Myanmar & Thailand Highlights – 13 Days

Price from: US $1625

For those who seeking to cover most of the highlights of Thailand & Myanmar in a time, this is an ideal choice. The journey starts from charming Thailand and ends in Golden Land Myanmar. A fond memory of diverse culture, friendly local people, beautiful landscape… will stay with you for long.

Start City : Bangkok

Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Bangkok - Floating market - Ayutthaya - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Mai - Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – Bagan – Yangon
Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Bangkok

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'
Total/person2,2001,7851,625
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Explore the exciting and dynamic Bangkok
Go to Chiang Mai, the land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes
Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar.
Capture the amazing sunset over thousand temples of Bagan
Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

Welcome to Bangkok! Your driver and guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check in. Free time and relax.
Meals: N/A    
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok  

Day 2: Bangkok – Floating market – City Tour

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.
After returning to Bangkok, 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 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok

This morning, leave Bangkok for Ayutthaya – 80 kilometers from Bangkok. The first stop is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace also known as Summer Palace located 18km from Ayutthaya on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Arrive in Ayutthaya – the ancient capital for over 400 years. You will visit Wat Maha That – an over 600 year old temple and Wat Na Phra Mane. Wat Na Phra Mane is still in good condition and was used as the Burmese military headquarters during the war. Inside this temple, you will see the sparkle Golden Buddha with the three thousand-year-old Buddhas carved from green stone which are extremely valuable national relics. Your driver and guide will take you to Phitsanulok for the night.
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phitsanulok.

Day 4: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before setting your drive to Sukhothai Historical Park, whose remains have been classified as World Heritage of Humanity. This magnificent site is easily accessible by biking, this is how we suggest you to visit (if you have energy to bike). In the afternoon, continue your drive to Lampang for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Lampang

Day 5: Lampang – Chiang Mai – Wat Doi Suthep

After having breakfast and you have checked out of your hotel, the driver will take you up to the North to Chiang Mai – “New City”. Arrive late in the morning and enjoy an orientation tour en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choice, then set out on a guided tour to Wat Doi Suthep. 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 6: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camps

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. Then return by Oxcart to the elephant village to have lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Onwards to an orchid farm where there are many beautiful species of orchid. And after that going back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.  

Day 7: Chiang Mai – Fly to Mandalay

Enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, driving to the airport for your flight to Mandalay.
Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks, and monasteries. The most fascinating visit will be the time watching the monks during worship time and enjoying their daily meal.
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy your time
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

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

Embark on a private boat at Mandalay Pier and travel upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90-ton ringing bell.
In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite woodcarvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda – known for containing the world’s largest book. Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura – Fly to Bagan

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.
Leave Mandalay for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy your time at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan

Day 10: Bagan Discovery

Today we have an entire day to explore Bagan. Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. 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 11: Bagan Sightseeing

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 12: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – City Tour

Head to Nyaung U airport of Bagan for your flight to Yangon. Spend a full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. After lunch, discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. The “Golden Pagoda” is really a must see while you are in Myanmar. Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market (close on Monday) before getting back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 13: Yangon – Departure

Enjoy your free time in the morning before transfer to Yangon airport for your departure flight home.
Good bye & Bon Voyage!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A

INCLUDED

3 regional/domestic flights: Chiang Mai – Mandalay, Mandalay – Bagan, Bagan – Yangon.
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

EXCLUDED

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
Myanmar Visa (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa/).

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