My friend and are currently in Chiang Mai and want to visit Burma. We only have one week to spend in Burma and this is our tentative itinerary:
(DAY 1) fly Bankok to Yangon (arrival 8 AM).
(DAY 2)Yangon, overnight bus (?) to Bagan. 6/13
(DAY 3) Bagan
(DAY 4) Bagan
(DAY 5) travel to Inle Lake
(DAY 6) Inle Lake. travel to Yangon.
(DAY 7)fly to Bankok
Does anybody have suggestions on how to travel between Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake? Are there any guesthouses you would recommend? I have heard that it might be best to book through a travel agency in Chiang Mai but it seems like it might be significantly more expensive that way.
I'm also wondering if it is possible to cross by land or fly from Northern Thailand?
Finally, I have read that we must have crisp US dollars for Burms. Is that still true? Are there ATMS?
Thanks very much for your help!!