Image credit: Justin Gibson, Natural Habitat Adventures

© Justin Gibson

When most travelers think of Southeast Asia, they conjure up images of well-traveled Thailand, or perhaps Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. But Myanmar (Burma) has recently opened its doors to the world, offering a much more pristine and well-preserved cultural and nature experience. This includes Buddhist cultural treasures, traditional rural villages, unspoiled tropical landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and pioneer eco-lodges. Myanmar is truly one of the last places on Earth that captures the spirit of nature and the nature of human spirit, all in one place.

For a truly rare foray into the hidden natural treasures of Southeast Asia, we’ve even thrown in the best nature-based slice of Thailand, which you can experience on the same amazing journey as your Myanmar adventure. Check out Natural Habitat Adventures’ unique two-country itinerary, which includes visits to the golden temples of Yangon and Bagan, national parks and natural highlights of Myanmar, and three Thai national parks that comprise some of Southeast Asia’s richest wildlife enclaves.

Here are a few of our favorite things to see and do on an intimate guided excursion to Myanmar, as captured in the images below. For more photos of Myanmar and Thailand, follow our Expedition Leader Court Whelan on Instagram at @whelancourtland.

Old Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Old Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar



Amazing cultural experiences


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This guest post was written by Peter Davis Krahenbuhl.