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The Ultimate Burma Tour... No Stone Left Unturned

22 days from £5,950 per person

Having recently returned from Burma, our specialists have put together the ultimate trip to Burma leaving no stone unturned. The itinerary starts in the former capital of Yangon with its crumbling colonial architecture and the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda before driving to the pilgrimage of Kyaikhtiyo. Return to Yangon 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.

From Inle, fly to the northern reaches of Burma and spend 3 nights in the wonderful Malikha Lodge for some adventures in the mountains and forests. After Putao, visit Mandalay, once home to the staggering Royal Moated Palace complex and the gateway to Burma's ancient capitals like Inwa and 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.

Before you hit the beach visit Mrauk U, another town with extraordinary temples and pagodas which is a lot less frequented. 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 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 Epic Journeys and Honeymoons, as well as our ActiveBeach, Trekking and Boating itineraries.


Itinerary details

22 days from £5,950 per person

BURMA - U Bein Bridge, Mandalay BURMA - U Bein Bridge, Mandalay
BURMA - Yangon - Shwedagon Pagoda 2 BURMA - Yangon - Shwedagon Pagoda 2
BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 1 BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 1
BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 16 BURMA Governors Residence Yangon 16
BURMA - Mrauk U BURMA - Mrauk U
BURMA - Mandalay - Mingun Stupa BURMA - Mandalay - Mingun Stupa
BURMA - Mandalay - Mingun white temple BURMA - Mandalay - Mingun white temple
BURMA - Mandalay BURMA - Mandalay
BURMA - Inle Lake BURMA - Inle Lake
BURMA - Inle Lake - traditional long neck ladies BURMA - Inle Lake - traditional long neck ladies
Burma No Stone Left Unturned Itinerary 1 Burma No Stone Left Unturned Itinerary 1
BURMA - Inle Princess - View from Balcony 207, Min Yu BURMA - Inle Princess - View from Balcony 207, Min Yu
BURMA - Inle Princess, Chalet, room BURMA - Inle Princess, Chalet, room
BURMA - Inle Princess, Sun set deck BURMA - Inle Princess, Sun set deck
Malikha Lodge, Putao, Burma 2 Malikha Lodge, Putao, Burma 2
Malikha Lodge Burma Luxury Holiday With Ampersand Travel Malikha Lodge Burma Luxury Holiday With Ampersand Travel
Malikha Lodge, Putao, Burma 1 Malikha Lodge, Putao, Burma 1
RV Paukan Bagan Burma 2 RV Paukan Bagan Burma 2
BURMA Bagan Temple 4 BURMA Bagan Temple 4
BURMA Balloons Over Bagan BURMA Balloons Over Bagan
Burma No Stone Left Unturned Itinerary 3 Burma No Stone Left Unturned Itinerary 3

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Slicing through the water on Burma’s Inle Lake on a long-tail boat - the water, mountain and sky seemed to merge with one another and the colours were washed out into shades of blue and grey. It was cool, almost cold. Here, whole villages live on the water and crops are grown on small strips of floating islands. Rarely has reality felt more dreamlike.
James Jayasundera, MD of Ampersand Travel

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
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
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’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North 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
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
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

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