Asia Transpacific Journeys Reveals Surge of Interest in Travel to Myanmar
Asia Transpacific Journeys’ 2011 tours to Myanmar (Burma) are more popular than ever
BOULDER, CO, January 5, 2011 -With the release of Nobel Peace
Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2010, many travelers may
now feel more comfortable visiting Myanmar (Burma), a destination
that many travelers had felt discouraged to visit in the past. Yet,
visiting Myanmar, the land of a million pagodas, is a retreat to a
country whose great allure lies in its warm-hearted and welcoming
people, peaceful Buddhist culture and bucolic landscape. Asia
Transpacific Journeys, the nation's leading tour company
specializing exclusively in Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips
in the Asia/Pacific region, is reporting a surge in bookings to
this intriguing country. The company has been organizing travel to
Myanmar for the past 15 years and is the hands-down Burma
expert in the industry.
Marilyn Downing-Staff, Asia Transpacific Journeys' founder and
President, says: "It's a golden moment to see Myanmar and take a
step back in time to the Southeast Asia of old. The country still
moves via ox cart, water buffalo plough the fields and smiling
children run to greet the traveler."
Ms. Downing Staff made her first visit to the country in 1987 and
describes travel to Burma as captivating - "a place that I go back
to time and again, to renew my deep affection for Southeast Asia's
people. " Many of Asia Transpacific Journeys' travelers have made
friends for life with the hospitable Burmese people and there is no
better place to immerse one's self in Asian culture than in Burma,
according to Ms. Downing Staff. The country offers tremendous
value, with comfortable to luxurious accommodations and attentive
service. English is widely spoken, making it easy for travelers to
interact with the locals.
Asia Transpacific Journeys' 2011 tours to Myanmar (Burma)
are more popular than ever
Asia Transpacific Journeys' Small Group tour "
Burma - Land of the Golden Pagoda" January 2011 departure is
sold out and demand for their custom journeys to Myanmar have also
risen considerably in recent months. Their list of Myanmar travel
tours include three expertly led small group trips with five
annual departures, as well as customized, privately guided
The company's next Small Group tour "Hidden Burma" departs January
28 and "Burma-Land of the Golden Pagoda" departs again in October,
while Custom Journeys can be arranged at any time of the year, with
October through February being the best time to visit.
Highlights of a custom trip to Myanmar include witnessing the
annual Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, one of the most popular
pagoda festivals in Myanmar, where thousands of floating luminaries
dot Inle Lake for the first few nights of the festival. Other
highlights include riding bicycles at sunrise through the
countryside around Bagan or through the Lisu and Rawang tribal
villages in the far north, or enjoying a spectacular sunrise
balloon ride over the temples of Bagan, the former capital of
several ancient kingdoms in Myanmar.
Asia Transpacific Journeys also recommends visiting lesser-known
areas of the country such as the mountainous areas of extreme
northern Myanmar or some of the remote towns of Shan State
including Hsipaw, Kengtung and Putao. "The morning markets in these
areas are second to none in Southeast Asia, filled with colorfully
dressed tribal villagers, local crafts and freshly prepared food",
says Ms. Downing Staff.
About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys, located in Boulder, Colorado, is the
nation's leading Asia tour company specializing exclusively in
custom journeys and small group trips in the Asia/Pacific region.
Founded in 1987, no other company offers such expertise in the
region. Its long-standing connections in Asia, outstanding
personalized service, and deeply insightful cultural
interpretations have made Asia Transpacific Journeys the travel
company of choice for organizations such as the American Museum of
Natural History and the World Wildlife Foundation, alumni
associations of the country's most prestigious universities such as
Harvard and Yale, as well as discerning individuals, their families
For more information please see www.asiatranspacific.com
or call toll free 800-642-2742.
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