The climate of Myanmar is tropical with three main seasons summer season, rainy season and cold season. Summer season start from February to the mid of May , average temperature is 30-35 C. Rainy season start from the mid of May to mid of October, average temperature is 25-30 C. Although rains is heavy in lower Myanmar , somewhere of upper Myanmar is not like that (Mandalay & Bagan).Upper Myanmar division is lied on dry zones where its barely rains. But the weather still enjoyable travelling everywhere is green and clean. Cool season start from the mid of October to February, average temperature is 20-24C. Somewhere of the upper Myanmar , Shan State as popular destination Taunggyi, Kalaw (southern Shan State) has a temperature between 5 – 10 C . So this cool season is the best travelling to Myanmar.
The main international airports have three points separated three divisions. Yangon is the main capital city of Myanmar, all international flight can be landed on “Yangon International Airport”. Nay Pyi Taw is the major city of Myanmar, two airlines (Bangkok airlines & China Eastern airlines can be landed on “Nay Pyi Taw International Airport”. Mandalay is the second largest capital city of Myanmar, Six airlines (Bangkok airlines, China Eastern airlines,Thai Airways, Air Asia, Silk Air, Myanmar Airway International Airlines) can be landed on “Mandalay International airport”.
Tourists can easily change any foreign currency into Local Kat at any exchange counters with market rate. USD is the most popular foreign currency. Now a day credit cards; Master Card and Visa Cards are accepted in Myanmar especially in the tourism related businesses like hotels, travel agencies and high end restaurants.
Although tipping is not part of Myanmar Culture, tip is not a must & you can pay as you wish, someone did you best services for your leisure, you can motivate them with a tip. It will do you no harm.
Monetary unit is the “Kyat”. The symbols are “Ks”. Denominations are the largest banks notes start from 10000, 5000 & 1000, the smallest bank notes start from 500, 200 & 100. We didn’t use coins units. The currency exchange rate is roundly 1530 kyats to 1 USD. Myanmar Central Banks rates will not be same rates of commercial banks and money exchange counter. Myanmar Central Banks rates and other rates can be vary from 3 to 5 kyats depending on the commercial banks & money exchange counter. American dollars USD is the most popular foreign currency in Myanmar.
GMT + 6 ½ hours
In Myanmar the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, F and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
This is a very important to purchase travel insurance in your own country. You can purchase travel insurance in Myanmar your tour agency or direct to purchase at FMI insurance & capital life insurance.
We have four telecommunication operator – MPT , Ooreedoo ,Telenor and My Tel these many operators are selling with very cheap price for 1 SIM-card 1500 Kyats same as 1 USD. All SIM card work on a prepaid top- up basic 1000 Ks, 3000 Ks, 5000 Ks, 10000 Ks available. SIM cards and top-up card can be bought at all convenience store and numerous retailers in every cities.
Government offices hour is 0930 to 1630 on weekdays. Weekends are holidays. Banking offices hour is 0930 to 1500 on weekdays. Weekends are holidays. Private companies offices hour is 0900 to 1700 on Monday to Saturday except Sunday and gazette holidays. Shopping centers and supermarkets are open daily. Bogyoke (Scott) Market are closes on every Monday and gazette holidays.
All foreigners must be declared to the Customs at the airport. Foreign are required to declare above USD 2000, jewelries and electrical devices. Myanmar customs allowed travellers may bring in duty free 200 cigarettes, One quart of beverage and one pint of perfume. Not allowed elephant tusk, tortoise shell and export of Myanmar antiques are prohibited. If you have to plan Gems, Gold Smith and Jewelries purchased at the licensed dealers, who can issue export permit are allowed to be taken out of Myanmar.
- At religious places, remove footwear but to remove headwear is not necessary.
- Avoid shouting or laughing.
- Avoid being a nuisance when taking photographs.
- Treat Buddha images with respect.
- Tuck away your feet. Don't point it toward the pagoda or a monk.
- Don't play loud music in these areas. Note that Buddhist monks are not allowed to listen to music.
- Do not put Buddha statues or images on the floor or somewhere inappropriate.
- Don't touch sacred objects with disrespect. Hold them in your right-hand. or with both hands.
- Leave a donation when possible.
- Show respect to monks. nuns. and novices (even if they are children).
- Don't offer your hand to shake hands with a monk.
- Sit lower than a monk and elders.
- Don't offer food to a monk. nun. or a novice after noon time.
- A woman should not touch a monk.
- Do not ware brief & bra less shirt, brief skirt & pants, trousers.
More than 90 days prior to arrival: 30% deposit of total tour price is required.
45 days prior to arrival: 50% deposit of total tour price is required.
30 days prior to arrival: Immediate full payment is required upon confirmation of services.
(ii) Payment Procedure:
Payments are to be made according to provided invoices only and should be made by credit card or bank transfer. Any bank charges levied by the sending bank, relating to transfers to 24 Hour Tour Co.,Ltd, must be paid by the sender. Payment Procedures will be sent by Tour 24 Co.,Ltd***Please note that for the time being credit surcharge is 3.5 % will be added to original quote. ***
- 60 to 46 days before arrival: 15% of total cost
- 45 to 31 days prior to commencement 30% of total cost
- 30 to 15 days prior to commencement 60% of total cost
- 14 days prior to commencement 100%
We planed discount for the age between 2 to 12 are as detail,
Child in shared adults room without extra bed: 60% of total package price.
Child in shared adults room with extra bed: 80% of total package price.
Child in shared twin room: 100% of total package price.