to plan a trip in Myanmar or wing it? argh!
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 8:45 PM Last Post By: anamore
Feb 9, 2013 7:53 PM
to plan a trip in Myanmar or wing it? argh!hi guys, been planning a trip to Myanmar for ages but cant seem to make a decision. i have about 18 days but dont like to plan too much. i head off in 2 weeks. is the below general "idea" good enough to go on? i want to maximise the time i have so dont want to back track too much. any suggestions, additions and omissions would be fantastic!
yangon 2 days
yangoon to mandalay by bus
mandalay 2 days then slow boat to bagan
bagan 2 days then to kalaw by bus
kalaw 3d 2n trek to inle
inle 2 days
train to thazi
train to yangoon and fly out
i think this leaves me a few days here and there if i like a place. keen to do some nice train and boat rides. hoping to spend 50us a day.
Feb 9, 2013 8:27 PM
1Sound's OK, just some comments, as soon as you lob into Mandalay, check with hotel or local agent about slow boat to Bagan, doesn't go every day, (or didn't when I was there). When you arrive in Bagan, put your name down with hotel or agent about sharing a taxi to Mt Popa, that was interesting. At the end, a few days may be too many for Yangon, so maybe check out Golden rock. You may be able to survive on $50 a day, but have some backup as in spare US dollars and a ATM card. Good Luck.
Feb 9, 2013 10:04 PM
Feb 10, 2013 7:40 PM
Sound it great but I want to suggest you that you should take the bus thazi to Yangon in stead of taliking the train. Train is so long drive then bus.
Feb 10, 2013 8:45 PM
4Matt, all you write is possible. i came in nearly 3 weeks ago with only reservation for the first 2 days and it has been working fine.
The 50 USA dollar must be enough, but have extra with you. I would do only a smal piece of train like Pyin OO Lwin to Hsipaw. I did this yesterday. 7 hours train for a little piece of track. And very uncomfortable as wel so take upper class seats or those wood seats will break your bones. After sometime it's boring. Buses are better and faster and you see during daytime quite a lot do the changes going on in the country.
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