Burma (Myanmar) Tours & Holidays,
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Burma (Myanmar) is a fascinating land home to
extremely friendly people and steeped in a
strong cultural tradition where animist
beliefs co-exist harmoniously with the
teachings of Buddha.
Burma Tours & Holiday options
tours (group & private)
We offer a range of tours and holiday
options to Burma. On this site we
currently feature the two main
(click right for more details). We can
however offer more than these tours and
will be adding further details soon. In the
Highlights of Burma
(group or private)
Yangon and heading on to
and finishing at Inle Lake
Golden Burma (group or private
2nd highlights itinerary is now booking
for next year and can be taken as part
of a group or privately -
Road to Mandalay
This very special tour includes:
Shwedagon Pagoda, The Governor’s
Residence, The Road to Mandalay, Ancient
Pagan & Mandalay -
Client feedback from their recent holiday to Burma arranged
You are my first email since arriving home! Wow what a
trip. It was great! Thank you so much for the Lounge entry which made waiting at
Heathrow a pleasure and a good start to the journey. Everything went so well.
Lin, our guide, was BRILLIANT and very interesting. We didn't handle our cases,
he was supportive and a real gentleman. I can't speak highly enough of him.
Thanks you so much for your help and advice. Best wishes and very kind
Burma Travel Lecture: The
Changes (this is a past event)
Read our clients review of our Burma event here
View photographs from the event here
The colonial character and beauty of Yangon
(formely known as Rangoon) washes over you
whilst the soaring pagodas on the banks of the mighty Ayeyarwady spread for
miles in a dreamlike splendour. The cultural traditions of Mandalay, the unique
leg rowers of Inle and miles of unspoilt beaches are just some of the other
attractions of this gem of South East Asia.
Despite the the Burma Campaign's call for a ban on tourism, we believes that the
ordinary people of Burma should not be isolated from the rest of the world. See
our statement on tourism to Burma.
Issues surrounding tourism in Burma...
Should the people of Burma really be left to deal with a
brutal military oppression alone?
Burma is ruled by one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world; a
dictatorship charged by the United Nations with a 'crime against humanity' for
its systematic abuses of human rights, and condemned internationally for
refusing to transfer power to the legally elected Government of the country.
The dictatorship censors all communication and has managed to hold onto an
oppressive control for decades. The developed, democratic world watches from a
far, in the hope of engaging with this beautiful country once democratic status
is restored. In the meantime, the people of Burma have been left to deal with a
brutal regime on their own, without support or kinship from the world. In our
small way, we attempt to keep channels of communication open with the ordinary
people of Burma and maintain what little contact we can.
The UK based 'Burma Campaign' called for ban tourism in 1996. It has had no
impact on the military's stance but has managed to isolate the ordinary people
by encouraging the world to look away.
If the bottom line of our reason for selling Burma were money, we would have
wound up operations many years ago. Our selling of Burma stems from a sense of
responsibility and because we feel, the people of Burma deserve our loyalty and
need us to be their eyes, ears and voices.
Our tours do not use any military owned facilities, hotels, airlines, railways
or agencies. We use small owner managed hotels, car hire companies and private
guides. Furthermore, we do not take our guests to the pagodas, temples or
bridges constructed by the military regime. In this way, we ensure that the vast
majority of the money our clients spend goes directly into the hands of the
A tiny percentage of the profits generated by our tours do end up in the
military coffers by way of local taxes but we believe it is a small price to pay
for ensuring the people of Burma are not isolated.
If we are to help lift the oppression of Burma's military government, it needs
to be done from a position of strength and engagement and not by abstention.