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Hidden Trails of Burma

13 Nights: from US$3120 Trip Code: RBE0001

Get away from the crowds and explore little-visited corners of Burma on our most active and rural itinerary. Set in Burma's lush highlands, hike, bike and kayak through mountains, valleys, lakes and ethnic minority villages, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Read more >

Your journey begins in Pyin Oo Lwin, a former colonial hill station where the British once escaped the heat of the summer months. From here you will fly out to Kalaw, where you will spend the day at the Green Hill Valley elephant camp helping to feed, clean and care for the former logging elephants who are living out their retirement in this peaceful sanctuary.

Next you'll move on to Pindaya, famous for its caves packed with over 8,000 Buddha statues of all different sizes, dating from the 18th century to the present day. From here it's on to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake, with a challenging day's cycle through a region inhabited by many different ethnic minorities.

You'll have a day to explore the Inle region, with a boat trip to the local morning markets and a chance to kayak on the lake, before setting off for an overnight hike to the Pa'O village of Hti Ne. It's a pretty tough hike, but you'll have this unspoilt region of the country all to yourself, making it worth every effort.

From Inle you will travel south to Loikaw in Kayah State, one of the least-visited and most picturesque spots in Burma, only recently opened up to tourists. Here you'll have the chance to visit the villages of the Padaung tribe, whose women are famous for wearing brass coils around their necks.

You'll round off your trip with a sunset visit to the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon - the perfect place to toast the end of a fantastic holiday.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 13 nights' accommodation in Burma
  • Breakfast every day, six lunches and one dinner
  • All airport transfers
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideBurma Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary

What, where, when and how...

Hidden Trails of Burma - 14 Days - Accommodation

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