Family holidays to Burma

Burma (Myanmar) is a firm Stubborn Mule favourite, offering a wonderful combination of landscape, history and culture. It has been slow to join the South East Asian travel scene and remains one of the least visited countries in the region, meaning that much of the country is refreshingly unspoiled. That said, on a family holiday to Burma you will discover spectacular ruins that rival the best in Asia. There are 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.

Greenhill Elephant Camp

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 increasingly 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?

Our top picks for a family holiday to Burma include:

  1. Exploring Inle Lake by long-tail boat
  2. Feeding and bathing elephants at an eco camp
  3. Eating delicious freshly barbequed fish
  4. Following small goat tracks through the countryside around Bagan
  5. Visiting the ancient capital of Ava by horse and cart
  6. Climbing the Golden Rock with Burmese pilgrims

Travelling in Burma is a delight with children. Although the number of visitors has increased significantly in recent years, tourists with children are still relatively 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.

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!

Burma family holidays - exploring ancient temples

Climbing temples at Bagan (photo Andrew Heaps)

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.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday to Burma, have a look at our example itineraries, Burma in the Summer and Burma at Christmas or Easter.

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.

Burma family holidays - travelling by horse and carriage

(photo Andrew Heaps)


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

01728 752751

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