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The best travel season for Laos and Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia
Be it relaxing on Myanmar's shores, wearing your hiking shoes for a hike or visiting the Vientiane culture - or all that - you won't miss out on a tour to Myanmar and Laos. The purpose of this guidebook is to help you make the most of your holiday by giving you the information you need to choose the right season for your holiday.
Laos and Myanmar can be reached at any season, but remember that these two lands have a sandy area. That means that there are two peak season, the wet season and the drought; a third, the hottest season, can also be detected. The drought is the best season to explore the Myanmar (Burma) beach in Ngapali, as many of the resort are closed during the severe monsoons.
As there will be more travelers when you are travelling in the dry season, it will be more costly. The dry season is definitely the season to go to Burma's seaside resort that closes in the wet season. Mandalay, Myanmar's capitol, has mean highs between 82°F (28°C) and 90°F (32°C) from October to February, although they can drop to 57°F (14°C) during the nights of December to February.
A similar situation is seen in Vientiane, the capitol of Laos, where average annual freezing points are between 17°C (63°F) and 30°C (86°F). Myanmar's Inle Lake can be a cold break during the year. In Laos, the weather increases significantly during the high season and can be as high as 38°C (100°F). When you are considering visiting the Bagan Temple in Myanmar during the hottest season, remember that you could have an even hottest time of the year, with sometimes as high as 104°F (40°C).
It is muggiest in March and April, but if you are planning your journey for the high season, you can recover from the high temperature by driving to Inle Lake to the northern side, where it remains a little chillier in these hotter seasons. In April, the New Year festival breaks out on the roads of the Lao and Myanmar municipalities, which are characterised by the traditional way of canoeing.
During the rainy season - sometimes also known as the monsoon season - Myanmar and Laos experience the greatest rains, but you may be amazed to know that the climate is not as poor as you might think. In Myanmar's capitol Yangon, for example, it only rains an average of nine rainy nights even in the wetest month.
The other name for the rainy season is "Green Season", which means the vivid green of the flora at this season - especially the rapeseason. Also, fewer travelers at this season, so you can experience places like Bagan and Luang Prabang with fewer nearby locals (although you are expecting more locals in Luang Prabang in September or October when kite races take place on the Nam Khan River).
And of course you don't need to spend as much on accommodation during the rainy season. While there are many benefits to traveling in the rainy season, it may not be the best season to plan an adventure in the Vang Vieng karst in Laos, where the Nam Song River runs much quicker than usual.
The trails can also be slick - also a danger when you think about exploring the mountainous regions of Kalaw and Pindaya in Burma. You plan a journey to Laos & Burma? Learn more about our small group multi-country trips to Burma.