Bangkok-based Khiri Travel has announced a new range of tour options following the recent opening of the Mae Sot-Myawaddy border between Thailand and Myanmar.
The new crossing point will enable travellers to pass from northern Thailand into Myanmar’s Kayin and Mon states, and travel overland to Yangon and the upper peninsula region of the country.
As such, Khiri’s new itineraries include a four-day Sukhothai to Yangon (or vice versa) trip including visits to Bago, Mawlamyine, a river cruise on the Salween and soft-adventure options such as kayaking.
“The opening of the border crossing between Mae Sot and Myawaddy is hugely significant,” said Edwin Briels, general manager of Khiri Travel Myanmar. “It allows us to create pre-scheduled or tailor-made excursions in culturally and geographically fascinating areas that rarely, if ever, receive international visitors.”
The first bus trip from Yangon to Sukhothai commences on 1 October 2013. Travellers passing from Thailand to Myanmar need to obtain a valid Myanmar visa before going to Mae Sot.