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Myanmar is perfectly friendly to independent travelers, and there's enough infrastructure for tourists that you'll get where you want to go, one way or another. That said, at the time of publication, a trip to Myanmar—particularly during peak season—requires serious advance research and planning. Those wishing to either join a guided tour or have a tour arranged may contact the following agencies.
Bagan Horse Cart Driver - Ko That (Horse cart no. 40. 09/402753856.)
Kengtung Trekking Guide - Sai Sam Tip (Yangon (Rangoon). 09/41006263. firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Myanmar Damsel Travels and Tours (Bldg. B, 4A, 66-68 San Yeit Nyein 6 St. 095/523583. email@example.com. www.itravelmyanmar.com.)
Myanmar Shalom (Moses Samuels, 70 31st St., Yangon (Rangoon). 01/252814 Yangon office; 646/734–8472 New York office. www.myanmarshalom.com.)
Myanmar Travel and Tours. MTT is the government-run agency to which you come groveling if you want permits for traveling to restricted areas. If you plan to cross from Tachileik into Mae Sai, Thailand, you'll need a permit. MTT runs its own tours and manages state-owned hotels. 118 Mahabandoola Garden St., Yangon (Rangoon). 095/371286 or 095/378376. www.myanmartravelsandtours.com.
One Stop Travel and Tours (160/3C Kyuntaw St., Yangon (Rangoon). 01/523486. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.onestop-myanmar.com.)
Santa Maria Travels and Tours (233-235 32nd St., 2nd fl., Yangon (Rangoon). 01/256178 or 01/384064. email@example.com. www.myanmartravels.net.)
Shan Yoma Travel and Tours (124-126 50th St., Yangon (Rangoon). 01/295510, 01/299389, or 01/204152. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.exploremyanmar.com.)
Sun Far Travels and Tours (27-31 38th St., Yangon (Rangoon). 01/380211. email@example.com. www.sunfartravels.com.)
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