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Authentic Experiences

Picture yourself in a new surrounding miles away from home: whether in a rice field, picking up vegetables with the farmers from Inle lake, walking through a fishermen village in Ngapali, popping your head out the windowless local train or munching on snacks in Yangon colorful streets – Myanmar is a multifaceted country that has a lot to offer. Travelling is not only about visiting breathtaking sites, it is also – and mainly – about sharing genuine moments with its inhabitants, exchanging a smile, taking part to a ceremony or simply sitting with them for a chat while sipping a cup of tea. We believe that as a traveler, you understand a country better through the many encounters you realize. If you enjoy delving into a culture and get a complete change of scenery, we know exactly how you can experience the Golden Land. Authenticity though is much more than a human encounter: take the local train, join a family for lunch in their house, walk through a village, take time to enjoy the common things…the key is to authenticity is simplicity! Let us know how you would define authentic experiences and let us help you build the perfect itinerary that will meet your expectations!

Visiting a typical Seaside village on a Beach Safari

Destination: Ngapali

Escape to a secluded fishing village where a day of sea, sun and local encounters await. Leave the shores of Ngapali beach and travel to Maung Shwe Lay, a hidden tropical gem. Explore the seaside village, dine on fresh seafood and bask on the beach while supporting the local community.

Scenic Train From Kalaw To Inle Lake

Destination: Kalaw to Inle Lake

Join the locals for a scenic journey to Inle Lake. Climb aboard a slow-moving train for a journey through the highlands, soaking up vibrant views through the expansive windows. Interact with fellow passengers and buy snacks off friendly vendors as the train carriages rattle their way through the Shan State.

Picnic Lunch on a Pagoda terrace

Destination: Inle Lake (Sagar)

After the long, but scenic, boat trip to Sagar it is time to stretch your legs and have some lunch.

Go ashore on the western banks of Sagar lake, where the Tha Kaung Pagoda complex is located.

Floating gardens ramble

Destination: Inle Lake

Slow down and appreciate the beauty of Inle Lake’s lush landscapes from a different point of view. Travel by small wooden canoe to a farming village for an up-close look at the floating gardens. Sit back and enjoy as the boat makes its way through winding, serene canals lined with lush plants.  

Tranquil Sunrise on the lake

Destination: Inle Lake

Be swept away by the serenity of Inle Lake with this magical early morning tour. Drift silently along the tranquil waters as the sun casts its first light of day on the lake, basking in the solitude and sheer beauty of Myanmar’s iconic natural lake.

Local lunch in a colonial atmosphere

Destination: Mandalay (Pwin Oo Lwin)

Step back in time and experience a slice of Myanmar’s colonial past with this unique dining experience in Pyin Oo Lwin. Enjoy lunch in a historic home, still occupied by descendants of the country’s last royal family. Be captivated by their stories which truly connect you with a bygone era.

Lunch at local house in Bagan

Destination: Bagan

The best way to understand a new culture is to partake in a truly local dining experience. And this Bagan excursion does just that! Learn about Myanmar and its people as you enjoy a traditional meal in a local family’s home.

Elephant coach city tour in Yangon

Destination: Yangon

Add a memorable twist to your Yangon city tour with a ride on the Elephant Coach. Climb aboard this elegantly-restored antique bus and hit the streets passing by fabulous street scenes and stopping to see historic sites. Enjoy exclusive service and travel in style through Myanmar’s former capital.

Local Night Out in Yangon

Destination: Yangon

Want to know what happens in Yangon after the sun goes down? Dive head first into the city’s vibrant nightlife, mingling with locals as you cross the city by public transport in search of bustling markets and popular food stalls. This will certainly be a night to remember!

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