Land of The Golden Spires Tailor-made


Land of The Golden Spires Tailor-made

This is a wonderful tour exploring the hidden secrets as well as the major highlights of the land of ‘The Golden Spires’. Wander magnificent teak built Monastery’s, see delicate awe-inspiring Pagodas, feel the Colonial glow in the air. Cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River and watch the numerous comminities dotted along its banks; the people busily going about their daily lives. Visit Mount Popa, home to the mysterious Nats. Learn traditional cookery secrets. Take a horse and cart ride thought spectacular scenery and a local boat to explore the shores of Inle Lake. This is a delightful tour showing the many faces of this beautiful landof Burma.

15 days from £3,950.00 per person
Yangon – Mandalay - Amarapura and Inwa - Irrawaddy River Cruise - Sagaing and Yandabo - Pagan – Mount Popa - Inle Lake - Indein Village - Yangon
  • Stay at Govenors Residence, a colonial-style 1920s mansion, where old-world elegance meets rich Burmese beauty.
  • Cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River and watch the numerous communities dotted along its banks.
  • See the unique one leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake.

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Day 1: To Yangon via Bangkok (Rangoon)

Fly from London to Yangon via Bangkok on Thai Airways.

Day 2: Yangon

Arrive in Yangon the former capital of Burma and transfer to the hotel. Two nights the Governor’s Residence.

Accommodation: Belmond Governors Residence

Day 3: Yangon – Morning and Afternoon City excursions and Afternoon Tea

Morning excursion to Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Kandawgyi Lake. Afternoon visit to Bogyoke Aung market – perfect for souvenirs, paintings, antiques and clothing. Later walk a ‘colonial’ tour from the Sule Pagoda to the vibrant Yangon riverfront, before returning to the hotel for a traditional ’afternoon tea’.

Day 4: To Mandalay – Mandalay Palace, Fort, Temples and Dinner with Cultural show

Early morning flight to Mandalay. On arrival visit Mandalay Palace and its Fort, once a British HQ and renamed Fort Duffrin. Afternoon tour of Mandalay’s beautiful Temples, including Kuthodaw Paya and Shwenandaw Kyaung. See the unforgettable sunset over Mandalay Hill followed by dinner and a cultural show. Two nights Mandalay Hill Resort.

Accommodation: Mandalay Hill Resort

Day 5: Mandalay - Full-day tour to Amarapura and Inwa

A full day visiting the fascinating Monastery’s at Amarapura and Mahagandayon. See monks receiving alms. Then on to the U Bein teak bridge. Next by boat, and then take a delightful horse and cart ride to the former Royal capital Inwa. Visit Nanmyint watchtower, the remains of the ancient palace, Maha Aungmye Bonzan and Bargayar monasteries. View the sunset at U Bein Bridge. Evening market visit.

Day 6: Irrawaddy River Cruise – Two nights RV Paukan - Mingun Paya complex

Embark on the beautiful RV Paukan for a 2 night cruise to Pagan. Afternoon visit to Mingun Paya a vast uncompleted stupa began by King Bodawpaya in 1790.

Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 7: Sagaing and Yandabo visits

Afternoon excursion to Sagaing considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths. Also visit Yandabo, a village specialising in pottery, and where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826.

Day 8: Pagan – Late afternoon Temples tour

Disembark in Pagan this morning. Late afternoon visit to Pagan’s ancient Temples. Watch the glorious sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from a Temple top. Three nights Bagan Lodge.

Accommodation: Bagan Lodge

Day 9: Pagan – Full day Pagan tour

Continue the tour of Pagan – visits will include the Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple. Relax over dinner by candle-lit dinner at a pagoda or on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy.

Day 10: Day Tour to Mount Popa

Full day excursion to the sacred Mount Popa, an extinct volcano. Climb to the top for stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats: Burmese ancient animist spirits.

Day 11: To Inle via Heho- Lake tour

Morning flight to Heho and transfer to Inle Lake. Later take a tour of the Lake and see the famous leg rowers, floating gardens, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Three nights Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min.

Accommodation: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min

Day 12: Inle Lake – Indein Village visit

Morning visit to Indein village with its myriad of ancient ruined, yet still captivating, pagodas.

Day 13: Inle Lake

Day at leisure.

Day 14: To Yangon – Visit National Museum and Farewell Dinner

Morning flight to Yangon. Visit the interesting National Museum to round off the tour. Farewell dinner at Le Planteur. Overnight Governor’s Residence.

Accommodation: Belmond Governors Residence

Day 15: To London via Bangkok

Morning transfer to the airport and fly back to London via Bangkok.

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Price per person (Double/Twin share)
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation in a double/twin sharing room with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Dinner on Day 4 & 14. Full board on Paukan Cruise.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned car.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

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