Myanmar soon will close its borders to vehicular traffic following the Myanmar government announcement that in July 2014 there will be no more overland trips allowed to enter Myanmar by car. Reason for this is not explained or available at this time.
As this Friendship Caravan goes through Myanmar, all participants wishing to join this last trip will have to submit all documentations, e.g PP copy, car registration, car licenses, etc., three months in advance – prior to the departure date from Thailand.
The AA Auto Venture to Myanmar 2014 will encompass Maesot – Myawady – Kyaithio – Naypyidaw – Inle Lake – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon – Bago – Mawlamyaing – Myawaddy – Maesot.
The dates are as follows:
11-JUNE-2014 South of Thailand / Bangkok
Convoy arrive at The Emerald Hotel Rachada Pisek Road
Dinner and overnight in Bangkok
12-JUNE-2014 Bangkok / Maesot
Morning drive to Maesot with stop en route for lunch and fill gasoline
Arrive Maesot, dinner and overnight Maesot
13-JUNE-2014 Mae Sot-Myawaddy-Kyaikto (285 km) (L/D)
14-JUNE Kyaikto-Payagyi-Nay Pyi Taw (452 km) (B/L/D)
15-JUNE Nay Pyi Taw – Inle Lake (263 km) (B/L/D)
16-JUNE Taunggyi-Meikhtila-Mandalay (327 km) (B/L/D)
17-JUNE Mandalay-Bagan (242 km) (B/L/D)
18-JUNE Bagan sightseeing by Coach (B/L/D)
19-JUNE Bagan-Yangon (642 km) (B/L/D)
20-JUNE Yangon sightseeing by coach (B/L/D)
21-JUNE Yangon-Mawlamying (318 km) (B/L/D)
22-JUNE Mawlamying-Myawaddy-Mae Sot (190 Kms)
23 JUNE Free run back to Bangkok or other destination
You can get more information on HP: +66819024490 (Capt. Sitthichoke) or HP: +66849404746 (Khun Somsak). Having known Capt Sitthichoke for many years, I can vouch for the way he runs these trips.