Myanmar 2Burma 2
See the latest videos of Myanmar 2 highlights. L'Oreille Nomade in Myanmar #2 South by Stéphane MARIN, published December 6, 2014 1st Aung Mingalar Bus Station 2. Amber comes from a mine in the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar. THIRIPYITSAYAY SANCTUARY RESORT, OLD BAGAN MANDALAY DIVISION, MYANMAR 2.
Myanmar Essential - 2 Week Route
Burma boasts an exhilarating blend of legacy, cultural and natural beauties that will delight even the most secular traveller. You will experience the miracles of Myanmar at a relaxing speed on this two-week itinerary. Sensitive guided walks with impassioned native leaders will take you through the wealth yard' s past and give you an understanding of the world.
This is a great way to explore the rhythms of Myanmar on your own. The two weeks "basic" journey is ideal for single travellers with a low price or for travellers who would like to travel independently but still want to have an insider's-look. Have an enlightening breakfast in and around Myanmar's holiest place:
Much more than a memorial, this fantastic "insider excursion" will inform you about the convictions of the Myanmar tribe and bring you into contact with it. In the afternoons after luncheon you can go exploring the area on your own or buy last minutes memorabilia. Wake up in the early hours of the day and drive to Yangon International to Mandalay for a home trip.
On your arriving, a chauffeur will be expecting you at your accommodation. For the rest of the day you are at your free disposal. In the mornings you will be able to discover the history of Mandalay and its people. You drive through green side roads to the teashops and stop to enjoy this piece of Mandalay music.
Then we will proceed to a busy early bird markets full of new products. Grate your knees with the natives as they haggle over fruit, veggies and seasonings before moving on to Kuthodaw Pagoda, a set of carved plates of stone called "the greatest ledger in the world", and Shwe Nandaw Kyaung, the last preserved Royal Palace edifice.
Now you can discover more of Mandalay on your own. You can take a cruise to Mingun, a ride to Pyin Oo Lwin (a former British hill station) or a cooktour. You will be met by a transfer bus* at your guest house this mornings and taken to the main train terminal for the mini-van to Bagan (19-seater minibus).
PLEASE NOTE: It is possible to take a cruise from Mandalay to Bagan according to the season. Enjoy an entire afternoon with a native leader who explores the temple's plain and stops at some of the most prestigious sights and attractions. To see the churches and farmhouses from this perspective is truly an memorable one.
You will be picked up this mornings by a shuttleship service and taken to the Kalaw Coach Terminal for the journey to Kalaw, a delightful former UK mountain stop on the Shan Mountains. In the afternoons you are free to either unwind or discover on your own. Following our breakfasts this mornings ride through the Shan Hills to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp, a "retirement home" for former wooden elephant owners.
Apart from the elephant, the Green Hill Valley landscape is breathtaking and there's enough room to relax and enjoy it all. There' s no reason to get out of your beds early this mornings; we have no concrete plan until we leave for our platoon at about 10 o'clock in the mornings.
During a stroll through the city' s roads and markets, you can stay overnight or join your tour leader. Then we get on a slow-moving local railway and travel to Shwe Nyaung. Arrived in Shwe Nyaung, the car with the pockets waits for the brief journey to Nyaung Shwe - the gate to Inle Lake.
You will be given a brief guidance during your arrival and then helped to arrive before a cosy night. Accompany your locals and take a brief trip to the Nyaung Shwe pier, where we take a personal, wood motor boat for a full-time trip on Lake Inle.
Discover towns on stilt walkways and swimming pools and get to know the lives and cultures of the lake's inhabitants. We' ll also be visiting the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, where we can join the locals in honour of this holy place. Nyaung Shwe is free to discover this mornings on your own.
In the early afternoons, the chauffeur will pick you up and take you to Heho International for your plane to Yangon. When you arrive, a chauffeur will be ready to take you to your Yangon accommodation.