Does anyone have the timetable & route for the new tramway in Yangon?
OK got my basic route now and fine tuning.
So my question is - the best route from Bagan to Inle Lake.
my thoughts were catch bus to ? overnight - then to Kalaw for two nights giving me a whole day to explore Kalaw. Train to Schwenyaung, and down to Inle Lake. Considered treking but heard the train ride was pretty impressive.
Traveling late August into September.
Look forward to hearing your suggestions.
OK got my basic route now and fine tuning.
So my question is - the best way (most interesting and varied) route from Yangon to Bagan.
I have allowed for a one night stop over to avoid a long hall on a bus. Possibly Nay Pyi Taw. And could possibly extend to two nights if there was a worthwhile detour to get to Bagan.
I am traveling in late August - is the weather likely to cause delays on the route or is it ok to book accommodation now as apposed to along the way.
Look forward to hearing your suggestions.
Hi I am going to Myanmar in a couple of months. I hear it's changing rapidly. Does anybody know of the most up to date guide book I can buy please?
Off to Myanmar in Late August, September. Low season. 2 people.
After flicking through several guide books the prices of things seem to go up daily.
Have been to Vietnam where I went on a 3 day tour for $50p/p to see same itinerary in travel magazine back home for $400 p/p
My question is
1. Is Myanmar really expensive or am I economically better off to book at hotel receptions as I go?
2. Any recommendation for value for money tours. I don't mind paying if it is not to be missed.
3. Is it realistic to book hotels etc as I go or should I look at pre booking from home?
I have traveled independently throughout Vietnam on three occasions and Malaysia many times.
I am not on a tight budget but would hate to arrive there to find I had feathered some corporate office in a totally irrelevant country. Would rather shop local so to speak. And make my & go further.
Really looking forward to your feedback
Enjoy the day
I intend to travel to Laos, Thailand and Myanmar in November and as I do not speak English, I am looking for a guide of these countries in Spanish or Portuguese (PDF). If any of you have the possibility of sending me this stuff will be very grateful.
Happy travels to all !!!
What would a reasonable itinerary be for a first trip??
I am planning my trip to Myanmar. Has anyone used MTS travel? Is it reliable? Any other tour company suggestion?
How many days should I stay in Mandalay? How much would a Taxi be for a day?
What would you recommend?
Thank you Rob
Can anyone recommend an English-speaking guide in Nyawngshwe who belongs to the Pa-o community?
Hi, I heard there are nice bungalows to stay in at Inle Lake. Does anyone have info on these? Or any nice guest houses or hotel? $30 - $60 range for 2 people. I'm fine with something away from a touristy area as long as there is transportation to get around. Thanks!
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?
I need a flight that gets into Yangon around 10:30 a.m. I found several of these when doing research (Yangon Airways, Asian Wings, Golden Myanmar) yet when I go to their websites directly - NO FLIGHTS! Does this sound familiar to any of you? I can't seem to trust that any of the flight - times, fares that I find are even valid. Thank you
How do I find train and bus lines/schedules online for Myanmar? I'd like to check them for routes between Inle Lake, Mandalay, and Bagan.
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?
I plan on flying. Should I go from Yangon to Inle Lake and then to Bagan or hit Inle Lake after Bagan and on my way back to Yangon? I don't have much time so was thinking that flying would be the most practical. Let me know if you have any other suggestions. Thanks!
I'm trying to book my trip and hotels from USA but I need to know which airlines fly between the three cities above and how to find their flight schedules? I heard there is only a 6am flight from Yangon to Bagan daily. Is that true? I need to either book my flights now or at least have an idea what they are in order to book my hotels. Any help you can give would be awesome! Thanks!
Hi! I only have a couple days in Yangon - I want to hit the top sites. But Yangon seems pretty big. I have no idea which area or "district" to stay in (East, downtown, Central, South)? Is it best to book a hotel closer to the airport? Thank you!
We're going to Bagan for a day or two and thinking of setting camp in Nyaung - U. Are there any sites to see in or around here (like day trips) other than Bagan?
I'm not interested in lounging but want to see sites and have unique experiences. I'm going to Thailand as well and I hear it also has floating markets and such. Is Inle Lake different than what Thailand has to offer? It seems like such a sleepy town that we could do this in a day. No? Thanks!
I understand that changing money in Myanmar is a little easier than before Anyone been there recently?
1) I read that US$ have to be in very good condition and printed from 2006 onwards, but they are not so particular about notes like in previous years.
2) Better to change at airports and banks rather than money changers
3) Is it easy to change GB pounds
4) Most things can be paid for in Kyat except for official permits for each area , those have to be paid in US$. Anything else that must be paid in US $
5) All our accommodation has been paid for so i understand that restaurants, bus, train and day tours acn all be paid in Kyat.
Any comments will be appreciated
Has anyone done the slow ferry from Bagan to Mandalay lately?
1) can I get or send sms from my european Handy or tablet in Myanmar with my own sim-card. if not, is it possible with a simcard from Myanmar?
2) is Malaria a Problem in Myanmar (end of december to middle of january)?
It will be my 3rd time in Burma in January 2016. I have never been in high season and just looked at the prices of accommodation which have jumped considerably compared to low season. Are there any other options for example AirBandB, or renting a room with locals for maybe a few days to a week in Mandalay and Lake Inle. I am use to other countries prices in SEAsia and usually travel with a friend in Burma. I may be pushing it however I will be there for a reason while still loving the county and people, so it's not just a quick holiday. i have a couple of friends there however they can't advise me. If anybody has other suggestions or alternative options please let me know. The prices are over my budget on my own. Thank you
Do i need a local guide when i were in Myitkyina ? im gonna go there this end of year, will take a train from Mandalay . if i must have a guide so where i can get a guide for travel in Myitkyina? and how much it cost ?
I am thinking of booking flights in March.I only have about 3 weeks. I want to spend 2 weeks in Myanmar and then planning to Split the last Week between Kuala Lumpur Maybe 2nights there and get a bus to singapore and spend 2 nights there and then 3 more days back in Kuala Lumpar where i fly out from is this a reasonable plan ?
I have researched Myanmar but I confess i Know V little of Maylasia would there be possibilites of day trips out of KL to worth while places?
Or should i Spend a night or 2 elsewhere near enough to KL that may be somewhat scenic in contrast to the big city of KL?
Thanks Guys Im just unsure how to split up the last week any advice would be hugley welcome :)
Has anyone booked a car and driver from Mandalay to Inle Lake? Is it possible to do? How long will it take and how much will it cost? We don't want to fly back to Yangon and then onto Heho (Inle) . Another possibility is that we take the train to Kalaw and from there make our way to Inle. Anyone have any ideas? We are a party of four.
I'm planning to trip Myanmar this December(from 19th-24th night).
My flight will get there to Yangon at 17:15 Dec 19th and leave Yangon at 22:10 Dec 24 to Tokyo and arriving early in the morning of 25th.
So it's pretty short stay, i'm not planning to stay Yangon much,but love to visit Bagan for sure. However, I want to visit Inle lake as well.
My concern on this trip is..
1)I would love to relax and see historical cites as well as natures.
2)My current plan as below:
12/19--->17:15 arrive to Yangon. stay one night in Yangon
12/20--->leave for Bagan by airplane.
12/22--->leave for Inle lake by air plane
12/23--->stay in Inle lake
12/24--->stay in Inle lake and leave Inle lake afternoon for Yangon to catch my flight to Tokyo of 22:10.
12/25--->arrive tokyo early in the morning
3)my plan above is tight for the last day?
4)which do you recommend to stay longer, Bagan or Inle lake?
Or if you have any advice on my travel plan above, pls let me know.
5)Im travelling myself,but at the same time I would love to make friends during my travel.
Hotel can have arrangements for tourist?
6)Is it better to stay at hotel?(I want my own room,bathroom,but in the meantime, would love to make friends as well:))
Thanks for reading my long question!
I appreciate your kind help:)
I will be in Myanmar for a week and need some itinerary help please!
I arrive in Yangon at Monday 1pm and leave Yangon a week later at 11pm.
So it's 7 nights (7.5 days).
At the moment we have only booked the first nights accommodation in Yangon and so are flexible with the rest of the time.
I've read that most people don't spend much time in Yangon. The most popular places seem to be Yangon, Bagan, Inle and Mandalay. It seems that people spend the most time in Bagan.
We are planning to take overnight buses to save time.
Any help is appreciated.
who knows when exactly the Festival 2016 in myitkyina is (at 10th of january??) and whats going on on this Festival?
and: curious whats happen after the election now .... hope everything ok and peaceful.....