Quintessential Thailand And Myanmar – 13 Days

From: US $1,507

This 13-day journey will give you a flavor of the enchanting Burma and Thailand with a fantastic combination among cultural, historical and natural highlights. In Thailand, beside the modern but rich history Bangkok, you will explore the wonderful nature in Kanchanaburi and the peaceful Chiang Mai. Meanwhile in Myanmar, you get time to learn about the royal capitals in Mandalay city, discover back in time to thousands ruined temples in Bagan and enjoy the majestic sunset moment taken under the world-famous Shwedagon pagoda. The Highlights of Thailand & Myanmar itinerary 13 days start from $1,507

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Bangkok arrival
  • Day 2: Bangkok City tour
  • Day 3: Bangkok – Floating market – Kanchanbury
  • Day 4: Kanchanbury – Bangkok
  • Day 5: Bangkok – Fly to Chiang Mai – Wat Doi Suthep
  • Day 6: Doi Inthanon
  • Day 7: Chiang Mai city tour – Fly to Mandalay
  • Day 8: Mandalay sightseeing
  • Day 9: Mingun – City tour
  • Day 10: Mandalay – Fly to Bagan – Ancient land sightseeing
  • Day 11: Rural sightseeing
  • Day 12: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – City tour
  • Day 13: Departure

Start City : Bangkok
Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Bangkok, Floating market, Floating market, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, Mandalay, Sagaing – Inwa, Mingun, 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/person2,2031,6881,507

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Bangkok, the bustling city with the most highlight sights.
  • Explore the mountainous area of Kanchanaburi.
  • Marvel at the incredible beauty of Chiang Mai and its outlying temples.
  • Discover Mandalay – the cultural capital of Burma.
  • Uncover Bagan’s historical secret with fine collection of old temples.
  • Observe the old beauty of well-preserved colonial buildings of Yangon.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Bangkok arrival
Welcome to Bangkok! The city is fast becoming the world’s hottest city and this new three-day itinerary allows guests to explore the best of the pulsating Thai capital. View the city from the luxury of a rooftop bar, before descending on to the bustling streets to explore temples filled with emerald and gold Buddhas, mouth-watering food stalls and sprawling modern shopping malls. Upon arrival, you are greeted by our local tour guide and transferred by car to hotel. Enjoy your free time to cover from jetlag.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok city tour
Today’s sightseeing starts with the Wat Pho. We then proceed to the Grand Palace complex, which also covers the famous Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Next, we board a private long-tail boat onto Klong Bang Luang. Let’s enjoy its tranquility and observe the fancy shops, local temples and vendors as the boat moving slowly along the waterway. We then stop at Baan Silapin, an inspiring art gallery. Here you can either make crafts in an art workshop or take time to walk around the neighborhood. A traditional Thai puppet performance comes next (if available). On our way back to the hotel, we will visit Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
Day 3: Bangkok – Floating market – Kanchanaburi
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected from your hotel in Bangkok and taken to the Floating Market. You will take a longtail boat to the edge of the Floating Market and ride in a paddleboat through the Floating Market. You’ll then walk around and observe the sale and exchange of various goods between parties in their longtail boats as has been traditionally taking place for years. Then, we continue to Kanchanaburi visiting the World War II cemetery; World War II museum & Bridge over the river Kwai to look at surrounding. Overnight in Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Kanchanaburi
Day 4: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok
After breakfast we start trip to Hell-Fine-Pass Memorial museum and walk to see the mountain cutting for build the rain way by prisoner of world war II. Next arrival to Erawan national park and visit to Erawan waterfall, it seven steps waterfall is a most beautiful in the western area of Thailand & enjoy your time trekking, swimming, relax at waterfall.
Trekking into cave to see stalagmite, stalactite and limestone. Then back to Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
Day 5: Bangkok – Fly to Chiang Mai – Wat Doi Suthep
Breakfast at hotel. Today, you take the shortly flight to Chiang Mai – “New City”. Enjoy afternoon guided tour 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: Doi Inthanon
Today you will visit northern Thailand’s Premiere national park home to Thailand’s highest mountains, ethnic hill tribes, unique flora and fauna and stunning natural beauty to boot. 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. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so do not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we will visit Wachiritharn Waterfalls, 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 (if the weather permits) 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 those at the local market on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 7: Chiang Mai city tour – Fly to Mandalay.
Continue exploring Chiang Mai with the visit to some main temples, such as Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chiang Mun, Wat Chediluang and Wat Phrasing…
Finally, you have the flight to Mandalay, Myanmar. Welcome to Myanmar, the country has just opened its doors to the world after 60 years of isolation and now waiting people to explore its unique heritage and culture. Upon arrival, you are greeted by our tour guide, get transferred to hotel, check in and relax.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 8: Mandalay – Sagaing – Inwa
This morning you head to Sagaing. The destination is renowned as the religious center of not only Mandalay but also Myanmar. Here you will be impressed with the view of the countless white and gold pagodas dotting along the river and around the Sagaing Hill. Furthermore, it is also the home to more than 100 meditation centers and 3,000 monks. Here you will have the visit at Pagoda Cave, U Min Thonze Pagoda and U Ponya Pagoda. Continue the trip to Inwa. Once a royal capital, it is now a quiet rural oasis. Enjoy a horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak wood monastery, Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Kyaung, and Nan Myint tower. End of the day, walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type & enjoy great sunset view here.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 9: Mingun – Mandalay City
First, embark on a private boat upstream Irrawaddy River to visit Mingun. Upon arrival, the first site attracting your attention is Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the uncompleted yet the largest pagoda in Mandalay. Continue the sightseeing to Mingun Bell, the world’s largest ringing bell, which is said to weigh around 90 tons. Then take a walk to the incredibly-white Hsinphymae Pagoda with its special structure and history. A visit to Mingun is definitely the highlight of your journey in Mandalay. The next stop is the Shwenandaw Monastery, the famous construction with the exquisite wood carvings and stunning perfection in every detail. It is the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, which offers a glimpse of the original style and traditional architecture of the Myanmar royals. In the afternoon, visit a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, well-known as the world’s largest book inscribed on 729 stone slabs. It’s time to learn about the story and scriptures with our experienced tour guide. If time permits, you head to Artisan quarters with some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased dating back to the last kingdom of Myanmar. Here you visit the handicraft workshops, observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. You also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded. Wrap up the fruitful day trip with the drive to Mandalay Hill. From the highest point of the city, enjoy the sunset panoramic views of Mandalay, you can also see the square of the Royal Palace, some pagodas dotted surrounding, and the mighty Irrawaddy River.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 10: Mandalay – Fly to Bagan – Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, you are leaving Yangon for Bagan. Star with a visit to Nyaung U market, then have an exotic horse cart ride around to Shwezigon Pagoda, which is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. Continue to Htilominlo Temple, Ananda Temple, housing four standing Buddha and then to Sulamani Temple.
This afternoon, continue to one of the biggest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby. You then enjoy the gorgeous sunset on boat over the Irrawaddy River.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
Day 11: Bagan rural sightseeing
Drive to the Ayeyarwady River for a short boat ride to Kyun Thiri Island. Visit a typical farming village, interacting with the villagers and observing their way of life. Take tea with some monks then return to Bagan late morning.
In the afternoon, take bicycle to visit short training class to a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made. You can experience some lacquer ware creation and make your artwork memory. Another highlight today is the panoramic sunset view over Bagan.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
Day 12: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – City tour
Today you take the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you have a trip downtown with a walking tour through the historic quarter. Along the way you visit the former City Hall and various other examples of 1940’s colonial British architecture. The hidden art galleries inside the small alley could also be the next stop on your tour. Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Built in the 1920s under British rule, the side is listed a heritage of Yangon. It has more than 2,000 stalls dominated by large selections of antique Burmese handicraft, clothing and jewelry…
Last but not least, you go to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site of Myanmar and the oldest one in the world. The monument contains a 99m high golden stupa and spires, adorned with 7,000 diamonds, sapphires and rubies and allegedly, hairs belonging to the Gautama Buddha. If you are fortunate, join a special oil lamp lighting ceremony with thousand oil lamps are lit around the gilded pagoda. This ancient and symbolic Buddhist ritual will be the truly awe-inspiring spiritual experience.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Day 13: Yangon departure
You are free to explore Yangon on your own or enjoy last minute shopping for souvenirs before getting transferred to the airport for departure. End services.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: N/A

INCLUDED

  • In-tour flights: Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai – Mandalay, Mandalay – Bagan, Bagan –Yangon.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels .
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

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.
  • Thailand and Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information).

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