Yangon - Mawlamyine - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Bagan - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay
Although his visit was a brief one, the few days that Kipling spent in Burma left a deep and lingering impression on him. He was bewitched by both the exotic charms of the country and the engaging self-confidence of its people, and we're convinced you will share the same sense of wonder and awe Kipling felt as he gazed for the first time on the great golden edifice of the Shwedagon.
Our Kipling's Burma itinerary explores many of the destinations that were crucial during the British colonial era, and that provided both the backdrop and inspiration for Kipling's celebrated writing. Our journey stretches from the Old Moulmein Pagoda, which still gazes out over the slow, broad waters and palm trees of southern Burma, through the colonial capital of Rangoon, modern Yangon, to the evocative imperial city of Mandalay far up the mighty Irrawaddy River.
En route stop at the precipitous Golden Rock, balanced improbably on the summit of Mt Kyaiktyo; explore the remarkable pagoda-scattered lanscape of Bagan, and visit colonial hill stations redolent of a different era. Included is a delightful two night cruise, following the route of the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company upriver on the 'road to Mandalay'. Your journey concludes by the well-tended shores of Inle Lake, home to unique minority cultures, sunken pagodas and scenery of breathtaking beauty.
Escape the 'blasted English drizzle' and discover the enchanting charms of Asia's most exotic country for yourself.
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