Tour Dates: September 29 – October 16, 2016
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2016 (for group airfare rate, register by June 24, 2016)
Join veteran VIA travelers and first-time visitors for a timely examination of Myanmar’s political life and civil society, not to mention a first-ever chance (on a VIA trip) to experience the many cultures of Shan State. Take a first-hand look at Myanmar’s political intrigue and seismic shifts after Myanmar’s first free and fair national elections since 1990. Our visit follows the March installation of a new government, an ideal time to assess the impact of the November 8th, 2015 national elections and subsequent political dynamic. In addition to talking to political activists, civil society forces, and other stakeholders in Yangon and Mandalay, the itinerary will include VIA’s customary visits with innovative NGOs, VIA fellows, and the inspiring people of Myanmar.