Highlights of Burma and Thailand Tour

Myanmar (Burma), Thailand
Overview

Visit the bustling markets, parks, and towering Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Bagan to behold the mind-blowing scene of its some 2000 temples. Admire spectacular of U Bein bridge Discover the royal capital of ancient Siam and explore the weathered stone temples of the ruined city of Ayutthaya. Admire the emerald waters and limestone islands of Phuket.

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18 Days
Highlights of Burma and Thailand Tour
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Yangon (3N)
  • Inle Lake (2N)
  • Bagan (3N)
  • Mandalay (2N)
  • Bangkok (3N)
  • Phuket (4N) – UK
Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 17 nights in hotels, and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 28 meals: 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 Dinners
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Excursions as described
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Myanmar’s most bustling city, Yangon – British colonial heritage and the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Walking along Ubien Bridge in Amarapura.
  • Bagan – Vast plain studded with thousands of ancient temples.
  • Enjoy the vibrant life of Lake Inle.
  • Discover the royal capital of ancient Ayutthaya.
  • See hidden lagoons, fantastic rock formations and a fishing village of Phang-Nga Bay.
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – YANGON

Fly to Yangon.

DAY 2 YANGON (D)

On arrival at Yangon airport, you are met and transferred to hotel Kandawgyi Palace. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon has been the capital city only since 1885 although some settlements in this site date back about 2,500 years. This colourful metropolis features an intriguing mix of the scenes from a bygone era and the modern tempo of bustling streets punctuated by serene temples and impressive colonial edifices.

DAY 3 YANGON (B/D)

After breakfast we start our city tour, seeing the old colonial styled city center, First stop is the Sule Paya, a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown. After that intermingle with residents in one of the colourful local markets before heading to the iconic Strand Hotel for a drink in the shadows of Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham. Take a look at the enormous reclining Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha. In the afternoon hop on the famous circular train for a 30- to 45-minute ride. Enjoy the slow pace of this antique railway, used by locals, monks and vendors.

DAY 4 YANGON (B/D)

After breakfast, begin with a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Paya, inhabited by a giant reclining Buddha statue that although not ancient has become one of Myanmar’s most revered. Take a walk through Kandawgyi Park. Along the way the guide will share local stories and anecdotes. Pause for a tea break and people watching before heading to Shwedagon Paya. Inside the eastern entrance there is a very different type of local market, giving an idea of how significant Buddhism is in daily life. After enjoying the market climb the long, stair-filled corridor up to the Pagoda platform. Its magnificent golden dome rises an impressive 98 metres above its base and is said to be covered with tons and tons of pure gold, along with numerous precious stones. Humbling in its beauty, the Pagoda is the perfect spot in which to cap off a Yangon tour of tradition and culture.

DAY 5 YANGON – HEHO – INLE LAKE (B/D)

Take a flight to Heho and then transfer to Inle Lake – the heart of Shan State and a major tourist attraction of Myanmar. Enjoy the boat trip to Phaungdawoo Pagoda and Ngaphechaung Monastery which is also known as “Monastery of Jumping Cats”. Travel to Nampan village to discover local silk-weaving and cigar-making. Evening check in at hotel Inle Princess Resort.

DAY 6 INLE LAKE – TAUNGGYI – KAKKU – INLE LAKE (B/D)

Today we head out of the town, driving south towards Kakku, a hidden streasure surrounded by undulating mountains and trees. There are more than 2,000 stupas, which have been constructed here in a very small area of just one square kilometer. Using the local track, we walk through the breathtaking mountain landscape to this complex of temples. This fasinating adventure will also gives us a chance to visit the Pa O ethnic minorities people, who are very poor but have an interesting culture and a colorful history. In the afternoon, we travel by roads to Inle Lake, a famous wander of Myanmar.

DAY 7 INLE LAKE – BAGAN (B/D)

After early breakfast take a flight to Bagan. On arrival check in at hotel Tharbargate. We visit the Nyang U Market for a dose of local life and culture. Explore the beauty of famous Shwezigon Pagodaand Ananda Temple. Afternoon, you experience local culture by visiting local lacquer ware workshops.

DAY 8 BAGAN (B/D)

After breakfast, Spend a full day to discover Bagan’s most outstanding pagodas including MinkabaGubyaukyi Temple, MyaZedi Pagoda, Manuha Temple, Nan PayaPadoga and ShweSandaw Pagoda – the highest pagoda in Bagan.

DAY 9 BAGAN – MT POPA – BAGAN (B/D)

Take a drive to Mount Popa and enjoy the magnificent view of mountainous landscapes on top of this famous volcano. Enjoy the panoramic view of sunset while visiting PopaKalat Monastery and Popa National Park, before returning to Bagan.

DAY 10 BAGAN – MANDALAY (B/D)

Morning take a flight to Mandalay, transfer to Sagaing where we will visit Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda on top of Sagaing Hill. Continue our tour to Amarapura to explore Mahagandaryone Monastery and Ubein Wooden Bridge. Transfer back to Mandalay.
Evening check in at Mandalay Hill Resort

DAY 11 MANDALAY (B/D)

Explore the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery, then conclude the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the Burmese sunset and the panoramic view of the city.

DAY 12 MANDALAY – BANGKOK (B)

Morning transfer to Mandalay airport to board your flight to Bangkok. On arrival check in at hotel Anantara Sathorn Bangkok.

DAY 13 BANGKOK – AYUTTHAYA – BANGKOK (B)

An excursion to the former royal capital of Ayutthaya and the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. You will visit the ruins of Ayutthaya and the restored Summer Palace. Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya served as the Siamese capital from 1350-1767. It had been one of the most splendid cities of the Orient and was sacked by Burmese invaders and abandoned by the Siamese, who re-established themselves first at Thonburi and then at Bangkok. Then, you will visit the Historical Park to view the still impressive ruins of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Wat Panan Cheon and the distinctive triple chedis of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Also visit the Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In, about 10 km south of Ayutthaya.

DAY 14 BANGKOK (B)

After breakfast we visit two salient temples in the ‘City of Angels’. Wat Phra Jetuphon, better known as Wat Pho, is the oldest of Bangkok’s temples and is situated opposite the Grand Palace. Then we visit to Wat Traimitr, located near to Bangkok’s main railway station. The temple houses a 5.5 tonne gold Buddha, which was discovered when it’s plaster casing broke whilst being transported to its new home from the port area. Afternoon is free for leisure.

DAY 15 BANGKOK – PHUKET (B)

Morning transfer to Bangkok airport to board your flight to Phuket. On arrival check in at hotel Hilton phuket arcadia resort.

DAY 16 PHUKET – PHANG NGA BAY – PHUKET (B/L)

After breakfast, we drive to the mainland province of Phang-Nga across the Sarasin Bridge, for a boat trip amongst the karst scenery of Phang-Nga Bay. We sail on to Koh Tapu, with its island – pillar familiar to anyone who has seen the James Bond film ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’. Disembark at Koh Khao Ping Kan, where you can wander up the hill for some snapshots.

DAY 17 PHUKET (B)

Free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 18 PHUKET (B)

After early breakfast transfer to Phuket airport to board your flight to UK. Arrive home today.

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TOP PLACES
  • Yangon
  • Inle Lake
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Bangkok
  • Phuket

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