Tours to Burma

As the largest country in south-east Asia, Burma (now known as Myanmar) offers a huge treasure trove of exotic pagodas, temples and striking landscapes for visitors to explore. This little-visited country remains unspoilt, giving travellers the opportunity to experience the true character, unique culture and untouched landscapes during our tours to Burma. 

Where to explore during our wonderful Burma holidays

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking scenery, magnificent architecture and delicious traditional cuisine throughout this beautiful country. Whichever Burma tour you choose, you can fully immerse yourself in the fascinating culture - largely a result of heavy Chinese and Indian influences, but also characterised by unique local traditions.

Take to the water on a wonderful Burma river cruise, where you will discover vast alluvial flats, limestone rockeries and Buddhist monasteries. Burma’s longest river, The Irrawaddy River, is still the main commercial route through the country, linking the main towns Mandalay, Bagan with Rangoon. It has five tributaries, one of which is the exciting Chindwin. By travelling in a specialist colonial steamer suited to the unique topography, our river cruises in Burma allow you to experience landscapes that would be impossible to reach any other way.

Of course, our Burma holidays would not be complete without admiring the awe-inspiring temples that light up the landscape. Packed full of archaeological treasures, Bagan is truly a magical city unlike any other. With 3,000 unique pagodas to explore, this UNESCO World Heritage site is said to be one of the most remarkable religious cities in the world. Admire golden pagodas that stand tall above the green canopy, meander through local markets and watch the sunset over the Irrawaddy on one of our Burma tours.

When to go on tours to Burma

Burma has a tropical monsoon climate and experiences three unique seasons each year. The hot and dry season between March and May brings high temperatures of up to 40 degrees, with little to no rainfall. The wet season follows from May to October, when high precipitation and humidity sets in. After this, cool and dry weather can be enjoyed between October and February, with temperatures usually between 20 and 25 degrees.

We believe that holidays and river cruises in Burma are best enjoyed in the cool season from October to February. Temperatures in the 20s and little rainfall provide comfortable conditions ideal for exploration.

Why go on Burma holidays with Jules Verne?

Burma has a tropical monsoon climate and experiences three unique seasons each year. The hot and dry season between March and May brings high temperatures of up to 40 degrees, with little to no rainfall. The wet season follows from May to October, when high precipitation and humidity sets in. After this, cool and dry weather can be enjoyed between October and February, with temperatures usually between 20 and 25 degrees.

We believe that holidays and river cruises in Burma are best enjoyed in the cool season from October to February. Temperatures in the 20s and little rainfall provide comfortable conditions ideal for exploration.

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Weather & Climate

The hottest period is between February and May, when there is little or no rain and temperatures can rise above 40°C. The rainy season is generally from May to October, giving way to dry, cooler weather from October to February.

When to go

Overall, the best months to visit are from November to February. However, March and August to October are less busy with visitors.