How to Travel to Burma

Traveling to Burma

Burma has become an increasingly popular destination thanks to the new political course. Burma's government controls travel to, from and within Burma. In order to enter Burma, you need a valid passport with at least six months validity and a valid visa. Before arriving in Burma, you should apply for your visa at a Burmese embassy or consulate abroad. A trip to Burma or another country in Indochina in the "green" season has many advantages.

Myanmar Travel Information

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel: When you visit Mount Victoria in the Mindat Islands you should consult a guide or tourist guide before travelling. Shuan State ( "North"), except Kyaukme City, Hsipaw City, and the Mandalay to Kyaukme and Hsipaw rail lines.

The city of Lashio and its airports are located in the area where the Bundeskartellamt advises against all trips. In northern Shan, Kachin and Karen/Kayin states there are persistent conflicts and the potential for violence in other ethnical states.

In these areas, the British Embassy's capacity to provide diplomatic aid, even in emergencies, may be limited or postponed. British public safety officials have identified Burma as a threat of Zika infection. Information and guidance on the dangers associated with the Zika viruses can be found on the National Travel Network and Centre website.

Frequent forms of ambassadorship are loss of identity, robbery and traffic crash. Before your trip, take out extensive health and travelling health insurances.

Burma: Arrival

From Gill Charlton, the Burma specialist at Telegraph Travel. 30 hrs, arrival in Yangon at 8.50 hrs; travel about 15hrs. Transfers between Mandalay or Yangon airport and downtown areas can take between 30 and 90 minutes, according to the amount of work. There are now three shore transitions from Thailand to Burma for tourist use.

Mae Sai to Tachileik, which connects Chiang Rai with Kengtung, although you have to continue flying to Yangon or Heho to Inle Lake. It is a full days trip from Hpa An to Yangon by car. Approximately five hrs southwest of Bangkok and 50 mi from Kanchanburi the Htee Khee to Phu Nam Ron reaches the Myiek Penninsula, although it is another five hrs on bad streets to the harbour of Dawei and a very slowly street towards N to Myiek.

If you are travelling with a small group or a tour leader, you will have a more worthwhile time. It' advisable to include one last evening in Yangon before going home. Accommodation can be arranged by private coach, usually a small mini -bus, for sightseeing and trips and for transfer to and from the airports, although these can be high.

Leave enough free space to pass through Yangon, as there is often congestion in the road. You will have a more worthwhile adventure if you are travelling with a small group or with your own personal tour leader. In addition to vintage routes and cruise on rivers, he can also get a permit to see areas outside the mountain people's borders, to organize a hike to Mount Victoria or to dive in the Mergui Articel.

In addition to classical "highlights" tours (including a group trip for up to 16 people), unusual hiking tours in the Chin Hills and around Inle Lake as well as tours of the tribe communities can also be organised. There is also a 19-day epoxy trip along the famous Burma Road from Mandalay via Lashio to Lijiang in China.

We have 10 routes with several departures, incl. a large selection during the summers. There is a well explored route for bikers from Lake Inle via Mandalay to Pagan, along side streets and country lanes and with car support. These 12-day excursions lead to the Maymyo mountain terminal and the Gokteik railway bridge as well as Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan.

UK travel agencies are offering small boat trips on the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers. The new Pandaw from Bagan to Mandalay offers a cabin on some sailings without surcharge. Included in this year's unusual itinerary are a boat trip along the Upper Chindwin, a trip from north Thailand to the tribes of East Burma and a trek in the outskirts of the Burmese Himalayas.

She also conducts "Road to Mandalay" trips and can organise personal trips.

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