Myanmar on a Shoestring
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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.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATTB/145434
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Chiang Mai
  • Kengtung
  • Inle Lake
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Yangon
  • Bangkok



Day 1: Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Chiang Mai/Kengtung

Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung.


Day 3: Kengtung

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.


Day 4: Kengtung/Inle Lake

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.


Day 5: 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.


Day 7: Bagan

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.


Day 8: Bagan

Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.
This morning, opt to head out before sunrise and embark on an unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over the temples and plains of Bagan. If you're visiting between October to March, pre-book the "Balloons Over Bagan" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.


Day 9: Bagan/Mandalay

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.


Day 10: Mandalay/Yangon

Enjoy a free day before boarding an overnight bus to Yangon.
Opt to check out Mandalay's ancient temples, visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura, or traverse the world's longest teak bridge.


Day 11: Yangon

Enjoy an orientation walk in the country's largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.


Day 12: Yangon

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


Day 13: Yangon/Bangkok

Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country's capital city.


Day 14: Bangkok

Depart at any time.

    • 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
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) (11 nts), sleeper bus (2 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts
    • 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.