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Trip to Myanmar

Posted by bharpiy on 28/10/2014 at 13:29

Hi there,

Please opine if the follow itinerary in Myanmar sounds feasible. Please let me know if you have other suggestions.


Nov 16: Reach Yangon at night
Nov 17: Explore Yangon
Nov 18: Leave for Mt Kyaiktiyo
Nov 19: Explore Mt Kyaiktiyo in morning; leave for Bagan
Nov 20: Explore Bago; take overnight bus to Inle Lake
Nov 21,22: Explore Inle Lake; take overnight bus to Bagan on 22
Nov 23, 24: Explore Bagan
Nov 25: Take slow boat to Mandalay
Nov 26: Mandalay
Nov 27: Fly out of Mandalay
Thanks!

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Posted by bharpiy on 30/10/2014 at 22:02

No one has any feedback???

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Posted by caseyprich on 1/11/2014 at 11:00

Okay, I'll bite - way too much in 12 days. I'd cut Mt Kyaiktiyo out in order to relax a little more in Bagan or Inle Lake. Normally when I arrive from an overnight ride I spend the first day just looking around the town and not seeing any sights. So that would mean you've only got the 22nd to explore Inle, but you leave that night on another overnight bus. That pace just doesn't sound fun to me, and certainly wouldn't be relaxing.

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Posted by bharpiy on 1/11/2014 at 11:10

Thanks.. but being relaxed doesn't make me happy. Traveling and seeing what I can in the time I have makes me happier ;) Appreciate your input though!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/11/2014 at 19:06 admin

I agree with casey that that's a pretty busy route for 12 days, but if you're comfortable with that, it is certainly doable.

The order is a bit unusual - Yangon - Bago - Inle - Bagan - Mandalay, where most doing this kind of route would switch the last two, finishing at Bagan for the flight back to Yangon.

With the overnight buses, book your tickets on arrival as seats go fast.

Have fun!

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Posted by bharpiy on 1/11/2014 at 19:09

ah - that's because i'm flying out of mandalay.
thanks for the tip about about booking buses on arrival.
would i be able to take a bus from Mt Kyaiktiyo directly to inle lake? is bago a recommended stop?
thanks

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/11/2014 at 20:00 admin

I've not been to Bago sorry, so can't help on that one - have heard it is a pretty interesting spot though.

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Posted by bharpiy on 1/11/2014 at 20:15

ok, thank you.

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Posted by caseyprich on 2/11/2014 at 08:30

Ok, but you do realize that you technically don't have even one full day at Inle? Arrive one day, depart the next. I didn't make it to Inle, but most have told me there are at least three to four days worth of stuff to do there. Also, a nice thing is to get out of the towns and explore the surrounding area, your schedule doesn't allow for that.

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