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Advice on itinerary

Posted by Harry05 on 24/9/2013 at 14:53

Looking forward to my visit to Myanmar and already made a global itinerary which look like this:

Air Asia flight Bangkok-Mandalay december 12th, Mandalay (12-13)
Bagan (14-17) if possible transport by boat Mandalay-Nyaung U
Kalaw (18-20) transport by flight Nyaung U-Heho
Inle Lake (21-24)
Mandalay (25)
Pyin Oo Lwin (26-27)
Kyaukme (28-30) transport Pyin Oo Lwin-Kyaukme by train (Gokteik viaduct)
Hsipaw (dec. 31 - jan. 1-2)
Mandalay (3-4)
Yangon (5-6) transport Mandalay-Yangon by flight, Air Asia flight Yangon-Bangkok (jan 7th)

Some questions about this:
*Would it be good to do the leg Mandalay-Hsipaw v/v from/during (our) X-mas/New Year period? Will this period influence travelling, markets etc.? Or better do this leg earlier during my trip?
* Same about Bagan/Inle Lake, would it be good to do this leg before X-mas/New Year period?
* I know this is high season, would it be necessary to arrange transport/accomodation far in advance (my idea is to wait till I am in Mayanmar)? In which/all parts of my trip?
* Other advice on my itinerary (I have no fixed itinerary and some flexible dates in Mandalay)?
Thanks answering,


#1 Harry05 has been a member since 9/9/2007. Posts: 60

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