Balloons over Bagan

Destination

Myanmar Holidays

Step back in time

A country virtually untouched by the trappings of modern life, a holiday in Myanmar (formerly Burma) is like stepping back in time.

Wander past thousands of temples rising from lakeside mist, ride a horse and cart past colonial era-mansions, and meditate with monks in the glistening morning sun. Expect warm smiles and an enthusiastic sense of humour wherever you go in Myanmar, a nation scattered with beautiful pagodas and stunning backdrops. Take a hot air balloon flight over the landscape, explore Mandalay Hill and visit the floating villages on Inle Lake to meet local Intha people and enjoy a spot of bird watching. 

Combine your trip to Myanmar with more of the Far East: tour nearby Cambodia, empire of temples, or visit Laos to find unexplored treasures. 

Destination Highlights
  • Thousands of temples
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Floating villages
  • Ayeyarwady River
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +6:30
  • Currency Myanmar Kyat (MMK)
  • Visa Information British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Myanmar.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Direct flights are available via Bangkok and Dubai.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Myanmar.

Top Tips from our Experts

Natalie

Destination Specialist

"When visiting Myanmar's temple and pagodas you will need to remove your shoes and socks, so make sure you take some wipes with you as your feet will get very dirty."

Our Myanmar destinations

Mandalay

Myanmar

Mandalay

Mandalay
Burmese Monks

Myanmar

Yangon

Yangon

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Bagan

Bagan

Myanmar

Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Types of Myanmar holidays

Shwedagon Pagoda

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Tours

Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

You can take a hot air balloon ride over the Pagodas in Bagan - this amazing experience is only available from October to March, however it is weather dependant. 

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