Category: Myanmar

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […]

Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

On our journey to pick up the boat at Pakkoku taking us down the Irrawaddy river to Bagan, I asked our guide Wyn about a rather peculiar practice I had noticed with the locals in Myanmar. Every morning they paint their faces with a yellow substance, looking like very poorly applied make up, some add […]

Over-tourism leads to under-tourism

Over-tourism leads to under-tourism

While ‘over-tourism’ has been a hot topic over the past year, its antidote ‘under-tourism’ has gained momentum in the last few months and we are thrilled! We identify hugely with this new trend as we appreciate that tourist hoards can be off-putting for many, especially the discerning traveller who values exclusive experiences when exploring destinations […]

All that glitters is gold: some of the world's most spectacular gold landmarks

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […]

Bagan Sunset with Hot-Air Balloons

The ultimate escape in Burma

This new year we can’t think of anywhere we would rather escape to than the mysterious and magical land of Myanmar, with its serene atmosphere and wealth of experiences on offer: from floating high above the temple plains of Bagan in a hot air balloon for the most striking of views over this iconic landscape, […]

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

Awesome Experiences provides travel experiences of a lifetime for busy people. Helicopter over the ultimate adventure destination of Mount Everest, track gorillas in Rwanda, explore the otherworldly lunar landscapes of South America or visit Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Fair. Escape from work for just 7 days – or a fraction longer if you have […]

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Discover 5 secret island archipelagos by luxury yacht charter

Tucked away in remote corners of the world, are fabulous secret island archipelagos waiting to be discovered by private yacht charter; where your charter yacht might be the nicest accommodation and restaurant for miles around. These are islands you may have never heard of, where airports are non-existent, and the ease of moving from island […]

12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar

12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar

This enchanting country in Southeast Asia has so much to offer to those who visit. From amazingly friendly people to landscapes that are a photographer’s dream; Myanmar is one of our favourite places that we have visited. Enjoy reading about our 12 reasons why you should visit Myanmar and feel free to leave a comment […]

5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar

5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar

We believe these are 5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar, they are each in strategic locations allowing you to create the perfect itinerary to explore this Southeast Asian country that has so much to offer. Sule Shangri-La Yangon Start your trip by flying into Yangon which was the capital of […]

Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

Asia’s 10 most beautiful train journeys

An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, ranging from the more upscale first-class carriages to those which are more basic, but […]

Southeast Asia's top 5 remote beaches

Southeast Asia’s top 5 remote beaches

Any sun-loving traveller’s dream is to stumble across a secret beach. Ideally, we’re thinking somewhere you can get a sense of escapism, but can still access your creature comforts. Here’s a run-down of the top five beaches of Southeast Asia that offer that feeling of blissful remoteness, with a few luxury perks thrown in as well. 1.Koh […]

Momentos to take home from Myanmar

Momentos to take home from Myanmar

Travellers are also collectors, and not just of experiences, but also of the relics and momentos which represent its country of birth. Leather gloves from Argentina, authentic Chinese tea, German beer steins, traditional Venetian masks from Italy, or Moroccan ceramics, the list could unfold to grand proportions. Myanmar was isolated from the world for five […]

3 little-known places to visit in Burma

3 little-known places to visit in Burma

It’s no secret these days that Burma is one of the friendliest and most unspoilt of all the countries in Southeast Asia. The plains of Bagan have become one of the most recognisable images in travel, and the charms of Shwedagon Pagoda and Inle Lake are well-known to adventurous travellers. But though tourists have cottoned […]

5 amazing boating experiences in Burma

5 amazing boating experiences in Burma

It’s not difficult to find incredible destinations in Myanmar; the hard part, in a country where the public transport network is still in its infancy, is getting to them. But there is a way to get to those untouched places that aren’t yet accessible by road or rail, and it just so happens that it’s […]

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

Shut off from the world for decades and untouched by mass tourism, Burma is one of the most unspoilt and wild of all the countries in continental Asia. Though the country has been open to tourism now for several years, there are so many regions that are yet to be explored – so many new […]

5 reasons to travel to Burma in the green season

5 reasons to travel to Burma in the green season

Burma’s rainy season (or ‘green season’, as we prefer to call it) is often treated as a time to avoid, but there are plenty of reasons to consider off-peak travel to Southeast Asia. In Burma, the green season runs from May until October, and conditions can vary quite considerably depending on where and when you […]