China, Burma & Thailand Overview

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,050
      CAD $3,115
      AUD $3,180
      EUR €2,320
      GBP £1,900
      NZD $3,765
      ZAR R28,900
      CHF FR2,725
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $760
      Extras tool tip
      MMK 8,000 Yangon - Shwedagon Paya
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,810*
      CAD $3,938*
      AUD $4,020*
      EUR €2,875*
      GBP £2,403*
      NZD $4,664*
      ZAR R36,981*
      CHF FR3,397*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Encounter booming cities and magical rural villages on this China, Burma and Thailand tour.

Observe the evolution of these three rapidly evolving nations - each of which have brought their distinct cultural identities with them as they forge ahead into the modern era. Contrast day-to-day life in the emerging superpowers of China and Thailand with the rustic charm of Burma - a country that has only recently opened its doors to travellers once again. Beginning in the thriving metropolis of Kunming, head out into rural China and discover timeless countryside that is studded with temples and quiet villages. Cross into Burma and be amazed by the gleaming vistas of Bagan, dazzled by the ‘Golden City’ of Mandalay and curious toward the nation’s former capital - Yangon. End the trip in Thailand, where the neon lights and buzzing streets of electric Bangkok provide a fascinating glimpse into Thailand’s progression from backpacker haven into a true South-East Asian heavyweight.

  • Admire the sunset from Mount Kyaiktiyo
  • Be bowled over by the buzzing hive of activity that is Bangkok
  • Cruise along the Irrawaddy River on a boat
  • Explore the archaeological wonders of Bagan
  • Hike through the rural heart of Burma’s Shan state
  • Relax in Dali’s cobbled Old Town
  • Visit tiny tribal villages and enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Inle
  • Wander around Burma’s last royal city, Mandalay

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kunming, China
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Guesthouse (6 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (15 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

  • Trip price from

    USD $3,050
    CAD $3,115
    AUD $3,180
    EUR €2,320
    GBP £1,900
    NZD $3,765
    ZAR R28,900
    CHF FR2,725
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    Kitty

    USD $760
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    Extras

    MMK 8,000 Yangon - Shwedagon Paya
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  • Total price from

    USD $3,810*
    CAD $3,938*
    AUD $4,020*
    EUR €2,875*
    GBP £2,403*
    NZD $4,664*
    ZAR R36,981*
    CHF FR3,397*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $136
    CAD $140
    AUD $143
    EUR €102
    GBP £85
    NZD $166
    ZAR R1,320
    CHF FR121
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China, Burma & Thailand Summary

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Day 1 Kunming

Arrive in laid-back Kunming and relish the temperate climes that have given this large city the nickname 'The City of Eternal Spring'. During free time, perhaps check out the 1000-year-old Yuantong Temple, get a haircut from an outdoor barbers at the Tang Pagodas, or venture out to the Shilin Stone Forest - a spectacular maze of limestone pillars.

Days 20-21 Yangon

Encounter colonial architecture and a glittering golden temple in the former Burmese capital of Yangon. Get to know this fascinating city on a guided tour, and be sure to experience the bargaining madness of Bogyoke Market.

Day 26 Kanchanaburi

Border Information: exit Myanmar at Htee Kee, enter Thailand at Ban Nam Pu Ron. Today we will cross into Thailand via the brand new border at Htee Kee, and drive to the town of Kanchanaburi. In Kanchanaburi we will stay in a local guesthouse. Drive time - 6-10 hours (please note that this is a very new border to open up and we are likely to be one of the first foreign vehicles to use it, so there may be delays here hence the wide range for the estimated drive time).

Days 27-28 Bangkok

We spend this morning exploring the Thailand-Burma Railway centre and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. This afternoon we drive to Thailand's bustling capital of Bangkok, where we will have free time to explore and enjoy our final meal together! In Bangkok we will stay in a comfortable, centrally-located hotel. Drive time - 3-4 hours. Once a small trading post, Bangkok has grown enormously and is home to over 11 million people, with cultural gems still shining amongst the modern-day sights. Border information: if leaving in Bangkok, you will most likey exit Thailand from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Day 28 is the final day of the trip and a free day to explore the fascinating city of Bangkok. Please note there is no accommodation included tonight.
    • 28
    • CDVA
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,050
      CAD $3,115
      AUD $3,180
      EUR €2,320
      GBP £1,900
      NZD $3,765
      ZAR R28,900
      CHF FR2,725
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $760
      Extras tool tip
      MMK 8,000 Yangon - Shwedagon Paya
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,810*
      CAD $3,938*
      AUD $4,020*
      EUR €2,875*
      GBP £2,403*
      NZD $4,664*
      ZAR R36,981*
      CHF FR3,397*
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer, Overland
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.