Our tour 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, Mae Ramat and Umphang in Thailand and Pathein in Myanmar.

$3,500 per person | What’s included?*

  • Expert guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 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.

Mae Sot District

Umphang, Thailand

Here you will visit Thailand’s largest waterfall. It stands 250 metres high and nearly 450 metres wide on the Mae Klong River, flowing down into the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary in Tak Province in northwestern Thailand.

Thi Lo Su Waterfall, Umphang District

* 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 Yangon and from Bangkok .
  • 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.