- Accommodation on the choice of your 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 as per itinerary.
The 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.
- Myanmar Visa.
Note on the Itinerary
We will try our best to adhere to the itinerary. But for various reasons such as flight cancellation, weather problem, or other causes beyond our control, the itinerary is subject to change. The hotels listed are our preferred properties and are subject to change.
Best time to Travel
The best time to travel to Myanmar is from November through February. The weather is wonderfully cold both during the day and at night. You will enjoy beautiful sunny days. The country is vibrant green right after the long monsoon rains. The chances of rain are very slim or none. October and March are also subtle but slightly warmer. The hottest months are April and May, temperature exceeding 100 °F, particularly the areas of Bagan and May and also the humidity is very high. The monsoon begins from mid-May or early June and lasts through early summer. During monsoon time, it's a bit cooler, but the roads become impassable.
Passport, Visa and Travel Documents
You will need to apply for Myanmar Visa beforehand from the nearest Myanmar Embassy. Remaining validity on your passport must be six months on the last date of the tour. And make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stickers, arrival, and departure seals.
Accommodation will be in mid-range to first-class hotels where choices are available and the best available in the remote areas with limited options. All the hotels do provide an en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water.
Trip includes daily breakfast only in the hotel. Usually, there will be full breakfast, but some hotels do provide continental half breakfast only. During the tour, there will be lunch breaks. You need to budget US$ 12-15 per meal.
Your tour is escorted by English speaking local Guides whom you will meet at the airport upon arrival. Guide and driver are not the same people. And guides in different cities will be different persons, especially when you are taking flight from one city to another.
Depending on the group size, we use Japanese or Korean made Sedan Cars, SUV, Minivan, or coach. Our vehicles are clean, well maintained, and drivers are trained to drive western travelers.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is a motor vehicle-based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with a normal health condition. There are some optional village hikes, which are easy and less than two hours with few exceptions. If you are not used to hiking, you can always skip it.
But travelers are advised to stay fit and start some mild exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling at least 2-3 months ahead of the trip. The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the journey.
Booking and Cancellation
When you are sure you are traveling, please don't delay in booking. We request a non-refundable deposit of US$ 300 at the time of booking. It is possible to charge a deposit on your credit card.
Balance payment is due 90 days before your departure. Depending on the number of applicants, we may set an early payment date. Credit card payment attracts an additional fee of 3.5%.
- Ninety days before departure: US$ 150 administrative fee.
- Sixty days before departure: US$ 300 per person or 25% of the trip cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to Fifty-nine days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to Forty-four days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than thirty days: 100%.
Travel Protection Plan
While we plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless, there may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, 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 get ill or involve in an accident 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.