If you’re looking for a combination of Thailand and Myanmar for around 2 weeks or more, then our essential Myanmar Thailand itinerary 15 Days should be your first choice. The trip covers the lively capital Bangkok and the ‘Rose of Northern Thailand’ – Chiang Mai. In Burma, you will visit all highlights throughout the country including Yangon – the former capital, Mandalay – a charming city in the west of Irrawaddy River, Bagan – the spiritual town and Inle Lake – the largest lakes with a unique floating fishing village.
 

Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Start/End: Bangkok/Yangon
Tour Route: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Type: Landscape, Natural, In-depth Culture & History
Tour Category: Myanmar Thailand tour packages
Experience this Thailand & Myanmar Essential Tour with:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge and humor (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite, friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: well-chosen accommodation. Besides, various types of accommodation are available, from 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels in the best location, good value 3-star hotels, to boutique hotels reflect the style of the region

Brief Itinerary:
Thailand Itinerary 8 days
Day 1: Bangkok arrival (D)
Day 2: Bangkok – Grand Palace and City Canals (B, L)
Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Ancient Town – Bangkok (B, L)
Day 4: Bangkok Floating Market – Chiang Mai (B, L)
Day 5: Highlights of Chiang Mai (B, L)
Day 6: Chiang Mai Elephant Camp – Hmong Hill Tribe Village (B, L)
Day 7: Chiang Mai – Morning Alms Giving (B, L)
Day 8: Chiang Mai – Mandalay (B, D)
Myanmar Itinerary 7 Days
Day 9: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura (B, L)
Day 10: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B, L) 
Day 11: Bagan Sightseeing (B, L) 
Day 12: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake sightseeing (B, L) 
Day 13: Inle Lake – Indein – Fly to Yangon (B) 
Day 14: Yangon City Tour (B)
Day 15: 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: Bangkok arrival (D)

Welcome on arrival at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport in Thailand – the land of smiles, we will transfer to our hotel. After a short rest, start your Myanmar Thailand tour will a visit Jim Thompson’s House with its wide range of Thai paintings, Sawankalok Pottery, Benjarong porcelain, and Khmer statues. This extensive collection is housed in six old teak houses set in a lush garden.

In the evening, we will have dinner with authentic Thai food. After dinner, our guide will show us around the Asiatique night market, one of the largest and the most interesting night markets in Bangkok. After that, we will back to the hotel for overnight accommodation.

Myanmar Thailand itinerary with a first visit to the Asiatique night market in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok – Grand Palace and City Canals (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the most beautiful temples Wat Phrakaew which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image, and the Royal Grand Palace, dedicated to the Thai Royal Family’s ceremony.
We will then visit Bangkok Canal by motorboat, which is renowned as the long-tailed boat. The boat passes the Royal Barges Museum, the beautiful ornament boat, which has been used in the royal procession. Visitors will have a chance to observe part of the Thai belief and the secret activities during their visit. Along the way, pass by the most famous royal temple, the temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, view Bangkok’s most stunning landmark, the Pang, before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.

Royal Grand Palace In Bangkok - Myanmar Thailand tour

Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Ancient Town – Bangkok (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, take a drive to the former capital city of Siam, Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Authaya is known as the “Venice of the East” because it lies along the Chao Phraya river. The glory of the Ayutthaya Empire (1350-1767A.D.) is evident in the remains of temples such as Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Chai Wattanaram, which we will visit on arrival.
After lunch, we head to Wat Lokaya Sutha to visit the largest reclining Buddha image of Ayutthaya with 42 meters long. Then follow your guide to Want Mahathat, an important temple housing meditation center and the oldest Buddhist monastery.
About 3 pm, we return to Bangkok.Ayuthaya the former capital of Siriam

Day 4: Bangkok Floating Market – Chiang Mai (B, L)

Today delivers you an amazing experience to explore the fascinating Damnoen Saduak floating market in Ratchaburi province which is about 110 km from Bangkok. On arrival, we will visit a local Sugar Palm factory before the board on a long tails boat along Damnern canals. After spending our time at the floating market, we will visit teakwood carving.
Next, we will drive South of Bangkok to the garden province of Samut Songkhram in the Mae Klong river delta area. We will first visit a unique country market along the railway tracks; see the train arrive bringing the people to the market.
After that, we will drive back Bangkok then to the airport to board a flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival, we will transfer to the hotel where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Damnoen Saduak floating market

Day 5: Highlights of Chiang Mai (B, L)

Today, we will have an Orientation and Moat tour in Chiang Mai before stopping at Three King Monument to pay respect to the Chiang Mai Founder together with his friends. After lunch, we will visit the Handicraft Village along Sankampang Road to see the famous local products such as silverware, lacquerware, Thai silk. This evening, we will have dinner with the Northern cuisine of Khan Toke Style with traditional performances.
Women in a Handicraft Village-Chiang Mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai Elephant Camp  Hmong Hill Tribe Village (B, L)

After breakfast, we will head to Mae Sa Elephant Camp where you will you your time together with 70 cute elephants admist the jungle. Here, see their daily lovely shows such as logging, football playing, etc. Take this chance to learn how the mahouts train the elephant.
After lunch in a local restaurant surrounded by nature, we visit Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden to see the most diverse natural plants that Thailand offer.  Your guide then also take you to the nearby Hmong Hill Tribe Village, a peaceful tribe village where you can spend time to visit the museum, beautiful gardens, local houses, and souvenir shops.
Finally, transfer back to Chiang Mai town and have free time to experience Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Mae Sa Elephant Camp Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai – Morning Alms Giving (B, L)

Get up early in the morning and find our guide is waiting at the hotel to take us to join in a Morning Alms Giving. We will have some cooked food or fruit prepared by our guide to offer to the monk for merit making.
Afterward, we will return to our hotel for a proper breakfast. We will then drive up to Doi Suthep to visit Doi Suthep Temple and its compound where we will have a panoramic view of the city from the temple’s terrace. After that, we visit Chiang Mai Zoo, where we can see the diversity of animal in Thailand and also some more species around the world. The trip is combining the admission fee to Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium and the visit to Giant Panda. In the late afternoon, we transfer back to the hotel where we spend the night.

Doi Suthep Temple

Day 8: Chiang Mai – Mandalay (B, D)

Time will be free until our car arrives to take us to the airport for a noon flight to Mandalay, a famous hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay has a realm of stupas, monks, and monasteries. On arrival at Mandalay Airport, we will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to our hotel. After check-in, we will start our Mandalay tour with a visit to Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite woodcarvings, gold leaf beating workshop and Kuthodaw Pagoda – known for containing the world’s largest book and concludes the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and the panoramic view of the city. Overnight accommodation in Mandalay.

Mandalay Palace

Day 9: Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura (B, L)

On this day tour, we leave the city for Sagaing Hill where we will learn about the schooling of monks, visit Budda Cave, U Min Thonze Pagoda, Sunooponnyashin Pagoda and finally take in the panoramic view of Mandalay. Our next stop of this day tour is Amarapura, which is famous for Mahagandayon Monastery and the best place to experience the daily lives of the monks in Mandalay. Enjoying our walking over U Bein Wooden Bridge, the 250-year-old which is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Overnight in Mandalay.

View from Sagaing Hill

Day 10: Mandalay – Day boat to Bagan (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, our car will transfer us to the jetty for the daily boat along Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan. Arrive Bagan in the late afternoon between 15:00 and 17:00 depends on the water level, we will transfer to the hotel in Bagan for check-in. The rest of the day will be free at leisure. Overnight in Bagan.

Sunset on Irrawaddy River

Day 11: Bagan Sightseeing (B, L)

Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland and there are more than 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Start your Bagan tour with a visit to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan and then explore the beauty of gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. A visit to Ananda Temple is our next stop of this day tour, stopping along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquerware workshop and explore how this traditional piece of art is made. Overnight in hotel in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan

Day 12: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake sightseeing (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a flight to Heho and drive to Inle Lake. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, is located 900 meters above sea level. The lake is home to the Intha People, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group, known for their one leg rowing techniques.
Upon arrival, we board a motorboat for sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and also believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake. Our next visit is Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “jumping cat” pagoda. As we travel further into Nam Pan village cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Phaung Daw Oo Monastery in Inle Lake

Day 13: Inle Lake Tour – Indein – Fly to Yangon (B)

This morning, we will visit the unique “5-Day Market” held in different villages surrounding the lake. This is absolutely a magnificent place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and then experience the exotic market atmosphere. After lunch, the boat will take us to the beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will certainly be relaxing to walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns which have been left nature for centuries. We will then drive to the airport for an afternoon flight to Yangon. Overnight will be in Yangon.

Indein Temple Complex

Day 14: Yangon city tour (B)

Today, we continue visiting this former capital city. Start your Yangon city tour with the first visit to Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon city; Chauk Hhtat Gyi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake.
After lunch, we discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. The “Golden Pagoda” is really a must-see while we are in Myanmar. We will finish our day with free time for shopping in the bustling Scott market. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday).
Overnight in Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar Thailand Tour

Day 15: Yangon Departure (B)

Free time until our car arrives to take us to Yangon International Airport for a flight home. Tour ends. We hope that you have enjoyed this Myanmar Thailand itinerary we deliver!

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INCLUSIONS
What’s Included:

  • 1 Domestic flight in Thailand: Bangkok – Chiang Mai including airport tax
  • 2 Domestic flights in Myanmar: Bagan – Heho, and Heho – Yangon including airport taxes
  • 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 in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)

What’s Excluded:

  • International flights Bangkok – Yangon, and airport taxes
  • 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
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Recommended Hotel List:

City 3* Standard
Bangkok Ibis Riverside Hotel
Chiang Mai Eurana Boutique Hotel
Yangon Summit Park View Hotel
Mandalay Hotel Yadanarbon
Bagan Bagan Thande Hotel
Inle Lake Paramount Hotel
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