Exotissimo Creates Trips to Irrawaddy Delta

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The world watched in dismay as Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region and damaged outlying parts of Yangon three months ago.

Many people want to visit the Delta, see the situation with their own eyes and lend a helping hand.

The world watched in dismay as Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region and damaged outlying parts of Yangon three months ago.

During the initial recovery period, many NGOs and private organizations raised funds and helped rebuild the struggling area.

Exotissimo Travel was one of the companies that reached out and raised over 100,000 USD to provide food starting from as early as of 9th May, clothe people, rebuild homes, schools , medical clinics and help farmers reclaim their paddy fields.

Three months since this disaster, most of the world has forgotten Nargis and its victims. The survivors have moved from public shelters and back to their villages, intent on rebuilding their lives. These villagers have mostly moved on, though there remains much to be done for them to return to normalcy.

According to Mrs. Su Su Tin, Managing Director of Exotissimo Myanmar, "Many people want to visit the Delta, see the situation with their own eyes and lend a helping hand." To enable people from around the world to visit and donate to the disaster-stricken area, Exotissimo Myanmar is now able to offer tours into the delta town of Pyarpone .

While visiting this area, guests are able to talk with village elders, visit with local schools and clinics part of the reconstruction effort or donate equipment or livestock to help survivors re-start their lives. Visits to the delta can range from a day trip to a full four-day two-night itinerary, such as this one http://www.exotissimo.com/travel-asia/myanmar/mn-tours/heart-of-the-delta.html.

"The simple gift of a pair of pigs or a hand tractor can make a huge difference in someone's life. We want to show to the world that the Myanmar people are resilient, and remain hopeful in the face of tragedy," added Mrs. Su Su Tin.

Exotissimo Travel is a local tour operator based in Bangkok, but with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand including Yangon and Siem Reap.

The company focuses on designing custom travel holidays providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 1993, the company is now a network of 15 locally-based offices staffing over 500 travel professionals, and sales offices in San Francisco, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and Melbourne. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations.

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