Goteik Viaduct Train Journey

     Mandalay    4 Days

Day 1 - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin

After picking you up at your hotel in Mandalay, you drive to the former British hill station of
Pyin Oo Lwin, a town not only known for its charming colonial-style buildings, but also for its rich and diverse collection of flora at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens. After a short city tour by horse-drawn carriage, continue to see the Peik Chin Myaung Cave, located behind the gorgeous waterfall right by the entrance. Lots of Buddha statues and shrines can be found inside the cave. Before returning to your hotel in Mandalay, you visit the Pwe Kauk Falls, a popular picnic spot for locals and pleasant refreshment on hot days.

Activities: Transfer & Sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 - Pyin Oo Lwin - Hsipaw via Goteik Viaduct

Today you join an adventurous train ride on Myanmar's highest railway. This train ride belongs to one of the most impressive train routes in whole Asia. You will cross the majestic 700-metre long Goteik Viaduct, which also runs over a 100-metre deep gorge. Built in 1900 by American engineers, Gokteik was once the longest railway trestle in the world. Even today, it is considered a technical masterpiece of bridge construction. Arriving in Hsipaw, you get picked up and transfer to your hotel.

Activities: Sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hsipaw

After breakfast, we pick you up to go to the Shan Palace, housing a huge historic collection of old historic photos. Afterwards, you visit the villages nearby around Bawyo Paya. Myauk Myo, the oldest neighbourhood in Hsipaw, has a quite enjoyable atmosphere. Its two teak monasteries and a collection of ancient brick stupas, locally known as 'Little Bagan', are the highlights of the area. The Thein Daug Pagoda, also known as 'Nine Buddha Hill', offers guests beautiful views over the river and the city of Hsipaw at sunset.

Activities: Sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel in Hsipaw
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Hsipaw - Mandalay

After breakfast, you get picked up and transfer to Mandalay. Upon arrival, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Activities: Transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Price Inclusions

  • Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Train ticket
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • English-speaking guide (transfers and sightseeing)
  • Sightseeing tours including entrance and zone fees

Price Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses & tips

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