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Sampan Travel - creating journeys in Myanmar and India

Sampan Travel - creating journeys in Myanmar and India


Sampan creates journeys in Myanmar and India. Our journeys are for those seeking something different. They are journeys for the adventurous. Journeys full of authentic experiences. Our purpose is to create bridges between our guests and local people. To help travellers make a connection through unexpected encounters, to open their eyes to the possible and dive deep into remote destinations. All our journeys attempt to have a positive impact on local communities.

From the Sampan Travel website:

In Sampan’s World War 2 battlefield tour of North East India, historian Dr Robert Lyman takes us from Kolkata to Kohima and then deep into the Naga Hills. It was here in 1944 that the Japanese attempted to knock out the Allied forces and potentially march on Delhi. Instead, General Bill Slim’s galvanised Fourteenth Army repelled the Japanese back across the Chindwin River into Burma.

The number of people on Sampan’s World War 2 battlefield tour of North East India is capped to ensure that this remains an intimate and hands-on experience for our guests. We are happy to consider the specialist interest of our guests and see how we can tailor our itinerary to ensure that they find what they are looking for on this journey.

This is the best WW2 battlefields tour of India. Unlike traditional battlefield tours, Sampan’s Forgotten War Tour is not a hop-on hop-off coach trip. We will explore the stories of civilians caught up in war: the Nagas, the Kukis, the Manipuris. This journey allows our guests to dive into the contemporary lives of the people that call these battlefields home today. We will look at the Naga experience post-independence with the Kohima Educational Society in Kohima. In addition to Rob, this tour is led by expert, specialist guides in each location. Hotels full of character; superb, local food throughout.

Sampan’s Forgotten War Tour will take place 8-21 November 2024. Booking is now open.

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