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,
Will I need a sweater at night on October 19th?
Is September a good time to visit Chaungtha beach
I would be very interested to know how February fares in relation to mosquitos - is it a low season for mosquitos, i.e. small numbers? Many thanks
Hi, who can recomand a good travel agency to book a trip round Myanmar = 6 nights?
We are going on a tour for the first time with a guide. It has been suggested in our information that we should tip the guide which amounted to a reasonable amount at the end of the trip. It is a big company and I would prefer to have the cost worked out in the tour cost than be put in this position. Since our access to funds is limited in Myanmar and we do not want to have unnecessary currency in US or the currency of the country, I am not sure if and what to put aside.
I'm aware about my mobile won't work but I like an update of the costs for the different SIM-cards on offer now for foreigners and where and how to get it.
I REALLY nee to stay in touch with office during my stay in decembre during my 28-days trip in the country.
I suppose I won't have to rely on 3G but are there yet good connections @ hotels(Wi-fi) or internet cafés spead out over the WHOLE country,as I will be traveling a lot.
Thanks a loooooot!!!
What will the weather be like in November.
I'm planning on spending two weeks in Burma in July or August. Which month would be better if either? And when it rains is it an all day rain or does it only last an hour or so?
I have planned to go to Thailand and will land at BKK. I have two weeks vacation and thought maybe I could visit Burma. Any thoughts on how to get there, what I need in advance and how much time to allow?
Hi, Anyone know how much the cost for boat transfer from Mandalay to Mingun? Is there any regular boat schedule or we have to charter it.
I will be landing very late are 1200 midnight , is there any public transport to central at that time? how to get the information.
I will stay there for 3 nights, will only stay in Yangon for seeing the city, any good hotels with fair price and easily accessible for recommendations? thanks.
Hello lovely people.
My husband and I will be traveling to Burma. Can you advise what is to see/do in Burma. Anything we should not miss? We like meeting with locals and we do not do expensive hotels ;-)
can i add my hotel which is at Ngapali Beach