Burma was under British rule from 1886 to 1948 when it became an independent State. The coup of 1962 led by General Ne Win brought the country under the strict control of the military and they still hold the strings of power, but moves towards a liberal democracy have gathered pace

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by Flora Fairbank on Blank Product Name
Burma - amazing trip

What an amazing trip - everything perfect - thank you so much.

The guides and drivers were exceptional - everything ran like clockwork - they were never late, always smiley, always happy to accommodate our wishes and a joy to travel with.
Best wishes and HUGE thank you from us both for just the most brilliant trip.

by Norman and Jane Hudson on Blank Product Name
Burma - good itinerary that went very well

Thank you. We had a very good time and all went well and smoothly, and had some fortunate coincidences in coming across several novice monk initiation parades one demonstrating considerable wealth with elephants and masses of decorated ponies and carts throwing money about in abundance. Your agents were very good and are clearly well established which is no doubt why you chose them. The itinerary was good in that it took in many of the 'prime first time tourist should see' sights, and whetted the appetite for some more adventurous forays on another occasion. The balance was good in that we had a reasonably long time on the beach which we needed to recharge batteries, and the beach being long, clear, and easy walking was ideal for lengthy walks that we took every day. Swimming in the sea was easy and bliss. Norman and Jane Hudson

by Peter & Christine Elwin on Blank Product Name
Another great holiday with Ellison Roberts - Myanmar

Excited at the prospect of visiting Burma the places we were to visit, Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Ngwe Saung conjured up pictures in our minds and we were not disappointed. All of our travels, four internal flights, several coach journeys, boat rides and horse drawn carriages, went extremely smoothly and our guides were knowledgeable and friendly.

Myanmar did not disappoint. From city to country, lake, rivers and sea it was fascinating - a great time to visit before the inevitable changes take place. Watching the crafts, silver smithing, paper making, blacksmiths, cigar makers, weaving and visiting a small village, where we caused as much interest to them as we enjoyed seeing their way of life.

Another great holiday with Ellison Roberts and we look forward to our next visit discovering more of Myanmar.

by John Riordan on Blank Product Name
Excellent introduction to Myanmar

Many thanks for your excellent introductory tour to Myanmar (Burma).

We met handsome, smiling people and saw interesting sights - all without hassle. Outside the main cities both men and women wear the elegant longhi in specific colours and patterns for each region. We visited Yangon (Rangoon) to see colonial style buildings and the astonishing Shwe Dagon Pagoda covered in gold leaf. We flew to Bagan via Mandalay and enjoyed the beautiful views at sunset of the plain full of eleventh and twelfth century pagodas and stupa. We visited villages of houses on stilts to see local handicrafts at Lake Inle where the only method of transport are small wooden boats. The infrastructure in not yet completely in place for tourism but will be soon and the food, a cross between Indian and Chinese, was delicious especially in the local restaurants.

It was a marvelous introduction to this interesting country and its wonderful people and it has definitely stimulated us to think about what we would like to see and do on another visit. We can't wait to return and will be asking for your help and advice again in due course.

John and Frances Riordan – November 2013

by Derek & Jill Mould on Blank Product Name
Wonderful trip to Myanmar

Dear Graham
Wow! What a wonderful trip to Myanmar. Our first time with Ellison Roberts and we were very impressed. Many thanks for the travel, hotel and sightseeing organisation which went so well. It’s the place to visit now whilst still unspoilt. The people seem happy and are very friendly, welcoming and dignified. The pagodas and stupas are spectacular with Shwedagon in Yangon right up there with the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat as a world class site. Inle lake is quite beautiful with a wide range of unique sights all reached by long tailed boat. The areas around Bagan and Mandalay also offer some spectacular golden experiences, as do the sunsets overlooking the Bay of Bengal and Irrawaddy River. Whilst the cities are alive with the bustle of the East, the smaller towns and villages are still very basic giving a wonderful insight into everyday living. Homes are of bamboo, built on stilts with mat walls and roofs. The fields are still ploughed by oxen. The crafts are different in each area; you could easily fill another suitcase with them, the quality is that good. Your ‘Discover Burma’ itinerary sets just the right balance between the unique sights, the people’s lives and delightful pristine beaches to unwind. Jill and I had an absolutely great and memorable holiday.
Best Wishes
Derek & Jill Mould - November 2013