- THE GOLDEN LAND
the country formerly known as Burma, is one of the few truly
original travel experiences remaining in this much travelled
of social and economic isolation have preserved here many
of the traditional features, physical and cultural, which
have been lost in other Asian countries.
is a captivating travel destination - for its diversity of
sightseeing, for the wealth of cultural and scenic attractions
it can offer and, above all, for the warmth and friendliness
of its charming people. English is spoken quite widely, especially
in cities and by older people.
civilisation in Myanmar dates back to the 5th Century and
reached its peak of power and creativity in the 11-15th Centuries.
The country is blessed by nature with great geophysical diversity,
with scenery varying from the vast central agricultural plains,
to snow capped mountains in the far north. The Shan States
feature cool and verdant hills, while the long coastline offers
endless golden beaches still to be opened up for tourism.
From north to south flows the majestic Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy),
one of the world's greatest rivers and source of agricultural
wealth to millions. Potentially, Myanmar is one of the
region's richest economies, with every type of natural resource.
Tourism is seen as being one of the greatest opportunities
for development, but, for now, the numbers of tourist are
the country's attraction is in its history and artistic culture.
Myanmar lies at the meeting point of two of the world's great
civilisations, China and India, but it blends both of these
influences with its own very special local characteristics.
The people have preserved traditional values, and are deeply
devout in their religion, with a close-knit family system
and respect for elders still powerfully observed. Myanmar
people are fun loving and festivals from the centre of Myanmar
social life, with each month having its own festive occasion.
Myanmar people are also known for their sense of hospitality
and friendliness to visitors.
You will probably
be aware of the controversy surrounding the promotion of tourism
in Myanmar (Burma) over recent years. As an ethically motivated
Company we feel obliged to point out that it is legitimate to hold
contrasting opinions on how to bring about change in countries with
a poor record of human rights. We prefer to think that companies
such as ourselves are adopting a more positive approach by trying
to encourage change. We do have a company policy on this matter
but the decision as to whether to visit Burma is ultimately one
for individuals. We hope this document will be of assistance to
you and will happily forward copies on request.
We offer a variety
of tours from a 14 day group tour, 2
short tours plus 2 day trips trips
a Cruise on the RV Pandaw, Mandalay,or
to the Mergui Archipelago,
Balloons over Bagan, Golf, diving
in the Mergui Archipelago, eco-tours,
Malikha Lodge and a Ngapali
Beach Extension. We can also offer a Grand
Asia Tour which includes parts of Burma. The choice is yours.