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Bird Watching Tour (12 Days)

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  • 12 Days

Hsu Hlaing Phyo

Pegu Travels

Pegu Travels has a staff of over thirty enthusiastic and experienced professionals based in Yangon

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Bird Watching Tour (12 Days)

Myanmar is home to rich and diverse wildlife habitats, that is especially true of the wonderful mix of bird species you will witness on this tour. From the classic & historic tour in Mandalay to the mountains of western Chin State, this trip will prove a treasure trove for dedicated bird lovers. Mt. Victoria is home to migratory and indigenous species. You will also witness the dazzling array of species that live in the vicinity of the Bagan temples.

MANDALAY ARRIVAL & VISITS

Our representative will greet you at Mandalay airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Mandalay, was the last capital of the Konbaung dynasty, until its fall in 1885 in the hands of the British. Even today, Mandalay is the religious and cultural center of the country, offering a true aftertaste of the oldest Asia and more deeply Buddhist beliefs. Depending on your time of arrival, visit highlights in the town include the highly-revered Mahamuni Pagoda, the wood-carved Shwenandaw Monastery and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Read more

Overnight in Mandalay

AMARAPURA - INWA - SAGAING S/S

Breakfast at hotel; visit Jade market and later, we will visit another former royal capital, Inwa, which was founded in 1364 and was the royal capital for nearly 400 years. Highlights here include the ‘leaning tower of Ava’, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, which was built by masonry as opposed to most other monasteries which are built with wood, and the elegant teakwood Bagaya Monastery. We then continue to Sagaing, which was the capital of the Shan Kingdom in the 14th Century and briefly the capital in the 18th Century, as part of the Konbaung Dynasty. The town is located slightly downriver from Mandalay and has many interested stupas scattered over Sagaing Hill. We continue visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here, we will visit the Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and beautiful sunset from U Bein Bridge, which is more than two-hundred years old and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Read more

Overnight in Mandalay

MANDALAY - BAGAN (BY BOAT or CAR)

Transfer to the Mandalay's Gawein Jetty at 6am for boat cruise down the mighty Irrawaddy River to Bagan, arriving in time for dinner. On the way you will have the chance to relax and take in the slow pace of riverside life, including a local village visit (lunch on board the boat). Lunch on board Note: 1) Alliance Myanmar cruise is available on their schedule departure and once its cancel; we will use alternative Cruise (without stop over at the village). 2) We will arrange Mandalay – Bagan by private car within May to September. Read more

Overnight in Bagan

BAGAN S/S

We will enjoy a Bagan Archaeological Tour which takes in famous sites including Damayarzaka Pagoda, Shwegugyi and Thabyinnyu. Other highlights include the mural paintings at Gubyukggyi and Abeyadana Temple, which is famed for its mural paintings about Mahayana Buddhism. In the afternoon we visit a lacquer ware shop to learn about this unique art, which Bagan is famous for, is carried out before enjoying Bagan’s famous sunset from atop one of the temples. Read more

Overnight in Bagan

BAGAN - KANPETLET (BY CAR)

Drive on scenic roads to Kanpetlet in southern Chin State. Arrive late in the afternoon at this beautiful, quiet mountainside town, meet the locals and take in the glorious scenery.

Overnight in Kanpetlet

KANPETLET - MOUNT VICTORIA - MINDAT

Breakfast at the Resort. Drive from Kanpetlet to the trail head for Mount Victoria, and then hike four hours (round trip) to along the way we can observe many rare forms of flora and fauna. We also have a chance to see rare birds which are preserved and can be found only in Myanmar, both native and migratory birds, rare species of Myanmar Orchids, and many species of plants and butterflies. Then continue scenic drive between deep valleys to the town of Mindat, set on a spectacular mountain ridge. Read more

Overnight in Mindat

MINDAT

After breakfast, drive to Kyar Tong Village (30 minutes’ drive) then hike about one hour to the village. When you reach the village you can see a unique tradtional Chin graveyard; visit a famous local hunter, where he has proudly mounted all of his hunting trophies in his home. Also meet the local women with their full-face tattoos and witness their traditional way of life. Then return to Mindat. Read more

Overnight in Mindat

MINDAT - BAGAN (BY CAR)

After breakfast, morning drive back to Bagan. Lunch at Saw and arrive Bagan in the evening.

Overnight in Bagan

NYAUNG U/HEHO (FLIGHT), INLE LAKE S/S

Early morning transfer for the flight to Heho, located in the picturesque Shan State. Arrival at Heho airport and drive to Inle take a sightseeing board a private motorised boat and take a sightseeing tour of the lake. Highlights on the lake tour include five day market (if coincide), floating gardens, Inn Paw Khone village to witness the lotus and silk weaving industries, the floating village of Ywama, Phaungaw Daw Oo Pagoda, the museum-like Nge Phe Kyaung monastery. Read more

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe
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INDEIN S/S

In the morning, we will pay a visit to the 17th century pagodas at Indein and traverse some of the narrow creeks that make up the denser areas of the lake. Explore Pao villages after two or three hours and then we walk back to the jetty.

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe
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HEHO / YANGON (FLIGHT), YANGON S/S

Transfer to Heho airport to take a flight to Yangon. Once you are refreshed we will take a sightseeing tour of some of Yangon’s highlights, including the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, still a popular place for Buddhist worshippers, and the National Museum, home too many interesting artefacts from Myanmar’s past. We will then visit the bustling Chinatown area in Yangon’s downtown before you have the chance to browse for Myanmar crafts at the Bogyoke Aung San Market. Our day ends with a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most important religious structure in Myanmar and a point of pilgrimage for Buddhists across the globe. Read more

Overnight in Yangon
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DEPARTURE YANGON

Transfer to Yangon airport to take your flight back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • • Meals as per program (breakfast and lunch on the boat only)
  • • Domestic flight tickets (Bagan/ Heho/ Yangon)
  • • Mandalay to Bagan by boat in High season and by car in Low season
  • • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
  • • Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion as mentioned in program
  • • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
  • • English speaking station guides service for all transfers and sightseeing
  • • Commercial tax

Package excludes

  • • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • • Visa arrangements for Myanmar. Through the government website (https://evisa.moip.gov.mm) USD 50 / pax with credit card
  • • Meals other than mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • • Festival surcharges
  • • Hotel early check in and late check out
  • • Drinks and personal expenses
  • • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • • Any other service not mentioned the above

More information

  • Single room supplement for Standard hotels: US$ 260 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 350 per person for Oct 18 to Mar 19
  • Single room supplement for Comfort hotels: US$ 535 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 785 per person for Oct 18 to Mar 19
  • 1) Supplement cost for other language speaking guides instead of English speaking stationed guides will be offered upon request.
  • 2) National Museum and Bogyoke Market are closed on every Monday and descendant holidays.
  • 3) Offered prices are subject to change depending on hotel availability, increases in domestic airfare fuel surcharge, local supplier contract rates changes especially with hotels and any other circumstances.
  • 4) There will be fuel surcharge during water festival, April and surcharge cost is to be advised upon request.
  • 5) Some hotels have compulsory dinner at Christmas and New Year period and dinner rates are to be advised upon booking confirmation and excluded on the tour cost.

REVIEWS

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S. Wilkinson, United States

Great tour planning, and responsive.

L. Hoshino, Brazil

Everything was well prepared and convenient.

R. Sugden, United Kingdom

Helpful and kind, with a personal touch.

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