, and a pleasant restaurant, the hotel is a perfect option for those who prefer to be surrounded by a little more life in the evenings.
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.
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.
Villa Inle Resort & Spa (Inle Lake)
The delightful Villa Inle Resort is perhaps our favourite option on beautiful Lake Inle. Service is welcoming and attentive from the moment of arrival by long-tail boat, guided in by traditional leg-rowing oarsman. The individual villas are light and furnished in an elegant, contemporary style. Lakefront villas are particularly special, with spacious private verandas providing the perfect spot from which to relax as the sun sets over the lake.
Areindmar Hotel (Bagan)
The recently renovated Areindmar is a delightfully peaceful and shady retreat from which to explore the temples and pagodas of Bagan. Rooms are located in a two-storey building around a spacious central courtyard which boasts a splendid old Tamarind tree. A small swimming pool is set in a leafy spot close to the reception and hotel restaurant, and spa facilities are also available for those in need of relaxation after a day of exploration. The hotel is located on the edge of the small town of New Bagan, where a number of small local restaurants offer a choice of dining options.