Myanmar Border Crossings: Myanmar shares borders with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. Citizens of many countries can easily obtain an eVisa for tourism or business purposes. The eVisa can be used to enter Myanmar through various air and land entry points. Currently, travel between Myanmar and Thailand, as well as Myanmar and India, is unrestricted. However, crossing the border with Laos is challenging due to its remote location and uncertain permission requirements. Moreover, the borders with Bangladesh and China are closed to foreigners. The eVisa system in Myanmar is straightforward and applicable at the two Indian-Myanmar border points and all Thai-Myanmar border points except Htee Kee/Phunaron, where a regular paper visa must be obtained in advance. To apply for an eVisa, eligible travelers need a valid passport, an email address, and a debit or credit card. The online application process takes only a few minutes, requiring personal and passport information. Once approved, the eVisa is sent to the traveler via email, and a printed copy should be presented at the specified border crossings. With an approved eVisa, travelers can enter Myanmar through eight different ports, including three airports (Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay) and five land border crossings (Myawaddy, Tachileik, Kawthaung, Rihkhawdar, and Tamu). Please note that entering Myanmar with a personal vehicle (motorhome, car, or motorbike) requires special permission and the presence of a guide and, at times, a Ministry of Hotels and Tourism liaison officer. We have extensive experience in route planning, guiding, accommodation, and logistics for overland trips in Myanmar, and we are available to assist you. Permit processing for such trips typically takes at least one month. It is important to note that cycling groups also require permission for border crossings in Myanmar. Similar to other modes of transportation, cyclists need to obtain the necessary permits to enter the country through designated border points. The permission process for cycling groups may have specific requirements and procedures that need to be followed. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, it is recommended to seek updated information and assistance from the relevant authorities or tour operators familiar with Myanmar’s regulations regarding cycling group border crossings. For more up-to-date information, please feel free to contact us.

  • Tourists can freely travel between Myanmar and Thailand, as well as Myanmar and India, provided they meet the necessary entry requirements and possess the required travel documents, such as a valid passport and an approved Myanmar eVisa.

    However, it is not recommended for foreigners to attempt crossing the border between Laos and Myanmar as it is located in a remote area. Currently, the borders of Myanmar with Bangladesh and China are closed to foreign visitors.

  • There are four main border crossing points between Myanmar and Thailand that are accessible to foreign visitors. Among these points, three allow travelers to enter Myanmar using the eVisa.

    1. The Myawaddy - Mae Sot Border Point:
      For convenient travel into Myanmar, the Myawaddy (Myanmar, Kayin State) and Mae Sot (Thailand, Tak Province) crossing point is the most practical option. It is conveniently located near the primary transportation network in Myanmar and within proximity to renowned attractions such as Mount Kyaiktiyo (the Golden Rock), Hpa An, and Mawlamyine.
    2. The Tachileik - Mae Sai Border Point:
      Foreigners have the option to cross the border at Mae Sai (located in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand) and Tachileik (situated in Shan State, Myanmar), allowing them to travel as far as Keng Tung within Myanmar. However, for further overland travel beyond Keng Tung, a permit is required (more information can be obtained by contacting us). Both Keng Tung Tachileik have airports that offer convenient connections to major cities in Myanmar, including Mandalay, Yangon, and Heho. The airport in Heho serves as a gateway to popular destinations such as Inle Lake, Kalaw, and Taunggyi.
    3. The Kawthaung - Ranong Border Point:
      The Ranong-Kawthaung border crossing provides travelers with numerous options for onward travel within Myanmar. Buses or flights are available to Myeik, Dawei, Yangon, and cruises to the Myeik Archipelago.
  • Travelers who intend to enter Myanmar through India have two border crossings available, where a valid Myanmar online visa is accepted.

    1. Tamu - Moreh Border Point:
      Located in western Sagaing Division, the Tamu (Myanmar, Sagaing Division) and Moreh (India, Manipur State) border crossing facilitates cross-border trade between India and Myanmar. Tamu serves as a transportation and logistics hub and offers amenities such as ATMs, various restaurants, and hotels that accommodate foreigners.
    2. Rikhawdar - Zokhawtar Border Point:
      The Zokhawthar (India, Mizoram State) and Rikhawdar (Myanmar, Chin State) border crossing was opened by the Myanmar government to boost trade in the remote northwestern Chin State. This mountainous region boasts breathtaking scenery, challenging roads, and a unique cultural experience. Just outside Rikhawdar village, you'll find the heart-shaped Rih Lake.

Tour Program

Thailand – Myanmar – Thailand

11 Days - 10 Nights Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo), Hpa-an, Indein, Inle Lake, Kayin State, Keng Tung, Kunhing, Mae Sot, Mandalay Division, Mingun, Mon State, Myawaddy, Naypyidaw, Sagaing Division, Shan State, Tachileik Border Cross Tour

Set out on an unforgettable 11-day, 10-night journey through Myanmar, traversing from the plains to the captivating mountainous landscapes of the Southern Shan State. This immersive tour takes you to renowned destinations, including the majestic Mt. Zwekabin in Hpa An, the legendary Golden Rock Pagoda in Kyaikhto, and the magnificent Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyidaw. Prepare to be enchanted as you cruise along on a sightseeing boat trip on the picturesque Inle Lake, where you'll encounter a myriad of fascinating attractions...

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India – Myanmar – Thailand

10 Days - 9 Nights Bagan, Bago Division, Gangaw, Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo), Hpa-an, Indein, Inle Lake, Kalay, Kayin State, Magway Region, Mandalay Division, Mon State, Mt. Popa, Myawaddy, Sagaing Division, Shan State, Tamu, Taungoo Border Cross Tour

Set off on an unforgettable 10-day expedition across Myanmar, immersing yourself in the country's rich cultural heritage and awe-inspiring natural wonders. The adventure commences at the Tamu border gate, granting you access to the charming town of Kalay. Explore its picturesque landscapes, experience the ethnic diversity, and marvel at the array of religious sites. Continue your journey to Gangaw, where breathtaking vistas await, and then proceed to the magnificent Bagan, home to over 2,500 ancient pagodas and temples that will...

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Thailand – Myanmar – India

8 Days - 7 Nights Bagan, Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo), Hpa-an, Kalay, Kayin State, Mae Sot, Magway Region, Mandalay Division, Mon State, Myawaddy, Naypyidaw, Pakkoku, Sagaing Division Border Cross Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and cultural treasures of Myanmar. From the border crossing at Mae Sot/Myawaddy to the majestic temples of Bagan, and from the vibrant city of Mandalay to the enchanting town of Kalay, each destination unveils its own allure. Immerse yourself in the serenity of ancient monasteries, witness breathtaking sunsets over picturesque landscapes, and explore bustling local markets teeming with vibrant colors and flavors. With knowledgeable guides at your side, seamless border crossings,...

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