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Began to Mandalay

I'm on a very tight schedule. I'm also an older woman travelling alone. I wonder if someone with some local knowledge can tell me if this is doable:

Arrive Mandalay Oct 11 and purchase ferry ticket for the next day to Bagan.

On arrival in Bagan purchase bus ticket to return to Mandalay either on 14 or 15th.

I suppose my question is is there any chance transport will be booked out in advance?

I also haven't made a reservation for a second night in Bagan. Are there enough guesthouses to find modest accommodation without prebooking? I'm not picky.

If anything goes wrong can I get a taxi back to Mandalay? How much is it likely to cost?

I'd be grateful for your advice.thanks

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1. Re: Began to Mandalay

Possible to purchase boat ticket for Oct 12 in your arrival of Oct 11. All the Express boats companies ( Malikha , Shwekeinnery , MGRG ) will be running at that time for daily. Please don't worry for that.

Oct 11 Arrival at Mandalay

Oct 12 Boat to Bagan

Oct 13 Full day sightseeing in Bagan

Oct 14 Mt.Popa & Salay

Oct 15 Return to Mandalay

Oct 16 Fly back to home

Bagan has many guest houses ( especially in Nyaung U ).

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Thank you for your reply and your suggested itinerary. So its not hard to get a bus ticket to return to Mandalay? There are enough tickets available if I buy when I get to Bagan?

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3. Re: Began to Mandalay

5 Bus Companies are running from Bagan to Mandalay. Don't worry for that. They leave many different times in the day & night.

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4. Re: Began to Mandalay

5 Bus Companies are running from Bagan to Mandalay. Don't worry for that. They leave many different times in the day & night.

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5. Re: Began to Mandalay

Thank you for your help!

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