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Burma (Myanmar) holidays

Burma (Myanmar) holidays

Explore colonial Yangon, visit the temples of Bagan or relax by Inle Lake on a tailor-made tour of Burma

Subject to a long period of isolation, Burma 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 Burma’s well-known cities and its little visited villages and countryside. Taking this first-hand knowledge, we can create a tailor-made Burma holiday, 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 itineraries for Burma (Myanmar)

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

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Our expert guides to travelling 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.

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Monk at Amarapura
Burma (Myanmar)

What to do in Burma (Myanmar): our highlights guide

Burma 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.

The Ann village near Kengtung sits happily on the hillside, Burma (Myanmar)
Burma (Myanmar)

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

RV Paukan 1947, Bagan
Burma (Myanmar)

Burma (Myanmar) by boat: a river cruising guide

From the deck of a boat view Burma'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.

The ox and cart method is widely used in  Burma (Myanmar)
Burma (Myanmar)

Audley's policy on Burma (Myanmar)

Craig Burkinshaw, Audley's founding Managing Director, explains our position on travel and tourism in Burma.

Leg Rower, Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar)
Burma (Myanmar)

Honeymoons in Burma (Myanmar)

Burma is not your archetypal honeymoon destination but that's why you should consider it. An Audley tailor-made Burma 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)

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
Burma (Myanmar)

Character properties in Burma (Myanmar)

If you're planning a tailor-made holiday to Burma, our specialists can recommend the benefits of staying in a property with character as well as the ethics of travel to this fascinating country.

A mother and her baby at the Aungban Wholesale Market, on the way to Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar)
Burma (Myanmar)

People of Burma (Myanmar)

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

Hoth at Shwedagon, Rangoon

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