Myanmar is the official name of the country long known as Burma. It has been subject to a long period of inaccessibility, which in turn has left it relatively untouched by the outside world. As a consequence, its landscapes, colourful cultures and strong beliefs all remain refreshingly unspoiled. Though a beautiful country, it is the genuine delight, wonder and hospitality with which travellers are greeted that keeps people coming back here time after time.
14½ hours (Yangon, via Bangkok)
British Airways, EVA Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways
Where can you fly from?
Flights to Myanmar are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow
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Sample trip ideas
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Highlights of Myanmar
This trip is perfect for the first time visitor to Myanmar providing a well-paced tour of the main highlights. The itinerary starts in the former capital of Yangon before flying upcountry to view the magnificent temples of Bagan. The tour follows a clockwise direction around the country to tie in with the domestic flight schedule and after Bagan takes in both Mandalay and the pretty town of Pindaya before arriving at Inle Lake with its serene stilted villages and interesting tribal markets.
Explore all the main highlights of Myanmar as well as a couple of the less well visited, but equally intriguing areas.
Discovering Myanmar and Northern Thailand
This tour takes in the must-see sights of Myanmar with several more adventurous activities that take you off the beaten track. Take an interesting overland journey from Bagan to Mandalay via Monywa and trek to the indigenous tribes around Kyaingtong in Shan State before crossing the border into northern Thailand.
Mergui and beyond
This itinerary begins with a unique exploration of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago, a beautiful region that remains vastly untouched by tourists. Explore remote islands by yacht, enjoying crystal clear waters and deserted white sand beaches, before a tour of Myanmar's highlights including the former capital of Yangon, the temples of Bagan, the natural wonder of Inle Lake and the royal city of Mandalay.
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Audley's policy on Myanmar
Craig Burkinshaw, Audley's founding Managing Director, explains our position on travel and tourism in Myanmar.
Character properties in Myanmar
If you're planning a tailor-made trip to Myanmar, our specialists can recommend the benefits of staying in a property with character as well as the ethics of travel to this fascinating country.
Walking & trekking in Myanmar
Discovering out-of-the-way places, meeting local people, seeing stunning views or just challenging yourself - a walking or trekking holiday in Myanmar will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.
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