Myanmar

Surprising and fascinating

Myanmar JOURNEYS

Mysterious Myanmar

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.

DISCOVER Myanmar

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

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We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. Read more about the latest developments on our Covid-19 page .

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INSPIRATION FOR Myanmar

EXPERIENCE MyanmarWITH UNTAMED

River cruises

There is a lot of activity on and around the rivers. In times gone by, this was no different. The history of Myanmar was written on the banks of the great rivers.

Land of Pagodas

The cultural landscape in Myanmar is largely determined by Buddhist architecture. Wherever you are, you are never far away from a pagoda or monastery.

Hpa An

The karst mountains in the region hide enchantingly beautiful treasures: imposing caves full of Buddha statues and rock carvings.

The wonderful world of Lake Inle

Floating gardens and bone-rowing fishermen, this is a world apart.

Sun and sea in Ngapali

An unexpected bonus in a country full of surprises: the pearly white tropical beaches of Ngapali.

Hiking in Putao

Rainforests and fast-flowing rivers, in the distance the snowy peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. Nature is overwhelming in this little-visited area.

Mergui Archipelago

Paradisiacal islands, mostly uninhabited and lushly overgrown with dense tropical rainforest, extending into white sandy beaches.

Mandalay

Golden pagodas and monasteries with refined carvings, in addition to the rectangular architecture of concrete and glass. Mandalay blends traditional and imported styles.

Festivals

Exuberant or subdued, there are various festivals throughout the year. The exact date is usually determined according to the Buddhist lunar calendar.

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pleasantly relaxing is a trip to charming Pyin Oo Lwin, a mixture of colonial Burma and modern Myanmar, with Indian and Chinese accents.

Himalayan trekking

Walk through uninhabited area with mossy forests and snowy slopes, a bowl of warm noodles by the campfire. Off-the-beaten-track squared.

Playful options for young and old

With minor adjustments, every trip can be transformed into a family trip. Various activities are attractive to the youngest travelers, but also for adults.

Top accommodations in Myanmar

Bagan Lodge

Luxury tented rooms in Bagan, the capital of the former Pagan Empire, one of the most extraordinary historical sites in South-East Asia

Sofitel Inle Lake

French hospitality surrounded by floating gardens of the Inle Lake

The Strand Hotel

Hotel with Victorian grandeur and sublime service on the banks of the Yangon River

UNTAMED TRAVELING

FROM OUR BLOG

The enchantingly beautiful light of Myanmar

In 1999 I was allowed to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) for the first time and was especially enchanted by the indescribably beautiful light. Especially in the morning, when this colorful land awakens from garlands of mists and golden sunlight! I wanted to go back there and repaint this beauty in photography.
Thanks to the extremely wise advice and tips of Untamed Travelling I got the chance to guide eight people - with their noses in the same direction -   to this 'light' fairy tale.

Surprising and fascinating Myanmar

On the road to Mandalay... This is what it feels like when the plane approaches Mandalay airport from Bangkok. The landscape below looks green. Small villages, lots of water features. Mandalay airport is small but apparently of recent construction, located an hour's drive from Mandalay. The passage of customs is going here at a rapid pace. Mingalabar! Welcome to Myanmar.

TRAVEL OPTIONS:

Expedition cruises

Culinary travel

Cultural travel

Family travel

Nature travel

TOURING BY Myanmar

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

Curious about our inspiration tours?

MORE INFORMATION?

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