The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: First Time Visitor, Cultural & Immersive, Historical

Burma is a destination that is simply packed with variety with a culture that has preserved its own identity in the face of changing times. As well as seeing the remarkable legacy of Burma’s history such as the temples and pagodas of Bagan and the royal palaces of Mandalay, you will glimpse into the local culture experienced as you cruise down the Irrawaddy or explore the communities who live and work on the banks of Lake Inle and the Shan Hills to the east. Tourism to Burma is in its infancy, yet over the past few years they have opened good quality boutique and luxury hotels, meaning that it has opened up perfectly for the discerning traveller wanting an exceptional experience on a tailor-made tour of Burma. Throw in immersive, authentic experiences from expert private guides and you are in for a real treat of the highest standards.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £2360 - £2830
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • A classic itinerary, perfect for a first-time visit to Burma covering all the major highlights
    • Have a private guide in each location, with private transfers
    • Hand-crafted and unique experiences
    • Stay in boutique and luxury accommodation
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Yangon The Savoy Governor’s Residence
    Day 3-4 Mandalay The Hotel by the Red Canal Rupar Mandalar
    Day 5 Irrawaddy Cruise RV Paukan 2007 RV Paukan 2007
    Day 6-7 Bagan Areindmar Aureum Palace Bagan
    Day 8-10 Inle Lake Villa Inle The Sanctum Inle Lake
    Day 11 Fly home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2
    Savoy Hotel, Burma, Yangon - Luxury Holidays and Tours to Burma

    The Savoy

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Savoy is a lovely boutique colonial style hotel located close to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon in Burma, offering just 30 well-appointed rooms.

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    Day 1-2
    Governor's Residence, Yangon, Burma

    Governor’s Residence

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Considered by many as the best address in town, the Belmond Governor’s Residence is a charming boutique colonial hotel located in Yangon in Burma.

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    Day 3-4
    Red Canal, Mandalay, Burma

    The Hotel by the Red Canal

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Hotel by the Red Canal is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Mandalay in Burma, set within lush gardens.

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    Day 3-4
    Rupar Mandalar, Mandalay | Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

    Rupar Mandalar

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Rupar Mandalar is a luxury boutique hotel located in the suburbs of Mandalay in Burma, offering just 22 rooms and suites.

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    Day 5
    RV Paukan, Irrawaddy Cruise, Burma

    RV Paukan 2007

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Launched in 2007, the RV Paukan is a classic boutique colonial-themed river boat cruising along the Irrawaddy between Bagan and Mandalay.

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    Day 5
    RV Paukan, Irrawaddy Cruise, Burma

    RV Paukan 2007

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Launched in 2007, the RV Paukan is a classic boutique colonial-themed river boat cruising along the Irrawaddy between Bagan and Mandalay.

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    Day 6-7
    Areindmar, Bagan | Luxury Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

    Areindmar

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Day 6-7
    Aureum Palace, Bagan | Luxury Hotels in Burma (Myanmar) | Millis Potter Travel

    Aureum Palace 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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    Day 8-10
    Villa Inle, Burma

    Villa Inle

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Villa Inle Resort & Spa is a delightful boutique hotel located on the eastern shores of Inle Lake in Burma, offering just 27 lakeside rooms.

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    Day 8-10
    Sanctum Inle Lake, Burma | Luxury Hotels in Myanmar | Millis Potter

    The Sanctum Inle Lake

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Located on the eastern banks of the lake, Sanctum Inle Lake is the most luxurious of all hotels in the area.

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    Customise Your Itinerary

    We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

    Idea 1

    Many guests like a beach stay after a tour of Burma, so why not fly to Nagapali Beach to end your stay. Alternatively, if you want some exceptional beach hotels, it is an easy flight down to Bangkok and onto the Thai beaches

    Idea 2

    If you want longer on the Irrawaddy, you can opt for the cruise boats such as the Road to Mandalay or the Strand which take 2-3 days to cover the distance at a more leisurely pace

    Idea 3

    Between Bagan and the stay in Inle Lake, you can stop at the colonial hill station of Kalaw or the sleepy village of Pindaya to get a little off-the-beaten track

    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    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.