Burma

Burma has been mostly hidden from the outside world for many years but now the wonders of the magical land begin to reveal themselves. Discover the winding Irrawaddy River, sandy beaches, pine forests or plains dotted with thousands of stupas. This unspoilt land offers the adventure of the Asia of old.

Enjoy encounters with the local people who have been largely cut off from international visitors for many years are warm and engaging and will make your visit memorable. A highlight is to share lunch with the resident nuns at a nunnery on Sagaing Hill, outside Mandalay, or visit local villages for a real insight into the daily lives of Burmese people. Take a day to explore the floating villages and gardens of Inle Lake and maybe learn the distinctive leg rowing from the local fishermen.

Many Burmese people live beyond the cities and by visiting local markets and trekking to more remote villages in the hills, you can uncover their unique way of life. the population is incredibly diverse and is made up of the 'Bamar' and 134 other ethnic groups. Join pilgrims on the hike up Mount Kyaiktiyo to the extraordinary Golden Rock surrounded by untouched jungle or visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world's most breath-taking religious monuments. End your stay with a few days relaxing on the pristine white sands of Ngapali Beach amidst turquoise waters and palm trees.

 

Burma can be visited in most months of the year. November to February is the coolest and driest time to visit and it is advisable to book early for this time of the year. The summer season is from March to May and is marked by high temperatures. June to September is the wet season.