The ancient city of Bagan is dotted with thousands of ancient stupas and temples spread across the dry plains of the Irrawaddy River in central Burma. On a par with Angkor Wat, it is one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in Asia.
Explore the Shwezigon Pagoda, built the early 11th century; Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite murals and the Ananda, an architectural masterpiece with standing Buddha images whose facial expressions change depending on where you view them. The breathtaking view of the brick temples, against the backdrop of a vast river plain is unforgettable. Just outside Bagan lies Mount Popa, an extinct volcano and legendary home of the Nats (spirits in Burmese). Stop en route at a local toddy palm farmer’s hut and see how they collect and make the delicious palm sugar and drink, as well as at the foot of Mt Popa where a bustling local market offers a glimpse of the local daily life.
Aureum Palace Resort
The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel located in Bagan and is uniquely situated within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, therefore providing some of the best views of any hotel in the area.
The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
The Hotel at Tharabar Gate is located in the ancient capital of the Burmese Empire, Bagan. Surrounded by more than 4000 ancient temples and pagodas, you will be enchanted by the breathtaking views, personal service and delightful rooms.
Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort sits amidst 24 acres of landscaped gardens, on the banks of the Irrawaddy, Burma's river of history and legend. This grand hotel sits among tropical gardens and trees with fantastic sunset views over the river.
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, Inle Lake
This itinerary takes in some of Myanmar’s most celebrated destinations coupled with some one-of-a-kind activities and excursions, ideally suited for those looking for a more active experience of this enthralling destination. Your days will be filled with cycling past the vibrant markets and leafy alleys of Yangon, exploring Bagan’s iconic temples,...
GBP £3,000 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Loikaw, Inle Lake, Kalaw, Ngapali Beach
Embark on an epic adventure through Myanmar on this extensive seventeen night itinerary, perfect for those with more time and who would like to explore this stunning country at a more leisurely pace. Enjoy the culture-rich cities of Yangon and Mandalay, former British hill stations, sunrise balloons over Bagan, the Irrawaddy River cruise and the...
GBP £5,100 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach
Experience the best of Burma on this 12 night itinerary, combining must-see highlights with some of the country’s most spoiling hotels. Soar above the temples of Bagan, sip wine overlooking Inle lake and relax on one of South East Asia’s best beaches.
GBP £5,100 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Private Irrawaddy Cruise, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach
This epic itinerary showcases the best that Myanmar has to offer from its luxury hotels to its unique and exclusive experiences. This is truly Myanmar in style, as you venture from Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali Bay with an added beautiful cruise along the Irrawaddy accompanied by the very best guides in the country.
GBP £5,400 pp