New for 2016! Take the road less traveled as you venture into a country long isolated from the western world but inviting with treasures untold... on this amazing 11-day journey to Myanmar, a place like no other on Earth. Now is the perfect time to explore this enigmatic Southeast Asian nation once known as Burma – while it still retains the ambiance of old Asia, and its welcoming people are most curious about visitors from foreign lands. Let your imagination soar as you fly to Yangon to begin a Myanmar travel experience that resounds with what Marco Polo called “a golden land” of spired pagodas. Stay a total of three nights at the colonial style Belmond Governor’s Residence, enjoying reigning privileges within and without on guided sightseeing excursions that take you inside pagodas and markets that thrive in this riverfront city. Embark your river cruiser, Belmond Road to Mandalay, and cruise the Ayeyarwady River to places steeped in ancient wonders. Included excursions showcase Kuthodaw Pagoda, referred to as the World’s Biggest Book for the stone tablet Buddhist scriptures that surround it; Shwenandaw Monastery, famous for its intricate woodcarvings; the holiest pagoda in Mandalay, the sacred living Mahamuni Pagoda and more. During two nights at Bagan Lodge, explore an archaeological treasure trove dating between the 7th and 13th centuries and one of the most significant sites in the world, home to some 3,000 temples and stupas – and soar above the wonders of Bagan on an included hot air balloon ride at sunrise, an unforgettable experience! Two nights in Inle Lake, a freshwater highland gem, entice with scenic views, sacred pagodas with golden statues, an umbrella workshop, monasteries, floating gardens, stilt houses and leg rowing races!