Myanmar/Burma Trip 2018
My next Myanmar/Burma trip will be in November of 2017. We will be cruising the Chindwin River with excursions to remote villages and temples. After the cruise we will explore Pyin Oo Lwin, Sipaw, several Shan Villages and Lashio. This is a very popular trip and our quota was filled in less than three days after posting it.
January 16-28, 2018 with John Baker
Old Bagan is famous for its lacquer ware and its magnificent Pagodas. If you choose, and reserve early, you may schedule a balloon ride over the lush Bagan plain studded with hundreds of ancient stupas. Incredible images abound. Imagine goat herders in evening light beside golden stupas, and sunrise and sunset looming over the magical vista. Dine under the magnificent tree canopies at our hotel and relax and recharge at the pool.
In Pindaya, a famous cave of 9,000 Buddhas calls to be seen. Warm friendly people welcome you into their village. Stroll around the beautiful lake with morning mist at sunrise when the people come to bathe, collect water and do their laundering.
Shan state has beautiful rolling hills similar to Tuscany, with rich red soil and colorful plantings. Photograph farmers planting and harvesting rice by hand, plowing with bullocks and villagers building roads without mechanized equipment.
Photo ops are everywhere. Monks gathering alms, novice monks at play, little nuns all dressed in pink, welcoming villagers and ancient temples abound.
Finally you will take a long tail boat on Inle Lake to your hotel on the water. You’ll see the unique leg rowers casting their fishing nets in early morning and evening light. Travel by long tail boat to a market on the lake where you will observe the colorful Pa O people selling their wares. Visit cottage factories to see women spin and weave mulberry and silk. In the Inle region you may also encounter the colorful Padaung Women known for their elongated necks adorned with brass rings.
About the Trip
Past travelers with us would be happy to share their experiences with you if you'd like references. Since there has been a lot of interest in these trips, I would encourage you not to delay if you are seriously thinking you would like to come along.
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Myanmar has become the focus for my humanitarian efforts, therefore, in exchange for a trip of incredible value, I am suggesting that each traveler pack a second suitcase with collected donations of good used or nearly new clothing for school aged children such as T-shirts, modest, short-sleeved blouses, skirts , shorts (for boys), sandals, hats and raincoats—items appropriate for children that dwell in a very hot, humid and often wet climate. Fleece is also good for donations (all sizes—adults too) when you visit higher elevations. It will be a much more rewarding trip for you in return. The people share their lives and welcome you in and through your guide, you give them much needed clothing in exchange for some invaluable photo opportunities. I personally am a repository for such, so I’d be only too happy to send you what you might carry.
If this trip sounds right for you, John looks forward to hearing from you! Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, please enjoy the short videos (above)—a sampling of what you will experience on these trips.
How this all began