A first look at the trip to Myanmar in 19 days
TRAVELLERS:This is the first trip we take for free or semi-balance. We have prepared it between my good friend Joseba and Isaac. We are leaving 4 people with all the freedom that a country like this gives us, not yet exploited tourism, although with limitations of the Military Board that "governs"
TRAVEL TIME: It will be of 19 days, including almost one day for the trip and another for the return. Our trip will be in the month of Decemberof the day December 7, 2006 to December 24, 2006
TYPE OF TRAVEL: Travel with friends. Custom trip
ITINERARY:It will be updated in the "Travel Journal" section.
ACCOMMODATIONS:They will be updated in the "Accommodations" section
ID Passport with 6 months minimum validity
VISA processed 18 days before entering the country
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Never leave WITHOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE! It is an insignificant amount with respect to what it can cost you "a bad experience without insurance". We have traveled with all types of insurance although now we always travel with IATI after the good experience of the trip to Switzerland. Do not have the slightest doubt that we tell things as they happen to us, we do not want to lose the veracity of our diaries, and it also helps us to travel, so If you need insurance and you are a CHAVETAS reader, now you save 5% by clicking here (THE DISCOUNT APPLIES DIRECTLY AND IT ALREADY APPEARS IN THE PROCESS)
PRACTICAL DATA OF UTILITY:
LANGUAGE: Burmese is spoken. In addition there are languages within some ethnic group within the country. Some people understand English
CURRENCY: The currency is the Kyats (read "chats"), written MMK. The largest ticket is 1000 MMK and the standard of living is very low. The change in our trip is at 100 euros = 1300 MMk (you always have to change outside the "banks")
CARDS: There is no electronic network of banks, credit or debit cards do not work.
GUIDE: Our faithful companion, the Lonely guide, will guide us on the trip.
PHONE: There is no telephone coverage in the whole country.
INTERNET: It works fatal and controlled. In some of the hotels we will have although very slow.
SECURITY: 100% safe country.
VACCINES: Hepatitis A and B vaccine is necessary.
ELECTRICITY: The voltage is 230 V at 50 Hz with flat plugs on some sides and round on others.
TIME DIFFERENCE: +6 hours at the time we go
RELIGION: Mostly Buddhist.
Travel to Myanmar: An approximate budget
If we are especially proud of something, it is that all the work done prior to the trip has paid off. We have tried more than 10 local companies, including special things (the sunrise in balloon, the ascent to the Golden Rock), and all this saving us a lot regarding the trips contracted to any Wholesaler in Spain such as Catai or Nobeltours, with which the trip per person raised us to 4150 euros. The previous budget calculated is as follows:
|CONNECTION TO CORUÑA - MADRID (€ 120 / p)||240,00 €|
|FLIGHT MADRID - DOHA - YANGON WITH QATAR (€ 575 / p)||1.150,00 €|
|EXOTISSIMENT SERVICES (TTES, HOTELS,…) 17 DAYS (€ 1368 / p)||2.736,00 €|
|TRAVEL INSURANCE (€ 36 / p)||72,00 €|
|VISA (€ 37 / p)||74,00 €|
|OTHER (MEALS, PURCHASES ...)||1.000,00 €|
|TOTAL TRIP (2 PEOPLE)||5.272,00 €|
|TOTAL BUDGET (PER PERSON)||2.636,00 €|
Burma awaits us ...