Two of the hidden pearls of Asia...
...One of the ultimate cultural journeys - two weeks in two of the world's most fascinating destinations, Myanmar and Bhutan.
In Myanmar (also known as Burma), visit Yangon (formerly Rangoon), with its crumbling colonial mansions and ancient stupas; the vast plains of Bagan dotted with more than 2000 ancient temples and one of Asia's most iconic sights: Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma with its adjacent former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava; and Inle Lake with its whitewashed stupas and the local Intha people with their unique floating gardens, colourful markets and the famous leg-rowing fishermen.
Then continue on to mystical Kingdom of Bhutan, sandwiched in the Himalayas between China, Tibet and India. Our tour will take you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with its architecturally interesting monasteries and important Buddhist highlights and interspersed with bustling markets and museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. Then, drive through the mountains to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Conclude your stay in this captivating hidden kingdom in Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas and the site of the 15C Paro Dzong Fortress, National Museum and the perfect base to access Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan.