Southeast Asia

Burma: Best Bits

Our 'best bits' itinerary includes what we feel are THE top sights to see in Burma during your visit.

Burma: Best Bits Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart the UK and fly to Rangoon.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Rangoon.
  • Day 3 : Rangoon – spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of this delightful city. The Shwedagon Pagoda and a stroll through Bogyoke Market are musts.
  • Day 4 : Travel to Mandalay, a 50-minute flight, around eight hours by road or about 15 hours by train. Visit Amarapura and the U Bein Bridge, and even the old city of Inwa depending on your time of arrival.
  • Day 5 : Mandalay – soak up the atmosphere of this legendary city whilst visiting the sights. Ascending Mandalay Hill is a must!
  • Day 6 : Mandalay – sail up the Irrawaddy River to visit the magnificent Mingun.
  • Day 7 : Travel to Bagan, three hours by road, though it is also possible to travel by river.
  • Day 8 : Bagan – spend the day exploring beautiful temples. We highly recommend taking the time to enjoy a sunrise or sunset.
  • Day 9 : Bagan – take a day trip out to the fascinating Mt Popa (one hour by road).
  • Day 10 : Travel to Heho, a 30 minute flight or five hours by road. Transfer to Pindaya to visit the Shwe U Min limestone caves, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site.
  • Day 11 : Travel to Inle Lake, one hour 30 minutes by road. Spend the rest of the day on and around the water visiting floating markets, stilt houses and the local leg-rowing fishermen.
  • Day 12 : Inle Lake – why not use the day to visit the crumbling Indein Pagoda complex? There are also plenty of lush fields and rural villages around Inle that you can walk through.
  • Day 13 : Travel to Rangoon, a 45 minute flight or seven hours by road.
  • Day 14 : Fly Rangoon to UK.

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Highlights

Bagan – Rangoon – Inle Lake – Irrawaddy River – Mt Popa

Duration

14 days

Prices

4 star prices from £3,190

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