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. Having been shielded from view by an oppressive regime for decades, little has been known of Burma 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. 

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    Flight time from London
    14.5 hours
  • TimeZone icon
    Time Zone
    UTC +6.5
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    Burmese Kyat
  • SuitableFor icon
    Best Time to go
    October - March
  • Temperature icon
    Average Temperature
    21.5°C - 33°C

Featured Burma Holidays

Journey to the Upper Irrawaddy

12 Days
from £2,778
per person
Th Kha Byoo, Myanmar Burma
An expedition from Mandalay to the upper reaches of the mighty Irrawaddy River, calling in at Katha where George Orwell lived, and passing through 2 mighty defiles in the river.

An Expedition up the Chindwin

12 Days
from £3,230
per person
Mandalay Palace, Myanmar Burma
An adventurous river journey into the remote jungle-clad hills separating Burma from Indian Nagaland, aboard a charming, shallow-draft, colonial-style river cruiser.

Sailing the Mergui Archipelago

6 Days
from £0
per person
Raja Laut, Myanmar Burma
Sail through Burma's remote Mergui Archipelago, a land of Sea Gypsies and completely undeveloped tropical islands, amidst the brilliant blue waters of the Andaman Sea

Ultimate Burma

21 Days
from £4,795
per person
a u bein bridge in Myanmar Burma
A comprehensive and wonderfully varied journey through Burma from the beaches of the Bay of Bengal, to the central Irrawaddy plain, the Shan Hills and the high Himalayas in the far north.


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  • "We have had the most wonderful time in Myanmar. Got totally swept up in the Burmese spell, their friendliness and smiling faces and were very sad to leave."

    J.G. - Myanmar

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