Bagan has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site on 06 July 2019.
Mogyoke, land of the world’s finest Rubies is recently reopened to tourists.
The continous rainfall within raining season caused widespread floods in the south of the country such as Hpa An, Moulamyine and Thininlayi.
Former Myanmar President “Mr. Htin Kyaw” has resigned and the new President “Mr. Win Myint”, who was president of Parliament, has been elected.
There was the presidential election in Myanmar in March 15, 2016. Mr. Htin Kyaw, a close friend of “Aung San Su Kyi” was elected by the parliament of both chambers.
We can accept both Visa and Mastercard.
There are floods in several cities in Myanmar. Right now, there has been a lot of rain all over the country and the Ayarwaddy River is overflowing. The regions, the most serious are: north of Sagaing, west part of “Arakan” and the southern regions. Tourists can visit tourist sites without problem. Our on-tour customers are safe. Our team will be leaving for the Bago area tomorrow to distribute food, medicine, lamps and candles to the victims of flood.
The new Burmese company “Mann Yadanarpon” started operations during last season 2014-2015. Today there are a total of 6 airlines, which make scheduled flights to the country. These companies are:
Starting from 1 September 2014, tourists can get the visa for Burma, directly on the internet on the website of the Ministry of Immigration. The link is: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm.
Cash machines are now everywhere on tourist sites, such as Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay and Inle Lake. So you can withdraw local money easily.
Access permission is no longer required for the ‘Loikaw, Mindat and Kanpalat’ regions
The price of entrance fees has increased since the month of May.
The new rates per person are:
Today, there is limited use of credit cards in Myanmar, but bank charges are still very high. Therefore, we do not accept credit cards at this time.
Our offices will be closed from April 12 to 21 for the Burmese New Year (for the water festival).
The South East Asian “SEA Games” Games will take place in Burma in the month of December 2013. Some hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are reserved for this event.
At present, you can withdraw money from ATM machines in Myanmar. There are some in Yangon, Mandalay, and a few other big cities. You can withdraw up to 300 Euros in each transaction.
Soon, a new airline “Golden Myanmar” will provide domestic flights on Fokker-type airplanes. It will make connections between Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, and Inle.
Some regions of Mrauk U and Putao are completely closed today.
Mrauk U is open today. To access this area, you will need a guide and permission from the Ministry of tourism.
The area of Mrauk U was recently banned for tourists, until further notice.
Air Asia will establish a new direct connection to Myanmar beginning in October 2012 for the Bangkok-Mandalay route. It will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, directly from Bangkok (Airbus A – 320).
Foreign tourists are allowed to bring up to $10,000 U.S. dollars into Burma without declaring it to customs.
Only business and transit visas are available at the airport. Tourist visas can be applied for only at embassies.
Our new address is: Adorable Myanmar Bd 356 (B), 3rd Floor, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Ph / Fax: (95-1) 657789
Airline companies will again apply a fuel surcharge of $11 – $27 U.S. dollars per trip beginning May 1, 2012.
There is no longer a need to pay fuel surcharges for domestic flights.
Airline companies will apply a fuel surcharge of $10 -$25 U.S. dollars per trip beginning March 8, 2012.
You can purchase a SIM card for your mobile phone to enable you to communicate with Europe during your trip (for about 20 minutes). This costs $20, and can be bought on site. (On the black market, it costs about 22 Euros). Do not forget to bring your charger.
Official money changers offering an attractive exchange rate (for dollars and euros) have recently opened in Yangon, Mandalay, and Heho. The exchange rate is higher at these official counters than what is available on the black market. Foreigners can easily exchange money at these counters by showing their passports.