Self-Driving Tours into Myanmar has been the most interesting activities since the end of monsoon in 2014. The official border checkpoints are Tachileik – Maesai Checkpoint, Kawthaung-Ranaung Checkpoint, Myawaddy – Maesot Checkpoint, Moreh – Tamu Checkpoint, Hteke –Phunaron Checkpoint and Ruili – Muse Border Checkpoints.
There were many self-driving tour into Myanmar by car / motor bikes in 2014. The most used to entry points are Myawaddy – Maesot Border, Moreh – Tamu Border, Hteke –Phunaron Border and Ruili – Muse Border Checkpoint. Tachileik – Maesai Checkpint and Kawthaung – Ranaung Checkpint are not recommend for any type of self-driving tours into Myanmar.
The most important and necessary requirement for self-driving tours are;
International Driving License
The carnet de passage
Route of the trip
Applying travel permission for self-driving tour into Myanmar will take about 3 weeks or 1 month to get the permission approval. Need help from the local travel agents for the travel permission. None of the tourist can’t apply travel permission to the concerned authority directly.
And there will have some mandatory policies for self-driving tourists. According to the policies of Hotel and Tourism in Myanmar, you will need to have a mandatory tour guide and a liaison officer for the whole trip until your departure from Myanmar.
Usually, all the border checkpoints are opened at 06:00Am and closed 06:00PM. But Myawaddy – Mae Sot border checkpoint recently extend the entry and exit time into 05:00Am – 08:00PM. For the local travel arrangement and travel permission, you will need help from the local tour operators.
Enjoy your self-driving driving tour into Myanmar!