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    • Rats in Kalaw-Inle Lake trek?

      Kalaw Dec 7, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      Hello everyone,

      This may sound like a bit of a strange question. I was very excited about doing the Kalaw-Inle Lake trek until I read a review from someone saying the house where they stayed at a village was full of rats. I am EXTREMELY afraid of rats, to the point that if this is the case I won't do the trek at all.

      I understand that you may encounter a rat here and there when out and about and despite my phobia I can cope with it if I can "get away" from them if out in the open, but the thought of having rats running around me while I sleep is too much.

      Did anyone else encounter any rats during your trek? All and any information very very appreciated as I was ready to make bookings already but this may change my travel plans a fair bit now.

      Thanks in advance!!!

    • Trekking Kalaw to Inle lake around MARCH 20th 2017

      Myanmar (Burma) Dec 9, 2016 at 12:54 AM

      Good morning everyone, we're Paty and Paul, a young 26 yo couple, we live in Madrid, Spain. We're overexcited to discover Myanmar from 15-30 march 2017. We would like to do the trekking from Kalaw to Inle lake around MARCH 20th 2017. I would like to know a few things:

      -Do you guys think it's a good period to do the trekking? I'm scared of the extrem hot or humidity at this time
      -Is it really worth it (have seen some pics on google and blogs, but im not sure the views and landscapes will be as beautiful in march!) So, dont wanna walk for nothing if you understand me ;)
      -Which guide do you recommend? Have seen a lot of positive comments on A1 trekking guide tour. Have some of you done it with them?
      -Is it mandatory to do the rage's vaccine?

      thank you in advance for all your precious advices !!!

      Paty & Paul

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      Best national parks in Burma (Myanmar)?

      Myanmar (Burma) Nov 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM


      I'm planning to go maybe in Burma in winter and I'd like to visit some national parks. Burma seems to be a particularly untouched wildlife-rich country but sadly I found very little informations about the national parks in this country...

      - I'm planning to go above all in the center of the country and along the Tenasserim peninsula. Including of course the apparently beautiful Lampi Marine National Park. About this park: is it easy to find ferries to go on Lampi Island or maybe on the surrounding islets (such as Cockscomb Island) to practice snorkelling? What are the best spots for snorkelling/scuba diving in Burma?

      - I love rainforest, hiking, mountains, mangroves (canoe), etc... Can you suggest me some some nice natural places to have this kind of environment in Burma and of course observe wildlife?

      - I'd love to explore the Khakaborazi National Park. I guess I'm not enough experienced to climb the summit of course (5881 m sounds a bit perillous for me!) but I'd like to hike all around on the first foothills to see maybe some snow-capped mountains, cloud forests and alpine meadows.... But it that simply possible? It seems very remote, I don't even know if there is any camps, trails or simply roads to go there! Plus it's located in the center of the Kachin State, and this region is often considered as a no-go zone in Burma because of violent ethnic tensions. What is true?

      Thank you in advance :)

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      Is Burma a safe destination / Is it easy to travel there?

      Myanmar (Burma) Nov 11, 2016 at 12:34 PM


      I'm planning to go maybe in Myanmar this winter for 2 weeks and I would like to travel basically throughout the country but I've two crucial questions for this trip:

      - I tried to get informed about the political situation of the country and I've to admit that the ethnical tensions in Myanmar are quite preoccupying. Our ministry of foreign affairs publised a map about the no-go zones in Burma and they suggest not to go in most of the border regions which represents about 50% of the whole country. Did the situation improved with the election of Aung San Suu Kyi? Are those tensions still strong? Should I feel concerned as a tourist or it's all about between separatists and army? I would like for example to visit the Hkakabo Razi National Park but it seems truly impossible when I see it's located in the heart of Kachin State...

      - About the transportations... I guess it's impossible to rent a car in Myanmar... Is it possible to travel easily? Is it dangerous? I heard a lot about frequent deadly bus or train accidents! BTW is it possible to travel quickly by bus or should I be ready to spend 2 days to connect 2 very close cities by bus? Is it possible to rent small motorbikes in some places like seaside resorts for example?

      Thanks ;)

    • Guest house/Hotel/Airbnb in Mandalay?

      by tandjtravel Online Now Jan 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM

      Looking for a place to stay in Mandalay that is in a good location to sites but not noisy - $30-$50 range for 2 people. CLEAN is important. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM
    • Air Mandalay - Flights between Yangon and Mandalay

      by tandjtravel Online Now Jan 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM

      Hi, I'm trying to check flights to/from Yangon to Mandalay on air mandalay but it always comes up with "NO FLIGHTS" - I'm sure that this airline flies between these two cities doesn't it? Does anyone know the trick?

      4 Answers Jan 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM
    • yangon to mandalay

      by drbsinghania Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      hi ! would like to know about travelling from yangon to mandalay...i have a liking for train travel

      4 Answers May 16, 2014 at 11:09 PM
    • Mandalay Airport Transit time

      by luluf66 Online Now Apr 6, 2014 at 4:01 AM

      Hi, we have a 9.30 flight from Mandalay. We will have to fly from Pagan to Mandalay before. There is a flight arriving at 8.15 - I assume the airport is not so big, but would we have enough time for the transit? Thanks!

      3 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM
    • Best time to visit Burma

      by redhead415 Online Now Feb 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      We are currently looking at two tours to Burma. One tour leaves October 13, 2012 through October 25, 2012. We were told this is the rainy season and not the best time to visit. There is another tour leaving October 31, 2012 through November 12, 2012. Is this a better time to tour? Does a few weeks make that much of a difference in the weather? Will it still rain in November? I am leaning toward the November dates, but the October tour is cheaper. What is the temperature like during both these dates? Will it be hot and humid? Will we need jackets in the mornings and evenings? The tour will include Yangon, Mandalay, Bagon and Inle Lake. Also, will we need to purchase Malaria pills?


      10 Answers May 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM