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Myanmar: Authentic Cultural Tours

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The culture of the West has not quite arrived in the Golden Land. From men wearing skirt-like longyi, to the lack of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, one quickly realizes this is not your average tourist destination. Myanmar won’t stay this way forever, but for now, it’s a treasure waiting to be discovered.

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Temples of Bagan

Temples of Bagan

Beginning around the 10th century and continuing for 250 years the rulers and wealthy citizens of Bagan constructed over 10,000 religious monuments in an effort to gain favor and display power and devotion. Today, you can experience the breathtaking views of the temple zone from a hot air balloon, or bicycle around the ruins as farmers and herds of goats pass by. Sunrise and sunset are best viewed from the tops of the tallest buildings such as Shwe San Daw Pagoda and Lawkaoushaung Temple.
Inle Lake Fisherman

Inle Lake

The country’s second largest freshwater lake has provided for the people of Shan State for centuries. A predominantly Intha population lives in 4 main villages around the lake and traditionally make their stilted homes of wood and woven bamboo grasses. Visit the rotating village markets to see the wide variety of ornate and colorful clothing worn by the local people of various ethnicities selling their wares. Other highlights include a journey to the Indein stupas, a visit to the friendly monks at the Cat Monastery, and boat rides through the floating gardens.
Temple Door

Unique Lodging

Golden Island Cottage’s bamboo bungalows on Inle Lake offer traditional atmosphere, peaceful lake views, and are owned and run by a collective of the Pa-O tribal people. We offer boutique hotels such as the Red Canal in Mandalay, which are influenced by the regions numerous ethnic groups. Or you could relax at a hill station retreat at the colonial style resorts in Kalaw and Pyin Oo Lwin. No matter where you stay in Myanmar, you can be assured that our handpicked basecamps will offer a unique, sustainable and unforgettable experience.
Bagan Skyline

Natural Splendor

Trek through the hills of Kalaw and pay a visit to the elephant conservation project. Kayak to Saddar Cave past rice fields, limestone mountains, and tranquil villages with your local guide in Karen State. Ride up the Dokthawaddy River and take a walk through the forests of Shan State to visit a 150 year old monastery near Hsipaw. Pay a visit to the three resident pythons at the snake temple in Paleik that are being washed and fed daily by local worshippers.

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