I am travelling around Thailand in August and wnated to take the opportunity to visit Burma. I am aware of all the controversy that surrounds the country but I believe we owe it to the people of Burma to visit and inject money to local people when we can.
Anyway, I was wondering of anyone could give me some advice as to the bext possible route/tour to take to visit Burma?
Yes, as far as I know you can easily get a visa at the border or the international airport. I will let somebody else confirm that this is still true. The Burmese authorities are still eager to get as many tourists as possible, as far as I know.
I believe we owe it to the people of Burma to visit and inject money to local people when we can.
Unfortunately, only a select few get contact with and make money from tourists. You wont even be able to get access to the parts of the country where the most abused and deprived live and they are not allowed out of that area either.
Thanks, now I know it is do-able I can plan to go.
For AU$50 you can fly from Bangkok to Yangon, Myanmar. Can you then travel by land through Bangladesh and into India?????
Sorry the above flight is with AirAsia
Is it possible to get the tourist visa for Burma on arrival at the Yangon airport, Renee?
Thanks Mell! I have no idea about the visa, I'm wondering if you need a visa if you are only catching a connecting flight straight out???
Hi Vanessa, you can get a Visa on Arrival to Burma - its for approx 20$.
have to arrange with travel agent to get voa to yangon.
You can get two weeks into the south east corner of Burma from Mae Sai. The Burmese border guards there were some of the friendliest and most helpful I have encountered in 35 years of travel. In all my time in there I met one military guy who was trying to rip us of otherwise nice people all over the place.