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South East Asia

Yangon - Bangkok

9 DAYS THROUGH Myanmar, Thailand
RATING:
PRICE FROM:
Was: $1,160 (USD) + 280 KITTY (USD)
Now: $986 (USD) + 280 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
9 days
TRANSPORT:
Private bus, Local passenger truck
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, Local guides where necessary, 1 local crew
ACCOM:
0%
100%
PHYSICAL:
TRIP CODE:
ZYB
DEPOSIT:
$350 (USD)

Highlights

  Tour of Yangon, including the Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Paya temple

  Take a local passenger truck up to Mt. Kyaiktiyo's Golden Rock

  Visit the beautiful tiled temples inside the caves of Kawt Ka Taung

  Take in the seemingly impossible Kyauk Kalap rock near Hpa-an

  Visit the Allied War Cemetery at Thanbyuzayat en route to Dawei

  Relax on the beautiful Maungmagan Beach on the Andaman coast

  See the amazing 75m-long reclining Buddha at Dawei

  Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway centre

  Climb the steps of the Golden Mount for an amazing view of Bangkok

  Explore the sights of the bustling Thai capital of Bangkok

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Itinerary

Please note that for some, or all of this trip you will be travelling on private transport with local leaders and not on a Dragoman Truck with Dragoman Crew.
Day 1 - Yangon ( 10th Oct 2018 )

Border information: if joining in Yangon, you will most likely enter Myanmar at Yangon International Airport (IATA code: RGN).

Today will be a free day to explore the city of Yangon and the Scott Market until the evening. There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note from your leader when you arrive as this is often a travel day for the crew, and they are likely to arrive during the afternoon.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Yangon before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Yangon.

In Yangon we will stay in a comfortable hotel.

Day 2 - Yangon ( 11th Oct 2018 )

Today we will have a guided tour of old Yangon, the Kandawgyi Lake, the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Enjoy a tour of Yangon, including the Kandawgyi Lake and the famous Shwedagon Paya temple

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore Yangon's famous Bogyoke (Scott's) Market

Free
Day 3 - Mt Kyaiktiyo ( 12th Oct 2018 )

This morning our journey from Yangon begins with a drive to one of Myanmar’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage shrines at the spectacular Mt Kyaiktiyo.

We take a local pick-up truck up the first two-thirds of the mountain, and then continue the final part of the ascent on foot along a steep and winding path. We end up on the top, next to the Golden Rock.

In Mt Kyaiktiyo we will stay in a local hotel.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours travelling on locally chartered transport (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Take a local passenger truck up to the incredible Golden Rock, one of Myanmar's holiest shrines

Included in Kitty
Day 4 - Hpa An, Mawlamyine ( 13th Oct 2018 )

Today we will aim to visit the mushroom-shaped temple rock at Kyauk Kalap and the beautiful Kawt Ka Taung caves near Hpa An, before moving on to the city of Mawlamyine for the night.

In Mawlamyine we will stay in a local hotel.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours ( using locally chartered transport ). 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the beautiful tiled temples inside the caves of Kawt Ka Taung

Included in Kitty

Visit the seemingly impossible Kyauk Kalap rock near Hpa-an

Included in Kitty
Day 5 - Dawei ( 14th Oct 2018 )

Today we will head south following the beautiful Andaman coast, to the southern city of Dawei. If we have time we will visit the Thanbyuzayat Allied War Cemetery en route.

We will stay at a beachfront hotel on Maungmagan Beach (about 12 kilometres from Dawei).

Estimated Drive Time - 7-9 hours ( using locally chartered transport ). 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the Allied War Cemetery at Thanbyuzayat en route to Dawei

Included in Kitty
Day 6 - Dawei ( 15th Oct 2018 )

Today we will have a free day at the the stunning Maungmagan beaches.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Relax and explore the beautiful Maungmagan Beach on the Andaman coast of southern Buma

Included in Kitty
Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

See the amazing 75m-long reclining Buddha at the Lawka Tharaphu Pagoda in Dawei
Free
Day 7 - Kanchanaburi ( 16th Oct 2018 )

Border Information: exit Myanmar at Htee Kee, enter Thailand at Ban Nam Pu Ron.

Today we will cross into Thailand via the brand new border at Htee Kee, and drive to the town of Kanchanaburi.

In Kanchanaburi we will stay in a local guesthouse.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours ( using locally chartered transport ). 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the notorious Bridge over the River Kwai and the Thailand-Burma Railway centre, and learn all about the history of the Japanese occupation during the Second World War

Included in Kitty
Day 8 - Bangkok ( 17th Oct 2018 )

We spend this morning exploring the Thailand-Burma Railway centre and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. This afternoon we drive to Thailand's bustling capital of Bangkok, where we will have free time to explore and enjoy our final meal together!

In Bangkok we will stay in a comfortable, centrally-located hotel.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours ( using locally chartered transport ). 

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Visit the notorious Bridge over the River Kwai and the Thailand-Burma Railway centre, and learn all about the history of the Japanese occupation during the Second World War

Included in Kitty
Day 9 - Bangkok ( 18th Oct 2018 )

Border information: if leaving in Bangkok, you will most likely exit Thailand from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (IATA code: BKK).

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Bangkok. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Freely explore the vast royal complex of the Grand Palace, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (the most sacred temple in Thailand)

THB 250

Explore the sights of the bustling Thai capital of Bangkok, including the Grand PalaceWat Pho and Wat Arun, and the countless temples and parks

Free
Learn all about Thai history and culture at the Bangkok National Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in South East Asia
THB 40
Climb the steps of the Golden Mount to see the panoramic view of Bangkok from the Wat Saket temple
Free

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Departing: 10 Oct 2018
Returning: 18 Oct 2018
Duration: 9 days
Route: Yangon - Bangkok
$1,160 + $280 Kitty (USD)
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Deposit: Full Payment
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Departing: 11 Dec 2018
Returning: 19 Dec 2018
Duration: 9 days
Route: Yangon - Bangkok
$986 + $280 Kitty (USD)
Was $1160.00 - Save $174
DEPARTURE GUARANTEED
Deposit: $350
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WHAT OUR PASSENGERS SAY

The leaders were both excellent.
Keith D - 4th June 2015
Crew did an amazing job.
Gwen D - 4th June 2015