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Myanmar & Thailand Discovery – 19 Days

Price from: US $2565

Myanmar & Thailand Discovery combine a cultural tour of Burma with a visit to Thailand’s scenic Golden Triangle and Chiang Mai, The trip includes 3 nights stay at beach resort in Phuket and end in Bangkok. The tour could start from Yangon and end in Bangkok or vice versa.

Start City : Yangon

Departure City: Bangkok
Visit Cities: Yangon – Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Mandalay – Tachileik – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai- Chiang Mai – Phuket – Bangkok – Kanchanaburi
Duration: 19 Days 18 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'

Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.
Enjoy peaceful Inle lake with the stunning scenery
Capture the amazing sunset over thousand temples of Bagan
Visit the famous Golden Triangle
Go to Chiang Mai, the land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes
Explore the exciting and dynamic Bangkok


Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Mingalabar! Your guide will welcome you at the airport and you driver will take you directly to your hotel.
Enjoy your time at leisure for relaxation or discover the city on your own.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon City tour

Today you will visit Shwedagon pagoda – the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.
Our next visit is Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda’s 70m long reclining Buddha.
In the afternoon, continue our Yangon sightseeing with the visit to Sule Pagoda. It is believed to enshrine a strand of hair of the Buddha.
From Sule Pagoda, we embark on an orientation walk to Chinese Town, covering exotic streets of Yangon downtown and British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings.
End our city tour at Bogyoke Market (close on Monday). Formerly named Scott’s Market, it is now the main tourist destination where you can find antique, Burmese handicrafts & jewelry shops, art galleries & clothing stores.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Heho – Pindaya – Inle Lake

This morning, transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Heho – Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar is located 900 meters above sea level and is home to a unique one-leg rowing technique of the Intha people.
Upon arrival, drive to Pindaya and visit the limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark. They also make traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country.
In the afternoon, transfer by motorboat to your resort on the lake.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 4: Inle Lake Discovery

This morning, visit the “5 Day Market” which is held in different villages surrounding the lake. This is definitely a fascinating place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere.
After lunch, the boat will take you to the beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It is relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Bagan

Today we have an early morning flight Bagan, in fact, the only direct flight. Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan Temples Run

After breakfast, start with an exotic horse cart ride to one of the biggest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya Pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby, continue with sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, take note of the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the ShweSandaw Pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 7: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Drive to Mandalay

Leaving the Bagan temples behind, we begin the drive to Mt Popa. Join the pilgrims as they ascend Mt Popa and admire the crazy statues that line the walk along with the monkeys that live on the mountain. Once at the peak guests can relax and bask in the glorious views of Bagan. After that, we drive to Mandalay.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Palace – Mandalay Hill

This morning, drive to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90 tons ringing bell.
In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda – known as the world biggest book and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sun-set and the panoramic view of the city.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing

We will transfer from the city to Sagaing Hill, discover the monk education, and visit Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay.
After that, come to Amarapura. Being famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery Amarapura is the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.
Meals: Breakfast    
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 10: Mandalay – Fly to Tachileik – Cross border to Golden Triangle

Today, transfer to Mandalay airport where you take your flight to Tachileik.
Upon arrival, make your own way to Tachileik/Mae Sai border gate (taxi is cheap and easy to catch at the airport). Cross the border to Mae Sai, Thailand, where your driver is waiting for you in Thailand side and take you to Golden Triangle (Chiang Saen) for overnight
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Sean

Day 11: Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai

Good morning Golden Triangle, where the Ruak River and the Mekong River meets forming the border of three countries, and the opium museum. Thereafter, you will take a boat trip on the river to view the splendor of mighty Mekong River. After that, visit Akha and Yao Tribal Villages to walk around and see their lifestyle.
Spend few hours at Hall of Opium – the famous and fascinating museum in this area. Drive to Chiang Rai town in the afternoon and enjoy your time at leisure to discover the town and the Night Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai.

Day 12 : Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai – Wat Doi Suthep

Leave Chiang Rai for Chiang Mai. Stop en route at Wat Rong Khun (The famous white temple) for a short visit. Upon arrival, drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep – 3,500  feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. You will have a panoramic view of the city from this height.
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 13: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon

On this tour you can cool off on Thailand’s highest peak while taking in the beautiful scenic Doi Inthanon National Park. Night time temperatures on the peak can be as low as -8 degrees centigrade.  In the cold/dry season night time frosts are common. In fact on top of the mountain the climate is closer to that of Canada than that of lowland Thailand. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so do not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we will visit Wachiritharn and Siritharn Waterfalls, the agricultural work at the Royal Project Research Station, the king and queen chedi’s, (the best views across the park are found here), and then on to the peak of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand. Near the top we will take the Angkha nature walk where you can walk amongst the unique flora and forest that grow at this altitude. There are both Karen and Hmong villages in the bounds of Doi Inthanon and we will see a Karen village on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 14: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camps – Fly to Phuket

Breakfast shall be served at the hotel and then we will visit one of the popular Elephants Camp, where you can see the Elephants at work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river into the forest. After that, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Then transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Phuket.
Upon arrival, transfer (no guide) to your resort and check-in. Your time is free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.

Day 15: Phuket beach relaxation

Today you are free for beach relaxation
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.

Day 16: Phuket beach relaxation

Today you are free for beach relaxation
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.

Day 17: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – City Tour

After breakfast, transfer (no guide) to Phuket airport for your flight to Bangkok. On arrival, your tour guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel in the city-center for check in. After refreshment, you will start the half day tour in Bangkok. Your first visit is The Grand Palace, which is the official Palace of The King Of Siam since 1782 made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The following visit is Wat Pho – the temple of reclining Buddha. The temple has a long list of credits: The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, the longest reclining Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, the first public education institution. After visiting this Wat, back to your hotel. Free time and relax.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 18: Bangkok – Floating market – Tiger Temples

After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave Bangkok for Damnoen floating market which is about 110km West of Bangkok. On the way you will visit farmhouse and watch local people making sugar from coconut. Once you arrive in Damnoen floating market you will be impressed by various boats with different shapes and sizes used by local to carry their goods. You will get on a long tail boat to go around this colorful floating market to see how people here living, selling and buying goods. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then take 40 minutes ride to Tiger temple. We manage to arrive early to catch up with walking the tiger activities. Tiger are brought out to the main area in front of the Tiger Enclosure. At this time visitors have a chance to watch the tigers and take photos. Then back to Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok   

Day 19: Bangkok – Departure

Free until time transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.
Have a good journey back home.
Meals: Breakfast     
Accommodation: N/A


5 regional/domestic flights Yangon – Heho, Heho – Bagan, Mandalay – Tachileik, Chiang Mai – Phuket, Phuket – Bangkok
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary


International flights
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
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