Best Of Burma

From $2,440, 15 days, Burma / Myanmar Trip code: TTSM

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 4 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent temples of Bagan
  • Relax on a riverboat cruise to Mandalay
  • Discover Burma's 'Jewel City'
  • Trek through rarely visited alpine villages
  • Delve into the underground at Pindaya
  • Admire Yangon's golden Shwedagon Paya

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Travel to Burma and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you'll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddha's in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you. A visit to Burma is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Come and discover a little bit of Burma magic with us.

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  • 15 day Itinerary ()

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Destination info

Officially known as the 'Republic of the Union of Myanmar', Burma stands tall as Asia's last undiscovered gem for Western tourists - who were only given access within the last couple of decades (and with that came a lot of restriction!). Now the countries open to tourists and is there to explore, and we reckon it's the perfect place to kick start your gap year adventure!


Bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand Burma's a country hosting a mix of different cultural influences. It's the second largest country in South East Asia and over 60 million people call Burma home, so get ready to talk to the locals and learn what this awesome country is all about. Remember to keep your eyes peeled, you never know what you might see!

  • Location:

Days 1-2 Yangon
Nestled in the shadow of the gold-encrusted Shwedagon Paya is Yangon, a melting pot of Burmese culture and colonialism. Visit this impressive holy site and be dazzled by its riches - both physical and spiritual.
Days 3-5 Bagan
Fly to Bagan and get the first taste of Burma's crowning glory at sunset. Exploring this phenomenal area - spanning some 42 sq km and compromising of thousands of brick and gold-gilded stupas - is a remarkable experience. While here, perhaps take an optional hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
Day 6 Ayeyarwaddy River
Set sail on a riverboat cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Soak up the serenity of life on the water and admire local villages and an ever-changing landscape as it rolls by. And, for a really authentic experience, sleep on deck under a canopy of stars.
Days 7-8 Mandalay
Meet some friendly locals on an energising morning walk before moseying on down the river. Spot fisherman hauling in their catch on the water's edge before arriving in Mandalay by late afternoon. Known as Burma's 'Jewel City', join a local guide for a sunset tour of Mandalay Hill. Perhaps take the river express to the sacred site of Mingun, take in a show at Mandalay Marionettes or visit Mahamuni Paya, resplendent in a layer of gold leaf.
Days 9-10 Kalaw
Continue on via the world's longest teak bridge to Kalaw. Relish the temperate climate and stunning scenery of this mountain hideaway. Rise early and embark on a trek through rarely visited alpine villages, meeting locals who live simply as they have done for centuries.
Days 11-13 Inle Lake
Make tracks through the mountains to Pindaya. Explore the labyrinth of caves here with a local guide, admiring over 8,000 images of Buddha contained inside. Continue onwards to Inle Lake and spend time visiting the floating markets, cycling around the lake and admiring the skills of local 'leg rowers'.
Days 14-15 Yangon
Leave scenic Shan State behind and travel back to Yangon. Explore more of this surprising city before this Best of Burma trip wraps up over a final group dinner.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Some meals
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old.



Hotel (10 nts), Guesthouse (3 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt)


Plane, Taxi, Horse Cart, Trishaw, Bus, Bicycle, Longtail boat

Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group

Allow USD $300 for meals not included.

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Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.


Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.


You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.


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