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 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.
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 favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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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.
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