Burma – or Myanmar as it is now known – is a fascinating land full of cultural traditions and incredible sights. From the shimmering Shwedagon Paya in Yangon to the thousands of Buddhist temples in Bagan; a riverboat expedition along the Irrawaddy to the unique leg rowers of Inle Lake; or hiking through the forests, fields and trails into Shan and Palaung villages, and the pristine sands and clear waters of Ngapali Beach, there is a sense of travelling back in time.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Burma is from November to April.
There are three different seasons in Burma:
- September to February the daytime temperature is about 20-24°C with cool evenings.
- March to May is hot – about 30-35°C – but dry.
- June to September is the rainy season with temperatures of 25-30°C. Hotels at Ngapali Beach are closed during this time.
Our highlights were the visits to the Bagan temples and the trip on Inle Lake and finishing up on a beautiful beach at Ngapali.
These are example itineraries with some ideas of how you can spend your time in Burma and where you can go. We can tailor-make your trip to suit you, including experienced guides, and a choice of hand-picked places to stay. If a river cruise interests you there are expeditions ranging from short 2-nights to 10-14 days.
Burma Highlights (10 days)
A 10-day visit to Yangon – Inle Lake – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon.
Extend your visit and spend time at Ngapali Beach before flying back to Yangon and your international flight home.
River Trips & Trains (14 days)
A 14-day trip including an Irrawaddy River Cruise and a train journey across the Gokteik Viaduct.
Yangon – Inle Lake – Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw – Mandalay – 2-night Irrawaddy River Cruise – Bagan – Yangon