Over the years I have visited many crafts people around the world. It gives me great pleasure to develop tours where you too visit these people and have hands experience of a craft.

I arrange comfortable accommodation with all amenities so that you can fully enjoy the day which is sometimes taken in, to us, quite primitive conditions. I also arrange a full cultural program visiting museums, archeological sites, markets, local attractions and of course tasting the traditional cuisine.

The tours are suitable for everybody and are not physically exacting. You do not need to be proficient in any craft but you do need to be really interested in textiles and willing to learn more.

Myanmar - February 14 - March 3 - 2013

The tour starts in Yangon staying in a centrally located hotel, time to aclimatise and sightsee.

Fly to Mandalay for three days tours of the City, Ava and Sagaing Hill, and Amarapura experiencing many crafts including silk weaving, stone carving and tapestry embroidery.

A three day adventure starts with a drive to Maymyo, a former British Hill Station. From there a train is taken to Naung Pin passing over the amazing Gokteik Railway Viaduct. The journey is continued by car to Hsi Paw and when returning to Mandalay visit villages and pagodas in this Northern Shan state.

The journey to Bagan is taken by boat down the Ayeyarwady river and the immense expanse of the Bagan Era temples is explored for two days seeing, not only the architecture, but colourful murals and exquisite Buddha statures and the famous Bagan lacquerware.

Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake for three days of exploring this region by boat, seeing many local crafts including making yarn from lotus stems, and sight-seeing while staying in a hotel on the lake.

Return to Yangon for two days of markets and Myanmar heritage.

Acheik Weaving

Kalaga making

 

Cost of tour £1695 (not incl. international flights)

For more information and full itinerary

janet@endsoftheearth.co.uk

 

 

 

 


janet@endsoftheearth.co.uk

Tel: 0034 968 742 382