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Thailand & Burma



Discover two of the world's most captivating countries

This escorted tour to Southeast Asia begins in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, for a journey full of breathtaking highlights and sights. Here, you'll discover the warmth and infectious joy of one of the world's most friendly and welcoming nations. The tour then continues to Thailand, to combine Bangkok's charming bustle and stunning temples with the verdant jungle landscape of the languid River Kwai and the rest and relaxation of a beachside idyll.

Thailand And Burma Tour Highlights

  • Pay a sunset visit to the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Discover Yangon's ancient Chinatown quarter
  • Fly to Inle Lake, home to traditional leg-rowing fishermen
  • Visit a traditional Intha village
  • Spend two nights in Mandalay
  • Visit Amarapura, Myanmar's former Royal capital
  • Stroll across U Bein's teak bridge and enjoy a sunset cocktail
  • See majestic Bagan, the Land of a Thousand Pagodas
  • Cruise the Irrawaddy River to view the timeless landscape
  • Discover and explore colourful Bangkok
  • See the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Rest and relax in beachside Cha-Am

What does the price include?

  • 6 nights' half-board accommodation in Burma
  • 6 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in Thailand
  • Two included lunches
  • Flight from the UK to Yangon via Bangkok, returning from Bangkok
  • All regional and domestic flights as described in the itinerary
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Thailand And Burma Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Thailand

Fly overnight from the UK to Bangkok.

Day Two: Included Rangoon city tour

This morning, you'll land in Bangkok and continue to Yangon (Rangoon), former Burmese capital and once an elegant outpost of the British Empire. After checking in at the hotel, enjoy a guided introduction to this Garden City of the East. Visit the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and its monumental Buddha, watch the sunset at the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda and discover the colourful Chinatown district.

Day Three: From Rangoon to Inle Lake

Today, we fly to hill-town Heho, and make the scenic transfer through verdant, rolling countryside to Inle Lake, famed for its leg-rowing Intha fishermen on their traditional long-tail boats. Cross the lake by motorboat, passing floating gardens and stilted villages, and stay for one night on the lakeshore. Visit the ancient Nga Hpe Chaung monastery and the sacred Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, and discover local craft workshops.

Day Four: Fly to Mandalay

Enjoy a visit by motorised boat to traditional Intha village Khaung Daing, before we fly to timeless Mandalay - in its glorious Irrawaddy River setting - for a two-night stay. Upon arrival, enjoy a traditional Mingalaba welcome - a Burmese greeting that loosely translates as 'hello'.

Day Five: Included tour of Mandalay

Join a guided tour of Mandalay, a city that retains the charm of traditional Asia, and walk up Mandalay Hill for spectacular views across the city. You'll also visit the extraordinary Kuthodaw Pagoda - home to the world's biggest book - as well as the gold-painted Buddha at Mahamuni Pagoda. Afterwards, we'll drive on to Amarapura, a tranquil former royal capital and the site of the wondrous, 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, which crosses the Taungthaman Lake. Enjoy a cocktail in its sunset shadow, watching the procession of locals making their way home.

Day Six: Included Irrawaddy cruise

Today, we drive through stunning countryside to Bagan, built on the shores of the Irrawaddy and home to over 2000 extraordinary temples and pagodas. Here, we'll enjoy an unforgettable cruise on a private wooden riverboat, taking in the sunset over this breathtaking vista.

Day Seven: Included Burma markets and temples tour

Our last day in Myanmar sees us visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo market, before witnessing the pindapata food donation ceremony: a Buddhist tradition where food is placed into the alms bowls of monks. You'll also see the Shwezigon Pagoda and the ornate, gilded Ananda Temple, before finishing the day with a memorable sunset ride through the temples by horsecart.

Day Eight: Fly from Burma to Bangkok

Bidding farewell to Myanmar, we'll fly back to the Thai capital, Bangkok, for the second part of this fascinating tour.

Day Nine: Included Bangkok city tour

This morning, join the guided introduction to this vibrant city, starting on Rattanakosin Island. You'll visit the Grand Palace and the adjoining Wat Phra Kaeo temple, as well as the Wat Pho temple, home to the gigantic figure of the Reclining Buddha. You'll also see the ornate Golden Buddha at Chinatown's Wat Traimit temple, before enjoying a Khlong canal cruise in the afternoon. End the day by joining our optional traditional Thai dinner with dance excursion.

Day 10: Included Bangkok Floating Markets tour

Today's excursion will take you on a journey to the wonderful floating markets at Damnoen Saduak, where locals buy fresh produce from traders on the boats. We'll then visit the 70-acre Rose Gardens, where you can witness cultural shows, such as Thai boxing or folk dancing, and enjoy a buffet lunch. This afternoon, we'll leave Bangkok for the scenic journey north to Kanchanaburi, on the banks of the River Kwai.

Day 11: Included River Kwai day trip

Today's included River Kwai and the Death Railway excursion takes us on a train journey through the Thai jungle. Lunch is included, and there will be an opportunity to visit the museums and beautifully tended cemeteries from WWII. It's likely to be an emotional visit, but one of the highlights of your holiday. This evening, join the optional Thai Jungle Night Safari excursion, followed by dinner on the riverbank.

Day 12: From Bangkok to Cha-Am

Heading south, we depart for the picturesque resort of Cha-Am, located beside the blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Here, a beachside hotel, set in beautiful gardens, is our base for the next two nights.

Day 13: Optional Hua Hin excursion

Spend today making the most of Cha-Am's idyllic location, and perhaps join tonight's optional excursion with dinner to nearby Hua Hin, a favourite holiday resort of the Thai Royal Family.

Day 14: Optional Phetchaburi excursion

This morning, join an optional excursion to delightful Phetchaburi, another Royal retreat, home to ancient temples and hill-top summer houses. This afternoon, we'll transfer back to Bangkok and check in for your overnight flight home.

Day 15: Fly back to the UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Thailand and Burma Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European four-star standard. Throughout, rooms have air conditioning, private facilities, telephones, TV, mini-bars and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

Small group tours

Group sizes on each departure on this tour are restricted to a maximum of 24 people. The usual group size is between 16 and 20. As a result you'll be able to travel in smaller vehicles, enjoy experiences and encounters (and in some cases even stay in wonderful little places) that are denied to larger groups.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. A visa is required for entry to Myanmar (Burma). Your passport must contain one blank page and be valid for six months beyond the entry date to Myanmar (Burma). The current charge for British Citizens is £35. British Citizens do not require a visa to visit Thailand. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before your departure date.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

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On your flight

All flights travel overnight and land at your destination the next day. On-board meals will usually be dinner and breakfast. All drinks are complimentary.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.