Khiri Travel introduces luxury Myanmar tour

KHIRI Travel has launched a private jet tour targeted at high-end clients who want to experience the cultural and natural attractions of central Myanmar.

The four-day, three-night ‘millionaires’ tour from Bangkok uses a six-seat Cessna Citation CJ3 private jet. For a six-person group, the entire trip costs US$8,500 per pax and includes visa on arrival, transfers, deluxe accommodation and most meals. The fee increases to US$11,350 per pax if four persons travel, and US$22,000 per pax for two persons.

“This is an exceptional trip for people who want a very distinctive, active and culturally rewarding holiday with the convenience of starting and finishing in Bangkok,” said Edwin Briels, general manager of Khiri Travel Myanmar.

The tour begins with the flight from Bangkok to Bagan. Guests then embark on guided bicycle rides among remote ancient temples in Bagan, as well as a boat ride on the Irrawaddy River.

Guests then fly to Heho near Inle Lake in central Myanmar’s Shan hill country. There, they visit an elephant and wildlife sanctuary, where there are opportunities to ride (and wash) elephants with local mahouts and villagers.

The trip then moves to Inle Lake, where guests ride a boat to see the floating gardens and ‘pagoda forest’ of Indein, as well as floating markets frequented by Shan and Pa-O tribes in traditional costume. Throughout the boat ride, there are opportunities to see the legendary leg rowers of Inle Lake.

The trip then proceeds with a bicycle ride on the east bank of Inle Lake through Shan and Intha villages. Guests can stop and chat with villagers, or with monks in a local monastery. After having lunch on a rice barge in the middle of Inle Lake, guests fly back to Bangkok .

Khiri Travel is offering the ‘millionaires’ trip to central Myanmar between May 1 and September 30, 2012.

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