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• 2 domestic flights (Yangon – Bagan, Heho-Yangon)
• Sunset boat tour
• Circular train ride
• 1 Inle boat tour
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The Golden Rock (Mt. Kyaiktiyo): To enjoy it you need perfect weather, good physical condition and enough time
The situation right now: Individual travel with private cars is possible as long as you not looking for “self driving”. Either at the airports – mainly in Yangon or Mandalay – or in the city centres locals will offer their own cars für daily rent. The prices are negotiable, but the tourist carries the (high) risk of missing insurance and has to slove problems in case of an accident themselves.
But: Most of the local tour operators offer car rental including driver. These offers are more secure, but also more expensive.
The costs vary: rates between 80 US - $ (cheap), 95 US $ (average) and 110 US- $ (higher) are on the market (including repairs, parking fees, etc..).
The daily rate depends primarily on the particular route (the daily kilometers) and possible toll amounts. Keep in mind: You also have to pay the rent if you stay in one place for the whole for sightseeing (Bagan oder Nyaung Shwe for example).
Meanwhile, the supply of cars in Burma has increased considerably. The quality of cars, mostly imported from Japan or Korea, has improved significantly. But the daily rates have risen, too. The main reason: significantly higher gasoline prices and rising utility costs and risning cots for driver accomodation.
But costs can be reduced by combining car hire and flights. Very popular: The flight from Yangon to Heho (Inle Lake) and there you rent a car, which then can be used for travel on Kalaw or Pindaya Caves towards Mandalay. Especially on this track, it is worthwhile to travel individually and independently.
Difficult: One way rentals aside the main routes (Mandalay, Yangon, Bagan) are expensive as most of the operators charge double, because the car has to return empty.
IMPORTANT: The road conditions in Burma can not be compared with Western countries. Rarely daytime speeds can be over an average of 50km / h. Travelling more than 300 kilometers a day is only possible when you start early, but even than the risk of delays is high.
The route Yangon to Mandalay follows a "highway". This distance is easy to cover in one day. This is hardly possible for the journey from Inle Lake and Bagan: Here one must reckon with about ten hours of driving time. An early start is urgently needed. Especially driving at night still pose a risk. On the way you will often find hardly eat or appropriate sanitary facilities. Flexibility is required for overland travel.
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This webpage is operated by The Real Myanmar. This tour operator was established in 2013 as one of the first exclusively private owned tourism companies in Myanmar / Burma.
. The company, based in Yangon is approved by the government officially for the implementation and organization of travel and package tours (including trips with car and own driver) inside Burma under the registration number FC100 (2015-2016)
Most of all The Real Myanmar feels obliged in the country of Myanmar / Burma and its people. We are trying to promote sustainable tourism. May this kind of tourism will benefit mostly for private companies and young companies.
Posts, stories and comments on this page are mainly to give objective information to interested guests about travel in Myanmar / Burma. Because our goal is clearly: to provide you an unforgettable and safe journey in one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia.
With Yu Yu Win a highly experienced travel agency manager is responsible for the complete travel arrangements and tourist expansion of The Real Myanmar.
Mrs. Win, who studied in Sittwe (Bachelor) and also contributes diplomas in tourism and the economy, then worked over 20 years for leading tour operators in Burma. With the opening of the country, Mrs. Win ruled in 2015 for the chance of independence. Today, she has an excellent network and relation with all tourism providers such as airlines, hotels and cruise and balloon sellers. Regularly Yu Yu Win travels all over the country, testing new hotel and seeing touristic changes in the main destination places of Burmese tourism. Yu Yu is "the heart and soul" of The Real Myanmar. She is married to Kyaw Thein Tun. The couple lives in Yangon and has two sons.
YU YU WIN – DIRECTOR OF "THE REAL MYANMAR"
Since April 2014 The Real Myanmar is part of GHPs Management Co. Ltd. The young company – also purely private owned – was founded by Kyaw Thein Tun.
"James", as business partners and the people call him in Yangon, spent about two decades on board cruises lines (as the german based “MeinSchiff” by TUI Group) and held various positions in Hotel operations, human resources development and management. Since his bachelor degree, B.Sc (math) and joined CTH diploma programe he was always looking into the opportunity to materialize his dream in Myanmar. As Executive Director of Hotel and tourism Project Development for GHPs management, James mainly focuses on new projects, development and hotel performance matters with extensive experience and a strong national reputation.
James has introduced a very first B&B project in Yangon just 2012, November with an idea of less promise but more in actions (products and services) to the valued guest and now has been operating Garden Home Bed & Breakfast (Exclusive) successfully. He is experienced in hotel development, renovation, feasibility, destination analysis and is known as a creative innovator and team builder.
Currently Kyaw Thein Tun is responsible for the development of one the largest construction projects in Yangon, on the banks of the Yangon River. In addition, a private hotel is in planning.
KYAW THEIN TUN – MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY AND FINANCE
The Real Myanmar was established in 2013 by the German journalist Peter Hinze. His idea at this time: a company without political and economic effects of higher levels of politics and society.
To date, this is difficult to achieve in Burma, but even more so The Real Myanmar still feels connected to the people of the country in a special way.
Peter Hinze was first time in 1994 in Burma and met Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in Yangon for an interview. In the meantime, the former editor and co-founder of the German news magazine FOCUS visited the country frequently.
With his Thai wife the 58 year old lives in Munich, where the couple also run an Asian Massage and Day Spa lead (SAI SPA Munich). Peter Hinze is an worldwide ultramarathon runner (eg he ran in 2013 at the premiere of "The Bagan Temple Marathon").
PETER HINZE – MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Yu Yu Win, Kyaw Thein Tun and Peter Hinze, say „Welcome to Myanmar“ – Mingalaba!
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Yu Yu Win
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Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
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