Myanmar is an ancient land where the incredibly warm and hospitable people still wear traditional dress and adhere to age-old customs. This isolated country is beginning a transformation, so get there soon to experience its charming old cities, stupa-filled landscapes, and interesting trekking routes.
We're Experts! Red Lantern Journeys can arrange tours throughout Myanmar. In addition to the iconic sights, we know the best hotels, river cruises, experiences, and off-the-beaten-path locations for your tour!
BOOK EARLY! Myanmar has become very popular and does not have enough hotel space for the demand. Plan to book your trip at least 6 months in advance!
Our Personal Picks
- A hot air balloon ride over thousand year old temples in Bagan
- The palm-lined beaches of Ngapali
- The sunset at Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
- A romantic horse-drawn-cart ride in the evening through the plain of Bagan’s stupas
- A walk across U Bein Bridge in Mandalay, the longest teak bridge in the world
When to Travel
The best times to travel in Myanmar are from November through February. March through May are also ok, but can be quite hot. June through September is the monsoon season with daily rains, but the temperatures can be a bit lower and it is still possible to travel then without the hordes of tourists. In northern Myanmar, the weather is milder and travel is possible at any time.
Everyone needs a visa to enter Myanmar. You can either obtain one through Myanmar embassies overseas, or via a pre-approved visa on arrival, which is available through Red Lantern Journeys and takes about 2 weeks to process.
If you apply for a visa in advance, it's best to start about 2 months before your departure. You can find out what's needed and start the process by following this link:
Apply for an Myanmar Visa
Red Lantern Journeys has developed a set of itineraries in Myanmar that are unmatched in terms of unique activities, classic sites, and off-the-beaten-path locations. They are designed to have you travel at a pace that gives you enough time to absorb the atmosphere and local cultural without feeling too rushed. The shorter itineraries can be done in relative luxury, while the longer ones are a bit more rugged.
Below are recommended itineraries for a privately guided tour. Book as-is or customize them to fit your schedule and traveling goals.
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