My friend and I spent a wonderful Christmas on Inle Lake a few years ago, tucking into an alternative tasty lunch. We entered Myanmar from Thailand over a little-known land border and really felt like the first pioneers as not many people go there. We travelled all over, with our highlight being the same as most of our customers – cycling around the temples of Bagan and witnessing incredible sunrises with a sky full of colourful hot air balloons.

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Woman standing in front of shrine Myanmar


For me, Myanmar really is a country like no other. I was amazed by the sheer variety of incredible experiences that met me on my travels. From being engulfed by the hubbub of the frenetic city of Yangon to gliding through the ‘floating villages’ of stilted homes in tranquil Inle Lake. The sun setting over the temples of Bagan whilst hot air balloons drift through the sky is utterly unforgettable. What will truly stay with me forever though, is the warm welcome I received wherever I went. Just go!

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When to visit Myanmar
As with most of South East Asia, Myanmar can be visited year-round but there are spikes according to season and region, so here is a handy guide for you.
When to go to Myanmar
From boutique hotels along the river to a village lodge in the hills, our Myanmar accommodation has something for everyone.
Accommodation in Myanmar

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