The landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas, people travel in trishaws, drinking tea – a British colonial affectation – is enthusiastically embraced, proud pine forests ooze calm and serenity, and the bustle of the tiny villages makes you feel alive again. Burma has sights and stories on every dazzling corner just waiting to be discovered.
Arrive in Myanmar and spend the first afternoon and evening at your leisure
Explore the city of Yangon with your guide. You’ll get to see the colonial downtown, harbour, colourful local markets and Sule Pagoda – the golden Burmese stupa said to be over 2,000 years old. Visit the beautiful Shwedagon pagoda and enjoy a local lunch where you will get the chance to sample typical dishes from tribes from all over the country. Finally, take the famous Circular Railway to Bogyoke Aung San market, before returning you to your hotel.
This morning take a short flight up to Bagan where on arrival you will head straight out on a tour. Start with a climb up to a Pagoda for amazing views over the landscape, before being taken to see some of the most stunning temples the region has to offer. End the day with a horse and cart journey to Pyathagyi pagoda for sunset drinks.
Start the day with a visit to the village of Nyaung Gyi to see a blacksmith at work before following the road to Se Ywa village to visit the local workshops that specialise in plum purification, cooking oil and wooden slippers. Our last village stop is Taung Kong, where most of the locals are farmers or potters.
Make on last visit to a forgotten corner of Bagan, Minnanthu Temple, before taking your flight back to Yangon and connecting with your international flight
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