Why Visit Myanmar?
After decades of isolation and blissfully untouched by mass tourism, Myanmar offers a unique travel experience, where traditional life remains relatively unchanged. Blessed with spellbinding rural lands, glittering temples, gracious peoples of diverse ethnicity, and a culture deeply rooted in Buddhist spirituality, this timeless ‘Golden Land’ is truly enchanting. Given its less-trodden allure, a tailor made holiday in Myanmar is the best way to explore its hidden splendors.
Most Myanmar vacations commence in Yangon, the nation’s largest, most vibrant city and former capital of colonial-era British Burma. Other destination highlights extend to lily-dappled Inle Lake and its iconic floating villages and 800 pristine islands that form the uncharted Mergui Archipelago, secluded in the southern Andaman Sea. When combined with an Irrawaddy River cruise, this makes for a magical Myanmar vacation package, exploring the remote countryside and spectacular sites such as Mandalay and Bagan – one of Southeast Asia’s richest archaeological zones.
Myanmar Vacation Packages
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Want to know more about vacations in Myanmar? Our destination specialists have compiled the definitive Myanmar travel guide to help you plan your trip. Find out when and where to go, what to see and do, where to eat and sleep, and more below.
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When Is The Best Time to Visit Myanmar?
The Top 5 Temples of Bagan (Myanmar) To Visit
Do I Need a Visa To Travel To Myanmar?
To enter Myanmar, you will need to apply for a travelers’ visa before entering the country. You will also need a valid passport with at least six months remaining before the expiration date and at least one blank page to allow for a visitors’ stamp.
Do I Need To Get Any Vaccinations Or Malaria Tablets Ahead Of Travel?
You can start taking malaria tablets before traveling to Myanmar. Your doctor may also recommend being vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, cholera, typhoid, and rabies. Bear in mind that Myanmar is also a Zika region, so practice caution, especially if you are pregnant.
What Is One Thing I Shouldn’t Miss In Myanmar?
Of all the places to visit in Myanmar, you can’t miss the city of Bagan with its stunning temples and stupas. The town itself has a history stretching back 2,000 years and it is a hub of beautiful architecture, fascinating historical sites, and delicious food.
Bagan is popular to cruise to or embarkation point when taking an Irrawaddy River cruise. When in town, consider a hot air balloon flight!
What's the food like in Myanmar?
Myanmar doesn’t quite have the same culinary reputation as its neighbors Thailand, India and China, but having taken inspiration from surrounding countries and incorporated traditional Burmese flavors, food in Myanmar are laden with exotic spices and equally as mouthwatering.
Burmese cuisine is unique, and tourists often enjoy visiting traditional restaurants and markets to try the local delicacies. These include dishes like mohinga, a fish soup with rice noodles and fritters, and khaosay thote, noodles with chili sauce, garlic, and whole chilies.
Is Myanmar Safe?
In general, Myanmar is a very safe destination, with friendly and welcoming people. Unfortunately, the country is prone to political unrest, so when planning your Burmese holiday you should always check the current political situation beforehand.
When Is The Best Time Of Year To Go To Myanmar?
The best time of year to visit Myanmar is usually between November and February, when the climate is dry and temperate. However, October and March are also pleasant times of the year, when tourist crowds are slightly smaller and the heat still tolerable.
Note that the rainy season starts earlier in Yangon than the country’s more northerly destinations, so if you aren’t afraid of the high temperatures in April and May, these months can still be a great time to travel to Bagan and Mandalay.
Is Myanmar a Good Family Destination?
Myanmar is a great destination for your family vacation. There are countless things to do with kids as well as many locations that cater to tourist families. Even better, most locals are very friendly and will welcome your family as guests in their country.
Is Myanmar a Good Honeymoon Destination?
For couples who want a honeymoon that is off the beaten path, Myanmar is a great honeymoon destination. There are endless beautiful and historic sites, as well as fascinating cultural experiences. There are some high-end hotels and resorts in Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake, perfect for honeymooners.