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Visiting Burma (Myanmar) is to travel into the past, into a mysterious and undiscovered world. Although Burma is ruled by a military regime, recent political events have reassured the world that the government is serious about change, and hence Burma is very much back on the tourist map.
Sharing borders with India and Bangladesh to the west, Tibet and China to the north, and Thailand and Laos to the east, Burma is a melting pot of cultures from across Asia. Along with a century of British colonialism, Burma is a unique destination that captivates travellers.
Buddhist spirituality is central to Burmese culture with nearly all male Burmese devoting a period of their lives to monkhood. The country has thousands of pagodas and temples with the most significant being the awesome Golden Stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon (Yangon), claimed to contain more gold than the vaults of the Bank of England.
Rangoon exudes old world charm with crumbling British colonial mansions, with Mandalay the religious heart of the country. Bagan is one of the great wonders of the world with thousands of ancient stupas and temples.
GetAboutAsia uses private operators in preference of government run companies where possible to increase the likelihood that your tourist money finds its way to helping the ordinary Burmese.
For an authentic Burma holiday experience with your own private local guides in each location and travelling in comfort and style, experience Burma your way, with the leader in private Asia travel - GetAboutAsia. We also offer small group tours designed for a lower budget or solo travellers who still seek for an authentic experience! Contact your Asia Travel Expert now and create your personal itinerary!
All GetAboutAsia itineraries are customisable to suit your interests, budget and timeframe. To get you started we've listed some of our favourites below. Our Asia Travel Experts are waiting to answer your questions.
Experience the Highlights of Burma (Myanmar) as you travel from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake. See crumbling colonial mansions, ancient stupas, colourful markets and famous leg-rowing fishermen.View Trip
With start and end in the authentic and popular Yangon, this 8 day itinerary takes you through the Burmese country side and to all the highlights Burma has to offer.View Trip
Tour Burma (Myanmar) from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake on this Classic Burma trip. See crumbling colonial mansions, ancient stupas, colourful markets, famous leg-rowing fishermen and hill tribe villages.View Trip
Discover Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar). See all the highlights and enjoy an amazing river cruise, with this 8 days itinerary. And learn more about all the hidden treasures in the ancient cities.View Trip
Discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet on this 15 day trip across Burma.View Trip
Discover Burma (Myanmar) from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and the colonial hill retreat of Kalaw. See all the highlights and get off the beaten track to meet the locals and learn about Burmese cuisine.View Trip
Explore the former capital and waterfront city of Yangon with its crumbling British colonial mansions and ancient stupas. See the highlights including the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda and the cobblestone streets of Bogyoke Market. Our “extension” itineraries are the perfect add-ons to your Get About Asia tour.View Trip
Experience Burma’s (Myanmar) historically rich cities, Bagan and Mandalay with their impressive Buddhist monuments. Cruise in luxury between the cities, visiting and exploring small towns en route.View Trip
Experience the best of diverse Burma (Myanmar) sailing through its centre. From lush plantations in Prome, to Bagan’s heritage temples, concluding in the hustle and bustle of beautiful Mandalay.View Trip
The luxurious, all-suite ship takes you in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty between Bagan and Mandalay and its great tributary, the Chindwin.View Trip
Explore the South of Burma and enjoy strolling through busy and bustling local markets, visiting stunning ancient Pagodas, watching panoramic sunsets over the Andman Sea, rural villages and experience the friendly and hospitable culture of the Burmese.View Trip
Relax at the Ngapali Beach with the sight of beautiful beaches for 5 days before embarking on your journey in Myanmar. Our “extension” itineraries are the perfect add-ons to your Get About Asia tour.View Trip
Experience the historical and cultural highlights of Bagan, Yangon and the Inle Lake.View Trip
Dive into the beauty of Yangon, Inle Lake, Popa and Bagan on this 10-day itinerary.View Trip
From the city of Yangon with its crumbling British colonial mansions and ancient stupas to the local markets of Kalaw and the mesmerizing beauty of the Inle Lake.View Trip
"The trip was excellent. This was a true insight into the History, Culture, hardships ,the wonderful Buddhist nature of the Burmese People and the beauty of the” Road to Mandalay” So you can see I am a big Fan. The Orient crew were all fantastic and having 5 chefs for 16 guests was a treat. I will definitely cruise again " — Mr Ginges, Sydney, October 2019
"Myanmar was wonderful. People are just beautiful. So happy, kind, giving and generous. Pandaw was perfect. What a beautiful vessel. The passengers in our particular group were really good company. I would certainly recommend this River Cruise and rate it highly. " — Mrs Vaughen, Gold Coast, March 2019
"All the arrangements that you made for us worked perfectly from the time we were met in the airport in Yangon until the time we were dropped at the airport in Mandalay. We would particularly like to say how very impressed we were with both the guide and driver who met us in Yangon and who were with us until we boarded the boat in Bagan. They were very happy to share with us a lot of information about their home life , the customs of the people and the states and villages from which they came. We could never have learned so much about the country and its people without their willingness to talk to us so openly. When we expressed a wish to undertake an activity that was not on the itinerary they were very obliging and made some alterations to the schedule to accommodate our request." — Elizabeth and Graham, Brisbane, February 2019
"Our trip was amazing. From the moment we boarded the plane in Sydney everything went like clockwork. Each guide we had spoke wonderful English and did everything in their power to make sure we had a great time. We could not speak more highly of the entire Myanmar experience. For me the Balloon ride in Bagan was a highlight of a life spent travelling. The cruise, WOW. Dallas turned 70 while we were aboard the river cruise and the staff had discovered this from his passport. They organised a special celebration with the entire crew singing, dancing , a beautiful cake and a special gift. " — Mr and Mrs Davies and party, Melbourne, November 2018
"We had a wonderful time. Ballons over Bagan was the highlight so thanks for suggesting that. The guide on Pandaw cruise was fantastic as were the other staff and they made our anniversary special. Thanks for organising our holiday. It was another great trip from Getaboutasia, fantastic job. " — Mr and Mrs Langridge, Marylands WA, November 2018
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"We had a wonderful holiday. Only 13 of us on the boat, so was VIP service and food and guide were exceptional. Inle Lake was sensational. So glad we added that on. I highly recommend the trip we did. " — Mrs Morrison and Mrs Maskey, Newcastle West, October 2018