Le Voyage des amis amities Francais en Fevrier 2016
( Trip of Friendlier French in February 2016 )
Actually there were 1 Luxembourg , 1 Swiss , 1 Belgic couples , but most of the participants were French , and the trip was named FRIENDLIER FRENCH who visited Myanmar on their self driving 18 vehicles.
Eventhough trip took place from 13 to 27 February , advanced discussions were started since 25 July 2015 , almost 7 months ahead with an experienced Overland 4 WD Specialist ” Laurent Roy.”
After confirming everything , my side started GPS mapping on 10 December 2015 to end of that month. Provided route map software to the customers in third week of January 2016.
The itinerary was accordingly –
Day 1 – incoming to Tarchileik from Thai side – Keng Tung ( Amazing Keng Tung hotel )
Day 2 – Taung gyi ( Aye thar yar Golf Resort )
Day 3 – Inlay ( Hupin Khaung Daing Resort )
Day 4 – Kalaw ( Kalaw Hill Lodge )
Day 5/6 – Mandalay ( Hotel Red Canal )
Day 7/8 – Bagan ( Amazing Bagan Golf Resort )
Day 10/11 – Yangon ( Kandawgyi Royal Lake Hotel )
Day 12 – Kyaik Hto ( Mountain View Resort )
Day 13 – Set se Beach ( 21 Paradise Hotel )
Day 14 – Hpa an ( Hpa an Lodge )
Day 15 – Hpa an – Myawady to Thailand.
That 15 days / 14 nights trip covered …. kms and the day to be recorded was DAY – 2 , Keng Tung – Taunggyi , 401 kms.
Eventhough age gap of the participants is 57 youngest to 78 eldest , they were able to drive on a challenging road which is surpentine and most part of terrain is mountainous.