Travel Tips

Location

Myanmar is situated in Southeast  Asia and is bordered on the north and northeast by China; on the east and southeast  Laos and Thailand;on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay  of Bengal; and on the west by Bangladesh and India.It is located between latitude 09 degree 32’N and 28 degree 31’N and longitudes 92 degree 10’E and 101degree 11’E.

Area

The country covers an area of 677,000square kilometers(261,228 square miles)ranging 936kilometers(581miles)from east to west and 2,051 kilometers(1,275miles)from north to south.

Population :60million (2010census)

Climate

The climate of Myanmar is domainated by tropical climate with three general seasons.

(1)The rainy seasons from mid-May to mid-October with average temperature 25-30C.
(2)The cool seasons(Winter)from mid-October to mid-February with average temperature 20-24C and Kalaw (South West of Shan State)and Kyaing Tong(Eastern Shan State),day/night time temperature is only around 10C/5C in Winter.
(3)The hot season(summer)from mid-February to mid-May with average temperatures 30-35C.

The best time to visit  Myanmar is from October to mid-May.

Time

GMT + 6 ½ hours

International Flights

Yangon has direct air-links with Bangkok,Singapore,Hong Kong,Kuala Lumpur,Kolkata, Vietnam,Chaingmai a Kumming.

The Myanmar Airways International,Thai Airways,Bangkok Airways,Silk Air,Malaysia Airline,India Airline,Vietnam Airlines,China southern Airlines,China Eastern  Airlines,Air Asia,Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Air China operated scheduled Flight in and out of Yangon.

China Eastern Airlines fly to Mandalay.Air Bagan fly Yangon-Chaing Mai-Yangon.All the international Flights *

Yangon International Airport

Airport Code RGN

Location  : The airport is situated 16km(10miles)northwest of Yangon

Ground Transport : Metered Taxis are available.

Facilities : There are a few  restaurants and bars available

Mandalay International Airport

Airport Code MDL

Location : The airport is situated 35km (21miles)east of Mandalay,approximately an hour’s drive from the city center.

Ground  Transport : Taxis are available to city center,appromixately an hour’s drive.

Domestic Travel & Transporation

Domestic air services have greatly improved over recent years. Howeve, railways, bus,steamer services still needs improvement for the convenience of visitors.The clients will travel by reliable Air Mandalay or Asian  Wings Airways or Air Bagan ATR-flights and by air-con vehicle.Baggage allowance on domestic flights is limited to 20kg.Excess luggage can be left in Yangon hotels for collection on return from upcountry.

Air-conditioned coaches,mini vans and cars can be arranged for tours inside the country.In remote areas,air-conditioned car or bus may not always be available and travelers are advised that the conditions of roads in Myanmar are not the same. Due to poor road conditions,long distance overland travel generally takes longer than the traveler might expect,averaging only 45-50 kilometers per hour.

Entry Visa

Valid Passport with Entry Visa is required for all visitors to Myanmar.Visa can be obtained at any Myanmar Embassy or Consulate abroad.Visa Fee is US $30 per pax.For clinets who have Myanmar embassy,and can’t apply for visa in their own country,we can arrange for Visa on arrival.

Passport & Visa

A separate visa is required for each child over seven years of age,even if travelling on their parent’s passport.Tourist visas are valid for two months from the date of issue for stays of 28days in Myanmar.Business visas are valid for three months or six months from date of issue,depending on the granted.

Documents Required for Visa on Arrival

Please send us following information at least 3weeks ahead of the arrival date.After Visa is approved,we will send you  the document and in the mean time will inform the respective international airline to let them check in without Visa in the passport yet.

  • Full name(as appear on passport)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Father name
  • Home address
  • Confirmed arrivals flight number with booking reference code (PNR)
  • 1copy of photo(file is not bigger than 1000KB)

Visa fees & service charge is USD 40/pax.This price is subject to change and varies between nationals.

After Visa is approved,we will inform your international flight to let you check in without Visa in your passport.So it is important for us to know your international(arrival & departure)flight number and your booking reference (PNR code).

Health

There are no compulsory vaccinations but it is advisable to take precautions against malaria.Prescription drugs are not widely available and visitors should bring any required medication with them.

Insect repellents are recommended,in conjunction with other measures to prevent mosquito bites.The sun can be remarkably hot so a hat and sun block cream is advisable.