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Burma Highlights BUH

Visiting: Burma
Trip Duration 14 Days

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Burma HighlightsScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 102 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Excellent tour, quite a pace. Maybe saw more pagodas than I needed to! Enjoyed the varied forms of transport, and highlight was Kalaw with its rural hilly landscape, the visit to the primary school and weavers. January/February is a good time to visit Myanmar - hardly saw or heard a mosquito (except in loos!). Mae the tour guide was brilliant.
Confirmed traveller: 12 February 2017
Published on: 21 February 2017
(8 out of 10)


Inle lake was wonderful. bus, train and boat rides were great. beware of the hotels: 1.above train station very noise and lots of pigeons 2.wet bathrooms
Confirmed traveller: 11 February 2017
Published on: 13 February 2017
(8 out of 10)


Excellent taste of Myanmar. Lots to see and do, always interesting.
Mae Mon was a very good leader, always attentive to the groups needs.
The variety of transport was enjoyable, with the possible exception of the horse carts.
Highlights included the Schwe Dagon temple, all the boat journeys, the beauty of the country and the friendliness and honesty of the people.
Tips; try to get to the national museum,preferably at the start. It really helps to put things into context. Lot of removing shoes and socks, so take appropriate footwear. Money can be changed almost anywhere. There is a money changer 200 yards from the hotel Panda.
Confirmed traveller: 04 February 2017
Published on: 07 February 2017
(6 out of 10)


This was a well organised and brilliantly led trip but for us there were too many pagados and temples. It was difficult to keep the enthusiasm going in the hot sun. The standard of hotels in Inlay Lake, Kalaw and in Yangon was poor. Either the rooms were too small or there was nowhere to hang your clothes up. The breakfasts in these places were below average. The hotels in Bagan and Mandalay were acceptable and it was good to have a swimming pool in Bagan. The highlight of the tour was visiting the craft places on Inlay Lake. We were also lucky to have such an informative and cheerful leader in Zaza.
Confirmed traveller: 02 February 2017
Published on: 05 February 2017
(8 out of 10)


Enjoyed the whole tour, the highlights for me were Inle Lake and the walk in Shan Highlands. Seeing a young couple who had just married, along with their family at the reception in the village and attending a end of term school concert and having tea with the staff, were two off schedule special moments. The only aspect of the holiday that concerned me, although it turned out not to be a problem, was - We were a small group of 9 and I was a single person with 4 couples. As it turned out all were very friendly and one " couple" were just " good friends" and included me at mealtimes .
Confirmed traveller: 01 February 2017
Published on: 05 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


This was our first Explore holiday and we enjoyed every day. There was so much variation, it is hard to have highlights. A very well planned varied programme with a superb guide, George. He was very knowledgable, organised everything well and was always very helpful and fun to be with.

Good accommodation apart from Hotel Marvel in Mandalay which is very comfortable but the noise at night from the Karaoke was unacceptable. Also the service in their restaurant was very slow.

We will definitely be recommending this trip to our friends.
Confirmed traveller: 26 January 2017
Published on: 31 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Lichfield, Staffs
An excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Great sense of humour and excellent English too! Made all the difference to the trip.

Wide variety of activities and experiences including a chance to talk to the lovely local people about their lives.

Standard of hotels was very good and organisation was seamless.

Nothing to do with Explore but many restaurants, when eating out, need to learn that groups need to have all the meals served at roughly the same time. Often people waiting for food when everyone else had finished! Having said that, food was generally of a good quality and ridiculously cheap. £3 for a main course. If you like G&T ask for local gin. In some places it was 90p. Local rum also good and very cheap.

Would have taken trainers if I'd known how dusty roads were. A nail brush would have helped to clean my feet!

Virtually no mosquitoes so glad I didn't bother with anti malarial tablets. Some people who took them had unpleasant side effects.

Looking forward to booking my next trip in 2018 for my 70th birthday!
Confirmed traveller: 26 January 2017
Published on: 31 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


Our guide ,Geoge ,was excellent .so informative and caring for all our needs .
Inle lake was our highlight and would have liked another day there.All the accommodation was very good excerpt Mandalay ,nice rooms but very noisy .
Loved the cultural activities ,an amazing experience
Judy barker
Confirmed traveller: 26 January 2017
Published on: 31 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Excellent leader who was passionate and knowledgeable about his country and enthused the group. Fairly fast pace, days were packed with activity, but only one very early morning ( in order to get to a boat for days sailing down the river for transfer to next place.)
Prices felt very cheap in country, for food and lots of wonderful hand crafted goods. Purchase when you see them, as you move on, the same goods will not be available at the next place.
Inli Lake, a highlight, as was days walk and Bagan.
Weather getting hotter, early in the year an easier time to travel than later.
Confirmed traveller: 25 January 2017
Published on: 31 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


I loved the whole trip but hated the hotel at Mandalay. It was like being at Euston station. Such a shock after Kalaw! I would have loved to have walked from Kalaw to Inlay but otherwise it was pretty perfect - the right amount of time in each place and lots of fun things to do and see.

I need gluten free food and was a bit worried but our tour leader sorted things for me to eat the whole time and wrote me a note for restaurants for when she wasn't there.
Confirmed traveller: 24 January 2017
Published on: 30 January 2017