Myanmar isn't a typical luxury destination, nor is it a soft introduction to Asia in the way that the sanitized environs of Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam are perceived. Myanmar sits at the crossroads of two of Asia's great civilizations (India and China), and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of Southeast Asia's largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up to the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.
To this day, Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. It is a land of breathtaking beauty and charm, yet only recently has it emerged into the modern world. What can the casual visitor therefore expect upon arrival, and why should one embark on such a journey in the ﬁrst place?
Myanmar oﬀers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. Virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches are combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 diﬀerent ethnic groups. The country's tourism infrastructure boasts ﬁve star properties, boutique hotels in all the major centers, as well as stunning mountain and beach resorts. Myanmar also boasts one of the lowest tourist crime rates in the world, so visitors can rest assured their holiday will be carefree from start to ﬁnish.
Wherever you go in Myanmar, whether it be cruising down the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in style, drifting over the ancient city of Bagan in a hot air balloon, or searching for that elusive tiger on the back of an elephant, there is always a feeling of chic adventure. With airlines upgrading and expanding their networks, new and exciting destinations oﬀ the beaten track are gradually being opened. From mountain trekking and rafting in the far north to world class diving in the Mergui Archipelago, there is no end to the last chic adventure in Southeast Asia.