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Burma (Myanmar) holidays 2020 & 2021

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Subject to a long period of isolation, Myanmar has remained relatively untouched by the outside world. Consequently, its temple-strewn landscapes and royal palaces survive refreshingly unspoiled. As the country has opened up, our specialists have explored Myanmar’s well-known cities and its little visited villages and countryside. Taking this first-hand knowledge, we can create a tailor-made Myanmar vacation, shaped around your preferences.

Natural attractions stretch from the highlands in the north to the pristine Myeik Archipelago in the south, and the sinuous Ayeyarwady River provides a cruising route between Mandalay and the Temples of Bagan and into more remote regions. Almost every skyline is punctuated with a temple stupa: Bagan boasts a collection of over 3,000. City streets are lined with remnants of colonial rule while mountain-top villages maintain tribal traditions. Probably the country’s greatest asset are its people, whose infectious spirit and genuine smiles are hard to beat.

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Suggested tours for Burma (Myanmar)

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Burma (Myanmar) could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Practical tips for traveling to Burma (Myanmar), from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Burma (Myanmar)

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Burma (Myanmar). Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Burma (Myanmar) at its best.

  • Watch our short video on the highlights of Myanmar

    Watch our short video on the highlights of Myanmar

    Golden spires, the lily-dappled Inle Lake with its leg-rowing fishermen and hot-air balloons drifting above the ‘city of four million pagodas’ of Pagan. Myanmar will enchant you.

  • Novice monks chat between lectures in Nyaungshwe

    What to do in Myanmar: our highlights guide

    Myanmar is one of Audley's original destinations. As a first-time visitor discover its wealth of highlights, especially its charming hosts, the Burmese people themselves.

  • RV Paukan 1947, Bagan

    Burma (Myanmar) by boat: a river cruising guide

    From the deck of a boat view Myanmar's traditional waterborne ways of life, which have remained largely unchanged for centuries. Spend time in Yangon and Mandalay and visit the famous temples of Bagan.

  • Nearly a mile in length, a walk on the U Bein teak bridge is one of the highlights of ancient Amarapura

    Is it safe and ethical to visit Myanmar (Burma)?

    How safe and ethical is it to travel to Myanmar right now? The head of our Southeast Asia team gives his balanced appraisal on events in the country, and why we still feel that visiting Myanmar is the right thing to do.

  • Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

    Walking & trekking in Burma (Myanmar)

    Discovering out-of-the-way places, meeting local people, seeing stunning views or just challenging yourself - a walking or trekking vacation in Myanmar (Burma) will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

  • Leg Rower, Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar)

    Honeymoons in Burma (Myanmar)

    Myanmar is not your archetypal honeymoon destination but that's why you should consider it. An Audley tailor-made Myanmar honeymoon will leave you with lingering memories of stunning temples, smiling faces and a wonderfully laid-back way of life. It also has some beautiful beaches.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Burma (Myanmar)'s temples beyond Bagan

    Including Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, Mahu Muni Pagoda in Mandalay and the temples of Indein at Inle Lake, Southeast Asia specialist, Hannah puts forward her pick of the main temple sites to see outside of Bagan.

  • The swimming pool at the Savoy Hotel, Yangon

    Character properties in Burma (Myanmar)

    If you're planning a tailor-made vacation 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.

  • Views on boat to Chiang Rai

    Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia

    The typography of Southeast Asia allows you to travel across borders, on trips that cover not just multiple countries, but a variety of experiences, cultures and landscapes. Our Southeast Asia specialists give their take on five of the most interesting pairings.

  • Stilted houses on Inle Lake

    Travel responsibly: Myanmar (Burma)

    We’re committed to making sure your trip has a positive effect on the destination your visiting. In this guide, read more about how we are working with communities and charities in Myanmar to make this happen, as well as our tips on how to travel responsibly.

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