If the stunning sites and spectacular scenery of Burma (Myanmar) aren’t enough to tempt you to visit this incredible destination, then perhaps the thought of being accompanied by one of our award-winning Burmese tour leaders will do the trick?
Our customers have voted time and again for our Burmese tour leaders in the annual Explore Tour Leader of the Year awards. Burma has produced an overall winner, a runner up, and a regional winner in the past two years; no mean feat considering that the destination only opened up to tourism in late 2010, and the Burmese have not had the benefit of many years to hone their skills like the tour leaders of other countries have.
So what is their secret? Perhaps it is their innate hospitality, politeness and deeply respectful nature? Or maybe, having been shut off to the world for so long, it is the curiosity they have towards their visitors? Or could it be their pride in their country which translates into a real desire to show its treasures to the outside world? Perhaps all of these are part of the picture, but we like to think that our Explore training and ethos are the determining factor. Each one of our Burmese tour leaders has undergone extensive tour leader training to ensure that they understand your needs, and deliver a holiday experience of the highest possible standard.
Whatever it is, we can guarantee you one thing - your Burmese tour leader will do everything they can to make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime, and the chances are they’ll succeed! But don’t just take our word for it; read what some of our customers have said about our Burmese tour leaders:
Aung Ko Ko Win – Winner – Cycling Tour Leader of the Year 2013
“Our tour leader was very good indeed. His people skills, organisation, sense of humour, knowledge of all things in Myanmar and patience were amazing.”
“Our tour leader Aung Ko Ko could not have been more helpful and he went out of his call of duty to make sure everyone was happy and well looked after.”
“We were so well looked after by our guide and felt we gained an extremely good impression of Myanmar and its people”
Myo Set – 2nd place, overall Tour Leader of the Year 2012
“Set is a great guide, excellent, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, hard working, sensitive, understanding, overall perfect leader”
“I can not emphasise enough how much our experience was enhanced by Set; he made the holiday become a magical journey with his excellence.”
“Our guide was excellent, the most caring guide we have had.”
Haymar Aung – Highly commended in the Deepen Rai Outstanding Achievement Award and Regional Award Winner 2013
“Haymar was amazing.”
“The best part of the tour was our guide Haymar's ability to organise and look after us. She is excellent and the best tour guide I have ever met.”
“Haymar, the tour leader, was extremely professional and likeable, enabling us to fully appreciate her country, I cannot imagine a better guide to Myanmar.”
To discover for yourself why our Burmese tour leaders receive such high praise, take a tour to Burma. Choose from cultural journeys, cycling holidays, a walking holiday or do exactly as you please on a tailormade holiday to Burma.