CME & Cultural Tour of
Myanmar & Bhutan

February 24 - March 12, 2017

Group Medical Director:
Dr. Peter Bloch, Oakville, Ontario


(Next program date - February 2018)

I have been fortunate to enjoy four trips with doctors-on-tour since 2009 - to Ecuador, Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos, India and Bali. All these tours were wonderful. Well-organized, excellent accommodations, top notch guides, remarkable CME experiences that broaden one's outlook on medicine and really great leaders of the tours. You should seriously consider taking one of these exotic trips. Beats lying on a beach!

-- Dr. Linda Rapson, Toronto 

It was an amazing trip thru Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. It exceeded all our expectations. Our group leaders were gracious hosts. Their thirst for adventure and generosity of spirit added so much to our trip.  The group we traveled with were a great bunch and we hope to cross paths in the future. The CMEs were informative and I enjoyed seeing the varied medical sites in each country.

-- Dr. Tom Stark, Timaru, New Zealand - Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, 2014

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Two of the hidden pearls of Asia...

...One of the ultimate cultural journeys - two weeks in two of the world's most fascinating destinations, Myanmar and Bhutan.

In Myanmar (also known as Burma), visit Yangon (formerly Rangoon), with its crumbling colonial mansions and ancient stupas; the vast plains of Bagan dotted with more than 2000 ancient temples and one of Asia's most iconic sights: Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma with its adjacent former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava; and Inle Lake with its whitewashed stupas and the local Intha people with their unique floating gardens, colourful markets and the famous leg-rowing fishermen.

Then continue on to mystical Kingdom of Bhutan, sandwiched in the Himalayas between China, Tibet and India. Our tour will take you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with its architecturally interesting monasteries and important Buddhist highlights and interspersed with bustling markets and museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. Then, drive through the mountains to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Conclude your stay in this captivating hidden kingdom in Paro, a resort town nestled among the Himalayas and the site of the 15C Paro Dzong Fortress, National Museum and the perfect base to access Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan.

Tour Highlights

In Myanmar -

  • Visit the jaw-dropping, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon - perhaps the grandest Buddhist monument in the world
  • Marvel at the 2000+ temples on the breathtaking plains of Bagan
  • See the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Tour fabled Mandalay and ancient former capitals of Ava and Amarapura
  • See the unique leg-rowing fishermen and floating gardens of Inle Lake

In Bhutan -

  • Experience Bhutan’s thriving Buddhist culture on visits to magnificent dzongs, or fortress-monasteries, museums and local homes
  • Travel the Dochu-La Pass and see Himalayan peaks
  • Hike to the cliff perched Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Watch snow lions dance and monks pacify demons during one of the country's colourful tsechu (festivals)

CME Program 

(15+ CME hours on Health & Healing and Alternative Medicine. Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference at Inle Lake, Myanmar with lectures by Canadian medical experts & interactive discussions on current medical issues
  • Public hospital in Mandalay to meet with physicians and learn about the local health care system in the Myanmar
  • Meet with a Traditional healer of the Intha people (Inle Lake)
  • Sayagyi U Nyan clinic (Yangon) to learn about Traditional Healing in Myanmar
  • Public hospital in Thimphu to meet with physicians and learn about the local health care system in Bhutan
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine (Thimphu)
  • Presentation on the therapeutic healing benefits of Bhutanese traditional Hot Stone Baths (Paro)

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

Cdn $8,995 / person (double occupancy) 

 Academic program reg. fee $600 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $680 / person

 Single supplement - add $1800

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of  over 30% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at August 2016)  

 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Yangon, Myanmar, and from Bangkok, Thailand to Toronto on Cathay Pacific
  • All internal flights in Myanmar and to and from Bhutan as detailed in the itinerary
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation (including bottled water)
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • First class hotel accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums, attractions and shows
  • All admission fees (except those specifically noted in the detailed brochure
  • Bhutan Tourism Development Fund contribution
  • Bhutan Royalty Fee
  • Academic program including tours of various local medical facilities (Academic Program Certificate provided) with separate programs for spouses
  • Fully escorted program including services of local English speaking cultural experts

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • Gratuities
  • Airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance (please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour - please check for further details on page 27 of our detailed brochure
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services, etc.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to view)

Myanmar & Bhutan CME - Feb 2017 - Detailed Brochure


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

Myanmar & Bhutan CME - Feb 2017 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

Myanmar & Bhutan CME - Feb 2017 - Registration Form


Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance. 

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