One fantastic county in Asia that is on the rise with travellers is Myanmar, or Burma, which is rapidly gaining a shining reputation. Holidays to Myanmar are famous for their sacred temples and lush landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, which still feel untouched by the West. You might know Myanmar for its spectacular range of wildlife that thrives in its forests, as well as its welcoming culture which has influences from the neighbouring countries of Thailand, Laos and China.
If you are wanting to embark on a tour of Asia, this is the perfect country to include, as you can see its glorious golden temples along with the intriguing local markets scattered across the capital, where you can find a wealth of religious culture and beautiful sanctuaries. Our travel experts have crafted tours across Asia, where you can get to know each country while being shown around by English-speaking guides every step of the way. We can show you the highlights of the country using our years of experience travelling in Myanmar and our connections with local hotels and guide leaders, to get the best deal for you.
Maynmar will certainly open your eyes to the wonders of the East, where you can enjoy a comfortable and leisurely stay, as we will arrange all of the specifics for you, so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy this incredible journey. From being greeted at the airport by our friendly local guides after your flight from the UK, to being driven to your hotel and accompanied on tours that include some of the best sites in Myanmar, you will receive a bespoke service from start to finish. As well an exciting itinerary packed with great activities, tours and site visits, you will have leisure days to relax and unwind as well as optional excursions, too.
The friendly staff at Citrus Holidays will greet you as soon as you land in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, to offer you a warm welcome to the country. You then get to spend the rest of your day relaxing before exploring the city. After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a journey across the city to sample delicious Burmese tea and take a stroll through Kandawgyi Park, where you can see the towering golden spires of Shwedagon Pagoda, a spectacular pagoda that can’t be missed.
You can also find the mesmerising Karaweik barge decorated with dragons, which is based on the royal Burmese barge, perched on the central lake right next to the palace. In the evening, you can wander around the beautiful Shwedagon, the most sacred religious site in the country, lit up by oil lamps brought there by monks. Enjoy an informative talk by your guide and the spectacular views of the 99-metre-tall stupa, surrounded by 64 smaller stupas.
Your trip to Heho will take you to the quaint lakeside town of NyaungShwe, where you will sail to your hotel. The natural beauty of this area is truly breathtaking with its vast green spaces, which are a stark contrast to the country’s capital. Enjoy a tour of Inle Lake in a private motorboat as you visit the floating markets and villages perched above the water, ending your journey at the Phaung DawOo Pagoda where Buddhists visit from all over the country. You can buy many curiosities on this leg of the journey, too, such as handcrafted cigars and locally made goods.
When you arrive in Bagan, you will easily believe this was once the old capital of Myanmar, as you wonder at its many temples built from the 11th to 13th centuries. They create a breathtaking view amongst the surrounding forest, their rich history making them a fascinating destination. One of our guides will show you around this immense temple complex, where you will come across Jataka mural paintings, temples tucked within caves as well as countless Buddha statues.
From there, you can take a horse and cart ride to Thatbyinnyu - the tallest temple in Bagan. Don't miss Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that stretches 1518 metres into the air, whose temple is a great place to admire the surrounding vistas.
To tour around Burma and see its temples, cities and natural beauty, browse below to find the affordable handcrafted itineraries Citrus Holidays can offer you.