- Accommodation in the listed or similar hotels on twin/double sharing basis.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (all meals in Bhutan and breakfast only in Myanmar).
- All internal airfares within Myanmar.
- English speaking local Guides.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
The trip does not include
- Lunch and dinner in Myanmar.
- Airfare between the countries (Bangkok-Bhutan-Bangkok-Myanmar).
- Private room supplement.
- Drinks, tipping, laundry, phone, Internet, and other expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade, illness, accident, etc.
- Travel insurance.
- Emergency evacuation and medical transportation.
Best time to Travel
The best time to travel to Myanmar is from November through February. The weather is wonderfully cool both during the day and at night. You will enjoy beautiful sunny days. The country is vibrant green right after the long monsoon rains. The chances of rain are very slim or none. October and March are also subtle but slightly warmer. The hottest months are April and May, temperature exceeding 100 °F, particularly the areas of Bagan and May and also the humidity is very high. The monsoon begins from mid-May or early June and lasts through early summer. During monsoon time, it's a bit cooler, but the roads become impassable.
Bhutan is also best traveled from October through April when the weather is lovely, clear skies and with magnificent mountain and valley vistas. After May, the temperature starts rising, and the monsoon rain begins from mid-June or early July and lasts through the end of September or early October. You can travel to Bhutan throughout the year but the best months are October through March.
Passport, Visa, and Travel Documents.
Remaining validity on a passport must be six months on the last date of the tour. Make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stickers, arrival, and departure seals. We will take care of the Bhutan visa for you, but you will have to obtain a Myanmar visa on your own. You can apply Myanmar eVisa online within 90 days before your arrival in Myanmar.
Tour Start and Finish Points
Tour starts from Bangkok and concludes in Yangon. While we take care of your internal airfares, you are responsible for the international airfare booking. So, you need to arrive in Bangkok and depart from Yangon.
Note on the itinerary
We will try our best to adhere to the itinerary. But for various reasons such as flight cancellation, weather problem, or other causes beyond our control, the itinerary is subject to change. The hotels listed are our preferred properties and are subject to change.
Accommodation selected in Myanmar is medium range properties with adequate comfort such as private bathroom with running hot and cold water, air-conditioning. In Bhutan, the hotels chosen are among the best in the mainstream hotels, which are usually small hotels with 25-40 rooms. You will have a private bathroom with running hot and cold water.
The tour features daily breakfast in Myanmar and Bangkok and three meals a day while in Bhutan. Meals are usually set menu and served in the hotels you stay. It is possible to arrange some meals in restaurants outside the hotel. In Myanmar, please budget $12-15 per meal.
Your tour is escorted by English speaking local Guides whom you will meet at the airport upon arrival. Guides for Bhutan and Myanmar will be different persons. Within Myanmar also, guides will be different persons in different cities. Guide and driver is not the same person.
Depending on the group size, we use Japanese or Korean made Sedan Cars, SUV, Minivan, or coach. Our vehicles are clean, well maintained, and drivers are trained to drive western travelers.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is a motor vehicle-based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with a normal health condition. There are some optional village hikes, which are easy and less than two hours with few exceptions. If you are not used to hiking, you can always skip it. The maximum altitude we reach in this trip is 3040m at Dhochula pass, where we stop briefly. The highest elevation we overnight in is 2350m at Thimphu. So, we don't have any altitude-related risks on this trip.
But travelers are advised to stay fit and start some mild exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling at least 2-3 months ahead of the trip. The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the journey.
Booking & Payment Schedule
Initial Tour Deposit: US$ 300 per person (accepted by credit card or personal check) with completed trip registration form and passport scan.
The second payment will be asked for the in-tour airfare when they are due. Some hotels and suppliers may ask for a non-refundable deposit to guarantee the booking, and we will advise you in such case. Payment by credit card may attract additional 3.5% fee.
Final payment is due 90 days prior departure. Payment by credit card attracts additional 3.5% fee. A personal check is welcome. You have to make payment by wire transfer or cashier check, within 90 days before the travel date.
Cancellation and refund
We must receive a notice of cancellation and refund request in written form.
- One hundred eighty days before departure: No penalty unless stated as non-refundable.
- Ninety days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- Sixty-Eighty-nine day's prior departure: US$ 300 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to Fifty-nine days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to Forty-four days before departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than thirty days: 100%.
Cancellation and refund of air tickets will be as per rules and regulations of the concerned airlines plus a service charge of US$ 25 per segment will be levied. Cancellation terms and conditions of certain services may vary, which we will inform per case to case basis. No refund or adjustment to other services will be made for any unused land or air services for any reason whatsoever, once the tour begins. We highly recommend that all travelers purchase trip cancellation insurance.