Simply Myanmar And Thailand
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Simply Myanmar And Thailand

Explore some of Myanmar and Thailand's most captivating cultural sights without rushing around followed by a relaxing stay in a fantastic hotel on one of our favourite hidden Thai Islands.

This holiday is brilliant for anyone wanting to explore the sights with ease, enjoying interactive experiences and great quality hotels. It is paced in such a style that it would work well for families who like to do something a little different or couples who would like to see the highlights of these two wonderful countries.

Highlights include:

  • Rattling around Yangon on the circle train, a great way to see the city from a local perspective.
  • Exploring the remarkable temples of Bagan by bicycle.
  • Discovering the cuisine of Chiang Mai on an evening food tour, your guide will introduce kanom jin (rice noodles with curry soup), kanom krok (Thai coconut pudding) and more.
  • Interacting with Asian elephants at the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai. 
  • Marvelling at the picture-postcard views out to the "hong" islands from your beach-side hammock on Koh Yao Noi.

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £4650 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices will be less in low season and may be higher in peak season. Child discounts apply.

Call our Southeast Asia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.

 

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Simply Myanmar And Thailand

Day 1 Depart The UK

Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Yangon.

Day 2-4 Yangon   Exploring the city

Arrive in Yangon and spend the first evening settling into your hotel. Two days will be spent exploring the city with your guide, you’ll take a walk along the Yangon River, through the harbour area and you’ll discover colonial architecture along Pansodan Street followed by a rickshaw ride and a visit to a local market. The famous Shwedagon Pagoda is a must-see, the recognisable golden stupa dominates Yangon’s skyline and sunset is a great time to visit.

Day 5 & 6  Bagan  Cycling Around the Temples

It's a short flight to Bagan where, during your stay, you’ll explore the pagodas of the extraordinary archaeological area on a guided bicycle tour (or by car if you prefer). You’ll take a horse and cart ride to a quiet spot for sunset and after dark you’ll explore one of the most fascinating temples after most tourists have left.

DAY 7 Yandabo  Sailing along the IRRAWADDY

Today you’ll board a small boat for the leisurely boat journey towards the village of Yandabo. Here you’ll stay in a cosy hotel on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. This is a great place to get a flavour of village life along the Irrawaddy, one of the most important rivers in Myanmar.  Pottery is a popular local craft and water buffalo harvest the land in this sleepy rural area.

Day 8 & 9 Mandalay   Discovering the famous sights

Back in your boat you’ll continue the journey upstream to Mandalay. Simply sit back and absorb the fantastic scenery. When you get to Mandalay, there will time to explore the ancient cities, the glittering pagodas and bustling markets. Your guide will transport you to famous sites such as Ava and U Bein Bridge, with a few clever tricks to dodge the busiest times of the day.  

Day 10-12 Chiang Mai   Thai Culture, Tradition and Elephants

A short evening flight (just over an hour) will take you from Mandalay directly to Chiang Mai in Thailand.

During your stay you’ll have chance to explore the city sights with our Chiang Mai signature tour. Taking in the surrounding countryside, tasting the local street food and observing Buddhist monks collecting their alms at dawn, you’ll get a strong sense of Thai culture and tradition. During your stay you’ll also visit the nearby Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants.  

This part of the holiday can be tailored to incorporate a camping adventure with the Elephant Mahout Programme which will take you further afield to observe elephants in a their natural habitat in the jungle. Talk to your travel expert to find out more about the “elephant friendly” experiences available.

Day 13- 17  Koyao Island Resort  Relaxing in paradise

A domestic flight will take you to Phuket and it's a short transfer by boat, away from the typical tourist beaches, to Koyao Island Resort. Couples can choose from one of 11 beach villas and there is a spacious family beach villa for larger groups. The location is superb with panoramic views of the ocean and the nearby Hong Islands. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy paradise or to enjoy canoeing, swimming, mountain biking and of course some delicious Thai food.

Day 18 Fly Home

Its a short boat ride back to Phuket for your international flight back to the UK.

Simply Myanmar And Thailand Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...


Customer Feedback
We arrived back in the UK at 7.00 this morning and I couldn’t wait to thank you for organising such a fabulous holiday for us! Everything went so smoothly and we were really impressed with the quality and style of the hotels you chose for us, the convenient locations, and the local services - absolutely First Class! We had some wonderful food, did some great activities and we particularly enjoyed the Elephant Day which was something we shall remember for the rest of our lives. Also we really enjoyed the trip to the River Kwai and the amazing River Kwai Resotel. I shall certainly recommend your company to anyone who is considering a holiday in South East Asia – thank you again!

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