Burma / Myanmar

Burma is a fascinating country. Pagodas dot the landscape, farmers tend to their emerald green rice paddies and the pace of life mirrors the slowly changing seasons. Home to friendly, welcoming people, the ancient golden spires and scarlet robed priests of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda are a memorable introduction to the country. Central Burma, the country’s cultural heart, is dominated by the mighty Irrawaddy River, source of a number of delightful cruises. Here, Mandalay gives way to the spectacular ruins of Bagan whilst the stilted homes of Inle Lake and minority villages of Keng Tung highlight the diversity of peoples and cultures. To the south is the Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo and old British capital of Mawlamyaing whilst the beaches at Ngapali and Ngwe Saung provide a relaxing end to a holiday. All of our holidays and tours to Burma are unique and fully personalised.

Essential Information

Capital: Naypyitaw

Main Language: Burmese

Time Zone: GMT + 6.30

Currency: Kyat (MMK)

When To Go

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

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Customer Testimonial

We had a very good time and all the planning was first class. Difficult if not impossible to find any negative comment! All the arrangements, hotels, flights all worked out well.

I would say that apart from your very good knowledge of the country our holiday was particularly enhanced by the local guide, Khin Myo Wai. Khin who had excellent use of English, a great sense of humour and always at hand to give guidance and advice. Her other strength was flexibility and adaptability to fine tune our schedule at short notice.

BC - Burma - February 2016

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