Burma (Myanmar) Holidays 2013, 2014
Frontiers of Burma highlights * Observe rural life from the river * Trek by elephant * Historic pagodas and temples Read more ...
Fly to Yangon, where contemporary and colonial Myanmar continue to coexist decades after British departure. Read more ...
Early afternoon check in and settle into your suite. Lunch will be served in the restaurant shortly after check in. This afternoon you will visit ... Read more ...
Best time to be there
Burma has three clear seasons: from March to May are the very hot summer months, the wet and humid monsoon runs from May to October and the cold dry winter lasts from November to February. The best time of year to visit is late November early December when the rains have gone, the landscape is lush and green and the skies are crystal clear. However any time from late November to March is a good time to travel.
Yangon (Thai Airways via Bangkok)
12 hours 55 minutes via Bangkok
GMT +6 1/2 hours
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* Featuring Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle
* Discover this unspoilt country
* Private A&K guides throughout
* Featuring Yangon, Inle Lake, Irrawaddy and Bagan
* Relax on the spectacular Irrawaddy River
* A&K specialist guide throughout
* Featuring Yangon, Inle Lake and Hill tribes
* Get off the beaten track
* Learn about the local tribes
A holiday in Burma overflows with old-world charm and a way of life rapidly disappearing in the world today.
Situated on the most westerly point of the South East Asian landmass, Burma is one of the most physically diverse and beautiful countries in the region, if not the world. From its sublime landscapes, rich history, serene peoples and deeply Buddhist culture, it is a destination like no other and a remarkable country to visit.
A Burma holiday with Abercrombie & Kent is the best way to get close to the cultures and people that make this country so fascinating.
The ancient capital, Yangon (Rangoon) is the gateway to any Burma holiday - gone are the days when a description of Yangon as a sleepy town with cobbled streets and leafy avenues does it justice. Myanmar's capital has been at the forefront of the country's rapid development. Steer your Burma holiday north to Inle Lake, whose shallow waters, lush green hills and cloudless skies are inhabited by the jovial and welcoming Intha people - all the perfect ingredients for an idyllic destination.
Burma offers a wealth of wonders that are not beset by hordes of tourists. Two of these, not to be missed, are Bagan and the Ayeyarwady River. The two thousand temples and pagodas of Bagan make it one of the largest most important religious and archaeological sites in the world, whilst a cruise along the Ayeyarwady is a traditional and fascinating way to enjoy this wonderful country.
In spite of ongoing political problems, it remains a country of great travel interest. Every Burma holiday is hugely beneficial and encouraged by the ordinary Burmese citizen.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, our 9 day Burma holidays will cost from £2,380 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Suggested Burma Accommodation Offers
Cruise along the spectacular Irrawaddy River in Burma with The Road to Mandalay and experience the voyage of a lifetime. After an absence of more than 12 months, she has been completely refurbished and remodelled.
A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor's Residence is redolent of the days when it was home to the ruler of Burma’s southern states.
Enjoy the sunrise over Bagan from aboard a hot air balloon. Get a magnificent “bird’s eye” view of the thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River...
Named after the beautiful Ananda Temple in Bagan, Ananda also translates in Sanskrit as 'extreme happiness' - one of the highest states of being. Step aboard the beautiful Sanctuary Ananda...
Built in 2007, the RV Paukan is a charming cruising boutique hotel that plies the waters from Bagan to Mandalay. Accommodating up to 55 passengers, looked after by a crew of 30, each of the teak-walled cabins...
Bagan Thiripyistaya Sanctuary Resort is situtated on the banks of the Irrawaddy, Burma's river of history and legend. The Resort sprawls over 24 acres of...
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