“I am interested in 'Highlights of Myanmar - 10-day tour'. We have already bought airline tickets and will be arriving during monsoon season. My son and I will be arriving first (I'm arriving July 20th and he is arriving July 23rd) and I think we can probably manage on our own independently, but a friend of mine, a retired school teacher, aged 71, is arriving on August 8th, late in the evening in Yangon, and we both leave Yangon on the same flight late in the evening of August 17th. My friend thinks a tour would be best, and likes the idea of a private guide/private car. She can also get by with two or three star hotels (we can share a room!). I am concerned about trying to pack too much into our days, and wearing ourselves out, so that we can't enjoy the "moment"... and I also plan to do the more adventurous stuff in the harder to reach areas with my son prior to my friend's arrival. My challenge is that I think I would rather meet up with my friend in the northern part of Myanmar, rather than fly back to Yangon, and my son's flight back to the US from Yangon is on August 7th, so he probably needs to get back to Yangon by August 6th, to be on the safe side, so we will probably need some extra flight arrangements.
Other considerations- I'm a vegetarian (I'm 59, but a good hiker and in good shape physically.) While a private car/driver is a luxury- I think we would be fine if we went on tours with a small group, especially in low season, if it would help reduce the cost of our trip substantially. Do you think you could suggest something that would work for us and give us a cost estimate? One for my friend arriving in Yangon on August 8th, and another for me, joining her on August 9th. (My friend will be visiting her son in Korea, before arriving in Yangon, so she won't need to recover from a very, very long flight).”
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Day 1: BAGAN
Day 2: BAGAN
Day 3: BAGAN - MANDALAY BY FLIGHT
Day 4: SAGAING - AVA
Day 5: MANDALAY - HEHO BY FLIGHT - NYAUNG SHWE - INLE
Day 6: NYAUNG SHWE - INLE
Day 7: NYAUNG SHWE - INDEIN
Day 8: NYAUNG SHWE - HEHO - YANGON DEPARTURE
Day 9: YANGON DEPARTURE