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zThailand to Myanmar

12 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Experience ancient Buddhist traditions when you join Bangkok residents for their daily alms ritual and meet with monks at Wat Pho.
+ Head into the forests outside Chiang Mai to visit remote hill tribe villages.
+ Ascend to the top of an ancient pagoda to watch as the sun sets over the temples of Bagan and visit remote pagodas by horse-drawn cart.
+ Enjoy a leisurely 2-night stay on Inle Lake where traditions endure as they have for centuries; this enchanting gem is rarely included on other tours.

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Day
1

Welcome to Bangkok

Check in to the deluxe Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Day
2

Out and About in Bangkok

Beyond the modern-day bustle of the city, life along the canals continues much as it has for generations. Step into this timeless world as you explore the waterways in a traditional long-tail boat. Ascend to the Temple of Dawn and explore the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Meals B+L

Day
3

Enduring ways + the culinary scene

Join city residents for their daily alms ritual as Buddhist monks emerge from their temple. Offering food and flowers to these saffronclad barefoot monks is a timeless tradition that endures across Southeast Asia. Later, spending time with monks at Wat Pho offers deeper insight into their daily lives. Tonight’s culinary tour finds you mingling with locals in Chinatown, sampling a wide variety of Asian delicacies from the many food vendors. Meals B+D

Day
4

Fly to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is revered by the Thai as the cultural and spiritual heart of their country. Upon arrival, explore the historic areas within the old city walls and then ascend to 3,500 feet to tour the glittering mountaintop temple of Doi Suthep. Enjoy three unhurried nights at the deluxe Anantara Chiang Mai Hotel. Meals B

Day
5

Hill tribes of the north + temples of the city

The mountains outside of Chiang Mai are dotted with remote villages that encompass a range of different ethnic tribes including the Palong tribe that emerged from Tibet and the famed long-neck women of the Karen tribe. This morning is filled with remarkable discovery and engagement as you visit a number of these villages. Back in the city, our special trishaw adventure is a great way to explore the city’s most revered temples. Meals B

Day
6

Adventures in the jungle!

Journey to Mae Taman, then explore the jungle from a variety of thrilling perspectives: By traditional ox-drawn cart and down the Mae Tang River aboard a bamboo raft. Meals B+L

Day
7

Fly via Mandalay to Bagan

Across the wooded plains of Bagan, you can gaze in wonder upon thousands of temples that reflect centuries of Buddhist faith. Upon arrival, you’ll visit the most significant and best-preserved of these ancient pagodas. This evening, watch from atop one of these ancient temples as the sun sets across the golden templedotted landscape. Check in to the Aureum Palace Hotel. Meals B+D

Day
8

A day in Bagan

Early risers can opt for a hot air balloon adventure over the temples of Bagan, shimmering in the golden light of dawn. At a busy morning market, you’ll experience a slice of village life. After lunch, traveling by horse-drawn carriage is a memorable and unhurried way to explore lesser-visited templesnot easily accessible by vehicle. Meals B+L+D

Day
9

Onward to Inle Lake

Fly to Heho and visit the Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung Monastery. Then continue by boat across Inle Lake to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda; with 5 ancient gilded images of Buddha, this is the holiest monastery on the lake. Enjoy two nights at the Inle Princess Resort. Meals B+L+D

Day
10

A day on Inle Lake

Left in their natural state, many crumbling to the ground, the ancient temples and stupas of Inn Dein have a haunting beauty and bear witness to Burma’s long and rich spiritual heritage. After lunch, learn about the traditional crafts like cigar making and silk weaving that support many village families. An afternoon canoe ride explores remote floating villages and is a great chance to observe the lake’s famed leg-rowing fishermen. Meals B+L+D

Day
11

Fly to Yangon

Amidst ancient pagodas, Yangon’s splendid Colonial buildings evoke the spirit of Burma’s British legacy and today’s sightseeing reveals both realms, including Scott Market and the Shwedagon Pagoda, glittering with gold leaf and 8,000 diamonds, rubies and sapphires! Dine this evening at the elegant Strand Grill and spend the night at the historic Strand Hotel. Meals B+L+D

Day
12

Goodbye Burma

Your tour ends this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Angkor Wat

Choose from the finest hotels, including the Raffles. Then join our expert guide for unhurried private sightseeing featuring Angkor’s best-known sites, its significant lesser-visited temples and Tonle Sap Lake.

Hanoi

Hanoi’s Colonial-era charms, rich cultural traditions and vibrant 21st-century spirit come to life with our extensive sightseeing... Enhanced by a cyclo tour through Old Hanoi and a Water Puppet performance.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Choose from our city-center deluxe and luxury hotels and join your personal guide to explore Saigon’s architectural landmarks, the markets and temples of Chinatown and the historic Cu Chi Tunnels.

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Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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