Myanmar on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Amazing, surreal, largely untouched by modernity — there are a ton of ways to describe Myanmar (also known as Burma), but it’s better to visit and see for yourself. Using Thailand as a jumping off point, take two weeks to walk, hike, and roam all over the region, from the Bagan temples and ruins to the rice paddies and rural hilltribes. And with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) guiding you along the way, you'll get the most out of your cultural immersion in different Myanma towns. Just trust us when we say you need to experience the wonder and beauty of Myanmar for yourself at least once in your life. Make that time now — right now.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School, Bagan
  • Full-day trekking excursion (Kengtung)
  • Sunrise temple tour (Bagan)
  • Orientation walk in Yangon
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Experience the ancient ruins of bagan
  • Trek amongst rice paddies and hilltribes
  • Stroll mandalay's temples
  • Relax at inle lake.

Itinerary

Day 1 Chiang Mai Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Chiang Mai/Kengtung Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Myanmar/Burma) Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 155km)
Day 3 Kengtung (1B) Enjoy an included trek through rice paddies along a countryside dotted by various hilltribes. Try Shan khao swè, a noodle soup and regional staple—it's delicious. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trekking
Day 4 Kengtung/Inle Lake (1B) Opt to soak up the lively atmosphere of Kyaing Tong Market with a free morning. This afternoon, travel in style with a quick flight to serene Inle, home to the Intha people, floating villages, and leg rowers. Additional Notes: Please note the flight from Kengtung to Inle Lake (Heho) has temporarily been canceled. During this period of time, travelers will instead travel from Kengtung to Tachilek (4 hours), and fly from Tachilek to Heho airport. This message will be updated when this flight starts up again. Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 30km)
Days 5-6 Inle Lake Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt to rent a bike, take a cooking class, or tour the lake by boat, visiting some of its floating villages and gardens.
Day 6 Inle Lake/Bagan Continue exploring Inle Lake with another free day. Later this evening, board an overnight bus to Bagan. Transport: Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s), 320km)
Day 7 Bagan (1B) Arrive early in the morning and visit the ancient site of Bagan for a sunrise temple tour. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Included Activities: Sunrise Temple Tour
Day 8 Bagan (1B) Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.
Day 9 Bagan/Mandalay (1B) Enjoy an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary training school. Afterwards, travel to Mandalay and enjoy free time. Opt to climb Mandalay Hill or visit the Golden Monastery. Included Activities: Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 270km)
Day 10 Mandalay/Yangon (1B) Opt to check out Mandalay's ancient temples, visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura, or traverse the world's longest teak bridge. Transport: Overnight bus (9.00 hour(s), 590km)
Day 11 Yangon Enjoy an orientation walk in the country's largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 12 Yangon (1B) Spend a free day exploring the country's former capital.
Day 13 Yangon/Bangkok (1B) Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country's capital city. Transport: Plane (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 14 Bangkok Depart at any time.
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