Myanmar: Beyond The Ordinary

15 days
FROM £ 2911
Countries Visited: Myanmar

Myanmar: Beyond The Ordinary

Trek between Hokyin Mountain villages; Taste Khow Soi-shan noodles in Kalaw; Wander with elephants in Green Hill Valley; Rattle by train to Inle Lake; Cycle between Bagan’s temples; Get the local lowdown in Yangon

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1-2

Golden Triangle
On arrival in Thailand, you'll be met by your private guide, who will accompany you to your Golden Triangle hotel. The rest of your day will be at leisure to soak up your serene mountain surroundings. On Day 2 spend the morning wandering at the nearby temple of Tham Pa Asha Thong. There will be plenty of time to explore the temple and discover more about monastic life, before returning to your resort where the remainder of your day will be at leisure to enjoy the facilities or to walk in the nearby countryside.

DAY 3

Kengtung
Today you cross into Myanmar, and travel to Kengtung. Having cleared Thai border formalities, cross the bridge into Myanmar at Thachileik. Once through Burmese immigration, your waiting guide will accompany you north to Kengtung where the rest of your day will be at leisure. The gently rolling landscape is excellent for trekking and cycling, and several villages in the surrounding region are home to Akha hill tribe communities. Stroll around the picturesque Naung Tung Lake, wander through the colourful morning market and spend time in traditional hillside villages.

DAY 4-5

Kengtung
On Day 4 head out to the former colonial hill station of Loimwe. Translating as ‘misty mountain’, Loimwe sits at an altitude of around 5, 240 feet, where the climate moves from pleasantly cool in summer to chilly in winter. Meander through the quiet streets, walk in the surrounding countryside enjoying the views, and spend time in nearby traditional villages. Before returning to Kengtung in the late afternoon. On Day 5 make the short drive from Kengtung to Pankwe village to begin your trek. The distance you walk will be down to you, with several flexible and moderately graded routes to choose from, taking you between four villages on Hokyin Mountain. Your guide will translate as you chat with the villagers, learning about their culture and way of life. Enjoy more spectacular scenery on your journey back to Kengtung.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination; Entry visas; International airport departure taxes; Any meals not listed in the itinerary;
Drinks (other than water on activity days); Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.); Travel insurance; All other services not listed in 'inclusive', PCR Covid testing and/or quarantine.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,911 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

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