Culturally diverse, magical and intriguing
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is an extraordinary Southeast Asian nation with diverse culture, rich history, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and unique attractions. Explore the country’s mythical rivers on a luxury cruise, and experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery. The complex country is encircled by Bangladesh, China, Laos, India and Thailand and boasts over 4000 sacred Buddhist stupas and religious sites. As the famous writer Rudyard Kipling is often quoted as saying, “‘It will be quite unlike any land you know about.”
The best time to explore Myanmar’s gilded pagoda studded landscapes, ancient Buddhist relics and charming towns and villages is during the winter season, from November to February. If you want to avoid the crowds visiting Mandalay and Bagan, the rainy season is preferable. As the climate is typically tropical monsoon, opt to wear clothing that is light and cool or a traditional “longyi”.
Visit the magical sacred sites to experience a unique connection with the culture, people and country. The Buddhist stupas and temples are an important part of Myanmar’s history and traditional values. The relaxed pace of life is perfect for enjoying the sights as you drift down the Ayeyarwady River exploring the towns and villages en route.