Shan state

Shan State is a state of Myanmar that borders China to the north, Laos to the east, and Thailand to the south. A popular destination for hiking and its famous Inle Lake.

Staycations in Beautiful Locations

It's the green season in Myanmar from June until September! Which is a perfect time of the year for getaways in the upcountry. The landscapes are lush and green, and many hotels provide exceptional deals!

Breathtaking Hidden Gem Lakes in Myanmar You’ve Got to See #ExploreMyanmar

Most visitors missed out on lakes when visiting Myanmar because it seems like a boring activity on the itinerary. In fact, lakes are some of the most astonishing views of the country. Each lake in Myanmar has unique scenery as well as a historic background, and some can even take your breath away. Visit Myanmar like the locals, study the lifestyles, and be part of their daily life. By visiting the lakes, you can get interesting insights into the local life.

Top 10 Experiences To Try In Your Next Trip Upcountry

Especially for expats and Myanmar living in Yangon, but not really knowing the countryside, Exploration Travel came up with these 10 experiences to re-connect and re-discover Myanmar. All priced under 50 Usd per person during the month of September and October (based on minimum of 2 persons travelling together)

Inle Lakes Boats go quiet during COVID

With no tourists since the end of March, Inle Lake’s longtail boats are sitting empty at the jetty. The boat owners and drivers are finding new ways to earn a living until tourism can return.

Amayar: Enriched coffee, empowered women

Hailing from the hilly region of Ywangan, Southern Shan State, Amayar has been producing speciality-grade Arabica coffee beans since 2016. Besides, the whole business is led, managed, and operated chiefly by women.

Get your motor running: Myanmar’s best weekend motorbike adventures

Myanmar is beginning to lift restrictions on domestic travel, much to the delight of both local and foreign residents. But while the airlines and...

It’s time for more domestic travel!

After some contradictory reports the people from Khiri Travel decided to test and drove from Yangon to Mandalay and onwards to Bagan - Kalaw - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Pinlaung - Nay Pyi Taw and arrived back in Yangon. Conclusion: No quarantine, no special papers required and people are happy to see domestic travellers visiting their region again. 

Myanmar destination updates from the ground

We talked with business owners and senior managers in the hospitality industry about the impacts of COVID-19 on popular destinations. They share their experience...