After a long time under the embargo of the West, Myanmar may be decades behind the rest of the world in many respects. However, there is one area no traveler to Burma need compromise during their Myanmar travel, and that is of Myanmar luxury tours. Although the tourism market of Burma is quite new, the experiences in Burma luxury tours are as dear and exclusive as those of any country in the world.
1. Explore the foothills of the Himalayas
Putao, situated on the fringe of the Himalayas, is one of the most remote and magnificent destinations in Myanmar. The region was like a hidden treasure which was inaccessible to visitors until recently, and even now the road is only open in a period of four months per years for visitors (and then only to Burmese people). Taking flights is to get there; however, those who travel to Putao in their Myanmar luxury tours are well rewarded for their pains.
Malikha Lodge offers visitors to Putao the chance to combine perfect luxury with adventurous exploration. The rooms are well equipped with hot tubs and open fires, providing the stunning mountain views. The lodge runs exciting jungle treks, rafting excursions, elephant rides and visits to local tribal villages. These experiences will give you a deep insight into a region which is long hidden from the outside world.
2. Take a hot air balloon ride over Bagan
Known as one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world, the pagoda-studded plains of Bagan should be an unmissable destination in Burma tours. Bagan was once the capital of the great Pagan Kingdom, a strong empire that ruled most of Burma through 11th and 12th centuries. During this time, successive kings more than 13,000 Buddhist pagodas, temples and stupas, more than 2,300 of which remain today.
Only by sitting in the basket of a hot air balloon can you fully appreciate the stunning natural landscapes and the majestic man-made constructions. You will go to the launch site before dawn, taking off in time to catch the first sunlight rays of a new day piercing the morning mists that shroud the religious sites of Bagan.
3. Travel on a yacht in the Andaman Sea
The islands of the Myeik Archipelago, scattered in the Andaman Sea to the south of Myanmar, are the setting for the sailing trip of a lifetime. Chartering a luxurious yacht, you can set your own course to discover these largely island without human living – where the sea is emerald green, the sand is white, and the vegetation is lush and almost completely untouched.
4. Enjoy a luxurious cruise on the Irrawaddy River
If you make your Myanmar luxury tours to find old-era romance, the best way may be to turn back the clock than by floating along the “road to Mandalay” on a beautiful paddle steamer, made from brass and teak. One of the most popular routes is the classic overnight cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. In case you have a sense of adventure, you may prefer to opt for a multi-day journey into the little-visited north. The cruise is an unbeatable combination of luxurious comfort and colonial elegance.
5. Relax on Macleod Island
Macleod Island, a pristine atoll in the Myeik Archipelago, is a heaven on earth. The only man-made structure on the island is the Andaman Resort, which has no pretensions to five-star service or luxury. Its best feature is total seclusion in the midst of utterly unspoiled nature. As you relax on the immaculate sands, dive amongst the corals of its coastal areas and enjoy guided kayaking trips around the caves and mangroves of the shore, you will realize that you are living a world that is almost entirely untouched by modern development. This is the most luxurious thing in your Myanmar luxury tours!
Getting of the beaten track, provoking extraordinary feelings and bringing about exclusive experiences, those are wonderful things you will have in your Burma luxury tours.