Tailor-made Myanmar holidays
Myanmar (Burma) is a bewitching land of golden pagodas, natural wonders and smiling faces that are basking in a newly-opened tourism industry. A destination for the curious traveller, a getaway to Myanmar lets you visit an ancient collection of more than 2,000 temples and pagodas that stud verdant plains, witness the perilously perched Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo or take to the waters to discover floating villages and atmospheric river cruises.
Hospitality in Myanmar is a trademark of the culture. A deep-rooted belief in Buddhism and longtime isolation from consumer culture have both contributed to preserving a kindliness of spirit in the local people that is truly welcoming. With no indigenous word for tourist, travellers are greeted quite sincerely as ‘guests', and if there's only one thing you take with you from your time here, it will likely be memories of its gentle, friendly people – considerate, inquisitive, humorous and helpful. But there’s much more to Myanmar than a wave of positivity; as Kipling once wrote, the country is ‘unlike any place you know about’.
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Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday
Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.
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Enjoy all the luxuries of Silver Wind as you take in the great port cities of Southeast Asia. Departing Singapore you’ll sail between Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Yangon and Malacca, pausing to unwind on the palm-fringed beaches of Phuket.
Top itineraries in Myanmar (Burma)
After private tours and luxury stays among Yangon’s colonial charm, Inle Lake’s floating villages and Mandalay’s royal palaces, a luxury river cruise showcases the Irrawaddy’s charm, from Bagan’s wonders to rural villages.
Showcase Myanmar’s rich heritage, world-wonder sights and fascinating culture on this fortnight-long itinerary that spans a hand-picked collection of unique experiences.
Wend your way through sights both colonial and ancient to discover a culture newly opened to the world.
What our clients say about our Myanmar (Burma) holidays
Highly knowledgeable travel advisor Krishna, set up a well balanced itinerary as ever. Always receive an excellent service, and good value for money.
Great care by Rui Rubiero as usual throughout the whole process. Have recommended Wexas to many people.
Top places to stay in Myanmar (Burma)
Experience old world colonial charm with Yangon’s premiere accommodation, once the home of its 1920s ruler.
Highly acclaimed as one of Southeast Asia’s leading luxury hotels, this iconic offering has been a city landmark since 1901 when it was opened by the hoteliers behind Raffles, Singapore.
Arranged around a pool, this colonial gem is a slice of leafy quiet next to Yangon’s city centre icon, the giant Shwedagon Pagoda.
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Where to go in Myanmar (Burma)
A large country with geographically and culturally distinct regions, Burma offers much and more for the curious traveller. Be sure to leave time for your Myanmar holiday – the real treat when travelling here is to take it all in slowly.
Central Burma is home to some of the country's most important historical and cultural treasures. From the ancient temples at Bagan to the calm waters of Inle Lake and on to the cultural hub of Mandalay.
Kachin State, Burma's northernmost state, is a region that has remained largely untouched due to the powerful geographical barrier of the Himalayas to the north.
The former capital Rangoon – now known as Yangon – is the largest and most important commercial centre in Burma. Filled with buildings from the colonial era, the city serves as an evocative reminder of Britain's former power and current legacy.
What to do in Myanmar (Burma)
The Irrawaddy River and Inle Lake make cruising in Burma a scenic way to travel, while priceless cultural gems beckon from Manadalay, Yangon, Bagan and local villages. Pristine countryside punctuated with dramatic temple stupas begs exploration.
When to go to Myanmar (Burma)
Burma has three seasons. In the hot season from March to April, temperatures can reach 36°C in Yangon. A long rainy from May to October is followed by a 'cool' season from November to February, the peak season for visitors, when noontime temperatures in Yangon are around 32°C, falling to around 19°C at night. Mandalay is slightly cooler, with temperatures falling as low as 13°C. In the highlands around Inle Lake and Pyin U Lwin, winter temperatures can fall below 10°C at night, and daytimes are mild. Even in the summer, temperatures rarely climb above 32°C. In Kachin on the Indian border are mountains with permanent snow cover."Rainfall …
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