I'm looking to visit Myanmar for 3 weeks the first time in March. Can anyone recommend the best destination to combine with two weeks in Ngapali beach so I get to experience another part of the country? At the moment Sandoway resort and Amata at Ngapali seem to suit our taste but I would like to have a week in another area for something different.
Can I fly to Bagan or Mandalay for example from Thandwe or would I have to go back to Yangon to get a flight from there?
Open to ideas on where to else to go for the 3rd week but want to find somewhere that's straightforward` journey wise and isn't too expensive in terms of flight cost.
Also is it best to book flights from UK indepently and then contact hotels direct to book or is there an agent that can help co-ordinate this? The online searches I've done so far seem to be mainly geared towards small group tours which is not what I'm after.
I'm new to Burma so would welcome any advice at this stage.