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Introducing Myanmar

After a tumultuous recent past, Myanmar is now a peaceful and safe travel destination. This multi-religious country, nestled between neighboring giants India and China, and more similarly-sized Thailand and Bangladesh, is the perfect destination for those looking to experience a unique mix of local culture, architecture, and traditions. Learn more

Best time to visit

Although Myanmar is accessible year-round, the best months for travelers are September to March when the temperatures are cooler and the weather is dry. For those willing to put up with a bit of rain and heat, the off-season months see far fewer crowds and prices drop significantly. Learn more

Where to go
One could spend a lifetime exploring Myanmar and not see all that it has to offer! But for first-time visitors, the best introduction to the country’s diversity would include the bustling yet traditional city of Yangon, Bagan’s ancient pagodas, Mandalay’s former royal capitals and the majestic Inle Lake.

What to do
Whether an adrenaline-junky or a culture buff, Myanmar has something for you. Browse for art at Yangon’s galleries, trek to remote hill tribe villages in the Shan State, cruise in style down the Irrawaddy River, meet with monks in a countryside monastery or dozens of other options. Myanmar is the ideal place to indulge in your passions and discover a culture unlike any other.

Getting Around 
Domestic airfare in Myanmar is cheap and flights are frequent, making this the preferred travel option between cities and regions. If you decide to travel by land, private transfers are usually your best bet. You can also find buses that are surprisingly comfortable—buses labeled “VIP” have air conditioning, reclining seats, charging ports, and snacks. Learn more

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Myanmar Tours & Itineraries

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Yangon
Map of Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour
Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour

See the best of Myanmar. This insightful itinerary covers a lot of ground, starting from the vibrant city of Yangon and traveling onwards to the temple-filled plains of Bagan. Explore Mandalay’s ancient capitals and then fly to the Shan State, a region of stunning landscapes and colorful hill tribe groups.

Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days
Map of Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days
Highlights of Mandalay and Bagan - 5 Days

This 5-day Myanmar introduction showcases the best of the two cities plus ensures you forge a genuine connection with the people and culture. Whether as an introduction to Myanmar or as an add-on to a Yangon stopover, this trip is sure to satisfy the history-loving traveler.

South of Myanmar
Map of Best of Southern Myanmar - 7 Days
Best of Southern Myanmar - 7 Days

If the idea of combining stunning mountains and white sandy beaches into one trip sounds good to you, then this is your trip. The narrow southern region of Myanmar is a fascinating, largely uncharted place that combines farming villages, colonial history, and pristine islands.

Hot air balloons flying over Dhammayangyi Temple in Bagan
Map of Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days
Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days

Discover Myanmar — a destination rich in culture with stunning scenery — by venturing off the beaten path on this 8-day tour. You'll visit dazzling pagodas, local villages, float down the Irrawaddy river, as well as catch the country's most famous sites.

Young Buddhist nuns preparing offerings
Map of Essential Myanmar - 2 Weeks
Essential Myanmar - 2 Weeks

Discover the best of Myanmar at a relaxed pace on this two-week itinerary. You'll start and end in Yangon, stopping along the way to wander through the ancient temples of Bagan, explore the former royal capital of Mandalay, and gaze upon the spectacular waters of Inle Lake. We've also included a few local neighborhoods and hidden corners not featured in most ordinary Myanmar journeys.

Kalaw, Shan State
Map of Local Highlights of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake - 8 Days
Local Highlights of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary provides a local perspective on the main highlights of Myanmar — Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake. You'll dine with a local family, visit lively markets and places of pilgrimage, and enjoy the company of knowledgeable local guides who will share their stories and insights.

Make the Most of Your Time in Myanmar

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Sunset over ancient pagodas in Bagan
How Many Days Should You Spend in Myanmar?

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore Myanmar. If you have less time, you can still have a great experience but it requires careful planning. At a minimum, five...

Myanmar Travel Advice

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Bagan, Myanmar
Why Visit Myanmar? 5 Reasons To Go

Myanmar is quite unlike anywhere else in Southeast Asia or the world. The term ‘Southeast Asia’ is regularly used as a catch-all for the countries south of China and north of...

Novice monks in a pagoda in Bagan
Festivals of Myanmar: Complete Guide

Myanmar is an amazing place to witness some of the most unique festivals in the world. There is always something taking place somewhere in the country. Most festivals are...

Traditional Myanmar lunch
Myanmar Cuisine: What To Expect

'Sar pi bi, lah?' Meaning 'Have you eaten?', is a common greeting throughout Myanmar. That just goes to show how seriously they take their food! But most travelers do not know...

Best Local Experiences in Myanmar
Best Local Experiences in Myanmar

The people of Myanmar are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Meeting and mingling with them is often a highlight of people's trip to Myanmar. Below, we've outlined a few of our...

Our Latest Myanmar Content

Fisherman on serene Inle Lake
Best of Myanmar: Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, & More - 14 Days

Get ready to experience the wonders of Myanmar. Featuring encounters with native tribes and peaceful bike rides through rice paddies, this two-week trip takes you to Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, and Yangon, wrapping up with a beach break at Ngapali, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful stretches of shoreline.

Yangon, Myanmar
Map of Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand - 22 Days
Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand - 22 Days

Adventurous travelers looking for an extensive trip in Southeast Asia will enjoy this 22-day itinerary that will allow you to see all of the best sites in Myanmar and Thailand. You'll begin your journey in the former colonial city of Yangon, Myanmar before heading off to see ancient some of the country's most famous temples and pagodas. Then, enjoy a few outdoor activities around Inle Lake before you jet off to Thailand and experience the exciting energy of Bangkok. End your active trip with a few days of rest and relaxation on some of the most beautiful islands in the world in Koh Lanta.

Krabi
Map of Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand Island Hopping - 11 Days
Highlights of Myanmar & Thailand Island Hopping - 11 Days

Myanmar and Thailand are two of the most exciting Southeast Asian destinations. This 11-day tour includes a variety of highlights from both countries, including the cultural riches of Myanmar, and the beautiful tropical beaches of Thailand. Explore the ancient temples of Bagan, be amazed by the glittering gold Shwedagon Temple in Yangon, and cruise around Inle Lake. Then, spend several days relaxing on beaches and island hopping around Krabi.

Myanmar Travel Maps

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Myanmar map: 5 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Myanmar map: 14 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
14 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Myanmar map: 7 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Myanmar - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Myanmar
Travel specialist Hsu Hlaing Phyo
active 1 day ago

Hsu Hlaing Phyo

Mingalaba! I am Hsu Hlaing from Myanmar. I love traveling within my country, as well as to my neighbors countries, and these experiences made me become a travel consultant for the past 5...

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Travel specialist Jack Burma

Jack Burma

After various roles and many years in the travel industry, I founded my own travel company, Green Season Travel. My approach is learning through working. Using the experiences from my own...

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Travel specialist Sandy Ko
active 3 days ago

Sandy Ko

I am Sales Team Leader at Pegu Travels and it is my passion to help suggesting where, why, when and how to visit Myanmar.

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Travel specialist Oriol Mayol
active 22 hours ago

Oriol Mayol

I moved to Myanmar when my company started offering off the beaten track itineraries and unique experiences in this amazing country. Since then, we have created many new routes together with the...

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Trip Reviews for Myanmar

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
Bonnie

Beyond my dreams · Myanmar - Jan 8 - Jan 30, 2020

Traveler: Bonnie S. - Local specialist: Anne Cruickshanks

Our trip to Myanmar was our second month-long trip arranged through kimkim and once we are able to travel again, we will be booking a third!

All of our guides provided us with more information than expected and there were new discoveries every day.

Our countryside biking and nunnery lunch in Mandalay was very peaceful, but the bikes provided were far from comfortable for us. We loved the experience, but suffered later.

Bagan was breathtaking and the hotel was very special. I didn't feel... read more

Our trip to Myanmar was our second month-long trip arranged through kimkim and once we are able to travel again, we will be booking a third!

All of our guides provided us with more information than expected and there were new discoveries every day.

Our countryside biking and nunnery lunch in Mandalay was very peaceful, but the bikes provided were far from comfortable for us. We loved the experience, but suffered later.

Bagan was breathtaking and the hotel was very special. I didn't feel comfortable handling an e-motorcycle, so I hopped on the back of our guides bike while my husband drove his own. We made so many wonderful discoveries in Bagan including a cooking class with May. We had a tour of the market and then were given a basket and money to buy any ingredients we wanted for our meal. I was worried about the language difference, but the market vendors were so kind. We stopped for a tea before going to May’s house to cook our meal. So much fun! Our boat trip on the Irrawaddy River at sunset completed the day.

My personal favourite point in the trip was our time spent in Kalaw with the elephants at the Green Valley Elephant Camp, a retirement home for former logging elephants. We interacted with the elephants by feeding them, touching them and then bathing them in the river. The time spent with them in the river will stay with me forever!

Our guide, Thwe Wai Soe and driver for this part of the trip were the best that we have ever experienced!

We traveled by so many different means of transportation, had so many different experiences and stayed at wonderful accommodations. Well done, Myanmar Pure!

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Anne Cruickshanks, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bonnie and Dave,

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos and feedback from your Myanmar trip! It is great reading about what enjoyed and where we need to improve plus I'm sure will be useful for future travelers too!

I will share the comments with our team- they will appreciate reading such positive words during this difficult time!

Hope you are staying healthy and looking forward to your next kimkim journey!

Best regards,
Anne & The Myanmar Pure Team

amanda

Our guide in Yangon, Linn Linn and our bike g... · Myanmar - Mar 8 - Mar 14, 2020

Traveler: amanda p. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

Our guide in Yangon, Linn Linn and our bike guide Nay (apologies for spelling) were both excellent, well informed, helpful and pleasant to be with. The transfers, accommodation, food and cycling were great. The amazing temples in Bagan and the view from Popa Mountain were beautiful as were the sunsets and the river cruise.

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Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Amanda for this excellent trip review. I will share your good feedback to our team and especially to our guides guides as well.

Looking forward to seeing you again in Myanmar.

Best regards,
Linn Linn

Local Green Season travel lead by Jack came u... · Myanmar - Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2020

Traveler: helle h. - Local specialist: Jack Burma

Local Green Season travel lead by Jack came up with a suggestion to an itinerary for a private 1 person 7 days tour visiting Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle Lake. I had a few tweaks and wishes he accommodated. I booked and he set the whole thing in motion. There were no glitches and everything went as I hoped for. Without fail I was collected , driven around and had the most wonderful expert guides where I arrived. I saw a lot and learned a lot about amazing Myanmar. I private tour expertly... read more

Local Green Season travel lead by Jack came up with a suggestion to an itinerary for a private 1 person 7 days tour visiting Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle Lake. I had a few tweaks and wishes he accommodated. I booked and he set the whole thing in motion. There were no glitches and everything went as I hoped for. Without fail I was collected , driven around and had the most wonderful expert guides where I arrived. I saw a lot and learned a lot about amazing Myanmar. I private tour expertly organised is definitely the way of travel for me in the future. Kimkim.com and Jack can be highly recommended.

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Jack Burma, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Helle for this excellent trip review. We're truly encouraged and we'll continue doing our great job.

May you be free and safe from Covid-19 and good health!

Looking forward to seeing you again in Myanmar.

Best regards,
Jack