» PERSONAL INSURANCE
In Myanmar, only 3rd-party insurance is available and it only covers damage to 3rd-parties.
Burma Motorbike Tours strongly recommends every participant to take out a travel insurance policy before embarking on one of our tours. This insurance should cover your personal health whether resulting from an accident or not, medical evacuation, repatriation, trip cancellation or disruption, luggage damage or losses, theft, breakage, etc.
» DRIVING LICENCE
Each and every motorcycle rider must have a valid motorcycle licence, and must be over 25 years old with at least 2 year experience of driving. Bikers are also required to show their original driving licence and passport before get the show on the road.
Burma Motorbike Tours will try our best to safeguard our clients, we will not take any responsibilities for personal injury or loss due to events which are beyond our control. Passengers should note that motorcycle travel involves higher risk than normal and a signed release is required by Burma Motorbike Tours from all bikers and passengers before the tour starts. Burma Motorbike Tours does not guarantee pick up or drop off times and are not liable for passengers connecting to flights, trains etc. Burma Motorbike Tours accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal belongings or baggage.
» DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT
To confirm booking, a deposit of 30% on total tour cost is required at the time of confirmation.
The remaining balance should be made at least 21 days prior to your travel date. All payments related to your bookings must be made by either major credit card or telegraphic transfer to our appropriate account which will be advised at the time of booking by our travel consultants. You can pay remaining balance in cash upon arrival to reduce any processing fees that may affect your cost.
Note: All the transaction or bank fee will be borne by clients.
» CANCELLATION POLICY
If a cancellation happens once the booking has been confirmed, you must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. Your cancellations will incur the following charges:
- More than 60 days: No cancellation fee, your deposit paid to us will be fully refunded
- 60 days to 31 days: Your deposit paid to us is non-refundable
- 30 days to 15 days: 50% of Tour cost
- 14 days to 8 days: 70% of Tour cost
- 7 days or less: 90% of Tour cost
- No show: 100% of Tour cost
- Above cancellation policy is not applied for Extension at Ngapali Beach. Burma Motorbike Tours will advise you at the time of booking or you please contact our travel consultant for more details.
- We strongly recommend that you obtain trip cancellation insurance from an insurance company. The bank's refund transfer fee will be deducted from the refund money.
» TOUR GROUP SIZE
Tour may commence with no less than 2 riders. An additional 100% must be paid for a single rider tour to start.
» PICK UP AND TRANSFERS
Burma Motorbike Tours will collect clients from the airport, hotel, or your accommodation, at the beginning of the tour. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel, accommodation or the airport.
» TRAFFIC FINES AND FUEL COST
On completion of the tour, all speeding tickets, camera speeding fines, parking fines or any other traffic will be paid by Burma Motorbike Tours.
All fuel is supplied by Burma Motorbike Tours.
» CHANGE OF ITINERARY
Burma Motorbike Tours reserves the right to amend the tour route due to road works, weather conditions, politics or various other reasons. No refunds will be given due to any route change.
» CHANGE OF MOTORCYCLE
Unexpected and uncontrollable situations may require last minute substitution of a motorcycle even after the trip has begun. This may include but is not limited to mechanical failure, collision, damage and theft. In this circumstance Burma Motorbike Tours reserves the right to substitute the type of motorcycle confirmed. Should Burma Motorbike Tours not be able to replace a motorcycle with the confirmed type or similar a prorated refund for the difference in models if any will be made to the participant.
» MOTORCYCLE PROTECTIVE GEAR
Burma Motorbike Tours strongly recommends that clients bring their own gears to be the most comfortable and all protective. We also provide helmets, gloves, knee and elbow guards which are of high quality brands in many different sizes. Please be noted that we do not offer jackets, boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons. Good trekking or sport shoes and jeans should be enough.
» MEALS AND ALCOHOL
All meals will be included in package. Clients will have breakfast at the hotel (usually be international buffet), lunch & dinner at a local restaurant during the day tour, normally Burmese food. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please inform us when booking so we can make the appropriate arrangements for you.
Upon request or in some special group tours, the companion vehicle will carries cool bottled water and cool refreshing towels. Snacks can be purchased during stops. Burma Motorbike Tours do not provide any alcohol on tour, and do not allow any alcohol consumption during the day while motorcycles are in use. The agreement with the client (rider or pillion) may be cancelled and riding privileges will be suspended from anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Clients agree to refrain from alcoholic beverages until the motorcycles have been parked for the night.
» DAMAGE OR TECHNICAL FAILURES
Any damage, mechanical or electrical failure on any motorcycle owned by Burma Motorbike Tours must be reported to the tour leader immediately. Included within the tour price is standard motorcycle damage insurance which covers for incidental damages. The clients will be liable for the first US $500.00 in any damage of the motorcycle deemed by Burma Motorbike Tours. The term damage is to exclude reasonable wear and tear. Minor blemishes or paint chips caused by gravel, stones and insects are considered normal wear and tear however damage or scratches caused by an accident, dropping a motorcycle or riding it through bushes and flooding bikes is not considered normal wear and tear.
» CLOTHING AND MYANMAR WEATHER SEASONS
Casual clothes can be used everywhere, except for visiting temples, where short pants and skirts are not traditionally acceptable. 3 seasons in Myanmar are dry season, rainy season, and summer.
DRY SEASON – from October to the end of February, the weather is dry and warm in the daytime, but in the evening and early morning can be a little bit cool especially around mountainous areas. A light jersey may be used.
RAINY SEASON – from June to the end of September, the weather is pretty hot, temperature ranges from 27 to 35°C. A rain coat is required.
SUMMER – from March to the end of May, the temperature can rise from 31 to 38°.