Asia Tours: Burma (Myanmar)

Officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Burma is a country in Southeast Asia that is bordered by China, laos, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), it is the 40th largest country in the world and the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most populous country in the world with over 58.8 million people.

Home to some of the early civilizations of Southeast Asia including the  Pyu and the Mon, it was also a province of British India. Burma is a resource rich country with a strong agricultural base. It has vast hardwood timber, natural gas, and fishery reserves and is a leading source of gems and jade.

Here are some great Burma and Myanmar adventure tours that we have hand picked for you and highly recommend:

Classic Burma Adventure: Burma/Myanmar

Highlights: Intriguing Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Mandalay's temples, Irrawaddy River cruise, amazing Bagan, tranquil Inle Lake.

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the enigmatic and mysterious nation of Burma often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of South East Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And oh, what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique ‘floating gardens,’ the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await. Come find them.

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Best of Burma and Thailand: Burma/Myanmar, Thailand

Highlights: Bangkok's klongs, intriguing Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Mandalay's temples, Irrawaddy River cruise, amazing Bagan, tranquil Inle Lake, the scenic northern provinces.

Retrace the footsteps of the last Burmese King along the ancient streets of Mandalay and float down the Irrawaddy River to the ruins of Bagan. From historical marvels to serene natural highlights, this two-week adventure offers the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore the best of enigmatic Burma and sunny Thailand. Encounter floating gardens and explore tribal villages and golden temples. Your expert CEO is there to take the hassle out of travel so you're free to explore the natural, historical and cultural beauty that has persisted in this region in spite of its sometimes troubling conflict.

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