Travel on Your Own in Myanmar

Travel around and explore Myanmar on your own. The country is a goldmine just waiting to be discovered – here are great nature experiences, beautiful cultural sights and a hospitable population.

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Best travel period

Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate and is therefore warm all year round. The coolest and most pleasant time to visit Myanmar is from mid-October to the end of February. The rainy season is from May to early October, when it can be difficult to move in remote areas with poor infrastructure. If, on the other hand, the trip goes to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, the rainy season is no obstacle, just bring an umbrella and rainwear. Shortly after the rainy season in October-November, the rice fields lay like large green carpets over central Myanmar and the rivers rushed to life.

Our recommendations for the best travel time in Myanmar are based on how the climate has been in previous years. The weather in Myanmar can be very changeable and unpredictable and therefore our travel time recommendations should only be seen as indicative.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia

You fly from Scandinavia to Myanmar, where you arrive the following day.

Day 2: Arrival in Yangon, Myanmar

At Yangon Airport, you will be met by your driver who will drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day you can start exploring the city on your own. Yangon offers an exciting contrast of past and present – exotic scents from the many fast food restaurants find their way into the old buildings from the colonial era, all while today’s modern society has an increasingly strong impact on the city. Do not be surprised if, for example, you see a Buddhist monk with a smartphone! Due to its lush, tropical vegetation and its many beautiful parks and lakes, the city has been nicknamed “Garden of the East”. Visit Sakura Tower where you can experience Yangon from above and perhaps treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant on the 22nd floor – where a beautiful view awaits you!

Day 3: Yangon’s local markets and cultural experiences

Even when the first rays of the sun look ahead, you embark on a slightly different tour. Compared to other Asian cities, Yangon has a limited amount of traffic, so it is ideal for exploring the city on foot and seeing how life unfolds on sidewalks, squares and street corners. At the city’s fish market on the Yangon River, you get an experience that few tourists will ever see – here at the markets, fish and various vegetables are prepared for today’s trade. We recommend that you try the local specialty Mohinga – a mild fish soup with noodles and biscuits. Maybe you will also see some of the city’s monks pass by in the hope of getting food donations for the coming days. The monks live primarily on donations from the country’s inhabitants and have a special significance in this religious country. You end the fantastic morning walk at your hotel at 09: 30 where breakfast is served, unless you have already eaten your fill of local specialties during the morning hours. During the rest of the day, you can experience the city’s other sights on your own. We recommend a visit to the mythical Shwedagon Pagoda which is among the world’s largest and most impressive. The 2,500-year-old pagoda is almost 110 meters high and is covered with up to 60 tons of gold. It is a magical experience to see how the color, expression and atmosphere of the pagoda change throughout the day. Early in the morning, the pagoda looks dazzlingly beautiful in the light of the sun’s rays caught in the gold-plated stupas, while at the end of the day, when dusk slowly descends, the pagoda looks almost magical in the enchanting glow of the golden stucco. There is room for devotion and silence when the peace has subsided. (F )

Day 4: Travel on your own

Today you leave the country’s capital and travel further in Myanmar on your own. ( F )

Overnight stays

Two nights at a guesthouse in Yangon

Travel on Your Own in Myanmar