Myanmar, Cambodia & Thailand

Take a leisurely boat ride on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River and observe life along the Thonburi klongs (canals). Then fly to Mandalay, the last royal capital of the Burmese kingdom, watch the sunset from a boat on Taungthaman Lake and view the U Bein Bridge. You’ll also visit Mahamuni Paya, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist places of worship, and Shwenandaw Monastery, the last remaining building of the ancient Mandalay Palace. Fly to Bagan, the 11th-century capital of Myanmar, with its remains of over 2,000 pagodas, temples and stupas, many of which can be seen by bicycle or hot-air balloon. Observe the floating gardens and unique methods of farming and fishing on Inle Lake and see the lighting of oil lamps around the golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Then discover Cambodia’s world-famous Angkor Wat, the “City of Temples” and capital of the Khmer empire.

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Language

Burmese, Cambodian, Thai

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Time Zone

Myanmar: GMT +6:30
Cambodia & Thailand: GMT +7

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Currency

Burmese Kyat (MMK)
Cambodian Riel (KHR)
Thai Baht (THB)

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Average Temp

81° F

Myanmar, Cambodia & Thailand Expedition

Triple Delight

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Anantara Riverside Bangkok

Day 2 – BANGKOK

Full-day private tour:

  • Thonburi Klongs (canals) by private boat
  • Grand Palace – Emerald Buddha
  • What Pho – Reclining Buddha
  • Jim Thompson’s House

Accommodations: Anantara Riverside Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – BANGKOK / MANDALAY, MYANMAR

Private transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay

Private tour of Mandalay:

  • Shwenandaw Monastery
  • Kuthodaw Pagoda

Panoramic view from Mandalay Hill

Accommodations: Hilton Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA

Morning visit to artisans:

  • Gold-leaf making, Bronze-casting, Jade market

Afternoon visit to Amarapura:

  • U Bein Bridge
  • Silk weaving workshop

Mahamuni Pagoda en route

Accommodations: Hilton Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – MANDALAY – AVA & MINGUN

Ferry ride across the river (shared)

Tour of Ava by oxcart

  • Teak Monastic school & Watchtower

Boat trip on the Ayeyarwady River to Mingun

  • Mingun Bell
  • Myatheindan Pagoda

Mingun Pahtodawgyi stupa

Accommodations: Hilton Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – MANDALAY / BAGAN

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan

Private tour of Bagan:

  • Htilominlo Temple
  • Village of Taung Bi
  • Monastery & Tea House
  • Horse cart ride to Ananda Temple
  • Lacquerware workshop

Accommodations: My Bagan Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – BAGAN – RURAL VILLAGES

Optional early morning Balloon ride over Bagan

(supplement applies)

Private tour of rural villages:

  • Nandamanya Temple
  • Weaving workshop & Brick-making factory

Bicycle tour of Min Nan Thu village

Myinkaba village:

  • Traditional handicrafts
  • Manuha & Nanpaya Temples

Accommodations: My Bagan Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – BAGAN / HEHO – INLE LAKE

Private transfer to airport for flight to Heho

Private transfer to Inle Lake hotel via Nyaung Shwe

Private boat tour of villages & floating gardens:

  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Unique farming & fishing on the lake

Accommodations: Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – INLE LAKE

Optional early morning Balloon ride over Inle Lake

(supplement applies)

Village & winery tour by bicycle:

Nyaung Shwe village:

  • Tomato warehouse & Bamboo weaving factory
  • Shan Royal Palace – Buddhist Cultural Museum
  • Red Mountain Winery
  • Heritage Bamboo School

Boat ride to Indein Village – Shwe Indein Pagodas

Optional Cooking Class (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – INLE LAKE – HEHO / YANGON

Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon

Private tour of Yangon:

  • Bogyoke Aung San Market
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Reclining Buddha Pagoda
  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Accommodations: Yangon Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 – YANGON / BANGKOK / SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap

VIP Fast-track arrival & visa service

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Treeline Urban Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 – SIEM REAP

Private tour of Angkor temples & landmarks

Angkor Thom – ancient walled city:

  • Bayon, Baphuon & Phimeanakas Temples
  • Terrace of the Elephants & Terrace of the Leper King
  • Ta Prohm Temple

Private tour of Angkor Wat

Sunset over Angkor Wat & Dinner

Optional Sunset Gondola ride (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Treeline Urban Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 – SIEM REAP

Private tour of Tonle Sap Lake floating villages

  • Stilted community visit by private boat
  • Local silk workshop

Private tour of Banteay Srei Temple

Optional evening Phare Circus performance

Accommodations: Treeline Urban Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 – SIEM REAP / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $4,100 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

All in all, our trip to Chile and Easter Island was a huge success. Rarely have we seen such professionalism, and everything went just as you planned.  We will definitely recommend Nature Expeditions International to our friends and hope to again travel with your company.

Benton and Joseph M.
Columbus, GA

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from October to May)

What to eat:

Myanmar: Tea Leaf Salad, Mohinga (fish soup with rice noodles), Burmese Curry
Cambodia: Fish Amok (fish curry in banana leaf), Nom Banh Chok (Khmer noodles), Green Mango Salad
Thailand: Guam Teow (noodle soup), Som Tam (green papaya salad), Gaeng Keow Wan (green curry)

What to pack:

Light-weight conservative clothing, light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear, comfortable walking/slip-on shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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