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BURMA--trip planning..

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As some of you know from reading several other threads here, I am planning to visit Burma with two friends next winter. We will take the 2-week Pandaw cruise on the Irrawaddy, departing March 1. (booked separately)

I just received a quote from one of the Yangon travel agencies recommended here (Gracious Myanmar) and am a bit surprised/shocked by the price. I did ask the TA to swap the InlePrincess for the InleLake View Resort,and to get us to Mandalay at the end, so that we can continue on to Shanghai from there.

Please let me know what you think:



Day 1. 26.02.2010 Friday
Arrival Yangon, GMT guide Ko Nyi Nyi Will meet on your arrival. Overnight at Savoy Hotel.
Day 2. 27.02.2010 Saturday
Fullday sight seeing, overnight at Savoy Hotel.
Day 3. 28.02.2010 Sunday
Fullday sightseeing, overnight at Savoy Hotel.
Day 4. 01.03.2010 Monday
Early morning transfer to Chatrium Hotel meeting point for driving to Pyay.
Pandaw, your own arrangement

PANDAW CRUISE (not included)


Day 17. 15/03/2101 Monday.
Pickup by GMT guide Ko Nyi Nyi in Mandalay jetty, check in at Emerald Land Inn.
Sightseeing Mandalay's highlights.
Day 18. 16/03/2010 Tuesday
Morning flight to Heho, transfer to Inle Lake and overnight at Inle Princess Resort.
Starts with boat trip to Inle lake or half day at leisure,
Day 19. 17/03/2010 Wednesday
Sightseeing in the lake and around lake.
Day 20. 18/03/2010 Thursday
Afternoon flight to Yangon, transfer to international airport for TG flight to Bkk at 1955hrs. If time permits in between connection flight you can visit agaain Yangon City or we
can arrange day room at airport hotel.

Estimate cost
1/ 1267.00 US Dollar per person sharing Double Room
2/ 1467.00 US Dollar per person in Single Room

Price Includes
# English speaking thrughout guide
# Domestic flights ( Mandalay-Heho-Yangon )
# Transfers and land transportation with aircondition car
# Hotel accommodation with breakfast mentioned in our program
# Entrance fee as mentioned in our tour program
# Boat fee at Inle Lake


Related threads here:
http://www.fodors.com/community/asia/inle-lake-please-tell-me-more.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia/inle-princess-or-lake-view.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia/yangon-governors-residence-vs-savoy.cfm


Many, many thanks to everyone who has been so extraordinarily helpful so far!

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