- 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.
Trip does not include
- Lunch and dinner in Myanmar.
- Airfare between the countries (Bangkok-Bhutan-Bankgok-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 wonderful sunny days. The country is vibrant green right after the long monsoon rains. The chances of rain is very slim or none. October and March are also fine 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 travelled from October through April when the weather is wonderful, clear skies and with great mountain and valley vistas. After May, the temperature starts rising and the monsoon rain begin 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 passport must be 6 months on the last date of the tour and make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stickers, arrival and departure seals. We will take care of Bhutan visa for you but you will have to obtain 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 reasons beyond our control, itinerary is subject to change. The hotels listed are our preferred properties and are subject to change.
Accommodation selected in Myanmar are 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 main stream hotels which are usually small hotels with 25-40 rooms. You will have private bathroom with running hot and cold water.
The tour features daily breakfast in Myanmar and Bangkok and 3 meals a day while in Bhutan. Meals are usually set menu and served in the hotels you stay. Some meals can be arranged in restaurants outside the hotel. In Myanmar, please budget $12-15 per meal.
Your tour is escorted by English speaking local Guides whom you will meet at the airport upon arrival. Guides for Bhutan and Myanmar will be different persons. Within Myanmar also, guides will be different persons in different cities. Guide and driver is not the same person.
Depending on the group size, we use Japanese or Korean made Sedan Cars, SUV, Minivan or coach. Our vehicles are clean, well maintained and drivers are trained to drive the western travelers.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is basically motor vehicle based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with normal health condition. There are some optional village hikes, which are easy and less than two hours with few exceptions. If you are not used to hiking, you can always skip it. The maximum altitude we reach in this trip is 3040m at Dhochula pass, where we stop briefly. The highest elevation we overnight in is 2350m at Thimphu. So, we don't have any altitude related risks in this trip.
But travelers are advised to stay fit and start some mild exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling at least 2-3 months ahead of the trip. The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the trip.
Booking & Payment Schedule
Initial Tour Deposit: US$ 300 per person (accepted by credit card or personal check) with completed trip registration form and passport scan.
Second payment will be asked for the in-tour airfare when they are due. Some hotels and suppliers may ask for 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. Personal check is welcome. Within 90 days before the travel date, payment must be made by wire transfer or cashier check.
Cancellation and refund
Notice of cancellation and refund request must be received in written form.
- 180 days prior departure: No penalty unless stated as non-refundable.
- 90 days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 300 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 45 days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 30 days to 44 days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than 30 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 will be informed 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 tour begin. We highly recommend that all travelers purchase trip cancellation insurance.