Burma Highlights + Beach extension BUHB
Burma Cultural Adventure with Ngapali Beach
Should I go?
Signalling the end of a fifteen-year tourism boycott, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, gave her blessing for the return of tourism to Burma in November 2010. National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Win Tin said, "We want people to come to Burma, not to help the junta, but to help the people by understanding the situation: political, economic, moral - everything." The return of small groups and individuals to Burma has been endorsed by Burma Campaign UK and the Free Burma campaign. We are delighted to have returned to the country, having respected the boycott, we remain acutely aware of our ethical responsibility. We use a privately-owned Burmese agent for all of our local services, and our itineraries have been carefully planned to limit the use of services owned by, or affiliated with, the former military junta. This ensures that the Burmese people benefit as much as possible from our tours. We strongly believe that we contribute positively to the local economy, whilst providing our customers with the privilege of direct interaction with the local people, as well as an insight into the country's unique culture and heritage. On the 8th November 2015, 50 years of military rule came to an end when the NLD won a land-slide victory in Burma's first national vote. The country is embracing an unprecedented period of change, but with the military junta still retaining 25% of its seats. Visiting Burma now offers a fascinating insight into the politics of a country grappling with, and slowly embracing democracy and the 21st Century
- Rangoon (Yangon) - British colonial heritage and the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
- Inle Lake - Floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen
- Mandalay - Cruise on Irrawaddy River and visit nearby U-Bein Bridge
- Bagan - Vast plain studded with thousands of ancient temples
- Ngapali Beach - Off the beaten track palm-fringed beaches and warm tropical waters
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.
1Join tour Rangoon (Yangon)
2Discover the sights of Rangoon; fly to Inle Lake
3Full day to explore Inle Lake by longtail boat
4At Inle Lake; boat to visit Shwe Indein pagoda complex
5Train and drive to hill station of Kalaw
6Walk in Shan Highlands; free afternoon in Kalaw
7Drive to Mandalay
8Explore Mandalay; boat trip to Mingun village
9From Mandalay, visit Inwa and U-Bein Bridge
10By boat along the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan
11Explore the 1000 year old temples of Bagan
12In Bagan; optional visit to Mount Popa
13Fly to Thandwe; drive to Ngapali Beach
14At Ngapali; free time to relax on the beach
15At Ngapali; options to explore by bicycle or by boat
16Fly back to Rangoon; free afternoon
17Tour ends Rangoon
Each departure date has its own dedicated trip note, detailing all you need to know about that trip. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.
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