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Myanmar hill country tour focuses on villages, temples

See ancient Buddhist temples and visit tribal villages on a 12-day Mountain Travel Sobek tour of Myanmar. The tour focuses on the road less traveled, visiting the nation's rural countryside, where participants will hike on forested trails that will bring them to places such as Inle Lake, known for its floating villages, and Bagan, where thousands of Buddhist temples can be found. In Yangon, tour members will see the circular, gold-leaf Shwezigon Pagoda, built in the 12th century and thought to contain relics of the Guatama Buddha. The pagoda is considered the prototype for all Burmese stupas.

Dates: Nov. 2 and Dec. 2.

Price: Rates from $3,995, per person, double occupancy; single supplement, $1,200. Included are accommodations, meals, gratuities, sightseeing, guides, transfers and ground transportation. International and internal airfares ($650) are not included.

Info:  Mountain Travel Sobek, (888) 831-7526

 

 

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