Thailand to Myanmar

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Our original journey takes you deep into the unique histories and distinctly different cultural traditions of these two neighboring countries.
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • 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 and embark on a thrilling elephant safari.
    • 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.

What's this trip about?

    Our original journey takes you deep into the unique histories and distinctly different cultural traditions of these two neighboring countries.

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Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal transport included (including local flights)
Start CityBangkok
End CityYangon

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Transformative


  • Asia
  • Thailand


  • Bagan
  • Chiang Mai
  • Lake Inle
  • Mandalay
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Yangon


  • Culture
  • Educational/ learning
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Extensive Small Group sightseeing including all entry fees
    • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
    • 11 nights in our 5-star hotels and resorts
    • All on-tour transportation including all 4 internal flights
    • Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline taxes and fees for your 5 included flights

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Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Bangkok

Accommodation: Anantara 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

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

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.

Day 3: Enduring ways + the culinary scene

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

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 tim...

Day 4: Fly to Chiang Mai

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Anantara Chiang Mai Hotel

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.

Day 5: Hill tribes of the north + temples of the city

Meal: Breakfast

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 ...

Day 6: Adventures in the jungle!

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Journey to Mae Taman to see elephants hauling and stacking logs as they did in the heydey of Thailand’s lumber industry. Then explore the jungle from a variety of thrilling perspectives from atop an elephant, by traditional ox-drawn cart and down the Mae Tang River aboard a bamboo raft.

Day 7: Fly via Mandalay to Bagan

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Aureum Palace Hotel.

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.

Day 8: A day in Bagan

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 temples not easily accessible by vehicle.

Day 9: Onward to Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Inle Princess Resort

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.

Day 10: A day on Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 tradition...

Day 11: Fly to Yangon

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Strand Hotel

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 ...

Day 12: Goodbye Burma

Meal: Breakfast

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Alexander Harris founded General Tours in 1947 with the conviction that travel could build bridges of cross-cultural understanding. Since our first-of-its-kind tours to the Soviet Union, we’ve remained at the forefront of international travel, helping culturally inquisitive Americans to explore far-flung lands on six continents including new emerging destinations like Tibet, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Uzbekistan.

From the start, we have always strived to understand and anticipate our travelers’ needs. The result is our unique portfolio of enriching journeys that allow you to enjoy the world more.

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Providing our guests with superior value has always been and will always remain at the heart of our company. That is why all of our trips include extensive expertly-guided sightseeeing, unique experiences you won’t find on other tours, and congenial meals that reflect authentic regional flavors. Everywhere we go, we search out the finest accommodations to enhance your journey… from the most evocative luxury hotels and historic boutique properties to the best safari camps and small ships.

We often hear from travelers that our guides are the best! They hail from the lands you’ll visit and speak English easily and casually. Because they’re lifelong residents, they have the knowledge and passion to engage you comfortably and more deeply with the people, history, traditions and natural wonders of their homelands.


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Meals Included

23 meals: 11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners

Age Requirements
12 years and up
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