Monday, October 14, 2013

Itinerary & Expenses for Myanmar Trip

Myanmar is one of the places that is still relatively unspoilt by tourism, but I can already see the changes happening and are about to happen.


Here is a breakdown of my itinerary and expenses for my 5 days, 4 nights tip to Myanmar:

54,250 kyats - Hotel accommodations
32,100 kyats - Food & water
3,500 kyats - Entrance fee to Botataung Pagoda
2,000 kyats - Entrance fee to Sule Pagoda
30,000 kyats - Round trip bus Yangon to Bagan
11,000 kyats - Car rental for three places in Yangon
600 kyats - Entrance fee to Karaweik Palace
6,900 - kyats - Transportation
12,000 kyats - Souvenirs
7,000 kyats - Transfer from hotel to bus station in Yangon
3,000 kyats - Internet in Bagan
1,000 kyats - Map of Bagan
15,000 kyats - Zone fee in Bagan
10,000 kyats - Mt. Popa round trip transportation
12,000 kyats - Camera battery charger
27,000 kyats - Horse cart rental from sunrise to sunset in Bagan
3,000 kyats - Postcard and mail
5,000 kyats - Airport transfer from Yangon bus station               
235,350 kyats - Total expenses for 5 days and 4 nights in Burma

*Exchange rate of 970 kyats to $1 USD = $244 total expenses

I was only traveling by myself which made a lot of things more expensive. I did a lot of walking to and from places while I was in Yangon to save a little extra. Overall, Myanmar is expensive compared to other Southeast destinations like Vietnam and Thailand. I have met friendly, unfriendly, and opportunistic people while in Myanamr, but I liked the people in general.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Yangon
Visit Botataung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda
City tour on foot
Visit Shwedagon Pagoda and Karaweik Palace at night

Day 2
Visit Shwe Bone Pwint, Maha Wizara, and Shwedagon Pagoda again
Overnight bus to Bagan

Day 3
Sunrise to sunset Bagan tour on horse cart (Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo, Ananda Phaya, Dhamma Yangyi Temple, Thatbyinnyu Temple, and Shwesandaw Pagoda, and minor temples)

Day 4
Mt. Popa
Overnight bus to Yangon

Day 5
Fly back to Kuala Lumpur 

How to get a Myanmar Visa

You can easily find the requirements needed for Filipinos who want to visit Myanmar online, but here's a quick rundown of the things you need to bring:
  1. Valid passport
  2. Passport photocopy
  3. 1 passport-sized photo
  4. CD copy of passport-sized photos
  5. Signed waiver 
  6. USD $20 for the visa
Myanmar Embassy
8th floor Gervasia Corporate Center
Amorsolo Street, Makati
8931944 / 8123644 


9 comments:

  1. Bookmarking, and will read your Myanmar posts later. I've booked through the glitch and will be there in April next year!

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  2. This is cool I will definitely use this itinerary for my trip to Myanmar next year... :D Looking forward to read your Myanmar series

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  3. Myanmar would be a really unique country to visit and I hope I get to visit this area too. Maybe I'll try to squeeze it in when I'm in Cambodia.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this one :) Will bookmark this one for reference. I'm planning to have a family trip next year but I still don't have a clue just yet if we will do out of town or just within the country.

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  5. 244$/5 days means 50$ a day. From what i've read on your other posts your journey there was well worth it. So 50$ for such fond memories is really cheap. I hope to read more from your trips in the future.

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  6. Thank you for summarizing your Myanmar adventure this way. Will be referring to this post again when we get a chance to go there one day. Soon, I hope. By the way, what airlines go there again?

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  7. @fyhmd: AirAsia flies to Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar.

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  8. Brod ano yung accommodation mo? hostel or hostel???

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  9. @jherson jaya: hotel kasi wala ako mahanap na hostel sa Myanmar, baka meron ka mahanap

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