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Discovering Myanmar & Northern Thailand

17 days from £5,740pp

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Tour highlights

  • Experience the spectacular temples of Bagan.

  • Visit Monywa and explore villages on the Chindwin River.

  • Head further south from Inle Lake to the little-visited Tha Khauk pagoda complex.

  • Cross the border at Tachilek and explore the far north of Thailand.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Yangon.

  • On arrival in Yangon you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. This evening you will visit the Shwedagon at sunset. This magical centrepiece of the city is a beautifully tranquil and spiritual place to visit.

  • Explore the city on foot and by the circle train, which navigates the peripheries of Yangon and offers a wonderful behind the scenes insight into city life.

  • This morning fly to Bagan and spend the day exploring some of the thousands of temples and stupas that are scattered across a vast arid landscape.

  • You have the day to relax and explore at your own pace.

  • Today you head out into the countryside by jeep to see a different side of Bagan away from the popular temples. Visit small villages renowned for peanut and palm sugar production, as well as a rice mill, while following the pilgrimage route to visit King Anawrahta's pagodas.

  • This morning you will be transferred to the riverside where you board a small private boat for the journey to Pakokku. From Pakokku you will be driven onto the town of Monywa.

  • Visit Shwe Ba Hill and the Po Win temple complex before continuing onto Mandalay via the peaceful Sagaing Hills.

  • Spend a varied day exploring Mandalay's railway bazaar, jade market, famous pagodas and family-run handicraft workshops.

  • Fly to Heho today for the transfer to Inle Lake.

  • Enjoy a full day exploring the stilted villages of Inle Lake by boat. At sunset you swap your long-tail boat for a small wooden canoe to explore the smaller tributaries of the lake where few tourists venture.

  • Today you will explore the impressive Indein pagoda complex.

  • Return to Heho for your flight to Kyaingtong. You have the afternoon to explore the town with your guide.

  • Today you start your trek out through rice paddies to indigenous ethnic villages that are home to the Ann, an animist community, and Akha tribes.

  • Enjoy a visit to the Buffalo Market this morning before travelling through the Shan Hills to Tachilek, the border town with Thailand. Your guide will assist with immigration formalities and ensure you are safely delivered into the hands of your Thai guide. From here you transfer to your hotel.

  • Spend the day exploring the picturesque Golden Triangle.

  • Today fly to Bangkok and catch your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Yangon
 
Bagan
 
Monywa
 
Mandalay
 
Nyaung Shwe
 
Inle Lake
 
Kyaingtong
 
Chiang Rai
 

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