Myanmar: Hilltribes & Sunrises

Resort: Myanmar: Hilltribes & Sunrises
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Thailand
Price From: £823.20

Over View

Now’s the time to explore Myanmar (also known as Burma) on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. Take a personal pause among the serene villages of Inle Lake, get acquainted with local flavours on a trek to meet hilltribe communities, and see some of the most stunning ancient sites this side of Southeast Asia. It just takes two weeks (and a good mix of free time and activities!) to explore a side of Myanmar not many get a chance to see. Now’s your chance to get ahead of the game.

Itineraries

Day 1
Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time and welcome to the ancient city of Chiang Mai in the mountains of northern Thailand.

After the welcome dinner, venture into the crowds of the buzzing night bazaar for your first night out with your fellow travellers and CEO. Wander through the stalls indulging in local delicacies and souvenirs. Grab a nightcap at a riverside bar and cheers to new adventures and friends!

Day 2
Chiang MaiKengtung

Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma) before heading to Kengtung, a remote inland town nestled by lush hilly country. This evening, watch the sun set on Naung Tung Lake and have a relaxing night to conserve energy for your hike tomorrow.

Day 3
Kengtung

Find peace among the rice paddies and rolling hills on an included trek to meet hilltribe communities in the countryside. Savour a taste of Shan khao sw, a traditional Burmese rice noodle dish that’s full of local flavour.

Day 4
KengtungInle Lake

During your free morning, grab a bite at Kyaing Tong Market. This lively market is host to colourful local produce and delicious food stalls. Later this afternoon, fly to Inle, a serene lake dotted with temples and floating villages.

Day 5
Inle Lake

Stretch out your legs a bit it’s another day on Inle Lake. Choose between taking a bike around the lake or up to the local winery, taking a cooking class, or touring the lake by boat to take a closer look at the floating villages and gardens.

Day 6
Inle LakeBagan

Take your time to unwind with your final day on Inle Lake. Admire the pagodas and monasteries or lay back and watch the fishermen with their unique techniques. Later, hop on an overnight bus and wake up in the temple town of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7
Bagan

Start your day with some serenity during a tour of the mesmerizing Sunrise Temple. See the ancient site’s ornate pagodas brighten up with the glow of the sun for that envy-worthy Insta shot. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Day 8
Bagan

If you’re an early bird not afraid of heights, opt to watch the sunrise from an unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over the temples and plains of Bagan (only available Oct-Mar). Or choose to spend the day exploring nearby villages and ruins. Go a little farther out by renting a bike, or e-bike, to see the more distant sites.

Day 9
BaganMandalay

Begin your final day in Bagan with an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary school. Afterward, travel to Mandalay – a cultural capital on the Irrawaddy River. The day is yours: you can climb Mandalay Hill, visit the Golden Monastery, or end the day by watching the sunset at U Bein Bridge.

Day 10
MandalayYangon

Your last free day in Mandalay is full of options. Check out Mandalay’s ancient temples, the nearby royal capital of Amarapura, or the world’s longest teak bridge. Visit the nearby market for local eats and enjoy your accommodation’s rooftop restaurant for those unforgettable city views. This evening, board an overnight bus and head south to Yangon.

Day 11
Yangon

Get to know Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, on an orientation walk. Spend the rest of the day exploring. Choose to visit the incredible, gold-plated Shwedagon Pagoda for the perfect photo op or have a picnic on Kandawgyi Lake. Tonight, immerse yourself in the nightlife and enjoy a drink on us to celebrate all the life-changing adventures you’ve just shared with newfound friends.

Day 12
Yangon

Continue exploring the country’s former capital on this free day or lounge around with delicious local delicacies recovering from last nights festivities. Head to the temple with an intricate reclining Buddha statue or feed the catfish at Yangon Lake. The day is yours!

Day 13
YangonBangkok

Fly back to Thailand and land in the booming capital – Bangkok! Take in this massive metropolis and wander through the ornate temples and towering buildings. Make the most of your last evening with fellow travellers and be sure to end this amazing journey with a bang(kok)!

Day 14
Bangkok

Today is departure day, but do not fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and exchange social medias before heading on your way. Depart at any time.

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