Travel Indochina has expanded its destination portfolio with the addition of two new Small Group Journeys to neighbouring Burma. The company will offer a total of 24 guaranteed departures on its new nine-day and 13-day tours to Burma, which will depart for the first time in January and will operate every month throughout next year.

The range of experiences available on the new tours will be complemented by a combination of Western tour leaders as well as English-speaking local guides and both tours will run with a maximum of 16 passengers per trip.

The nine-day “Highlights of Burma” itinerary will cover the highlights of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake and offers special experiences including a horse and carriage ride through the Bagan plains at sunset; a visit to a local nunnery to share lunch with the resident nuns and a boat trip to meet the locals at a little-visited village on the banks of the Irrawaddy river. The tour will depart for the first time on January 8 with prices starting from £1,045 per person.

The operator's 13-day “Burma Revealed” journey will include additional visits to the Pindaya Caves, Kalaw and a hilltribe trek in Intha and the Pak-oh villages. Highlights include exploring the temples in Bagan by bicycle; a local train journey from the hill station of Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung; and a visit to a local countryside school run by monks in Ava. The tour will depart for the first time on January 16 with prices starting from £1,340 per person.

Prices include three- to four-star hotel accommodation, domestic flights, all road transport in air-conditioned vehicles, sightseeing as specified, entrance fees, a tour leader (based on a minimum of seven travellers), guides, transfers, daily breakfast and one/two lunches. International flights are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost.

For more information visit www.travel2.com or call 0800-022 4302.

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