We plan to visit Myanmar for 3 weeks in November. Now flight is booked and we are in the process of searching for hotels and other possible accommodations (couchsurfing...) Below is our planned itinerary. Any comment / suggestion is highly appreciated
D0 2 Nov: arriving Yangon in late evening (23h00)
D1 3 Nov: Yangon - Golden Rock (see the sunset)
D2 4 Nov: Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon
D3 5 Nov: Yangon (mainly visit the pagoda for the festival eve)
D4 6 Nov: Yangon (visit other sights)
D5 7 Nov: Yangon to Sittwe (midday flight booked)
D6 8 Nov: Sittwe to Mrauk U (by boat)
D7 9 Nov: Mrauk U
D8 10 Nov: Mrauk U
D9 11 Nov: Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon (take boat to Sittwe then fly to Yangon, flight booked)
D10 12 Nov: Yangon - Inle Lake (morning flight booked)
D11 13 Nov: Inle Lake: boat trip
D12 14 Nov: Inle Lake - Mandalay (morning flight booked)
D13 15 Nov: Mandalay (outskirt)
D14 16 Nov: Mandalay
D15 17 Nov: Mandalay - Bagan (by boat)
D16 - D 19 (18 - 21): Bagan
D20 (22 Nov): Bagan to Yangon (afternoon flight booked)
D21 (23 Nov): Yangon, fly home midnight
Yes we fly a lot, which so far cost around USD 1k for two. We choose to fly as we want to save our time spent on the road and "waste" extra time on each sight. I spent 7 days in Angkor Wat and the last several days I just chose the temples I wanted to visit again and went there with drinks and books.
Here comes some questions:
1, We plan to go to Golden Rock by private car and driver, will stay overnight on the mountain and visit Bago on the way back. Is there anyone interested to share the car?
2, Boat between Sittwe and Mrauk U.
Some posts say that private boat may be possible when arriving the airport. How long does that take? We will arrive Sittwe airport around 3pm. I wonder if it is possible for us to arrive Mrauk U on the same day. How much does a private boat cost? Is there anyone interested to share the boat?
3, any guest house suggestion? - our budget is USD 30 per night. We save money on accommodation as we don't plan to stay in during the day..