With cazenove+loyd, your tailor-made travel to Myanmar will not only include visits to temples and pagodas, but you will also encounter local people and cultural influences from neighbouring countries.

Why travel to Myanmar

The main cultural draws of Myanmar are the Buddhist temples and pagodas around Bagan and Mandalay and the extraordinary gold Shwedagon Paya in Yangon and they do not disappoint but the further off the beaten track, the more the country surprises: hill tribes and cultures spill over as they have for centuries from neighbouring India, China, Laos and Thailand.
In the south west, Myanmar enjoys the same beaches and Andaman Sea which have made its neighbour Thailand so popular – but it has a fraction of the visitors. It boasts the majestic Irrawaddy River which starts in the Himalayas, cuts through richly wooded hills and down into a wide fertile valley which possesses some of the most extraordinary and extensive temples and pagodas in the world. As it spills via a delta into the Andaman Sea, it is extraordinary that the journey of a river of its size and celebrity has taken place in one country.

Tourism is still in its infancy. The years of isolation and the concentration of wealth in a ruling elite have meant that the economy and infrastructure have been only partially developed despite the rich natural resources of teak, oil, gold and many other minerals. But the people you meet are wonderfully open, friendly and proud.


Myanmar Kyat




GMT +06:30


Not customary


November - April


Hello/Goodbye – Mingalaba
See you again – Nout ma thway mae
Thank you – Cezu tin ba deh
What’s your name? – Nah meh be lou kor d’le?
How are you? – Neh kaun la?


22°C on average


32°C on average


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Our highlights in Myanmar

Our Destination Expert’s Top Tip

We are looking forward to getting back to amazing country and incredible people

Venetia Stanley

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Asia, Middle East + Australasia
Cultural insight

In Myanmar, males, females, and kids apply the bark paste on their skins. This paste is known as Burma’s Thanaka paste, as it is made from the Thanaka tree. This bark paste is mainly famous among Burmese females, especially the younger ones. They believe that this paste makes the skin smoother and glowing.

Did you know...

The national sport of Myanmar is chinlone. The unique thing about this sport is that it is a mixture of game, dance, and martial art.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Myanmar

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Myanmar hotels.

Belmond Road to Mandalay

An opulent river cruise experience on the mystical Ayeyarwady River, this elegant vessel offers a blend of timeless charm and modern comforts.

Guests can relax in well-appointed cabins, indulge in gourmet dining and enjoy luxurious onboard amenities such as a swimming pool and spa. The cruise takes passengers on a captivating journey through Myanmar's cultural treasures, allowing them to explore ancient temples, traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes along the way.


The Pristine Lotus, Inle

With its warm hospitality, breathtaking surroundings, and attention to detail, The Pristine Lotus ensures an unforgettable stay in the heart of Myanmar's countryside. Located amidst lush gardens and overlooking tranquil lakes, the resort offers a peaceful retreat for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

The spacious and elegantly appointed rooms provide a comfortable sanctuary, while the resort's spa offers a range of treatments inspired by local traditions.


Wa Ale Island Resort, We Ale

Wa Ale Island Resort is a pristine and exclusive eco-luxury resort tucked away on a private island in the Mergui archipelago. Surrounded by lush landscapes and turquoise waters.

Committed to sustainability and conservation, the resort offers a secluded paradise for nature enthusiasts. Guests stay in luxurious villas that blend seamlessly with the environment, indulge in farm-to-table dining, and embark on exciting adventures such as snorkelling, kayaking and jungle treks.


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What our clients say

Cazenove+Loyd organised a great trip for 4 of us to go to India - we stayed in some stunning places in Rajasthan and were looked after every step of the way. He had our own driver throughout and excellent guides in various locations

What our clients say

Auriole put together your next holiday. She did an exceptional job not once, but twice organising the most spectacular holidays for us in India. She took our brief and created a superb two weeks of glorious hotels, luxury camps, palace visits & sightseeing & delicious food.

What our clients say

Fantastic tour of Rajasthan seeing Jaipur, jodhpur and udaipur, all arranged with driver and local guides and an itinerary which matched our interests. India is a fascinating country but it certainly helps to have expertise on the arrangements so you make the most of it and don’t get ensnared in unforeseen issues.

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Auriole Potter
Venetia Stanley
Flora Sweeting
Charlotte Winter

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