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Hands on Burma

Hands on Burma

Hands on Burma Overview

This 14 night group tour is filled with unforgettable hands-on experiences taking you right to the heart of Burma and its people. From pottery to temple vistas, cooking classes to bathing elephants, this is a culturally immersive tour quite unlike any other.

This all-encompassing tour starts in the bustling city of Mandalay, where you’ll enjoy breakfast with the locals, learn traditional crafts and farming methods and explore the historical sites of the city, before travelling on to the stunning temple landscape of Bagan. After exploring some spectacular ancient sites, a short flight transports you to Kalaw; an old colonial hill station with lush mountain scenery and home to the Green Hill Elephant Camp. Here you’ll spend a day shadowing the mahouts, feeding and bathing these majestic creatures. Next stop in this action-packed is Inle Lake, where you’ll have a chance to spend time with the locals, learn about traditional fishing techniques and try your hand at Burmese cookery. Over the next few days you’ll visit various villages in the Kayah State, learn about local cottage industries and take part in a dyeing workshop. Your final stop is Yangon, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the markets, visit community artisans and try your hand at local crafts in addition to taking in all the main sights.
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