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Myanmar: Hilltribes & Sunrises

Now's the time to explore Myanmar (also known as Burma) on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Take a personal pause among the serene villages of Inle Lake, get acquainted with local flavours on a trek to meet hilltribe communities, and see some of the most stunning ancient sites this side of Southeast Asia. It just takes two weeks (and a good mix of free time and activities!) to explore a side of Myanmar not many get a chance to see. Now's your chance to get ahead of the game.

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School, Bagan
    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
    Your Big Night Out Moment: Celebrate New Adventures, Yangon
  • Full-day trekking excursion (Kengtung)
  • Sunrise temple tour (Bagan)
  • Orientation walk in Yangon
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience the ancient ruins of Bagan
  • Trek amongst rice paddies and hilltribes
  • Stroll Mandalay's temples
  • Relax at Inle Lake.
Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Service Level: Basic
Trip Type: Small Group

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January 2022
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Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Important Notes

There are some very long travel days on public buses.
As we frequently get on and off sometimes crowded local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip. Also note that in some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows.

Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour.

Please note that for departures between May to September, the following seasonal itinerary applies. While the order of destinations visited from Days 4-10 will change, all inclusions stay the same. The flight from Kengtung to Inle Lake operates seasonally, so we will be rerouting during this period.

Day 1: Chiang Mai
Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Chiang Mai/Kengtung
Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung.

Day 3: Kengtung
Enjoy an included trek through rice paddies along a countryside dotted by various hilltribes. Try Shan khao swè, a noodle soup and regional staple—it's delicious.

Day 4: Kengtung/Mandalay
Opt to soak up the lively atmosphere of Kyaing Tong Market with a free morning. This afternoon, travel in style with a quick flight to Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar and home to the sprawling Mandalay Palace.

Day 5: Mandalay
Enjoy free time. Opt to climb Mandalay Hill or visit the Golden Monastery.

Day 6: Mandalay/Bagan
Travel to Bagan, an ancient city in central Myanmar where hundreds of Buddhist monuments and sacred temples dot the landscape. Enjoy free time.

Day 7: Bagan
Early in the morning, visit the ancient site of Bagan for a sunrise temple tour. Enjoy an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary training school. Opt to relax or get active with free time for the rest of the day.

Day 8: Bagan/Inle Lake
Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.

Day 9: Inle Lake
Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt to rent a bike, take a cooking class, or tour the lake by boat, visiting some of its floating villages and gardens.

Day 10: Inle Lake/Yangon
Enjoy a free day before boarding an overnight bus to Yangon.

Day 11: Yangon
Enjoy an orientation walk in the country's largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.

Day 12: Yangon
Spend a free day exploring the country's former capital.

Day 13: Yangon/Bangkok
Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country's capital city.

Day 14: Bangkok
Depart at any time.