This three-week Myanmar and Thailand itinerary gives you an opportunity to discover the treasure of Southeast Asia. Capture mesmerizing beauty of mother nature, indulge in the sacred and dignified ambiance while entering the holy sites. Bump into the locals, blend with the diversity of multi-ethnic tribes and see the real pace of life. Finally, let your soul soak into the deep blue water, try out amazing activities, and leave all stress behind!
 

Duration: 21 days/20 nights
Tour Route: Chiang Mai – Mae Sa Pok Hike – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon – Kawthaung – Nyaung Oo Phee Island – Yangon
Start/End: Chiang Mai/Yangon
Tour Type: Sightseeing & Discovery, Nature, Landscape, In-depth Cultural
Tour Category: Myanmar Thailand tour package 
Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes of Chiang Mai
  • Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, the great cultural center of Myanmar
  • Capture the stunning sunrise and sunset over 3000 temples of Bagan
  • Soak up the crystal clear water of two unspoiled islands in the Andaman Sea: Kawthaung & Nyaung Oo Phe Island
  • Savor the catch of the day seafood after amazing activities on the beach
  • Witness the fascinating as well as the charm of Yangon which featured by the mix of Burmese and colonial architecture

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrival (B)
Day 2: Chiang Mai City Tour – Dinner at Kantoke (B, D)
Day 3: Chiang Mai – Happy Elephant House – Mae Taeng – Cooking Class (B, L, D)
Day 4: Chiang Mai – Mae Sa Pok Hike – Chiang Mai (B, L)
Day 5: Chiang Mai – Golden Triangle (B, L)
Day 6: Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai (B)
Day 7: Chiang Rai City Tour – Chiang Mai (B)
Day 8: Chiang Mai – Fly to Mandalay – Half Day City Tour (L, D)
Day 9: Mandalay – Mingun (B, L, D)
Day 10: Mandalay – Bagan Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 11: Bagan Temple Tour (B, L, D)
Day 12: Bagan Morning Hot Air Balloon & Village Discovery – Afternoon flight to Heho – Inle Lake (B, L, D)
Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein (B, L, D)
Day 14: Inle – Sagar (B, L, D)
Day 15: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon – Half-Day Sightseeing (B, L, D)
Day 16: Yangon – Kawthaung (B, L, D)
Day 17: Kawthaung – Nyaung Oo Phee Island (B, L, D)
Day 18: Nyaung Oo Phe Island (B, L, D)
Day 19: Nyaung Oo Phe Island – Kawthaung (B, L, D)
Day 20: Kawthaung Discovery – Fly to Yangon (B, L)
Day 21: Yangon, Departure (B)

Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally Free and you are under no Obligation!

 
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Day 1: Chiang Mai Arrival (B)

Sawadee Krab! Welcome to Chiang Mai, the Northern masterpiece of Thailand.
Today, meet your local guide at the airport and then we transfer to the hotel for check-in. After settling into your hotel, take a break and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 2: Chiang Mai City Tour – Dinner at Kantoke (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, start the day with a scenic drive to Wat Phra Singh, the second oldest temple in Chiang Mai. From here proceed to Wat Chedi Luang, located on the intersection of Ratchadamnoen and Phrapopkhlao. This is one of the four most famous ancient temples in Chiang Mai city and is also sacred and attracts many Buddhists, including indigenous people and foreign tourists.
Next up, head to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on the hill, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai and is popular with many Thai people. This is also where many Buddhists worship pilgrimage during major holidays.
In the evening, we enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner with a dance performance.
Overnight Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra Singh

Day 3: Chiang Mai – Happy Elephant House – Mae Taeng – Cooking Class (B, L, D)

Early morning, we departure to Happy Elephant Home. Here, we change to traditional clothing and meet the elephants with feeding, walking and bathing with them. Then back to the hotel and take a short rest.
In the late afternoon, we depart at around 16:30 to join the Cooking Class with a market visit to get the ingredients and prepare your own dinner.
Overnight Chiang Mai.

Happy elephant home

Day 4: Chiang Mai – Mae Sa Pok Hike (B, L)

In the morning, we departure by local truck to Mae Wang Area and take a 1-hour trek to the Hmong Hill tribe.
Enjoy the scenery and lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we visit the waterfall and trek to the Karen hill tribe and make bamboo rafting on the Mae Win River (about 1 hour – subject to water level). After that, transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight Chiang Mai.

bamboo rafting on the Mae Win River

Day 5: Chiang Mai – Golden Triangle (B, L)

After breakfast, we departure to Chiang Rai by road. Upon arrival, we start by visiting the hot spring and the white temple of Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known by foreigners as White Temple, is a unique, contemporary, private unconventional art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple.
Then lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon, we will visit the Long Neck hill tribe village.
Overnight Chiang Rai.

the white temple of Chiang Mai

Day 6: Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai (B)

Travel north of Chiang Mai and spend an adventurous day in nature in the district of Mae Taeng. On the way, visit an orchid farm to smell the beautiful flowers, and enjoy a delicious local lunch in a quaint village.
Continue the journey to a rafting base camp on the banks of the Mae Taeng River and get ready for a thrilling adventure. The fast-flowing Mae Taeng River promises some of the most adrenaline-boosting rides in the region, with rapids reaching up to class five. After a full safety briefing, put on the gear and hop into one of the rafts, embarking on an exhilarating ride down the river’s rippling white waters.
After an exciting journey, disembark the raft and spend some time relaxing and refreshing along the scenic riverbanks before the heading back to Chiang Mai.
We will visit also the ancient city of Chiang Saen which is famous for the Golden Triangle and continue to the border city of Mae Sai.
In the afternoon, we continue to visit the Doi Tung Royal Gardens and also proceed to Chou Fong tea plantation.
Overnight Chiang Rai.

the beautiful Doi Tung Royal Gardens chiang mai

Day 7: Chiang Rai City Tour – Chiang Mai (B)

After breakfast, we start to visit all the most highlights of Chiang Rai, includes Wat Phra Keow; the King Mengrai Monument; Wat Huay Pla Kang with the wooden statue of Guan Im Bhodisatva, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion.
Last but not least, we visit the blue temple of Wat Rong Suea Ten which has a magnificent, modern beauty that stands out with vivid blue colors and intricate carvings.
Later, we transfer back to Chiang Mai with late afternoon.
Overnight Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra Keow Chiang rai

Day 8: Chiang Mai – Fly to Mandalay – Half Day City Tour (L, D)

Mingalabar! Welcome to Mandalay, the cultural center of Myanmar
On arrival, be greeted by our guide and then transfer to the hotel for check-in.
This afternoon, follow your guide to Amarapura, the formal royal capital of Burma. We will visit Mahaganayone monastery, the most prominent monastic school in Myanmar to learn about Buddhist education.
Next up, head to U Bein Bridge, the dramatically beautiful 1.2 km which gently crosses the Taungthanman Lake. Take your time to observe the locals and save your best photo before returning to Mandalay to visit Mahamuni Pagoda, where keeps the most revered Buddha image in the country. Wander around the pagoda to see the daily homage and learn more about the history of the pagoda.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Mahagandayone monastery

Day 9: Mandalay – Mingun (B, L, D)

Start the day with a 45-minute drive to Mingun, a charming village where you will visit Mingun Bell, the second largest ringing bell in the world. Take leisure walk to Mingun Pagoda, the massive ruin of the largest unfinished pagoda in the world. It has gone through the ups and downs of the historical journey and be damaged by the serious earthquake. But the ruin still worth to visit today. Before going back to Mandalay, visit Hsinbyume Pagoda, the gorgeous white-washed temple built in the shape of Mount Popa.
In the afternoon, visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, the fabulous complex of golden stupa and 729 marble slabs which is well-known as the world’s largest book. Next up, drive to Shwenandaw Monastery, an impressive wooden monastery which us to be a part of the royal palace.
In the late afternoon, we head up to the top of Mandalay Hill, the beautiful viewpoint where you will gain a panoramic view of the city.

mingun bell is the second largest ringing bell in the world

Day 10: Mandalay – Bagan Cruise (B, L, D)

Today will be a long day of cruising to Bagan. The breathtaking route will introduce you to the romance of colonial era and a picture of the real-life of local people living on the riverside. Sit back at enjoying the view.

Day 11: Bagan Temple Tour (B, L, D)

A full day to unlock the myths behind over 3000 temples dotted on the plain of Bagan. With thousands of Buddhist ruins still sprinkled across its plains, the ancient city of Bagan is one of Myanmar’s most magical destinations.
Start the day with a visit to Nyaung U Market. A colorful and lively bazaar, stroll between the cluster of stalls and observe the everyday activities of the local people who come here to buy fresh vegetables, meat, spices, and other products.

the trading at nyaung u marketContinue to Manuha Temple and spend the rest of the day exploring a selection of the most impressive structures whilst learning more about the former kingdom under whose reign more than 10,000 temples, pagodas, and monasteries which were built in this area. This 11th-century structure was built by the captive Mon King Manuha. Still active, explore the two-story temple and marvel at the four large golden Buddha images, enshrined within its walls.
Next, head to Ananda Temple, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved structures in Bagan. Constructed around 1105 AD by King Kyanzittha, stroll through the perfectly symmetrical temple and notice the gilded spire at its center.
From there, visit the impressive Shwezigon Pagoda. This large, bell-shaped pagoda, completely covered in gold, served as a model for most other stupas in the country and is one of the oldest monuments in Bagan.
End the temple tour at an elevated viewing point and take in the awe-inspiring panoramas of the temple-studded plains, bathed in a mystical golden glow by the setting sun.
Overnight in Bagan.

the main golden stupas in shwezigon pagoda

Day 12: Bagan Morning Hot Air Balloon & Village Discovery (B, L, D)

By far, the best way to view the magnificent Bagan is from the sky. This early morning, climb into the basket of a hot air balloon for a bird-eye-view to the countless temples of the ancient city. Watch the amazing landscape and enjoy the serene atmosphere with a glass of champagne after landing.
After that, gain more insight into the local life of Bagan with a visit to the idyllic village. Take this chance to interact with the people and share your own cultural experience with the villagers.

the morning hot air balloon is the best way to see 3000 temples of bagan

Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein (B, L, D)

Say goodbye to Bagan this morning to take a flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake, the natural paradise of Myanmar. After check-in at the hotel. Board a scenic boat trip to Indein, a charming village where we will spend time to explore the great temple of Indein and visit the long neck tribes. Back to the lake, you will have a chance to catch up the image of leg-rowing fishermen, the iconic symbol of Inle Lake with a unique rowing style. Get your camera ready to save the best shot before returning to your hotel.

the long neck woman in Inle lake

Day 14: Inle – Sagar (B, L, D)

The morning of day 14 leads you to Sagar, a remote village on the southern shore of Inle Lake. Passing through the beautiful cracks, your boat trip will show you dramatic 108 sunken stupas of Sagar. Upon here, you will visit Thaya Gone village, climb up to the top of the hill in the village to marvel at the panoramic view surrounding. Then your guide also takes you to Kyaing Kan Village to discover the weaving of the local. Take your time to observe how the artisan creates the fabric from the lotus stems. It is also recommended to visit a local market for a glimpse at the life of people.

the ancient sunken stupas in Sagar village

Day 15: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon – Half-Day Sightseeing (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to Inle Lake to take a flight to Yangon. After a quick spin through the streets of Yangon from your hotel, begin your evening exploration of the city at Sule Pagoda. This glistening landmark is the heart of the city and the perfect starting point for a stroll along the orderly streets of downtown Yangon. As we approach our destination, 19th street in Chinatown, the smell of BBQ grows stronger and the clink of beer glasses increases.
For more shopping opportunities as well as a unique experience, head to the cobblestoned Scott Market in the afternoon and explore the large bazaar. After, continue to Chaukhtatgyi Temple and witness the gigantic reclining Buddha image before taking a stroll around Kandawgyi Lake.
As dusk sets in, head to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Arguably the most important Buddhist site in the country, the spectacular landmark is marvelously illuminated at night. Admire the gleaming golden structure and its diamond-encrusted spire before returning to the hotel and settling in for the night.

shwedagon pagoda lit up when the night falls

Day 16: Yangon – Kawthaung (B, L, D)

Leave Yangon this morning to board a flight to Kawthaung, the primary gateway to the paradise of Myeik Archipelago. Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to Victoria Cliff Hotel for check-in and a welcome lunch.
This afternoon, follow your guide to Maliwun Waterfall. If you like playing with the water, remember to bring extra clothes. And, if time permits, we will transfer to the natural hot spring. Back to the town, we take a sightseeing tour to discover several famous attractions including Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda and Su TaungPyae Pagoda. Our next highlights are Bayintnaung Hill, the landmark of Kawthaung where you will gain a panoramic view of the magnificent Andaman Sea.
In the late afternoon, enjoy the mesmerizing sunset on the seashore. Sit back and listen to the harmonious melody of the wind and smell the fragment of the ocean.

Bayintnaung Point

Day 17: Kawthaung – Nyaung Oo Phee Island (B, L, D)

The morning of day 17 takes you to Nyaung Oo Phee Island (NOP) – a gem of Andaman Sea. After having a delicious breakfast at Victoria Cliff Hotel & Resort. We proceed to the hotel lobby at 8 am. You will meet your guide first to learn about how to use a life jacket and the local knowledge about Nyaung Oo Phee Island (NOP) and the snorkeling spot before you reach there. At 9 am, we transfer to Kawthaung jetty to take a 1-hour 45-minute speedboat ride to NOP Island.
After check-in at the hotel, join in 3-hour snorkeling to immerse into the crystal clear water on the island and observe the wonderful marine life. Then relax and enjoy some pastry, seasonal fruit, and soft drink.
This evening delivers you an interesting experience: a beachside dinner with freshly grilled seafood which has been drawn straight from the Andaman Sea and a traditional basic dance and fire dance show of Myanmar.

snorkeling in Nyaung Oo Phee Island

Day 18: Nyaung Oo Phe Island (B, L, D)

A full day to explore the unspoiled beauty of Nyaung Oo Phe Island. Power up your morning with amazing snorkeling. Then spend the rest of the morning to behold the natural beauty on the beach.
In the afternoon, follow your guide to the next snorkeling spots near Nyaung Oo Phee Island. Take this chance to marvel at an array of colorful fish, coral reef, and many beautiful creatures.
Reward your evening with a scrumptious dinner and interesting cultural show. Then enjoy your own free time. You can take a stroll on the long beach, listen to the humble sound of the wave to drive your stress away.

observe the marine life of Nyaung Oo Phee island

Day 19: Nyaung Oo Phe Island – Kawthaung (B, L, D)

This morning enjoy your free time on the island. Along with sunbathing, don’t miss your chance to save the best photos of the island.
After lunch, we check-out from Victoria Cliff Resort to take a speedboat to transfer back to Kawthaung.

Day 20: Kawthaung Discovery – Yangon (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Victoria Cliff Resort, then spend your time to wander around the resort to take some lovely photos. Besides, you can relax have some treatments at the spa to strengthen your muscle after very long days of sightseeing.
In the afternoon, check-out at the hotel and our driver will transfer you to the airport to take a domestic flight to Yangon.

victoria cliff resort

Day 21: Yangon, Departure (B)

After breakfast, say goodbye to Myanmar to take a departure flight. Trip ends. Thank you for making your Thailand & Burma trip with Go Myanmar Tours.

Price: Please contact us for your special price
What’s Included?

  • Accommodations based on Twin/Double Room
  • Private Transfer as private air-con minivan
  • Private Tour as mention as above itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast )
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Service charge & Government tax
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake & Mingun
  • Entrance fee of the tour as mentioned as itinerary
  • Boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan

What’s Excluded?

  • Early check-in & Late check-out at the hotel
  • Any drinks & personal expenses i.e. Phone Call, Laundry, Mini Bar, Room Services, etc…
  • Other not mentioned
  • Tip to the local guide, ground porter and hotel porter.
  • All beverages at hotels, restaurants must be paid directly by the client on consumption.
  • International & Domestic flights.