Myanmar- Culture

Myandmar Practical Information

What to Expect – Day to Day Experiences

“Years of isolation have kept Myanmar an unspoiled gem, with creaking teak monasteries and temples of stone, gracefully ageing in a cycle-paced society. Myanmar is truly an extraordinary country – its people, its landscapes and its culture are all unique. Travellers who visit Myanmar are welcomed by gentle, smiling people and some of the world’s most impressive monuments”. Wanderlust


British citizens require a visa. Passports have to be valid for 6 months. Validity of visa from date of issue: 3 months


Getting around Burma can be slow and rough- the roads are full of potholes and ox carts, cramped buses, lorries and bicycles are the norm for transport here. So relax, be patient and go at their speed and take in the wonderful views and ever present culture.


Adequate travel insurance is mandatory for everyone who participates in a Pioneer expedition. Please bring a copy of your insurance policy and contact numbers to give to your expedition leader in case of illness or accident.

Myanmar Weather – when to travel

During the summer months in the UK certain Burmese regions are experiencing their wet season, however due to the country’s size the rain is avoidable.

Generally the best time to visit is during the dry season which falls between November and April.

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