Myanmar is the northernmost country of Southeast Asia; it is shaped like a kite with a long tail that runs south along the Malay Peninsula. The country is bordered by China to the north and northeast, Laos to the east, Thailand to the southeast, the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal to the south and southwest, Bangladesh to the west, and India to the northwest.
The country as a whole can be divided into five physiographic regions—the northern mountains, the western ranges, the eastern plateau, the central basin and lowlands, and the coastal plains. According to official estimates, about half of Myanmar remains covered with forests of various types.
Myanmar is a land of villages. Except for a few large cities, notably Yangon, Mandala, and Mawlamyine, the towns are essentially large villages.
With a motorcycle tour into Myanmar, we really are stepping into the wild west!
Ace Tours operates under the outbound and inbound licence, which means that we can run tours both in Thailand and into Myanmar.
Myanmar tourist visas take two working days to process at the Bangkok Myanmar Embassy and currently cost 810 Thai Baht. You can pay an extra fee of around 300 Baht and collect your visa the same day provided you arrive to apply for it first thing in the morning. You then pick it up in the afternoon. You can also get a Myanmar visa back in your own country (which we recommend).