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Best of Burma (Myanmar)

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Best of Burma (Myanmar)

Travel to Burma and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you'll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue you. A visit to Burma is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Come and discover a little bit of Burma magic with us.

  • Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
  • Duration: 15 days/14 nights
  • Starts in: Yangon
Guide Price £1625
per person
Highlights:
  • Explore the magnificent temples of Bagan
  • Relax on a riverboat cruise to Mandalay
  • Discover Burma's 'Jewel City'
  • Trek through rarely-visited highland villages
  • Delve into the underground at Pindaya
  • Admire Yangon's golden Shwedagon Paya
Itinerary:

Days 1-2 Yangon  
Arrive into Yangon and transfer to your hotel, later in the evening meet your fellow travellers at a welcome meeting. Begin day 2 with a city walking tour of Yangon. Later visit the holiest shrine in the country, the Shwedagon Paya This gold-gilded pagoda is studded with diamonds and gems, and said to contain eight hairs of the Buddha.        

Day 3 Yangon to Bagan  
Take a morning flight to Nyuan-U, upon arrival transfer to the ancient city of Bagan, once the site of 10,000 temples, pagodas and monasteries.        

Day 4 Bagan      
Visit the archaeological site where you will spend the entire day sightseeing, later visit the enormous Shwe Sandaw Temple at sunset.        

Days 5-6 Bagan Myaing      
A free morning to further explore the stalls at the archaeological sites, the cafes in town or the nearby Nyuang-U Market. In the afternoon, leave Bagan and travel to Myaing, arriving at your unique community lodge where you will experience a pioneering community based tourism initiative in Myanmar. On day 6, interact with the locals and learn about the culture as you explore nearby villages by bike      

Days 7-8 Community Lodge to Mandalay
Head to Mandalay stopping of lunch en route, along the way visit the beautiful Sagaing Temples, a collection of gilded stupas on the nearby hills. Take a boat down the famous Ayeyarwady River to Mingun on day 8.  

Days 9-10 Mandalay to Kalaw  
A day of driving as you journey to Kalaw, visiting the U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Hike around the hills of Kalaw on day 10 stopping off at tea plantations and some local villages.

Days 11-13 Kalaw to Inle Lake      
Leave Kalaw behind for Nyuangshwew which lies at the northern end of Inle Lake, the life-blood for many ethnic communities found in stilt houses along the lake's shallow fringes.    

Days 14-15 Inle Lake to Yangon    
Head back to Yangon and enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers before tour flight home the next morning.

Departs:
Frequent departures Mar - Dec 2020.

Prices
Guide Price £1625
per person
Inclusions
  • 12 nights simple hotel & 2 nights lodges
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Various transport including bicycle, boat, plane & private vehicle
  • 14 breakfasts, .3 lunches & 2 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/03/2020 to 31/01/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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