In Myanmar/Burma’s Shan State, Inle Lake is an iconic destination – and for good reason. Despite hosting large numbers of tourists, the lake’s rural charms remain authentic and alluring. Intha fisherman row flat-ended canoes with one leg while using both hands to fish; floating gardens burst with tomatoes, beans and other produce; and oxcarts packed with the day’s harvest create the only traffic jam you will find. Wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts in villages that sustain generations-old cottage industries.
Spreading out the arid plains on the poetic Ayeyarwady River, locating in the central Myanmar with the hot climate, Bagan is known as one of the most unique architectures in South East Asia. It is the rendezvous of magnificently architectural masterpieces which can be compared with two great Buddhist temples – Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobodur in Indonesia.
Our 9 selections of Yangon day tours and excursions take you to the capital of this intriguing country, giving deep insight in to the history and wonder of Myanmar.
When we were in our initial planning stage of our trip to Myanmar we read many a horror story of travellers experiences of train travel in Myanmar and many strongly suggested taking overnight buses instead. But I have to disagree. Any traveller who wants to experience real Myanmar needs to take at least one train journey. It is a great opportunity to get a insight into remote village life, see some of the country’s most scenic views and it is a rare opportunity to mix with the local people.
Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. Situated in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik. Surrounded by the Jungle Mountains, it is a pleasant pastoral scene that leads us to a side trek and into the hills.
Myanmar (formally Burma) is unique in the world in its biodiversity. It offers outstanding nature, wildlife and bird-viewing opportunities. It is the largest country in South East Asia and lies on the boundaries of continental South East Asia, Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau. This location marks a rich biodiversity with varied ecosystem, including lowland and mountance forests and various wetland habitats including coastal and riverine wetlands.
Form connections with Burmese students as you lead English-language activities and run a day camp in a village along the Irrawaddy River. Admire the splendor of Bagan’s ancient temples as you bike through a dazzling landscape at sunset. Immerse yourself in Buddhist traditions and learn about Burma’s rich history from local monks. After a week of service in Bagan, head up to an old colonial town in the Shan Mountains where you will learn about the Burma’s history and how the country is changing today.
Land crossing in a newly open country as Myanmar is never easy, but our company can arrange this special self-driving caravan tour. Start from the border to Nepa, your cars will be through 8 provinces from North – South Myanmar before crossing to Thailand in Myawaddy. This is also a charity tour which we make donation to local pagodas and monasteries.
Explore Thailand, from top to bottom on this whirlwind touring expedition. Delve into Buddhism in some of Thailand’s most famous temples, and venture into holy caves and jungles along the way. Enjoy a healing Thai massage, shop in funky local markets, and gain an appreciation for Thailand’s diversity and beauty. Build new lifelong friendships during this week of non-stop action and adventure.
Exotic Thailand holidays are magical and unforgettable. Experience the delights of this colourful country’s vibrant capital, ornate temples and picture-postcard beaches for yourself.