Experience the beauty and intrigue of Burma
Travel to Myanmar and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Myanmar will excite, impress and intrigue you. A visit to Myanmar is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Come and discover a little bit of Myanmar magic with us.
Get acquainted with Myanmar on a tour of downtown Yangon. Truly an incredible city, Yangon is packed with pagodas, giant Buddhas and countless historical sites
See the most beautiful religious sites in Myanmar, including the Shwedagon in Yangon, Shwesandaw in Bagan, the Shwe Yan Pyae (Teak Monastery) in Nyaungshwe and many more
Touring the ancient city of Bagan by bicycle is a magical way to see the place. You'll have convenient and leisurely access to thousands of temples, stupas and pagodas
Get off the tourist track and enjoy a uniquely local experience at the community lodge outside of Myaing. This innovative ActionAid project is the first community-based accommodation in the area, with meals and activities provided by local villagers
A full day of walking through the hills and villages of Kalaw may require a bit of energy, but it's one of the highlights of the trip. Get up-close and personal with the culture of rural Myanmar.
This trip involves a lot of walking – often barefoot. You’ll be visiting many religious sites where you must remove all footwear before entering. In places like Bagan, you may need to climb steep steps (sometimes without railing) barefoot, but the views are well worth it.
You’ll stay at a Community Lodge in central Myanmar, in simple accommodation with limited power and facilities.This is a new community-based initiative, so there may be some kinks, but the experience promises to be fantastic.
Touring by bicycle is probably the best way to see Bagan. Although it’s an easy ride well within the abilities of most people, it does take you off paved roads and onto sandy terrain.
Myanmar is a hot and humid country, even in winter. If you don’t tolerate the heat well, avoid doing the trip in summer.
This trip takes you on a full-day walking tour of the villages around Kalaw. While the walk itself is quite easy, you’ll need a decent level of fitness to get through the long day.
Myanmar is a big country and there are many long days of travelling. Expect to spend a lot of time in a vehicle when travelling between destinations. This is a great opportunity to sit back, enjoy the passing scenery and get to know your fellow travellers.
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1. Please provide passport details at time of booking with name as per passport, as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
2. Intrepid can book an optional sunrise balloon ride over the Bagan (operating October to March). Please refer to the itinerary for more information. Places are limited and we recommend advance booking with your agent.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes night 6 (Community Lodge) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Best of Myanmar trips score an average of 4.9 out of 5 based on 288 reviews in the last year.
The travel experience that Intrepid offers ticks a number of boxes for us. It provides us with security in regard to booked accomodation, organised sightseeing and experiences, good meal options, the company of people with similar interests, often, and a knowledgeable guide. Importantly, it also offers much flexibility if and when required and the knowledge that we are travelling sustainably and respectfully.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2017
If you were thinking of visiting Myanmar, now is the time to go! The local people are ever so friendly. Tourists numbers are set to grow, I truly hope this will not change the people.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2017