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CLASSIC MYANMAR + HSIPAW EXTENSION

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Hsu Hlaing Phyo

Pegu Travels

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CLASSIC MYANMAR + HSIPAW EXTENSION

The program includes the main destinations (Mandalay, Bagan, Inle and Yangon) and Hsipaw. Hsipaw: very beautiful and nice for trekking, nature, famous Hsipaw Haw and the famous Goitek Viaduct (about 4 hours) that crosses a deep ravine. The trip is possible throughout the trip, but rainy seasons from May to September is quite complicated for trekking trip with mud and rains, but preference is less tourists and very green.

DAY 1

MANDALAY ARRIVAL

You will be met at the airport by our representative, who will help you to transfer to your hotel. 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. Overnight in Mandalay Read more

Overnight in Mandalay
DAY 2

MANDALAY - PYIN OO LWIN - HSIPAW

In the morning we will travel to Pyin Oo Lwin. And then we will take the train to Hsipaw for one of the most memorable railway journeys in Asia; the route was made famous by Paul Theroux in his books The Great Railway Bazaar and later Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, and takes in the towering Gokteik Viaduct. Upon arrive to Hsipaw we will transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hsipaw Read more

Overnight in Hsipaw
DAY 3

HSIPAW TREKKING

Start walking from Hotel along Tai (Shan) Villages and seasonal vegetable crop, rice paddy along natural spring and stream. Reach Palaung (minority) village, have local lunch in a hours rest a bit. Take afternoon walk through tea crops and pine woods; return to village and spend one’s evening with local family, have dinner served by village and night break or reach farther minority village. Lunch and dinner (traditional shan menu) will be served. Overnight at Local house Read more

Overnight at Local house
DAY 4

HISPAW TREKKING

Start walking after local breakfast through farther minority villages along little forest for several hours and have break and lunch at a charming beautiful minority village. Take afternoon walk along farther villages and reach Tai (Shan) Village. Lunch and dinner (traditional shan menu) will be served. Overnight at Local house Read more

Overnight at Local house
DAY 5

HISPAW TREKKING

Start walking after local breakfast through farther Tai (Shan) villages along down slope for several hours, have break and lunch at hot spring or in Tai village. Reach Hi-way road, get pickup back to hotel. Overnight at Hsipaw

Overnight in Hsipaw
DAY 6

HSIPAW - MANDALAY (CAR)

After Breakfast, we will drive from Hsipaw to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay

Overnight in Mandalay
DAY 7

AMARAPURA - INWA - SAGAING S/S

Breakfast at hotel; visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here, we will visit the Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and U Bein Bridge, which is more than two-hundred years old and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. 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. 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. Overnight in Mandalay Read more

Overnight in Mandalay
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DAY 8

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. Overnight in Bagan 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 From May to September. Read more

Overnight in Bagan
DAY 9

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. Overnight in Bagan Read more

Overnight in Bagan
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DAY 10

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, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the museum-like Nge Phe Kyaung monastery. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe / Inle Read more

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe
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DAY 11

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 Nyaung Shwe / Inle

Overnight in Inle/NyaungShwe
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DAY 12

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. Overnight in Yangon Read more

Overnight in Yangon
DAY 13

DEPARTURE

Transfer to Yangon airport to take your flight back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 2
Location Hsipaw
Day 3
Location Hsipaw (trekking)
Day 5
Location Hsipaw
Day 6
Location Mandalay
Day 10
Location Nyaung Shwe
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Mandalay
Day 2
Location Hsipaw
Day 3
Location Hsipaw (trekking nights)
Day 5
Location Hsipaw
Day 6
Location Mandalay
Day 8
Location Bagan
Day 12
Location Yangon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • • Meals as per program (breakfast )
  • • Domestic flight tickets as mentioned
  • • Mandalay to Bagan 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
  • • Hsipaw trekking with local trekking guide and meals
  • • 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
  • • 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$ 215 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 305 per pesron for Oct 18 to Mar 19
  • Single room supplement for Comfort hotels: US$ 455 per person for May to Sep 18 (and) US$ 675 per pesron 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.

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