After years of isolation from the outside world mystical Myanmar, the Golden Land, is emerging as a new and unspoiled tourist destination. With a landscape stretching from the Indian Ocean to the high Himalaya, an abundance of temples and monuments, and rich cultural diversity, now is the time to explore this fascinating country, and meet some of the most welcoming people in the world.
Michele hdesigned this unique and active holiday, and was leading the trip. Visits include the cultural highlights of Myanmar: Yangon and Bagan, full of golden temples. There is time spent exploring beautiful Inle Lake, with its floating villages and famed ‘leg-rowers’ , where we get around by bike, kayak, motor boat and on foot.
The trekking highlight of this adventure is a remote 4 day trek in the Chin Hills, home to the ethnic Chin people of Tibeto-Burman ancestry. Few westerners visit this area, where many of the women have tattooed faces and wear tribal clothing. This is a delightful hike through forested hills, tea plantations and lush valleys, offering a unique insight into the lives of these people with their mix of Buddhist, Christian and traditional Animist beliefs. The trek includes the summit of Mt Victoria, 3063m, the highest point in the region.
At the end, relax and recuperate at Ngapali Beach, with pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water, the perfect end to an exciting journey.