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« Twelve days in Myanmar

 

Here’s a complete breakdown of costs per person for all the twelve days of our trip to Myanmar.

Where: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Amarapura, Inwe, Hsipaw, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kinpun, Golden Pagoda
Transport: Airlines, Bus, Taxi, Train
When: December 2017, for twelve days
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Myanmar Kyat (MMK)

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of visiting is assumed to be USD 1 = MMK 1,350.

Accommodation

City Accommodation Cost/night Notes
Yangon Cozy Guesthouse $52.20 Two nights. Double bed with ensuite bathroom.
Bagan Shwe Nadi Guesthouse $50 Two nights. Double bed. Ensuite bathroom.
Mandalay Golden City Light Hotel $84.60 Three nights. Double bed. Ensuite bathroom.
Pyin Oo Lwin Hotel Maymyo $36 One night. Double bed. Ensuite bathroom.
Hsipaw Lily Guest House $40 Two nights. Double bed. Ensuite bathroom.
Kinmun Golden Sunrise Hotel $79.20 Two nights. Deluxe Double bed. Ensuite bathroom.

 

Flights

From-to Airline Cost Notes
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Yangon (RGN) and Yangon (RGN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Malindo Air and AirAsia $102.06 and $97 = $199.06 Return flight. Economy. Flight OD 550 and AK 503.
Yangon (RGN) to Bagan (NYU) AirKBZ $118.21 One-way flight. Economy. Flignt K7 236.
Mandalay (MDL) to Yangon (RGN) Myanmar National Airlines $97.76 One-way flight. Economy. Flight UB 104.

 

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What Cost Notes
All flights $415.03 See details above
Accommodation for all days $342 Per person. See the list and costs above.
Total Costs $757.03 Per person
Overall Costs $757.03 Per person

 

Day 1 – Yangon

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What Cost Notes
SIM card $8.50 MMK 1,500 for SIM card & MMK 10,000 for 7GB data only, valid for 30 days.
Taxi from airport to downtown $4.44 MMK 6,000. One way.
Lunch $3.11 MMK 4,200 (fried chicken, rice, coffee and water)
Sule Pagoda entrance $2.96 MMK 3,000 mandatory entrance fee + MMK 1,000 for shoes storage.
Dinner $1.48 MMK 2,000.
Total Daily Costs $20.49 Per person
Overall Costs $777.52 Per person

 

Day 2 – Yangon, Yangon to Bagan

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What Cost Notes
Taxi to Shwedagon pagoda $2.96 MMK 4,000 from downtown.
Taxi to Chauk Hata Kyi temple $2.96 MMK 4,000 from Shwedagon pagoda.
Taxi to hotel $2.96 MMK 4,000 from Bogyoke park. One way.
Lunch $1.33 MMK 1,800
Shwe Da Gon Pagoda entrance $7.40 MMK 10,000 mandatory entrance fee.
Juice & water $1.18 MMK 1,600.
Bus to Yangon airport $0.15 MMK 200.
Taxi to Bagan hotel $3.70 MMK 5,000.
Bagan Archaeological Fee $18.51 MMK 25,000 mandatory fee (see above for details).
Dinner at Perfect restaurant $1.33 MMK 1,800.
Total Daily Costs $42.48 Per person
Overall Costs $820 Per person

 

Day 3 – Bagan

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What Cost Notes
E-bike Rental $5.18 MMK 7,000 from Shwe Nadi Guesthouse.
Lunch $6.66 MMK 9,000 at Aroma 2 restaurant.
Guava $0.37 MMK 500 from one of the road-side stalls.
Souvenir $5.92 MMK 8,000 for a hand-made Buddha head in stone.
Fridge Magnets $3.70 MMK 5,000 for 5 magnets.
Snacks & water $1.18 MMK 1,600.
Bus to Mandalay $6.66 MMK 9,000. One way.
Dinner $2.96 MMK 4,000. At Cheri Land restaurant.
Total Daily Costs $32.63 Per person
Overall Costs $852.63 Per person

 

Day 4 – Bagan to Mandalay

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What Cost Notes
Balloon ride $340 Cheapest from Balloons Over Bagan.
Balloon Ride tip $1.48 MMK 2,000.
Lunch $1.85 MMK 2,500 on way to Mandalay.
Snacks & water $1.18 MMK 1,600.
Dinner at Mandalay $4.07 MMK 5,500. At Golden City Light hotel.
Total Daily Costs $348.58 Per person
Overall Costs $1,201.21 Per person

 

Day 5 – Mandalay, Mingun

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What Cost Notes
Motorcycle taxi $9.63 MMK 13,000 for the day.
Mingun Ferry $3.70 MMK 5,000 for return fare.
Mingun Archaeological site $3.70 MMK 5,000 per person entrance fee for foreigners.
Lunch $1.11 MMK 1,500.
Snacks & water $0.74 MMK 1,000. Water, Lychee juice & coffee.
Dinner $2.60 MMK 3,500. At Krishna hotel.
Total Daily Costs $21.48 Per person
Overall Costs $1,222.69 Per person

 

Day 6 – Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin

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What Cost Notes
Motorcycle taxi $9.63 MMK 13,000 for the day.
Breakfast at Mandalay hotel $2.22 MMK 3,000 for one person at Golden City Light hotel.
Taxi to Pyin Oo Lwin $3.70 MMK 7,000 for one way, per person.
Coffee $0.31 MMK 425.
Lunch $3.70 MMK 5,000 at ‘Diamond Ring’ restaurant.
Snacks & water $3.33 MMK 4,500. Water, Lychee juice, snacks.
Dinner $2.60 MMK 3,500. At Krishna hotel.
Total Daily Costs $25.49 Per person
Overall Costs $1,249.28 Per person

 

Day 7 – Pyin Oo Lwin, Hsipaw

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What Cost Notes
Taxi to Pyin Oo Lwin station $0.74 MMK 1,000 per person. MMK 3,000 per taxi.
Train ticket $2.04 MMK 2,750 per person, upper class, from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw.
Lunch $1.11 MMK 1,500 at one of the train stations.
Coffee in Hsipaw $0.22 MMK 300.
Snacks & water $1.11 MMK 1,500.
Dinner $1.77 MMK 2,400. At Mr. Food restaurant in Hsipaw.
Total Daily Costs $6.99 Per person
Overall Costs $1,256.27 Per person

 

Day 8 – Hsipaw

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What Cost Notes
Postal Stamp $0.74 MMK 1,000.
Shan Palace $0.74 MMK 1,000 donation. Entry free.
Lunch $2.22 MMK 3,000.
Bicycle Rental $1.48 MMK 2,000. Rented from hotel in Hsipaw. For all day.
Snacks & water $1.11 MMK 1,500.
Dinner $2.60 MMK 3,500. At Hsipaw hotel.
Total Daily Costs $8.89 Per person
Overall Costs $1,265.16 Per person

 

Day 9 – Hsipaw to Mandalay

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What Cost Notes
Mini van from Hsipaw to Mandalay $5.92 MMK 8,000 per person, one way.
Coffee & fruits $0.52 MMK 700 bought in Hsipaw.
Lunch $2.60 MMK 3,500 on road-side restaurant.
Stamps & postcards $4.44 MMK 6,000 for 6 postcards & stamps.
Water $0.37 MMK 500.
Dinner $3.70 MMK 5,000 in Mandalay.
Total Daily Costs $17.55 Per person
Overall Costs $1,282.71 Per person

 

Day 10 – Mandalay to Yangon to Kinpun

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What Cost Notes
Taxi to Mandalay (MDL) airport $8.89 MMK 12,000 per taxi, one way.
Taxi to Mingalar bus station $4.44 MMK 6,000 per taxi from Yangon Airport.
Bus to Kinpun $5.18 MMK 7,000 from Yangon. One way, per person.
Coffee $0.44 MMK 600. Two coffees at different times.
Snacks & Water $3.41 MMK 4,600. Lychee juice, chips, apple & water.
Dinner $1.85 MMK 2,500 at hotel in Kinpun.
Total Daily Costs $24.21 Per person
Overall Costs $1,306.92 Per person

 

Day 11 – Kinpun, Golden Pagoda

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What Cost Notes
Coffee in Kinpun $0.15 MMK 200.
Bus from Kinpun to Golden Rock Pagoda $1.48 MMK 2,000 per person. One way.
Bus from Golden Rock Pagoda to Kinpun $1.48 MMK 2,000 per person. One way.
Lunch $2.22 MMK 3,000. At Sea Sar restaurant in Kinpun.
Snacks & Water $0.74 MMK 1,000. Lychee juice, chips & water.
Dinner $1.85 MMK 2,500 at hotel in Kinpun.
Total Daily Costs $7.92 Per person
Overall Costs $1,314.84 Per person

 

Day 12 – Kinpun to Yangon and out

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What Cost Notes
Coffee in Kinpun $0.15 MMK 200.
Bus from Kinpun to Yangon $5.18 MMK 7,000 per person. One way.
Taxi from Yangon bus station to airport $4.44 MMK 6,000 per person. One way.
Lunch $1.11 MMK 1,500. At road-side restaurant.
Snacks & Water $0.74 MMK 1,000. Chips & water.
Total Daily Costs $11.47 Per person
Overall Costs $1,326.31 Per person

 

 
 
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« Twelve days in Myanmar


TWELVE DAYS IN MYANMAR

 
Planning
Planning & Information
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Day 1
Yangon
Arriving in Yangon & sights of downtown area.

 
Day 2
Yangon, Yangon to Bagan
Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Park & traveling to Bagan.

 
Day 3
Bagan
Visiting all the temples of Bagan.

 
Day 4
Bagan to Mandalay
Bagan sights & travel to Mandalay.

 
Day 5
Mandalay, Mingun
Visiting Mingun & U-Bein bridge.

 
Day 6
Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin
Sights of Mandalay & travel to Pyin Oo Lwin.

 
Day 7
Pyin Oo Lwin, Hsipaw
Travel from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw by train.

 
Day 8
Hsipaw
Sights of Hsipaw.

 
Day 9
Hsipaw to Mandalay
Travel from Hsipaw to Mandalay & Mandalay Palace.

 
Day 10
Mandalay to Yangon to Kinpun
Travel from Mandalay to Yangon, onward to Kinpun.

 
Day 11
Kinpun, Golden Pagoda
Visiting the Golden Pagoda in Kinpun.

 
Day 12
Kinpun to Yangon and out
Travel from Kinpun to Yangon & flight out.

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