It is only relatively recently that Myanmar opened its doors to the outside world. For decades, the former Burma was virtually inaccessible, a mysterious country with a strong, closed identity. The fog of isolation slowly lifts, and what emerges is surprising and fascinating. You will experience it: the people are open-minded, curious and hospitable. They will proudly take you on a journey through their special country.Myanmar has over a hundred different ethnic groups, each with its own language. You will gradually become acquainted with various cultures, crafts and traditional costumes. This may be at a folkloric festival, but authentically dressed people are everywhere. You are here in a land of old, but very much alive traditions.The vast majority of Myanmar's people are connected by Buddhism. Many, many thousands of monasteries, pagodas and stupas seem to be scattered over the landscape. There are more than 2,000 pagodas in Bagan alone. Some are beautifully decorated with statues and paintings, and are richly covered with gold. When lit by the sun, the sparkle attracts attention from a great distance.During your journey, very different landscapes pass by. Wide and serene are the panoramas around Inle Lake and the Irrawaddy River, where life takes place on and around the water. How different is the pristine wilderness around Putao ! Dense forests, cold winds, snowy peaks, the white water that comes from the Eastern Himalayas on the horizon. Finally, the other extreme: the beautiful beaches of Ngapali on the Bay of Bengal . A wonderful place for water activities, and to muse on all the experiences gained at the end of your trip.