At Marco Polo Travel we have all travelled in Burma and we love it. We encourage clients who are interested in Burma to make a visit to this extraordinary country because we feel that it is important to support the Burmese people trying to make a living by working in the tourism industry there. We only use tour operators who have a responsible policy and only work with private providers in Burma to ensure that the majority of the money goes to the people rather than to the government.
Tourism to Burma, from the UK, has been given a boost by the announcement that Aun Sang Suu Kyi is encouraging tourism to Burma and now we are finding that there is a surge of interest.
Anita recently spent a week in Burma and has come back full of enthusiasm for a destination which not only has delightful temples, but also stunning scenery and the friendliest people. Bagan is well-known for the hundreds of temples which stretch into the distance across a plain, and this extraordinary sight does not disappoint. Mandalay is a very evocative name and the view of the city and glistening Irrawaddy River from the top of Mandalay Hill is one that will stay in your memory. The intriguing rowing style of the leg-rowers on Inle Lake and the stupas at In Dein which scramble up a hill overlooking the lake are truly memorable. Rangoon is a blend of cosmopolitan and colonial, but at the heart of the city is the gleaming gold Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country.
A 14-day Burma Highlights small group exploratory tour starts from £1399, land only, or £2392 including flights from London. Call us to book your trip.
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