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
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!
Our Classic Myanmar (Burma) tour is the perfect introduction to the country; exploring its cultural, historical and scenic highlights.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Myanmar
Popa Mountain Resort (Mt Popa)
Perched on a mountainside on the outskirts of Bagan, Popa Mountain Resort is an inviting eco-friendly hotel in one of the country's most enviable settings. The property overlooks Mount Popa, an important pilgrimage destination for the Burmese people, and its teak wood villas blend in harmoniously with the natural surroundings. With an onsite golf course, and swimming pool the Popa Mountain Resort is an ideal location for a relaxing night or two.
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.
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.
Sule Shangri-La (Yangon)
The recently renovated Sule Shangri-La (formerly known as the Trader's Hotel) provides an excellent standard of accommodation in one of Yangon's most central and convenient locations, close to the Sule Pagoda and Scott Market. Rooms are comfortable and thoughtfully furnished, and other facilities include a pleasant outdoor pool, spa and a couple of good restaurants. The Sunday brunch is a particular favourite with the Yangon expat community!
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.
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.