By Peter Langer, courtesy Bestway Tours and Safaris
The Group Travel Leader
Published June 17, 2014
Villages on stilts, ancient monasteries and mysterious caves with paintings of Buddha ensure a trip to Myanmar remains unforgettable. Bestway Tours and Safari’s new “Fascinating Myanmar” itinerary takes guest to this friendly, yet isolated destination for 11 days.
The journey begins at Burma’s former capital Yangon, where guests can explore the town’s pagodas, colonial neighborhoods and markets. Afterwards, groups experience Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Thousands of pagodas, stupas and temples fill the archeological site, which lies on a vast plain beside the Ayeyarwaddy River and the monastery atop Mount Popa.
Next, guests visit Mandalay, Arapura and Sagaing. Inside the Pindaya Caves, groups can behold some of the 8,000 Buddha images depicted on the walls. At Inle Lake, participants can interact with the Intha people, who follow their traditional lifestyle of leg-rowing fisherman, floating gardens located by monasteries and villages sitting on stilts.
For more information on this newly released tour, visit bestway.com/tours/105.php.