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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
- 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
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.
- 12 nights simple hotel & 2 nights lodges
- Experienced tour leader
- Various transport including bicycle, boat, plane & private vehicle
- 14 breakfasts, .3 lunches & 2 dinners
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