Family vacation in Burma

“There's no wrong destination for children - only the wrong itinerary! This tour can be tailored to all ages and interests, creating a memorable - and safe - adventure for all.”


Yangon | Shwedagon Pagoda | Mandalay | Sagaing | Irawaddy River boat ride | Mingun | Bagan | Mt Popa | Pindaya | Boat tour of Inle Lake | Leg rowing fishermen | Optional: cycling, horse cart tours, Ngapali Beach extension

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
You can opt for the overnight train to Mandalay instead of flying - it's not first class travel by any means but curious older children may appreciate the chance to really travel like a local!
Trip type:
Tailor made. No minimum age.
Activity level:
Easy-moderate depending on chosen activities and kids
3* hotels, many with pools.
Accomm., some meals, transfers, listed activities, transport by private vehicle, internal flights, English speaking guides for sightseeing tours.
All breakfasts, one lunch.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family vacation in Burma


Most of our tours to Burma include a visit to the Green Hill elephant home in the colonial hill station of Kalaw. This is an environmental project that has been specifically set up to protect the local ecology and maintain the local environment through the replanting of trees in the forest where the home is located. In addition this elephant home teaches visitors about how to care for the local ecology.
Where possible we use small locally owned hotels that have been built and furnished using locally sourced materials.
We encourage the use of local transport (where appropriate), for example the (somewhat rickety!) train that runs from Yangon to Mandalay.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.


Our tours are run in a way that maximises the interaction with local communities. Families are generally accompanied by a local guide, who will provide them with a detailed understanding of the local culture and ensure that they understand how to behave in an appropriate manner, for example removing shoes at the entrance to temples. The guides will also arrange visits with local families and, if appropriate, to a local school. Our travelers love this as it provides an excellent opportunity to teach their own children about the local way of life and explain that not everyone has quite so many material goods!
Our tours are run in conjunction with a (small, privately owned) local partner that is staffed exclusively by Burmese people. We endeavour to use small hotels where possible which not only ensures that money is retained by local communities (as these are usually staffed by local people rather than foreigners) but also usually provides a better experience for travelers.

Reviews of Family vacation in Burma

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

It was all great. Temples in Bagan, boat ride and views over Lake Inle.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Much of Myanmar great for family traveling. Comfortable hotels, great food. Warm welcome. Train from Yangon to Bagan bumpy but really fun!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. But would value more information particularly with regard to hotels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant. Guides and our agent were really very very good. Logistics perfect.

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