Burma Holidays

From the colonial charm of Yangon, via the temple-laden plains of Bagan, the old imperial capital of Mandalay and the rural tranquillity of Inle Lake to the beautiful Indian Ocean white sandy beach at Ngapali, a Burma holiday has it all.


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Temples of Burma
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Boating down the Irrawaddy
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Crumbling colonial architecture, teak temples and monasteries, small tea-houses and the kindest, friendliest people imaginable all combine to make this a genuinely captivating destination.

While Burma’s infrastructure is not yet fully developed (and the roads and rail network in particular are not to be recommended), this is however all part of the country’s unspoilt charm – and there are a few world-class luxury hotels to satisfy the most discerning traveller on your luxury Burma holiday.
Distances around the country are huge and the best way to get around is by air.  Another excellent option is to take a river cruise on the Irrawaddy river on an old colonial-style river steamer, whether for just a night or two between Bagan and Mandalay, or a longer trip traversing the entire country.  It won’t be long before mass tourism overwhelms Burma and some of the charm will be lost – the time to take a Burma holiday is now.
Not only will you be spellbound by the beauty of the country, its enchanting culture and the incredible friendliness of its people, your Burma holiday can also include such unique experiences as a dawn hot air balloon trip over the plains of Bagan, witnessing a special buddhist ceremony at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, a hike from the hill station of Kalaw to remote villages, a visit to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Golden Rock and taking a private sunset cruise along the Irrawaddy river.

The best time of year for your Burma holiday is between November and March during the cool, dry season.  The monsoon rains start in April and carry on through until September, during this period most properties on Ngapali beach close and various rural areas are unreachable due to the weather.  The central areas of the country however, such as Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake can be visited all year round.

Some of our Favourite Burma Lodges

Best areas to visit in Burma


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