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Burma (Myanmar) travel guides

Inaccessible for such a long period of time, Myanmar still retains an air of mystery. Our travel guides are designed to help you make informed choices as you plan your tailor-made holiday to this wondrous country.

With friendly people, an interesting history, ample walking and trekking opportunities and fascinating temples, Myanmar offers an eclectic mix of rewarding experiences.

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Ideas for how to explore Burma (Myanmar)

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Burma (Myanmar). We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • 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.

  • Sunrise on the Mekong, Khong Jiam

    Cruising in Southeast Asia

    Travel by river, lake or sea in Southeast Asia to explore places which would otherwise be inaccessible. Cruising in Southeast Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    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.

  • Balloons over Bagan

    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.

  • 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 holiday in Myanmar (Burma) will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

  • 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.

  • Women of the Ann tribe paint their teeth black

    People of Myanmar

    Some destinations are special because things just don't seem to change and one such constant in Myanmar is its people. Myanmar specialist Hannah describes a recent visit to this beguiling country and her fascination and liking for its effervescent people.

  • 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.

  • Golden Island Cottages Thale U

    Character properties in Burma (Myanmar)

    If you're planning a tailor-made holiday 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.