Burma cultural holiday
Maximum group size 12 people.
ABTA + ATOL bonded.
Single supplement: From £350
Description of Burma cultural holiday
This two week Burma cultural holiday is a small group tour, following a carefully crafted itinerary that takes in many of, as it is now called, Myanmar’s most magnificent sites. Starting and finishing in Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, you have plenty of time to explore this once capital city but still considered by many to be its cultural heart.
From Yangon we take an internal flight to discover the cultural gems further north, while also taking plenty of moments to experience things well off the tourist trail. So, although we take in greats such as the colonial city of Mandalay, we also visit traditional villages in Kayah State. The thousands of temples and pagodas in Bagan are an unforgettable sight, but your time cycling through rural villages outside Mandalay takes you into real Myanmar. And seeing Inle Lake with its plethora of floating villages and iconic ‘leg rowing’ fishermen is the highlight of the trip for many, although the train journey from Kalaw to Loikaw that takes you through indigenous Pa’O region is also a people watching treat.
We go out of our way to help you experience the more ‘undiscovered’ sides of Myanmar, and hope you will see that our itinerary is not like many others in that regard. When we take a six hour drive to see the elephant conservation project from Bagan to Kalaw, for example, which is not just to tick a tourist box. But to share something that we believe to be really important in terms of local conservation efforts but also just a very memorable, wildlife experience.