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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Adventure & Off-the-beaten track, Cultural & Immersive

If you are looking for something with a little bit of travelling stardust, then why not explore the off-the-beaten track delights of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma, coupled with seeing the classic highlights of Burma. It’s hard to sum up how interesting this area is; the islands that line the coast are very much like the nearby Thai islands, yet most of the islands simply are not inhabited. Those that are, are home to sea-gypsies, and sail from island to island on luxury boats.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £4725
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • Superb blend of culture and sailing through picture-perfect desert islands of the Mergui
    • See the classic sites: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake
    • Have a private guide and transfers
    • Spend five days on a boat exploring the Mergui

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2
    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 1-2
    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
    Pool - Hotel at Tharabar Gate, Bagan, Burma

    Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Day 3-4
    Pool - Hotel at Tharabar Gate, Bagan, Burma

    Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Day 5-6
    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 5-6
    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 7-8
    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 7-8
    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 9-13
    Mergui

    Burma Boating

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Burma Boating is a superb collection of yachts that operate in the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma.

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    Day 9-13
    Mergui

    Burma Boating

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Burma Boating is a superb collection of yachts that operate in the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma.

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    Day 14

    Sule Shangri-La

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Sule Shangri-La is located opposite Scott’s Market in downtown Yangon in Burma and is a classic modern international hotel.

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    Day 14

    Sule Shangri-La

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Sule Shangri-La is located opposite Scott’s Market in downtown Yangon in Burma and is a classic modern international hotel.

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    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.

    Remote Burma: Cruising the Chindwin

    Mandalay - Chindwin River - Yangon  

    The further you get off-the-beaten track in Burma, the more remarkable the destination becomes. Ideal for a second-time trip, this tour explores the hidden Chindwin on the luxury Belmond Orcaella.

    17 days from £6150 p. p.