Myanmar Tours

Myanmar offers a world of breathtaking and untouched attractions quite unlike any other in South-East Asia. Formerly known as Burma, this country has quickly become a magnet for grassroots tourism. Myanmar is covered in stunning gold pagodas, scenic lakes, thousands of temples and stupas, lush forest and curious locals who'll truly touch the heart of any traveller that visits. From the tranquil countryside to lively village markets, bustling city centres and ancient ruins - Myanmar has something to intrigue, entice and excite all those who step foot on its magical lands. Travel Talk Myanmar tours cover 4-star accommodation, private and comfortable transportation, domestic flights to save on travel time, unparalleled sights and optional activities.
Myanmar offers a world of breathtaking and untouched attractions quite unlike any other in South-East Asia. Formerly known as Burma, this country has quickly become a magnet for grassroots tourism. Myanmar is covered in stunning gold pagodas, scenic lakes, thousands of temples and stupas, lush forest and curious locals who'll truly touch the heart of any traveller that visits.

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Myanmar Accommodation

Please find below the 5 & 4 Star hotels used on our Myanmar trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

ROSE GARDEN HOTEL
Yangon
5 Star

This unique luxury property offers an authentic Myanmar style in the heart of downtown Yangon. The magnificent Golden Shwedagon Pagoda is situated in walking distance from the hotel.

RUPAR MANDALAR RESORT
Mandalay
4 Star

Nestled within tropical gardens and located just 15 minutes from the center, Rupar Mandalar offers the most charming accommodation away from the bustle of Mandalay.

POPA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Popa
4 Star

Set on a mountain surrounded by lush greenery, the Popa Mountain Resort is situated on the volcanic peak of Mount Popa – 48km from the ancient city of Bagan.

ANANTA BAGAN HOTEL
Bagan
4 Star

Ananta Bagan is located in the heart of the Ancient Bagan City, just beside the significant "Shwezigone Pagoda", one of the remarkable 4-stars boutique resort with a taste of Bagan.

NOVOTEL INLE LAKE HOTEL
Inle Lake
4 Star

Novotel Inle Lake offers an unforgettable backdrop to your holidays. Located on the peaceful Inle lake in Myanmar; the resort is just 15-minute drive from Nyaung Shwe village.

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Myanmar Travel Guide

The best time to visit Myanmar is during the drier winter months between October and March. Throughout this time of year, the whole country is accessible, the temples shine and beaches are open - making travel unique and rewarding. October to March also brings comfortable temperatures with hot days and lowland temperatures remaining pleasant in the evening. Bagan and Mandalay are the hottest, driest regions - where temperatures can peak at over 40°C. However, from June to September much needed rain waters the plains between these two regions.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Myanmar and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please click here. Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Myanmar. Please consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling.
Travellers require a visa to enter and stay in Myanmar, entering without a visa can result in a prison sentence. You can apply for visas at your closest Myanmar Embassy, before travel. If you are travelling as a tourist, it may be possible to apply for an e-Visa. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Myanmar. Click here to find out more about how to apply for an e-visa. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
Myanmar’s relative isolation has helped to preserve its long, rich culture overtime. Today, visitors can be dazzled by the influence of 135 different ethnicities and their diversity across cuisines, architecture, religious monuments, and Myanmar's people. The country remains more untouched by modernity or Western society than neighbouring destinations, meaning it is still finding its feet as a new destination for tourists. The people of Myanmar are recognised as quiet, polite and extremely modest.
Myanmar’s cuisine is largely influenced by flavours from its neighbouring nations including Thailand, India and China. Unsurprisingly, spices and rice are in the centre of almost every meal. Eating is considered as a social event for the Burmese and beer is unbelievingly cheap - A good reason to extend your happy hour every day while you’re here! Meals you must try when travelling to this compelling country include Tea Leaf Salad, Shan-Style Rice, Noodle Salad and Nangyi thoke (a local noodle dish from Mandalay).
Shopping amongst the local people and markets of Myanmar should be atop any traveller’s bucket-list when visiting this fascinating nation. While in Yangon, check out the Bogyoke Aung San Market for impressive lacquerware, woodcarvings, and woven textiles. Meanwhile, just an hour outside of Bagan by road, you will find the busy Pakokku Markets where basket sellers, umbrella makers, craftsman and farmers sell their goods to the locals. Very few tourists visit, so it still retains an authentic Burmese touch.
Festivals in Myanmar offer travellers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the nation’s myths, customs and fun-loving spirits.
  • Taunggyi Hot Air Balloon Festival: Taunggyi is the famous Balloon Festival that takes place in Myanmar every November to mark the end of the rainy season. Several weeks before the festival begins, locals in the Shan region build hot air balloons from scratch and then decorate them with paintings, candles, and fireworks... yes fireworks! It is a brilliant display of colour, light and sound.
  • Thingyan New Year Water Festival: If you are planning to visit Myanmar mid-April, you can join the Burmese New Year Festival! This Buddhist festival is celebrated over a period of four to five days and is an important public holiday in Myanmar. On the second day, people throw water at each other from boats and other vessels to symbolise the cleansing of their sins throughout the year.
  • Thadigyut Festival: Whilst in Yangon, enjoy the Festival of Light in celebration of the Buddha's descent from the heavens. Buildings and houses across the region are covered in coloured lights and candles to welcome Buddha to Earth. The streets become busy with markets and food stalls and traditional open-air plays and concerts take place across town.
  • Myanmar Tours - FAQ

    An E visa application for Myanmar is available online, however it is the responsibility of the individual’s to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/ Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements.
    A simple way to use your mobile phone in Myanmar is international roaming. Roaming allows you to use your phone outside of your home mobile network. If you decide to use your mobile device in roaming mode, you should first contact your mobile provider before your trip and ensure that the option is activated with your contract. You can buy a local SIM card to use in your unlocked mobile phone.
    The Myanmar Kyat (MMK) is the national currency of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Cappuccino (regular) USD2.14 Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) USD 0,58 Water (12 oz small bottle) USD 0,33 Average meal is around: USD 5.00-10:00
    Most of Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate with three seasons: Cool - November to February, from warm to hot during the day, and the weather is relatively dry. Hot - March and May intensely hot in most of the country. In the cool and hot seasons, it is unlikely that it will rain. The hottest period is between February and May, when there is little or no rain and temperatures can rise above 40°C (104°F). The rainy season is generally from May to October, giving way to dry, cooler weather from October to February.
    Ideal for packing light, loose clothing and layers for Myanmar. You may need to take a cardigan / sweatshirt and light raincoat with you.
    ATMs and credit cards are widely used, all major tourist cities, airports and some hotels will have them.
    It is not safe to drink tap water in Myanmar; Bottled water is available throughout the country.
    Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated. Service staff deserve a gift If you think the service is good.

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    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Best Time To Visit:
    The best time to visit Myanmar is during the drier winter months between October and March. Throughout this time of year, the whole country is accessible, the temples shine and beaches are open - making travel unique and rewarding. October to March also brings comfortable temperatures with hot days and lowland temperatures remaining pleasant in the evening. Bagan and Mandalay are the hottest, driest regions - where temperatures can peak at over 40°C. However, from June to September much needed rain waters the plains between these two regions.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Travel Advice:
    We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Myanmar and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please click here. Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Myanmar. Please consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Visas:
    Travellers require a visa to enter and stay in Myanmar, entering without a visa can result in a prison sentence. You can apply for visas at your closest Myanmar Embassy, before travel. If you are travelling as a tourist, it may be possible to apply for an e-Visa. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Myanmar. Click here to find out more about how to apply for an e-visa. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Culture:
    Myanmar’s relative isolation has helped to preserve its long, rich culture overtime. Today, visitors can be dazzled by the influence of 135 different ethnicities and their diversity across cuisines, architecture, religious monuments, and Myanmar's people. The country remains more untouched by modernity or Western society than neighbouring destinations, meaning it is still finding its feet as a new destination for tourists. The people of Myanmar are recognised as quiet, polite and extremely modest.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Eating and drinking:
    Myanmar’s cuisine is largely influenced by flavours from its neighbouring nations including Thailand, India and China. Unsurprisingly, spices and rice are in the centre of almost every meal. Eating is considered as a social event for the Burmese and beer is unbelievingly cheap - A good reason to extend your happy hour every day while you’re here! Meals you must try when travelling to this compelling country include Tea Leaf Salad, Shan-Style Rice, Noodle Salad and Nangyi thoke (a local noodle dish from Mandalay).
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Shopping:
    Shopping amongst the local people and markets of Myanmar should be atop any traveller’s bucket-list when visiting this fascinating nation. While in Yangon, check out the Bogyoke Aung San Market for impressive lacquerware, woodcarvings, and woven textiles. Meanwhile, just an hour outside of Bagan by road, you will find the busy Pakokku Markets where basket sellers, umbrella makers, craftsman and farmers sell their goods to the locals. Very few tourists visit, so it still retains an authentic Burmese touch.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Festivals and Events:
    Festivals in Myanmar offer travellers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the nation’s myths, customs and fun-loving spirits.
  • Taunggyi Hot Air Balloon Festival: Taunggyi is the famous Balloon Festival that takes place in Myanmar every November to mark the end of the rainy season. Several weeks before the festival begins, locals in the Shan region build hot air balloons from scratch and then decorate them with paintings, candles, and fireworks... yes fireworks! It is a brilliant display of colour, light and sound.
  • Thingyan New Year Water Festival: If you are planning to visit Myanmar mid-April, you can join the Burmese New Year Festival! This Buddhist festival is celebrated over a period of four to five days and is an important public holiday in Myanmar. On the second day, people throw water at each other from boats and other vessels to symbolise the cleansing of their sins throughout the year.
  • Thadigyut Festival: Whilst in Yangon, enjoy the Festival of Light in celebration of the Buddha's descent from the heavens. Buildings and houses across the region are covered in coloured lights and candles to welcome Buddha to Earth. The streets become busy with markets and food stalls and traditional open-air plays and concerts take place across town.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    Yangon
    Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar . A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Mandalay
    Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma, and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of Myanmar and is centred around the Royal Palace.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Amarapura
    Former capital of Myanmar, and now a township of Mandalay city. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi Township in the north
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Ava
    Ava, ancient capital of central Myanmar (Burma), on the left bank of the Irrawaddy River at the Myitnge confluence. It is linked by a road and rail bridge, 5,894 feet (1,796 m) long, to the town of Sagaing.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Sagaing
    Sagaing is the capital of the Sagaing Region of Myanmar. It is located in the Irrawaddy River, 20 km to the south-west of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic centre.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Mingum
    Mingun is best known for its gigantic, unfinished stupa, the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, which was meant to be the largest in the world (at a projected height of 150 metres), but now lies ravaged by earthquakes on the western banks of the Irrawaddy.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Bagan
    Bagan is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Heho
    Heho gateway of Inle Lake and the famous Kalaw region of Myanmar. From here you can visit the Green Lake, the blue sky deep into each other. Water surface rolled wave, sparkling, white flock of birds flying sky.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Inle Lake
    Inle Lake is famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local Intha people, with their living communities based entirely on the water.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Mahagandayon
    Mahāgandhāyon Monastery is a monastic college located in Amarapura, Myanmar. The monastery is known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Irrawaddy River
    The name "Irrawaddy" is an English corruption of Ayerawaddy Myit, which some scholars translate as "river that brings blessings to the people."
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Kuthodaw Pagoda
    Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma, that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Golden Palace Monastery
    Originally part of the royal palace at Amarapura, before it was moved to Mandalay, where it formed the northern section of the Hmannan and part of the king's apartments.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Mount Popa
    Mount Popa is an extinct volcano 1518 metres above sea level, and located in central Myanmar in the region of Mandalay about 50 km southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the Ayeyarwady River as far away as 60 km in clear weather.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Shwezigon Pagoda
    This Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa located in Nyaung-U. A prototype of Burmese stupas, it consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Kyansittha Umin
    Kyansittha Umin means "the cave of Kyansittha". This cave is a lowe, unpretentious brick structure with long dark corridors. Located only a short distance west of Nyaung U village is the Kyansittha Umin. This place is served as a temple for a place of lodging the monks.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Manuha Temple
    Manuha Temple is a Buddhist temple built in Myinkaba, by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067, according to King Manuha's inscriptions. It is a rectangular building of two storeys.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Ananda Temple
    The Ananda temple is a Buddhist temple Its main feature is the relation between religion, politics and architecture that has influences on its morphology and plan.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Sulamani Temple
    The Sulamani is a large, very elegant multi storey structure from the late Bagan period. The temple was built during the reign of King Narapatisithu, a very prosperous time in Bagan. During his long reign several of Bagan’s most impressive monuments were built, such as the Dhammayazika and the Gawdawpalin temple.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
    Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery is considered the oldest and largest one among the Inle lake community. This wooden temple was built on stilts among the floating gardens at least 200 years ago.
    ACCOMMODATION
    Yangon
    ROSE GARDEN HOTEL
    5 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Mandalay
    RUPAR MANDALAR RESORT
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Popa
    POPA MOUNTAIN RESORT
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Bagan
    ANANTA BAGAN HOTEL
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Inle Lake
    NOVOTEL INLE LAKE HOTEL
    4 Star
    F.A.Q.
    Do I need a visa to enter Myanmar?
    An E visa application for Myanmar is available online, however it is the responsibility of the individual’s to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/ Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements.
    F.A.Q.
    Can I use my mobile while in Myanmar?
    A simple way to use your mobile phone in Myanmar is international roaming. Roaming allows you to use your phone outside of your home mobile network. If you decide to use your mobile device in roaming mode, you should first contact your mobile provider before your trip and ensure that the option is activated with your contract. You can buy a local SIM card to use in your unlocked mobile phone.
    F.A.Q.
    How much does it cost for a…?
    The Myanmar Kyat (MMK) is the national currency of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Cappuccino (regular) USD2.14 Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) USD 0,58 Water (12 oz small bottle) USD 0,33 Average meal is around: USD 5.00-10:00
    F.A.Q.
    What is the weather like in Myanmar all year round?
    Most of Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate with three seasons: Cool - November to February, from warm to hot during the day, and the weather is relatively dry. Hot - March and May intensely hot in most of the country. In the cool and hot seasons, it is unlikely that it will rain. The hottest period is between February and May, when there is little or no rain and temperatures can rise above 40°C (104°F). The rainy season is generally from May to October, giving way to dry, cooler weather from October to February.
    F.A.Q.
    What to wear in Myanmar?
    Ideal for packing light, loose clothing and layers for Myanmar. You may need to take a cardigan / sweatshirt and light raincoat with you.
    F.A.Q.
    What is ATM access like in Myanmar?
    ATMs and credit cards are widely used, all major tourist cities, airports and some hotels will have them.
    F.A.Q.
    Can I drink tap water in Myanmar?
    It is not safe to drink tap water in Myanmar; Bottled water is available throughout the country.
    F.A.Q.
    Is tipping required in Myanmar?
    Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated. Service staff deserve a gift If you think the service is good.
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