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MM/RGN/MDL | 5 Night(s) Package

5 Nights Signature Myanmar (Mandalay + Northern Shan State)


Myanmar is one of the most magical and undiscovered destinations in the world: a golden land of breathtaking beauty and charm that is steeped in fascinating history and traditions.

Inclusion

~ 5 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast.
~ Domestic flight from Mandalay - Lashio.
~ All transfers and transportation by private air-con vehicle as per itinerary.
~ Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
~ Meals and entrance fees as per itinerary.

*** ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE) ***

DAY 1: MANDALAY MORNING ARRIVAL
Upon Arrival at Mandalay International airport, you will be welcomed by the guide who will pick you up to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel. (Own account)

Overnight at Hilton Mandalay – Deluxe room

DAY 2: MANDALAY - LASHIO (BREAKFAST)
Transfer to the airport in Mandalay for domestic flight to Lashio. Your Shan guide will pick you up from the airport for a 1.5 hour drive through Shan state towards Hsipaw. Arrive in this small town in Northern Shan state known for the beautiful scenery which happens to have one of the last remaining residences of a former Shan prince.

Shan village walk
In the late afternoon your guide will take you for a 2.5 hour walk through a panoramic scenery of paddy fields and other seasonal crops passing small creeks, Shan villages and local schools and monasteries. The guide will explain in detail about Shan life around Hsipaw and show you some home industries like cheroot (cigar) rolling and bamboo weaving. He will explain why each Shan village has a spirit house build at the entrance of the village and make sure you will get to know the spirit of the local people in Northern Shan state.

Attention: In case your flight to Lashio is delayed the guide will arrange to do this trip the next day.

Overnight at Tai House – Deluxe room

DAY 3: HSIPAW (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Breakfast at the hotel.

The morning is free at leisure and at 10:00 we start the boat tour on the Dokthawaddy River.

Living the royal history in a former Shan Kingdom
We start the tour by boat on the Dokthawaddy River in direction of the Baw Gyo pagoda where the family’s Buddha statue is currently situated. From here we drive to a monastery built by one of the princes for the Hsipaw royal family where a traditional Shan lunch is served. The kind of food the last prince of Hsipaw would have taken it.

Your guide will take you to learn the history of the Shan Palace in Hsipaw where you will walk around the gardens, see the former praying house at the riverside and are welcomed in the guest room of the residence. Mrs Fern, the wife of Donald who is the cousin of the last prince of Hsipaw, will welcome you and tell you her family history (if she is at home, if not the guide will explain the history). This interesting story is also documented in the book “My life as a Shan princess” from Inge Sargent and starts like a fairy tale for the Austrian born writer when arriving in Myanmar but ends in a tragedy. Recommended reading material!

Overnight at Tai House – Deluxe room

DAY 4: HSIPAW - TRAIN OVER GOKTEIK VIADUCT - PYIN OO LWIN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Breakfast at the hotel

Train ride over Gokteik Viaduct
Enjoy a wonderful train journey through the Shan mountains crossing the mighty Gokteik Viaduct which was constructed in 1901 by the Pennsylvania Steel company and was once the second highest railway bridge in the world.

The train departs around 09:30 AM from Hsipaw station and will pass the Gokteik Viaduct around 1:30 PM. Through spectacular mountain scenery the train will slowly move forward over the old railway track passing small villages and towns where vendors will enter the train to sell drinks and local snacks. Expected arrival time in Naung Cho is around 14:00 and we then continue by private car to Pyin Oo Lwin but be warned: be delays on an historic railway like this one are not unusual. Simple lunch boxes are provided on the way in the train.

Overnight at Hotel Pyin Oo Lwin – Deluxe room

DAY 5: PYIN OO LWIN (BREAKFAST)
Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer by private car to Mandalay and it take about 1,5 – 2 hours driving.

Mandalay Orientation: Amarapura & Mahamuni – KMM-MDL-001 B half day – (morning)
This tour is the perfect introduction to Mandalay. We start with the old capital of Amarapura is a quiet village where you hear the sound of the weaving machines. We walk through the famous Mahagandayon monastery complex with hundreds of monks, visit a 100 year old weaving vocational training institution and walk over U-Bein Bridge where we taste a sip of Mandalay rum which has been produced since 1886!

Visit the Mahamuni pagoda and have a look at this century’s old Buddha statue originating from Mrauk Oo. It is a very lively temple compound where men are sticking gold leaves to the Buddha statue. The Mahamuni is also an excellent place to shop around for the perfect Buddha statue (bronze or wood). Can’t find what you are looking for? Find a marble statue at the next stop which is the marble carving street before heading back to your hotel.

Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Overnight at Hilton Mandalay – Deluxe room

DAY 6: MANDALAY (BREAKFAST)
Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to Mandalay International airport for your departure flight back to home.

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
** HONEYMOONERS (Proof of marriage is required at time of reservations) **
NOT applicable

** PRICE PER PERSON IN SGD$ **


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 20.
~ Airfare is NOT included in this package.
~ Confirmation is subject to room and seats availability.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding.
~ Visa might be required for most nationalities, please check for details.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques or Visa/Mastercard only.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
Not applicable

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Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
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Room Type 5 Nights Signature Myanmar (Mandalay + Northern Shan State)
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 1A1C 2A1C
2019-04-01 ~ 2019-09-30
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2019-10-01 ~ 2020-03-31
Standard 1755 1325 1195 1195 1050 1325 930
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
** HONEYMOONERS (Proof of marriage is required at time of reservations) **
NOT applicable

** PRICE PER PERSON IN SGD$ **