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Pushing Back Boundaries

Our "Burma Explorer" journey plus a week in the Mon State.  A comprehensive taste of Burma

A very comprehensive tour taking in the main regions of Burma including the Tribal communities near the hill station of Kalaw. Ample time is allocated for Inle Lake, Mandalay and ancient Bagan. The third week of the journey takes us south to the spiritually significant pilgrimage site of Kyaiktiyo (The Golden Rock). Time to wander through the decaying British colonial streets of Mawlamyaing. Sunset from Kipling’s viewpoint at the Ol’ Pagoda is unforgettable

What People Are Saying

"Burma is a photographer's dream. From the beautiful temples and pagodas to the friendly smiles of the Burmese people......Global Drift and their knowledgeable and friendly Burmese guides are the best.....your trip to Burma will never be forgotten"
Bob Dyke, Canada

19 Day Itinerary
Departure:5th January 2025(Sunday to Thursday)

Please Note: Weeks 1 & 2 of this itinerary are offered as the "Burma Explorer" tour.  Passengers who choose the 2 week option will depart the tour in Yangon on day 14


Day 1 - Yangon
We have a group meeting then enjoy a local meal
Day 2 - Yangon to Inle Lake (fly)
Morning flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. We enjoy a short drive down to the town of Nyaungshwe, our base for our stay on the vast and culturally unique Inle Lake
Day 3 - Inle Lake
A fantastic day on the lake. Visit tribal markets, beautiful pagodas and the famous floating gardens
Day 4 - Inle Lake - Nyaungshwe
There are numerous options to pursue in your free day here at our base. Hire bicycles and explore the surrounding area, wander through the local tribal market, visit the recently discovered grandeur of Kakku archaeological area or maybe a journey to the Shan capital of Taunggyi
Day 5 - Inle Lake to Kalaw
We take the train winding through the hills and forests of the Shan plateau. We arrive in the sleepy hill station of Kalaw with dinner tonight at the quaint 7 Sisters restaurant
Day 6 - Kalaw
Optional day trek to tribal Palaung villages. Alternatively enjoy this lovely town by foot
Day 7 - Kalaw to Mandalay
Rugged mountain views as we descend to the cultural capital of Burma. An optional visit to the famous Mandalay Marionettes is a must
Day 8 - Mandalay
Visit Zegyo market, U Bein’s bridge and the revered Mahamuni Pagoda. Later possibly enjoy an optional visit to Mandalay Hill and the Shwe Ein Bin teak monastery
Day 9 - Mandalay to Mingun (overnight boat on some tours)
Morning visit to the ancient capital of Mingun. The afternoon is free to explore the variety of pagodas and neighbourhoods of this bustling cultural melting pot. *Some departures, depending on the river and group size, stay on the boat from Mingun and head towards Bagan enjoying a wonderful night on deck or under the stars on the riverbank. Bedding is provided but you may wish to bring your own sleepsheet
Day 10 - Mandalay to Bagan
A full day on the ferry enjoying the river life and villages en route. An evening arrival is planned. Settle in to this amazing location amongst 1000 year old pagoda
Day 11 - Bagan
Horsecarts are the best way to explore one of the most astonishing archaeological sites in the world. Optional side trip to Mount Popa
Day 12 - Bagan to Kyaiktiyo (fly via Yangon)
A morning flight to Yangon where we are met and head out for a lovely country drive through central Burma. In the afternoon we will arrive at the base camp to the famous ‘Golden Rock’ pagoda
Day 13 - Kyaiktiyo
A full day today to visit the mysterious ‘Golden Rock’. A very important spiritual journey for all in this country
Day 14 - Kyaiktiyo to Mawlamyaing
Early morning drive to the seaside capital of Mon state. Afternoon free to explore this town only recently opened up to foreigners. Sunset at the “Ol’ Mawlamyaing Pagoda” is not to be missed
Day 15 - Mawlamyaing
Today we visit the nearby astonishing Mudon reclining Buddha under construction and some of other breathtaking Buddhist monolithic constructions. Returning to town we will take a wander through the old colonial streets of this beautiful old British community
Day 16 - Mawlamyaing
A free day to explore this remote seaside town. An optional morning visit to remote Ogre Island is available. Visit old village settlements and enjoy local Mon cuisine for lunch
Day 17 - Mawlamyaing to Yangon
A lovely drive north returning to Yangon. We stop in Bago and depending on the roads may have some time to explore some of the sights of this central crossroad town
Day 18 - Yangon
We visit the spiritual heart of Burma. The astonishing Shwedagon Pagoda. A farewell meal together is planned to complete our wonderful journey
Day 19 - Yangon
Departure day

Trip Options

Single Travellers:InquireDetails
Extra Accommodation: Single USD$85Details
Double USD$100
Arrival Airport Transfer:USD$25Details


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