Bagan

Bagan never ceases to make people simply go ‘wow’. With over 3000 temples and pagodas drifting off into the distance, wth the might Irrawaddy drifting past. At sunrise, take a balloon and see the sheer expanse of it all and at sunset, clamber on to one of the tallest pagodas to see the light shimmer and change against the various structures. Quite simply, it is a photographers delight and an explorers dream: the best way to see them is to hop onto bikes and just explore the 26 square-miles of temples. They were built between 1057 and 1287, but earthquakes and the invading Mongols under Kublai Khan ended this glorious age. You can easily include Bagan on a tour of Burma, with easy flight connections to Heho (for Inle Lake), Yangon and Mandalay. Many guests opt to cruise between Mandalay and Bagan on the Irrawaddy.

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Bagan Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Classic Burma and the Mergui

Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mergui Archipelago  

Explore the untouched islands of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma with the classics highlights of this amazing destination.

15 days from £4725 p. p.

The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Nothing quite compares to a gentle cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. You’ll see the major sights of Burma, but also see the traditional villages and rural charm along the banks of the river.

12 days from £3795 p. p.

Burma in Depth

Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Maymyo - Hsipaw - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali  

If you want to leave no stone unturned in Burma, then we can offer longer private journeys which get further off-the-beaten track to see more of this amazing country.

24 days from £4630 p. p.

Honeymoon to Burma

Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

A honeymoon to Burma allows you to have an amazing cultural adventure and a chance to leisurely kick-back on the Indian Ocean.

13 days from £2710 p. p.

Family Adventure to Burma

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Burma makes for such a wonderful family holiday, packed with amazing experiences that the children will love, such as seeing lively markets, meeting elephants, cycling through Bagan and ending on the Indian Ocean.

14 days from £2570 p. p.

Luxury Burma in Style

Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

With the introduction of a selection of new luxury hotels in recent years, Burma is fast becoming the destination to explore in style on a luxurious tour packed with authentic and amazing experiences.

15 days from £7140 p. p.

Classic Burma: The Golden Land

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Explore Burma on a luxury private tour seeing all the major sights, plus a visit to Kalaw and ending with some well deserved time on the beach in Ngapali to end.

14 days from £2685 p. p.

Burma in a Nutshell

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy - Bagan - Inle Lake  

This shorter private tour of Burma combines all the main highlights of this amazing destination, exploring Yangon, visiting Mandalay, cruising the Irrawaddy, the temples and pagodas of Bagan and Inle Lake.

11 days from £2360 p. p.

Bagan Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Aureum Palace, Bagan | Luxury Hotels in Burma (Myanmar) | Millis Potter Travel

Aureum Palace Bagan

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel and has the best views of the temples of Bagan, being the only hotel to be located within the temple complex.

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Pool - Hotel at Tharabar Gate, Bagan, Burma

Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is a charming hotel located in Old Bagan in Burma, a perfect location from which to explore Bagan’s temples and pagodas.

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Exterior of Cottages - Bagan Lodge, Burma | Millis Potter | Luxury Tours in Burma

Bagan Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Bagan Lodge a resort style contemporary hotel located close to the temples and pagodas of Bagan and is set within verdant landscaped gardens with two large swimming pools.

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Areindmar, Bagan | Luxury Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

Areindmar

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Areindmar is a lovely boutique hotel located in the town of New Bagan, just to the south of the famous temples and pagodas of Bagan.

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Bagan Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.