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Burma (Myanmar) Holidays


Burma holidays, or Myanmar holidays if you prefer, offer a host of treasures to captivate travellers; from gleaming golden pagodas and bustling local markets to serene riverside landscapes.

Beautiful Bagan, is often mentioned in the same breath as some of the more established ‘Wonders of the World’. With over 2,000 pagodas and temples spread out over the plains as far as the eye can see, Bagan easily rivals Cambodia’s Angkor Wat in scale and ambition and Peru’s Machu Picchu for ‘wow’ factor.

Along with this must see sight you'll enjoy glorious former royal capitals, charming rural scenes, magical river cruises and undiscovered golden beaches.

Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Tour Operator to Burma. Speak to the expert travel consultants in our dedicated Burma Team for help planning your holiday. Senior professionals with a passion for the the country, they are mines of information gathered from personal travel experience.
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Speak to a Burma Expert

Speak to the expert travel consultants in our dedicated Burma Team for help planning your holiday. Senior professionals with a passion for the the country, they are mines of information gathered from personal travel experience.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO BURMA (MYANMAR)

Classic Burma
10 days / 9 nights
from €1,229
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake
  • Rangoon (Yangon)

  • Journey Through Burma
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €2,123
  • Mandalay
  • Irrawaddy cruise
  • Bagan
  • Kalaw
  • Inle Lake
  • Loikaw

  • Best of Burma & the Irrawaddy
    13 days / 12 nights
    from €2,211
  • Bagan
  • Cruising the Irrawaddy
  • Inle Lake
  • Rangoon (Yangon)

  • Best of Burma (Myanmar)
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €1,885
  • Explore the magnificent temples of Bagan
  • Relax on a riverboat cruise to Mandalay
  • Discover Burma's 'Jewel City'
  • Trek through rarely-visited highland villages
  • Delve into the underground at Pindaya
  • Admire Yangon's golden Shwedagon Paya

  • Magical Burma (Myanmar)
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €2,760
  • Rangoon (Yangon)
  • Kyaiktiyo
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake

  • Cycle Burma (Myanmar)
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €2,679
  • Rangoon
  • Inle Lake
  • Mandalay
  • Bagan

  • WHERE TO GO IN BURMA (MYANMAR)

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    Rangoon (Yangon)
    Rangoon (Yangon)
    Often still mistaken as the capital of Burma, this title was recently removed in 2006, but Rangoon has remained the main entry point into the country and is home to the most impressive religious structure – Shwedagon Pagoda. Experience the colourful streets, busy local markets and find out the fascinating history of this relatively young and motorcycle free city.
    Inle Lake
    Inle Lake
    Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Burma where Intha people live in either villages at the water’s edge or out on the lake in stilted houses. The lake is best explored by small motorised boat where you can view the traditional and unique leg-rowing techniques of the local oarsmen and visit one of the markets which rotate each day between the villages.
    Bagan
    Bagan
    The most iconic Burmese image is that of the templestudded plains of Bagan – a truly unforgettable sight. Between the 11th and 13th Century, the kings of Bagan commissioned over 4,000 temples, creating an impressive and extravagant city. Base yourself in one of the three main towns, Nyaung U, Old Bagan or New Bagan to discover this magical area.
    Mandalay
    Mandalay
    Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma and the access point to the north. Mandalay’s main attractions lie just outside the city, and it is blessed with three former royal capitals on its doorstop, Ava, Amarapura & Sagaing. Be sure not to miss the sunsets from Mandalay Hill or a trip to the famous U Bein Bridge.
    Ngapali Beach
    Ngapali Beach
    This is the place to relax after touring the many temples and pagodas Burma has to offer. Here, the pristine sands of Ngapali’s palm-fringed beach are lapped by the stunning blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. The atmosphere is calm, quiet and totally relaxing. The locals uphold their fishing village traditions and the catch of the day is served later that evening in local restaurants.
    Kalaw
    Kalaw
    Kalaw is a hill station located in the Shan state and known for its refreshing climate; a welcome retreat from the heat of the plains. The rolling landscapes and beautiful hilltop vistas are a magnet for trekkers with both day and longer overnight treks available. Head out to explore the surrounding villages and discover the unique tribal lifestyles of this part of Burma.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN BURMA (MYANMAR)

    Hotel by the Red Canal
    Mandalay

    Areindmar Hotel
    Bagan

    The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate
    Bagan

    Sanctum Inle Resort
    Inle Lake

    Sule Shangri-La
    Rangoon (Yangon)

    Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa
    Ngapali
  • Large pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant & bar

  • THINGS TO DO IN BURMA (MYANMAR)

    Balloon Experience over Bagan
    Approx 2½ - 3 hours
    from €314
    Amazing flight over the temple-studded plains of Bagan
    Bagan Temple Biking
    Approx 4 hours
    from €48
    Scenic beauty of Bagan countryside
    Inle Lake Cookery Class
    Approx 5 hours
    from €190
  • Learn traditional cooking techniques
  • Collect produce from the floating gardens

  • Yangon for Foodies
    Approx 4 hours
    from €43
  • Sample traditional delicacies
  • Visit local markets

  • Golden Rock Pagoda
    2 days / 1 night
    from €286
    Famous Golden Rock Pagoda
    Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
    Approx 8 hours
    from €162
  • Magnificent elephants
  • Help the experienced Mahouts

  • When is the best time to visit Burma?

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    Burma (Myanmar) Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

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    +6 hours

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    Flight Time to Burma (Myanmar)

    Approx
    12½ hours

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    Burmese Kyat

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