Why Travel with Myanmar Shalom?

Myanmar Shalom Travels has designed and arranged tours for travelers, carefully crafted to the needs and interests of each individual and group.  Our local guides, sightseeing programs, hotels and restaurants are carefully chosen to provide an insightful, authentic and meaningful connection to Myanmar’s people and to directly benefit the local economy.

We know everyone has their own unique travel style and that’s why we work with you to create a personalized itinerary tailor-made to suit your schedule, budget and interests. With our network of suppliers, we can access the best rates and latest promotions and pass these savings on to you.  Our travel consultants and ground staff will also work with great care to ensure that you experience nothing but the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

      

Quality, trust and safety are key in travel and at Myanmar Shalom we take them seriously.

100% Tailor-made

  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements.
  • Explore your interests at your own speed.
  • Select your preferred style of accommodation.
  • Authentic travel experiences with high level of service.

Reliable & Affordable

  • Prompt response
  • Friendly office team
  • Reliable & Honest
  • Value for money you spent
  • Thorough knowledge of Myanmar Travel market

The Best Guides

  • Make the difference between a good trip and an outstanding one.
  • Select by travel consultants as the best available.
  • Offering more than just dates and names, they strive to offer a real insight into their country.

 

Management & Operation Team

Moses Samuels- Managing Director

Travelers from around the world know Moses Samuels as the dedicated host and Trustee of the only synagogue in Myanmar. For more than twenty years, Moses Samuels has taken care of the small remaining Jewish community in Myanmar, as well as the cemetery, and has helped numerous visitors with hotel, airline and other travel arrangements. Many grateful recipients of his knowledge and his assistance have urged Moses Samuels to open a travel agency so that he might more formally help people experience the beautiful and diverse country that is his home. His lifelong experience in Yangon, his lifelong knowledge of Myanmar, is now available to travelers throughout the world.


Sammy Samuels- Marketing Director and Travel Consultant

Graduate of Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business in New York City, Sammy Samuels has promoted his country, Myanmar to all who know him. That’s why some of his friends and colleagues call him the “Ambassador of Burma.” He has worked at the American Jewish Congress, and has been presented his history and personal experiences in Myanmar at communal and travel events in United States. During his years in America, Sammy has assisted many people in designing and arranging their visits to Myanmar. Through Myanmar Shalom, Sammy is bringing more tourists to his amazing country.


Operation Team & Tour Guides

Myanmar Shalom’s office team and tour guides range from youths to seniors, all of whom are very knowledgeable, flexible and understanding of the rigorous requirements of today’s travelers. They have extensive experience hosting group and individual tours, sharing their love and knowledge of their native country with visitors from around the world. They’ll also help you choose a great restaurant, unique marketplace, or help you find the best price on that must-have souvenir.


Moses and Sammy Samuels’ unique role in the Jewish community of Myanmar has been chronicled in articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and numerous other newspapers.

Diplomats, Political & Business Leaders at Myanmar Hanukkah Reception,
December 27, 2011

 

 

Moses Samuels, Managing Director of Myanmar Shalom,son (Sammy), daughter (Dinah) with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence.

In Burmese Chanukah celebration, signs of Myanmar’s openness to the West

Mr. Maung Maung Swe, Chairman of Myanmar Travel Association, lighting Hanukkah Candle

Ms. Than Than Nu, daughter of first Burmese Prime Minister U Nu, lighting Hanukkah Candle

Burmese Chanuka – Signs of Myanmar’s Openness to the West – JTA

A Jewish Presence in Land of the “Golden Pagodas”– Jerusalem Post

A Jewish Tour of Burma – Jewish Life in Pagoda Land

Burmese Jew Shoulders Burden of His Heritage – New York Times

Last Jews seek salvation in tourism

The Last Jew of Burma

Raising the Dead in Burma

Myanmar’s dwindling Jewish community pins hope on tourism

Letter from Myanmar – The Moment Magazine 

Burma’s Razor-Thin Jewish Presence

Yeshiva student in class by himself

Back to Burma

Moses Dreams of Reversing Jewish Exodus in Burma

Iraqi Jews in the Diaspora