• Highlights of Myanmar and Thailand

    Duration: 15 Days
    Start: Yangon | Finish: Bangkok
  • This 15- day packaged tour offers you a remarkable trip with the sounds, sights and flavors of the golden land and the land of smiles. Myanmar and Thailand are two of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia. With the unique cultural identity, rich history and vibrant community, Myanmar and Thailand have become two popular destinations for visitors from all over the world. Travelers will be amazed by the stunning landscape, magnificent heritage sites, and exotic experiences in each destination during the trip.

    This tour can start from Yangon (Myanmar) and end tour in Bangkok (Thailand) or vice versa easily which depends on your flight schedule. It is an ideal tour for those who do not have much time but still would like to visit highlights of both Thailand and Myanmar.


    • Discover the best natural and historic sights of Myanmar and Thailand
    • Authentic meetings with local people and discover their way of life in three different countries
    • Explore amazing temples in Myanmar and Thailand
    • Capture the amazing sunset over thousand temples of Bagan
    • Enjoy peaceful Inle lake with the stunning scenery
    • Explore the exciting and dynamic Bangkok
    • Going to Chiang Mai, the land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes
    • The experience of local transport by bike, local boat in combination with beautiful walks
    • Charming hotels in fantastic locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 01: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 02: Yangon- Fly to Bagan (B/-/-)
    Day 03: Bagan – Sightseeing (B/-/-)
    Day 04: Bagan- Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 05: Mandalay- Mingun- Mandalay (B/-/-)
    Day 06: Mandalay- Heho- Inle (B/-/-)
    Day 07: Inle Lake- Indein (B/-/-)
    Day 08: Inle Lake- Heho- Yangon- Fly to Bangkok (B/-/-)
    Day 09: Bangkok- City tour (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Bangkok- Ayutthaya tour (B/-/-)
    Day 11: Bangkok- Floating market- Fly to Chiang Rai (B/-/-)
    Day 12: Chiang Rai- Golden Triangle (B/-/-)
    Day 13: Chiang Rai - Doi Suthep Temple – Chiang Mai (B/-/-)
    Day 14: Chiang Mai- Elephant camp (B/L/-)
    Day 15: Chiang Mai- Fly to Bangkok- Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Laos or Cambodia 



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    Grand Laurel Hotel (Superior)

    Best Western Green Hill (Deluxe)

    Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake (Deluxe)


    Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Superior)

    Amazing Bagan Resort (Deluxe)

    Aureum Palace Resort Bagan (Deluxe Room)


    Sakura Princess Hotel Mandalay (Superior)

    Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel (Deluxe)

    Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort (Superior)


    Royal Inlay Hotel (Superior)

    Inle Resort (Garden Cottage)

    Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel (Luxury Room)


    Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok


    Aetas Bangkok Hotel (Superior)

    Hotel Muse Bangkok (Jatu Deluxe)

    Chiang Rai

    Laluna Hotel and Resort (Garden view bungalow)

    Le Patta Chiang Rai (Superior)

    The Riverie by Katathani (Deluxe garden)

    Chiang Mai

    White Boutique Hotel and Spa (Deluxe)

    Rimping Village (Superior)

    Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort (Romantic Lanna Deluxe)


    + Prices & services are subject to change based on availability upon reservation
    + Accommodation can be amended or exchanged amongst options to fit your needs
    + We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    + The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    + Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    + For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    + If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
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  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)

    Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! Upon arrival at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by your guide who will take you to your hotel for check in (note: check in time is 14.00. Early check in is subject to availability).

    Visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Afterwards, head on to Chinatown for a change of scenery and check out the dragons and incense of the colorful Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple. Explore the vibrant street stalls where vendors sell all kinds of fruit, vegetable and other goods or simply just walk around and soak in the atmosphere of this little China in Yangon.

    Ready for an amazing experience? The visual delights present there alone, are worth the trip. Witness the colors transform on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. You will start at the eastern staircase where you will find a row of shops at the base of the temple selling various religious items. Here you will find monks robes, alms bowls, offerings, incense and other unique Buddhist objects. As your browse the stalls your guide will explain the use and rituals of Myanmar’s Buddhist people. Shwedagon is largely considered to be the most important religious site for the Burmese; most visitors report that the trip is extremely memorable and still etched into their minds.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Yangon.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 2: Yangon- Fly to Bagan (B/-/-)

    Wake up early this morning to transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan. Welcome to Bagan, known to be one of the greatest architectural sites in Asia. When Bagan was the centre of Myanmar from the 11th to 13th centuries the monarchs built multitudes of massive stupas and pagodas, scores of which are still present on the shores of the Irrawaddy River. The majesty of Bagan with more than 4000 red brick temples on a plain of the size of Manhattan Island is one of the highlights of a Myanmar holiday that will soothe the eye of every traveler.

    It’s off to the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. From here you will have a look around the Old Bagan starting with a visit of the renowned Shwezigon Pagoda, constructed by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious memorial.

    Afterwards you’ll continue to Ananda Temple, which is considered to be an architectural work of art and is certainly one of Bagan’s most gorgeous temples. Constructed in an earlier “Mon” style, Ananda houses two distinctive Buddha images. Their expressions also appear to transform, according to the space from which the statue is seen. Visit Thatbyinnyu, the tallest temple in Bagan, gigantic Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork, and of course, Sulamani Temple. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from the small hill with overview of Bagan.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Bagan. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 3: Bagan- Sightseeing Tour (B/-/-)

    OPTION: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN (Only available from October through March/10 Apr). Price will be updated if you request.

    Drive through Bagan’s countryside to the rustic village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s less visited regions; it’s very tranquil and isolated. You will discover temples such as Payathonzu with its strange structural design, Lemyentha and Nandamannya as well. Also, be sure to head over to Kyat Kan Cave monastery, which is an extremely important meditation retreat. There are also plenty of farming villages around Bagan if you’re interested in studying their particular way of life. Continue with a drive to Myinkaba village where you will also have the chance to examine the village itself as well as the local craftsmen. Learn more about the local culture with a visit to workshops producing Bagan's most famous product: lacquer ware. Watch as the skilled craftsmen use techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.

    You’ll also visit the Gu Byaukgyi Temple with its beautiful frescos before a chance to see Manuha Temple (constructed in 1059!). Investigate Nanpaya Temple, one of the oldest temples in the region. Nanpaya is reputed to have been built in the eleventh century by the Mon King Manuha and has several Buddha images. Your next stop is scheduled to be the Myazedi (Jade) Stupa a pace of worship for Buddhist due to the relics held within. Here you can see the twelfth century inscriptions written in Burmese, Pyu, Pali and Mon, giving rise to the stupa’s sometime nickname of ‘Myanmar’s Rosetta Stone’.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Bagan. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

    Day 4: Bagan- Mandalay (B/-/-)

    A short flight takes you from Bagan to Mandalay this morning! Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar and one of the ancient royal capitals is often perceived and described in literature as Asia at its most traditional, timeless and alluring but those who go meet a booming and vibrant city located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. However, despite the energy and thriving business it's where the cultural heart of Myanmar lies and tradition of music, dance and drama are still alive.

    Upon arrival in you’ll be transferred (1 hour) to Sagaing. With 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as the spiritual hub of Myanmar and claims residence to around 3,000 monks and nearly 100 meditation shrines. You’ll visit pagodas such as Swan OoPonNya Shin, U Min ThoneSae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing.

    Next it’s on to Ava which was the standing capital from the 14th through the 18th centuries. Cross the small river by ferry and travel in a traditional horse and carriage to the wooden Bagaya Monastery renowned for its extraordinarily elaborate woodcarvings. Be sure to check out the Nanmyint Watch Tower - also called “the leaning tower of Ava“ - which is what’s left from the remnants of the ancient palace and MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery. Return back across the river and drive to the legendary U Bein Bridge, which was built in 1782 when Amarapura was the Royal center of attention. It spans 1.2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake and is said to be the longest teakwood bridge worldwide. Enjoy this very special atmosphere as the late afternoon sun casts long shadows and illuminates the local people heading home. Sunset in U Bien Bridge.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 5: Mandalay- Mingun- Mandalay (B/-/-)

    Head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Experience the sights and sounds of Mingun, starting with the celebrated MingunPaya, which would have been the world’s largest (if King Bodawpaya hadn’t died before it was finished). The construction of this enormous brick building was halted after a fortune-teller predicted the King’s death upon completion. An earthquake that hit in the 1800’s, split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble – it’s possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks. From the flat top you have a fine view of the HsinbyumePaya, Mingun village and the river. Carry on to the gorgeous alabaster Hsinbyume Pagoda, an unusual stupa with a couple of stories behind it. It’s supposedly a representation of the SulamaniPaya which according to the Buddhist plan of the cosmos, stands atop Mount Meru (the mountain that stands at the centre of the universe). Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat there’ll be enough time to explore the small neighbourhoods throughout Mingun crafting traditional basketry and mingle with the friendly craftsmen and vendors.

    Directly south of Mandalay Hill stands the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, known as the pagoda of the Great Marble Image. Admire the huge Buddha, carved from a single block of marble. It’s said that the colossal marble block took 10,000 men almost two weeks to transport it from the riverside to its current location. Proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 6: Mandalay- Heho- Inle (B/-/-)

    This morning return to the Mandalay airport for the flight to Heho, in the heart of the Shan State.  Upon arrival at the Heho airport, you will proceed to NyaungShwe village. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. Also, be sure to stop in at the teak monastery of Shweyanpyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there.

    Then you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. Along the way you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which are inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’, which are built up from strips of water hyacinth, earth and anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. You will also visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images. In the past this temple was known for its ‘jumping cats’ but these days there are only a few felines roaming around and none are jumping any more. Finally, proceed to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf.

    There are also many traditional crafts originating on Inle Lake and, should you wish, we can stop for a visit to one making incredible woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silver smiths.

    Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle

    Day 7: Inle Lake- Indein (B/-/-)

    After breakfast you’ll pay a visit to the lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5 day schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares. A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake.

    Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending the moss-covered stairway to the top of a hill. Once you’ve arrived at the summit, you will be greeted buy an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. Here, from the peak, you will also be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the placid surroundings. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery. Then it’s time to embark on a 45 minutes trek to Sae Ma village. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty and panoramic vistas of the area while basking under the shade of the bamboo grooves in the area. Upon arrival at the village, observe the daily lifestyles of the rural inhabitants.

    Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle

    Day 8: Inle Lake- Heho- Yangon- Fly to Bangkok (B/-/-)

    Breakfast will be served at your hotel before driving to the Heho Airport (1-1.5 hour) for a short flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon airport , you will move (by yourself) to the International Airport for your flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

    On arrival at the airport in Bangkok, you will be welcomed by our guide then transferred to your hotel in Bangkok for check-in. and relax on your own. Overnight in Bangkok.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

    Day 9: Bangkok- City tour (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, you will meet our guide pick up you transfer to visit The Grand Palace complex was established in 1782 and it consists of not only royal and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha. And then visit Wat Phra Kaew the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace together form the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. Despite the fact that the whole compound is so full of tourists you spend half the time trying to avoid getting in people's photos, it's still a pretty amazing place to visit. The Wat Pho or “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is one of Bangkok’s most attractive temples. It is a much visited temple complex due to its location immediately South of the Grand Palace and the huge Reclining Buddha image it houses. After that a walk in Chinatown which is considered the busiest area in Bangkok and known by various specialties from countries in the region. The dishes are prepared only with the freshest ingredients of the day. We will visit the Wat Traimit which is well known as the Golden Buddha. Then visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Return to the hotel for free time. Overnight in Bangkok.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

    Day 10: Bangkok- Ayutthaya tour (B/-/-)

    Early departure for AYUTTHAYA, the former capital of Thailand for 417 years. Upon arrival, a tuk tuk "Kermit" will make you discover the magnificent ruins of ancient temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park: Wat Mahathat,  WatYaiChai Mongkol, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Viharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit and Wat Chaiwatthanaram A quick stop in the Muslim quarter you will discover the most famous delicacies of Ayutthaya whose wound cotton candy in a pancake. Afternoon, visit admire beautiful views of Wat Choeng Phanan, continuation to Bang Pa In Summer Palace built by King Rama IV at the time of the growing European influence in  Thailand. Admire the building of Italian style and surround temples. Return to the hotel for free time. Overnight in Bangkok.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

    Day 11: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Flight to Chiang Rai (B/-/-)

    Breakfast at hotel. Then you’ll be driven southwards of Bangkok to the garden province of Samut Songhkhram in the Mae Klong river delta area. Firstly, you’ll visit a unique country- Market along the railway tracks. See the train arrive bringing the people to the market. Later, you’ll continue to visit fascinating floating market at DamnoenSaduak about 110 km from Bangkok in the Ratchaburi province. On arrival, you’ll visit local Sugar Palm factory before board on a long tails boat along Damnern canals. After spend time at the floating market, you’ll continue to visit teakwood carving. Then transfer to Airport for flight to Chiang Rai. Arrival meet our guide transfer you to Hotel. Check in and relax on your own. Overnight in Chiang Rai.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

    Day 12: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle (B/-/-)

    After breakfast transfer to visit Doi Tung Factory where you can observe hand paper making and hand weaving. An alternative to this is to proceed to the botanical garden at Doi Tung and the Royal Palace. The Doi Tung project was initiated by King Bumiphol’s mother to encourage tribal people to reduce their dependence on opium as a source of livelihood. The crop replacement project introduced new types of agricultural crops such as Arabica coffee and Macadamia nuts. Then later, we make a rest stop at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where the three borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand are met.  We take long tail boat to Laos side and see hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual "Triangle" with Laos Burma and Thailand. Finally, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight in Chiang Rai

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

    Day 13: Chiang Rai - Doi Suthep Temple – Chiang Mai (B/-/-)

    Breakfast buffet. Departure in the morning, making the first stop at the spectacular and contemporary White Temple or Wat Rong Kun on the outskirts of Chiang Rai, where white represents purity and Buddhist wisdom. This day we will visit the famous places that separate these two northern cities: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Tour of about 3 hours through unforgettable landscapes. In the afternoon we will go up to the well-known Temple of the Doi Suthep or temple of the mountain located in this beautiful enclave from where we can appreciate the city of Chiang Mai. Then visit Wat Chedi Luang (temple of the big stupa) is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin. Then continue to explore the Wat Phra Singh, one of the most impressive temples in Chiang Mai and home to the city's most revered Buddha image. Then transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Chiang Mai

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

    Day 14: Chiang Mai – Full day Kanta Elephant camp (B/L/-) Private transfer and Join group activities.

    Breakfast is served at your hotel.

    ~8.30-9.00AM. Pick up from your accommodation in the city of Chiangmai and drive about 50 minutes north of Chiang Mai through hills, forests and local agricultural areas.

    10.00 am Arrival at the elephant sanctuary Kanta, changing traditional clothing

    10:30 a.m. Prepare fruits for our elephants and meet our elephants. Feeding, roam, touch, play with elephants. *** In the Sanctuary, let you spend as much time as possible with elephants.

    12.00 Lunch with local foods.

    1:00 p.m. Prepare and cook sticky rice mixed with herbs for our elephants. Learn about history, health care and behavior of the elephant.

    14.00 pm Enjoy longer roaming, feeding and elephant ride to the river and enjoy bathing, washing elephants. Alimenta balls of sticky rice, fruits our elephants. ** This part is focused on taking your time and allow elephants enjoy every moment of their liberty, scratching, rubbing, throw dirt, enjoy the view and take lots of pictures **

    15.00 hs. Pause for tea and coffee.

    Exit Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 50 minutes back to Chiang Mai. The rest of you are you free at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

    Note: In the Sanctuary, let you spend as much time as possible with elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule and, apart from the collection times, the times shown here are approximations.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

    Day 15: Chiang Mai – Fly to Bangkok – Departure (B/-/-)

    Breakfast is served at your hotel.

    Today you are free at leisure until being picked up and transferred to airport for your flight to Bangkok. Arrive at Bangkok airport, you will connect flight back to your country on your own. End of service. We thank you for choosing Tonkin Voyage Travel!

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Check out time at hotel is before 12.00PM

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