to Burma (Myanmar)
A visit to
Burma (Myanmar) is like stepping into a time capsule that has been locked for nearly four decades, where the
Burmese people carry on their quiet existence with a degree of modesty and reserve.
Visiting Burma can appear to give approval to the regime, but it also shows the people of
Burma that they are not forgotten and does offer a contact with the outside world of which they would otherwise be deprived.
Our clients have the opportunity to make up their own mind on the current situation in Myanmar. To this end Silk Steps is working with a Yangon based private company to promote individual itineraries and small specialist group tours, using private enterprise services and hotels wherever possible.
A very strong and continuous increase in demand has led to price increases from most suppliers and services. This concerns the accommodation, but also transport (air, land, rail and boat), restaurants, guides and entrance fees.
As of the end of July 2012, any proposed quotation will be definitely confirmed after booking services and payment of reservation deposit of 30% of the tour price to enable us to secure bookings and prices.
WHEN IN BURMA WHY NOT…?
Escape to Putao. In Located in the remote
Kachin State, Putao is surrounded by the snowcapped
peaks of the Himalayas. Staying at the elegant
Malitcha Lodge, you will have an opportunity to
elephant ride, hike, raft and visit remote villages in
a spectacular unchanged environment.
Don’t head back to Thailand for a few days on the beach at the end of your tour. Relax on the white sands of Ngapali beach. Myanmar’s beaches are largely unknown but the white sands of Ngapali beach are home to a handful of excellent boutique resorts.
Go on a 4-day adventure and trek from Pindaya. Journey by foot from Pindaya through the countryside and villages of the Danu and Pao O tribes reaching Yasagyi at 1835 metres. Overnight at the Yasagyi Monastery and trek to the summit before dawn to watch the sunrise.
Take a boat trip from Yangon to Twante. Take a 2-hour boat trip from Yangon to Twante, famous for its pottery, and explore the town by trishaw.
Fly high over Bagan in a hot-air balloon. Soar into the sky at first light and look down on the ancient temples of Bagan which spread as far as the eye can see.
Cruise the Ayerwaddy River. Board the RV Pandaw to cruise between Bagan and Mandalay, a 2-night journey that hasn’t changed much in the last few hundred years. View the rich and varied life on the riverbanks
from the comfort of a wicker chair on a boat that transports you back to a gentler, slower age.