Along the Burma Road

Trekking around Hsipaw
Trekking around Hsipaw
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    From £2,995 per person, based on a shared double or twin room in the selected accommodation, for departures between October and April. 

  • What´s Included

    • Return international flights
    • 12 nights' accommodation
    • Daily breakfast, plus 1 lunch
    • Road transfers & tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guides

  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year-round.

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

The famous Burma Road was a vital supply route between China’s South-western Yunnan province and the heartlands of central Myanmar, built by the British shortly prior to the Second World War. Now a key trading road between the two nations, the journey remains an epic one from the foothills of the Himalayas down to the plains of central Myanmar. This tour retraces the principal section of the route between Kunming and Mandalay, stopping en route in tropical spa town of Tengchong on the Chinese side, passing through the border towns of Ruili and Muse, then further into Myanmar through Lashio, Hsipaw, and Pyin Oo Lwin. To examine the route in more detail, we encourage extensions to points further at either end of the journey. From Kunming, head further north into the Himalayan foothills, or south towards Laos or Vietnam. From Mandalay, the ancient city of Bagan beckons, as does the stunning beaches of Ngapali Bay. 

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • Fly London Heathrow – Bangkok: with Thai Airways.
  • 2
  • Bangkok - Kunming: Fly on to Kunming, with Thai Airways. Arrive and check-in to your hotel.
  • 3
  • Kunming: Tour of Kunming and the nearby Stone Forest.
  • 4
  • Kunming - Tengchong: Fly to Tengchong and check in to your hotel. Visit Hot Springs park in the afternoon.
  • 5
  • Tengchong: A full day exploring around historic, scenic, Tengchong.
  • 6
  • Tengchong - Ruili: Head on to the border town of Ruili, where you will overnight.
  • 7
  • Ruili - Hsipaw: Cross the border and make for Hsipaw, via Muse, Hseni, and Lashio.
  • 8
  • Hsipaw: A full day exploring rich scenery and local life around Hsipaw.
  • 9
  • Hsipaw – Pyin Oo Lwin: Cross the Gokteik Viaduct and arrive in the colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin.
  • 10
  • Pyin Oo Lwin: A relaxing day exploring around Pyin Oo Lwin
  • 11
  • Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay: Drive down to Mandalay and take a boat trip up the Irrawaddy to Mingun.
  • 12
  • Mandalay & around: A full day exploring Ava, Amarapura & Sagaing.
  • 13
  • Mandalay: A day at leisure to relax at your hotel.
  • 14
  • Mandalay – Bangkok – London Heathrow: Return from Mandalay to London Heathrow, via Bangkok, with Thai Airways.
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