Best things to do in Myanmar in April

Best things to do in Myanmar in April

April is a beautiful period to make a holiday to Myanmar. This pleasant month is the last month of the dry season. It offers changes in landscapes and many remarkable cultural events.
If you come to Myanmar this time, consider our list of 10 Best things to see and do in Myanmar in April

Photo : Michael Jeddah

Road trip and cruise southern Myanmar

From Yangon to Kyakhtiyo, from Mawlamyine to the last shore of Mergui Archipelago, a trip that combines scenic car journey with ocean cruise creates a travel memory that can last for a lifetime. There are chances to immerse in the magical lights of Golden Rock, the sacred cave of Hpa An before indulging in the pristine waters of Andanman sea where you are tempted by untouched beaches, amazing diving sites.

Suggested tour : South Myanmar Road Tour 12 days

water fun festival
Photographer : Sasin Tipchai -

Attend Myanmar New Year

Thing Yan or known as Myanmar New Year is the most exciting festival of the year which is celebrated national wide. It often takes place in the second week of April. While in family, the locals prepare the best meals for family reunion, there are plenty of activities on the street ranging from Buddhist celebration to musical shows.
As a traveler, you should prepare to get wet as the Burmese will shower all the visitors by their pipes, water gun. It is one of the best moments to get fun with the local.
Read more : Practical guide for Thingyan Festival

Take a balloon flight in Inle Lake

To escape from the festive atmosphere, Inle Lake is one of the most intrigue destinations in North Myanmar. Apart from the boat trip which reveals the unique lifestyle on stilt villages, taking a balloon is arguably the best way to appreciate the landscape of Inle Lake. This flight provides stunning view over the floating garden studded lake, picture-perfect hamlets and rugged mountains.

kalaw elephant

Explore Kalaw Elephant Camp

There are many elephant camps in Myanmar but the Green Hill Valley differs itself by providing the home to the retired elephants. This kid-friendly destination also has wide range of ecotourism activities including tree planting. If you are looking for a place to offer fun-activities to your children, make sure you mark this site in your travel bucket list.

Recommended family travel to Kalaw : Burma Family Adventure

yangon painting

Embark on a Yangon art tour

Yangon is not only the business hub of Myanmar, it is also the most living places for art development. The changing of season attracts leads to the varying art inspiration, hence, it is a good time to hunt for a good piece of art. We never know, one day your purchase has so much value !

Horse Riding in Shan State

Myanmar horses are big and strong for real equestrian adventures. Amongst the top riding spots, Shan State ranks first for its rustic trails, pine forest, spacious lakes and thundering waterfalls. If it is not tempting enough, think about the various hill tribes that you may encounters on the road: the colorful Pa Daung, unique Pa O, etc..

pathein sunset

Go off beaten track in Pathein

Pathein is not so visible on the tourism map of Myanmar but it has its own character that you should not miss. From the lush palm forest to the sleepy fishing village, from peaceful beaches to fascinating traditional work of making parasol, there are things to fill a 4 days itinerary both for beach and culture.

Adventure the Goteik Viaduct

Lying between Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipa, Goteik Viaduc was once the world`s highest viaduct. It still remains one of the most awe-inspiring train rides in Asia. You`ll love to interact with the smile locals on the train and capturing the picturesque valley under your feet as the train glides over this hundred-year old rail-bridge.

bagan spices
Photo: Elaine Young

Take a cooking class in Bagan

We recommend you to participate in a cooking class before the Burmese New Year arrives. Why Bagan ? the cuisine of this area is evolving quickly recently thanks to the tourism development. Cooking classes available in the area vary from vegetarian dishes to traditional cuisine. Certainly, you will have chance to scan Nyang U, the main market of the area to uncover the secretive spices of Burmese cuisine.

Explore more : Bagan Day Tours

Practical Information

Myanmar Weather in April

With no rain expected for the whole month, you can expect beautiful weather condition for any travel in Myanmar. There is still a chill winter in the high mountain areas like the foothill of Himalaya range. 
For beach goers, the day time witness the temperature up to 40 degree and drops down to 28 or so in the evening. 

Notices for Travel in April

As the Burmese New Year approaches this month, it is recommended to book all the services in advance. If you travel during the Thingyan festival, it is a must to book all the services needed even the restaurants to avoid any unexpected surprises.
Travel agencies, ticketing offices will close at least 3 days during the new year. 
We are still available on phone for tour operation. 

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