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Myanmar (Burma) Holidays

Experience the allure of the exotic east

On your Myanmar (Burma) holiday, become an intrepid explorer and delve into the cultural treasures of a country little touched by the outside world.

It’s little wonder the people of Myanmar are so warm and welcoming. The country has only recently emerged from decades of political isolation, and now that it has, the locals are free to share their pride in their country’s treasures with travellers willing to plunge themselves into this exotic land.

As you’ll quickly find, Myanmar is bursting at the seams with cultural gems waiting to be discovered - and because the country is so unspoiled, you’ll feel quite the intrepid explorer as you unearth them, from the jewel-encrusted Shwedagon Pagoda to the sweeping temple-strewn plains of Bagan.

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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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