The idea of touring untouched lands together may not be for every couple but those with a spirit for adventure will revel on the Road to Mandalay tour. Boutique tour operator, Crooked Compass is calling avid travellers to join the new exploratory tour encompassing India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, across the recently opened border between East India and Myanmar. As Crooked Compass are the first company in the southern hemisphere to secure permits for this newly opened border it is an exciting time for travel. Travellers will be in the first few hundred foreigners in the world to ever cross this post by land. For those of you unfamiliar with Crooked Compass, it is a boutique tour operator uncovering the world’s best kept secrets. Created to inspire, educate and encourage travellers to understand responsible tourism, Crooked Compass delves deep into the heart and soul of a destination and provides an extensive offering of extraordinary experiences through small group touring, tours by design and via their unique travel app.

Road to Mandalay | Tour Untouched Lands

Road to Mandalay | Tour Untouched Lands

Many of the regions visited on the tour have not been accessible to foreign travellers, allowing a truly authentic experience with little known tribes, breathtaking wildlife encounters, spectacular virgin landscapes and raw cultural immersion. Crooked Compass works in conjunction with local indigenous communities and supports new ecotourism initiatives to invite travellers into wild lands and remote villages. Travellers become part of the exploration, helping to make decisions as they go and sharing insights with guides and local people about their experience.

“This is one of our most exciting and memorable journeys, perfect for those who seek that sense of discovery and serendipity which occurs on first time forays into new places. This is the essence of our company motto #FollowADifferentPath,” says Founding Director, Lisa Pagotto.

For couples seeking an out of the ordinary travel experience, the Road to Mandalay offers a unique comprehensive tour with expert guides that you will never be able to recreate on your own. Part of a small group, you are amongst like-minded travellers that you can share your experiences with. Not only that, you have access to untouched lands. What could be better?!

A 25 or 30 day itinerary is available for travel in March and October, 2017, accommodating 12 people per tour. Private departures can be arranged on request.

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