EXPERIENCE LOCAL LIFE + TREKKING
The best way to know a country is to know it’s people. Experience a week of discovering the simplicity of the Burmese daily life. Get to know nature as you also trek the amazing Shan mountains.
- 6x nights hotel accommodation in 3* hotel with breakfast, service charge and tax included in single accommodation.
- 2x Domestic flight tickets within Myanmar
- Routes: Yangon –Mandalay / Lashio – Yangon
- All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
- English speaking station guides (Different guide in each destination)
- Meals as per itinerary (Daily Breakfast; 1 x Lunch; 0 x Dinner)
- All tours and sightseeing’s with entrance fees as per program including special activities:
- Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandalay
- Hand-woven silk & embroidery workshop in Mandalay
- Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Pyin Oo Lwin
- Local train ride fees
- Boxed Lunch during train ride
- Trekking Tour of Hsipaw
- Traditional Shan noodles in Hsipaw
- All service charges, government taxes and handling fees.
DAY 1 – YANGON (-/-/-)
Land at Yangon International
Airport by FLIGHT TBC and meet your English-speaking Guide in front of Arrivals.
Transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner on your own account.
DAY 2 – YANGON – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer
to Domestic Airport for a flight heading to Mandalay. Visit the teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, this monastery
religious lecture hall in the eastern side of the monastery has a seven-tiered
roof. Continue dive to Inwa, then be amazed, with a fine
example of Burmese monastery architecture the Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery. Going to Sagaing, we will visit two remarkable pagodas, the Swan OoPon Nya Shin, also known as
“early offering shrine,” and is the most important temple on the southern end
of Sagaing Hill. U Min ThoneSae,
famous for its crescent-shaped building, housing 45 Buddha images seated in a
curved column around the perimeter. Next, have a stroll in the Sagaing local Market, where you can
experience authentic local life of Burmese people. This market offers a variety
of products ranging from pottery, silver and other handicrafts. Then, visit KyaukMyaung Village, which is a famous pottery village where the majority of the 15,000 residents who live
there participate in the San Oh, or pottery, industry. In here, you can learn
the process of pot-making. Check in at the hotel in Mandalay.
DAY 3 –MANDALAY – PYIN OO LWIN (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Mahagandayon – a famous Buddhist
monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study- watch the monks
queue up for their main meal of the day. Continue drive to Amarapura – famous for its weaving
and the most beautiful and expensive clothes are hand embroidered. Visit a
traditional hand – woven silk workshop as well as Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s
shop followed by Gold leaf work shop. Continue to 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 and
the oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
Experience the sights and sounds of
Mandalay including of the most revered religious monument in Myanmar – “Mahamuni Pagoda & Mahamuni Buddha Image”.
Visit Golden Palace Monastery, a
superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda which is
also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marble slabs
inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Visit of the Shwenandaw Monastery which was built in traditional Burmese fashion
is one of the few buildings that have survived the test of time. Proceed
to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the
sunset and panoramic view of the city. At the top you will be welcomed by
clusters of pagoda and monasteries. From Mandalay, we are going to drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (1hr 50’) . Upon arrival,
check in at the hotel.
DAY 4 – PYIN OO LWIN (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of
the Kandowgyi Botanical Garden,
which contains a lot of different species of flora. Ranging from orchid
gardens, dahlia and rose garden, they even have exotic fruits and trees. Tour
in the Purcell Tower, contains a
clock that was one of the few made in 1934 by Gillete and Johnson Co. of
England in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the reign of King George V of
Britain. Visit of Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar
Pagoda, located atop a hill, is famous for the large, white marble Buddha
that fell off the truck while en route to China. Refresh yourself as we visit
the Pwe Kauk waterfalls, unlike
other big dramatic waterfalls Pwe Kauk is a fan of small weirs and splash
pools. There is a market besides waterfalls where you can buy local products
such as wines, strawberry jams, fruits and flowers. Overnight in the hotel in
Pyin Oo Lwin.
DAY 5 – PYIN OO LWIN – HSIPAW (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. An
exciting train ride awaits you
today, from Pyin Oo Lwin Station, ride a local train going to Hsipaw (Approx. 8
hrs). Along the train ride, you will see the amazing Shan mountains and you
will get a glimpse of the everyday life of the Burmese people. You will also
pass through the exciting Gokteik
Viaduct, the longest bridge in Myanmar. (ride is approximately 8hrs). Boxed
lunch will be provided by the hotel before you leave for the train ride. After
the train ride, transfer to the hotel for check in.
DAY 6 – HSIPAW TREKKING (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we
will trek the amazing hills of Hsipaw.
Walk through the rice field and could
enjoy the seasonal crops plantations on the way. The waterfall is about 100ft height and nice pool at the base. And could
see the panorama view from the waterfall. And afterwards, turn to Farmer’s
villages and could see the paddy fields, mountains, river, living style of Shan people. Have a short break and have a taste
of traditional Shan noodles. Mingle with the friendly locals and visit home
businesses like making bamboo hand-fan, basket weaving and cheroot
rolling. Return to the hotel.
DAY 7 – HSIPAW – LASHIO – YANGON (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. After
breakfast, transfer to the Lashio airport (approximately 1hr 45’) for domestic
flight back to Yangon – FLIGHT TBC. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to International
Airport for departure.
- All International flight tickets to/from Myanmar
- Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
- Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra
- food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
- Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
- Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
- Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions