Why we like Myanmar holidays
Steppes Travel have been crafting and designing Myanmar holidays for over 20 years, making us one of the UK's most knowledgeable and experienced companies when it comes to travelling to Myanmar.
Despite having endured years of isolation and dictatorial rule, the people of Myanmar have retained a gentleness and charm that many nations would do well to emulate. There is still an innocence that has not been corrupted by western ideals and the remote tribal areas, which are now opening up, are a vanishing example of times gone by.
- Take to the air in a hot air balloon for an aerial view of the city at dawn.
- Take the journey from Bagan to Mandalay by boat.
- Lose the crowds at sunset and find your very own pagoda for an exclusive viewing
- Explore the floating villages and five-day market on Inle Lake by slow boat.
- Travel with likeminded people on our expert led group tour.
- Meet local people
- Live for a day in a remote Pa O village accompanied by your private guide.
- Travel through Shan state in a 4WD.
What to expect on your Myanmar holiday
The current popularity of holidays to Burma has stretched the infrastructure to breaking point and we cannot stress enough the importance of booking well ahead. Hotels are few and far between and the good ones are even more scarce - hence if comfort is important, start talking to us a year before you plan to visit Burma on holiday.
Once in Myanmar you might be surprised to find delicious food and, in many places, good hotels. The road system is fragmented making the surprisingly good internal airline the transportation method of choice, although modern luxury river boats are also providing a relaxed and comfortable way of visiting other areas. Where road travel is essential 4x4s are available.
We have never met anyone who has not returned from their holiday in Myanmar with the fondest memories.
Our Myanmar holiday experts
Paul has been creating Myanmar holidays for many years – he first travelled to Myanmar twenty years ago and most recently he took a family holiday to Burma.
Whilst Joe’s expertise is the culture and history of Myanmar, his real obsession is trekking and cycling in the Shan state – an active extension to your Myanmar holiday.
Advice from our Burma Expert
“Myanmar, or Burma as it was once known, is a country full of surprises. Scratch a little below the surface with our help and discover little visited hill tribes, unspoilt beaches, rickety railways, hidden temples, sleepy waterways, and a country emerging into the 21st Century. ”
Joe Parkes | Steppes Travel Myanmar Expert