The Slow Road from Thailand to Burma

The Slow Road from Thailand to Burma
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    From £4,195 per person sharing for departures in October.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 17 nights’ accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches & 1 dinner
    • Private transfers and tours
    • Private English speaking guides
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round (best time October to May).

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This exciting overland journey takes you from the frenetic delights of Bangkok to the serene majesty of the former Thai capitals of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. From these atmospheric ruins travel through stunning scenery until you reach the Thai / Burma border at Mae Sot where you will cross into Burma and head for the former colonial town of Moulmein (or Mawlamyine). Passing along rivers, and through karst landscapes, just as Rudyard Kipling would have done, you arrive in Yangon for a chance to explore this fascinating, and rapidly changing, city. With the sightseeing behind you the tour ends with a few days on the golden sands of Ngwe Saung Beach where you will have time to recuperate and reflect on a great adventure.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow to Bangkok: with Thai Airways.
  • 2
  • Bangkok: arrive and check in at the Riva Arun for 2 nights.
  • 3
  • Bangkok: morning tour. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 4
  • Bangkok - Mekhala River Cruise: overnight cruise to Ayutthaya.
  • 5
  • Mekhala River Cruise – Ayutthaya: morning cruise. Afternoon tour of Ayutthaya.
  • 6
  • Ayutthaya - Sukhothai: drive to Sukhothai. Afternoon tour of the former capital.
  • 7
  • Sukhothai – Mae Sot: drive from Sukhothai to the Thai / Burma border.
  • 8
  • Mae Sot – Mawlamyine: cross into Burma and drive to Mawlamyine.
  • 9
  • Mawlamyine – Bilu Island – Mawlamyine: take a guided tour of Bilu Island.
  • 10
  • Mawlamyine – Hpa An: take a boat upstream to Hpa An.
  • 11
  • Hpa An: guided tour of Hpa An.
  • 12
  • Hpa An – Kyaiktiyo: drive on to the Golden Rock.
  • 13
  • Kyaiktiyo – Yangon: drive to Yangon and visit the Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • 14
  • Yangon: guided tour of Yangon.
  • 15
  • Yangon – Ngwe Saung: drive to the beach for a few days relaxation.
  • 16-18
  • Ngwe Saung: days at leisure by the beach
  • 19
  • Ngwe Saung – Yangon – Bangkok: return to Yangon and fly to Bangkok
  • 20
  • Bangkok – London Heathrow: fly back to London with Thai Airways
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