A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. The country has only been truly open to the modern world since 2011, when its military junta began a transition towards civilian-led government. With vast natural resources and proximity to nearly 2.5 billion neighbors in China and India, Burma is poised to play a major role in 21st-century Asia.
Today, the land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever. Since its diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe, and other global powers were restored, Myanmar has begun attracting ever-increasing numbers of tourists, and has seen the rise of burgeoning tourism industry. Visitors usually head to the traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, but more adventurous travelers can find off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao, and much more. Remote Lands has created custom trips in Burma since our inception, and our depth and breadth of knowledge gives us a superior position to navigate the country’s continuing change.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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The best time to visit Myanmar is between November and February, when the heat is less stifling and the remote regions are accessible.
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A trek through the Shan Hills of Myanmar leads to incredible scenery, historical perspective, and a deep, abiding understanding of the Palaung of Northern Myanmar.
The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue serves a small, tight-knit community of 20, but the story and heritage of this site draws travelers from around the globe.