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Myanmar on a Shoestring

Amazing, surreal, largely untouched by modernity there are a ton of ways to describe Burma (also known as Myanmar), but its 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 two flights included, youll avoid long travel days and ensure you get the most out of your cultural immersion in different Burmese towns. Just trust us when we say you need to experience the wonder and beauty of Burma for yourself at least once in your life. Make that time now right now.


Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145434
Starts: Chiang Mai, Thailand Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Chiang Mai
  • Bangkok

Itinerary

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Day 1: Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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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)

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Day 3: Kengtung/Inle Lake (1B)

Enjoy an included half-day trek through rice paddies along a countryside dotted by various hilltribes. Later in the afternoon, travel in style with a quick flight to serene Inle, home to the Intha people, floating villages, and leg rowers.

Included Activities:
Half-day Hilltribe Trek

Transport:
Plane (2.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 30km)

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Day 4: 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.

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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)

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Day 7: Bagan (1B)

Arrive early in the morning and visit the ancient site of Bagan for a sunrise temple tour. Afterwards, enjoy an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary training school. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Included Activities:
Sunrise Temple Tour
Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School

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Day 8: Bagan (1B)

Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.

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Day 9: Bagan/Mandalay (1B)

Travel to Mandalay and enjoy free time. Opt to climb Mandalay Hill or visit the Golden Monastery.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 270km)

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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)

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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

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Day 12: Yangon (1B)

Spend a free day exploring the country's former capital.

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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)

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Day 14: Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Half-day trekking excursion (Kengtung)
    • Sunrise temple tour (Bagan)
    • Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School
    • Orientation walk in Yangon
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (12 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)
    • 9 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, public bus, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the ancient ruins of Bagan
  • Trek amongst rice paddies and hilltribes
  • Stroll Mandalay's temples
  • Relax at Inle Lake.


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Patrick B Posted on: 

I thoroughly enjoyed my G Adventures experience and will definitely return for more G Adventures!

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