Sadly, recent events surrounding the Rohingya minority have seen Burma thrust into the international spotlight again. The areas of unrest are concentrated within the north of Rakhine state, far away from any location our itineraries visit. We actively monitor the situation on the ground and closely follow the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). We also remain acutely aware of our ethical responsibility; and in order to ensure that the local communities benefit the most from our trips, we use a privately-owned Burmese local ground agent for all of our local services. Our itineraries have been carefully planned to limit the use of services owned by, or affiliated with, the government. This ensures that the Burmese people benefit as much as possible from our tours. We strongly believe that we contribute positively to the local economy, whilst providing our customers with the privilege of direct and genuine interaction with the local people, as well as an insight into the country's unique culture and heritage.
Why book this trip
Our best selling tour is guided by our expert and award-winning local leaders. This holiday focusses on the main highlights of this fascinating country for travellers interested in history and culture. Most days are full with some early starts; however, you will have some free afternoons with options to explore further. Not only will you visit places with evocative names and discover iconic sights, you will also have opportunity to meet some of the friendliest people in the South East Asia region.