Burma tour, (Myanmar) – Famous Sites and Hidden Secrets (26 days, Oct to April)

Our Burma tour, Myanmar – Famous Sites and Hidden Secrets – is a 4 week, escorted tour of both the famous, and the off the beaten track, destinations in this fascinating, beautiful and still very traditional country. From the crumbling colonial architecture and glittering pagodas of Rangoon to the dramatic Golden Rock and spectacular sites and dramatic scenery of little visited Mon and Karen States in the South.

Explore Rangoon and travel via historic Mandalay and the awe-inspiring temples of Bagan to the hill-tribes and mountains of Shan State and Lake Inle. Hill-tribe villages, floating gardens, bustling markets, remote temples, ruined cities; travel up the Salween and down the Irrawaddy, by local train, public boat and even horse and cart and of course on the way discover the unique Burmese cuisine and meet plenty of the very friendly locals.

Return to Rangoon and continue south along the coast.  Stops in this picturesque, but rarely visited, region of Myanmar include the old colonial period ports of Tavoy and Mergui, now known as Dawei and Myeik. We’ll also take in Ye Town, now open after having been off limits to foreigners for nearly 70 years and a 1 day boat cruise through the celebrated Mergui Archipelago.

Both sections are available separately as our 2 week tours; South Burma (Myanmar) – ‘Lookin’ Lazy at the Sea’ and ‘Burma…quite unlike any land you know about’ tour or together as a comprehensive and varied 1 month tour of the country from south to north.

Burma tour, Myanmar – Famous Sites and Hidden Secrets