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"Overall Trip Planning" Myanmar (Burma) Favorite Tip by lenoreva

Myanmar (Burma) General: 190 reviews and 207 photos

Favorite thing: Overall trip planning: has nice info. Additionally, we found several recent travelogues by surfing the net that helped us have an idea what prices were reasonable to pay.
Once we arrived in Yangon, we used Columbus Travels and Tours. They lied to us on several occasions, telling us that certain bus routes were closed so that they could sell us plane tickets. For example, they told us it was impossible to travel from Ngapali Beach back to Yangon by bus. We showed them the passage in LP to the contrary, and they admitted that we could actually travel by bus. On another route (Bagan to Inle Lake), they told us we’d have to take a plane, and because we could not find any different information, we bought a plane ticket between Bagan and Heho. Later, we met people who travelled this route by bus, so obviously, we were given false information. We would not recommend this agency to other budget travellers. Our friends went to Burma one month after us and we recommended that they use Freebird Tours. They reported that Freebird was very helpful and had accurate and up-to-date information on what areas were open and closed. Freebird was even able to arrange guides in all the places that they visited.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2003
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