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Need help with Myanmar itinerary

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My husband and I are going to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam in early 2015. For now, I am concentrating on planning the first leg of our trip to Myanmar. We will be gone 8-10 weeks in all, so we would like to spend a month, give or take a week, in Myanmar. We prefer to stay in places for at least 3 days. We prefer a mix of overnight bus rides, flights and boats.
We definitely want to go to Mrauk U, Bagan, and Inle Lake. Possibly some places around Mandalay. We would like to get off the beaten track and do some trekking. I have been looking at trip reports that include Hsipaw and Kengtung. We are interested in landscape and culture, but have mixed feelings about taking trips specifically to see different ethnic groups. I did some trekking in northern Thailand years ago and felt okay about visiting villages where people went about there daily lives without feeling that they had to entertain the tourists. In some villages, I felt uneasy.
Can you recommend a route to include the places I have mentioned?
Do you recommend Hsipaw or Kengtung?
is 4 or 5 weeks enough time?
I plan on contacting Santa Maria to help with reservations. How do they charge for their services? What arrangements or reservations should I make on my own?

Thank you in advance. I am impressed with the amount of time and effort many of you invest in helping others with their travel plans.

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