This short trip takes you through some of the stunning highlights of southern Myanmar and into Thailand - until recently a reclusive and difficult-to-visit country.
We begin in the city of Yangon, famous for its iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, before heading to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Mount Kyaiktiyo and its gravity-defying Golden Rock.
We then travel south to the mushroom-shaped temple rock of Kyauk Kalap and the caves of Kawt Ka Taung, arriving at the beaches of Maungmagan.
We will then head over the mountains into Thailand, visiting the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai en route to the cultural hub of Bangkok.
Border information: if joining in Yangon, you will most likely enter Myanmar at Yangon International Airport (IATA code: RGN).
Today will be a free day to explore the city of Yangon and the Scott Market until the evening. There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note from your leader when you arrive as this is often a travel day for the crew, and they are likely to arrive during the afternoon.
Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Yangon before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Yangon.
In Yangon we will stay in a comfortable hotel.
Today we will have a guided tour of old Yangon, the Kandawgyi Lake, the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda.
This morning our journey from Yangon begins with a drive to one of Myanmar’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage shrines at the spectacular Mt Kyaiktiyo.
We take a local pick-up truck up the first two-thirds of the mountain, and then continue the final part of the ascent on foot along a steep and winding path. We end up on the top, next to the Golden Rock.
In Mt Kyaiktiyo we will stay in a local hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours travelling on locally chartered transport (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Today we will aim to visit the mushroom-shaped temple rock at Kyauk Kalap and the beautiful Kawt Ka Taung caves near Hpa An, before moving on to the city of Mawlamyine for the night.
In Mawlamyine we will stay in a local hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours ( using locally chartered transport ).
Today we will head south following the beautiful Andaman coast, to the southern city of Dawei. If we have time we will visit the Thanbyuzayat Allied War Cemetery en route.
We will stay at a beachfront hotel on Maungmagan Beach (about 12 kilometres from Dawei).
Estimated Drive Time - 7-9 hours ( using locally chartered transport ).
Today we will have a free day at the the stunning Maungmagan beaches.
Border Information: exit Myanmar at Htee Kee, enter Thailand at Ban Nam Pu Ron.
Today we will cross into Thailand via the brand new border at Htee Kee, and drive to the town of Kanchanaburi.
In Kanchanaburi we will stay in a local guesthouse.
Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours ( using locally chartered transport ).
We spend this morning exploring the Thailand-Burma Railway centre and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. This afternoon we drive to Thailand's bustling capital of Bangkok, where we will have free time to explore and enjoy our final meal together!
In Bangkok we will stay in a comfortable, centrally-located hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours ( using locally chartered transport ).
Border information: if leaving in Bangkok, you will most likely exit Thailand from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (IATA code: BKK).
Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Bangkok. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.
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Trip Name: Yangon to Bangkok
Duration: 9 Days
From Price: £518
Supplier Tour ID: ZYB1/158332
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