Myanmar

Ancient culture, wonderful monuments, friendly people and natural wonders such as the Ayeyarwady River,

Formerly Burma, Myanmar is a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt country that will surprise and delight any traveller with a fondness for south-east Asia. It boasts an ancient culture, wonderful monuments, friendly people, a strong textile and handicraft tradition, numerous Buddhist festivals and natural wonders such as the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Inle Lake and undiscovered areas like Mrauk U on the west coast and beaches in the far south. Although tourist infrastructure outside the main centres of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan is basic, your A&K guide will ensure your unique experience more than compensates. A&K Myanmar was founded in Yangon in 1997 and is one of the oldest private travel companies in the country. Staff there have a vast wealth of knowledge of each and every destination within the country, and each and every festival taking place.

Be dazzled by countless golden stupas and astonished by the floating gardens of Inle Lake. Luxuriate on the Sanctuary Ananda river cruise on the Ayeyarwady. Participate in an early morning photographic tour of Yangon with a professional photographer. Access a closed room deep within Bagan’s Shwezigon Pagoda to see a thousand year old Buddha. At Inle Lake visit a bustling local market with a family as they stock up on fresh produce before hosting you to a cooking demonstration Shan style and a family meal together.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

April: The Thingyan Festival is a water festival to usher in the New Year. October: The Inle Lake Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival features boat races on the lake to mark the end of the rainy season while pagoda Buddha statues tour around lakeside villages to chase away the spirits. Weatherwise: October to March is the best time to visit with little chance of rain and less humidity. April is summer with high temperatures and blue skies. Avoid the monsoon season from May to October.

Featured Myanmar Journeys

Group of 1810 days, from $6,295
Luxury Small Group Journey - Myanmar & The Irrawaddy

Journey to untouched Myanmar to experience tranquil Inle Lake, cruise the Irrawaddy River on new Sanctuary 'Ananda' and enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Bagan and its countless pagodas and temples.

Group10 days, from $6,295
Group of 1811 days, from $5,770
Luxury Small Group Journey - Myanmar & The Irrawaddy (2016)

Journey to untouched Myanmar to experience tranquil Inle Lake, cruise the Irrawaddy River on new Sanctuary 'Ananda' and enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Bagan and its countless pagodas and temples.

Group11 days, from $5,770
Private9 days, from $4,887
Inside the Golden Land

For travellers seeking a more comprehensive experience in Myanmar.

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Mysteries of Myanmar

The highlights of Southeast Asia's most charming destination as it emerges from its long period of isolation.

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Sanctuary Ananda

Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar.

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