Remote Burma (Myanmar): Journey into the hills

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Subject to a long period of isolation, Myanmar has remained relatively untouched by the outside world. Consequently, its temple-strewn landscapes and royal palaces survive refreshingly unspoiled. As the country has opened up, our specialists have explored Myanmar’s well-known cities and its little visited villages and countryside. Taking this first-hand knowl...
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Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

What's this trip about?

    Subject to a long period of isolation, Myanmar has remained relatively untouched by the outside world. Consequently, its temple-strewn landscapes and royal palaces survive refreshingly unspoiled. As the country has opened up, our specialists have explored Myanmar’s well-known cities and its little visited villages and countryside. Taking this first-hand knowledge, we can create a tailor-made Myanmar holiday, shaped around your preferences.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityYangon
End CityYangon

Travel Themes

  • Climbing & Mountaineering
  • Trekking & Expeditions

Destinations

  • Asia

Attractions

  • Bagan
  • Lake Inle
  • Mandalay
  • Victoria Peak
  • Yangon

Activities

  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Mountaineering
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • River cruise
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trekking

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Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Yangon (Rangoon).

Day 2 : Yangon (Rangoon)

On arrival in Yangon you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 : Yangon (Rangoon)

This morning you will be taken on a walking tour of colonial Yangon visiting the former Post Office and Strand Hotel to name a few.Late afternoon your driver and guide will take you to visit the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda as the sun sets, this will be followed by drinks on 19th Street - the perfect place to people watch in downtown Yangon.

Day 4 : Bagan (Pagan)

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport where you will fly to Bagan. On arrival in to Bagan you will go on a tour of the city exploring some of the many temples and stupas that make it such a historical treasure. Towards the end of the da...

Day 5 : Bagan (Pagan)

Day at your own leisure to continue exploring the beautiful temple complex.

Day 6 : Mindat

You will be met by your driver and guide in a 4x4 jeep this morning and taken on the journey west in to the Chin Mountains.The journey is hard-going at times however extremely rewarding given the off-the-beaten track nature of the Chin State.

Day 7 : Mindat

Today you will explore Mindat and the surrounding hills with your guide, meeting villagers from various ethnic groups such as the Dai and Muun.

Day 8 : Kanpetlet

Leaving Mindat this morning you drive through the Chin Mountain range to Mount Victoria. At base camp you will start the trek over the mountains with your guide to the summit of Mount Victoria.After completing the climb leave and drive on to Kanpetlet where you will spend the night.

Day 9 : Bagan (Pagan)

Leaving Kanpetlet you drive back down the Chin Mountain range in to the lowlands.The journey is pretty rough and bumpy throughout, around mid-afternoon you arrive in to Bagan and your accommodation for some pampering!

Day 10 : Kalaw

From Bagan you will fly to Heho where your driver and guide take you through the market towns on the way to pretty colonial hill station of Kalaw.Afternoon at leisure in Kalaw.

Day 11 : Kalaw

Today you start your trekking adventure through the hilly terrain from Kalaw to Inle. The trek will take you through a series of villages little visited by tourists. Overnight accommodation is very basic.

Day 12 : Inle Lake

Continue the trek to its conclusion at the temple of Indein on the banks of Inle Lake where you will enjoy lunch before transferring to your hotel.

Day 13 : Inle Lake

Today you will go out on Inle Lake in a boat with your guide. Hopefully you will be fortunate enough to witness the famous leg-rowers and meet the Karen people, or as they are more commonly known, long-neck hill tribes.

Day 14 : Inle Lake

Free day to rest and relax at Inle Lake and reflect on your adventure in Myanmar.

Day 15 : International return flight

Return to the airport at Heho and fly back to Yangon. You have the use of guide and driver between flights in Yangon to go out for lunch before returning to the airport in time for your departure flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Price per day$415
Last Updated: 0/12/2022

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