Best ofBurma15 days, ex RangoonNEWCode GTBU70South East Asia - BurmaI spent a monthcycling through Burmawith my kids last yearand I urge you to gonow. It is just the mostmagical destinationwith only a handful ofother tourists but allthat is changing withthe lifting of thetourist embargo.Pagan is one of themost incredible places Ihave ever seen and ifyou step away fromthe main temples, youhave it completely toyourself. The wholecountry is breath-taking.Liddy says...''''Book now at imaginative-traveller.com or call 01728 885561. View the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon. Follow Buddhist pilgrims to the summit of Golden Rock. Visit the giant stupa and Buddha in Bago. Cruise the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay. Discover the incredible temples of Pagan. Meet the famousleg-rowing fishermen of Inle LakeTour highlightsITINERARY... Days 1-2 RangoonDay 1 is a free day, so you canarrive at any time. The next day enjoy a half-day city tour ofRangoon (Yangon), taking in the old British colonial buildings andthe golden spires of spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. In the eveningwe board our Pagan bound train. Days 3-4 PaganAfter anovernight train, discover the magnificent archaeological site ofPagan (Bagan). Aboard a bicycle, explore many of the temples,stupas and pagodas that litter the lush plains. Days 5-7 MandalayPerhaps see the Buddhist monk procession over U Bien Bridge atsunset, take a boat ride on the Irrawaddy River and witness dailyrural life unfolding. There is also time to visit Mingun to see the bigbell and the foundations for what would have been the world'sbiggest stupa. Day 8 KalawEnroute to Inle Lake we stay in Kalaw,a small town nestled in rugged mountain scenery with a backpackervibe and many options for hikes. Days 9-11 Inle LakeEncircled bytowering mountains deep in the highlands, Inle Lake is absolutelystunning. From our base in the township of Nyaungshwe, enjoy afull day boat tour of the lake, see the floating gardens and markets,and the artistry of the leg-rowing Intha fishermen. We also have afree day to explore the area. Days 12-13 Kyaiktiyo-BagoWetravel to Heho and catch a flight to Rangoon. We then head toKyaiktiyo and spend the night on the hilltop alongside theincredible balancing rock - one of the country's most holy andmoving sites. Afterwards, drop in to Bago to see the reclining, 55metre-high Shwethalyaung Buddha, before returning to Rangoon.Days 14-15 RangoonWe have a free day to explore Rangoon sothere will be time to visit some of Rangoon's other sights or shop forsouvenirs in Bogyoke Market. Our tour finishes after breakfast onDay 15. ACCOMMODATIONSimple hotel (14 nts) MEALS13 BreakfastsTRANSPORTBus, bicycle, boat, plane, train, trishaw, truckGROUPSIZEMaximum 16StartFinish201208 Jan-22 Jan 22 Jan-05 Feb 05 Feb-19 Feb 19 Feb-04 Mar 04 Mar-18 Mar 18 Mar-01 Apr 01 Apr-15 Apr15 Apr-29 Apr 29 Apr-13 May 13 May-27 May 27 May-10 Jun 10 Jun-24 Jun 24 Jun-08 Jul08 Jul-22 Jul22 Jul-05 Aug 05 Aug-19 Aug 19 Aug-02 Sep 02 Sep-16 Sep 16 Sep-30 Sep 30 Sep-14 Oct 14 Oct-28 Oct 28 Oct-11 Nov 11 Nov-25 Nov 25 Nov-09 Dec 09 Dec-23 Dec 23 Dec-06 Jan201306 Jan-20 Jan20 Jan-03 Feb 03 Feb-17 Feb 17 Feb-03 Mar 03 Mar-17 Mar 17 Mar-31 Mar 31 Mar-14 Apr 14 Apr -28 Apr 28 Apr-12 May 12 May-26 May 26 May-09 Jun 09 Jun-23 Jun 23 Jun-07 JulBasicTraveller£716ppFlight ex London from£1,002pp£840ppTour (paid in advance)$250ppLocal Payment (paid locally in US$)So what will it cost me?Based on current exchange ratesDon't forget we can also offer flights,travel insurance, extra accommodationand airport transfers!
BurmaUnveiled12 days, ex RangoonNEWCode PABU71South East Asia - BurmaIf you want alittle more comfort,you should choose thistour of Burma. Youwill travel around byplane, thereforeavoiding the worst ofBurma's roads, but stillget to see the mainhighlights including aboat trip down theIrrawaddy fromMandalay toPagan.Liddy says...''''For trip notes, availability and more, enter the trip code at imaginative-traveller.comITINERARY... Day 1 RangoonArrive in Rangoon (Yangon) andtransfer to your hotel. Day 2 Rangoon - MandalayCity tourincluding golden Shwedagon Pagoda and Karaweik Hall. Fly toMandalay. Day 3 MandalayBoat trip to Mingun. Tour ofAmarapura and sunset over U Bein Bridge. Day 4 MandalayVisitthe hill station of Maymyo (Pyin U Lwin), explore Mandalay'spagodas and Mandalay Hill. Days 5-6 PaganCruise on theIrrawaddy River to Pagan (Bagan). Tour of ruins at Pagan. Day 7 MtPopaVisit Mount Popa and a local village. Free afternoon.Day 8 Inle LakeFly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake. Day 9 InleLakeDay tour of Inle Lake. See Intha fishermen and floatinggardens. Day 10 Trek We trek to ethnic minority villages on ShanPlateau. Return to Inle Lake resort for a traditional Shan dinner.Day 11 RangoonDrive to Heho, fly to Rangoon. Free afternoon.Day 12 RangoonTour ends.. View the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon. Take a boat trip from Mandalay to Mingun. Sunset over U Bein bridge. Cruise the Irrawaddy River to the incredible temples of Pagan. Relax at a resort on Inle Lake and enjoy thefloating gardens and bird-life. Trek through ethnic tribal villages and enjoy traditional culinary specialitiesTour highlightsARRIVALTRANSFER IncludedACCOMMODATIONHotel (11 nts) MEALS11 Breakfasts, 1 DinnerTRANSPORTPlane, bus, boatGROUPSIZEMaximum 15StartFinish201201 Jan-12 Jan29 Jan-09 Feb26 Feb-08 Mar25 Mar-05 Apr22 Apr-03 May20 May-31 May17 Jun-28 Jun15 Jul-26 Jul12 Aug-23 Aug09 Sep-20 Sep04 Nov-15 Nov02 Dec-13 Dec201306 Jan-17 Jan27 Jan-07 Feb24 Feb-07 Mar24 Mar-04 Apr21 Apr-02 May19 May-30 May£716ppFlight ex London fromPlusTravellerTour price from£1,180ppSee website for details