Why should choose Myanmar, formerly known as Burma?

Travelling in Myanmar is never a dull moment! Our country, the largest in Southeast Asia, is endowed with a wealth in culture, history, adventure, nature, food, and people - we are known for outstanding hospitality with a light touch of humor.

Myanmar's vibrant cultural heritage dates back to 500 BC when the hair relic of the Gotama Buddha arrived Yangon, former capital of the country, and enshrined in the landmark Shwedagon Pagoda. More recent cultural and historical sites in our country include Pyu ancient city from 500 BC in Pyay; Bagan, a UNESCO world heritage site, with over 2,000 temples from 11th and 13th century AD; Mrauk U, the Rakhine ancient capital from 14th century; Mandalay, the last royal capital founded in 19th century; and Yangon, dotted with both traditional edifices and 19th century colonial heritage monuments.

1,000 bird species in 23 sanctuaries and 5 national parks are found in Myanmar's forest and woodland which is 70% of the country's total land area. Most of our 135 ethnic groups in thousands of villages scatter across this large area of forest and woodland in primarily Chin, Kachin, Shan and Karen States. Further, Myanmar has five rich wetlands of international importance or Ramsar sites, namely, Moeyungyi in Bago Region, the Indawgyi in Kachin State and the Meinmahla Kyun in the Ayeyarwady Delta, the northern part of the Gulf of Mottama in Mon State and Inle Lake in Shan State.

Myanmar cuisine is a mixture of dishes with influences from its neighboring countries in the west and east and several dishes with ingredients uniquely Myanmar. One can either just snack a "Moun" or local sweets or eat the whole meal at teashops found in every corner of the streets. Some unique Myanmar dishes include "Monthinga" or thin rice noodle with freshwater fish soup or "Tofu Nwe" or warm chick pea porridge served with or without sticky rice noodles for breakfast. Or, simply enjoy truly Myanmar style "A-Thoke" or salads – "Lephet Thoke" or pickled tea leaves salad with toasted beans and nuts or "Myin Kwa Ywat Thoke" or pennywort salad – or vegetable, meat, fish or seafood curries with steaming rice served throughout the day. 

Sky Bird, your travel partner in Myanmar

No one knows Myanmar, our home, than we do!

Founded in 2012 by two Myanmar women entrepreneurs who have a passion for travel, Sky Bird have been providing adventure and culture tours, bespoke itineraries and all-time favorite destinations in Myanmar to individual travelers, families and group tours from all over the world.

Throughout our extensive travels in Myanmar and abroad, we have witnessed how tourism can negatively affect the communities and their culture and create inequalities; the environment and wildlife; and the flora and fauna.

In designing our itineraries at Sky Bird, we proactively work to improve our compliance with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) criteria & indicators for tour operators. Some key areas, among others, we have been actively working are as follows:

Start where you can for sustainable tourism

Identify short-term, medium-term and long-term indicators as in the GSTC criteria & indicators for Sky Bird's sustainable tourism strategy; monitor and evaluate, and document and report the progress and gaps

Ensure tourism benefits local communities and does not adversely impact them

Home stay or locally-owned accommodation and places to eat wherever possible during our clients' stay in Myanmar to support the community and local employment opportunities. 

Responsible travelers know local norms and culture and respect them! Prior to our clients' visits, they are informed about our culture through officially endorsed Dos and Don'ts for Tourists

Protect our environment, conserve biodiversity and ensure animal welfare

Our itineraries that include nature and adventure are not only designed in compliance with local, national and international guidelines but we also actively seek to engage with local and national organizations and experts and get their inputs, feedback and knowledge.

Promote and work closely with eco-resorts and places to stay with renewable energy such as solar power and/or composting toilets and/or reducing the use of plastic bottles for drinking water and/or plastic bags/waste wherever possible.   

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