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.

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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

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Flying time 13hrs approx in-direct


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Time difference

GMT + 6 ½ hours

Official language

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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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What our clients say

We have travelled through lush countryside, past bustling colourful villages and their brightly sari clad ladies, visited the amazing monuments, forts, museums etc. etc. in the cities that date back nearly before history began and learnt so much about India our brains can take no more. We all want to thank you for planning this incredible journey and no doubt will be in touch on…

Rosemary Mansfield - India Holiday