The Great Mandalay Capitals – Ava, Saigaing and Amarapura

With your private guide, head first towards the old capital of Ava (Innwa) where you will wander through on horse cart (no cars are allowed here which is such a joy). See the crumbling remains of this former capital dating from the 1365 and lasting until a large earthquake forced a move in 1839. It is strategically located in the confluence of the Irrawaddy and Myitnge Rivers and was repeatably attacked and changed hands as rivals sought to control Upper Burma. After the earthquake, the capital was moved to nearby Amarapura in 1842. In the afternoon visit Sagaing, whose kingdom ruled from 1315 to 1364 and was briefly the capital again in the 18th century. It is noted for it numerous Buddhist Monasteries and as a centre of spiritual learning. Return back over the Irrawaddy to Amarapura over the Ava Bridge where you visit U Bein Bridge at sunset.

Itineraries

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.

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.

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