A Short Getaway to Myanmar

Mandalay, Bagan & Yangon

From £900 per person in low season
From £1100 per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Great introduction to the culture of Myanmar

  • Chance to see the thousands of temples of Bagan and the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

  • Compact itinerary over five nights lets you explore many of the main cultural sits of Myanmar with expert guiding daily

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March, and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

This compact itinerary is a great way to experience some of the highlights of Myanmar. The five night journey features stops in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon and includes some of the country’s most beautiful cultural highlights.

  1. Days 1-2: Mandalay

    Start the itinerary in Mandalay for your first night in Myanmar. We suggest a morning flight so that on arrival you can dive straight into the city with a heritage tour. You’ll have the chance to visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, otherwise known as the largest book in the world, and base of Mandalay Hill where you will find the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and Shwe Nandaw Kyaung, the last remaining building from the Royal Palace. To end the day, venture to the top of Mandalay Hill where you will be greeted with stunning views of the city, surrounding countryside and Irrawaddy River.

    Accommodation: Hilton Mandalay (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Bagan

    Next it is on to Bagan, which you will reach by a short flight from Mandalay. To make the most of your time in Myanmar on arrival at the airport, your guide will immediately whisk you off to the temples of Bagan for a half day tour. Included are visits to Shwezigon, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi with its beautiful mural paintings and the chance to get a little off the beaten track with a visit to a local village, getting a glimpse of what life is like for Bagan’s residents. The following day you’ll be taken on a full day tour of the countryside that surrounds Bagan with a visit to Mount Popa, believed to be the home of 37 guardian spirits that watch over the people of Myanmar. On returning to Bagan you’ll stop in at Shwe Hlaing, a local village famous for its toddy palm trees and the creation of this strong wine.

    Accommodation: Aureum Palace Resort (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Yangon

    To finish the trip, we have included two days for you in Yangon, again reachable by a short internal flight from Bagan. Yangon is a charming city full of colonial relics and on arrival we have included a walking tour through downtown Yangon, specially designed to showcase some of the city’s most historic and beautiful buildings. The walk is also a fantastic way to observe everyday life in Yangon, with popular tea shops and busy local vendors. Ending the day, at sunset, you’ll visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. With the sun reflecting off the shining gold leaf, this the perfect time to visit.

    The following day it is time to get a little more off the beaten track in Yangon. With your private guide you’ll take the circle train to the outskirts of Yangon, in the midst of all the daily hustle and bustle as local commuters make their way around the city. From the train you’ll visit Insein Township which has a brilliant local market before heading into vibrant Chinatown and Little India. Here you can enjoy tasting street snacks before moving on to the jetty of Yangon to visit Kanauangto River Island. In complete contrast to Yangon, this is a sleepy little island with few cars and here you’ll get around by trishaw as you explore this 3-mile-long rural island. At the end of the experience head back to main Yangon for your final night in the city before departing for home the next day.

    Accommodation: Savoy Hotel Yangon (2 nights)

Experiences

  • Cooking Curries in Yangon

    Today enjoy a traditional cooking class with a trip to the local market for the full authentic experience.

  • Discover Mandalay and Mingun

    This thrilling full-day tour showcases the best of Mandalay and Mingun and involves ascending Mandalay Hill for a bird's-eye view of the city below, exploring the former Royal Capital’s temple and cruising up the Irrawaddy River for a visit to Mingun.

  • Downtown Delicacies

    This exciting tour gives you the chance to sample the street food and night culture of the former Burmese capital. Travelling by trishaw, and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, you’ll stop at some of the best local dining spots.

  • Mandalay Hill and Environs

    The last royal capital of Myanmar comes to life with this half-day guided tour of the main heritage sites of Mandalay. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and climb Mandalay Hill for views over the countryside.

  • Mount Popa & Salay Tour

    The chance to learn about Myanmar’s tradition of spirit worship at Mount Popa, to explore Salay, a famous Buddhist centre with unique architecture, and to witness scenes of bygone countryside life.

  • Trading Jade in Mandalay

    This half-day tour takes in the wonderful Jade Market in Mandalay. A truly authentic market, where tourists are the minority, the market brings together local, Chinese, Indian and Thai traders.

  • Twante by Boat

    Today venture outside of Yangon to the quiet and sleepy town of Twante. On this relaxing tour you will be able to experience the more rural side of Myanmar with a cruise along Yangon River and a relaxed explore around Twante.

  • Yangon by Night

    Yangon by night takes on a different character with its vibrant atmosphere and lively street scenes. This evening tour includes a cruise along the Yangon River to see the sun set, a thrilling trishaw ride to bustling Chinatown, and a stop at a live music

Location

Mandalay, Bagan & Yangon

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

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