Exploring Burma and the Yunnan

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    From £3,895 per person sharing for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 19 nights’ accommodation
    • Breakfast daily & 6 lunches
    • Private transfers and tours
    • Private English speaking guides
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures.

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

Combine Burma's iconic sights with southwest China's spectacular landscapes and rich culture on this enthralling three-week journey. The tour starts in Yangon to see the colonial relics of former Rangoon and the Shwedaggon Pagoda, then moves on to Bagan for two days exploring the temples and surrounding countryside. Continue to Inle Lake for a trek to see local villages in the Shan Hills, and spend time exploring the lake on a private boat. After soaking up the atmosphere and history of Mandalay, take a short flight to Kunming, capital of China's Yunnan Province. Follow an ancient trading route, the "Tea Horse Trail" through ancient towns and villages to the atmospheric city of Lijiang, from where you travel to the Tibetan region of Shangri-La in the Himalayas. The tour ends with some time in nearby Chengdu, home of the Giant Pandas and a fascinating food culture, from where there is a direct BA flight back to London.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London - Yangon: via Bangkok with British Airways & Bangkok Airways.
  • 2
  • Yangon: transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
  • 3
  • Yangon: guided tour of Yangon:
  • 4
  • Yangon - Bagan: drive to Bagan. Afternoon city tour.
  • 5
  • Bagan: morning cycling tour of the Bagan area. Afternoon horse & cart ride, with sunset cruise on Irrawaddy.
  • 6
  • Bagan - Inle Lake: fly to Heho. Transfer to Inle Lake stopping at the Pindaya Caves en-route.
  • 7
  • Inle Lake: full day trekking around Inle Lake.
  • 8
  • Inle Lake - Mandalay: Morning tour of Inle Lake. Fly to Mandalay in the afternoon.
  • 9
  • Mandalay: full day tour of the region's ancient kingdoms.
  • 10
  • Mandalay - Kunming: Morning tour of Mandalay. Fly to Kunming in the afternoon.
  • 11
  • Kunming: guided tour of the Stone Forest and the Golden Temple
  • 12
  • Kunming - Dali: Fly to Dali. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 13
  • Dali: guided tour of Dali:
  • 14
  • Dali - Shaxi: drive to Shaxi.
  • 15
  • Shaxi - Lijiang: transfer to Lijiang with sightseeing en route. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 16
  • Lijiang: morning guided walking tour of Lijiang. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 17
  • Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Zhongdian guided visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Afternoon transfer to your hotel in Zhongdian.
  • 18
  • Zhongdian: full day trekking in the Napa Hai Lake area.
  • 19
  • Zhongdian - Chengdu: Morning cultural tour of Zhongdian. Fly to Chengdu in the afternoon.
  • 20
  • Chengdu: Morning visit to Bifengxia Panda Reserve. Afternoon guided tour of Chengdu.
  • 21
  • Chengdu – London Heathrow: with British Airways.
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