Discover Myanmar (Burma) with On The Go Tours
After many years of isolation, Myanmar finally offers travellers the opportunity to experience its rich culture. Myanmar retains the aura of a bygone era with a winning combination of diverse landscapes, stunning temples - 2,000 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 the jungles of the south with thousands of ornate pagodas and temples dotting the countryside in between.Read More
Discover the best of what Myanmar has to offer on a group tour, slow the pace down with a private journey or consider a tailor-made holiday that suits you perfectly.
Upcoming Myanmar (Burma) Trips
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|Best of Myanmar - 12 Days||Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)||23 Sep 2017||USD $2,965|||
|Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days||Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)||23 Sep 2017||USD $3,785|||
|Meet Me in Myanmar - 8 days||Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)||23 Sep 2017||USD $1,975|||
Myanmar (Burma) Group Tours
As Myanmar (Burma) moves closer to democracy and away from the military oppression that has governed the country since the 1960s, it is steadily becoming a top-class destination in Southeast Asia. On our range of group tours you'll discover the very best of the country, from the royal capitals of Yangon and Mandalay to the watery paradise of Inle Lake.
Myanmar (Burma) Trekking Holidays
Our trekking holidays in Myanmar (Burma) give you the opportunity to get off the beaten track, hiking through forested hills and farmland, tea plantations and lush valleys, with plenty of local interaction along the way. Escorted by a local guide, these small group tours offer a wonderful combination of sightseeing and walking. A good level of fitness is required to trek for up to 6 hours a day and accommodation during the trek is basic, so an adventurous spirit is essential.
Myanmar (Burma) Private Tours
Visit Myanmar's most popular highlights in 8 days or combine a visit with neighbouring Thailand - its legendary capital Bangkok and the historic town of Kanchanaburi - on a private tour that can depart on any day of the year with your choice of accommodation.
Also commonly referred to as Burma, Myanmar has retained much of its time-honoured culture and charm, with stunning temples and stupas, and incredibly warm and friendly people. Whatever your travel interests are – be it hot air ballooning over the stupa-filled plains of Bagan, meeting tribes in the Palaung Hills, spotting dolphins on the Ayeyarwaddy River or exploring the capital city of Yangon, our expert team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your 2017 tailor-made holiday to Myanmar is just right for you. To help get you started, have a read of our best time to visit page.
Myanmar (Burma) tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews — See All Myanmar (Burma) Reviews
Tun was a great help in dealing with Thai Airway when they lost my luggage. He was also an excellent guide with a great knowledge of all things Burmese and a good friend by the end of the tour. I (and the rest of the tour group) couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”
We absolutely loved the tour and Annie. The tour certainly packed a lot into those few days. I really enjoyed the last few days in Phuket. It was very relaxing and restful after such a busy tour. It would be nice to have at least a few suggestions available as to what to do when arriving in Phuket. Nothing has to be included, but just some ideas on what there is to see and do. We did fine, but felt kind of abandoned once we were there. Annie was delightful. She has a wonderful personality and is very good at what she does. I would also suggest to make it more obvious how things are to be paid. I know the information said so many US dollars, but I thought it meant the equivalent to US dollars. We barely were able to scrape up the US currency needed. We had purchased Baht for the tipping expenses. Otherwise, a wonderful trip. Would recommend it to others. ”
Myself and my wife and two daughters thaught this tour was the best holiday we have ever been on.The tour was very well organised by Kien , and his Knowledge on Vietnam and its history was amazing .The motels we stayed in were very good . The days were very full and not alot of free time , but this is what we wanted in a holiday , because there was so much to see in a small amount of time .( Kien Five star rating )
In Cambodia our tour guide was Long in Phnom Penh and in Con in Siem Reap , Long was very well organised and funny ( Long 4 star rating ).Con seemed to lack abit of confidence in front of a large group ,but his local knowledge was good . while in Siem Reap we thaught there we visited far to many temples. Angkor Wat was great ,but we thaught maybe 3 or 4 temples would have been better. This thaught was shared around the tour group. i'm sure Siem Reap has more to offer than temples. ( Con 3 star rating )
Again i will say this was a fantastic well organised tour.
Rgards Robert and Melanie Young 2 Chitalwood ct Nilma Victoria Australia 3821”
Recent Travel Articles on Myanmar
What better way to journey between the royal capitals of Mandalay and Bagan than aboard a luxury cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River? With itineraries ranging from 4 to 11 nights, an Irrawaddy cruise offers you the chance to watch river life play out from the comfort of a sun deck while making daily excursions to picturesque villages, ancient pagodas, decorated caves and much more. If that sounds tempting to you, contact our tailor-made team who will be happy to recommend the perfect itinerary.
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Recommended places to visit in Myanmar (Burma)
With thousands of beautiful temples, grand royal cities and gorgeous landscapes, there's plenty to find appealing in Myanmar and to get you inspired, here we've listed some of our favourite places.
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.
An real highlight of Myanmar 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.
Flowing north to south through the centre of Myanmar, the Irrawaddy River is the watery artery of the country, providing an important trade and transport route. Cruising down the river on a luxury ship making excursions to shore en route is one of the best ways to travel between Bagan and Mandalay, watching rural life unfold before you.
The idyllic palm-fringed beach of Ngapali is Myanmar's premier getaway destination with an ever-growing selection of sophisticated hotels, clear blue waters and welcoming fishing village charm. Enjoy freshly caught fish, relax with a massage on the beach or kayak around beautiful bays.
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.
Myanmar (Burma) Travel Guide
Make your holiday planning as seamless as possible with our travel guides resources that cover everything you need to know before you go.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Myanmar
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Myanmar
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Myanmar and info on getting your visa
Combine Myanmar with other Southeast Asian countries
- Burmese Days
by George Orwell
- The Glass Palace
by Amitav Ghosh
- From the Land of Green Ghosts
by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Facts about Myanmar (Burma)
- The Burmese are a superstitious bunch and will not cut their hair on Mondays, Fridays or their birthdays.
- The village of Taukkyan in Myanmar is home to the world's third largest World War II cemetery.
- Surprisingly, Myanmar has a thriving wine-producing industry with Sauvignon and Chardonnay just some of the popular varieties.
Myanmar Travel Advice:
We keep abreast of the latest travel guidance to Myanmar and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.
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Other recommendations for a visit to Myanmar
Sitting on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River is Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar 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 Irrawaddy 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.