Burma: When to go
Burma has three seasons: from September to February the daytime temperature is about 20-24°C with cool evenings; March to May is hot (about 30-35°C) but dry; and June to September is the rainy season with temperatures of 25-30°C. Burma is best visited between November and April, but it is possible to visit Burma all year round, even during the wet season. Yangon normally receives morning and afternoon showers while rainfall in Bagan and Mandalay is very low. The weather around Inle Lake and Southern Shan State is usually quite pleasant all year round but cold at night from December to February. Flights to Ngapali Beach often don't operate from June - September and hotels here close during this period.
From the UK you would fly to Yangon via Bangkok.
Visas are required by all visitors to Burma and are valid for 28 days. A visa can be obtained before entering Burma. As of 1st May 2010, it is also possible for all nationalities to obtain a Visa on arrival at Yangon & Mandalay International Airports. Please contact your consultant for more information.
For information on vaccinations and health requirements, we suggest that you contact your GP or a travel clinic such as Fit For Travel at least 2 months prior to departure for advice and to arrange immunisations. Recommended vaccinations for travel to Burma are polio, tetanus, typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis A. We also recommend that you take anti-malarial tablets, but please consult your doctor for his/her advice.
Flying times from UK
Yangon: 15 hours 15 minutes not direct