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Burma's Silver Coast

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14 Day



This journey commences in Mandalay, the last Royal City of Imperial Burma. Guests will be taken up Mandalay Hill and over the river to Mingun, where it is possible to climb the mammoth unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya.

On the banks of Inle Lake you will wander through markets populated by the colourfully clad ethnic groups from the Shan Hills, reminiscent of, as one spellbound enthusiast put it, ‘wind-stirred tulip beds or a stir about of rainbows’.

After visiting the ruins or the resplendent Empire of Bagan, guests will be taken to Yangon where on a colonial walking tour they will witness the exuberant progeniture of one of the first truly plural societies and the architectural remnants of British Burma.

Guests will then be taken to Pathein to visit parasol workshops and Karen villages before being taken on to Ngwe Saung Beach on Myanmar’s Silver Coast. From the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club guests will be able to wander south down the beach over gushing creeks and past scuttling Sebastian-coloured crabs.

At a glance . . .


DAY ONE

Mandalay

After checking into your hotel and freshening up you will be taken up Mandalay Hill to see sunset over Myanmar’s ‘City of Gems’.

DAY TWO

Mandalay

Visit the U-Bein Bridge in Amarapura, the largest wooden bridge in the world, before crossing the Ayeyarwaddy to visit Mingun to see the mammoth unfinished pagoda.

DAY THREE

Mandalay - Inle Lake

You will be taken to Inle Lake where you can see the famed Inthar fishermen steering their boats with only one leg.

DAY FOUR

Inle Lake

After browsing the 5-day rotating market at Indein you will be taken to visit the town’s crumbling pagoda complex followed by a Shan picnic in the woods.

DAY FIVE

Inle Lake - Bagan

Visit the Golden Cave of Pindaya before travelling on to the ancient ruins of the Bagan Empire.

DAY SIX

Bagan

Visit Htilominlo and Ananda, the finest temples in Bagan, and later savour sunset amongst the ruins.

DAY SEVEN

Bagan - Mt Popa

After visiting the village of Sat Sat Yo you will be taken by jeep to Mt Popa, known as Myanmar’s Mt Olympus, home to the country's 37 nat spirits.

Photo: Marie Starr

 

DAY EIGHT

Mt Popa - Yangon

Once you have checked into your hotel you will be taken on a colonial walking tour of Yangon, culminating at the Port Authority on the Strand. This evening you will visit Shwedagon Pagoda.

DAY NINE

Yangon - Pathein

Drive into the delta arriving at Pathein in time for lunch. This afternoon you will visit a parasol workshop and enjoy sunset on a rowing boat.

DAY TEN

Pathein - Ngwe Saung Beach

This morning you will visit Karen villages situated just outside of Pathein before transferring to Ngwe Saung Beach.

DAY ELEVEN

Ngwe Saung Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY TWELVE

Ngwe Saung Beach

Day at leisure.

DAY THIRTEEN

Ngwe Saung Beach - Yangon

After a relaxed morning you will be taken back to Yangon by car.

DAY FOURTEEN

Yangon

Before your flight out of the Golden Land, you will be taken to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market). The extensive selection of stalls here will allow you to pick up any last mementos from Myanmar.


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Climate

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    8
  • Bagan
    26
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    28
    7
  • Inle Lake
    25
    4
  • Yangon
    35
    8
  • Bagan
    29
    2
  • Mandalay
    31
    5
  • Inle Lake
    26
    4
  • Yangon
    37
    16
  • Bagan
    32
    3
  • Mandalay
    36
    6
  • Inle Lake
    30
    12
  • Yangon
    37
    28
  • Bagan
    35
    8
  • Mandalay
    37
    33
  • Inle Lake
    31
    50
  • Yangon
    33
    247
  • Bagan
    33
    56
  • Mandalay
    36
    147
  • Inle Lake
    29
    190
  • Yangon
    30
    453
  • Bagan
    32
    57
  • Mandalay
    35
    151
  • Inle Lake
    28
    238
  • Yangon
    30
    501
  • Bagan
    32
    32
  • Mandalay
    34
    76
  • Inle Lake
    27
    263
  • Yangon
    30
    503
  • Bagan
    32
    67
  • Mandalay
    33
    115
  • Inle Lake
    27
    308
  • Yangon
    30
    313
  • Bagan
    32
    78
  • Mandalay
    33
    151
  • Inle Lake
    27
    285
  • Yangon
    32
    150
  • Bagan
    30
    56
  • Mandalay
    32
    141
  • Inle Lake
    27
    208
  • Yangon
    32
    53
  • Bagan
    28
    16
  • Mandalay
    30
    45
  • Inle Lake
    25
    85
  • Yangon
    32
    18
  • Bagan
    26
    5
  • Mandalay
    28
    15
  • Inle Lake
    24
    14

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