Walks in the Borderlands: Burma, China, Vietnam
Along the Burma Road
Departing: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Returning: Monday 29 October 2018
Duration: 20 days
Accompanied by Dr Charles Ramble, enjoy a number of walks through this beautiful mountainous region, home to many ethnic minority groups who have been marginalised to these remote lander.
Begin in Burma’s Kachin State near Mandalay, one of the least visited areas in Asia and only just opening up to foreign nationals. Continue on to the southern borderland area of China considered by many to be the most exotic region of the country.
Here steep mountains rise above the lush paddy fields to form a natural barrier which has separated minority villages for centuries. Cross into north Vietnam, an area of pristine beauty whose forests and ecosystems are internationally recognised.
Return from Hanoi, Vietnam’s delightful capital.
- Visit Hsipaw, a Shan royal town situated in beautiful hill country north-east of Mandalay
- Discover the ancient town Jianshui which dates back to the Jin Dynasty of 300AD
- Experience the spectacular Yangyang River Terraces etched into the steep Ailo Mountains
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: HIGH
* Per person sharing, not including international flights. Single supplement £680.
$4,460 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2017. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.