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Expert Advice: Planning a Family Holiday to Myanmar (Burma) with Kids

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If you’re keen to plan a family holiday to Myanmar (Burma), mama, check out our expert tips to ensure safe and smooth travels!

Been to Burma yet, mama? Everyone we know who’s been has raved about it, but between visas and tricky internal travel, there’s something that just seems a bit daunting about planning a trip there, particularly with kids.

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Burma is a unique and beautiful country that’s only recently opened fully up to tourists, but of course that’s part of its charm, as in addition to its varying landscape and rich culture, it’s a bit like stepping back in time!

We spoke with the travel experts at Scott Dunn, who’ve got over 30 years’ experience planning luxury tailor-made holidays for families around the world. With first-hand knowledge of all their properties and every area or attraction they send you to, their travel consultants are ace planners so you can relax knowing your holiday is in safe hands, mama.

We asked the team at Scott Dunn for some of their top tips on taking a family vacay to Burma:

Burma is best for older kids

There are many wonders to discover in Burma, but travel is usually a bit easier with children over age 8, particularly as most Burma itineraries include multiple internal flights with early starts, which can be quite tiring for younger travelers.

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The best time to visit Burma…

Is from November through March, when temperatures are pleasantly warm in the daytime and crisp at night, especially in the higher elevation parts of the country like Inle Lake. This time of year is also less rainy, make it ideal for sightseeing.

There are amazing adventures to be had

Whether you want to trek through remote villages to meet tribal hill communities, visit monasteries to witness school lessons taking place, feed elephants, explore colourful markets by bicycle, take a horse and cart through Bagan, enjoy a private cruise down the Irrawaddy River, or simply relax on the beach, Burma is packed with experiences that will amaze children and parents alike with each day’s new discovery.

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Not sure where to start?

Scott Dunn’s 13-night Family Holiday to Burma for Teenagers is perfect for adventure-seekers. Highlights include:

  • A private guide taking you through Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
  • Exploring the colonial Rangoon markets to wintess local life firsthand
  • Flying to Heho and driving to Green Hill Elephant Camp, a sort of retirement home for former working elephants
  • Cycling to Heho and passing through local Danu tribal villages, farms, and stunning countryside
  • Boarding your own private boat to Inle Lake to expore its amazing caves filled with countless golden Buddhas and watching expert local fishermen
  • Flying to Mandalay to witness monks collect alms
  • An off-the-beaten-track walk through Pan Nyo Village, where 4,000 water buffalo cultivate the fertile land
  • Visiting Gu Kyaung Monastic School, home to many young Buddhist monks

Even if your kids aren’t quite teenagers, Scott Dunn takes each and every family member into account, with particular consideration for the age of each child and along with what activities and pace are appropriate. The result is a highly personalised itinerary that is completely family-friendly, meaning your brood can explore places and cultures far and wide, confident that your family is safe, happy, and in for a truly inspiring adventure!

To learn more and start planning your Burma family holiday, mama, visit or call (+65) 3158 6530 to talk with a travel consultant today.

Scott Dunn, Tel: (+65) 3158 6530,

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