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Burma In Depth BUI

Visiting: Burma
Tour Duration 21 Days
  • Bagan
  • U-Bein Bridge
  • Monks queuing for alms
  • Sunset over Bagan
  • 1
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Standard

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Cultural Tour Of Burma

This adventurous tour of Burma (Myanmar) takes us to fascinating sights beyond the classic highlights. We travel deep into the Mon State to Ogre Island and join local pilgrims as they admire the sunset from the sacred Golden Rock at Mount Kyaikhtiyo. We marvel at the grandeur of Bagan, discover authentic rural life in and around Hsipaw and witness the fascinating world of Inle Lake. We also cross the dramatic Gokteik Viaduct by train and explore the cities of Mandalay and Rangoon.

Should I go?
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, gave her blessing to the return of tourism to Burma in November 2010. National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Win Tin said: "We want people to come to Burma, not to help the junta, but to help the people by understanding the situation: political, economic, moral - everything." This marked the end of the tourism boycott started in 1995 and the return of small groups and individuals to Burma has been endorsed by Burma Campaign UK and the Free Burma campaign. Explore are delighted to return to Burma after pulling out in 1995 in response to the call for boycott. We use a privately-owned Burmese agent for all of our services, and whilst each itinerary has been carefully planned to try and avoid using any service owned by or affiliated with the government or former military junta, we accept that some money will make its way into their hands. We strongly believe that by operating tours in Burma we contribute to the local economy in a positive way, whilst providing our customers with an insight into the culture, through direct interaction with Burmese people.

Tour Highlights

  • Rangoon (Yangon) - British colonial heritage and the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bagan - Breathtaking vast plain studded with over 3,000 ancient temples
  • Mandalay - Cruise on the Irrawaddy River and visit nearby U-Bein Bridge
  • Hsipaw - Relaxed rural village life and beautiful countryside
  • Inle Lake - Floating markets, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Rangoon (Yangon)

  • 2
    Sightseeing in Rangoon

  • 3
    Drive to Golden Rock via Bago

  • 4
    Drive to Mawlamyine

  • 5
    Morning ferry to Bilu Island; Free afternoon

  • 6
    Drive back to Rangoon

  • 7
    Fly to Bagan; Half day sightseeing

  • 8
    Half day sightseeing in Bagan; Optional visit to Mt Popa

  • 9
    Irrawaddy Cruise to Pakkou; Afternoon drive to Monywa

  • 10
    Morning visit to Po Win Daung Caves. Afternoon drive to Mandalay

  • 11
    Visit to Inwa and Amarapura

  • 12
    Irrawaddy River cruise to Mingun; Afternoon sightseeing in Mandalay

  • 13
    Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

  • 14
    Train along Gokteik Viaduct and drive to Hsipaw

  • 15
    River cruise on Dutawaddy River; Optional trekking

  • 16
    Drive back to Mandalay

  • 17
    Fly to Heho; Drive to Kalaw via Pindaya

  • 18
    Sightseeing in Kalaw; Drive to Lake Inle

  • 19
    Sightseeing around Lake Inle

  • 20
    Fly to Rangoon; Free afternoon

  • 21
    Tour ends Rangoon

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Burma In Depth tour available at present.

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Included meals 20 1 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat, Flight
20 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16