Burma is booming with Travel Indochina
Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, is continuing to experience a surge of interest in Burma, prompting the award-winning tour operator to add three additional departures on its 13-day “Burma Revealed” small group tour in October, November and December 2012.
Since joining Travel Indochina’s portfolio earlier this year, the Buddhist nation has become one of the most popular holiday choices for customers, who have hurried to discover a land full of lush landscapes, unspoilt beaches and ancient Buddhist pagodas that have remained largely unexplored by international travellers.
Due to unprecedented high demand – which saw the operator fill all places on its “Burma Revealed” escorted tour in October, November and December – Travel Indochina will now run second departures on this 13-day journey during these months. The additional tours will depart on 15th October, 19th November and 31st December 2012, allowing customers to experience the beauty of Burma on the winter break of a lifetime.
Travel Indochina’s “Burma Revealed” small group tour covers the captivating regions of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Pindaya Caves and Kalaw. During the 13-day itinerary, guests will travel by a variety of different means while meeting the locals, learning about the environment and communities, and helping to make a positive contribution to this fascinating country which has been largely cut off from the outside world for decades.
Along the way, customers of Travel Indochina will enjoy some very special experiences… from discovering thousands of beautiful temples during a bicycle tour of Bagan, viewing remote riverside villages on a cruise along the Irrawaddy River, and sharing lunch with resident nuns at a native nunnery; to horse and carriage rides in the old capital of Ava, a local train journey through the stunning scenery of Kalaw and Shwe Nyaung, and hill tribe treks in Intha and the Pak-O villages in the hills beyond Inle Lake, and more.
In keeping with Travel Indochina’s view on responsible travel, and its promise to focus on the “real” Asia, the company’s group tours to Burma will operate with a maximum of only 16 travellers. Further good news is that all trips will be complemented by a combination of Western tour leaders and English-speaking local guides. These intimate and expert-led groups offer the chance to dine in small locally-owned restaurants, while providing time for guests to explore the streets for themselves and purchase goods from local stores and markets, to ensure that the Burmese people financially benefit from Travel Indochina’s operations.
Prices for Travel Indochina’s 13-day “Burma Revealed” tour start from £1,340 per person. Price includes 12 nights’ hotel accommodation, 4 domestic flights, road transport in air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified including entrance fees, Western tour leader (based on a minimum of seven travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, airport transfers, and some meals. International flights and visas are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost.
For more information, visit travelindochina.co.uk.