Previously known as Burma, Myanmar is one of Asia’s newest tourist spots. It wasn’t until 1992 that foreign visitors were actively encouraged and so much of the country remains untouched by the commercial nature that stems from excess tourism. The major towns and cities can be found along the Irrawaddy River and so it’s no surprise that many people choose to explore via this route. River cruises can take adventurers between Yangon and Mandalay, allowing you to meet local communities and see impressive temples along the way.
A number of our Burma tours will take you to Inle Lake, where you will get a real chance to see how the locals live their lives. This vibrant part of Myanmar features floating markets, fishermen balancing on long poles and huts that stand just above the water on stilts. Another highlight will be the chance to see the highest concentration of religious buildings in the country, situated in Bagan. Here, the remains of over two thousand temples, pagodas and monasteries, built during the Pagan Empire, line the banks of the river and are ready to reveal their mystical nature.