Myanmar or Burma as it is actually known seems to be the new travel destination which is attracting international tourists. It is reported that 400,000 international tourists visited the region in 2011. This off beaten track recently has been visited by reporters, social activists and businesspeople. The activities offered by Myanmar/Burma are similar to that of neighbouring Thailand. You could find ethnic minorities, markets, temples and elephants. The difference is the insufficient number of visitors.
In Myanmar the tourist arrivals were kept limited as there was consumers boycotts and isolation for many years. Now a regional operator of tours, Khiri Travels has introduced a four day, three nights’ tour in a private jet to experience the natural and cultural attractions of central Myanmar. The high-end tourist will have an active holiday with a millionaires’ treatment. The private luxurious Cessna jet takes you to Inle Lake and Bagan. US$8,500 is not very pricy for a person including meals, deluxe accommodation and visa.
A private jet with luxurious six seats would take you to the shortest period journey in Asia which would allow you to return with unique stories about Bagan, and experience boat ride on the river Irrawaddy to narrate in the office. The trip is designed for those who take active participation in the holiday. The trip starts and finishes in Bangkok for the convenience sake of the guest. General Manager of Khiri Travel Myanmar, Edwin Briels, says: The guests could enjoy bicycle rides to remote and ancient temples which are thousand of years old in Bagan and other activities are culturally rewarding.
Guests can ride a boat to see floating gardens, ‘pagoda forest’ and colorful markets.The areas of Bagan and Inle Lake themselves have been visited by 100,000 international tourists in a year which has become the second largest tourist centre in South Asia after Indonesia.