Inner Burma


A close look at the country's distinct sights & culture

Inner Burma


Group and Custom | 12 Days | Easy Touring
  • An ideal blend of personal interactions, less-traveled places, and iconic sites
  • Trip crafted by experts: GeoEx has more than 20 years of experience in Myanmar
  • A two-night Irrawaddy River cruise
  • Bathe and feed elephants at a camp dedicated to protecting the environment
  • Enjoy overnight stays in carefully chosen, hard-to-secure lodgings

For decades, Myanmar has been almost unreachable to travelers. But with a recent shift in politics opening up the country to visitors, the country's gracious residents are welcoming us with open arms. This journey offers abundant opportunities to interact with these lovely people while exploring their country’s incredible cultural and natural sights. We roam from Bagan's iconic Plain of Temples to the off-the-tourist-radar limestone caves of Pindaya, soaking up special access and deep insight that only come with decades of on-the-ground experience and connections.

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GeoEx has done it again! This trip to Myanmar was one of the top trips I’ve ever taken. You put together an amazing slice of life in that country. With each part of the trip there was something new—each day it was like opening a box and finding something marvelous inside. Myanmar is the perfect place for Americans to travel: the people were so welcoming, the cuisine was scrumptious, and the accommodations were luxurious, with stellar service everywhere. 

– Pat C.
Day
1

Get acquainted with Yangon, Burma's largest city, visiting its colonial center and famous Shwedagon Pagoda, more than 2,500 years old.

Day
2–3

Winging our way to Bagan, we experience the magnificent Plain of Temples by horse carriage and hot-air balloon Artisans at a nearby village demonstrate their lacquerware techniques.

Day
4–5

A two-day Irrawaddy cruise provides a relaxing look at daily life We disembark at tiny towns, including a pottery hub, en route to Mandalay.

Day
6

Explore Mandalay, Myanmar's cultural heart, discovering the wooden Shwenandaw Monastery and the remarkable Mahamuni Pagoda.

Day
7–8

Fly to the Shan State, home to rolling fields, trees, and hill tribe hamlets After discovering Pindaya's extraordinary Buddha-filled caves, we commune with rescued elephants at a family-owned camp.

Day
9–10

Inle Lake’s floating gardens, leg rowers, and abundant birds welcome us Getting around by boat, we’re introduced to stilt homes, gilded pagodas, craft workshops, and produce markets.

Day
11–12

Returning to Yangon, we marvel at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda's reclining Buddha and the bustling handicraft market Depart.

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Giving Back

By taking this trip, you help support the primary school in Magwe village near Kalaw. In keeping with our commitment to responsible travel, GeoEx makes a donation to the school for each Inner Burma journey. Past donations have assisted with such things as renovating the school's roof.

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Easy Extensions to Cambodia & Laos

If you'd like to tie in a visit to Angkor Wat's phenomenal ruins (one of humanity’s greatest architectural achievements) or to Luang Prabang's serene streets and gilded temples, GeoEx destinations specialists are happy to make the arrangements.

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Dates & Prices


Dates

1/9/18 – 1/20/18  

10/30/18 – 11/10/18  

Custom Trips offered November–March

Pricing

Group Trip: From $8075 per person


Custom Trip: Please call for individually tailored recommendations and pricing.

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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