Burma, or Myanmar as it is officially known, is one of Audley's original destinations - we've been planning tailor-made trips to Burma for over 15 years. Now that Burma is 'back on the map', visitors are discovering its wealth of highlights and especially its charming hosts, the Burmese people themselves.
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The temples in Pagan
We have been offering tailor-made trips to Burma for over 15 years and have extensive knowledge of all aspects of travel there. We have a deep affection for the country and the people, many of whom work with us as guides and who we greet as old friends whenever we visit.
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The ideal time to visit is during the dry season, which falls between November and April. Certain regions can be very wet during our summer months, but due to the size of the country it is possible to avoid these areas and still plan a worthwhile tour. The plains of Pagan and Mandalay are very hot during our summer but the sunshine is interrupted by short, heavy showers. The hills can be cold through the UK winter months.
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For those thinking of travelling to Burma we recommend booking at least 9-12 months in advance for travel in peak season - November to March - to ensure that we can offer you accommodation that we are happy with.
You might also want to combine your visit with one of Burma's colourful annual festivals such as the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, one of the largest Buddhist festivals in the country, or the Taunggyi Fire-Balloon Festival in Shan State. Our Burma specialists, who regularly visit the country, can advise you further.
13 days from £3,775pp
This trip is perfect for the first time visitor to Burma, providing a well-paced tour of Burma's main highlights. The itinerary starts in the former capital of Rangoon with its crumbling colonial architecture and the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda before flying upcountry to view the magnificent temples of Pagan. The tour follows a clockwise direction around the country to tie in with the domestic flight schedule and after Pagan takes in both Mandalay, with its vestiges of ancient cities, and the pretty town of Pindaya before arriving at Inle Lake with its serene stilted villages and interesting tribal markets.
14 days from £4,125pp
This tour explores some of Burma's key highlights, such as Rangoon and Pagan, as well as meeting with tattooed Chin tribes-women, hiking up Mount Victoria, and trekking in the Shan hills.
18 days from £4,625pp
Explore all the main highlights of Burma as well as a couple of the less well visited, but equally intriguing areas.
17 days from £4,745pp
This tour takes in the must-see sights of Burma with several more adventurous activities that take you off the beaten track. Take an interesting overland journey from Pagan to Mandalay via Monywa and trek to the indigenous tribes around Kengtung in Shan State before crossing the border into northern Thailand.
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