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What’s included

  • An English speaking local leader
  • International airport transfers
  • All other transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in main cities on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels in outlying towns
  • All meals included except lunch and evening dinner in Yangon
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our four pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • Economy class return air fare from the UK (flight inclusive only)

Undiscovered Burma

Tour

Burma (Myanmar) | Tour

Undiscovered Burma

Duration:  18 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £3,145,
Land only from £2,445

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An off-the-beaten-track tour, exploring deep into lesser-known Burma.

Highlights

  • A tour perfect for your second visit to Burma, or for someone who likes to go 'off-the-beaten-track'
  • Explore little-visited caves and temples
  • Soak up the atmosphere in Mawlamyine, known in Kipling’s day as Moulmein
  • Visit rural villages, fascinating markets, beautiful temples, Buddhist monasteries and old palaces
  • Fascinating boat trips on the Salween River and the Dohtawaddy River

Reviews          

We've designed this holiday to take you right off the main tourist trail, visiting many areas that have only recently been open for foreign visitors to Burma.
Seraphina Berry, Reservations Manager

I felt that the itinerary had been very carefully planned to maximise our short time there and that we were visiting parts of the country and having experience denied to the majority of run-of-the-mill tours arranged by larger companies.
Mrs R, Kent

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We have used our detailed knowledge and experience of this stunning country to design a tour for those who prefer not to follow the crowds. We initially travel south via ‘Golden Rock’ before reaching the coast and spending time ‘by the Old Moulmein Pagoda’ - modern day Mawlamyine. Driving further south you see Win Sein Taw Ya, a 560 foot reclining Buddha, and Thanbyuzayat war cemetery at the western end of the infamous Burma-Siam railway.

Your journey then takes you to the rolling hill country of Kalaw in central Burma and a visit to Kakku, the site of 2478 stupas, aptly known as the ‘forest of temples’.We then break our trip, spending some time relaxing on Inle Lake and taking a boat trip to Sagar and some of the remoter reaches of the lake. Continuing our journey you fly to Mandalay. Travelling by road you head to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a former British Hill Station. You spend some time in and around Hsipaw where you will visit markets, see handicrafts being made and day hike to nearby villages all of which will give you a great insight into the Shan people of this region. You’ll also fit in a river boat trip while taking time to explore several small villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, monasteries, pagodas and the wonderfully named Nine Buddha Hill. All of this will give you a great insight into the Shan people of this region. You will also make a lovely boat trip up the Dohtawaddy River to a confluence where you can swim in rock pools. Then returning towards Mandalay you will have time in historic Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a former British Hill Station. All this before returning to Yangon.

An ideal trip for the traveller returning to Burma, you visit sights and places that illustrate Burma’s long and varied history, from the ancient stupas of Kakku, to the centre of Shan culture, Hsipaw. From the slightly surreal quality of Maymyo where the British escaped the summer heat to the myriad of pagodas and places of worship such as ‘Golden Rock’ – that are very much a part of modern day Burmese life.


At a glance

Duration:  18 days from the UK

Max. Altitude: Not applicable

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Yangon

Accommodation types: Hotels

Meal arrangements: All meals included except lunch and evening dinner in Yangon

Leader: Local leader, Burma
Local leader, Burma

Your trip will be escorted throughout by an English speaking Burmese guide. Our Guides are all licensed to guide throughout the country and receive regular ‘top-up’ training. In addition to English, many guides will speak the dialects used by some of the ethnic groups you will encounter in rural areas – further adding to the interest and enjoyment of your holiday.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Yangon (Rangoon). Sunset visit to Shwedagon Pagoda
3
Drive south from Yangon. Visit the Taukkyan Allied War Grave Cemetery. Travel on to Golden Rock. Evening visit to Golden Rock
4-5
Drive to the scenic splendours of Hpa-an, with its beautiful limestone karst scenery and interesting caves. Boat trip on Salween River to Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State. Visit museum and Kipling Pagoda
6-7
Visit Ye-Le Pagoda on seashore at Kyaikkami the beach at Setse. See war cemetery at Thanbyuzayat and huge 560ft reclining Buddha at Win Sein Taw. Drive back to Yangon
8-9
Fly to Heho and drive into the hill country at Kalaw. Spend a day exploring the pretty Shan Capital of Taunggyi. Drive to Inle Lake
10-11
Relax and explore the waters of Inle Lake by boat including visit to a 5 day Market. Fly to Mandalay
12-15
Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, and on to Hsipaw to explore Shan culture. Take a boat trip on the Dohtawaddy River, visit local villages. Visit an early morning market visit (3-6am - so optional) and then drive to Pyin OO Lwin (Maymyo) for sightseeing there
16-18
Drive to Mandalay, tour of Mandalay and fly to Yangon. Fly home

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Fri 27 Oct - Mon 13 Nov 2017Available£2445 Book£3145 Book

2018

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Fri 2 Feb - Mon 19 Feb 2018Available£2445 Book£3195 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single room supplement
    From £675
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Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • An English speaking local leader
  • International airport transfers
  • All other transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard hotel accommodation in main cities on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels in outlying towns
  • All meals included except lunch and evening dinner in Yangon
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • The option of joining one of our four pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • Economy class return air fare from the UK (flight inclusive only)

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Yangon
  • Overseas airport departure taxes
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Well-planned and varied          

The route was well planned and varied with at least one guaranteed Ôwow factorÕ every day and the comparative lack of tourists we encountered fully justified the title of the tour. The small group size enabled us to have more interaction with the local people than one would normally expect on a package tour and was one of the main contributing factors to our enjoyment and appreciation of the country.I felt that the itinerary had been very carefully planned to maximise our short time there and that we were visiting parts of the country and having experience denied to the majority of run-of-the-mill tours arranged by larger companies.

Remote and little-visited          

We've designed this holiday to take you right off the main tourist trail, visiting many areas that have only recently been open for foreign visitors to Burma.


Extend your holiday

Ngapali Beach Extension
  • Relax in style at a Ngapali beach resort, perfect to add on to your Burma trek or tour
  • Choice of hotels, from mid-range to luxury
  • Spa treatments are available

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Ngapali Beach, with its pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water, is the best in the country and a perfect way to end your holiday in Burma.


Balloons over Bagan - extension
  • Spectacular sunrise views over the temples of Bagan
  • Excursion lasts 2.5 – 3 hours, with an hour-long balloon flight and refreshments afterwards
  • Balloons take off daily from October through to March.

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Visitors to Bagan now have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in a hot air balloon. The world-famous archaeological site of Bagan is known for its marvellous sunsets and sunrises, mostly enjoyed from the top of one of the monuments but a balloon flight gives you the chance to see Bagan from a bird’s-eye view.


Angkor Wat extension
  • Visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, the Bayon and more. Each of these sites has its own individual charm.
  • Flights to Siem Reap from either Burma or Bangkok.
  • All entrance fees, guides and transport during your time in Cambodia.
  • Three nights stay at a lovely Boutique hotel with a pool and friendly staff.

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Angkor Wat is the largest religious building in the world. The name translates to ‘The temple that is a city’ and after a visit to this amazing site you will understand why.

During your four days here you will have the chance to spend time not only at Angkor Wat but also the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm where the jungle has taken over the temple, the epic Angkor Thom, the enchanting Bayon and much more besides. Each of these sites has its own individual charm and will leave you with memories to last a life time. Angkor could be described as a giant game of one-upmanship with each successive king trying to out do the previous with a larger and more impressive temple, culminating in Angkor Wat. This four day extension can be added on to all our Burmese trips and any of our holidays ending in Bangkok.


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