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Journey To The West

Duration

11 days

Price From

$2000

when

Nov, Dec

Destination

Myanmar, Thailand

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Journey To The West

Journey To The West

Journey to the West is an opportunity to discover the two pearls of South East Asia, Myanmar and Thailand. The first is the most mysterious destination which offers itself to you for an amazing immersion in the real Asian life and cultures. The second is one of the most famous paradise on earth, enriched by it diversity and dreamt beaches and islands. Go explore this two Buddhist kingdoms with your family and let’s break your habits.

day by day

day 1

ARRIVE YANGON | LUNCH ; DINNER

You will arrive at Yangon International Airport, and be welcomed by our local tour guide. After check-in at the hotel and a moment to relax, you will enjoy a city tour of Yangon. You will first visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha. Then, you will make a stop to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake, very impressive witness of Burmese culture, before reaching Yangon’s city center. You will discover the contrast between colonial building and pagodas as Sule Pagoda before driving in downtown to visit China Town with a very typical fruit market. Before going back to the hotel, you couldn’t miss the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda for wonderful photo at sunset.

Overnight in Yangon.

day 2

FLY TO BAGAN AND BAGAN EXPLORATION | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

After an early breakfast, you will take a short flight to Bagan. Upon arrival you will start your exploration of Bagan by the colorful Nyaung U Market, then the magnificent golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, and Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration. After that, you will continue your journey to Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. You will also visit Myinkaba Village and observe the process of traditional Lacquer ware industry, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will enjoy Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. A last effort to reach the Shwesandaw Pagoda upper terrace to catch the famous photo shot of Bagan plains at sunset.

Overnight in Bagan.

day 3

TRAVEL OVERLAND TO MANDALAY | BREAKFAST

After a 4 hours ride across Burmese countryside, you will set up in Mandalay. The rest time will be your free time.

Overnight in Mandalay.

day 4

MANDALAY DISCOVERY | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH

Today you will walk around Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Pagoda ; Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble ; Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace) noted for its exquisite wood carving ; Kuthodaw Pagoda known for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. At the end of the day, your guide will take you to Mandalay Palace to enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill.

Overnight in Mandalay.

day 5

FLY TO BANGKOK | BREAKFAST

Today you will be transferred to Mandalay Airport and fly to Bangkok. Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and then driven to your hotel for check in. In the rest of the day you can relax and discover Thailand lifestyle.

Overnight in Bangkok.

day 6

BANGKOK EXPLORATION | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH

After your breakfast, you will enjoy a day tour of the buzzing Bangkok. To start on morning, your guide will firstly take you to the most famous landmark in Bangkok, the Grand Palace, in the heart of the metropole. Then, you will continue your journey to Dusit Palace, compound of many gardens and residences which was the primary place of residence of Thailand Kings. Just before lunch, you will go to visit the impressive Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Phra Kaew, a must-see of Bangkok.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a trip by local long boat along the bustling Chao Phraya River and quiet canals where exotic products of all kinds are sold. You will navigate your way through a floating market to reach Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

Overnight in Bangkok.

day 7

AYUTTHAYA DAY TRIP | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH

After your breakfast, your guide will take you to Ayutthaya. Your first stop will be Bang Pa In, the former summer residence of the kings of Ayutthaya built in the 18th century. There you will visit the Royal Palace, the Thai Pavilion, and the Chinese-style Palace Vihat Chamrun with its trimmed bushes in elephant shapes. Then you will continue to Ayutthaya, which used to be the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767. You will have a good lunch at local restaurant before visiting the most interesting temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phrasisanpeth and Wat Phranuncheang. After that, you will go back to Bangkok in the evening.

Overnight in Bangkok.

day 8

FREE DAY IN BANGKOK AND FLY TO KOH SAMUI | BREAKFAST

Today is a free day for you. I will be able to enjoy Bangkok at your own leisure and find souvenirs. In the evening, you will be transferred to the airport for your evening flight to Ko Samui.

Overnight on Koh Samui Island.

day 9

KOH SAMUI BEACH LIFE | BREAKFAST

Ko Samui, Thailand’s second most popular island is located in the Gulf of Thailand roughly 700km. This island gem lies on the lush tropical forest, fringed with palm tree lined stretches of golden sand, and surrounded by pellucid, aquamarine water.
Today, you can enjoy the Ko Samui beach life and relax in your hotel.

Overnight on Koh Samui Island.

day 10

ANGTHONG MARINE PARK & KAYAKING | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH

Mo Kong Angthong National Park consists of 42 islands. The park was established as Marine National Park on 12th November 1980. This protected environment creates a safe habitat for many mammals, reptiles and birds. It covers a total area of 102 sq. km. The National Park does not encompass the entire island chain, its jurisdiction covers about 82% of the total area. The park is located in the Gulf of Thailand between the mainland and the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Phangan.
This group of islands, 250 sq. km is located 45km north-west from Ko Samui. It takes about 2 hours by tour boat and 1 hour by speedboat or by yacht. Visitors will be enchanting wonderland composed of bulbous green isles, clear blue lagoons, mysterious caves and strange shapes of rock formations.

You will be transferred to the pier to take a speedboat to the national park and will arrive to Ko Wao or Ko Tai Plow for snorkeling and kayaking, a nice place for fish and wonderful coral reefs. Then, you will do sightseeing around the National Marine Park. You will climb up the steps to see the wonderful “Emerald Lake” known as Talay Nai, surrounded by the mountain.

Overnight on Koh Samui Island.

day 11

DEPART KOH SAMUI | BREAKFAST

Today you will have the opportunity to explore your beautiful surrounds at your leisure. Afterwards, you will be driven to Ko Samui International Airport, where your holiday with us will end.

Trip Details

TOUR PRICE

Group Size 1 person 2 persons 3 – 6 persons Single Supp.
Deluxe
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  • Prices are quoted in USD and net per person.
  • Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted prices.
  • Prices do not apply over Christmas and New Year.

What you get

  • Ten nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, six lunches and two dinners
  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Regional flights as specified (Mandalay > Bangkok and Bangkok > Koh Samui
    Government tax and service charges

What you Don’t

  • International and airport taxes
  • Myanmar and Thailand visa
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and drinks, etc.
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary

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