An in-depth adventure in Burma, transporting you from the dynamic sprawl of Mandalay to the awe inspiring pagodas of Yangon. Two weeks spent on the boutique Pandaw cruise allows you to get off the beaten track to areas otherwise inaccessible to tourists. This holiday gives you an incredible insight into Burma without compromising on comfort.
Hearkening back to a by-gone era of ancient temples, low-tech ways of life and old flotilla explorations of the colonial period, this itinerary lets you get off the beaten track in comfort whilst exploring Burma's major sites.
An initial visit of Yangon, the former capital, serves as an introduction to this eclectic country. Gain insight into the former British administration on a guided tour of the city - exploring old colonial streets and learn about Burmese ancient history by visiting the Shwegadon Pagoda - rumoured to have been constructed up to 2,600 years ago.
Having been settled into the Burmese way of life for a few days, embark on your river expedition with Pandaw Cruises. Settle into you luxury cabin and absorb the stunning views of Yangon to a drink on deck.
Visit quaint towns on your way to Mandalay and discover mysterious colonial homes and lively local markets. Stop off at iconic temples such as the Magwe Myathalon Pagoda constructed with solid gold bricks. Various British forts lie along the way as well as old Botanical Gardens and believe it or not golf courses!
On arriving in Mandalay, explore the last royal capital, finish up on Mandalay Hill to see a spectacular sunset over the city.
As your holiday draws to a close, kick back and relax on Inle Lake an idyllic region of Burma boasting a unique way of life over the water. Visit floating gardens and villages - and a jumping cat temple! All whilst taking some time to relax in a wonderful resort.