Location: Myanmar (Burma)
Duration: 15 days
When: 16th – 30th March 2014
Group size: Open
Land cost from £2295 – £2895 (dependent upon numbers) + International airfare
Immortalized by the likes of Kipling, Masters and Orwell, the mystical land of Myanmar, (formally known as Burma) offers the traveller and photographer a kaleidoscope of colours and culture that will remain with you for a lifetime.
We explored and photographed perhaps the least discovered country in Southeast Asia. Until recently closed to western tourism, Myanmar stands as one of the world’s newest destinations. Myanmar is known as the Golden Land not only for its glittering Buddhist monuments and rich cultural heritage, but also for the phenomenal natural beauty found in its forests, rivers, green valleys and seacoast. However, it is the inhabitants that give Myanmar its characteristic charm. They have often been described as the most friendly, open-hearted people in the world.
Our itinerary included Yangon’s Schwedagon Pagoda which dominates the urban skyline, the ancient city of Bagan where thousands of gilded temple spires fill the valley, Inle Lake, where we photographed local fishermen, bustling local markets and lakeside life seemingly unchanged for centuries. In Mandalay we photographed monks crossing U Bein bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world.
Each location provided us with a wide variety of opportunities including early morning hill-tribe markets, street photography, fabulous landscapes, portraits and still life.
Burma, is a country of incredible diversity and our journey was full of “authentic” travel experiences.