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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘mingălaba’
(min-gă-la-ba)
Burmese
Plug combo cg
Electricity
230V/50hz
More on electricity
Nov-Feb
Best time to go
Dry

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$50
  • Hostel or guesthouse: US$10–40
  • Local restaurant or street-stall meal: US$2–6
  • One day's bicycle hire: US$1–2
Midrange
US$50–150
  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$40–70
  • Two-course meal in midrange restaurant: US$5–15
  • Trekking Kalaw to Inle Lake: US$30 per person per day
  • Boat to Bagan: US$42
Top end (more than)
US$150
  • Double room in top-end hotel: US$100–500
  • Meal in top-end restaurant: US$25–45
  • Driver and guide: US$100 per day
  • Fine lacquerware bowl: US$200

Visas

Everyone requires a visa. Single-entry tourist visas last 28 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Myanmar (Burma) from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
MMR
Yangon
Go Nov–Feb
Mar – May
36239674
Jun – Aug
30238773
Sep – Nov
33239073
Dec – Feb
33189265
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F
M
A
M
J
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A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Myanmar (Burma)

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Flights to Myanmar (Burma)

The best price found from United States to Myanmar (Burma) is on January 12th, 2019, travelling with Alaska Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

DCA
Washington Ronald Reagan
from $647.00
RGN
Yangon

Getting around Myanmar (Burma)

A few remote destinations are accessible only by plane or boat, but many others, including key tourist sites, can be reached by road or rail. Poor, overstretched infrastructure means travellers must have patience and a tolerance for discomfort.

Flights Fast; reasonably reliable schedules; the safety record of local airlines is much better than it was.

Bus Frequent; reliable services; speed depends on state of road and bus; overnight trips save on accommodation.

Car Total flexibility but can be expensive; some destinations require a government-approved guide and driver.

Boat Chance to interact with locals and pleasant for sightseeing, but slow, uncomfortable and only covers a few destinations.

Train Interaction with locals and countryside views, but uncomfortable, slow and with long delays.

Health and safety

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