- December, 05 - 16
* January, 02 - 13
* January 30 - February 10
* February 27 - March 10
* March 27 - April 07
* April 24 - May 05
* May 22 - June 02
* June, 19 - 30
* July, 17 - 28
* August, 14 - 25
* September, 11 - 22
* October, 09 - 20
* November, 06 - 17
* December, 04 - 15
- Barefoot contemplation at Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon
- Big bells and buddhist brick, Mingun
- Buddhist monk procession over U-bien Bridge, sunset in Mandalay
- Buddhist stupa and temple tour by horse and cart, Pagan
- Drinks beneath stupas in the old empire opulence of the Strand, Rangoon
- Manicured colonial gardens and market mornings, Maymyo
- The one-legged rowers of Inle Lake.
Travelling by road, by air and on water, we discover why the country is often dubbed the ‘Golden Land’. We start in Rangoon, a city crowned by the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, then fly to Mandalay, before journeying on the Irrawaddy River down to the fabled 11th Century capital, Pagan. The Inle Lake region exudes tranquillity and enables us to sample the hospitality of the Shan people, one of many groups that contribute to the ethnic diversity of this colourful country.
Day 1: Arrive in Rangoon (Yangon) and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: City tour including golden Shwedagon Pagoda and Karaweik Hall. Fly to Mandalay.
Day 3: Boat trip to Mingun. Tour of Amarapura and sunset over U Bein’s Bridge.
Day 4: Visit hill station of Maymyo (Pyin U Lwin). Explore Mandalay’s pagodas and Mandalay Hill.
Days 5 & 6: Boat on Irrawaddy River to Pagan (Bagan). Nyaung U Market. Tour of ruins at Pagan.
Day 7: Mount Popa and visit local village. Free afternoon.
Day 8: Fly to Heho. Drive to Inle Lake.
Day 9: Day tour of Inle Lake. See Intha fishermen and floating gardens.
Day 10: Trek to ethnic minority villages on Shan Plateau. Return to Inle Lake resort. Traditional Shan dinner.
Day 11: Drive to Heho, fly to Rangoon. Free afternoon.
Day 12: Tour ends in Rangoon this morning.
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