Burma

At a glance

Burma, now known as Myanmar, is home to mesmerizing temples, massive mountain ranges, and a culture that has been cut off from the rest of the world until just recently.

While traveling through this country, you will quickly see the remnants of a proud and powerful ancient kingdom.

From mystical pagodas to friendly people, Burma is a place of wonder and discovery.


Why cyclists love it

  • It’s an off-the-beaten track tour destination just recently opened up to tourism
  • The fascinating culture, rooted in an ancient kindgom with Buddhist traditions
  • Beautiful ruins abound
  • Friendly and warm people

Tour spotlight

Burma Heritage by Bicycle
This tour shows Burma's heritage and history as you pedal through 1000-year-old history. As you cycle among the ancient temples on your route from Mandalay to Bagan you'll see firsthand the diversity of its people, culture, and topography - all which make Burma one of the region’s most fascinating and beautiful countries. This trip takes you from Kipling’s Mandalay on the imperious Irrawaddy River to the temples at Bagan, before flying back to the capital, Yangon. Tour details >

Burma: Adventure in the Himalayan Foothills of Southeast Asia
Burma, now known as Myanmar, is the western gateway to Southeast Asia, straddling two of Asia’s great rivers and the mountainous foothills of the Himalayas. Diversity of its people, culture and land makes this area one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating countries. On this journey, you will travel from the Shan Plateau to the plains and banks of the Irrawaddy River. Here, you will meet extremely friendly, tribal locals. From here, you will journey to Inle Lake and embark on a full day boat trip. You’ll continue your tour on bike, exploring ancient kingdoms and local markets.
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Burma stories

On the blog:

  • Burma: [In Photos] 
    Burma is the talk of the travel world these days. And it’s easy to see why. A once cut-off country on the cusp of change, Burma has its beautiful gold shimmering pagodas, hidden hilltribes in the north, an incredible history, and friendly people. See this collection of stunning photos from our partner operator.
  • See Burma now… before it’s too late
    "Our tours are designed with the cultural heritage of Burma in mind, but also with an eye to the future. We know that visitors will be keen to learn about the historical and religious story of the region, but also how Burma and its people will fit into the world now that the doors have been opened. Our guides are key to this experience, and all of them have been selected for their ability to impart their knowledge and stories of Burma’s rich history."

Fast facts

Language: Burmese
Currency: Kyat
Population: 51,486,253
Size: 261,227 square miles; 676,578 square km
Border countries: Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand
National tourist office: http://www.myanmar.travel/

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