Burma, Discovery, 10 days - from £1,495 (land only) - from €1,795 (land only) - from $2,465 (land only)
No Hidden Extras!
The cost of all excursions and meals are included in the trip price.
- Mingle with Buddhist pilgrims at Golden Rock
- Visit Mawlamyine, the capital of the Raj
- Sunset views of the temples and pagodas of Bagan
- Excursion to the shrine perched on the summit of Mt Popa
- Yangons colonial `downtown` district and the Schwedagon Pagoda
In many ways, Burma has changed little since Rudyard Kipling portrayed its unique character some 100 years ago. The Moulmein Pagoda, of course, is still there and is one of the places we visit on this tour of some of the country's less well-known sights. We also go to Mount Kyaiktiyo, where the gilded ‘Golden Rock' stands, poised on the edge of a granite cliff, revered by processions of red and yellow-robed monks. Travelling via lovely Hpa An with it's limestone caves there follows a visit to Mawlamyine (the Moulmein of Kipling's poem), home to George Orwell and the former capital of the British Raj in Burma. A visit to the nearby site of the famous `Death Railway` where 3000 Allied POWs are interred is a sobering but unmissable excursion. After returning to Yangon a short internal flight takes us to Bagan, where thousands of ancient temples are scattered across the plains next to the Irrawaddy. After spending a day visiting the main temple sights we can enjoy sunset views. An excursion to dramatic Mt Popa, an extinct volcano close to Bagan with a temple on the summit rounds off this discovery tour of Burma's highlights and lesser-known sights. Burma is a feast for the senses and food for the soul!
It is possible to extend this holiday with a stay at Ngwe Saung Beach, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Click here for further information.
Is this holiday for you?
This is primarily a Discovery adventure holiday which covers the highlights of southern Burma, Bagan and Yangon. To cover the ground necessary to include everything the itinerary involves some overland travel by private car. Please note that road conditions can be variable. Many of the sightseeing excursions will be walking tours, and to reach the Golden Rock and the summit of Mt Popa will involve walking up and down many steps so you should be ready and prepared to explore on foot when required.