This is an adventurous trip for those looking to go somewhere new and off the beaten track in Asia. Myanmar formerly known as Burma is just starting to open up to tourism but is still very unspoilt and for the most part has remained unchanged for centuries. This holiday takes you on a classic tour of the highlights of this intriguing and spiritual country.
You start your journey in Myanmar’s religious centre, Mandalay where you will take a tour in a classic Mandalay ‘sidecar’ (a chauffeur-pedalled bicycle with a passenger seat). You will then fly to Bagan, formerly Pagan: the capital of the ancient Pagan Kingdom. Here you get to cycle through Bagan’s pagodas and temples which date back to the 11th and 13th Centuries. (NB: You can also book a wonderful balloon trip at Bagan which is a fabulous way to see the numerous temples that spread across the plain below you; prices from £295pp - bookable in advance)
On this tour you will also get to take a tour to Green Hill Valley Elephant camp at Kalaw to watch the elephants feeding and bathing and learn all about their conservation efforts.
You also get to relax and experience life on and around the scenic and serene Inle Lake including visiting nearby traditional fishing villages. Your journey ends in Yangon and includes a visit to famous Shwedagon Pagoda with its glorious golden stupa which is the 'heart' for all Buddhists in Myanmar.
On this tour you will also get to take a tour to Green Hill Valley Elephant camp to watch the elephants feeding and bathing and learn all about their conservation efforts. Conservation is gradually gaining more importance in Myanmar and projects like these prove that conservation can bring in much needed tourist income to poorer areas.Plan My Journey Speak To Us
This is based on the accommodation and tour as listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. For an exact quotation and itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch. This holiday is available all year round.
Flight costs from the UK range between £800 - £1,000 per person depending on the time of year you travel. We can easily arrange international flights for you if required - our airline partners offer special rates throughout the year so please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates and preferences.
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