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Burma Adventure

  • 11 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : RTASF

Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw & Inle Lake This is it. This is the closest you'll get to being Indiana Jones. Imagine it; a country bursting-at-the-seams with jungles and mysterious temples. A place where cultural rituals have gone unchanged for 1000s of years. You can stay in local houses and eat their exotic treats. You can watch the sunset over a temple strewn horizon. Cruise on an ancient lake. It's all here. This is one of the last great wildernesses of Asia. The adventure of a lifetime.

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Day 1: Yangon We meet at the hotel reception at 18.00 for a welcome meet and greet. This city is no longer the capital of Myanmar, but is still by far the largest and most important in the country. And as soon as you start exploring you'll see  why. There's a lot to do today, if you arrve early you can visit the impressive Sule Pagoda, the Karaweik Hall, royal floating barge or see a massive reclining Buddha. After this wonderful assault on the senses join the group for dinner at a local restaurant.  Day 2: Yangon There's no chance  you've exhausted all the things this city has to offer.  After your included breakfast, head out for another Yangon adventure. If you haven't already noticed there's a massive golden pagoda that dominates this skyline (Shwedagon Pagoda). This is worth a few hours of your time, as is the park and famous Kandawgyi Lake. If you're knackered from your explorations, take a little seat and check out some of the cultural performances, such as impressive acrobatic dances or the famous puppet shows. Day 3: Yangon to Mandalay In the morning we hop on a flight and head over to Mandalay. This place was also once a capital, and boasts incredible sights. At first it may seem like a concrete jungle, but as soon as you get below the surface and see some of the incredible relics you'll not want to leave. Take a short boat trip up the Ayeryarwaddy river to Mingun and Get a photo beside the world's largest Bronze bell (definitely a holiday bragging point). A favourite thing to do is to grab a bike and get to the outskirts. The people are friendly and you'll see daily farming rituals in that have gone unchanged for centuries. Tomorrow we have another day here, so make your plans.  Day 4: Mandalay After Breakfasts its time to put your exploring shoes on again. Today is a great day for a trip to the outskirts of Mandalay. Amarapuru is the hub for all sorts of structures and sights including the U Bein Bridge. It's best to head there first thing in the morning to make the most this place. Once you're finished here, head to the former royal island capital of Innwa (Ava) and find the remains of an illustrious royal palace.  Day 5: Mandalay to Bagan We leave in the morning to Bagan with a few cultural stops along the way. We'll stop by an unspoilt  town famous as a tobacco trading centre and for its weaving shops.  Later on there are famous pagodas in Pakokku.  Visit local market and a cheroot factory, and continue to small Thanatkha market (traditional make up for Myanmar people).  Later in the afternoon, we continue to Bagan, hopefully arriving in time for the sunset.  Day 6: Bagan This is the money shot. Get up at sunrise, board a hot air balloon and see the morning mist unveil a beautiful stupa littered landscape. There's no place like it. The most dense and largest concentration of Buddhist temples in the world. Roam around today seeing some of the most impressive buddhest temples. You'll ponder over what the people must have done other than just build temples all day! This is a place that will be etched into your memory forever.  Day 7: Bagan to Kalaw Depart Bagan early morning for a full day's drive to Kalaw. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic drives in Myanmar.  Not far from Bagan, we'll stop off for at Mount Popa, it's an energetic climb, but the stunning view make it well worth it. From here onwards, the road to Kalaw is very bumpy but the scenery is wonderful - endless paddy fields and rolling hills. Day 8: Kalaw This is where real rural Myanmar Lies. We take a trek up through local villages and local markets, and witness some of the traditional tribal life. Experience beautiful fresh food, learn about the local spiritual belief, and see some splendid caves. We will spend the evening back in Kalaw. Day 9: Kalaw to Inle Lake No trip in Myanmar is complete without a visit to Inle Lake. This is one of the largest in the country and boasts some exceptionally exotic animals and plant life. Today you'll have time to take a boat trip and see some of the local life at the floating villages and visit the huge Phaung Daw Oo pagoda complex. Return to your hotel in the evening where you can enjoy the cooler temperatures. Day 10: Inle Lake Another beautiful day on the lake! You'd be a fool not to take a boat trip today. Take a boat trip and get close to all the floating flowers, the fishermen and possibly catch the rotating market. One of the highlights of this trip is the ancient monastery on the river bank. Here you can see many ancient Buddha statues. This is the last day of the trip, so let's all finish with a massive farewell feast! Day 11: End Of Tour Transfer and flight to Yangon. Tour ends

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