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MYANMAR ADVENTURE, FIELD TREK SCHOOL TOUR

MYANMAR ADVENTURE, FIELD TREK SCHOOL TOUR

Myanmar is emerging from decades of isolation, and as such, offers a unique opportunity for students to discover a country that remains untouched by western influence, and still has strong ties to its traditional cultural roots. Myanmar school tours will benefit students across all fields of study, from Yangon with its charming colonial architecture, and Bagan for ancient archeology (Bagan is notably home to 2,200 sacred temples remaining from the 13th century). Students will have the opportunity to take kayaking and hiking excursions, as well as make a pilgrimage the country’s most sacred site. An educational tour in Myanmar offers insight into Burmese culture and society while learning about the historical context of the country, and taking in awe-inspiring sights.

Trip code : MSC9173

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
 

ITINERARY OPTIONS:

FIELD-TREK: Take your group closer to a range of specific subjects in a nature environment and create an adventurous, study-based experience that combines elements of our Adventure and Explorer trip. Our itinerary includes: tree planting, jungle treks, wildlife safaris 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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