I am travelling for2 nights to Yangon at end april first time.
which is good place to stay and budget hotels. what are
sigh seeings in city areas.
Any info on visa on arrival for Indian passport holders.
Am looking for a local car rental with driver in Yangon. I can easily find some of them in web, but mostly it's a big company which offer daily car hire with quite a high prices. So am wondering, do you guys know how much is the reasonable rate there? Any recommended local driver?
I am planning to go to Burma in April - during the hottest time of the year. I have also only 9 days including travel time. I don't particularly enjoy the heat and hate that I have such a short period of time, but it's the only time I have the opportunity to go.
The cities I plan to visit are Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake. We have decided to save Mandalay for another time.
Right now my itinerary is as follow:
April 9: Arrive to Yangon
April 10: fly from Yangon to Bagan (arrive early in AM)
April 11: Bagan
April 12: Bagan
April 13: fly to Inle Lake (arrive in AM)
April 14: Inle Lake
April 15: fly back to Yagon (arrive in early evening)
April 16: Yangon
April 17: fly out of Yagon
A few questions:
1) Reading a few forums, everyone says that you should allow more time for Bagan. I've pretty much given 3 full days. Given how hot it will be, do you think that I should reduce this time and allow more time in Inle Lake instead? Unless there is much more to do in the city, I'm afraid I might not make it with the heat/sun exposure visiting the pagoda - I think I might be able to pull off a day at most (we will probably be taking the horse cart option as biking seems suicidal at this point). So do you think 3 days is too much?
2) We will be visiting Burma during New Years - Water festival. I'm both intrigued but apprehensive at the same time. The festival looks incredible, but at the same time most guide books I've seen say that everything will be closed and shut down. Will we, as tourists, have difficulty eating out and walking around (we hit New Years when we arrive in Inle Lake, and the celebration ends when we'll be in Yangon). Will it be extremely difficult to get around?
3) Finally this is a strange question, but I suffer from an immense phobia of snakes which has impaired my travelling plans in the past. It's an actual phobia, not just a fear. I've been wanting to visit Burma for so long but when I researched around (as I always have to do with anyone of my travel destination) - it seems that they are common everywhere - living in pagodas, etc. everywhere. Is this true or have I just read horror stories?
Any help would be tremendously appreciated!
Have anyone experienced the Balloon Ride over Mandalay and Inle Lake? Would love to hear some comments from anyone who did take such a service.
hi, please could you advise what is the best way to make this journey. I am a 67 year old female who will be travelling alone at this point, also i have a slight mobility problem. thanks in advance.
PS I will be travelling early March 2014.
I want to go from Kathmandu, Nepal to Bangkok, Thailand. Has anyone ever tried bussing through there and if so how was your experience?
I'm going to travel to Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines frome March till July 2014. I really want to go horsebackriding somewhere (a few hours or a couple of days) and I do have ridingexperience. Does anybody know where to go and how i can arrange it?
Hello all travelers.
After illness, my partner and I had to change plans from trekking in Nepal to a six month "beach recreation" in South East Asia. Due to the change of plans we have not been able to prepare this trip and we are running a bit out of time.
We are currently living in Vietnam, but we leave the country on the 10th of January. From here we do not know where to go. We are looking for a small quiet place in South East Asia where it is possible to relax. A place with calm, not a party area or a tourist magnet, but a bit isolated peaceful place. We would love to stay very close to the beach, if not on the beach and with snorkeling waters nearby. Because of the duration of our stay, we need a kitchen and also the opportunity to purchase foods . We are hoping to rent a small house, bungalow, cottage, appartment ect. We would prefer to stay in the same location throughout the period, but are open to make a move or two.
Our rent budget is around: U.S. $500 per month depending on the spot. (excluding food and electricity)
Can we "with ease" as foreigners move to Burma and stay for 6 months?
How is the malaria situation in Burma?,
Is it possible to find what we are looking for in Burma, - or do we need to go elsewhere?
What to do from here and where to go?
Any other thoughts or advise how to handle our situation are more then welcome.
Thank you very much
and a happy new year!
on February next year, I have plan to visit Myanmar..
Does anyone know the night bus schedule from bagan to yangon ?
March next year I will visit Myanmar Who can give me some advice for a cheap hotel How high are the hotel prices now these days, will stay 28 days in Myanmar, has anyone an idea how much cash I need
please give me some advice
thanks in advance
Hi there! We were thinking of crossing into Burma for a week or so from Ranong in Southern Thailand over the Xmas period. Has anyone made this crossing and is there much to see when we get there. Bit of a last minute idea. Living in Thailand so will plan a trip further north at a later date. Happy to wander about using any local transport. No plans to travel too far. Any recommendations/suggestions for accommodation while we are there would be great. Also, could we get a visa on arrival and what would the duration be? Many thanks
I am planning 10 days in Myanmar in January and have to decide to spend an extra night in Bagan or Inle Lake. Any suggestions???
i want to travel to myitkyina next februar
is tis area open these days to tourist?
is it possible to fo there by ships as it written in the konely planet book???
How can I hire a cab in Bagan, Myanmar for two full days.
I'm 24 years old and I would like to make a trip to Myanmar for 14-21 days. Have not decided yet if I want to do this on my own or in a small group. What I do know is that I want to see Myanmar through the eyes of a local, using public transport instead of a personal driver, seeing places that you would never get to see with a touristic travel agency. I would love for instance to overnight in a buddhist monastery. I wont go between November-February, just to avoid too many tourists.
I assume I should contact a local agency, or maybe I could organise this whole trip on my own. I dont know.
Maybe you could have some tips for me?
Looking forward to your reply. Thanks in advance for your tips.
We are planning our second trip to Myanmar and would appreciate comments on our proposed Itinerary shown below. Any suggestions as to transport method between towns, are daily travel ideas achievable, etc most welcome. Accomodation ideas at stop overs also sought.
1 Yangon full day
2 Yangon to Mawlamyine
3 Mawlamyine to Hpa-an
4 Hpa-an full day
5 Hpa-an to Yangon via Kyaikto (Hanging Rock) & Bago
6 Yangon to Inle Lake via Heho
7 Nyaungshwe full day
8 Nyaungshwe day trip to Taunggyi & K
9 Nyaungshwe full day
10 Nyaungshwe to Pindaya
11 Pindaya to Mandalay via Heho
12 Mandalay full day
13 Mandalay to Mowyna
14 Mowyna full day
15 Mowyna to Bagan
16 Bagan full day
17 Bagan full day
18 Bagan to Yangon
quels sont les horaires de train entre taunggyi et thazi ?
It's there any one know about Myanmar travels agents ?
Has anybody done this hike recently? Any recommendations for a guide? What is a typical rate for the guide/accommodation/meals package these days?
Thanks to anyone who responds.
I have read in the lonely planet book that Burma does not have international roaming and so mobiles are mostly useless and that a sim card costs in the region of US$1685!! It is apparently possible to spend circa US$100 for a CDMA phone (whatever that is) and a 3 month sim. My LP book is a couple of years old so I'm wondering if anyone knows if the situation is any different now. I'll be traveling to Burma in a few days time and will be staying for 2 weeks. Thanks
I know that lately this topic has been a bit of a recurring theme, but I realise things are changing quite rapidly on the ground in Myanmar and I was hoping to get some advice from people there recently.
Here's my suggested itineary
Day 1: Fly into Mandalay
Day 2: Mandalay, Night bus to Inle (Is this possible?)
Day 3 & 4: Inle, night bus to Bagan (possible from Inle?)
Day 5 & 6: Bagan, night bus to Yangon
Day 7, 8: Yangon (fly out from Yangon)
I really don't want to take a day bus, as I have limited time and would rather bus overnight.
I haven't really been able to find any information if there are night buses Inle- Bagan and am considering flying. Does anyone know if I can arrange such a flight on very short notice in Burma?
Hi, Myself and two friends are traveling to Myanmar for 3 weeks - we pretty much have our itinerary planned but we want to find out the most efficient (understand this is relative!) was to get form Inle Lake to Hipsaw in one day. I think there are 15 hour bus rides which do not appeal, or the alternative of flying to Mandalay (from Heho) and getting a car. Ideally we would like to go overland if possible and we would be open to hiring a car and driver if this was possible and took considerably less than 15 hours. Does anyone have any ideas about the best way to go about the Inle Lake to Hipsaw leg?
Thanks very much
I have been reading that the voltage is not constant in burma and surges can damage your cell phone or computer. i will be bringing my iphone and ipad and wonder if this is still true and should i bring a voltage regulator or surge protector when i go on November 9 th for a two week trip to Burma?
I will be in Burma this winter for almost a month, travelling both in cities and in more remote locations. I have a teenage daughter at home I need to stay in touch with. I am wondering if I can purchase a cell phone and plan in Burma so I can call her? Or, will my smart phone work for internet, and if so, is internet readliy available in Burma? I will be stopping in Thailand on the way...would it work to purchase a cell phone in Bangkok? WIll that same phone work in BUrma? ANy help or advice would be much appreciated!
I have a few days in Yangon at the end of a trip I am taking to Burma. I will have already spen enough time in Yangon, so I am trying to decide what to do with that time. I am thinking if Inle Lake or Bagan...any suggestions about which would be better? I have never particulalrly enjoyed very touristy places, which both of those seem to be...are they worth a visit anyway? I have spent lots of time in India, adn really my favorite times have been wandering into villages and hanging out with kids. ANy suggestions?
I really like idea about driving 100's of miles and then relax in hot water - It must b posibul.
How long time on motorbike from Mandalay?
And can anybody help with a local and not expencive place to stay?
Kenneth - going to Burma 10/11 - 13
Hello: Per my topic, I would like some input on suggested itineraries, where to stay, where to go, what to avoid. I am looking to spend about $35 to $50/day for food, lodging and transport. I would like to go to Taungoo and elsewhere off the beaten path as well as more central sites. Thanks in advance.
After I booked the airfare and found out that the accomodation in Yangon is expensive by international standard. Do you know any clean and nice guesthouse or hotel in Yangon price between US$30 - US$50.
Has anyone ever rented a motorbike in Mandalay? Do they want you to hand over your passport? I had a very bad experience with this in Thailand. The motorbike may be worth a few hundred euros but when you are that far from home your passport is priceless.
I am planning a trip to Burma from 27 Dec 2013 to 10 Jan 2013. I will be travelling solo.
I am still working on my itinary. I hope to take visit Rangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, inle lake and perhaps the beach if I have time. I fly into Rangon and fly out of Mandalay (or vice versa) .
Does anyone have any advise on a good place to spend New years eve?
Thanks very much,