Both leading groups for over 18 years, Malaka and Ryan Hilton's ability to curate exceptional experiences and understand what is best for the guest makes having them as your guide a priceless experience. As part of Admiral Travel's brand-new Founders Journeys, the Hiltons will lead an intimate group of 16-26 discerning travelers to a new exotic destination each year. The first expedition - just recently announced! - will embark to Myanmar in January 2018.
We thought you may enjoy a few "insider" insights about this special land thanks to our friends at Belmond:
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is covered in over 6 tons of gold and is topped with precious jewels including a 76 carat diamond.
Belmond Orcaella is named after a rare dolphin that lives in the Ayeyarwady River. The latest record shows only 69 still exist.
In Myanmar cars drive on the right side of the road, and most cars also have the steering wheel on the right!
Every Buddhist boy is expected to be a novice monk at least once in their life.
In the countryside, when friends have not seen each other for a long time they often remark how fat is the other...which is a compliment!
One of the most popular (and delicious) dishes in Myanmar is Laphet Thoke, a salad made with tea leaf.