Experience the true magic which still shrouds Myanmar. Because it only recently opened up to the world, the country is mercifully undiscovered by mass tourism and has a sincerity that makes it transcendent. Located at the foothills of the Himalaya, yet filled with tropical plains, the teak-filled jungles, the shimmering stupas floating above the treetops, and the Ayeyarwady River running through it, Myanmar has preserved its cultures and traditions more than any other Asian country.
One of the unique sights that capture a traveler’s eye when they arrive in Myanmar, and one that sparks the curiosity is the yellow patterns painted on people’s faces. The yellow circles, squares and lines seen on cheeks, noses and foreheads of people throughout Myanmar is thanaka, a yellow-white cosmetic paste produced by grinding the bark of the thanaka tree on a flat, smooth stone with water. Read More
The Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, also called the Golden Rock is one of Burma’s most sacred Buddhist sites. A massive boulder on the edge of a cliff with a pagoda on top of it enshrining a hair of the Buddha is an important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists. Read More
Yangon is Myanmar’s largest and most vibrant city. For centuries, Yangon was a trading post and it still holds a great historical significance as such. It was and still is a melting pot of ethnicities and religions, with thriving cultural and social scenes. In 2005, the government moved to a new capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Still, Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) remains the cultural and commercial heart of Myanmar, and most visitors begin and end their journey to the country here. Read More
Mandalay, the second largest city of Burma with over 1 million people is the cultural and Buddhist center of Burma. The city is located on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River in Central Burma some 400 miles north of Yangon and about 110 miles north East of Bagan. Read More
Bagan is one of the most significant archeological sites of South East Asia. In spite of this, it is still relatively unknown because of the isolation the country has been in for decades. Read More
13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Yangon