Myanmar (formally Burma) is a magical country steeped in history and culture. Visit Yangon, Inle Lake & Mandalay on our selection of Myanmar Tours. Take a trip of a lifetime with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the countless temples of Bagan ~ an experience with memories to last a lifetime. Choose from our guided tours or treat yourself to an Irrawaddy river cruise and experience Myanmar from the luxury of your balcony as watch local life drift by. A holiday to Myanmar needs to be on everyones bucket list in 2021 and beyond
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Myanmar Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning a holiday to Myanmar. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – The very best time of year to visit Myanmar is between November and February, with warm dry days bringing in the bulk of the country’s annual visitors. However a visit in the ‘green season’ (the months immediately either side of these high season dates September to March) can reward those looking to explore key sites in more solitude.
Capital City – The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw. Covering an area 4 times the size of London it was proclaimed as the capital city in 2006.
Currency – The national currency in Myanmar is the Burmese Kyat. The approximate exchange is $1 = 1600 kyats. Please make sure you have cash with you while on tour as not all hotels, restaurants accept credit card. Our guides can help you source a money exchange or take you to an ATM while on tour in Myanmar.
Approximate Travel Time – From the United States to Myanmar the approximate travel time is 20-24 hours. There are currently no direct flights, most flights will transit through another country in South East Asia such as Singapore, Bangkok or Hong Kong.
Religion – Over 90% of people living in Myanmar practice Theravada Buddhism.
Famous Dish – One of Myanmar’s most famous dishes is Tea Leaf Salad. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, nuts and peas. The dish is often served as a snack or coupled with a plate of rice. Mohinga rice noodles are also another popular dish throughout Myanmar and they are served in a hearty, herbal fish-and shallot-based broth.
Visa Required – Yes. American citizens can travel to Myanmar if they obtain a 30 day tourist visa, which can be applied for online prior to your arrival in Myanmar. The cost is USD$35.
Fitness Level – We rate our Myanmar tours at a moderate fitness level as although there is not much strenuous activity, travellers do need to be fully mobile.