Myanmar Revealed: Discover Life Along the Irrawaddy River with Zegrahm Expeditions

Myanmar Revealed: Discover Life Along the Irrawaddy River with Zegrahm Expeditions
New Overland Itinerary Features Small Villages and Local Markets Seldom Visited by Westerners

Seattle, WA (February 6, 2013) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to present an intimate look at Myanmar, a country once shrouded in mystery and now an up-and-coming adventure travel destination, on a brand-new itinerary. Some describe Myanmar as a time-warped country and travelers will see this first-hand as they explore the peaceful serenity and timeless landscapes of villages along the Irrawaddy, Kaladan, and Lay Myo Rivers.
 
“This expedition arrives in Yangon on Myanmar Independence Day, a truly special time to begin the exploration because the city will be overflowing with festivities,” stated Edwin Blythe, President of Zegrahm Expeditions. “Throughout the trip travelers will interact with locals and explore the architecture and archaeology of a country that has changed little since British colonial times.” 
 
Zegrahm began offering travel to Myanmar over 10 years ago with the belief that the company could do more to help the people of Myanmar by traveling to the country than by not going at all. Their popular and still-operating Myanmar & Laos expedition spends considerable time in Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan, while this brand-new 15-day itinerary delves deeper into the country featuring an archaeological exploration of Mrauk U, the medieval capital of Myanmar; meeting the women of the Chin tribe who have traditional face tattoos unique to this ethnic minority group; and a seven-day cruise on the Irrawaddy River.  
 
The expedition is being led by Gary Wintz, a renowned Asia expert who has lectured at esteemed institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, and the National Geographic Society. Wintz has been visiting Myanmar since 1977, and has made more than 60 visits to the country since that time.
 
Myanmar Revealed: Life Along the Irrawaddy River takes place January 2-16, 2014, and is priced from $13,980 per person.  For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.
 
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Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.