Gold and pagodas
Tailor-made trip to Myanmar
The best way to travel to Myanmar, tailor-made and privately, with everything organized in detail. An unusual country that after years of isolation opens its doors to the traveler to go back to the era of colonial splendor and luxury.
As Rudyard Kipling said, “Burma is like nothing you’ve ever seen”. Just look at its orange sunsets from the top of one of its thousands of pagodas on the plains of Bagan, the horse-drawn carriage rides among colonial mansions or by boat along the Ayeyarwady River and watch the day-to-day life of men in longyi skirts, women in thanaka make-up and old women chewing the reddish betel. Myanmar, the country of smiles, where little or nothing has changed with the passage of time, can still be discovered in all its authenticity.
Myanmar. Sunrise in an air hot balloon
Sunrise in an air hot balloon over the more than three thousand pagodas of Bagan.
Myanmar. Dive in the archipelago of Mergui
Dive in the archipelago of Mergui, one of the best in Southeast Asia, and discover the richness of its seabed full of corals, whale sharks, manta rays and clown fish; or sail the Andaman Sea in a luxury catamaran among its unknown islands.
Myanmar. Participate in a private ceremony
Participate in a private ceremony at a former convent of Buddhist nuns, the so-called “pink ladies” in Sagaing.
Myanmar. A candlelight private dinner
A candlelight private dinner overlooking Bagan’s wonderful temples.
Curiosities in Myanmar
Thanaka: Burmese make-up
See how the whole country hydrates and protects with grace your face from the sun with this natural and centennial cosmetic, with the scent of sandalwood, made from water and the ground root of a tree. Not only does it owe its fame to its fragrance and aesthetic value, but also to its fungicidal properties, its benefits on sunburn and skin refining.
Another sign of identity and key to Burmese beauty is the use of longyi, incorporated in the nineteenth century in Myanmar by emigrants from southern India. This garment consists of a brightly colored tube, tissue or silk skirt that covers the body from the hip to the ankles. It is worn by men and women. The men’s is called paso, it usually has discreet colors and is fastened in front of it. The women’s garment is called htamein, with more vivid colors and is fastened to one side.
The betel leaf
It is surprising to travel to Myanmar and other countries in Southeast Asia and learn about their custom of chewing the betel leaf, popularly known as “the paan”. The Burmese show off their broad smiles to the traveler, tinged with this striking color, attributing digestive properties and refreshing for the breath. However, it is also known for its addictive character and its harmful effects on health.
Recommended Season: Winter
The best time to travel to Myanmar, given its tropical climate, is during the dry season, from October to April. During these seasons, temperatures range from 20°C, rising slightly during March and April, when days offer between five and seven hours of sunshine and the skies are usually clear.
A different experience to enjoy the warm temperatures that Myanmar offers is to get lost on a bicycle through Bagan and contemplate the impressive views at dawn from the top of one of its thousands of temples. NUBA organizes private dinners in its surroundings to soak up the magnetism and magic of this unique place.
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