Your Myanmar expedition. Uncover treasure, explore mystery.
The long hidden jewel of Southeast Asia, it’s time to meet the people of Myanmar. Emerging from years of political isolation, Myanmar warmly welcomes those adventurous enough to come and explore. Home to some of the most spectacular religious monuments on earth, famed rivers, old colonial grandeur now revealed from under a mysterious cloak of secrecy, catch it quick before everything changes.
An expedition here is a heady mix of ancient empires, local culture and commitment to the future. Myanmar is your adventure waiting to happen.
Some of the best bits
Warm smiles will greet you in response to this commonly shared blessing. Heavily influenced by buddhism and the Mon people, it’s neighbours India and China have also shaped Burmese culture. And remember no patting! The head is the most sacred part the body, including for children.
Sleep in a monastery
Wake to the sounds of Buddhist monks reciting their chakras and share in their calm aura. Over 90% of Myanmar’s population are practising Buddhists. Every Burmese boy aged 7-13 enters the monastery as a novice for a few weeks to set them on the path of peace.
Get to Bagan
Home to the largest concentration of Buddhist monuments in the world. Find a temples with a view of the Irriwaddy river to the west, or the mountains to the east, for a sunrise or a sunset you won’t easily forget.
Try one-legged rowing
Hop on a long tail boat to visit floating villages, stilt houses, markets and floating gardens. On the water witness the Intha practise their one-legged paddling while they fish – a skill they have been refining for hundreds of years.
Find your feet in Yangon
A relic of Myanmar’s colonial past, marvel at the once grand architecture, bask in the glimmering golden temples and live the bustle of the markets.
“The experience of organising and executing our own trip has undoubtedly left us ready to explore more parts of the world we wouldn’t normally think of travelling to!”
“Where do I start? It’s the little things that I remember, like being invited to a Burmese wedding, a porter who had the most amazing and infectious laugh and feeding an old elephant banana stems straight into its mouth.”