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Tailormade Burma Encompassed
A week of highlights
Taking in fascinating sights beyond the classic highlights, this in depth tour of Burma allows you to learn about authentic rural life of the Kalaw hill tribes, explore the fabled city of Mandalay, discover 1000’s of ancient temples, pagodas and stupas in Bagan and soak up the atmosphere at Inle Lake, all in the company of friendly and inviting locals.
Enriching tailormade journeys – for you
This bespoke journey features some of our favourite spots in Burma. You can choose to take our destination experts’ recommendations and travel just as you see the itinerary here, or contact us to add your own special touches; how about adding a couple of extra nights at one of the luxury spas? We’re here to design your perfect holiday. Call us on 0844 875 1896.
Should I go?
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.
Meet Chris Ellis,
Regional Specialist for Burma
Call on 0844 875 1897