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After many years of isolation, Burma, or Myanmar as it is officially known, finally offers travellers the opportunity to experience its rich culture. Burma retains the aura of a bygone era with a winning combination of diverse landscapes, stunning temples - 2000 alone on the plains of Bagan, smiling faces and a wonderfully laid back way of life.

The Himalayan foothills in the north tumble into the watery world of Inle Lake - home to floating gardens, stilted villages and crumbling stupas before giving way to jungles of the south with thousands of ornate pagodas and temples dotting the countryside in between.

Bagan | Burma | Southeast Asia

with On the Go Tours

Local tour guides
Lots of authentic experiences
Complimentary airport transfers
3-star & special class hotels
Expert local guides at certain sites of interest
Escorted by a tour leader

All our trips to Burma (Myanmar)

Best of Burma
12 Days | FROM USD $3,699

Discover Burma, an exotic land of tradition and sacred sites from the awe-inspiring religious monuments of Yangon to evocative Mandalay and its Royal Palace, the spectacular stupa-filled plains of Bagan and heavenly Inle...

Classic Burma & Cruise
12 Days | FROM USD $7,999

Explore Burma's fascinating capital before setting sail on a seven night cruise up the Irrawaddy River visiting towns and temples as you go. Finish up at unique Inle Lake - home to the Intha fishermen - hosted by a of On...

Shwedagon Pagoda | Yangon | Burma
Beautiful Thailand & Burma
8 Days | FROM USD $3,639

Combine the buzz of Bangkok and history of Kanchanaburi in Thailand with the highlights of neighbouring Burma; taking in the capital city of Yangon, stupa filled plains of Bagan and serene atmosphere of Mandalay.

Fisherman | Inle Lake | Burma
Essential Burma
8 days | FROM USD $2,939

Explore the splendours of this diverse and intriguing country and discover the ancient temples of Bagan, the tranquil shores of Inle Lake, local village life and majestic pagodas including Yangon’s stunning Shwedagon a...

The best of Burma

Get that true local flavour

See the unique one legged rowing style of the Intha men on Inle Lake, walk the U Bein bridge to meet the monks at sunset, watch the sunrise at the temples of Bagan, shop for lovely handmade fabrics in the Shwe-gyi-do Quarter in Mandalay and take a scenic cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River.

Highlights of our trips to Burma

Bagan | Burma | Southeast Asia
Historic Temples

The plains of Bagan

One of the most remarkable sights in Southeast Asia are the scores of exotic Buddhist temples of Bagan, scattered across a vast dusty plain. The view of stupa upon stupa dotting the plain and filling the skyline is truly spectacular. Climbing to a temple lookout for sunset is an important part of the Bagan experience though it is best seen from a hot-air balloon at dawn.

Inle Lake | Burma | Southeast Asia
Heaven on Earth

Inle Lake

An real highlight of Burma is the watery world of Inle Lake. Described as Heaven on earth by many travellers, you'll be charmed by the floating farms, stilted villages and crumbling stupas. While away the days canoeing, cycling or walking through the lush countryside while the people of the lake, known as the Intha, go about their daily business.

Glistening Stupas | Burma | Southeast Asia
The Last Royal Capital

Yangon (Rangoon)

The dynamic city of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, contains the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today and is a unique example of a 19th century British colonial capital. Sitting on top of Singuttara Hill, the gleaming golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda is the centrepiece of the city and the single most important religious site in the country.

Other recommendations for a visit to Burma

Sitting on the east bank of the Ayeyarwady River is Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma with the magnificent complex of Mandalay Palace being a key drawcard. At the ancient city of Amarapura, Mahagandayon Monastery is home to several thousand young monks and if you get there for mealtime you’ll see hundreds of robe-clad monks queuing up for their lunch. The U Being Bridge in Amarapura, the oldest and longest teak bridge in the world set over the beautiful Taungthaman Lake is a popular spot for travellers, as is the laid back cruise of the Ayeyarwaddy River towards Bagan. For a real local experience, after you’ve seen Bagan’s famous temples, head to the riverside town of Nyaung-U and into the hustle and bustle of the morning market It’s a real hive of activity, there’s an abundance of local produce and handicrafts on sale.

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When I travelled to Burma I felt
So many emotions. It didn't feel real. It left me speechless and still does when I look back at it.

“I travel quite a bit but my trip to Myanmar was especially spectacular. I've never had a culture shock but this is as close to other worldly as I have...”

by Leah Yeung
Posted on 30 Jul 2015


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Local Fisherman | Inle Lake | Burma
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U Bein Bridge | Mandalay | Burma
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