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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.
Tailor Made Holidays to Burma
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10-Day Tour of Burma
You fly to Yangon, where you and transferred to your hotel. Later in the afternoon you can enjoy a guided visit to Shwedagon Pagoda to catch the sun setting on its gilded domes and pinacles.
This morning you transfer to the airport to fly to Bagan. You start your tour at the local market, before visiting the Ananda temple and Myingabe Gu Byuk Kyi Temple. Later, you can watch the sun set over Bagan's ancient monuments.
Today you can explore Min Nan Thu village by horse and cart, and the Tayokepyay temples with their 13th century murals. In the afternoon you board a boat on the Ayerawaddy Rivery for a scenic sunset river cruise.
Your day starts with a short flight to Mandalay, the cultural heart of burma. First you travel to the Saigang Hills where you can enjoy a scenic, village walk, then you drive to Amarapura to see one of Burma's most photogenic sights - U Bein's bridge. It's a particularly magical sight at sunset.
Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of Mandalay’s key sights including its celebrated artisan workshops, Mahamuni Pagoda (home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue) and Shwenandaw Monastery. Later in the afternoon you drive to Mandalay Hill for the best sunset views.
Leaving Mandalay, you fly to Heho and drive to Nangshwe at the northern head of Inle Lake to visit a monastery constructed entirely from teak. Then you board a local boat to cruise to your hotel on beautiful Inle Lake.
This morning you take a scenic boat journey to the western side of the lake were you will see the famous leg rowers. You will pass through the village of Yawama, the largest on the lake, with its floating gardens and traditional houses built on stilts. Later you make the return flight to Yangon.
This morning there may be time for some last minute souvenir shopping in Yangon before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Burma - a photographer’s delight
You arrive in Yangon and meet your guide and driver. Later you visit Shwedagon Pagoda to catch the this magnificent gilded temple in the evening light.
Today you tour the sites of Yangon such as the Scott Street Market and famous Strand Road to capture life in this busy and atmospheric city.
Leaving Yangon, you fly north to Bagan, a vast complex of ancient temples, shrines and stupas. You will have time to visit several temples today and to experience this remarkable site at different times of the day.
This morning there is the option of a hot air balloon flight for stunning shots of the vast temple complex as the sun rises. Afterwards take a horse and cart ride to Min Nan Thu village. The day ends with a sunset river cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River – superb for taking pictures of traditional river life.
Today you fly to Mandalay where you can spend time in the artisan district with opportunities to photograph stone and marble carvers demonstrating their traditional crafts and see gold leaf being worked. Later in the day you make the short drive to Mandalay Hill - the best place to take advantage of beautiful sunset views.
You travel out of Mandalay to the Saigang Hills for the chance to stretch your legs with an easy village walk and capture images of rural Burma. As the sun goes down you will visit U Bein's famous teak bridge. It is one of Burma's most photogenic spots.
Your adventure continues at Inle Lake, a short flight and drive away from Mandalay. Inle Lake is famed for its beauty and is home to floating markets and the famous leg rowers. You'll venture out on a your first boat trip this afternoon where you you'll find endless photo opportunities. Your hotel is right on the lake so you'll never be far from its tranquil waters.
Over the next two days photo opportunities abound as you visit traditional villages, markets and ancient shrines as well as spend time on Inle Lake itself. One of the highlights will be a visit to the 5-day market where the local women are famed for their colourful headwear. You will also have time to simply relax and enjoy this beautiful location.
You fly back to Yangon today then drive on to mount Kyaiktiyo and the sacred Golden Rock. As the sun sets, crowds of pilgrims gather at the base of the mountain creating a party atmosphere and a colourful, joyous scene.
It's an early start to make the 45 minute climb to Golden Rock for sunrise. You should get some great images of the sun rays striking the gilded surface of the Golden Rock. Photos taken, you descend and return drive to Yangon with a stop at Basgo Monastery en route.
You'll likely have some free time in the morning to catch a few more images of Yangon before leaving for the airport for your overnight flight home.