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Checklist before you come

While different people have different idea and judgment on what to bring for their vacation, we would like you to check some of the most important items that you would need to consider taking with you when you come to Myanmar depending on the time of visit… Please click on the appropriate link as follow below:

 

From March to May (from dry & hot season to beginning of rainy season in the south by mid May)
  1. Sunscreen / Sun block lotions, or creams (all-time requirement for visiting any southeast Asian countries)
  2. Hat/Cap, and sunglass
  3. Flashlight for visiting temple and caves
  4. Oral Rehydration tablets to prevent from the loss of body fluids and salts due to extreme temperature
  5. Casual light clothing (preferably made from white color cotton fabrics) – shorts can be wear in most places while major temples/pagoda may not be allowed to enter unless dressed properly
  6. Slip-on shoes, sandals, or flip-flops (enormously helpful for visiting temples/shrines etc)
  7. If trekking trip is included please consider bringing a trekking/walking shoe (not jungle boots)
  8. Mosquito repellent spray/lotion/cream
  9. Malaria precaution (for visiting places other than main tour destinations – please consult with us while you’re developing the itinerary)
  10. Medicines that you’re taking daily (it is difficult to find the exact brand)
  11. Medicines that you might need on tour such as pain relief, antibiotics, antiseptic, diarrhea etc.
  12. Accessories for your digital equipments such as laptop, palmtop, iPod, digital camera, memory card, battery etc since there are very limited choices/supplies/brand/quality can be found in Yangon
  13. You might need to bring waterproof begs to prevent from splashing water during water-festival or mid-May’s beginning of southwest monsoon season
  14. Leave a copy of itinerary and contact details with someone at home
  15. Recommended: Presents for the local people when visiting villages such as pencils, books, candies, old magazines (these items are more suitable than money)
From Mid-May to October (Rainy Season)
  1. Rain coat & umbrella
  2. Waterproof bag for your digital camera/equipments
  3. Sunscreen / Sun block lotions, or creams (Bagan/Mandalay/Inle Lake areas can have more sunshine / high humidity)
  4. Hat/Cap, and sunglass
  5. Flashlight for visiting temple and caves
  6. Casual light clothing / light jerkin or sweater for visiting Kalaw/Pindaya/Inle Lake areas - shorts can be wear in most places while major temples/pagoda may not be allowed to enter unless dressed properly
  7. Oral Rehydration tablets to prevent from the loss of body fluids and salts due over perspiration
  8. If trekking trip is included please consider bringing a trekking shoe with anti-slip (well-gripped) sole since some hillside can be very slippery with the rain
  9. Slip-on shoes, sandals, or flip-flops (enormously helpful for visiting temples/shrines etc), as well as normal shoes and socks
  10. Mosquito repellent spray/lotion/cream
  11. Malaria precaution (for visiting places other than main tour destinations – please consult with us while you’re developing the itinerary
  12. Medicines that you’re taking daily (it is difficult to find the exact brand)
  13. Medicines that you might need on tour such as pain relief, antibiotics, antiseptic, diarrhea etc.
  14. Accessories for your digital equipments such as laptop, palmtop, iPod, digital camera, memory card, battery etc since there are very limited choices/supplies/brand/quality can be found in Yangon
  15. Leave a copy of itinerary and contact details with someone at home
  16. Recommended: Presents for the local people when visiting villages such as pencils, books, candies, old magazines (these items are more suitable than money)
From November to February (Cool season)
  1. Sunscreen / Sun block lotions, or creams (Bagan/Mandalay/Inle Lake areas can have more sunshine)
  2. Hat/Cap, and sunglass
  3. Flashlight for visiting temple and caves
  4. Casual light clothing for most day-time tours. Light jerkin or sweater may bring but long pants, sweaters, thick socks are highly recommended for visiting Shan, Chin, & Kachin States as it can be very cold (from 0°C to 15°C). Shorts can be wearing in most places while major temples/pagoda may not be allowed to enter unless dressed properly.
  5. If trekking trip is included please consider bringing a trekking/walking shoe (not jungle boots)
  6. Slip-on shoes, sandals, or flip-flops (enormously helpful for visiting temples/shrines etc), as well as normal shoes and socks
  7. Mosquito repellent spray/lotion/cream
  8. Malaria precaution (for visiting places other than main tour destinations – please consult with us while you’re developing the itinerary
  9. Medicines that you’re taking daily (it is difficult to find the exact brand)
  10. Medicines that you might need on tour such as pain relief, antibiotics, antiseptic, diarrhea etc.
  11. Accessories for your digital equipments such as laptop, palmtop, iPod, digital camera, memory card, battery etc since there are very limited choices/supplies/brand/quality can be found in Yangon
  12. Leave a copy of itinerary and contact details with someone at home
  13. Recommended: Presents for the local people when visiting villages such as pencils, books, candies, old magazines (these items are more suitable than money)
 
 

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