For those jaded after seasons trekking up and down Southeast Asia from Chiang-Mai to Ho Chi Minh City, Myanmar (Burma) offers visitors the chance to reclaim the wonder felt when first sampling this corner of the world. The bamboo curtain that once concealed most of Southeast Asia parted in the 1970s, but the country then known as Burma remained in isolation from much of the world until the removal of the tourism boycott by the National League for Democracy and other international human rights groups in 2010. The world is now welcome in Myanmar; and the world is justifiably excited.
Sampan Travel is a boutique tour operator offering bespoke journeys throughout Myanmar. Sampan Travel’s entire team, including its three directors (two British and one Burmese national) are based in Myanmar on the ground in Yangon. Acting as a local travel agent, tour operator and a Destination Management Company (DMC), Sampan Travel is uniquely positioned to curate memorable holidays interwoven with differentiated travel experiences, that only a company with deep local knowledge can. We consider ourselves the first green, boutique tour operator in Myanmar. Sampan Travel is a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM).