The Temples & Trains of Burma

Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar
Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,395 per person sharing for departures in May.

  • What´s Included

    • Return international flights
    • 15 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, plus 2 lunches 
    • Private road & boat transfers; shared train travel 
    • All tours & sightseeing on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guides and drivers
  • Departure Information

    Daily depatures throughout the year. 

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

The journey starts in Mandalay, with its vibrant streets and surrounding ancient capitals, before heading up to the former hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, where you will travel by train over the spectacular Goteik viaduct. Next you will visit another rural hill station, Kalaw, nestled in the Shan Hills, and from here you will travel through picturesque countryside to the sleepy town of Shwe Nyaung and then on by road to your hotel on the shores of Inle Lake. Later there will be 2 days marvelling at the ancient temples of Bagan, including a side trip to Mount Popa which on certain days can be made by vintage steam train. The tour continues through Yangon and then deep down in the Irrawaddy Delta. Here you will explore the dramatic Golden Rock, the rich countryside of Hpa-An, and then vintage Mawlamyine – the former capital of British Burma. You will then return by train to Yangon, where your tour concludes with an overnight stay in the bustling Burmese capital. 

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Mandalay: via Bangkok, with Thai Airways.
  • 2
  • Mandalay: transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Mandalay.
  • 3
  • Mandalay & around: Full day exploring the ancient capitals of Amarapura, Ava, and Sagaing.
  • 4
  • Mandalay - Pyin U Lwin: drive to Pyin U Lwin. Afternoon sightseeing in the former hill station.
  • 5
  • Pyin U Lwin: Take the train across the dramatic Gokteik Viaduct. In the afternoon return and explore the area around Pyin U Lwin.
  • 6
  • Pyin U Lwin – Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw: Return to Mandalay and fly to Heho. Transfer to Kalaw, spend the afternoon exploring the Shan countryside.
  • 7
  • Kalaw – Shwe Nyaung – Inle Lake: Morning scenic train journey to Shwe Nyuang. In the afternoon transfer to your hotel at Inle Lake for 2 nights.
  • 8
  • Inle Lake: enjoy a day exploring the lake and its magnificent scenery.
  • 9
  • Inle Lake – Bagan: Drive back to Heho and fly to Bagan, transfer to your hotel for 2 nights. Spend a day at the impressive ruins.
  • 10
  • Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan: Morning visit to Mt Popa. Evening sunset Cruise.
  • 11
  • Bagan – Yangon: Fly to Yangon. Guided tour of the Burmese capital.
  • 12
  • Yangon – Bago - Kyaiktiyo: drive to Bago and then on to the iconic 'Golden Rock'.
  • 13
  • Kyaikhtiyo – Hpa An: Drive to Hpa-An with stops en route through the dramatic Kayin countryside.
  • 14
  • Hpa An – Mawlamyine: Take a private charter boat down the river to Mawlamyine. In the afternoon explore this former colonial capital.
  • 15
  • Mawlamyine: A full day touring around Mawlamyine & Bilu Island.
  • 16
  • Mawlamyine – Yangon: Take the train from Mawlamyine back up to Thaton, then transfer by road on to Yangon. Final night in the Burmese capital.
  • 17
  • Yangon – London: Day at leisure. Evening flight to London Heathrow via Bangkok.
  • 18
  • Arrive London Heathrow
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