A Burmese Journey - From the Lanna Kingdom to the Bay of Bengal
THAILAND - BURMA
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"From the Lanna Kingdom to the Bay of Bengal" is a driving journey like no other, a discovery along back roads of the Golden Land’s beautiful scenery and traditions... ...Read More

This spectacular itinerary will take you from Chiang Mai, Thailand, former capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom via the Mae Sot/Myawaddy border to Burma.

You will drive through striking mountain scenery in Kayin State, before reaching Taungoo. Swinging east through the Shan mountains to Inle Lake, you will witness the famous leg-rowing technique of the lake’s fishermen. From rural Pindaya you will enter the plains of the Mandalay Division, the pilgrimage site of Mount Popa and the magical temple-strewn landscape of Bagan.

Join a “hidden temple safari” on your way to Magwe on remote country roads on the west bank of the Irrawaddy – the police might follow you, as not many foreigners have been seen here! After Pyay, an important trading centre during the Bagan era you’ll finish your drive though the Rakhine mountains and then unwind on the beach at Ngapali, looking out at the Bay of Bengal, where long, tranquil stretches of white sandy beaches and azure waters await.

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What's Included:

All inclusive. The list of included items differs according to each journey. Click for more details.


Day by Day:
1
 
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Preparing for Your Journey
2
 
Chiang Mai to Mae Sot
Cruise along excellent Thai highways and a mountainous road to the Burmese border
3
 
Mae Sot to Hpa An
Cross the border and enjoy a scenic drive to the capital of Kayin State
4
 
In and around Hpa An
Explore Hpa An’s beautiful surroundings
5
 
Hpa An to Taungoo
Back roads through striking mountain scenery, then take the “highway” north
6
 
Taungoo to Inle Lake
On gorgeous backroads across the Shan Plateau to Inle Lake
Short Itinerary: Arrive in Yangon and fly to Inle Lake to meet the group for dinner
7
 
In and around Inle Lake
Float across the serene waters of Inle Lake
8
 
Inle Lake to Pindaya
Travel to the pleasant lakeside town of Pindaya
9
 
Pindaya to Mandalay
Leave the Shan Plateau behind as you approach Burma’s last royal capital
10
 
In and around Mandalay
Explore the many sights of Mandalay
11
 
Mandalay to Mount Popa
Drive past small villages to the most important Nat pilgrimage site
12
 
Mount Popa to Bagan
Visit a local village and learn how to make thanaka on the way to Bagan
13
 
In and around Bagan
Visit the most significant temples of Bagan
14
 
Bagan to Magwe
Cross the Irrawaddy and stop at some of the region’s hidden temples
15
 
Magwe to Pyay
A beautiful drive through rural scenery – past ox carts and cotton plantations
16
 
Pyay to Ngapali
Travel on winding roads across the Rakhine mountain range
17
 
Ngapali
Back to real life? Or linger here awhile longer?

* Starting From...
USD 6,960
 
12 / 17
Days

Next Departure Date:
Nov/03/2017 - Nov/19/2017
Distance: 2400 KM
High Altitude: NA

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