Discover Myanmar's wonderful cultural heritage and stunning scenery.

Myanmar Silk Route

Discover Myanmar's wonderful cultural heritage and stunning scenery on this touring style journey as we trace two historic trade routes to the ancient Burmese kingdom of Pagan.

We get up country with a flight to historic Bhamo on the Ayeyarwaddy River to join our family charter vessel for a three day cruise down river to Mandalay.

Then it's off up the Burma Road to Pyn U Lwyn and by local train to ancient Hisipaw in the heart of Shan State before moving further down country to the spectacular archaeological site at Bagan and Inle Lake's magical floating handcraft villages.

Talk to us about things to do if you would like to arrive in Yangon a day or two earlier, or stay a little longer at the end of our tour.

$US 4290

We plan to operate this itinerary in 2019 at a similar time and hopefully at a similar price. We will update this information later in the year.

all inclusive, prices subject to change.
Based on twin share.
Single Room Supplement available
Trip duration
18 days
20℃ - 30℃
Tour coach, charter boat, 4 domestic flights
Commences Yangon
18 October 2018

Concludes Yangon
4 November 2018
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Arrive Yangon
Met on arrival. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 - Yangon
Sightseeing of Yangon including a visit to the river port, the downtown heritage area and Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market). Late afternoon visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda reclining Buddha.

Day 3 - to Bhamo
AM flight to Bhamo. This afternoon explore the historic waterfront and people watch at the open air market.

Day 4 - Depart Bhamo
Morning visit Bhamo market and town before boarding our charter boat for the journey down the Ayeyarwaddy River. We expect to be close to Katha for our first overnight stop. We'll either moor at Katha or alongside the river bank. Overnight on boat.

Day 5 - to Shwebo (on boat)
This morning set off on the boat for downstream destinations. Overnight on the boat.

Day 6 - to Pyin U Lwin
Our final day's journey down river. We expect to arrive in Mandalay early afternoon. Transfer by coach 3 hrs to Pyin U Lwin. Overnight Pyin U Lwin.

Day 7 - Pyin U Lwin
A full day to explore the historic hill station of Pyin U Lwin. Time at leisure and an opportunity to visit the Botanic Garden.

Day 8 - to Lashio
Today we'll travel by local train crossing the spectacular Goteik Viaduct then after lunch continue by coach to Kyaukme and Lashio. Overnight at Lashio.

Day 9 - Lashio
Today we plan to get out and about around the hill tribal villages to visit Palaung and Lisu communities as well as Lashio Guanyin Temple, and Sutaungpyay pagoda.

Day 10 - to Mandalay
This morning we set out by coach for the return drive to Mandalay. We will be on the road for about 6 hours. Expect to arrive in Mandalay late afternoon. Overnight Mandalay

Day 11 - Mandalay
Full day sightseeing includes the ancient Teak Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda. Mahi Muni Pagoda, a gold leaf workshop, Buddha carving street and the National Handicrafts Centre, a veritable Aladdin's cave of puppets. Conclude the day watching the sun set over the Mandalay Plains from Mandalay Hill.

Day 12 - to Bagan
Sightseeing in Mandalay this morning will include the ancient city of Ava, a silk weaving workshop and after lunch visit U-Bein bridge. Late afternoon flight to Bagan archaeological zone.

Day 13 - Bagan
Full day sightseeing of Bagan archaeological zone, including a visit to a Lacquer ware factory Evening return to the pagoda fields to watch the sunset.

Day 14 - to Heho - Inle Lake
Morning visit nearby village in Bagan before transferring to the airport for afternoon flight to Heho and Inle Lake. Transfer by boat to the Hotel on the lake shore.

Day 15 - Inle Lake
Sightseeing by longtail boat including a visit to the floating market and craft operators around the Lake.

Day 16 - Inle Lake
Today we plan to visit Indein and the old pagodas. If the "Five Day" market is scheduled for Indein today time to visit the market, or a short walk on a village path at Indein.

Day 17 - to Yangon
Transfer from our Hotel to head of lake, drive to Heho and connect with flight to Yangon. Late afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset.

Day 18 - Yangon depart
Transfer to airport for departure flight.

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