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The Golden Land of Burma… A Luxury Tour

13 days from £3,990 per person

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

Having recently returned from Burma, James and Mark have put together their ideal trip to the 'Golden Land' using their 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 3 km stretch of white sand and clear turquoise waters, at Sandoway Resort. This holiday is purely a suggested itinerary. It can be booked as is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect tailor-made trip to Burma. We also offer this itinerary using our favourite room categories, available on request.


Itinerary details

13 days from £3,990 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

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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