Bagan is the jewel in the crown. Thousands of ancient temples are scattered on a plain. It’s a unique and impressive sight. Take a horse with carriage to get around, or even a hot air balloon.
Inle lake likes among the cool Shan hills. Here you can see how people live in floating villages, see the fishermen’s unique rowing style and visit the floating market. Here you will also find fascinating pagodas that border the beaches. Wander through the villages from a mountain station in Kalaw and end the day at sunset with wine tasting at one of the local vineyards.
Being Burma’s capital until 2005, Yangon is still the heart of the country. Here you will find Southeast Asia’s largest collection of colonial buildings, giving the city its exciting character, and the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the world’s most impressive religious buildings. Watch the sunset as you cruise on the Yangon River and then explore the restaurants and local nightlife.
Mandalay is full of history and also an important Buddhist center, with many monasteries lining the streets. Around Mandalay you will find the old capitals and archaeological sites, such as Inwa, Sagaing, U Bein Bridge and the old colonial mountain station in Pyin Oo Lwin.
800 islands in Mergui (Myeik) archipelago are quite unexplored and are located off the southern coast of Myanmar. Here you will find the ethnic minority Moken (also called “sea gypsies”) who live their lives on the water. You will have the opportunity to hike through unspoilt nature and the valleys filled with rich wildlife. You can go kayaking through mangroves and dive in the spectacular marine environment. A special permit may be required for visiting certain parts of this national park. Contact us for more information.
A little isolated from the rest of Myanmar, Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung) lies in the east. It’s the heart of the “golden triangle”, where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet. The mountains that surround Kyaing Tong offer excellent hiking opportunities, where you can meet the various mountain tribes, for example, in the villages of Wa, Akha and Lahu.