Myanmar, or Burma as it was once known, is a land of culture and ancient beliefs it’s a destination to be absorbed, slowly and without haste. Time is not important here. Wherever you look there’s sure to be a Temple or Pagoda. Indeed, Myanmar’s ‘must see’ sites are a reflection of the country’s soul – exquisite Temples and Pagodas glorifying the Gods and ancient Rulers – no one can fail to be enchanted by the incredible complex on the dusty Bagan plain or Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. The scenery is outstanding scenery- from windswept mountains ranges to golden gentle shores on the Bay of Bengal. The mighty Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River is the lifeblood of the country – a river ‘superhighway’ – perfect for a lazy boat cruise to feel the pulse of the land.
Need to know
The best time to visit is between November to March during the mainly dry season. March to May can bring intense heat particularly around Bagan and Mandalay. In the Shan state it's cooler. The southwest monsoon begins around mid-May/June with heavy downpours, easing off around October. Roads can often become impassable
Flying time 13hrs approx in-direct
Required for British Passport holders
GMT + 6 ½ hours
The national language is Burmese. English is spoken in main tourist areas.
Our Tours in Burma
A Vignette of Burma
14 days from £3,075.00
Yangon – Mandalay- Amarapura - Maymyo and National Kandawgyi Gardens – short Cruise on the Ayeyarwady River - Pagan - Sagaing - Inle Lake – Inn Thein Pagoda – Yangon
This is an excellent tour exploring many of the main highlights of Burma. See the sights of vibrant Yangon and romantic Mandalay.Read more
Land of The Golden Spires
15 days from £3,950.00
Yangon – Mandalay - Amarapura and Inwa - Irrawaddy River Cruise - Sagaing and Yandabo - Pagan – Mount Popa - Inle Lake - Indein Village - Yangon
This is a wonderful tour exploring the hidden secrets as well as the major highlights of the land of ‘The Golden Spires’.Read more
The Irrawaddy Experience
18 days from £4,135.00
Yangon - Irrawaddy Delta – Danupyu - Manaung and A Kuak Taung - Prome & Thayetmyo Frontier Post - Minhla Forts and Magwe Gold Bricks - Sale Monasteries - Pagan - Tan Chi Tuang - Ohn Ne Kyaung Monastery - Yandabo – Amarapura - Sagaing Hills and Mandalay - Mingun – Mandalay
This is a most exhilarating 14 night cruise showcasing the highlights of Burma. The boat journey cruises over 600 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the land, allowing passengers to disembark to absorb local culture.Read more
The Road to Mandalay Cruise
10 days from £3,750.00
Bangkok - Yangon – Bagan - The Road to Mandalay cruise – Bagan Market – Sagaing - Maymyo with Shan lunch - Mingun and Mandalay – Village visit – Mount Popa – Yangon - Bnagok
Board the Orient Express, ‘Road To Mandalay’ for a very special seven night cruise in elegant luxury.Read more
What our clients say
Frank and Irene Pearson
It was a pleasant surprise to receive the emails about your loyalty program. To receive rewards for enjoying a well organised holiday is certainly a good way to do it.
The surprise got better yesterday to arrive home and find the case of wine awaiting us (more about that later) and again this morning to receive a voucher from Patisserie Valerie.
Noting the wines came…