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Myanmar (Burma) Holidays

Feel the magic of the east

Encapsulating the romance of travel, a Myanmar holiday still feels like the discovery of something unexplored.

Virtually closed to tourists for so long, it retains much of its exotic allure despite growing numbers of travellers embarking on a trip to Myanmar. Filled with artefacts of devotion, sights like the thousands of temples dotting the vast Bagan plains or the Shwedagon Pagoda shimmering with gold and jewels are awe-inspiring.

The people of Myanmar welcome travellers with open arms and whether sharing a strong cup of tea in a local teahouse or lunching with the nuns in a rural convent, meeting the locals will be the high point of your trip.

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Myanmar (Burma) highlights

  • Visit local villages

    Visit local villages and markets for a glimpse of local life in rural Myanmar (Burma).

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  • Sunset at Bagan

    Watch the sun set behind the thousands of intricate stupas dotting the Bagan Plains.

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  • Inle Lake by riverboat

    Board a small riverboat to explore the floating villages and gardens of Inle Lake and see how the locals live.

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  • Visit a nunnery in Mandalay

    Many tourists visit the monasteries to see monks in Myanmar (Burma), but a visit to a local nunnery to share lunch with the resident nuns and learn about their way of life on Sagaing Hill, outside Mandalay, is an unforgettable experience.

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  • Traditional breakfast at a teahouse

    Perhaps a left-over from the British, Myanmar (Burma) has an obsession with tea and visiting a tea house is a thoroughly local experience. Try the local noodles or mohinga, a fish soup with rice noodles that is widely considered to be Myanmar (Burma)’s national dish, all washed down with a steaming cup of milky tea.

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  • The Luxurious Irrawaddy

    The Irrawaddy Explorer is the perfect way to appreciate the famous Irrawaddy River, the country’s main waterway and the source of much fishing and farming activity, and village life.Featuring five-star facilities and grand décor reflecting British-colonial times, the Irrawaddy Explorer is the ultimate way to reach Myanmar’s breathtaking sites and lesser-visited villages. 

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  • Cool off in Kalaw

    Wander the colonial hill station of Kalaw, high on the pine-clad hill or join a trek to nearby hill tribe villages.

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  • The glittering Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

    Nearly 100 metres tall, this gold-plated temple sports over 7000 precious jewels. The glittering edifice is a meeting place for families and pilgrims and can be seen from most of Yangon.

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  • Relax on Ngapali Beach

    Spend a few days relaxing on the pristine white sands of Ngapali Beach amidst turquoise waters and swaying palm trees.

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  • See Golden Rock

    Surrounded by untouched jungle, join pilgrims making the hike up Mt. Kyaiktiyo to the extraordinary Golden Rock.

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