Most Common FAQs for myanmar tours in 2018

The most common questions for burma tours answered by experts will clear all your concerns while planning and booking adventure with us.

01. What is the correct name for the country: 'Burma' or 'Myanmar'?

Both names mean exactly the identical and suffer the identical insufficiency as both assign the name of the ruling ethnic group (namely the ‘Bamar’, or ‘Burmans’, or ‘Myanmar’) to the whole country, thus repeating a pattern of discrimination or complacency towards minorities. ‘Burma’ and ‘Myanmar’ are derived from Burmese words (more precisely, from the language of the ‘Bamar’, or ‘Burmans’), which differ only on a stylistic level.
The name ‘Myanmar’ was adopted by the regime in 1989 without any democratic legitimization. While we don’t actually mind using ‘Myanmar’, we would definitely prefer if this change would retrospectively be confirmed by a genuinely democratic decision.

02. Is burma safe for tourists?

Yes. The conflict within burma was too far in the past. Now most of burma is in peace and safe for general travelers. You may sometime hear bad news of small explosions in burma but please keep in mind that burma is quite big country and the most famous places for tourists hardly witness such chaos. We inclue never been reported any case of our customers getting in trouble with safety issues when taking tour in burma.

03. What is the following step, after I made a reservation with you?

After receiving your acceptance of journey, price and payment procedure, we will immediately make necessary arrangements which normally carry about 2 working days. We will then send to you confirmation by e - mail with your booking status. You will then require to settle a 30% deposit in order to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance can be settled upon your arrival in burma.

04. How do I take part in your tour from my hometown?

Our burma journey begin once you arrive at the Yangon Airport in myanmar . You may depart from any country and start your tours upon arrival. Most common starting place is Yangon airport - via from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur where you could own a better connection flights from your home country. One of journey representatives - often a tour guide - will encounter you at the arrival lounge upon your arrival.

05. May I arrange my International air ticket with you?

Logically Yes! But we do not suggest to do so in fact. International air is best purchase at the point of starts. No agents in Yangon or in other country can proffer you the better price than a agent at your starting country. We recommend you should consult with your local ticketing agent for cheapest prices.

06. How may I pay for tour? is a property of HIT Indochina Company (formerly named Holiday Indochina Company) with headquarter in Hanoi Vietnam then we will process your payment in Vietnam. We are integrating with Onepay, the primary Online Payment Gateway and Vietcombank, the largest bank in Vietnam to process all card payment through our websites. Onepay Online Payment Gateway with SSL technology will process and encrypt your card information at international standards and store them at Card Organization Data center. Please refer our payment guidelines and learn how your card is protected.

07. Could I use credit card in Myanmar?

All major credit card service in myanmar are very limited >> Updates Oct 2014: Major cards are widely accepted in big hotels and restaurants at main cities. There are also AMTs installed in front of hotels and landmark. From our most recent feedback from our customers, ATM card and credit cards work fine at a fee about 3.5% per transaction.
Anyway, we offer that you should prepare some cash for your daily expenses. US notes and local burma currency are all welcome. Refer some notes of using money in myanmar here.

08. How may I get myanmar Visa?

At present, visitors have to have a valid passport with an EVT prior to enter burma. EVT can be obtained at any myanmar Embassy or Consulate offices with validity for 28 days. Application forms in duplicate with three-passport size photos are to be submitted with a fee of US$ 20 equivalent in their respective currency.
Visa-on-Arrival - may be arranged for those countries where myanmar Embassy or Consulate office does not exists. ?> Updates Oct 2014: VOA can be arranged by accessing to, following the steps, paying Online by credit cards and getting it done via Internet completely...details here.

09. Can I carry my mobile phone into Myanmar?

Local network in myanmar is GMS which may be incompatible with CDMA technology in North America and EU. Buying SIM card in myanmar can be quite expensive but now widely available >> Updates Oct 2014: buying a SIM card in burma now is as cheap as US$ 02 at any mobile shop in main cities.
Otherwise, you can want to roam your services but it often results in high charges. Please check carefully with your service providers before departure

10. When is best time to get to Myanmar?

burma country stretches in both height and width then it is diverse in weather and temperature. That means you be able to get to burma all year round. We find our customers most favor from October to February due to this time is cool and there are numerous local festivals. If you want to get splendid deals and less crowded, may to September will be wonderful time to travel. With beach lovers, March to be able to be able to be best when you may enjoy sea, sand and sun.

11. What are best places to travel in Myanmar?

This is the country new open its windows to the world. You could notice splendid in each place you putting your feet on. Calm, we inclue a list of top interesting places in an interacting map so that you could own some ideas to begin with your myanmar journey (click here)

12. How much a burma tours costs?

Well, it is hard to say how much your tours will cost because it will depend many things such as: your accommodation, your group size, your activities you are interested in ect…However as far as our experience we realize cost of traveling to burma a bit higher than Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Then if you take tours to Vietnam previous, we offer you should prepare a more generous budget for the equivalent journey length and services standards.

13. How far should I plan journey to Myanmar?

Generally speaking ….the further the better, as adventure services in burma as well as the whole country is just newly open to the world. They contain never been accommodated such high volume of passengers prior. Then the infrastructure is sometimes insufficient. We believe the situation will change soon while until now we ought to be adapted with real scenario. We often see our customers book their burma journey at least 2 to 3 months before departure or even 6 months for some cases.

14. How amazing Internet communication in Myanmar?

Internet connection is now widely available in burma. Wifi could be accessed from most of hotels. The signal is fairly fantastic and/or could require to change your proxy to get connected.

15. What vehicle will be used in my burma Tour?

We ought to admit that the cars in burma are not the newest models as yours in Western countries. This is the country policy not permit to import brand-new cars with high quotas. But we may guarantee that our vehicles is top comfortable ones in burma with air conditioning, comfort space for your legs and luggage, high hygiene.

16. What is meals included in your burma tours?

Daily breakfast and welcome dinner are included in our myanmar tour as our general standards. All trips on cruises will supply full board meal plan. In some places where is not easy enough for you to getting around and buying food, meals will be added to your tour, too. We indicate clearly meal plan in each tours offered for you so please read your myanmar adventure program carefully or talk with our consultants to clarify.

17. Is it easy to travel by public transport or taxi in Myanmar?

There is public transport in large cities of burma but we do not offer you using then due to low vehicles conditions and crowdedness. Taxi is easy to catch in large cities and you should ask for price prior getting in. Taxi drivers do not often use meter machine to calculate the price but it does not mean they are cheating on you. This is the whole situation of taxi there and we be able to realize this change in coming time.
We recommend you should refer our experiences on Local Bus transfer and Train get to to decided which mode of transportaion will fit you.

18. Which activities suggest for my adventure to Myanmar?

That will be very various. Myanmar is popular for pagoda and stupas, then you ought to notice some bests of them. However, to avoid overwhelming with religious related topics, we recommend you should add other activities to your myanmar tours such as: beach, balloon riding, biking, cruising ect. If you don’t know much about this, just tell to our consultant your desire then we will be happy to customize a best myanmar journey just for you.

19. How much I must deposit? How long I ought to pay the balance

Booking myanmar tours with us, we guarantee not only best services but most comfortable payment schedule. Your deposit is not little than 20% while not exceed than 30% of the total. The balance will be made even upon arrival to myanmar to our Rep office there. You will be risk free when booking with a tour company thousand kilometers far away.

20. Final but not least, what occur if I want to cancel the tour?

In any case under Acts of God such as: storm, tsunami, bad weather, natural disasters or out-of-control situation such as: bombing, political rebels, government policies changing, cancellation by airlines ect, we will make full refund to your account.
In case that you want to cancel burma tours under your inclue desire, the cancellation ought to follow our Booking Term and Conditionsshowing in this website
lastly, whatever the situation is, we will do our all efforts to make your cancellation and refund without any hassle and as easy as booking burma journey with us.

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