Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Burma in December / January

Jump to last reply

Me and my friend, in our fifties decided to backpack for a month in Burma. Tickets bought and now for the late planning. We understand that accommodation might not so easy to find as in other countries where we have backpacked over the last few year. We would love to get as much assistance as possible. She compiled a rough itinerary for comments and any advice.

Preliminary travel ideas Burma Sunday Dec. 16 – Saturday Jan. 12

Day 1: Flight KL - Yangon dep. 15:40 arr. 16:45
Day 2: Yangon
Day 3: Train Yangon – Bagan; dep. 16:00 arr. 08:00 day2)
Day 4-6: Bagan (by bicycle, taxi)
Day 7: Fast boat Bagan – Mandalay (Malikha II; 6:30-17:00; 11 h.; p.120) $4 or the slow boat (only Wed. & Sun. dep. 05:00 day 1-arr. 09: 25 day2)
Day 8, 9: Mandalay (p. 201) (by bicycle) [day 9=Christmas Eve]
Day 11: Train Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin/Maymo (hill station w colonial buildings; dep. 04:00 arr. 8:21) $4
Day 12: Train Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw/Thibaw (dep. 8:50-arr. 15:30) $5
Day 13-16: 1-2 days hill tribe trekking [day 16= New Year’s Eve]
Day 17: Bus Hsipaw-Mandalay (6 h.); express train Mandalay – Thazi (3 h., a couple of times a day) $ 8
Day 18: Slow train Thazi- Shwenyaung (dep. 05:00 arr. 14:09; 25 min taxi to Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake) $7
[or slow train Thazi-Kalaw +trekking Kalaw – Inle Lake (3 days)]
Day 19-20: Inle Lake
Day 21: Flight Heho/Inle Lake – Thandwe/Ngapali beach (Air Bagan daily) $122
Day 22-24: Ngapali beach
Day 25: Flight Thandwe – Yangon (daily, 50 min) $78-86
Day 26, 27: Yangon
Day 28: Flight Yangon – KL dep. 17:15 arr. 21:30

We would also like some advice on estimated daily costs for food & basic accommodation as we understand that we must carry all money for the trip in dollars

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Best Time of Year to Visit Ko Samui/Krabi (Weather)
  2. 2 Trip Report April in Bangkok, again!
  3. 3 12 day split between Beijing and Shanghai
  4. 4 Which Putu in Bali????
  5. 5 osaka to kobe frrom ship to ship
  6. 6 Biting the India bullet...well, maybe...
  7. 7 Japan, japan
  8. 8 Have you stayed at Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket?
  9. 9 Trip Report Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Luang Say, Chiang Rai, Singapore (but no Siem Reap)
  10. 10 Flying from place to place in Asia - here's our plan with questions
  11. 11 Hong Kong restaurants
  12. 12 Problems at 12,000'
  13. 13 GOING TO SE ASIA , NEED HELP
  14. 14 Hotels in Hong Kong
  15. 15 India for 2 weeks in December/January
  16. 16 Drinking cheap in Singapore
  17. 17 Has anyone done a houseboat trip in Kerala
  18. 18 Bali trip - Places to visit outside of Bali / SE Asia
  19. 19 Sixteen Day in South Korea
  20. 20 SE Asia July/August - more itinerary advice needed
  21. 21 what gifts to take to host in Cambodia from the U.D.
  22. 22 Recs for Tokyo hotels
  23. 23 How safe is Delhi/India
  24. 24 Malaria
  25. 25 Vietnam and coffee
View next 25 » Back to the top