Map of Burma and our New Offers
We will go to great lengths to cater to your requests such as: traditional trips, cultural trips, adventure trips, honeymoons, trips around the gulf and cruises. Initially we will make an outline of a programme in accordance with your requests and wishes.
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Regrettably the majority of tourists spend very little time in Yangon. The Shwedagon Pagoda most certainly warrants more than a quick visit. It is perhaps the most beautiful and impressive pagoda in the world. We suggest visiting the pagoda at different times of the day so that you can appreciate its changing subtleties and observe its intense social and religious life. In downtown Yangon you will find a unique fusion of contemporary and traditional architecture. Visiting Scott Market, which is the epicenter of this thriving business district is an interesting experience. (Hotels)
Bagan is one of the most remarkable archeological sites in the world which has been superbly restored primarily by UNESCO. It is situated in a vast plain surrounded by mountains, and it accommodates more than 2500 10th century temples and pagodas. You can travel through Bagan on foot, by bike or horse cart. Our Yangon office staffs are more than willing to provide additional information about traveling in Bagan. (Hotels)
At more than 1500 meters high, The Burmese people consider Mount Popa to be the abode of Burma’s most powerful “Nats”. These Nat spirits are particularly significant in the culture of the country. This destination has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries, and visiting Mount Popa provides an opportunity to better understand the importance of religion and beliefs in Myanmar. On the lava slopes of this extinct volcano, there are nearly 2000 sanctuaries and monasteries. We can take you on treks around Mount Popa that few people know. (Hotels)
Mandalay was the last royal capital of Burma. The atmosphere in Mandalay is still very traditional and its 150 monasteries accommodate nearly 70 000 Buddhist monks. Since the reopening of the road towards China, Mandalay has become a busy trading city, where past meets with the present. In Mandalay you can discover many temples and splendid pagodas, as well as the paper workshops which produce temple offerings. (Hotels)
Mayamo is a small and quiet city where you can move around in coloured horse carts. It is located at an altitude of 1200 m and 70 km away from Mandalay. During colonial times, the British transformed Maymyo into a hill station. Some beautiful buildings remaining from this period can be seen. This town can be a pleasant place to explore prior to leaving for a one-day boat trip to Bagan. We also have some interesting proposals for visits to areas surrounding Mayamo. (Hotels)
Monywa lies at the heart of the Bamar ethnic group. This destination is most worthy of a visit. You might like to spend one night in Monywa and visit places such as the Powin Daung caves. (Hotels)
Lashio is located approximately 180 km from China, this city is the last populated area you will have the opportunity to travel through before reaching the border city of Muse. A special permit is necessary to circulate in the mountainous area between Lashio and Muse. In Lashio the influence of Burmese and Chinese cultures is most apparent. (Hotels)
Hispaw is an ideal starting point for very interesting treks through largely unexplored areas. Hispaw could develop in similar ways to Kalaw. (Hotels)
Shan State / Lac Inle
Beautiful Inle lake is situated at an altitude of 900 m and is surrounded by mountains. The Intha people live on its calm waters. It is a serene, mysterious and irresistible place, with floating gardens and villages on stilts. The inhabitants move from place to place on canoes that they propel by standing on one leg and wrapping the other around the oar. On this stunning lake you can sample Burmese cigars (cheroots) and visit silk weaving workshops as well as many religious sites. You can visit the great archeological site of Kakku which is not far from Inle lake. You can travel for two hours by motorboat and visit Lake Sankar known for its traditional market. (Hotels)
The area surrounding Kalaw is a trekkers’ paradise, Kalaw is the starting point of a few days of hiking between many villages including Kalaw and Pindaya. Unfortunately, periodically restrictions are imposed which prohibit people from traveling to certain destinations. Contact us for the latest update on this situation. (Hotels)
Pindaya is an interesting destination, although in comparison to Kalaw there are fewer trekking routes surrounding this town. Pindaya is renound for its umbrella making shops, its paper sheets made from the bark of mulberry tree and for its splendid market. Its caves with the 80000 Buddhas are really worth visiting. It can even be a good idea to spend a night there. (Hotels)
The area surrounding Taunggyi is impenetrable and constitutes the Golden Triangle; a region accessible solely by plane. Taunggyi is an ideal point from which you can depart for Kakku. (Hotels)
Hundreds of kilometers of beaches wrap the west coast of Burma, of these beaches Ngapali is presently the most popular and well worth the visit. You can travel to Ngapali by plane. (Hotels)
Ngwe Saung is a newly developed beach destination, and is a 5 hours drive from Yangon along a superb road through the delta region. There are flights to Pathein scheduled on Air Bagan. From Pathein it’s a 50 minutes drive to the beach. Snorkeling and scuba diving are becoming increasingly popular, we recommend that you exercise caution when scuba diving in this region. We can provide additional information about water sports in this region. (Hotels)
This beach is situated north of Ngwe Saung and is frequented by locals and backpackers. The village is very nice and more authentic than Ngwe Saung, however Chaung Thar beach is not as beautiful. (Hotels)
If you can, try to spend a night in Pathein on your way to the beaches. The Delta region offers exciting opportunities for discovery and we can provide more detailed information about exploratory trips in this area. You can reach Pathein by boat on the Queen Delta. There are numerous other boat companies that travel to Pathein; the foreigner cabins on these boats are infested with small rats, cockroaches and other indescribable creatures! Contact us for more information. (Hotels)
Sittwe is a relatively new travel destination in Burma, people usually stop in Sittwe when they are not able to travel directly to Mrauk U. It is a pity, because although the hotels are not extraordinary, spending a day and night in Sittwe can be an interesting experience. (Hotels)
The site of Mrauk U is one of the most important cultural sites in Burma that simply must be visited. People say that Mrauk U is a mixture between Bagan and Angkor, some people express a preference for Mrauk U over Bagan and others prefer Angkor to Mrauk U…It is best to go there and decide for yourself. It is important to be aware that a trip in this area requires a prior organization. (Hotels)
Pyay is a short 4 hour drive from Yangon. The conditions of the road are reasonable. Pyay is a good stopover on the way to Ngapali beach or Bagan. A French television crew is contemplating producing a documentary about this area. (Hotels)
This is an invaluable place for us, because it is the perfect destination to learn about elephants.
We have been showing people the teak forests and the government plantations in the region for years. We love elephants and have helped the National Geographic team shooting “Elephant Power” (a documentary about wild elephants) make their travel arrangements.
The Golden Rock is a well known tourist destination which is particularly popular with Thai pilgrims. Do not let its popularity deter you from going there. This place has a very special ambience and is well worth the steep climb. (Hotels)
The capital of the Mon state, Mawlamyaing, lies 300 km south of Yangon at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. Moulmein is an active port exporting rice and wood. This city was the administrative center of the country during colonial times (1827-1852), many colonial buildings dating back to that time can be seen. You will see antiquated wooden buses driving around this city. There are many interesting sites around Moulmein which are seldom frequented by tourists, you will have the opportunity to visit the biggest reclining Buddha in the world in Mudon, the astonishing pagoda of Kyaikhami which is perched on a rock in the middle of the sea. You may want to travel to the small town of Thanbyuzayat and its memorial cemetery, or the Setse beach fishing villages. On the way back to Yangon you can discover the small town of Pa-han and the monastery of Tamania where it is possible to spend the night. People seeking an insight into authentic Burmese culture will be delighted by Moulmein and its inhabitants. (Hotels)
You can reach Hpa-An by boating upsteam on the river from Moulmein. It’s a beautiful trip and it remains a little known area which is most worth visiting. It is challenging to find lodging in Hpa-An though it is sometimes possible to sleep in the monasteries surrounding Tamania. (Hotels)
From Heho or Yangon you can venture out to explore the fringe regions of the Chinese border and the many ethnic groups that live on the Burmese side of the Golden Triangle. We are very familiar with this region having on several occasions helped reporters and photographers travel in this region. (Hotels)
Putao is located at 400 m above sea level and is a small town of 10 000 inhabitants at the northern end of the country. From Putao, at all times of the year you can see the snow-covered mount Hkakabo Razi which rises to 5889 m. In this region one can find various ethnic groups like the Kachin, Lisu, Bamar, Shan and other tribal groups such as the Rawang, Drung, Daru, Nung and Tibetans. These people survive by hunting and bartering with China. The best season to visit Putao extends from October to April.
Phuket foreigners often spend time in Kawthoung to renew their visas and there is a strong foreign influence; bars, restaurants and tourists in bathing suits, which are atypical in Burma. We pass quickly through Kawthoung to transfer to the Myanmar Adaman resort which is located in the archipelago of Myeik (Mergui).