After a 3 months since my last trip abroad, I am so excited to work out a trip to Myanmar this October. I am from Vietnam, and going to go to Yangon at the end of this Oct for a week.
Since the In/Out flight costs me a lot, I need to save $$$ from hotel & others for ticket! I am so much grateful to have your advice.
Below is my proposed itinerary, I am open for any suggestion for a better routing please:
Day 1: Arrive in Yangon in the afternoon. Spend 1st night in Yangon
Day 2: Morning train from Yangon to Mandalay. (From 6:00am to 20:00) – such a long trip, but I hope we will enjoy the journey
Day 3: Visit Mandalay & Surroundings. Is it easy to rent a bike or hire a taxi on arrival? Any suggestion please?
Day 4: We are going to travel to Bagan. Some recommended a river cruise (Shwe Keinnery River Cruise). It seems so interesting for us to join in various means of transportation! Also, I am not sure if there is other way to reach to Bagan from Mandalay, bus for example?
Day 5: Visiting Bagan & surroundings: again, I am not sure if it’s easy to explore the place by our own?
Day 6: Visit Inle Lake. Where should we stay this night? I think Inle Lake area are so near to the airport in Heho?
Day 7: Heho – back to Yangon.
We will need to go back to Yangon for our flight back home on Day 8. Checking on some options and many members recommended flight, but I can not find any schedule there….?
Could you all advise me if bus or train also available for this route? If possible, we like to take the night bus so that we can arrive early next day!
Day 8: visiting some sites before noon flight back home.
My general questions are:
• How much is it for the ticket (train, boat, flight) for my route?
• Which hotel at each place that we should book? We are all traveling in tight budget, so a hotel from 30$-35$ would be the best choice for us!
• Is it easy to book the train & cruise ticket when I arrive at the place? I am afraid of fully-booked status!
• Entrance fee, Sim Card for telephone and interest access: since we need to work during the trip or our boss will sack us, so internet access is so important. Can you tell me if these fee are high?