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Hidden Trails of Burma HW
Trekking Holiday In Burma
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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
- Golden Rock - Hike up to one of Burma's most sacred pilgrimage sites
- Bagan - Breathtaking vast plain studded with over 2000 ancient temples
- Inle Lake - Floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen
- Shan Highlands - Trekking the tribal highlands of the Akha, Lahu and Paluang ethnic minorities
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.
1Join trip Rangoon (Yangon)
2Hike up to Golden Rock for sunset
3Descend Golden Rock; drive back to Rangoon via Bago
4Fly to Bagan; explore the temples by bicycle
5In Bagan; explore villages and temples on foot
6Fly to Heho; trek to Yasakyi village and overnight in monastery
7Morning trek back to Pindaya; drive to Inle Lake
8Explore Inle Lake by longtail boat; hikes to tribal villages
9Fly to Kengtung; sightseeing in Kengtung
10Hiking around the villages of the Lahu and Akha people
11Hiking through tribal villages to Pin Tauk Waterfalls
12Visit Kengtung market; fly to Rangoon
13Walking tour in Rangoon
14Trip ends Rangoon
Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.
We have the following different versions of the Hidden Trails of Burma tour available at present.
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