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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

£4725
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

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.