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“It will be quite unlike any land you know”, so said Rudyard Kipling, so prepare to be amazed, dazzled and moved by all that you will see and experience in this intriguing land. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a beautiful treasure trove of pristine nature, majestic, ancient religious sites, the mighty Ayeyarwady River, mysterious cave pagodas and beautiful white sand beaches. The Burmese people, are warm and welcoming and cannot wait to share their rich traditions, customs and culture with you.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Myanmar. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: There are no non-stop flights from the UK. However, Yangon is just over an hour from Bangkok, 2 hours 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur or 7 hours from Doha.
Local time: GMT +6.5 hours.
Currency: Kyat, pronounced “chat” but US$ is used to pay for goods and you get Kyat in return! US$ notes must be clean and new. Credit cards and travellers cheques are not generally accepted, however Visa and Mastercards may be accepted at some hotels and large restaurants.
Language: Burmese. English is widely spoken.
Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.
Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Best time to travel: The best time to visit most of Myanmar is November to February. From March to May the temperature rises considerably and the monsoon rains arrive from May to October. If travelling to Ngapali Beach the best time to visit is between October and April as outside these months, the monsoon weather can be inclement and many hotels close.