Burma / Myanmar

tea plantation workers in burma

Hidden no more

Still known to much of the world as Burma, Myanmar has been off of travellers' destination lists for too long. The country has a collection of stunning Buddhist monuments, bucolic Southeast Asian countryside, and a capital irresistibly unsullied by tourism. Although it's true that it has a troubling past in terms of military rule, the junta is relaxing its restrictions and grassroots tourism boycotts are being lifted. If you're looking for a unique adventure that's definitely off the beaten path, Myanmar is an experience all its own.

Burma/Myanmar Tours

Featured blog posts

Instagrams of the Week: Southeast Asia

Dec. 19, 2014, 2:48 p.m.

Southeast Asia: where you sometimes begin a journey, and other times, end one; a place which is at one turn cluttered, and another, jaw-droppingly expansive. Expect to see, taste, and hear more than you could ever imagine in this raucous part of the world, but remember to look for clues that reveal there's much more beneath the surface.

Punks on Hope: Burma’s Underground Music Scene

Jan. 23, 2014, 6:29 p.m.

Yangon calling! In Burma, the punk scene isn’t just an affectation for disaffected youth, it’s a rallying cry that has helped to provoke sweeping reforms that are changing the political landscape. Today on the Looptail — check out "Punks on Hope", an introduction to Burma's underground music scene. Hey, ho. Let's go

Visual Adventure: Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan

Aug. 9, 2013, 5:47 p.m.

We've written about some tips to keep in mind when visiting Myanmar, mostly around respect for local customs and informing yourself about the ethnic and sectarian violence ongoing in the country.