2016 is done and dusted (good riddance, some might say), and while it wasn’t the most popular year in history – it’s certainly been a good one for Inside Burma Tours – as our newest brochure attests.
Charlotte has been back to Burma twice, exploring the lesser-known southern regions of the country, reporting back on pilgrimage season at the Golden Rock, and enjoying the many charms of Ngapali and Mawlamyine. Vicky also added to her Burma knowledge as she explored underrated Hpa An, and we sent our friend and collaborator Sara Pretelli out to stock up on stunning images and videos from across the country – and we’ve sent more customers to this beautiful country than ever before.
Our brand-new brochure is the culmination of all this research, and alongside all our classic itineraries you’ll find a whole raft of new offerings – as well as a few old favourites given a new twist. Whether you’re interested in hot-air ballooning, sailing, trekking, kayaking or something else entirely, this year’s brochure is a veritable treasure trove of inspiration – so dig in, and enjoy!
Burma doesn’t immediately suggest itself as a family destination, granted, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: Burma is a wonderful place to travel with kids. Don’t just take our word for it though – we’ve put together an awesome Burmese Family Adventure to prove it. Stuffed with experiences from elephant conservation to snorkelling, cycling, dolphin-spotting, and beach relaxation, Burmese Family Adventure has all the makings of an unforgettable family trip.
One of the great lures of Burma is its remoteness – and there are few places more remote, and beautiful, than the Myeik Archipelago. Stretching south along the coast of the Andaman Sea, these jungle-covered, white-beached gems are every bit as beautiful as the famed Thai Islands, but without even a fraction of the tourism seen by somewhere like Koh Samui or Koh Phi Phi.
With hotels almost non-existent in the Myeik Archipelago, we put together our Sailing the Andaman Sea itinerary to allow you to enjoy this tropical paradise in comfort, savouring the feeling of being one of the only souls around.
The beautiful south
Most tourists to Burma head to the central plains, making Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan the focus of their attentions – going no further south than Yangon. Venture a little further, however, and you’ll uncover a wonderful region hardly visited by travellers. Join pilgrims at the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo, where the sacred Golden Rock perches precariously over the plains, explore the caves and countryside of Hpa An, and journey even deeper into the south with a visit to Dawei – an area that was closed to tourism until 2013.
Our Southern Burma Uncovered itinerary makes the most of this underrated part of Myanmar, taking you well off the beaten track. Read more about it here.
Loads! Our Burma 2017 brochure is packed with new stuff – this is just a taster of what we’ve added over the past year. You’ll just have to take a look to find out…