Luxury Holidays - Burma
Inspire your imagination - in a land where gold Buddhas compete with a Golden Rock. Where ancient temples and pagodas contrast with colonial architecture. Where the cuisine and culture has many different nationalities at its roots
A Burma holiday is different. Shaped by countless invaders in the past, it now shares its riches with comparatively few overseas visitors.
But ask Rob Kent – one of our experts in all things Burmese – to build you a tailor-made itinerary and you can expect a rather special luxury holiday.
You could be rising, for example, with the sun, into the cool clear air as a hot air balloon lifts you over the Temples of Bagan. You could visit the Shwedagon pagoda at Yangon. Or find yourself amongst stilted houses, markets and traditional craft workshops on the banks of Inle Lake. Or in rarely-visited Mrauk-oo with its array of enormous, ornate-beehive style pagodas and tattoo-faced locals.
You might walk, barefoot, past rows of gilded Buddhas or visit a golden rock at Bago that is balanced high on its cliff top perch, it’s said, by the weight of one of Buddha’s hairs placed in its stupa. Or you may decide to cruise the Irrawaddy river, past bamboo villages and monasteries that soar above the forest canopy and ruined temples.
Ask Rob about a tailor-made holiday to Burma; inspire your imagination.
This absorbing journey, which explores the Golden Triangle and beyond, is the perfect introduction to the history, culture and magnificent scenery of a country little changed by time.Read more
This leisurely journey through Burma takes in the must see sights including a cruise on the luxurious Road to Mandalay.Read more
Explore the magical allure of Myanmar on a journey from Yangon to Bagan, including a seven-night cruise on the Ayeyarwady River.Read more
If your idea of heaven is a world away from the everyday, sailing the Mergui Archipelago, off Burma’s southern shores is for you.Read more
A two day extension to see the Golden Rock, one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Burmese Buddhists.Read more
This extension from Mandalay spends four days on the Shan Plateau exploring the market towns of Maymyo and Hsipaw.Read more
Located in the far north of Burma, Putao suits the adventurous traveller. With deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow capped mountains, it is an ideal backdrop for trekking.Read more
Experience the luxury and glamour of the Belmond (Orient Express), on a river cruise through Burma.Read more
Experience beautiful Burma, on a luxury river cruise from the Belmond (Orient Express).Read more
Experience the Ayeyarwaddy River and all that surrounds it, with an exclusive cruise from Paukan River Cruises.Read more
Experience the mysteries of Burma in resplendent luxury, with a range of river expeditions, from Pandaw River Cruises.Read more
The new-for-2014 Sanctuary Ananda must be the ultimate way to explore Myanmar’s waterways, in complete luxury.Read more
Find a romantic hideaway, and a stunning, Bay of Bengal beach - in one, irresistible resort.Read more
To explore Old Bagan, stay in a hotel that puts you beside its temples and pagodas.Read more
The word ‘sanctuary’ is in the name, and reflected in the serenity of this unique resort.Read more
A world class hotel; every bit as famous and stylish as its royal and literary guests.Read more
The Governor’s Residence gives you the true flavour of Burma’s colonial age of style, luxury and indulgence.Read more
Immerse yourself in the natural peace and beauty, and unchanged way of life, of Lake Inle.Read more
Find a haven so beautiful, so surprising and so remote, that it’s only accessible by plane.Read more
Discover vibrant local life, diverse wildlife and a luxury hotel on the banks of Lake Inle.Read more
A newly created hotel on Lake Inle, following in the themes and style of traditional Myanmar.Read more
The perfect Indian Ocean resort – for sun lovers, water babies, nature lovers, bird watchers, sea anglers…Read more
A sun-and-sea holiday that conspires to relax, unwind and completely spoil you in every possible way.Read more
Float over thousand year old pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, as the sun sinks slowly behind distant mountains.Read more
Pandaw River Expeditions offer a varied schedule of river cruises on the Irrawaddy, aboard charming vessels that faithfully recreate the shallow draft paddle steamers of yesteryear.Read more
Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Burma in classic Orient-Express style and luxury.Read more
A panoramic view of the ancient temples of Bagan in Burma taken by Neil, one of our Southeast Asia experts.