Burma

Classic Burma from £3,895

Classic Burma highlights * Cruise the Ayeyarwady river * Learn to cook Shan sytle food * Hot air balloon flight over Bagan Read more ...


Highlights of Burma

Highlights of Burma from £3,299

* Discover an unspoilt country * Learn to cook Shan style food * Private guides throughout Read more ...


Temples of Bagan

Hilltribes of Burma from £3,295

Visit the Phaung-Daw-U Pagoda which enshrines five golden Buddha images carried back to Burma by the 12th century King Alaungsithu... Read more ...



Burma

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.

Fly to

Yangon (Thai Airways via Bangkok)

flying time

12 hours 55 minutes via Bangkok

time difference

GMT +6 1/2 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area



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Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar

On Board Credit
Book a cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda and receive a gift of onboard credit. Each Suite or Deluxe Suite will receive $400, Luxury Suite $500 and when staying in the Aloungpayah Owner's Suite you will receive $600 to use during your cruise. Valid on the following sailings 15th, 19th & 22nd November 2014, and 3rd, 6th, 17th and 20th December 2014. Terms & conditions apply.


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Classic Myanmar

Complimentary Hot Air Balloon ride in Bagan and On Board Credit
Book a 10 night holiday to Myanmar with Abercrombie & Kent, including a cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda and receive a complimentary trip on the Balloons over Bagan and a gift of onboard credit. Each Suite or Deluxe Suite will receive $400, Luxury Suite $500 and when staying in the Aloungpayah Owner's Suite you will receive $600 to use during your cruise. Valid on the following sailings 15th, 19th & 22nd November 2014, and 3rd, 6th, 17th and 20th December 2014. Terms & conditions apply.

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BURMA WITH A&K

A&K might have Burma's best vehicle fleet, but we're always open to expanding and improving it - even if it's just a temporary addition, purely for your enjoyment. When our guide, Goldene, saw her party admiring the Yangon (Rangoon) colonial era buses, she worked some instant travel magic. While everyone tucked into lunch, she slipped away to flag down a driver and negotiate a private charter. The guests emerged to find one slightly dilapidated, but seriously photogenic, wooden bus waiting to return them to their hotel. 'It made our trip,' they wrote

The knowledgeable and charming Goldene - she has guided the likes of George Soros and Mick Jagger - is one member of our brilliant team offering an authentic taste of Burmese life, where surprises and spontaneous excursions are par for the course. You've also told us about four-hour hikes in the central mountains that ended up taking double that time because every single village wants to host a welcome meal; and golf courses where caddies disappear into lakes to fetch your wayward drive before placing the ball on a perfect fairway lie. Burma is truly unique.

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Yet for all it unexpected treats, divine landscapes and rich Buddhist culture, this blossoming East Asian flower remains a challenging place to visit, with a young infrastructure. Choose an Abercrombie & Kent Burma (Myanmar) holiday in 2014 and you're in the safe hands of one of the country's oldest private travel companies. Established in 1997, it's part of an experienced, superbly connected regional network of staff on call 24 hours a day.

They'll show you Yangon's (Rangoon's) cobbled streets and elegantly fading architecture, before heading north to Inle Lake's stilt houses, where fishermen make one-legged rowing look ludicrously easy. There's Bagan's plain of 2,230 temples, a site to rival Angkor Wat, and you can cruise the Ayeyarwaddy or Chindwin rivers, gliding serenely past villages, paddy fields and pagodas.

They're wonderful sights, truly wonderful, but we're pretty sure you'll remember the people most of all. A&K arranged for one guest to visit the tattooed village ladies near Mrauk U. Forget bland formalities, she heard their passionate views about river damning and very real fears of flooding. Burma, as we say, is a holiday like no other. Show less...

Suggested Burma Accommodation Offers

The Governors Residence

Burma

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.


Sandoway Resort

Burma

Nestled amongst coconut palms on the pristine beach frontage of Ngapali Beach in the bay of Bengal, Burma. The luxurious resort consists of 55 Villas & Cottages, scattered throughout...


Sanctuary Ananda

Burma

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...


Inle Princess Resort

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This is the best resort in Inle Lake and lies within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake near the Magyizin Village. The resort is built in traditional...


Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort

Burma

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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Throughout the entire process I have had the utmost confidence in Robin Spanner and, as a result, A & K. If the holiday is anything like the booking process, I am certain I will be in very capable hands and it will be the holiday of a lifetime.

- GB, London


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