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Burma

“Quite unlike any land you know about”, was Rudyard Kipling’s description of Myanmar, formerly the British colony of Burma. This Golden Land has fascinated travellers for many years and, since the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, has been the on the top 10 ‘to do’ list for many travellers. Its popularity is understandable as this stunning country invites you to experience cultures and traditions little changed by the modern world as well as a plethora of landscapes from the stunning shores of Inle Lake, to the lush hills of Kalaw and the breathtaking ancient temples of Bagan.

2017 Dates:  Feb 3, Nov 17    - 10 nights
                                                                                                            
Price:  2,569 GBP  (Great Britain Pounds) without flight
Price is per person
 for 10 nights based on double occupancy without airfare.                Supplement for a single room 620 GBP   

Guided Walks:
A good blend of walking and sightseeing. Walks in some areas can be rough underfoot. Walks are 2-8 miles (3-13km) with a maximum ascent of 1,200ft (360m).

Included:
  • 10 nights' accommodation in comfortable rooms
  • Full Board
  • A full programme of guided walks led by a specialist local leader and an HF leader
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and travel by minicoach and internal flights

Hotels: 
Stay in comfortable 3 to 5-star hotels, all with en-suite rooms. Most of the hotels have swimming pools where you can relax and cool down after your day’s walk. In the hill station of Kalaw we stay in a simple but clean and comfortable guesthouse. Services in-country can be relaxed but the welcome, warmth and the charm of this Golden Land will win you over. 

Itinerary:

Day 1: fly to Mandalay.

Days 2-3: arrive in Mandalay (2 nights) to explore its surrounding ancient cities and to enjoy a cruise along the Irrawaddy for walks at Mingun and the monasteries of the Sagaing hills. We visit the Golden Palace monastery, Kuthaw pagoda, U Bein bridge, and climb above Mandalay to appreciate sunset scenes. 

Days 4-6: fly to Bagan (3 nights) and discover one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. We explore this “city of four million pagodas” and enjoy village walks and a visit to Mount Popa.

Days 7-8: fly to Heho and transfer to the cool, picturesque rolling hillside of Kalaw (2 nights) for an introduction to its unspoilt hill tribe villages. Fascinating walks here take us through tea plantations and the homeland of the Palaung people.

Days 9-10:
 journey to Inle Lake (2 nights) to relax in this spectacular setting and take in the iconic sights of leg-rowing fisherman and floating gardens as we enjoy our scenic strolls. With its magnificent mountain backdrop this is a dream destination for any photographer.
 

Day 11: to Yangon (1 night), formerly Rangoon, for a walking tour of its colonial buildings before a sunset visit to the majestic golden Shwedagon pagoda.

Day 12: return flight home.


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