Family holidays to Burma
Burma [also known as Myanmar] has become the biggest new destination in travel and word is getting out that now is the time to go, before things change too much. Family holidays to Burma really do deserve the growing acclaim. It is the most incredible destination, with spectacular ruins that rival the best in Asia, golden temples crowned with sparkling spires, meandering waterways that cut through lush paddy fields and remote hills dotted with fields of wheat and quiet villages.
The ruins at Bagan are magnificent and there are few experiences that can beat a peaceful sunset watched from the roof of a temple. In the mountainous Shan State, Inle Lake is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and you can spend many happy hours on a small long-tail boat, nosing your way through the quiet channels at the edge of the lake. For the more active add a hike in the hills above Kalaw into your family holiday to Burma. This will take you to picturesque hill-tribe villages with incredible views and welcoming villagers.
Things are changing fast as the country opens up to tourists, but for now this remains a place of timeless charm, with perhaps the friendliest and most welcoming people in Asia. If a family holiday in Burma is on your list, go soon.
Why take the kids?
Travelling in Burma is a delight with children. Although the number of visitors has increased significantly in recent years, tourists with children are still unusual and are welcomed with open arms. Walking through the market will take three times as long as normal as each stall holder comes out to greet you and give the kids fruit, sweets and cakes.
Our top picks for a family holiday to Burma include:
- Exploring Inle Lake by long-tail boat
- Feeding and bathing elephants at an eco camp
- Eating delicious freshly barbequed fish
- Following small goat tracks through the countryside around Bagan
- Visiting the ancient capital of Ava by horse and cart
- Climbing the Golden Rock with Burmese pilgrims
There are also fabulous beaches in the south of the country so you can end your holiday with a few days on a still-completely-unspoilt white sandy beach – always a hit with the kids!
Example Burma family itineraries
All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.
Also check out the places you might like to include on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our Burma photo gallery.
Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you are want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best holiday for your family to Burma.
Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.
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