Traveling to Myanmar is a unique experience! Wild Times specializes in organizing tailor-made journeys. Guided by your ideas and preferences we create an itinerary that suits you and your travel companions best! To give you an idea of the possibilities you will find some example itineraries below, though it goes without saying that organizing tailor-made programs is what we do best.
Myanmar is open to foreigners once more and it is a breathtaking country. This tour in Myanmar will take you to a number of highlights in Myanmar. You will visit the former capital Yangon, the vast and historic temple plains in Bagan, Mandalay with the magnificent former royal cities surrounding it, and finally the famous Inle Lake.
In het bijzondere en authentieke Myanmar volgen hoogtepunten zich in rap tempo op. Drukbezochte hedendaagse tempels en bezienswaardigheden uit een ver verleden wisselen elkaar af en bieden een geweldige rondreis voor jong en oud.
Myanmar has once more regained its well-earned popularity. During this Myanmar tour you travel as a local through Yangon, get a taste of the Mon culture, pay a visit to Mandalay, Inle Lake and create lots of memories that will stay with you for a long time! This tour is designed to show you the many different faces of Myanmar.
Downtown Yangon, also known as Rangoon, dates from the time of the English colonization which can been seen clearly while admiring the impressive architecture and street plan. Though not officially the capital of Myanmar, Yangon is exactly that in terms of population and economic importance. Yangon has the world's largest gold reserves, found at the stupa Shwedagon Pagoda. Around the pagoda the historical 1988 student uprisings took place and it was here that Aung San Suu Kyi spoke to his people.
Once the summer capital of the Raj in Burma, Pyin U Lwin still has some of the 'hill station' look and feel to it, which makes it unique. Due to its history as a summer capital and military centre of the Indian Army during British dominance, it has both a large Indian population and strong Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian communitues.
A visit to Mandalay will take you back in time. Its narrow streets are a direct reminder of the British colonisation era. Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar and is an importan business centre for the country. Despite of its modernisation, Mandalay is widely regarded as the cultural and religious capital of Myanmar. In Mandalay's city centre you will find the royal palace and a lot of original Birmese architecture such as the monasteries of Shwenandaw Kyaung and Shwe In Bin Kyaung.
Inle Lake in southern Shan State is a vast natural lake surrounded by traditional Shan villages. On the lake itself the Intha people have been living for many centuries in villages built entirely on stilts. Ride a private motorboat around the lake. Discover its natural beauty, visit the floating gardens, see some of the famous leg rowers, and have a cup of tea at a local family’s house. On and around the lake, traditional markets are held in different villages according to a 5-day rotating schedule. Visit one of these colourful markets frequented by Shan and PaO people. A visit to a local cheroot factory (where the Burmese cigars are made), floating tomato gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Intha Heritage house - where the Burmese cats are bred - are some of the attractions of Inle Lake
Bagan is one of the former capitals of Myanmar. Founded in 849, was the capaital of the Pagan empire and in that time the largest city of Asia. Its 2000 budhhist temples, ruins and stupas are silent witnesses of its prime time. No words can describe the beauty of this area, a must see. Because of its historical importance and beauty, Bagan has been name a World Heritage site and is referred to as the eight architectonic wonder of the world.
Van het voormalig Britse station van Kalaw kun je meerdaagse tochten naar Inle Lake ondernemen en overnachten in dorpjes die je onderweg tegen komt. Ook in het Noorden in de Shan provincie bij Hsipaw kun je trekkings doen. Een ideale manier om het platteland en het echte leven van Myanmar te beleven!
In the far south, relatively neglected until recent years, there are new opportunities now. In the Mergui Archipelago you can take fantastic live aboard cruises (with or without scuba diving) and stay on lovely sailing ships.
A unique way to explore the area around Mandalay is by motorbike. The traffic in Mandalay is rather chaotic so it is important to be able to ride well, but once outside the city a motorbike gives wonderful freedom. Away from the beaten track, a motorbike is ideal to explore the Myanmar. You drive on almost empty high ways and discover remote areas, discover villages and neighborhoods where foreigners seldom come, and a great way to explore the temple areas outside Mandalay.
A balloon flight over Bagan offers a unique view of the temples, its breathtaking sunrise and gives you the joy of a champagne breakfast after your balloon flight. Sailing silently over the impressive landscape makes a balloon flight over Bagan something that you will remember for the rest of your lives.
Best time to travel
De beste reistijd voor Myanmar zijn de maanden oktober tot en met januari. In deze periode is het over het algemeen droog en zonnig.
De maanden februari tot en met april zijn het heetst met temperaturen tot ver boven de 35 graden. Omdat het niet vochtig is, is deze hitte wel beter te verdragen dan de klamme hitte in andere tropische landen.
De warme en droge maanden worden gevolgd door de moessonregens die vanuit het zuidwesten Myanmar binnen komen. Vooral in juli en augustus is er in het zuiden van Myanmar redelijk veel neerslag. Een voordeel is dat deze periode heel groen is en dus uitzonderlijk mooi.
In de maanden oktober tot en met maart zijn de prijzen van de accommodatie een stuk hoger. Myanmar wordt in november en februari het meest bezocht.
Overzicht van de gemiddelde temperaturen en neerslag in Myanmar: