Malaysia to India via Thailand and Myanmar advice please :)

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Globerider86, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Globerider86

    Globerider86 n00b

    Jul 23, 2017
    Hi there,
    This is my first post here
    I'm planning a trip from Australia to England starting in January next year. I was hoping i could see Thailand and Myanmar, now ive heard from mixed advise regarding Thailand (including from the Thai Consulate) and ive been told for Myanmar i will need to join a group. Has anybody passed though here recently, or knows what i will need ?
    Any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks in advance

    Ps im a British citizen if this helps.
  2. gperkins

    gperkins graeme

    Dec 25, 2012
    NSW, far south coast.
    Here is a good start

    Thailand introduced a guide system on March 1st 2017, many have tried their luck at the border from Malaysia and Cambodia and have managed to get in, from Laos it is more problematic, from Myanmar it is impossible, but that won't bother you because you aren't going that way.

    Myanmar requires a guide, no if's no but's. It's join a group guided by a Burmese national or not enter. Two tour groups that come recommended or Osuga and Myanmar Senses Family ( FB only ) We used Myanmar Senses in march this year and were very happy with their services.

    I hope this helps.
    Pecha72 likes this.

    CANBERRANOMAD Adventurer

    Mar 1, 2017
    I will be leaving Australia in Jan also following a similar route to you it seems. I have a thread on horizons unlimited under the same name discussing this. I plan on entering Myanmar early April if you are interested in teaming up. I have another rider and an older couple in a campervan for a total of 4 people so far to do the crossing. If we can get enough numbers of bikes I would prefer just bikes as I think the van might be a bit annoying if I'm honest. PM me if you are interested in joining or head over to horizons unlimited.