FAQs

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO MYANMAR?
Generally speaking, the favorite months to travel are October through January when the days are not so hot, averaging in 32 degree Celsius and nights are in 20 degree Celsius. December and January are the coldest - the temperature may drop to near freezing point at night in the highlands of the Shan State, Kachin State and Chin State in particular. In February the temperature start to rise and March through May it can be unpleasantly hot. But sometime around the end of May the south-west monsoon tends to start, bringing rains up to the mid of October. Although traveling in Myanmar during the rainy season is not particularly difficult, some motor roads in central Myanmar may be flooded and occasionally impassable.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT ON CREDIT CARDS?
We accept electronic payments such as credit /debit card with our PayPal account. Our PayPal account accepts Master Card/ Visa Card only on the internet. However, we would strongly recommend bringing enough cash (US$) for your payment and purchases, because most places can only accept cash.
HOW DO I CHECK PRICING & AVAILABILITY OF A PACKAGE LISTED ON YOUR SITE?
To check availability & pricing, simply send us an email. We are available from Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. (Myanmar Standard Time: GMT+06: 30) year round.
HOW DO I BUY A TOUR PACKAGE OR MAKE RESERVATION WITH YOU?
After receiving agreement for any order, we shall go ahead with necessary arrangements normally take about two working days. We shall then send a confirmation letter with a booking status to you via e-mail. When necessary, 30 per cent non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, and the remaining balance can be settled upon your arrival in Myanmar.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I MAKE MY TRAVEL PLAN?
Due to the seats on domestic scheduled flights and hotel room availability are rather limited, especially during high-Tourist-Season (October through January), our package should normally be booked 4 to 5 months in advance. However, as there is no commitment and no charge for this service, your bookings including any query are more than welcome. Please contact us for details.
WHEN & HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR MY TRIP?
A confirmation letter with a booking status will be sent to you via email approximately two working days after your initial booking is received. And you will receive your travel documents such as flight tickets, hotel coupons upon your arrival in Yangon.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CANCELLATION POLICY?
In addition to most airlines and hotels have cancellation policies; Myanmar Elite Tours also maintains a cancellation policy of confirmed arrangements. A cancellation penalty will be imposed as follows:Between 30 and 44 days : USD 100cancellation fee Between 15 and 20 days : 25% of the total cost 7 days prior to commencement date : 75% of the total cost No show at all : 100% of the total cost ARE MOBILE PHONES ALLOWED TO BRING INTO MYANMAR?
ARE MOBILE PHONES ALLOWED TO BRING INTO MYANMAR?
At present the local GSM network does not support global network. Therefore bringing your mobile phone into Myanmar merely means to leave at the custom department upon your arrival and reclaim only on departure.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELING IN MYANMAR?
No vaccinations are officially required for a visit to Myanmar. Malaria prophylaxis is no longer recommended unless traveling off the beaten track, but travelers should check with a doctor regarding the advisability of inoculation against typhoid, hepatitis, tetanus and encephalitis. As medical facilities are rather limited in Myanmar it is advisable to take out a good medical insurance policy before traveling in case evacuation is needed.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL?
Generally speaking, Myanmar is one of the safest countries in South-East Asia.
What kinds of meals do you serve during the tour?
Breakfast is included in the room rate and served at the hotels. Most International hotels serve buffet breakfast and standard hotels serve Continental. Lunch and dinner will be optional and if requested, serve at best local restaurants with Myanmar, Chinese cuisine. European meals can be arranged at some restaurants or at hotels upon request at extra cost.
Can I apply a visa online?
Yes you can apply tourist visa here: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
I would like to know more information on Visa on Arrival.
Please visit http://www.mip.gov.mm for more information on Visa on Arrival.

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