Myanmar (Burma) Travel Guide

This Southeast Asian gem has only just recently opened to tourism and retains a charming air of mystery that entices travellers. A few things are far from mysterious and they're the sort of things you'll want to be aware of before you go. Here you'll find a selection of travel guide resources that include must-see destinations, what time of year is best to visit, what visas you'll need and a range of tips on topics as varied as food, shopping, money and health.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't visit Myanmar without checking out these top destinations from temples to lakes

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Best Time to Visit

Time your trip to Myanmar for the best weather with this overview of the seasons

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Want to know whether you should tip at restaurants? Or where you can find ATMs?

Visas

Tourist Visas

Check visa requirements before you travel and what you need to know to obtain one

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Multi-country Tours

Combine Myanmar with other Southeast Asian countries including Thailand

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Traveller Reviews

Still need persuading? See what our customers think about our Myanmar tours

Get to know Myanmar (Burma)

Recommended Reading

  • Burmese Days
    by George Orwell
  • The Glass Palace
    by Amitav Ghosh
  • From the Land of Green Ghosts
    by Pascal Khoo Thwe
Did you know...?

Facts about Myanmar (Burma)

  • The Burmese are a superstitious bunch and will not cut their hair on Mondays, Fridays or their birthdays.
  • The village of Taukkyan in Myanmar is home to the world's third largest World War II cemetery.
  • Surprisingly, Myanmar has a thriving wine-producing industry with Sauvignon and Chardonnay just some of the popular varieties.

Myanmar Travel Advice for U.S. Travellers

We monitor current travel advisories to Myanmar to ensure our passengers are safe whilst on tour. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs before you travel.

Flying to Myanmar from the U.S:

The average flight time from the States to Myanmar is between 19 and 22 hours depending on whether you are departing from the east or west coast of America. There are no direct flight options but several airlines fly to Yangon, Myanmar's main international transport hub, with a transit stop made somewhere en route. If flying from Los Angeles or New York then Air China via Beijing is one of the fastest options, operating on a codeshare with United Airlines. Another option is Korean Air via Seoul. Another great option is Emirates who fly direct from Dubai to Yangon with plenty of American cities served to Dubai. Take a look at Travelocity for flight deals from the U.S. to Myanmar or contact your local flight specialist.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Myanmar Tourist Organisation site and the latest Myanmar Weather Updates from the BBC.