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TRAVELLER TIPS

Traveller Tips in Myanmar

 

Credit Card: Credit cards and Foreign currency (except USD) are not widely use in Myanmar. Bringing US Dollar in cash is strongly recommended.

 

Exchange rate: There is floating Exchange rate in Myanmar. (Exchange rate 1 USD = approx. 1300 kyat on 01.12.2015.)

 

Arrival: At international arrival and or at relates domestic airport, our guide will welcome by Nature Dream Travel signboard. On signboard, we will write “Client's Name".

 

Delivery of service voucher: Domestic tickets and all hotel service vouchers will deliver to visitor's hand when they arrive to Myanmar. (by your guide or hotel reception)

 

Domestic flight check-in: Domestic flight check-in time is at least 2 hr ahead. And subject to change.

 

Do you need to change your USD to FEC? At the airport, there is no compulsory to change USD 200 to FEC 200 (Foreign exchange certificate).

 

Drinking Water: Check bottle water tap before drink.

 

Passport & Visa: A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all tourists & businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. Both Tourist Visa & Business Visa are valid for 28 days, extendible to 14 days for tourists & 3 months or business.

 

Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism to chartered flights and cruises & to those package groups where Myanmar Foreign Missions are not stationed. Visa on arrival can also e arranged on special basis to package group tours applicable three days in advance to the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism. At present, Myanmar extends visa free facilities for ASEAN Government Officials holding diplomatic and official passports.

 

Overland entry is permitted to Thai tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy, Mongla and Kawthaung checkpoints along Myanmar-Thai Border; and similarly for Chinese tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Lwe-je, Nam Kham, Muse, Chin Shew Haw, Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mong Lar along Myanmar-China Border.

 

Climate & Weather: Myanmar has three "seasons": - (1) Hot Season (March to May), (2) Rainy Season (June to September), (3) Cool Season (October to February). The ideal time to visit Myanmar is during the cool season.  

 

 

Yangon
Average Temp oC

Mandalay
Average Temp oC

Bagan
Average Temp oC

Inle
Average Temp oC

Kyaing Tong
Average Temp oC

Sittwe/
Maurk Oo
Average Temp oC

Beaches
Average Temp oC

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Jan

18

33

29

14

14

29

04

24

12

30

16

28

16

28

Feb

19

35

16

32

16

32

05

26

05

26

17

30

16

28

Mar

21

37

20

36

20

36

10

29

22

30

22

28

22

28

Apr

25

38

25

38

25

39

15

30

25

34

26

30

26

30

May

25

35

26

37

27

38

18

30

25

34

26

31

26

31

Jun

25

30

26

35

26

34

20

27

26

35

27

32

27

32

Jul

24

30

26

34

26

34

20

27

28

32

27

30

27

30

Aug

24

30

25

34

26

34

19

27

26

32

27

30

27

30

Sep

24

30

25

33

26

34

20

27

28

32

27

30

27

30

Oct

24

32

24

33

24

33

18

27

24

32

25

28

25

28

Nov

23

32

19

30

20

31

13

25

22

30

22

28

22

28

Dec

19

32

15

28

15

29

7

24

18

30

18

28

18

28

 

 

Travel Insurance : Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling inside of the Myanmar. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We are strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour; including the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

 

Clothes in Myanmar: Cotton clothing and a light wrap on evening during winter season (between Oct and Feb) are recommended. When visiting temples, pagodas or other places of religious worship, it is necessary to dress modestly, as any kind of revealing clothing’s is frowned upon in Myanmar. Removal of all footwear and socks is necessary before entering all places of religious worship.

 

Shopping: Best buys include lacquer wares, silver, wood and stone carvings, hand-woven silks and cottons, gems, ‘Kalaga’ embroidered tapestries, traditional puppets and tribal handicrafts. All gems and jewellery purchases should be made through a government authorized dealer. Please ask licensed voucher from shop to show at the airport at departure time. (This voucher will also guarantee for real gems.). Bargaining is essential for all souvenirs shopping.

 

Food: Burmese cuisine uses rice or noodles as staple dishes, usually served with a variety of side dishes: curries with meat or fish, vegetable, salads, soup, condiments etc. Curries tend to be less chilli-hot than Thai versions. Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants are also found in major cities, but European cuisine is mostly confined to major hotels at present. Travellers are advised against eating from street or market stalls.

 

Taking Photo: Take plenty of film, as locally available supplies are not always reliable. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installation is forbidden. For close-up shots to people always ask first.

 

Do & Don’t: Visitors are required to dress decently within the precincts of religious buildings. Shoes and stockings must always be removed at pagodas and monasteries. Contributions can also be arrangement to recognized local charity organizations.

 

Tipping: Widely practiced, in addition to hotel and restaurant service charges shown on bills. Porters expect approximately 300 Kyat per bag, slightly more at airports.

 

Health Care: You should take adequate supplies of prescription medicines with you as such medicine might not be available while you are touring. No vaccinations are officially required for a visit to Myanmar. Travellers should check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding the advisability of inoculation against typhoid, hepatitis, tetanus, Japanese encephalitis and SARs.

 

International Flights: Direct flight to Yangon is available from Bangkok. Calcutta, Chiang Mai, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Airlines currently serving Yangon are: Air Mandalay, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Indian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Silk Air, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia and Thai Airways International.

 

Customs and Formalities on arrival: Regulations are now generally relaxed for tourist Travellers arriving by air in Yangon (Rangoon). Visitors should have completed immigration and customs declaration forms during the flight and must submit these on arrival. Duty free allowance is 200 cigarettes and one litter of wine or spirit. Note that export of antiques, Buddha images and gems without official dealer’s receipt, is strictly prohibited. Baggage may be X-rayed or inspected before departure.

 

Airport Tax: When leaving Myanmar by air, an airport tax of approx: USD10.-p.p.must be paid before check-in.

 

Overland Entry: Entry overland is allowed through Check Points along Yunnan-Burma and Thai-Myanmar Borders. Tourists are allowed to enter through Border Check Points at Mu-se, Nam-Khan, Kyu-gok, Lwe-je and Kun-lone from Yunnan Province and Tachileik, Myawadddy, Three Pagoda Pass and Kawthaung from Thailand. Package tourists from Yunnan Province are allowed to travel up to Yangon and tourists from Thailand are allowed up to Kyaing–Tong and from Kyaing–Tong to Jing–hong (Xishaungbana) in Yunnan with a prior approval.

 

Post: At the being, postal service in Myanmar is reliable.

 

Communication - Mobile and Internet and IDD call: Most hotels have IDD lines, but a lot of places for public phones as well as public internet. Your mobile can use in Myanmar by buying USD 20 and USD 50 simcard. Internet places are near at your hotel. 1 hr = 1 USD. IDD phone available at hotel cost 1 minute = about 7 USD, depends on country.

 

Losses: Always keep your Passport and money in secure places, especially when travelling by train or bus. Report all losses to the  nearest-Police Station as well as to your Embassy.

 

General: At night, weather can cold and bringing sweater is recommended. Sun lotion and mosquito lotion must carry.

 

Contact :  Our Hotline +951 392272, 392239, 296722, 378144,378145, +959 512 2540,+959 519 5502

                 Address : No.94 (3B), Bogalayzay St, Botahtaung Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar.