More Tips for Planning the Itinerary of Your Myanmar Vacation
Myanmar is a hidden gem in Asia. We say “hidden” because it’s not as popular as a tourist destination as other Asian countries like Thailand, Singapore, or Indonesia. But those who choose to visit this country, formerly known as Burma, discover what makes this place the remarkable treasure that it is.
If you do decide to visit this place, whether for a weekend or weeklong vacation, here’s a rundown of tips that will help you plan an amazing itinerary.
Decide on the travel date
First things first, determine when to go. This depends on a number of things: your availability (considering work schedule and so on), budget, crowds, and peak/off-peak season, among others. For example, if you’re on a shoestring budget, stay away from peak travel seasons like school breaks, summer, holidays and weekends.
Also, determine how long you’re going to stay. Three days, two nights? Four days, three nights? An entire week? A whole month? Of course, the longer you stay, the more you’ll see and experience (the more money you’ll have to spend too).
Take a pick on the destinations
Myanmar is loaded with spectacular sights like ruins, temples, historic sites, museums, restaurants, and many others. Unless you move here for good, it would be impossible to cover everything. But you can make the most out of your vacation by doing the following techniques:
- Choose the most popular attractions. Most tourists prefer this planning method. They only choose to see those that belong to the list of top 10 Myanmar tourist spots. This makes planning easier, and ensures also that you get to see the best of what this country has to offer.
- Go on an off-the-beaten journey. While others favor the mainstream choices, others would rather see the not-so-tourist-y parts of Myanmar. What this gives you is a unique vacation that’s not like those that others commonly do.
- Pick only one region to see and explore. This is a practical way of planning your vacation. Instead of trotting from one region to another, just stay in one place and experience it fully. For example, if you choose to stay in Yangon, the former capital of the country, you can spend your vacation exploring the famous Shwedagon Pagoda and its host of other exciting attractions.
Next, you have to decide how you’re going to get around Myanmar. Your options include bus, train, taxi, boat, car, and bicycle. There are two factors that you need to consider here: convenience and cost. Balance these two factors very well in order to make the right choices as to how to get around this beautiful country.
Of course, you can’t plan your itinerary without considering your budget. Unless you have an endless supply of money, you’d want to set a travel budget that won’t cause you to break the bank. You’ll be glad to know that Myanmar is a cheap country to visit. A day of traveling around would only cost you around $35. Choosing how long to stay in the country, which attractions to visit, and what modes of transportation to use would depend on your travel budget. Check out this article “Myanmar Vacation on a Shoestring Budget” for more budget traveling tips.
Having a wonderful Myanmar vacation starts with proper planning and preparation. Create a vacation itinerary that will help you make the most out of your time while you’re here. Have fun!