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The Golden Land of Burma… A Luxury Tour

12 days from £5,970 for 2023 per person

The Golden Land of Burma is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Winter Sun Trips.

This is our ideal trip to Burma, the 'Golden Land' using our favourite hotels in each destination and providing a balance of experiences ensuring you don't get 'templed out'. The itinerary starts in the former capital of Yangon with its crumbling colonial architecture and the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda before flying upcountry to the banks of Burma's second largest lake, Inle. It is home to pagodas and monasteries and more than 200 small villages, many of which are floating on stilts on the lake. The Intha, the local people, are famous for developing the eccentric method of rowing with one leg.

After Inle, visit Mandalay, once home to the staggering Royal Moated Palace complex and the gateway to Burma's ancient capitals like Inwa & Mingun. Cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan for 1 night on the RV Paukan experiencing a slower pace of life. Upon disembarkation view the magnificent temples of Bagan, scattered over the 26 square mile site along the river banks or the Irrawaddy. A sunrise balloon ride over the temples can be organised upon request.

Finish the journey with 3 nights on beautiful Ngapali Beach, a 3km stretch of white sand and clear turquoise waters, at Sandoway Resort. We offer this itinerary using our favourite room categories, available on request.

This luxury holiday is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your perfect tailor-made tour of Burma. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Honeymoons and Family Holidays, as well as our Active, TrekkingBeach and Boating itineraries.

Itinerary details

12 days from £5,970 for 2023 per person

BURMA - Bagan - Shwezigon Paya BURMA - Bagan - Shwezigon Paya
BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 17 BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 17
The Golden Land Of Burma Itinerary The Golden Land Of Burma Itinerary
BURMA - Yangon - reclining Buddha BURMA - Yangon - reclining Buddha
BURMA Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda BURMA Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda
Inle Lake Burma 2 Inle Lake Burma 2
BURMA - Inle Lake cigar rolling BURMA - Inle Lake cigar rolling
BURMA - Inle Princess - View from Balcony 207, Min Yu BURMA - Inle Princess - View from Balcony 207, Min Yu
RV Paukan Bagan Burma RV Paukan Bagan Burma
BURMA RV Paukan Irrawaddy River 2 BURMA RV Paukan Irrawaddy River 2
BURMA Bagan Temple 4 BURMA Bagan Temple 4
BURMA Ngapali Beach 2 BURMA Ngapali Beach 2
Once I visited the giant golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon during the Water Festival and it was surrounded by hundreds and thousands of worshippers paying their respects. The air was heavy with the scent of flowers and incense, and the shuffling crowds flowed as one around the pagoda. It was wonderful to see families of all sizes, spanning several generations, spending time and praying together.
James Jayasundera, MD of Ampersand Travel

Client Testimonials

I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India

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