Tour Programs

DISCOVERY OF UPPER MANDALAY AND AYEYARWADDY

Tour Code:   Ort-0014/15
Duration:       6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1           Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

In The Morning Drive Up Into The Hills From Mandalay For A Full-Day Visit Of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), A Former British Hill Station. The Road Winds Steeply Through Flower, Fruit And Vegetable Gardens. Drive Around Maymyo By Horse Drawn “Stage Coach” And See Brick And Timber Houses, Complete With English-Style Gables, Turrets And Chimneys. Lunch At A Local Restaurant.
In The Afternoon Visit The National Kandawgyi Gardens, Which Were Laid Out By Sir Harcourt Butler, The Former Governor Of Burma. Flowerbeds Are Similar To Those One Would Find In An English Country Garden. The Garden Has Recently Been Upgraded. Take A Short “Jungle” Walk On A Wooden Path Leading Through Rain Forest Trees. Dinner And Accommodation At Hotel In Maymyo.

Day 2           YMaymyo – Lashio

Breakfast At Hotel. This Morning, Visit Local Market And At 1000 Hours Transfer To Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Railway Station For An Adventurous Train Journey To Naung Pein. A Boxed Lunch Is Provided. The Train Passes Over The Amazing Gokteik Railway Viaduct. When The Pennsylvania Steel Company Built The Viaduct Across A 300-Meter Deep Gorge A Century Ago, It Was The Second Highest Bridge In The World. The View From The Train Is Fascinating And The Scenery Is Beautiful. At Naung Pein Station, Leave The Train And Continue By Car To Kyakme. Then, Drive To The Historic Town Of Hsi Paw Where A Stop Is Made. Arrive In Lashio In The Evening. Dinner And Accommodation At Lashio Motel, In Lashio. (Superior Room)

Day 3           Lashio – Muse

Breakfast. Lashio Is Particularly Beautiful From November To February, The Cool Months When The Trees Are In Bloom. Early Morning, Visit The Colourful Local Market Where You Can Often See Minority People Selling Their Produce. Continue To Quan Yin San Chinese Temple, Possibly The Largest Chinese Temple In Myanmar And Always Busy With Lashio's Many Chinese Residents. Visit Sasana 2500 Pagoda Which Enjoys Nice Views Over Lashio And Mansu Pagoda, Said To Be Over 250 Years Old. Continue To Thiri Mingala Man Kyaung, A Monastery Which People Visit From Far And Wide To See A Monk Who Is Believed To Be Able To Predict Fortunes Very Accurately. Lunch At Local Restaurant. In The Afternoon We Drive On To Muse – A Trip Of About 6 Hours. Dinner At A Local Restaurant And Accommodation At A Hotel In Muse.

Day 4           Muse – Bhamo

Breakfast. Visit The Border Town Of Muse, A Famous, Bustling Trading Point Between China And Myanmar. Late Morning Continue By Car To Bhamo. The Road Is Very Bumpy And The Trip Takes About 5 To 6 Hours. Lunch At A Local Restaurant. 
In Bhamo, Ethnic Tribes Such As Kachin, Lisu And Shan Will Be There Very Often Encountered. Continue To The Walled City Of Nago-Sampa, The Old Shan King Empire. In The Late Afternoon, Visit The Old Town And The Elegant Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda (Foreigners Are Not Allowed To Cross The City Borders). Buy Some Food And Drinks To Be Consumed During The Ferry-Ride The Coming 2 Days. Dinner At A Local Restaurant And Accommodation At A Hotel In Bhamo.

Day 5           Bhamo – Local Ferry (Tue, Thurs, Sun)

Breakfast. Early Morning, Board The Local Ferry From Bhamo To Mandalay. The Ferry Passes Through 2 Rapid Streaming Defiles. The Scenery Is Timeless And The Boat Is Slowly Descending Towards Mandalay. Picnic Lunch Or Boxed Lunch And Dinner On Board. Accommodation On Board. Eals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6           Arrival Mandalay

Picnic Breakfast And Lunch On Board. Today The Boat Arrives At Mandalay. The Exact Arrival Time Varies With The Height Of The River Water Level And It Might Be Late Afternoon When The Ship Reaches Mandalay. Transfer To Hotel In Mandalay.Meals Included: Breakfast

 

important Notes:

The Public Ferry Has No Restaurant And All Meals Are Served As Picnic Boxes That Will Contain Mainly Fruits, Cakes, Fried Rice, Fried Chicken And Water. The Cabins Are Air-Conditioned, But All Passengers Have To Use The Common Washroom And Toilet. It Is Advisable To Carry Own Sleeping Bag Or Bed Sheets.
The Travelled Region Is Still Undeveloped For Most Aspects Of Tourism. This Is Essentially An Adventure Tour Oriental Reisen Travels Will Endeavor To Obtain The Best Available Accommodation, Transport And Facilities For Guests, But Would Ask For Their Understanding For Any Practical Aspects That Do Not Come Up To Expectations And For Delays Or Changes In The Itinerary. 
Train Schedules From Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin) To Kyaukme And Boat Schedules From Bhamo To Mandalay Are Subject To Change; The Standards Are Modest.
Special Permission
Please Note That A Special Permission Is Required To Visit This Area. The Permission Is Granted At The Discretion Of The Ministry Of Tourism And Local Authorities. To Get The Permission, They Need A Licensed Tour Guide To Accompany You Throughout The Trip In That Area And You Need To Book A Pre-Arranged Tour As Per The Tourism Regulations. Otherwise, The Permission Is Not Granted.
In Order To Apply The Permit, We Need The Client’s Full Names As Spelled In The Passports, Passport Numbers And Validity, Nationalities And The Occupation. We Need To Submit The Copy Of Their Passport To Get The Approval From The Government At Least 4 Weeks Prior To Arrival. It Will Take About One Month To Get Such A Permit Arranged. 

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Our Package Tour Rates Are Inclusive Of:

  • Accommodation are twin sharing room & daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees (mentioned in the program)
  • Domestic Airfares (Yangon-Mandalay, Bagan-Heho, Heho-Yangon)
  • Boat Charges (Inva ferry boat, Mandalay- Bagan boat, Inle Boat)
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking stationed guides or (English/German/French/Chinese) throughout guide with Supplements,
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Saloon/Van/ Minibus/Coach
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • 1 Tour leader is free of charge for a party of 15 full paying pax
  • Purified drinking water and cool tower provide on the bus

Not Included Are:

  • Travel insurance, Visa fee for Myanmar, International Airfare
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.,
  • International airport tax in Yangon (US $10 per person)
  • Service which are not mentioned above
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Camera fees