After recently opening up to visitors after decades of isolation, many believe now is the perfect time to visit Burma.
Largely untouched by modern times, it offers travellers a destination in which to trek remote lands, join Buddhist pilgrims, and experience spectacular sights and scenery. With a number of adventure tours to Burma currently on sale with Explore, this winter could be the ideal time to head east and discover this little corner of Asia that, in many ways, has remained unchanged since British colonial times.
Explore’s 14 day Burma Hilltribe Trek journeys through remote lands to the hilltribes of the Shan state. Customers can admire the sunset across the temple plains of Bagan, join Buddhist pilgrims on a trek to the Golden Rock, and trek in the beautiful setting of Inle Lake. With current savings of up to £415 and departures from October 2013 to April 2014, this tour is now costs from £2,996 per person including return flights; 12 nights hotel and one night monastery accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; six other meals; transport; and the services of a tour leader, driver, boatmen and local guides.
For something slightly more indulgent, the 17-day Burma Highlights and Beach Extension also offers the chance to relax on the palm-fringed beaches of Ngapali. Customers begin this tour admiring gold-encrusted pagodas in Rangoon, floating gardens and stilt villages at Inle Lake and the giant pagoda and bell at Mingun. They will also explore the many temples of the spectacular Bagan Plains and the ancient cities of Amarapura and Inwa, as well as the Shan Highlands, discover the old British hill station of Kalaw and meet the Palaung hill-tribe. Departing right through winter 2013/14, this tour starts from £2,711 per person including return flights; 16 nights hotel with breakfast; two lunches; transport; and the service of a tour leader, driver, boatmen and local guides.
For further information on these tours, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 499 0901.
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Notes to editors
Explore was one of the first UK tour operators to return to Burma following the relaxation of the tourism boycott at the end of 2010. The company have closely followed the advice of Aung San Suu Kyi and unlike some other operators, ensure to use privately owned hotels, flights and other services where possible to minimise contact with the government. In addition, it continues to closely follow the guidelines of Burma Campaign UK for all of its tours to the country, ensuring that it acts appropriately and responsibly for the benefit of the Burmese people and its customers.
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