Burma tours consist of many cultural highlights and wonderful moments surrounded by beautiful nature. Fairytale cities, many golden pagodas and royal cities are all 'musts' if you are going to travel in Burma! A really fascinating country with a turbulent past. Burma, is mainly devoted to Buddhism and has a truly impressive and varied landscape.
Burma has been isolated from the outside world for many years and while travelling through Burma you will notice that there is hardly any Western influence in this country. Travelling to Burma is to visit the traditional Asia. Bagan is perhaps one of the most magnificent places in the country, an area of dozens of square kilometers full of temples, pagodas and palaces. A stunning sight and one not to be missed during your travels in Burma!
Another impressive place to visit with your group is the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Gold leaf is continually applied to this pagoda by the thousands of pilgrims. The golden rock pagoda, which is seen frightfully teetering on a rocky outcrop, is well-worth a visit during your holiday in Burma. It seems like this unusual stupa can topple off the mountain at any given moment! ... During the tours through Burma the many temples and Buddhist elements are not the only thing you will enjoy. The country has so much more to offer! Travelling to Burma is also a treat for nature lovers. The country offers a beautiful backdrop for unforgettable walks through forests and hilly landscapes, where you pass bright villages and are warmly welcomed by the friendly locals. A boat trip on Inle Lake is a special highlight. You'll travel through creeks, under bridges, past villages built on poles, floating fields and water hyacinths... awesome!
If you decide to travel to Burma you will not only get to know the impressive culture of the country but also the incredible nature. Even though the government in Burma does not have the best reputation for the (breach of ) human rights and it is not always encouraged to travel here, the Burmese people themselves are very happy with the arrival of tourists. Choose one of Shoestrings Burma tours and let the warm people welcome you to their amazing country!