- Accommodation on twin sharing in a mix of superior and deluxe category hotels.
- Daily breakfast in the hotel.
- All transfers and tours by a private vehicle.
- English speaking local guides.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- Internal airfares Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay and back to Yangon.
- All sightseeing, cruise, and hikes per itinerary.
Trip Does Not Include
- Lunch and dinner.
- International airfare to Yangon and return.
- Airport taxes.
- Drinks, tipping, laundry, phone, and other expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events due to nature and unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation, illness, accident, civil unrest, etc.
- Travel insurance.
You need a Myanmar visa beforehand. You can apply for a visa at the nearest Myanmar embassy. Since September 2014, you can also apply eVisa online. You will receive your eVisa by email within five working days.
Myanmar eVisa Online
We offer a choice of superior (3-4 star) and deluxe (4-5 star) properties and the best available where options are limited. All the hotels provide a private bathroom with running hot and cold water. Most hotels offer toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, and you should bring your toiletry supplies as well. Hairdryer and iron are available on request. There is friendly local staff in the hotels.
The tour includes daily breakfast at your hotel, usually in buffet style. There is no lunch and dinner included except the farewell dinner on the last night of the trip. Please budget $10-15 per meal for lunch and dinner. Most hotels have on-site restaurants, and they serve Burmese, Chinese, Thai, and western-style cuisines.
We will be using station guides for small groups. That means guide change when you fly from one city to the other. But if the group size exceeds ten persons or more, we will provide one accompanying guide throughout the tour. Our guide will be a local college graduate, fluent in English and certified by local authorities. Your guide will bring the necessary vouchers and air ticket copies. They will help you check in the flight and coordinate with the driver and porters.
Depending on group size, we will use Sedan Car (for two persons), Japanese Toyota Hiace minivan for 3-8 persons and Toyota Coaster or luxury coach for group 9 persons and above. Vehicles are air-conditioned all the time.
Please note that traveler checks cannot be used in Myanmar yet, a credit card is acceptable at some upscale restaurants and some hotels with a certain surcharge of 3-8%. ATM is also available at major cities like Yangon & Mandalay and can withdraw the cash local currency Kyats (Not USD). Master logo card (like Metro Master Card, Cirrus Master Card) can withdraw from CB Bank’s ATM. Visa & Master Card can withdraw from KBZ Bank’s ATM. 24 hrs service, service charges Kyat 5000/ transaction, maximum Kyat 300,000/ transaction, maximum Kyat 1,000,000 within 24 hours.
We still recommend visitors bring sufficient cash (best in US Dollars, but Euros also increasingly accepted) to exchange to local currency (kyat). And make any purchases or additional payments as Internet Connection can be miserable sometimes. Please bring new US Dollar bills (featuring "big heads" instead of "small heads") that are not creased, torn, and not marked. In Myanmar, they do not accept the serial numbers starting with CB due to rumors these series are counterfeit. Note that larger notes get a better exchange rate, but smaller notes are useful for some purchases.
Booking Deposit and Payment Schedule
We request you to deposit US$ 300 along with the completed trip registration. Usually, balance payment is due 90 days before departure, but we may also ask you for a second payment if need be. Payment by credit card except the initial deposit will attract an additional 3.5% fee. We reserve the right to refuse a certain form of payment.
Cancellation and refund
We must receive a notice of cancellation and refund in written form.
• One hundred eighty days prior departure: No penalty unless stated as non-refundable.
• Ninety days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person
• Sixty-Eighty-nine days before departure: US$ 300 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
• Forty-five days to Fifty-nine days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
• Thirty days to Forty-forty days before departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
• Less than Thirty days: 100%.
Cancellation and refund of air tickets cost will be as per rules and regulations of the concerned airlines plus a service charge of US$ 25 per segment will be levied. Cancellation terms and conditions of certain services may vary, which we will inform per case to case basis.
No refund or adjustment to other services will be made for any unused land or air services for any reason whatsoever once the tour begins. We highly recommend that all travelers purchase trip cancellation insurance.
We reserve the right to cancel any trip before departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistical problems that may impede trip operations. We also reserve the right to refuse your participation in the tour with or without any reason. So, please do not purchase your international airfare until we confirm your participation on the trip.
Final trip dossier
We will send you a comprehensive trip dossier about two months before the trip date. The trip dossier includes the final itinerary, list of confirmed hotels and flights, and service details. The document will also cover travel notes, including weather, packing suggestions, currency information, etc.
We plan and do our best that your trip goes as planned. But there are always chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather conditions, and flight cancellation or missed connection or loss of baggage, etc. It may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip, putting your hard-earned travel investment in jeopardy. It's also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation, or medical transportation when you are traveling in remote areas. Far & High's tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses. We strongly recommend that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions.