This tour combines most highlights of Thailand and Myanmar. Vibrant Bangkok, monkey town of Lopburi, historical park of Sukhothai, peaceful city and elephant trekking in Chiang Mai, ancient capital Ayutthaya, Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, breathtaking view and unique floating fields on Inle Lake, pagoda town Bagan and U Bein Bridge across Taungthaman Lake, Mandalay.
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Bangkok - Khao Yai National Park - Pak Chong - Lopburi - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai - Lampang - Phitsanulok - Uthai Thani - Ayutthaya - Rangoon/Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Salay - Mandalay - Amarapura - Inwa/Ava - Sagaing - Heho - Inle Lake - Kalaw - Pindaya
Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport in Thailand, be met and drive to your hotel for check-in. We leave rest of the day for you to relax, recover from Jet lag. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Khao Yai National Park - Pak Chong
Early morning start from your hotel in Bangkok. First you drive to Nakon Nayok, about 100 km northeast of Bangkok. At the fruit market you can stock up on fresh fruits. Continue to the entrance of the Khao Yai National Park. After the formalities you travel up the well-maintained park road. At the Heio Nayok waterfall you have a longer stay. From the parking lot you walk along a fairly good path for about 20 minutes to reach the first tier of the three-tiered waterfall, one of the largest in Thailand. Continue to the park’s headquarters, and from there drive through thick jungle to the beautiful Heio Suwat waterfall. Lunch will be served at the restaurant next to the local museum. After a visit to the Park Museum leave the National Park. Overnight stay at the Nature Life Resort, located between the National Park and Pakchong
Pak Chong - Lopburi - Sukhothai
After breakfast continue your trip to Lopburi, the “City of Monkeys”. They almost stay everywhere in the centre of Lopburi, often hindering the traffic. You will visit the Monkey Shrine and the adjacent ancient Khmer temple Prang Samyoth. Passing Nakorn Sawan and Kamphaeng Phet you continue to Sukhothai. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant along the way. In Sukhothai visit the "Historical Park of Old Sukothai" with rented bikes. The most important temples of the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam include Wat Mahatat, Wat Sra Sri and Wat Si Sawai. Check-in and overnight stay at The Legendha Sukhothai Resort.
Sukhothai - Chiang Mai
After breakfast you drive north, passing Sawankhalok in direction Denchai and there you visit the widely unknown, but beautiful temple Wat Mongkol Kiri Phratat Sunthon. At the foot of a mountain range approx. 20 km north of Lampang, the interesting Tungvien Market is held daily. The residents of the surrounding mountain villages come here to sell herbs, vegetables and exotic animals to eat. Arrive in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon. Overnight stay in the Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, Deluxe Room, centrally located in Chiang Mai.
In the morning visit the Elephant Camp in Mae Rim, about 15 km outside of Chiang Mai. Later visit an Orchid Farm and a Hmong village. Return to Chiang Mai for lunch. In the afternoon visit the handicraft villages of San Kamphaeng and Borsang, about 5 km northeast of Chiang Mai. You will see the traditional creation of Thai Silk, Lacquer ware, Silverware, Paper Umbrellas and precious Wood Carvings. In the respective stores these products can then subsequently be purchased. Return to your hotel in Chaing Mai later on. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Lampang - Phitsanulok
After breakfast check out and visit the most beautiful mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep, the symbol of Chiang Mai about 14 km outside of Chiang Mai. In good weather you have a very nice view of the city of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. Then the trip continues south through the mountains to Lampang, where the temple Wat Lampang Luang Phratat is definitely worth a visit. Enjoy your lunch in Lampang and then continue on a little travelled road to Phitsanuloke. You arrive the late afternoon and before checking in at your hotel visit Wat Mahatat, which is very well known and highly regarded by the locals. Overnight in Phitsanuloke On foot only a short distance from the nightly Food Market along the river.
Phitsanulok - Uthai Thani - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
This morning you travel from Uthai Thani to Phitsanuloke, home to a mountain temple opening beautiful views of the surroundings of this small provincial capital. Next visit the "Glass Temple" Wat Thasung. The last stop before reaching Bangkok is Ayutthaya, the last capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Here you explore Wat Si Sanpeth and Wat Mongkolbopitr. Return to Bangkok, then transfer to hotel.
Bangkok - Rangoon/Yangon
Be escorted to Bangkok international airport for flight to Yangon, Myanmar. Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our local guide and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit Sule Pagoda dating over 2600 years ago, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image and National Museum. In the evening, visit Shwedagon Pagoda (landmark of Myanmar) and China town. Overnight in Yangon
Rangoon/Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo
After breakfast, drive to Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, we visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery. Then proceed to Golden Rock. On arrival at pilgrim-village which is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock, we take a truck to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous 'Golden Rock' is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo
Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Rangoon/Yangon
After breakfast, drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, visit Bago which was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing including Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myo Ma Local Market, 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and upon your interest, you can visit the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung. Then drive back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon
Rangoon/Yangon - Bagan
Early morning flight to Bagan. Your Bagan sightseeing will include colourful local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi –in Gubyaukkyi Temple with exquisite murals, Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and ShweGuGyi Temple noted for its fine stucco carvings. Afternoon excursion and shopping at lacquerware Home industry. Visit Manuha, Nan Phaya Temples and Abeyadana Temple. Sunset at Shwesandaw Pagoda and overnight at hotel. Overnight in bagan
Bagan - Mt. Popa - Salay - Bagan
After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mt.Popa, an extinct volcano over 1500 m high, which is about 48km south east of Bagan. Excursion of stupas, monasteries and Nat worship shrines. In the afternoon, proceed to Salay, an old town with ancient ruins from the Bagan era. Interesting places in Salay are Youpson wooden monastery, Payathonzu complex and Man Paya- the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar. Come back to Bagan and overnight at hotel. Overnight in Yangon
Bagan - Mandalay
After early breakfast, transfer to the jetty and take a scenic boat trip to Mandalay. The trip takes about 9 hours. Lunch will be served onboard. Upon arrival to Mandalay, transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Mandalay.
Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay
After breakfast, drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayone Monastery where more than one thousands of monks line and study. Visit U Bein Bridge across Taungthaman Lake, over 150 years old and which is still in use. In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery (noted for its exquisite wood carving), Atumashi Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s Biggest Book). Enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay
Mandalay - Inwa/Ava - Sagaing - Mandalay
After breakfast, take a short boat ride and excursion to the former Royal Capital Inwa (Ava) by horse-cart. Visit Nanmyint Watch Tower (also known as “the leaning tower of Ava”), MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery built of brick and stucco and BargayarMonastery famous for its impressive woodcarvings and teak pillars. Drive to Sagaing hills which is a retreat for Buddhist devotees, for sunset viewing. Overnight in Mandalay
Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake
After breakfast, transfer to airport for the domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, drive to Nyaungshwe(1hr) and proceed by boat to your hotel for check-in. After lunch, your excursion on Inle Lake will include its unique one-leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and PhaungDawOo Pagoda. Overmight in Inle Lake
Inle Lake - Kalaw - Pindaya
Visit NgaPheKyaung monastery (famous for its jumping cats trained by monks and the weaving village of Inpawkhon). Return by boat to NyaungShwe and drive to Kalaw (2hr) which is a hill station on the rim of Shan Plateau. Proceed to Pindaya and check- in at hotel. Overnight in Pindaya
Pindaya - Heho - Rangoon/Yangon
Visit Pindaya caves where thousands of Buddha images have been placed by devotees throughout the centuries. Drive to Hehoairport(1hr) for domestic flight to Yangon. visit Botahtaung Pagoda, Karaweik Royal Barge (for photo), Kabaaye Pagoda and AhbayaLarbamuni Buddha Image. Overnight in Yangon
Free at your own leisure till transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to your next trip to Asia.