The Story

Best time to go: October Half Term, Christmas Holidays, February Half Term, Easter Holidays
Best for: Culture & Beach, Family Holidays

Burma might not be something you think about straight away when considering a family holiday, but children absolutely adore its authentic charms. It is a destination that continually surprises you, somewhere that is culturally rich, yet never boring. We have adapted the day-to-day experiences so that there is plenty of time to return to a pool, with short and sharp experiences crafted to make children smile. Rather than plod around the temples of Bagan, you make it fun by cycling from pagoda to temple. Hit the markets, and see exotic fruit and dried fish that you have never seen before. In Kalaw, you can get up close and personal with a retired logging elephant, give him as much food as you want and then take him to the river for a scrub. We use the best guides, who are hand-picked to showcase Burma is a way that the children will love. End on the beaches of the Indian Ocean and you have a tour that blends authentic culture, adventure and beach in equal measure.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2570
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Wonderful varied family adventure taking exploring cities, the ancient temples of pagodas, cruising along Inle Lake and ending on the beach
  • See a destination very much untouched by time, with a new and amazing experience around every corner
  • Stay in family-friendly hotels, all with pools
  • Have a private guide and transfers

Suggested Hotels

Days 1-2

Sule Shangri-La

$ $ $ $ $  

The Sule Shangri-La is located opposite Scott’s Market in downtown Yangon in Burma and is a classic modern international hotel.

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Days 1-2

Sule Shangri-La

$ $ $ $ $  

The Sule Shangri-La is located opposite Scott’s Market in downtown Yangon in Burma and is a classic modern international hotel.

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Days 3-4
Exterior of Cottages - Bagan Lodge, Burma | Millis Potter | Luxury Tours in Burma

Bagan Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

The Bagan Lodge a resort style contemporary hotel located close to the temples and pagodas of Bagan and is set within verdant landscaped gardens with two large swimming pools.

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Days 3-4
Exterior of Cottages - Bagan Lodge, Burma | Millis Potter | Luxury Tours in Burma

Bagan Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

The Bagan Lodge a resort style contemporary hotel located close to the temples and pagodas of Bagan and is set within verdant landscaped gardens with two large swimming pools.

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Days 5-6
Rupar Mandalar, Mandalay | Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

Rupar Mandalar

$ $ $ $ $  

The Rupar Mandalar is a luxury boutique hotel located in the suburbs of Mandalay in Burma, offering just 22 rooms and suites.

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Days 5-6
Rupar Mandalar, Mandalay | Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

Rupar Mandalar

$ $ $ $ $  

The Rupar Mandalar is a luxury boutique hotel located in the suburbs of Mandalay in Burma, offering just 22 rooms and suites.

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Days 7-8
Kalaw Hill Lodge, Burma

The Hotel – Kalaw Hill Lodge

$ $ $ $ $  

The Hotel – Kalaw Hill Lodge is a delightful off-the-beaten track boutique hotel located in the hills above Kalaw in Burma.

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Days 7-8
Red Canal, Mandalay, Burma

The Hotel by the Red Canal

$ $ $ $ $  

The Hotel by the Red Canal is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Mandalay in Burma, set within lush gardens.

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Days 9-10
Sanctum Inle Lake, Burma | Luxury Hotels in Myanmar | Millis Potter

The Sanctum Inle Lake

$ $ $ $ $  

Located on the eastern banks of the lake, Sanctum Inle Lake is the most luxurious of all hotels in the area.

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Days 9-10
Sanctum Inle Lake, Burma | Luxury Hotels in Myanmar | Millis Potter

The Sanctum Inle Lake

$ $ $ $ $  

Located on the eastern banks of the lake, Sanctum Inle Lake is the most luxurious of all hotels in the area.

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Days 11-13

Sandoway Resort Ngapali

$ $ $ $ $  

The Sandoway Resort is a gorgeous boutique beach hotel offering wonderful Indian Ocean views set amongst the palm trees of Ngapali Bay in Burma.

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Days 11-13

Sandoway Resort Ngapali

$ $ $ $ $  

The Sandoway Resort is a gorgeous boutique beach hotel offering wonderful Indian Ocean views set amongst the palm trees of Ngapali Bay in Burma.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

The length of the itinerary can be adapted if you just have a week or so, but it might mean cutting out a few of the destinations

Idea 2

Instead of ending in Ngapali Beach you can travel to the beaches of Thailand to end your trip

Idea 3

Be even more adventurous and take a private boat along the Irrawaddy, just for your family, stopping off half way in a boutique hotel beside the river

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