Rudyard Kipling described Burma as unlike any land you know about. Trust him. One hundred years later, his assessment still stands. Let us show you why we're enchanted by mysterious Myanmar. It's the temples. The landscapes. The complex history. The captivating culture. How often can you experience a place that defies expectations?
1-3 Relish the sights and sounds of secluded areas rarely seen by outsiders Embark on a magical evening stroll through the iconic 6th-century Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist structure Lose yourself biking amid some 2,000 temples and pagodas in ancient Bagan, a place that rivals the wonderment of world-renowned sites like Angkor and Chichen Itza Travel by traditional horse-drawn cart to a remote temple, where a marvelous sunset awaits On a visit to a colorful market, engage with locals who have only recently come into contact with the outside world Retreat to the oasis of our luxurious hotel.
4-5 In the valleys and mountains of the Shan State, visit traditional markets and fascinating spiritual enclaves Explore a cave containing thousands of Buddha statues and shrines The Pindaya area affords a rare opportunity to see Myanmar as it truly is—agrarian, relatively undeveloped and full of quiet charm Spin past rice terraces, farmers tilling fields with water buffalo and wide-eyed Burmese, who seem thrilled to see us and our bikes Savor authentic Shan noodle soup in the tranquility of a monastery.
6-8 Pedal to heavenly Inle Lake and behold floating gardens, ancient pagodas and entire villages built on stilts Hike to the top of a pagoda hill, passing the ruins of hundreds of ancient stupas in thick vegetation Board traditional longtail boats to explore remote lakeside villages where we visit silversmiths, silk weavers and a private home.