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Discover mystical Myanmar

31st March 2015 Print
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Specialist operator Travel The Unknown has reduced the price of its small group Mystical Myanmar trip departing 20 July by £200 pp.

The itinerary is designed to get right under the skin of the country, allowing plenty of time to savour the architecture, scenery and friendly hospitality which has made Myanmar such a popular destination for the discerning traveller, since it opened up its borders to tourism just a few years ago.

The exciting journey commences with a tour of Yangon, the former capital and the most populated city in Burma with a population of 5 million, which has more examples of colonial architecture than any other city and is evidence of the former rule by the British.

Leaving The bustle of Yangon behind, a short flight will take you north to Lashio and on to Hsipaw for a guided walking tour through the scenic paddy fields, passing small Shan villages and local schools and monasteries.

Other highlights from this memorable trip include:

Train ride through the tropical highlands towards Mandalay and crossing the Ayerwaddy River to discover the village of Inwa by horse and cart

Visit to Bagan to explore its collection of ancient temples

Boat ride on Inle Lake with a walking tour in the ‘pagoda forest’ of Indein and visit a local house to enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch

A canoe paddle through rural villages in south eastern Myanmar

The dazzling Shwedagon Paya and the precariously balanced Golden Rock Pagoda in Kyaikhtiyo

The holiday now costs from £3,195 pp (two sharing and a reduction of £200 pp).

The price includes international and regional flights, all land transportation, 16 nights’ B&B (plus six lunches), entrance fees and local guides.

‘Land only’ prices are available for those who prefer to make their own flight arrangements.

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