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11. Posted by nanabilger2284 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I think it is best to do a tour organized by a local tour operator. I did arrange a trip myself with my family back in 2017 - was a bit of mess. Thought it was easy but time management was a huge challenge - and also bad luck - loads of our connection their were saying that they are busy, they cannot take small group like us, etc ,....

All in all - it is your choice but I would recommend a tour operator. You just need to follow this guide - these are helpful to get the best experience there.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

12. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting nanabilger2284

I did arrange a trip myself with my family back in 2017 - was a bit of mess.

I think it's a lot easier when it's only 2 adults.
I don't know how many of your family were involved or their ages, but I can imagine it could be difficult if more than one room or one taxi is involved.

13. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1407 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

It's sometimes useful to use local companies to help arrange things that otherwise might be inconvenient or difficult to do yourself. I've done this in Myanmar and other places.

14. Posted by janamanda3 (Budding Member 4 posts) 51w Star this if you like it!

Thanks everyone for your response. I am so excited to visit such an amazing looking country and meet beautiful people ????
Fantastic news that there is a word for "no living being" this will help.
Just a quick note on the vegan stance, I am by no means privileged. I eat rice, beans and pulses, mainly whole foods which are actually so much cheaper than meat and I use different spices for flavour. I bulk buy oats and make my own oat milk too. It's better for my health and It reduces me buying things that are wrapped in plastic. My food tastes great there is no doubt about that and I am very much looking forward to tasting the Burmese vegan cuisine and bringing some exciting ideas back to the uk ????
Back to Burma.. thanks for the advice, bus ideas etc. I'm still looking for places to not miss out so if anyone knows of any really cool places please let me know. I will be not be driving. I'll be doing what all the other backpackers do. I guess bus, as you can see I still have much research to do.
Thanks all x

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