Myanmar (Burma) is a magnificent country for a holiday. From the rolling Shan Hills to the cultural centres of Yangon and Mandalay, the countless stupas of the Bagan temples, the tranquillity of Inle Lake and the tropical Ngapali Beach, the country lives up to its reputation as an unspoiled gem. What’s more, with local people renowned for their warmth and hospitality, Burma holidays are perfect for creating connections and lifelong memories.
A beautifully traditional and spiritual country, Myanmar brims with remarkable temples and some of the world’s most astonishing Buddhist architecture. Yet, while most travellers love to see the temples of Bagan or the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, our holidays also go beyond these impressive sights with insightful, local experiences. Trust us when we say it’s possible to experience the depth of Myanmar’s heritage, without getting “templed out”!
Popular holidays in Myanmar
We design privately-guided luxury holidays to Myanmar for couples, solo travellers and small groups, as well as fantastic family holidays. Our expert consultants have the knowledge to combine unique local experiences and characterful hotels to create bespoke package holidays. From classic trips taking in Myanmar’s most iconic sites to adventure holidays in off-beat locations, we tailor every holiday to suit you.
Culture & Beach with 3 day river cruise
Myanmar's highlights in trademark Experience Travel Group style including river cruising, beach time and cultural adventures.
Myanmar to Thailand via the Mergui Islands
Explore the sites of Myanmar before veering off-the-beaten-track to stay in a beautiful rustic-luxury retreat in the remote Mergui Archipelago.
The Highlights And Beyond
This 3 week journey visits well-known sites and far beyond. Skip domestic flights and explore by train, boat, bicycle, trek and more.
Myanmar is also home to a fabulous melting pot of people (over 100 ethnic groups), and we arrange brilliant experiences in which you get to know their various ways of life. The landscapes are remarkable, too, from the winding rivers to the unbelievable beaches of the Mergui Archipelago (you don’t need to go to Thailand for the best beaches in Asia!).
With ETG, no two holidays in Myanmar are the same. Although the tourist infrastructure in Myanmar is more limited than elsewhere in Asia, our expert guides, 24-hour in-country support and insider hotel knowledge make it all feel hassle-free. We listen to exactly what you want and need out of the experience, selecting hotels, guides and a pace to suit your travel style. Consider the logistics done: you’re free to dream about your adventure.
Discover impressive views from the Goteik Viaduct, the highest railway trestle in Myanmar.
With our signature experiences, you can discover Myanmar's ancient traditions which still thrive today.
Popular hotels in Myanmar
Myanmar has only recently started to open its lands to visitors, and its relatively undiscovered territory is what many find so appealing. Whilst a number of traditional Burma hotels remain excellent options for modern day travellers, there is a wonderful variety of properties to suit all preferences. From charming colonial estates, to boutique guesthouses and luxury resorts, all Myanmar hotels are unique and offer something for everyone.
Inle Princess Resort, Lake Inle, Lake Inle
The Inle Princess Resort is an elegant and peaceful resort on the shores of the magnificent Lake Inle.
Mandalay Hill Resort , Mandalay
Grand five star resort hotel at the foot of Mandalay Hill with commanding views and excellent facilities.
Sandoway Resort, Ngapali Beach
Spectacular and luxurious resort blending traditional Burmese architecture with sumptuous accommodation.
The Savoy, Yangon
Intimate boutique hotel with stylish rooms, historic flair and a relaxed ambience on the outskirts of Yangon.
Wa Ale Island Resort, Wa Ale Island
Incredible rustic-luxury resort, the first of its kind, in the Mergui Archipelago in The Andaman Sea.
Yandabo Home, Irrawaddy River
Experience local life in a village setting on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
Once in a lifetime experiences in Myanmar
Our signature experiences mean you'll discover a side of Myanmar that few tourists ever do, seeing the cultural highlights with a twist. We'll get you to the best places for local food in Yangon and take you to the less touristy markets in Mandalay. Whether you’d like to trek through the highlands of Kalaw and sleep overnight in a Monastery or take a leisurely river cruise down the tranquil Irrawaddy River, we'll make sure you get the chance. We love using our expertise and unique local knowledge to ensure you have a truly bespoke and special holiday to Myanmar.
Balloon Ride over Bagan
A fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take in the spectacular views over wonderful Bagan for a unique vantage point.
Irrawaddy River Cruises
There is no better or more relaxing way to experience life on the Myanmar's main waterway, than with an Irrawaddy River Cruise.
Local Villages and Vineyard by Bike
Veer off-the-beaten-track near Lake Inle for a private boat journey, market visit and vineyard experience (walking or cycling).
The Yangon Circle Train
Departing from Yangon central, this commuter train is a great way to see another side of Myanmar.
Walking Tour of Bustling Chinatown
Wander the narrow streets lined with shops overflowing with produce and old houses with wooden shutters.
Explore this sleepy Irrawaddy riverside village on your voyage from Bagan to Mandalay.
More Travel Information for Myanmar Holidays
Myanmar is an extraordinary country, with a fascinating history, warm culture, and some unforgettable sites. Its recent exposure to the world of tourism means that although it has retained its charmingly gentle-paced culture, travelling around can seem a little daunting in comparison to its neighbouring countries. That’s where we come in.
Our experts travel consultants take this stress away, providing you with the latest travel advice, and arranging all of your private transfers, hotels and experiences to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. What’s more, your personal travel consultant is always on hand to answer your questions, whether that’s advice on travel health, travel insurance or understanding the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updates. Your holiday is also financially protected under the ABTA and ATOL scheme, so you can book with confidence.
If you’re interested in a holiday to Myanmar, talk to us today about your holiday ideas.
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