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Burma Cultural Adventure with Ngapali Beach
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, gave her blessing to the return of tourism to Burma in November 2010. National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Win Tin said: "We want people to come to Burma, not to help the junta, but to help the people by understanding the situation: political, economic, moral - everything." This marked the end of the tourism boycott started in 1995 and the return of small groups and individuals to Burma has been endorsed by Burma Campaign UK and the Free Burma campaign. Explore are delighted to return to Burma after pulling out in 1995 in response to the call for boycott. We use a privately-owned Burmese agent for all of our services, and whilst each itinerary has been carefully planned to try and avoid using any service owned by or affiliated with the government or former military junta, we accept that some money will make its way into their hands. We strongly believe that by operating tours in Burma we contribute to the local economy in a positive way, whilst providing our customers with an insight into the culture, through direct interaction with Burmese people.
- Rangoon (Yangon) - British colonial heritage and the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
- Inle Lake - Floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen
- Mandalay - Cruise on Irrawaddy River and visit nearby U-Bein Bridge
- Bagan - Vast plain studded with thousands of ancient temples
- Ngapali Beach - Off the beaten track palm-fringed beaches and warm tropical waters
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.
1Join tour in Rangoon (Yangon)
2Discover the sights of Rangoon, then fly to Inle Lake
3Full day to explore Inle Lake by longtail boat
4At Inle Lake; boat to visit Shwe Indein pagoda complex
5Train and drive to hill station of Kalaw
6Walk in Shan Highlands; free afternoon in Kalaw
7Drive to Mandalay
8Explore Mandalay; boat trip to Mingun village
9From Mandalay, visit Inwa and U-Bein bridge
10By boat along the Irrawaddy River to ancient Bagan
11Explore the 1000 year old temples of Bagan
12In Bagan; optional visit to Mount Popa
13Fly to Thandwe; drive to Ngapali Beach
14At Ngapali; free time to relax on the beach
15At Ngapali; options to explore by bicycle or by boat
16Fly back to Rangoon; free afternoon
17Tour ends in Rangoon
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