Myanmar Burma

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Amazing & Beautiful Burma is stepping out of a chequered past into a new era of hope and optimism. In the nation also known as Myanmar, visitors can expect to be dazzled by shimmering cities of gilded temples, enlivened by emerald green landscapes and humbled by the warm smiles of gracious villagers. Now is the time to contribute to Burma's blossoming future - peaceful pagodas, sacred sites, ancient towns and monasteries await.

Trips in  Myanmar Burma


Where is Burma / Myanmar ?

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Burma's population of over 50 million makes it the world's 25th most populous country and, at 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi), it is the world's 40th largest country and the second largest in Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon.

Weather

The best time to visit Myanmar is between November and February. During these months it rains least (if at all in places) and it is not so hot. March to May brings intense heat. At this time, the daily temperatures in Yangon (Rangoon) often reach 40ºC (104ºF), while areas around Bagan and Mandalay go a few digits higher. The cool hill towns of Shan State offer relief from the heat, though. The southwest monsoon starts between mid-May and mid-June, bringing frequent rains that dunk the country through till October, peaking from July to September. The dry zone (between Mandalay and Pyay) gets the least rain, though roads anywhere (and particularly in the delta region) can become impassable. Rakhaing State bears the full force of the rains – often exceeding 195in (495cm) of rain annually.

Best Time to Visit

Burma (Myanmar) has three quite distinct seasons, although the effects of the monsoon vary in different parts of the country.

The best time to visit Myanmar is the 'cool winter' season from November to February. At this time of year the weather is very pleasant – not too hot in the day and not too cool at night. In the hills it can get quite chilly in the evenings.

Average Time to Visit Burma: During March, April and May the temperatures rise and will often top 100°F/40°C, and it can be unpleasantly hot.

Not Recommended Time to Visit Myanmar: The rainy season starts in May or June and continue july and august with almost daily monsoon rainfalls, mainly in the afternoons and evenings, until the rain tapers off in October.

Best time to visit Myanmar January, February, September, October, November, December

FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Burma?

Yes, you do need a visa to travel to Burma. Please check out our page on Apply online Visa

Do we need to send our actual passports to you?

No. You do not need to send your passport at all but passport copy attach to email. Just fill in the application form and passport copy by email.

What type of Visa can I apply online?

You can only apply tourist and business visas for eVisa.

How can we pay?

You can pay by Paypal, Credit Card or bank transfer. You can also pay cash on arrival. Our staff will be at the Yangon Airport entrance to meet you and collect the fees.

Can I print my Visa in Black and White?

Yes, you can, as long as it is clear for checking by immigration officer.

My trip is delayed and my eVisa is expired. Can you change my eVisa validity date?

We are not able change the validity dates on your eVisa. We encourage you to re-apply for another visa.

Can I use credit cards?

You can withdraw money from ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) at the airport. You can get local currency with current exchange rate.

Where can I exchange money to local currency?

You can exchange money at the exchange counters of the airports.

What language is spoken in Myanmar?

Official language of Myanmar is Burmese . There are also many other groups in Burma such as the Mon, Shan, Pa-O who continue to speak their own languages, but English is widely used as well. Your guides will be fluent English speaking.

What is the best time to visit Myanmar?

October to April is the high season, after the end of the monsoon. Most travelers visit Myanmar at this time of year.

It safe to visit Myanmar?

Yes

What is included and excluded in our tour package?

Each our tour itinerary clearly defines all the inclusions.

Is the internet available in Myanmar?

Yes,it is

What is the minimum group size to operate my tour?

Our company arrange tours for one person through to as many as you like.

How do I pay for bookings with Himalaya Holiday Service?

All the tour payments must be made in advance. Payment should be deposited through the Himalayan Bank Nepal or Bhutan National Bank account , whose names and addresses will be provided by us after the confirmation of your trip.

When will I get my trip confirmation?

Within 8 hours of your booking unless it is Saturday or a government holiday in Nepal, as they are closed on those days.

What if I need to cancel my trip at the last moment?

The tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled are subjected to cancellation charges as follows:

  1. Within 21 days 10% of the rate
  2. Within 14 days 15% of the rate
  3. Within 7 days 30% of the rate
  4. Less than 7 days 50% of the rate
  5. After arrival in Bhutan 100%