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Step back in time on this journey to untouched Myanmar, where you experience tranquil Inle Lake, the Ayeyarwady river cruise, and a hot air balloon ride over Bagan and its countless pagodas and temples.
Dramatic Myanmar (Burma) is an intrepid traveller's dream. This is a land where holy men clad in traditional longyi are revered, thousands of ancient, religious stupas rise out of flat plains and floating-village life ebbs and flows upon Inle Lake. For a glimpse of old Indochina, there isn't a more eye-opening destination than this mysterious country, which only began allowing Western travellers into its borders in recent years.
Yangon, the country's largest city, is a beguiling mix of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, from its timeworn colonial architecture to its unique cuisine. In this deeply Buddhist country, pagodas pockmark the land, and some of the most impressive ones can be found in Yangon, including the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Sule Pagoda.
- Float along the legendary Ayeyarwady River in style during a three-night cruise on 'Road To Mandalay'
- Spend two nights on Inle Lake, where a unique waterborne and nature-bound way of life prevails
- Capture the photographs of a lifetime with an aerial view of Bagan's plains from a hot air balloon ride, soaring above its 2,000 pagodas and temples
- Enjoy a special dinner on Bagan's sandbank overlooking an ancient temple while watching a showcase of traditional Burmese dances and songs
- Explore Shwedagon Pagoda - a fantasy of golden stupas, serene Buddhas and mythical beasts - just before sunset
- Discover one of Bagan's less-visited monasteries, where you can sponsor a meal for the resident monks, and join the abbot and novices for lunch
- Experience a magical evening and private viewing at the 19th-century Shwekyin Kyaung Monastery, where novice monks pray in ancient Pali language and share a blessing
For more information on this A & K special, please contact one of our Travel Specialists at North South Travel today