Ancient Geographic Travels & Tours

About us

Company Mission and Guiding Principles

Our mission is simple: "To create unique travel experiences!" guided by the following principles:
- we are passionate about our guests
- we love to travel and explore
- we always walk the extra mile to create
tailor-made tours and travel experiences
- we carefully select who we locally work with to maximize the benefits for individual entrepreneurs and communities
- when and wherever we can we use natural and recycled materials to minimize the environmental impact of our operations
- we only work with guides who can provide an enlightening learning experience to our guests

Ancient Geographic

Ancient Geographic is a small family-owned travel agency in Yangon, specializing in bespoke tours, unique travel experiences and off-the-beaten track explorations for individual travelers and small groups in Myanmar (Burma).

Ancient Geographic Director, Swe Yi Myat, who has been working in the incoming travel business for many years, founded the company in 2008. She brings in ample experiences in creating highly individualized travel experiences and uses her own vintage Landrovers to conduct transfers, sightseeings, day trips, overland tours and individual exploration journeys.

Our company name and logo

"Ancient" stands for a thousand year old culture which makes Myanmar so unique. The many old temples, Stupas and monuments are a testimony of the (predominantly Buddhist) heritage of the country, which is one of the most cultural, ethnic and (bio)diverse countries on earth.

Therefore, the pagodas of Bagan, an amazing cultural treasure, are a must to visit but so are the lesser known sandstone temples of Mrauk Oo in Western Myanmar. We'll take you there - and beyond. In style.

"Geographic" stands for our passion to go off-the-beaten track and explore. It also expresses our respect and admiration for the early Geographers who became Explorer icons and continue to inspire generations of explorers and travelers around the world. We love to explore and go on reconnaissance tours to discover hidden treasures and create new experiences for our guests.

Our logo consists of a Rhododendron tree, which we have chosen as a symbol because for us it represents the beauty of nature as well as our respect for it. It also stands for the incredible bio-diversity of Myanmar which keeps surprising visitors and scientists alike. And just in case you didn't recognize the Rhododendron tree immediately because you have been thinking of a plant in a flower pot rather than a tree: Well, let us take you to Chin State where you will walk through groves of rhododendron trees on Mt.Victoria and meet the fascinating Chin women with tattooed faces.

Our logo also contains the graphic of our exploration vehicles: 1972 Series III type, long wheel base, Landrovers, which are in excellent shape. Landrovers have been real icons for exploration and individual travel for decades. We are proud to own two of them and can't think of a better car to take you off-the-beaten tracks.

Ancient Geographic, the creator of bespoke tours and unique travel experiences in Myanmar (Burma).

Make us your choice – let us handle your travel!

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