Our newest experience takes travellers on an intimate journey along the Thai-Burma border and into remote communities of Myanmar. On the 12 day journey, you will visit community development projects that improve the education, health and employment opportunities of communities in Mae Sot in Thailand and Myeik and Pathein in Myanmar.
$3,500 per person | What’s included?*
- Expert guide
- All transport between Bangkok and Yangon
- Entry to museums and activities
- Visa for Myanmar
Our tour starts in Yangon, Myanmar and ends in Bangkok, Thailand. Guests can enjoy the Encounter as an independent travel experience or as part of a longer adventure visiting other cities and cultures in South East Asia.
Palms Encounters are designed in coordination with local staff to craft the most enriching experience for our travellers while ensuring a positive experience for the staff and students of our host organisations.
Below are some of the highlights of this experience. Guests will receive a detailed itinerary closer to the date of departure. Your itinerary depending on transport, weather and considerations for our host communities.
Mae Sot, Thailand
Mae Sot encapsulates the diversity of Thailand, with gorgeous hotels and malls set against noticeable social inequality. It is home to many ethnic Burmese, some seeking asylum from Myanmar, others waiting to return home.
Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar
Here you will see an impressive natural irrigation system and a thriving agricultural region that hides a complex ecological trade. Nearly 60% of Myanmar’s rice crop comes from this low-lying river delta, making it a valuable food source for much of the population and an economic opportunity for local farmers. However, these plantations have replaced the natural mangrove forests that protect the shoreline, and the homes built along it, from erosion.
Pagodas of Myeik
This southern coastal town sits between several remarkable pagodas, that very few tourists have the chance to visit.
* Bookings made by credit card incur a 1.5% fee to cover transaction charges. Palms Australia will reimburse the cost of tourist visas issued by the Embassy of Myanmar in Australia, currently $60.
Travellers will be required to complete the following at their own expense. Please note, some of these may take time to process and this should be started as soon as possible after the tour is confirmed.
- Flights to Bangkok and from Yangon.
- Medical approval for travel to Thailand and Myanmar, including to remote areas
- Police Check
- Working with Children Check
Read our complete Terms and Conditions for more information and get in touch with Palms if you have any questions.