Adventurers who want to impress their friends with tales of a unique land could book themselves on activity holidays in Burma.
The nation, also known as Myanmar, still has its roots firmly located in the past and a trip will offer a time-travelling encounter with the Asian villages of old and a land where holy men are more celebrated than rock stars.
In Mandalay, travellers can see the statue of the Buddha outside the Mahamuni Paya houses get re-coated with gold leaf every day, while more relaxing times can be had on Ngapali Beach.
According to Lonely Planet, Burma's climate means that you can visit between November and February without needing to worry about harsh winter weather.
Burma activity holidays may be best enjoyed by those keen to see something they have never seen before, as the country is full of surprises.