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MYANMAR EXPLORER SCHOOL TOUR

What better way to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Myanmar than by visiting, and exploring the country first hand with your students! Myanmar tours for students allow them to immerse themselves in a country just emerging from decades of isolation. Without the influence of Western culture/civilization, students will immerse themselves completely in one of the richest traditional cultures in Asia, while taking in colonial architecture through Yangon, and thousands of ancient temples in Bagan, where history comes alive beyond the textbook. This student tour in Myanmar includes visits to some of the countries most beautiful regions where students will also participate in service-learning projects to assist the local rural communities.

 

Trip code : MSC971T

Duration : 11 days

Destination : Myanmar

Travel Dates : As required

  • Historical sightseeing in Yangon, including the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Make your way to Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), the country’s major pilgrimage and most sacred site.
  • Visit a palm tree workshop - learn about collecting toddy (the juice of the palm tree) used for making liquor, molasses and oil
  • Visit the ancient city of Bagan, most famous for 2,200 sacred temples
  • Visit Inle Lake for a silk weaving workshop; observe the whole process, from the harvesting of the raw material, right through to the finished product
  • Community service projects to benefit local rural communities
 

ITINERARY OPTIONS:

EXPLORER: Take your group on a fun and relaxes overseas trip to witness the local culture and history rarely seen at home. Including a little adventure or meaningful community projects. Our itineraries include: cooking classes, war history, museums, nature experience etc.

Ideal for ages 13-21

PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED:

  • Good level of fitness
  • Strong interest in chosen subject
  • Engaging outdoor activities/learning
  • Keen to try local cuisine
  • Sense of adventure
  • Competent swimming ability

COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

These programs include: building houses, school rooms and kindergartens for communities. Other activities include visiting orphanages, children's hospitals and disability/rehabilitation centres.

DURING THE TOUR:

Our local English speaking tour guide and drivers are highly trained and experienced, with safety being their number one priority. Our staff are available 24/7 to provide any necessary support for your group. We guarantee students to always be located within the same area in hotels.

Please contact us on +61 8 7226-1898 or 1300 739 652 for the price.

Price depends on the below:

- Projects your group would like to participate
- Desired outcome/Learning objectives for students
- Accommodation level
- Travel date
- Group Size
- Duration of the tour
- Sightseeing

You'll need a visa to enter Myanmar. Application for a visa can be made at your closest Embassy of The Republic of the Union of Myanmar prior to travel.

Alternatively, if you are travelling for tourism or business you can apply for an e-Visa online for use at select entry points. Apply for an e-Visa directly through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population website. Print out the e-Visa approval letter and present it to Myanmar immigration authorities on arrival.

E-Visas can be used to enter Myanmar at:

  • Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports
  • Tachilek, Myawaddy and Kawthoung (land border crossings with Thailand)
  • Tamu and Rih Khaw Dar (land border crossings with India).

E-Visas can't be used for entry at seaports. Cruise passengers must arrange visas in advance.

Be aware of unauthorised websites that claim to offer e-Visas. While some websites will provide a legitimate visa for an additional fee, there are other websites that are fraudulent. Be careful about using links in emails or other websites to access the official site. To avoid such scams, only use official Myanmar Government services to arrange your visa.

Travel to parts of Myanmar is strictly controlled by government authorities, including through visa conditions. Australians have been deported and detained for visa offences.

If you overstay your visa, you won't be allowed to leave until you pay a fine. You can also be arrested or deported. Myanmar authorities can blacklist you, which means you may never be allowed to return to Myanmar.

If you breach your visa conditions, you could be arrested or deported. 

Border crossings - Travel to or from Myanmar by land border crossing is possible, but is restricted to a limited number of crossing points. All these crossing points are within areas where we advise you to reconsider your need to travel.

Border crossings may close with little or no notice. Since November 2016, foreigners have not been permitted to travel to the Muse (Shan State) - Ruili (China) border crossing because of civil unrest in the area. Tourists are required to stay in registered hotels and guesthouses only.

If you plan to stay for more than 90 days, you must register your residential address with the immigration authorities and obtain a Foreigner's Registration Card (FRC). You must notify any changes or temporary absences to your address.

Customs regulations are restrictive. Officials strictly limit what is brought into the country. Customs authorities are particularly sensitive about the entry of some communications equipment (such as electronic drones or radio networks).

If you don't declare restricted or prohibited items, they may be confiscated. Customs officials may hold undeclared items for collection upon departure.

There are strict rules governing the export of local gems, antiques and Buddha images. If you plan to take something home with you, check that it can be exported legally before you buy it. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia

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