By Tayla Gentle
An avid birdwatcher, rum appreciator and sometime Chinlone player, 32-year-old Peregrine leader Aye Chan Tun (affectionately known as Tun Tun) is a softly spoken enigma.
With his signature wink and tartan longyi, you’re just as likely to find him translating Buddhist...
Burma (Myanmar) Travel Tours & Trips
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Trips & tours in Burma (Myanmar)Price$ 0Countries visited: Burma (Myanmar), Thailand9 daysThailand, Burma, sailing, snorkelling, Myauk Ni, Palu Bada, Bo Cho, Ba Wei, Kho Yinn Khwa and Thay Yae (ie heaps of islands), turquoise water, good times. Legendary...Countries visited: Burma (Myanmar)12 daysBurma’s where it’s at. Check out the busy streets of Rangoon and some pretty awesome archaeological sites in Pagan, hang in pretty Mandalay, lap up some mountain time...
Why we love Burma (Myanmar)
Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell have spent time in and written about it, so Burma’s alright in our book. Speaking of books, if Burma was a novel, it’d be an epic tale of a country torn between good and evil, which is basically what it was until very recently.
But the country’s dramatic past doesn’t stop the locals from smiling, especially when they’re welcoming visitors to their incredible shores.
Get to Inle Lake, cruise the Irrawaddy River, grab some wares in the Bogyoke Aung San Market and take in more temples than you can shake a statue of the Buddha at.
Do not pass Pagan’s 2000 Pagodas, do not collect $200.
Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.
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