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Myanmar

Having been shielded from view by an oppressive regime for decades, little has been known of Myanmar (known as Burma under British rule) and headlines have rarely been positive. As a rich melting pot of diverse ethnic tribes there have always been tensions, which have shaped an extraordinary past. We can still find heavily tattooed faces in the western Rakhine State, horse-back processions as boys enter the monkhood in Mandalay and it is not uncommon to stumble across a colourful Lisu wedding in the eastern Shan State. British colonial buildings remain, juxtaposed with vibrant markets and innumerable stupas as devout Buddhists seek to make merit. Broad infectious smiles will line whichever route you choose.

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Myanmar specialist, Edward Granville, to arrange your tailor-made holiday to Myanmar on: +44 (0)1242 787 805.

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We're just finishing off our fantastic meal at Le Planteur. We've had a wonderful day touring around Yangon with our excellent guide Hnin

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The best thing about Burma for us is the people though and their genuine friendliness, gentleness and charm was the most enduring thing for us all.

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I have been meaning to get in touch to tell you how completely wonderful our Burma trip was. It was so beautifully organised and not one single thing went wrong/awry

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I think I must have done something right in my life as I think I have died and landed in heaven the Amari Hotel is beautiful,room is gorgeous, beach empty, sea blue. As I thought, I won't want to leave.

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The Pandaw cruise was simply fantastic. We saw three or four river dolphins both on the way up and on the return – the crew were as excited as us.

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My lasting impression of Myanmar is of the people – so friendly, smiling and so pleased to see us, especially on the trip north on the boat. At one village near Katha, the children all followed us around and wanted to hold our hands with beaming smiles – fabulous!!

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I also wanted to say how absolutely fantastic May has been. She has made the trip into a wonderful experience. Her knowledge and the way she's able to bring to life the places we visit and her ability on being able to explain the culture and to be able to act as a bridge between ourselves and the people we met made for a memorable experience. We would have no hesitations in recommending your wonderful travel company.

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It was everything we had hoped it would be and more! Thank you for everything you did for us to make it such a special trip.

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The sites, scenery and culture of Myanmar are both spectacular and unique. But what really stood out for us was the people of Myanmar. It was obvious that the life for many of them is simple and sometimes harsh but invariably they have a very happy outlook on life. We saw up close the strength of their family life and the strength of their communities. It made quite an impression on us.

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We wanted to thank you so much for organising a most memorable honeymoon for us. We had the most amazing time and felt in good hands at each stage knowing that Red Savannah team had everything organised. A very slick operation! We look forward to organising another trip through you - hopefully in the not too distant future!

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Inle Lake was fantastic - loved that part almost the best. We learnt lots though out the two weeks -I had pretty much no history of Burma before going and came back gripped by this fascinating country, its history and what is happening now.

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Just to say I think we had the best holiday I have ever been on to Burma. It just had everything but most importantly I fell in love with Burma and its wonderful people. What a country - I feel so privileged to have been there and we were welcomed with open arms and huge magical smiles.

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You planned a faultless 2 weeks and I don't think we would have changed anything. The best bit for us all was Robert our guide. .. What a star he was. He couldn't have made our trip more fun.

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The second week in Burma really was the highlight of our time away.

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Our guide Robert really did make the holiday. If ever I do go back, I would want him again. He was quite definitely the best guide I have ever had. He was funny, incredibly kind and we all learnt so much from him about his beautiful country. He really was one in a million and also a hugely talented photographer.

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I wanted to email you to thank you so very much for arranging such a spectacular holiday for us. It really was a trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget.

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Sandoway and its gorgeous beach has provided the perfect end and I have just watched our last Burmese sunset which will stay with me as I walk my spaniel over the Wiltshire downs this weekend! Leaving WON'T be easy.

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We have had a total ball and agreed over our last supper together last night that this has been one of the truly great holidays. I am ashamed that I should have ever had the slightest misgivings over visiting this wonderful country with its happy, smiling people.

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We are in Ngapali and are just loving being on the beach after our travel. Johnny is a true star and we will miss him. We are certain that we had the best guide in Burma. Thanks for everything.

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What a lovely surprise! We loved our dinner at Le Planteur and thank you very much. Johnny is a delight. He is extremely interesting, strikes just the right pace and we couldn't be happier. Very, very early start tomorrow. We are so glad to be here.

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