Burma Highlights

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5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Local culture
  • Countryside and village visits
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Local boat rides
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Yangon, Myanmar
  • Ends Yangon, Myanmar
  • +3
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Rangoon (Yangon) British colonial heritage and the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Inle Lake Floating gardens, stilted villages and legrowing fishermen
  • Shan State Highlands Walk in the countryside around the former British hill station of Kalaw
  • Mandalay Cruise on Irrawaddy River and visit nearby UBein Bridge
Starting and ending in Yangon, the "Burma Highlights" tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Kalaw, Yangon and Inle Lake in Myanmar. "Burma Highlights" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

With its plethora of glittering temples and towering stupas that punctuate the horizon, it's no wonder this mystical country has been dubbed the \ Golden Land'. On this two week trip we explore Burma's (Myanmar) stand-out highlights, along with some of its lesser-visited gems. Inle Lake - Discover floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen Mandalay - Cruise on the Irrawaddy River and visit nearby U-Bein Bridge Bagan - Explore the vast plain studded with thousands of ancient temples.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Neil
  • On Dec 02 2020
5 - Excellent
“The notes posted each day by Haymar explaining wake up / breakfast / transport times and what we were going to be doing, needed to take / wear in support of the trip notes were excellent. Nice touch with added drawings. I took a photo each day and used it a few times. Brilliant added information nicely presented in own hand writing / drawing. Made me feel special.”
  • Sherry
  • On Oct 02 2020
5 - Excellent
“Had an excellent time. Would recommend. Even with a large group, all was fun and enriching. ”
  • Richard
  • On Aug 02 2020
5 - Excellent
“Just to,say that despite having written quite a lot in some sections, it doesnt change the fact that I had an excellent holiday. Thanks to Exlplore, and more specifically, thanks to Ei.”
  • Rosemary
  • On Apr 01 2020
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Another optional extra to add to the list in the itinerary - Afternoon tea at the Strand Hotel Yangon - very enjoyable!! (By the way, the massage I had was excellent too!)”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 2 : Discover the sights of Yangon; fly to Inle Lake
  • Day 3 : Full day to explore Inle Lake by longtail boat
  • Day 4 : At Inle Lake; boat to visit Shwe Indein pagoda complex
  • Day 5 : Train and drive to hill station of Kalaw
  • Day 6 : Walk in Shan Highlands; free afternoon in Kalaw
  • Day 7 : Drive to Mandalay
  • Day 8 : Explore Mandalay; boat trip to Mingun village
  • Day 9 : From Mandalay, visit Inwa and U-Bein Bridge
  • Day 10 : By boat along the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan
  • Day 11 : Explore the 1000 year old temples of Bagan
  • Day 12 : In Bagan; optional visit to Mount Popa
  • Day 13 : Fly to Yangon; free afternoon
  • Day 14 : Tour ends Yangon
  • 13 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches
  • Panda Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hupin Nyaung Schwe Hotel (3 nights)
  • Dream Villa (2 nights)
  • Victoria Palace Hotel (3 nights)
  • Thazin Garden Hotel (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Ferry
  • Flight
  • Train
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Yangon are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Burma Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Burma Highlights tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Burma Highlights tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Burma Highlights tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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