Passionate travellers know that Myanmar has landscapes of temples and jungle-covered mountains, long rivers, ancient cities and – most surprisingly of all – spectacular beaches.
The gorgeous west coast resorts are peaceful and pretty perfect for younger kids. Older kids will love the beaches too, just make sure to let them see some of the country before settling down by the sea.
Flights from the UK to Yangon and Mandalay all year round take between 14 and 16 hours.
Daily flights from Yangon to Ngapali on the west coast take under one hour.
The Pyu Ancient Cities in Central Myanmar are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Buddhism in South East Asia.
Fantastic beach resorts, historic hotels in Yangon’s Colonial Quarter, international five star hotels in Bagan and charming family villas on the west coast.
Myanmar isn’t a secret but it is significantly less touristy and developed than most other East Asian countries.
Colourful annual festivals like Yangon’s Pagoda Festival in February; Lake Inle Boat Festival in October; Taunggyi Balloon Festival in November.
The country’s strong family-centred culture’ s warm and inclusive for kids.
Myanmar’s dense with rainforest, out of bounds in the north and proceed-with-caution on the Thailand border. The country’s dynamic rainy season is famously dramatic and often isolates entire regions. Domestic flights are the best way to cover longer distances and manage a multi-centre family holiday. In historic cities travelling around in tuk-tuk and taxis is the norm – more adventurous types can try ox or horse drawn carts. Cycle tours are a fantastic way to engage kids with heritage sites. There are overnight train services to Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali but, standards vary, so check before booking.