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Discover Myanmar

27th January 2015 Print
Discover Myanmar

Tailor-Made holiday specialist Chameleon Worldwide has launched its first recommended itinerary to Myanmar.

With temples, ruins, mountains and remote, traditional communities, Myanmar - or Burma as the country is still commonly known – is a vast and fascinating country which has much to offer the discerning traveller.

With something of a chequered past and having been off the tourist agenda for many years, the country is tentatively edging towards democracy and the recent easing of western sanctions, and the subsequent arrival of tourists, is creating a whole new industry to the benefit of many people.

Chameleon Worldwide’s 13-day Highlights of Myanmar itinerary – which can be adjusted depending on customer preferences – provides a thorough introduction to the country, taking in many of the ‘must see’ highlights, as well as getting a little off the beaten track.

The holiday commences in the capital, Mandalay – the last royal capital of the Burmese Kingdom – with a tour of its monasteries and palaces.

Other highlights of the itinerary include:

Tours of the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing – including a horse and carriage ride and watching the sun set by the Irrawaddy

Visiting the cave Buddhas of Pindaya

A stay at Inle Lake (reached by boat) including visits to the weaving village of Inpawkon and Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, plus the pagoda complex located on the western bank of the lake

Three nights in Bagan with a cycle tour to Dhamayazika pagoda and a visit to Sulamani temple

A trek up Mount Popa to Taung Kalat monastery

Comprehensive city tour of colonial Yangon including a visit to Bogyoke Market and the magnificent Shwedagon pagoda

The holiday costs from £3120 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all transportation, 10 nights’ accommodation, some meals, activities as per itinerary and a guide. The trip can also be extended to include a stay at Ngapali – one of Burma’s beautiful beaches.

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Discover Myanmar