Myanmar Tours & Travel Packages 2023-2024

Best Myanmar Tours & Holidays Packages 2023-2024

Yangon > Bagan > Mandalay > Heho > Inle Lake
7 Days/ 6 Nights
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Hanoi - Ha Long - Ninh Binh - Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan
14 Days / 13 Nights
from

Highlights

  • Yangon, once the capital of Myanmar, is the commercial and artistic center of this country. Pay a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the massive 99-meter-tall gold-plated pagoda with the diamond-studded spire located on top of a small hill.
  • Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city. Enjoy ancient temples, monasteries and markets, as well as great street food and panoramic views from Mandalay Hill.
  • Bagan – The land of pagodas. Ananda Pagoda, Dhammayangyi Pagoda and Thatbyinnyu Pagoda are the best. A hot air balloon ride will be an unforgettable experience.
  • Learn about the daily life and cultural aspects of the locals along Inke Lake.

 

 

Tips

  • The ideal time for Myanmar tours is from November to February. Avoid March, April and May when the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius.
  • The local currency in Myanmar is the kyat, but US dollars are also accepted in some places, so bring both currencies.
  • Buy a local SIM card and data plan: Data plan in Myanmar is cheap and it is important to use Google Maps and other apps while traveling.
  • There are 1000 ATMs in this country; however, the maximum withdrawal is 300,000 kyat (around $225) per transaction. Credit card is not accepted in some places, so have some cash ready.
  • Don’t forget sun protection items: umbrella, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Hot and humid weather in Vietnam will cause sunburn.

 

 

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Myanmar -The Buddhist Country

The first impression of Myanmar is that you can see pagodas everywhere you go. This is the country of Buddhism. To understand the culture of Myanmar, there is nothing better than visiting the pagodas here. Myanmar has a rich culture with over 100 ethnicities, a diverse cuisine, especially sweet dishes, and many interesting destinations.

Myanmar

Myanmar

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Like almost all countries in Southeast Asia,Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate. This means it is subject to strong monsoon influences and receives a lot of rain. Despite the fact that it also gets a lot of sun, the high humidity can occasionally make it uncomfortable. All year long, the average annual temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius (72 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit).

Weather in Myanmar

Weather in Myanmar

In order to enjoy all the beauty of Myanmar, tourists should visit this beautiful land during the dry season (from October to May). However, Myanmar still has so much to offer throughout the year, depending on the location. For instance, it rains very heavily in September, making it impossible to enjoy beach vacations in Ngapali (which is closed from June to September), but it is the best time to access some of Myanmar’s most scenic and remote regions by river travel in Chinwind.

BEST DESTINATIONS

Bagan 

You must definitely visit Bagan, which is the top tourist destination in Myanmar for good reason. It’s a true feast for the eyes, with more than 2,000 entrancing stupas dispersed across the endless countryside. The best thing about Bagan is that, in contrast to other similar archaeological sites, it is still largely unexplored by visitors. Hot air ballooning at sunrise is the best way to truly appreciate Bagan’s all-encompassing magic. It is impossible to see all of the stupas from the ground up due to their sheer number.

Hot air balloons in Bagan

Hot air balloons in Bagan

Yangon

You can not miss the capital city when visiting any country. Therefore, Yangon is on this list. From Buddhist temples to beautiful parks and lakes, there is a lot to see and do in this vibrant and exciting metropolis. You can learn so much about the city’s past by taking a stroll through the streets. Almost every part of the city is decorated with colonial structures, museums, art galleries, and markets.

Shwedagon Paya the icon of Yangon

Shwedagon Paya the icon of Yangon

At many of Yangon’s religious sites, take your time to experience the city’s spirit. A truly breathtaking experience is seeing the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, a colossal golden steeple. Moreover, you can also visit a vibrant local market and find Buddha hairs at Botataung Pagoda or shop for trinkets at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

Mandalay

The second-largest city in Myanmar, Mandalay, is a charming but complicated location, situated at the foot of Mandalay Hill. It was once the old royal capital and is now home to bustling markets, monasteries, Indian temples, mosques, and hillside pagodas, making it the legitimate cultural hub of Burma.

Mandalay hill

Mandalay hill

In Mandalay, there is a lot of ground to cover, but if you have time, you should spend some time exploring the Royal Palace of Mandalay, which has 40 different buildings. The world’s largest book can be found at Kuthodaw Pagoda, and climbing Yankin Hill and taking in a show at the Mandalay Marionettes are three other excellent ways to experience Mandalay.

Inle Lake

The Lake Inle area is a charming location well known for its unusual floating villages, lovely gardens, and magnificent temples. You’ll travel around by wooden boat because there are no roads in this area.

Inle Lake

Inle Lake

A great way to completely immerse yourself in lakeside life is to stay in Lake Inle. Visit over 200 monasteries dotted around the lake, stay in over-water villas perched on stilts above the water, and don’t miss the Jumping Cat Monastery.

The floating market in Ywama village and the lovely floating gardens in Nampan village are additional Lake Inle attractions that are worthwhile exploring. A fantastic way to take a piece of Myanmar home with you is to take a traditional cooking class at Mr. Toe’s restaurant.

Ngapali Beach

In Myanmar, Ngapali is the most well-liked beach resort. This section of coastline, which is situated on the magnificent Bay of Bengal, features three bays that are each dotted with fishing towns, beaches, and coconut palms. Here in Ngapali, it’s all about living slowly: swimming, tanning, sleeping, and so on.

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach

You can go fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, or scuba diving to see the exotic fish in the bay once you’ve had your fill of relaxation. Back on land, you can explore golf courses, fishing communities, and seafood eateries on foot, by bike, or by motorcycle.

Alternatively, you could unwind and indulge in the happy hour specials at the beach. Don’t pass up the opportunity to drive or climb to Tilawkasayambhu Buddha at the top of the hill. It provides the most breathtaking views of the bay!

 

 

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Travelers from Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam do not need a visa to plan Myanmar tours for a period of 14 to 30 days, depending on their nationality.

Chinese and Indian passport holders can obtain a tourist visa on arrival at Yangon or Mandalay international airports for 50 USD. The majority of other nationalities can obtain an electronic visa at least 3 days before their planned date of arrival. The cost of a 28-day tourist visa is USD 50 and the port of entry includes a number of border crossings by land or air.

 

 

The best time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season, between October and May. During this period, it rains less (or not at all, in some places) and it is not so hot. It is advisable to book holidays well in advance for this peak travel season.

The southwestern rainy season begins in mid-May and runs from July to September. The dry area between Mandalay and Pray receives minimal rain. From March to May, Yangon reaches 40 degrees. Mandalay and Bagan are often warmer.

However, except for the month of September, you should not hesitate to visit this time as Myanmar has a lot to offer throughout the year.

 

 

Myanmar is a country rich in history, culture and traditions. It is half way through the urbanization so when you visit it you see an incredible mix of modern and old. Pagodas seem scattered across the landscape and nowhere is this more apparent than in Bagan. They even adorn rocks in balance and the center of cities. But, while the pagodas are one of the country’s biggest attractions, the country also has stunning natural landscapes and tourist-friendly beaches. Also, it is a popular place among Buddha followers as it is home to several Buddhist temples.

 

 

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