- Accommodation in the listed or similar hotels on twin/double sharing basis.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (Daily breakfast).
- All internal airfares within Myanmar.
- English speaking local Guides.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
Trip Does Not Include
- Lunch and dinner in Myanmar.
- International airfares.
- Drinks, tipping, laundry, phone and other expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade, illness, accident etc.
- Travel insurance.
- Emergency evacuation and medical transportation.
Best time to Travel
The best time to travel to Myanmar is from November through February. The weather is wonderfully cool both during the day and at night. You will enjoy wonderful sunny days. The country is vibrant green right after the long monsoon rains. The chances of rain is very slim or none. October and March are also fine 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
Remaining validity of your passport on the last day of your tour must be minimum 6 months and make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stickers, arrival and departure seals. You will need a valid tourist visa for travel to Myanmar and you need to obtain it beforehand. Please contact the nearest Myanmar Embassy for visa application.
Tour Start and Finish Points:
Tour starts and concludes at Yangon International Airport. After completing immigration and custom formalities, exit the airport and meet your guide and driver outside. You can arrange your international airfare to Yangon and return on your own or let us know if you need any help.
Note on the itinerary
We will try our best to adhere to the itinerary but for various reason such as flight cancellation, weather problem or other reasons beyond our control, itinerary is subject to change. The hotels listed are our preferred properties and are subject to change.
You have options of superior and deluxe hotels in the cities. Superior hotels are usually mid-range properties, rated three or four star properties by local standard. Deluxe hotels are usually four or five star properties by local standard. We will use the best available where choices are limited. Hotels are usually small and some of them resort style with local architecture. You will have en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water. The hotels are adequately comfortable.
If the preferred hotels listed in the itinerary are not available at the time we initiate reservation, we will book you in comparable alternative hotels. Due to limited availability, sometime we need to downgrade or upgrade the hotels and you will be advised of the price adjustment and request for your cooperation. Recently, tourist influx in Myanmar has remarkably increased and there is huge demand of accommodation.
The tour features daily breakfast in the hotels. Breakfasts are usually full breakfast but some restaurants provide continental style half breakfast only. If you are on a long day excursion, then you are provided with the packed lunch.
During Christmas and New Year Eve, hotels may enforce compulsory gala dinner that you will pay the hotel directly. In the towns, there are wide ranges of restaurant choices and you can expect to spend $10-12 per meal in a decent tourist standard restaurant. Most of your hotels do have in-house restaurants.
The tour includes local English speaking Tour Guides. On small and independent tours, the tour guide will be different in different towns. They are local, college graduate and knowledgeable individuals with proven track record of highest customer satisfaction.
Depending on the group size, we use Japanese or Korean made Sedan Cars, SUV, Minivan or coach. Vehicle will change as you fly from one town to the other.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is basically motor vehicle based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with normal health condition. There are some village hikes, which are easy and less than two hours with few exceptions. The trip also involves some boating experiences.
Booking and Cancellation
When you are sure you are traveling to Myanmar, please don't delay in booking. After relaxation of the travel bans from the western countries, there is huge influx of travelers to Myanmar. The tourists' arrival in 2012 was almost two times than in 2012 but accommodation and other infrastructure were not prepared. So, there is huge demand of tourist standard accommodation, flight and guides. So, it's important to book the trip as early as possible.
We request a deposit of US$ 300 to initiate the reservation. You need to complete the trip registration form and provide us with a copy of the photo page of your passport. After the reservation is processed, we come back to you with the confirmed list of hotels with adjustment in invoice, in case of any circumstantial upgrade or downgrade of the hotels. Some hotels also ask for a non-refundable deposit. And some internal airfares will have to be instantly purchased. So, we will request the second payment that covers the internal airfare and the hotel deposits.
Balance payment will be due 90 days prior departure. Credit card payment, except on the initial deposit, attracts additional fee of 3.5%. Personal checks or wire transfers are welcome. When you are making payment by check or credit card, it must be from the travelers account.
- 180 days prior departure: No penalty unless stated as non-refundable.
- 90 days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 300 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 45 days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 30 days to 44 days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than 30 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. that 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. Our trips do not cover any of these expenses or losses and so we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions.