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Van/minibus rental Yangon to Bagan January

Posted by pete61 on 15/12/2013 at 19:53

6 of us are travelling from Yangon to Bagan to experience the festival and I thought it might be easier to hire a van and driver to get us there rather than a bus or train. We're a tall family!
We'd like to go by day. Is this possible to organise and if so, about how much and how long should it take to get there?

#1 pete61 has been a member since 27/9/2009. Posts: 39

Posted by pete61 on 9/2/2014 at 16:27

Well when we got there we couldn't find anyone to take us or organise a van for us. We decided it was too long a journey for a day and our time was best spent in a plane getting to Bagan.

After asking around on a Sunday, we were quoted about $125US per seat at a couple of stalls that sold bus and air tickets. I wasn't comfortable with buying form someone in a booth on a Sunday, particulary as there was no computing system and it was all done by phone and written on tickets. We found a proper Air KBZ agency that sold domestic tickets and ended up flying for (from memory) $90US per person. Printed ticket. A much more secure feeling.
We still had to ring and confirm that day that the flight was going.
A 2 hour flight was the best thing. More time to relax and sort out our time in Bagan.


#2 pete61 has been a member since 27/9/2009. Posts: 39

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