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Northern Shan State Train Adventure

Northern Shan State Train Adventure

Northern Shan State Train Adventure

4 Days / 3 Nights

from / to Mandalay

Tour Highlights
• 4 days and 3 nights of pure excitement
• Visit ethnic tribes at Pyin Oo Lwin
• Enjoy a horse and carriage ride
• Enjoy local landscape aboard a train
• Explore various ancient sites
See the amazing sites of the northern state of Myanmar in this 4-day tour. You will be taken to ancient and colonial sites while you get a chance to meet encounter local folks. Enjoy the local landscape as you travel across the country aboard a train.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin Horse Cart Riding

This morning, leave Mandalay for a scenic two-hour drive to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, also known as Maymyo. Pyin Oo Lwin is home to many ethnic tribes as well as a considerable numbers of Nepalese and Hindu who migrated during the British occupation. Many reminders of the colonial era are still present in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses.

Enjoy a horse and carriage ride through town. Stop at the Botanical Gardens, 432 acres of leafy gardens home to a diverse mix of botanical species from around the world. Continue to the local market to see the multicolor flowers and vegetables on sale.

Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin

Day 2: Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw & Train to Naung Pain ( B, L, – )

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the railway station for a 3-hour train journey to Naung Pain station where you will get off and continue by car to Hsipaw. The scenic journey crosses the famous Gokteik Viaduct which spans a 300-meter deep gorge in the Shan mountains. The views from the train are spectacular.Lunch-box on board . Arrive this afternoon in Hsipaw, a pleasant small town on the banks of the Dokhtawady River. Take a short evening walk around Hsipaw.

Overnight in Hsipaw.

Day 3: Trekking in Hsipaw & Boat Trip on Dokhtawady River ( B, L, – )

This morning, after breakfast at a local tea shop, take a light trek around Hsipaw with a local guide. You will pass through rice paddy fields and other crop fields, and over gently rolling hills. The area is home to many hilltribes, such as Palaung and Pedung.Enjoy a picnic lunch during the trek.

For the return to Hsipaw, travel by local boat on the Dokhtawady River. This evening visit Nine Buddha Hill, 2 kilometres from town centre, to watch the sunset over Hsipaw and the Dokhtawdy.

Overnight in Hsipaw.

Day 4: Hsipaw to Mandalay ( B, L,  – )

This morning, you will check out of your hotel and have breakfast at a local tea shop. Then visit to vibrant Shan market in Hispaw before you depart to Mandalay. On the way, you will visit Bawgyo Pagoda, which is one of the most famous pagodas in northern Shan State and a view point overlooking the Gokteik Gorge.

Midday you will reach Pyin Oo Lwin. Have lunch in town. On the drive to Mandalay you will also stop at a small market where a variety of flowers, vegetables and other products are sold. Continue the drive to your hotel in Mandalay, arriving in the early evening.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 503 924 83
Hotel Category Superior 516 959 96
Hotel Category First Class 535 1.009 133
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 01.10. 2016 – 30.04.2017

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 535 984 90
Hotel Category Superior 548 1.020 118
Hotel Category First Class 569 1.074 142
Supplement for Christmas Eve (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec) not included.
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Pyin Oo Lwin : Royal Park View *** (Standard )
Hsipaw: Mr Charles *** (Deluxe)
Hotel Category Superior:
Pyin Oo Lwin : Kandawgyi Hill Resort **** (Deluxe)
Hispaw : Mr Charles *** (Junior Suite)
Hotel Category First Class:
Pyin Oo Lwin : Aureum Resort @ Governor’s House **** ( Deluxe Bungalow )
Hispaw : Riverside@ Hsipaw Resort ***(*)  ( Deluxe at Duplex Bungalow )

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