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1. Posted by merce5 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi,

We gto flights to Bangkok the end of july.
From there I would like to go for about ten days to Myanmar.

Is it ok to do this with children during that period and can anyone recommend me a good itinerary, boat, train or car with driver ?

Thanks for replying

merce5

2. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

Taking children should not be a big problem. The hardest part for most travelers is getting used to the heat and humidity. Expect lots of rain this time of year, also. Transportation could be the most difficult thing to work out. Plane flights between the major cities are frequent and not that expensive all things considered. You can rent a car but you should definitely check the type of vehicle and its condition beforehand. Many cars are very old and the AC may not work. Also, the roads in Mynamar are very, very poor for the most part. One option between Mandalay and Bagan is the boat trip on the Irrawaddy River. But...it takes almost all day (it lasted 11 hours when I took it in January) and frankly isn't that scenic a trip. But it's relaxing and inexpensive. But if you take the boat you need to book your tickets 48 hours ahead of time. Most guesthouses and hotels in Mandalay can do this for you, or you can also ask a travel agent in Yangon. I used Good News Travels (located in the FMI Centre, next door to the big Bogyoke Market) in Yangon and they were great. Ask for William. He speaks flawless English and you answer all your questions.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 10y

Hi,

I spent 10 days in Myanmar in June. You can fit some of the main highlights in during 10 days (Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake.) You could start off in Yangon then get the bus to Mandalay, or with children it might be better to hire a driver. Then you could get the boat to Bagan (fast boat takes 8- 9 hours), then get a taxi or bus to Inle lake. From here you could fly back to Yangon. This is the itinerary that I followed and I found it worked out fine even though I would like to have spent more time doing it.

Hope this helps.