Has anyone spent 2 weeks in Myanmar recently? Looking to go in March 17. Wondering if this plan would work?
Land in Yangon. 2 days there. Night bus to Bagan.
Couple/3 days in Bagan and Mt Popa and bus on to Kalaw/Inle Lake area. Not interested in trekking, just a few days at the lake sounds nice.
Bus then onto Mandalay with a side trip to Monywa.
I see the buses seem cheaper and quicker than the trains from what i read. Is this the case? Any good valued hotels in any of those places would be much appreciated.
On my view it will be better if you take suggestions from a travel guide. I didn’t spend 2 weeks there but went for a 1 week tour through Complete India & Asia. They already booked a hotel for me & also arranged all transportation system from my hotel to travel spots. I really enjoyed a lot on my trip.
Sounds possible, although we haven't been to Myanmar yet, I've heard thst flights are ok too.
To get hotel advice, perhaps read some of the blogs here on it.
In response to: Msg #199023
I spent two weeks in Myanmar this past December and January. You might want to read my blogs from that trip.
Depending on what you want to do and see, two days in Yangon might be cutting yourself a little short. I spent most of a day at the Shwedagon Pagoda, and most of another day with a guide going through the colonial parts of the city. I also spent some time at Bogyoke Market (a lot of fun, if a bit overwhelming) and at the Botataung Pagoda, and just walking around the city.
There really isn't a whole lot to do in Bagan other than visit pagodas, and more pagodas. I did not go to Mandalay or Mt. Popa.